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Maintaining...My New Toy...My New Goal...and Thanks!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ok, so my dear friend and I have been having "therapy" sessions during our walks lately and I realized that I have been maintaining lately. Maintaining my life, maintaining my habits, maintaining my house cleanlieness, maintaining the mess in my car, maintaining my weight and just maintaining my state of mind. Maintaining is not bad and in fact should be a goal this time of year, but maintaining for me means that I can do this weight management thing, and I am not thrilled about this as it tells me that I have no goal on the immediate horizon, so I need to do something and get with it! Ok, so for those of you still working at your weight loss you can skip this part as it is coming from someone who has already met their goal, had a baby and still working at getting back to lowest weight, but not quite there...Ok, so pre pregnancy I was 135 lb and holding steady minus a few. I liked that weight and for as tall as I am I looked fine, so I thought. If you ask my dear friends they said that I was getting on the too thin side, but for the half marathon that I was working towards the fuel in and the calories burned I was healthy. So today I sit with a 7 and a half month old "maintaining" 141 lb. Yes, I am back into my pre pregnancy clothes and yes I feel ok, but not as great as I felt when I was active and running almost every day. I kinda miss the responsibility of having to train for something and meet my goal. I will get off this maintaining plateu and get my arse in gear and get to training as I now have a new goal, which leads me to my next topic....

Well HERE SHE IS! I am proud to introduce you all to Pawnshop Girl. Yes, that is her name...

My new ride. She is tucked nicely into bed currently and yells at me when I need to go for a ride. I LOVE the new found freedom on my bike! I will take all the falls and brusing necessary to learn to ride her properly...those darn clipless pedals! As for her name, yes, I rescued her from a Pawn Shop. I would like to thank the disgruntal ex-wife that pawned her only to tick off her soon to be ex-husband...probably because he spent more time on pawnshop girl than with the ex-wife, I can only assume! His loss is my gain!! All I have to say is WOO HOO!! So, next time when you see me, don't ask where the bruises are, know they are probably there as I plan to get massive amounts of use out of her as I have set my new goal...

Yep, my new goal is slated for May 5, 2012 - A Sprint Triathlon! 400 meter swim, 12 mile ride and 3.3 mile run. WHO IS WITH ME?? It is a local event, New Bruanfels. If you aren't going to join me come on out and support me! Let the training begin...you have pleanty of time to do it also!

Thanks...wow, where do I begin?

I want to give thanks to my sparkfriends for their continued support and friendship. My family for putting up with me when I have to go out for a ride, run, or walk. Livestrong2010 for all the good times not matter what we are getting into...hee hee!

I do all this for them...

What more could I ask for...healthy Mommy to chase them around, wrestle on the floor, and beat running up the hill. No more maintaining for this gal...I have Pawnshop Girl in my corner, oh, and some running shoes and a new suit to wear down with that darn cholrine!

GAME ON BABY!!!!! Who Is With ME?? NO Maintaining this HOLIDAY Season...Only Healthy and working at a new ME! Ok, Ok, so you can have a small sliver of pumpkin pie, but your post meal exercise must be part of the schedule. :-)
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JANENE413 1/2/2012 9:19AM

    Hi there! Just stopping by to say HELLO. Sounds like you're on a roll (pun intended)! Best Wishes for the new year.

J.

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LIVESTRONG2010 11/23/2011 11:50PM

    You know I am always with you just not sure about that tri yet! The Red Rocket and I will ride when ever we can to get you ready and I will try to get into running so I don't bring you down there.

You have been very good for me this year and I am grateful that God put you and little man in my life! You are a true friend. So lets start training and start meeting our goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Love that picture of the kids! You did great!

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ELEXEY 11/23/2011 12:18PM

    I know that you and "Pawnshop Girl" will have an amazing time. And you're right, maintaining this time a year is pretty great in my book, but I'm not happy with it either. I know that you'll succeed in accomplishing all your goals, you do such a fantastic job always.

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POOKASLUAGH 11/23/2011 10:39AM

    You're awesome! And you do look great at your 141 lbs. I love that you have a new thing to work towards. I would love to do a triathlon one day. I have to get to where I can do the running part though!!! Plus i really need ot get a new bike or get mine fixed! lol. :)

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POSITIVE_ONE 11/23/2011 9:08AM

    Since I do not like pumpkin pie, I freely give my slice over to someone else.

Love the fact you got Pawnshop Girl! I know had badly you wanted a new ride that was just yours. Congratulations.

As much as I would love to do the Sprint Triathlon with you, I cannot. I am either going to be celebrating my son's birthday (that exact day), traveling to Dallas for my daughter's school choir trip or in Vancouver, BC getting ready to run my first Marathon (still something I am thinking about and getting ready to start training for).

If all those plans fall through, you are next on my list. emoticon

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HICALGAL 11/23/2011 5:03AM

    ur my inspiration..luv it!!! good luck with ur awesome goal and pawnshop girl to help u get there, especially during the holidays...muuuuuahhhh!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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