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A little honesty for motivation

Monday, May 31, 2010

Today I changed my spark weight tracker to show my weight not just the pounds I wanna lose. Why might you ask? Because I know there are people out there who think they are too heavy to do something, news flash NO you are not! At 242 lbs I ran (jog/walked) a half marathon and am currently training for a full marathon. I am 5'9" tall 69 cm I am stocky I am heavy but I am out there doing what I can do to the best of my ability. I have my days where I wanna make excuses, I have my days where I have to take it easy because my big body took a beating from my workout, but am I too heavy to do something HELL NO! The only thing that makes us too heavy is our minds. We have to get out there and even if it hurts a little at first and we huff and puff and we (feel) look like a fool we are making a change and we are bettering ourselves so that one day we don't feel too heavy to workout. So no matter your weight get out there and take the step!

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/31/2010 10:27AM

    Oh yes, we are back to NO EXCUSES! Size and weight is another obstacle we can add to the NO category for not allowing us to do what we need or dream of doing. If you can do it at the size you are now, just wait until you get closer to that goal weight of yours. You will be doing it and cruising without any problems. Keep on keeping on!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/31/2010 9:27AM

    Grear Blog!! Have a nice day!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/31/2010 7:34AM

    Good for you! People should not let a number on the scale rule their life. Don't waste time saying "I'm to big to do that" or "I'll do that when I am thin". I agree totally with your blog. We can do anything we set your mind to! It may take a while to get there, but we can do it n o matter what our size.

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JACKSMIMI2 5/31/2010 6:48AM

    I swear...you and NursePrincess should each have a dedicated chapter in the new book! I love, absolutely, love "the only thing too heavy is our minds"... or it at least needs to be a meditative reflection of the day!

I am tired today b/c I did a lot of physical activity yesterday...but it's a 'good' tired, know what I mean? But I already decided that by 8 AM today, my yoga will be done and I will have walked at least 2 miles...

Thanks for always 'being here' :) Have a great rest of the day!

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KENP22 5/31/2010 5:40AM

  a good blog entry. good for you that you exercise!

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What did you say no to?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I posted this in one of the community forums but thought "wow good idea for a blog"
(start of post)
"Excuses. There are none, if I'm gaining weight there is a fix, either I need to hit more exercise, watch the calories, or take a trip to the doctor for a reevaluation of my thyroid levels. There aren't good enough excuses anymore for why I didn't exercise...why didn't I exercise, tv time, hitting snooze button too much, not scheduling it into my day. No more excuses for not eating healthy or in calorie range...why didn't I eat healthy, I let myself succumb to social pressures, I let my emotions lead me to the kitchen.

Point is when I start making excuses I tell myself no more, because excuses allow it to be okay to be overweight and out of shape, I still have a long way to go but I am getting a lot closer to NO EXCUSES!" (end of post)

I will think of this when I get off work in the morning and decide I don't feel like doing my run and I try to use tired as my excuse, but I know that will lead me into the fact that later in the day I will be too busy to run because I am going to a bbq. So I will make myself run tired or not because I want to go to the bbq, but workouts are a priority and they have to be somewhere on the schedule, so no excuse not to run in the morning, because if we were having the bbq in the morning bet I wouldn't be too tired for that...see NO EXCUSES!

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/31/2010 1:20AM

    Yes, NO EXCUSES! We do not need them! We just have to do what we need to do! With that said, LET'S GO EVERYBODY!!!!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/30/2010 9:16AM

    I agree....You CAN DO IT!!!

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JOYCEMARIE9 5/30/2010 8:44AM

    Your right if we start giving in to excuses we will be right back where we started it is easy to make excuses for what we do not want to do but not for those thing we like doing. Enjoy your journey. emoticon

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    It is way too easy to make excuses and then rationalize them...I'm sure we are all guilty of doing that from time to time. I know it's something that I struggle with too. I bet we could rattle off 10 excuses for not doing something "good" or doing something "bad" without even thinking about it. Good for you for making a conscious effort to boot the excuses out of your life!

