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Friday, July 15, 2011

Woke up this morning knowing I had chores to do, and this brought me down emoticon
So I got the hubby going and off we went. I planned on going to the gym after running around, but increasingly started feeling sluggish and not well. I made up my mind that I didn't feel well and was going to go home and get in bed. But I bought new earbuds while out, and as I was trying them out on my phone I was listening to my get-up-and-go music. I glanced at the gym bag I had packed, turned to hubby and said drop me at the gym and I'll walk home after.
I'm usually self conscious about being a big girl, but I felt right at home. I tried different cardio machines where as I usually just walk on the treadmill. I still can't tolerate much on the eliptical since lifting my own weight is still a challenge, but I know I'll get it and at least I tried. I finally settled on the stationary bike as it was the only the that I could read "the Spark" on while excercising. I noticed I was going at a really good pace with the fit-appearing woman next to me, and I wasn't dying! Yay ME! So I'm dreaming of
trying a 5k someday, and have been increasing my walking to almost 3 miles.
But the thought of jogging was still a distant dream. So as I walked home couple of blocks, I broke into a jog! It didn't last but maybe a 50 yards but I did it! and I can do it! Very exciting as I continue on my journey everyday trying new challenges. I'm gonna keep Sparking!
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    I just started couch to 5k and it's a really way to introduce the jogging idea. Just thought I'd share a good thing. Congrats on making positive choices even when tired and sluggish.
    2391 days ago
    Very awesome!!!
    2407 days ago
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    What a great example of positive self-talk and motivating yourself to get to the gym. You're an inspiration to me!
    2414 days ago
    Yay You!! You did great. Enjoy all the new things you try to find out what you really like. Glad you got the new ear buds because look at all the things you would of missed out on. emoticon Keep your spark burning bright and have fun doing it.
    2414 days ago
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