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Another 5k event this saturday!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I don't know what came of me but I signed up for another 5k event this saturday. Even though I've been running and training for a couple of weeks now, I'm still a little bit scared. I am scared that I will walk the whole miles or that my time will be outrageous. I don't know why my thought process is this way.

Ever since I actively started working out about three weeks ago, I have lost five pounds (btw, on the scale) though I still don't see any difference in my clothes yet. What I have noticed is that I have more energy, my stress level is way down and I have fewer headaches. My water intake is even up (not sure about the correlation). On the other hand, my legs are quite sore especially my shin.

I hope to continue on this health path. I've even added zumba class to my fitness routine 3x/week. I don't have any dancing experience but I got to admit that it's fun. I also want to try cycling (so as to rest my shin), pilates and yoga. I hope I'm not adding too much too soon but I'll see how my body react to them.

It's really been great reading so many blogs about the process of weight loss. I want to be able to share my own success story too. I've made a commitment to myself that I am going to live healthier and I know slowly and surely, the pounds will come off. Is it going to be easy? Not by a long shot! But I have to try. I just have to give it a shot and see what happens.

SP has been great so far because it provides accountability. I have received so much information which I am putting into use. The hardest has been eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables but I'm trying. My biggest surprise has been my water intake. I didn't know that I could drink water especially with my addiction to sprite. Guess what, I haven't even tasted sprite in three weeks. Woo Hoo!

Despite the progress, there's been setbacks too. This past weekend, I went for a friend's birthday (which was at Olive Garden) and ate so much. But it was just one day and the next day, I realized what happened and vowed to do better next time. What I learnt from it was that it won't be easy and that I would have to work over and over again each day. I know I will.

Now, I've got to go. Off to my zumba class

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HAKAPES 6/4/2011 6:45PM

    Wow, you are doing great! I never did a competition yet, but looking forward to.

I have a similar experience with running.
More energy, lower stress level, headaches gone.

I also drink now water almost all the time. Only some cola light to change, but I really enjoy now more the water, even when going out. I've never imagined that before to happen.

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    Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is the hardest part for me too! Zumba sounds like so much fun, but not as much fun as biking and hiking (to me). It's great that you haven't had Sprite in 3 weeks! Keep up the great work and we will be reading your success story in no time! I've done pretty bad at most of the parties I've been to lately, but ever so slowly, we are still making progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great job! Try yoga for the pain in your shin, you might just need a good stretch. You sound like you are right on track even with celebrating. Good for you!

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