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February Recap/Looking Forward to March

Monday, February 28, 2011

Let's just say February wasn't my best month ever. In fact 2011 hasn't exactly started out the way I thought it would. I'd expected to hit the ground running & knock down 25lbs easy by March 1st. Tomorrow is March 1st & so far I've lost 9 pounds but then gained 10 & lost another 5. Yeah...I'm not exactly jumping for joy over those numbers.

What's the deal you ask? I'm lazy. Capital L-A-Z-Y. I don't think I properly tracked one single food through the month of February! Exercise? What you mean walking to the front door to pay the pizza guy? Yeah I've got that handled! I logged 45 minutes of exercise this month. The thought makes me cringe a little. Ugh!

But...I am putting February behind me. Today is a new day, one more chance to get it right. Staying motivated is so hard for me to do, but I realize it's largely due in part to the fact that my goals are so...vague. I want to lose weight & tone stuff up a bit. Okay...?! So does everyone else here on Sparkpeople-that's the just the blueprint of my grand plan-it's time to put up the framework, lay the foundation & build the house.

So this brings us to Looking Forward to March:

This past Saturday I met delightful person who was in phenomenal shape & she was going to "sneak" a cookie, I know random intro, anyway I said to her "Oh with your physique, you could sneak as many cookies as you wanted to". She of course laughed & began to tell me about her intense 6 day training schedule, she's training for a triathlon & a marathon. My jaw was pretty much on the floor when she'd finished detailing her workout schedule! So anyways later that evening we were all having a few drinks after a work thing & she invited me to do the marathon she was training for with her! Exciting! I've always wanted to do one but never really knew where to start. The training seems so overwhelming-it's not just run, run, run. So much more goes into being a successful runner, but I realize that that is just an excuse. I can do anything!

So I now have a defined goal:
To train for & complete a marathon. (I have a feeling it'll be addicting)

I'm taking a course with a friend called 5 in 9. A training program designed to get you ready to run a 5k in 9 weeks! I'm pretty pumped about it! I'm determined to follow through with it because I'm doing it with a friend & I wouldn't want to let her down!

March is all about CAN! I'm not going to try to do things anymore I'm simply going to just do them. Try-is just another word for fail. I am going to form better habits that will last. I'm going to track food everyday this month & cardio a minimum 4x a week. I am going to do this.

I know that I am capable of anything. I no longer have these vague goals I have something that I'll really have to work towards achieving & that's pretty motivating!

Big thanks to my Sparkfriends as always for being so wonderful & encouraging! You guys are amazing!

Hit the ground running in March my friends!

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    Truly a great goal, I haven't had the balls yet to think marathon, I am training for my first 5k now. Praying that I can run the whole thing! Loved the energy in your blog! You'll kick tail I am sure.
    2467 days ago
    You are just SO Inspiring! Michelle, I know your future is bright and that you will achieve all you set out to do. Just look at you Now! I Love what you wrote No guessing about it being a writer is what you were destine to be. Remember the shirt from Ms. Nan? Love You Much Sweetheart. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    This certainly inspired me today. Thank You Much

    May God Keep You in his care and Near To His Heart Always! “Have A Wonderful And Abundantly Blessed Week!” Mommy
    2471 days ago
    Awesome goals! Good luck! And don't get discouraged by February, everyone has off times, and what matters is that you make a change for the better, which you definitely are. Good job!
    2478 days ago
    Inspiring. How did you know that February was similar for me? Now I have a nasty cold bug but I am determined to get ready for the Race for the Cure on April 17.

    March will be all about CAN for me too. Thanks for you blog post. We can do this!
    2478 days ago
    Wow! What an ambitious goal! And I know that you have it in you to do it! Best wishes!
    2479 days ago
    What an awesome way to start March! I love running...and in the peak of the season, it is can eat cookies =) in fact you NEED them...I pretty much love that I can eat what I want when training for a race...good luck on your marathon goals! I do 1/2 marathons, but would LOVE to do a full some day! And eat cookies all the way to the finish line!

    and yes, running is addicting. I did a 5k program 4 years ago and never looked back!

    Can't wait to see your progress on this!
    2479 days ago
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