February 50

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One of my friends recently posted a picture of me from a couple years ago and I couldn't believe how full my face was. My cheeks were enormous and my chin, oh boy, that chin. I've been vegan for a full month now, and I feel more alert and in tune with my body. I have no intentions of moving away from my plant-based lifestyle. But now it's time to get back into the swing of working out.

I've consistently worked out for several years but never taken to running. At the gym I usually hop on the elliptical or occupy the spin room. But now, I see the small changes of being vegan for this short time, and I want to get my mind wrapped around the idea of going running. Just slap on those tights and running shoes and scurry down the road.

To help motivate myself and keep my mind interested, my friend and I have set the goal of running 50 miles in the month of February. I will admit I stole this goal from someone else, but it's one that I think will work for me as well. Wish my luck, because tomorrow marks a new day of being a runner. Hopefully this will help me reach my weight loss goal in July.

Weight loss is a marathon so just go one mile at a time; the moment you look up at the finish line, that's when you trip and fall.

This picture is my motivation.
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