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Constantly changing moods calls for constantly changing motivation

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I feel like I have to constantly change my focus, to try to find my motivation. Some days I just want to look better. Some days I want to feel better. Some days I am looking forward to the 1/2 marathon and realized that I have a lot of work to do to get conditioned for this in Sept. Some days I am just satisfied that I did not gain anything.

My moods fluctuate so much, so today I am looking at the long term and need to focus on my walking miles. I found a walking plan to prepare for walking a 1/2 marathon, which breaks down how much I should walk daily and it builds it gradually and I have followed this schedule for the last week and a half. Just finding the time to walk this much will be the challenge. I can squeeze in 3 miles but when it calls for 7, 8, 14 miles - Ugh! With 3 kids, finding the time to do it will be the challenge. Good thing that we have a treadmill for the bad weather, but I have been fortunate lately to have some very pretty evenings to walk outside. Plan to walk at least 3 miles tonight.

Here is a link to the schedule in case anyone is interested:
walking.about.com/cs/mar
athontraining/l/blhalfmara
thon.htm


I like having I have done pretty well with my diet yesterday and today. I have been tracking my W8W points again. This seems to work the best for me.
Pool opens Sat and I did not reach my short term 5 lb goal from a few weeks ago, but it is never to late to try again.
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MONAST 5/22/2008 2:08PM

    Time is a killer. I am so lucky I can bike and get on the treadmill at work during my lunch hour. Having 3 kids at home makes it tough but you can do it. To train do you have to do all the miles at once or can you break it up? The link did not show up on the blog. I would like to see it. I have started to love exercise, but unfortunately I also still love chocolate cake!! Keep tiring and never give up you'll have those 5 pounds gone before you know it!!
Take Care Mona

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