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Let the next 5 months of training begin


Thursday, January 12, 2012

For some reason and most of which are irrational I need a goal to get motivated to be healthy.

I have never been thin, but as a young adult I always made an effort to get to the gym at least 4 days a week. Although, once I met my fiance 6 years ago the comfort pounds seemed to be easier to digest.

Turning 30 was an amazing motivator to lose as much as possible and be the healthiest me I could be, losing 20lbs in 6 months. Once my birthday passed I managed to slip right back into my comfortable eating and less active patterns. (It helped that my fiance was just as motivated as I was when I lost the weight)

The other thing that I have noticed works for me is to sign up and train for a road race. In May of last year I ran a 9k and it might have been one of the easiest races (although the longest) I have ever done.

I have gotten to the point where I am at square one with my cardio and weight... Man, is it easier to gain than take it off.

So even with impending weddings as a guest, a bridesmaid and at some point my own that doesn't seem to motivate me to look better in a dress. Instead, I have committed to run a half marathon in May. I know I can do it, might not be the speedy one on the course but it will get done.

I have already planned out my next 5 months of working out and with one week down I feel confident that I can stay on course. Starting with a "5k my way" program, 6 weeks of building endurance before the 12 weeks of half marathon training starts.

I have always wanted to say, "oh, I just ran 10 miles the other day." like it is no big deal.
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LOOOKINGOOD 1/13/2012 12:20PM

    Wooo hoo! Enjoy training-it's a great feeling when you run past an intersection that you used to wheeze and walk through!! emoticon

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/13/2012 9:07AM

    Awesome! I am exactly the same way, I need to set goals. Good luck with the training-fun fun fun.
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LALMEIDA 1/12/2012 9:26PM

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KKINNEA 1/12/2012 2:56PM

    Nice job, you will enjoy completing that half!

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MPLANE37 1/12/2012 2:03PM

    Excellent attitude! Attitude determines the outcome. Keep the flame burning!

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SHRINKINRUNNER 1/12/2012 1:38PM

    You CAN and you WILL be there before you know it! It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to say that I know. Awesome job!

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