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JACKSMIMI2 5/30/2010 7:24AM

    I was sitting here debating...2nd cup of coffee...walk (and jogging part of the way --- you convinced me :)...and then yoga...that coffee was tasting mighty good until I read one of the blog of one of my SP fav's...so I'm finishing my cuppa, and lacing up my running shoes...thanks, as always, for giving me both motivation and inspiration...have a great day :)

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Sometimes you gotta pause and thank your enemies

Saturday, May 29, 2010

After my break up in October I felt like the world really came crashing down, and thanks to my friends and spark friends I survived. But today I had the realization that in some round about way I should thank his dumb ass. I am actually happier than I have been in years, I am healthier than I have been in years, and I am more determined to find who is truly right for me. The thing is if I were still with him not only would my self esteem be crap because of the way he treated me, I would not be taking care of myself this way I would not be running races because they made me smile I would be worrying about how I was going to upset him. I am happy just being with my dogs and kitty on a Saturday night, I don't feel pressure to impress anyone but in the same breath if someone doesn't think completing a half marathon is impressive...they can get to steppin! I also have my sense of humor back not someone else's, I don't have to laugh at his jokes that were never very funny anyway, and I can just enjoy my own smart ass wit and know that if someone doesn't think its funny so what! I am happy, happier than I have been in so long, and while dip sh!t doesn't get full credit he should get a thank you as in thank you I realize that you were not good enough for me and you did not treat me the way I deserve and you have made me understand what "settling" truly means! Without you I'm running down a dream--26.2!

Turtles Rock!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/30/2010 9:18AM

    I am Happy for you and Glad to see you are STRONG!!!!!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/29/2010 3:36PM

    I am glad that you are being strong! You have overcome so much and we are all proud! Continue to make YOU happy and do things that make YOU happy! Keep up the good work and thank him for being such an idiot! Sometimes we get motivation in the strangest places! Keep up the good work and make your dreams come true!

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TAYLORMAID7 5/29/2010 8:35AM

    My dip@4&* and I have been divorced two years and hes getting married in a few weeks. That makes me happy. So not my problem anymore emoticon I'm just starting to feel like myself again. I don't really feel like I have to be with anyone. I'm working on myself. I'm looking forward to doing some races when I'm a bit fitter. That is something I always admired in other people but never considered doing. Be proud of yourself. You deserve so much more! Keep on running Sister!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/29/2010 7:15AM

    you are you and not an appendage to someone else.remember that if you should get in another relationship at a latter date.we can all at some point in our life get so involved in everyones else life that we forget ourself.a pertnership should be about sharing and growing together,complimenting one another not about pbolstering one up while the other gets strangled at the roots.it is a give and take a strenghterning,at least that is how i see it.we should always bring the best out of one another not the worse.glad you are now gettinr yopur best out even if it means being alone at the moment to do.every cloud has a silver lining as you have just found out.good for you.you can do this ,just like you can do the marathon too.canīt wait to have a vertual party for after it.she i all prepared emoticongot my party make up on, emoticongot my party dress on, emoticon emoticon emoticongot the party decoractions, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticongot the food and drink.just waiting for the marathon runner to start the party. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/29/2010 6:49AM

    It sounds like he did you a HUGE favor! Maybe you should send him a thank you card and some flowers-LOL. You are doing great--I am proud of you emoticon

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Feeling the 10 miler today

Friday, May 28, 2010

Combo of the heat and maybe pushing myself a bit harder than necessary I am a little stiff and achy today and on the dehydrated side even though I have been pounding the water and gatorade. I did manage to do some strength training today p90x shoulders and arms and of course ab ripper x. Think I need to get my thyroid levels checked though it seems I have been suffering some side effects of my hypothyroidism, I will call Monday and set up an appointment to talk to my doctor. Other than that doing pretty well!


10 mile run done and new home alarm system works

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I began my run at 1230 so I was out to brave the heat, while not quite as hot as the other day I know I need to get used to the weather. The last mile tortured me my legs decided they were done with about 2-2.5miles to go and still working on the best anti chafe combo for me my thighs were rubbing. I must have smelled like a giant salt block because at about mile 9.5 a lady pointed out to me that I had a deer following me, too funny I probably did smell like a giant salt block.
I get home to the cops at my home my new alarm system was set off by my little dogs althought not until about 2 hours after I left but will still have to get the sensitivity adjusted a little bit, but good to know that it was a pretty rapid response about 5 minutes total before the cop must have gotten there not gonna complain about that but of course I don't want them to have to come over every time I go for a run.
I have now downed a giant bottle of gatorade and am putting down some water and gonna get a good stretch followed by a bath. According to my Garmin I burned 1415 calories not bad now I just gotta avoid eating that many and then some

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/27/2010 5:28PM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work and enjoy the rest of your day!

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DOGSTARDADDY 5/27/2010 5:02PM

    lol... what a thing to come home to. The dogs must have been scared of the noise and activity tho with the alarm system!

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