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Scattered thoughts from this morning.......

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ever wonder what goes on in my mind? Here is a look, an honest look at a conversation with myself this morning. I too face fear, worry, and doubt.....

To be honest, I feel tired, but I have goals to reach. I see the weights sitting here and I want to lift them like I want a hole in my head right now. I am looking out at the trails and I feel like curling up on the couch rather than running.

I MUST stay focused....I Must remember how it feels to reach that goal, that dream.....I can do this. I can do this.

It is not going to happen overnight. It is not going to happen with me taking the easy way out and saying I will do it tomorrow. The time is NOW!!!!

What will I reach today? What will I accomplish? What are my goals for the week?

I need to stop and evaluate where I am and how I have made it so far. I cannot sit by and be content in my maintenance zone thinking there is not more to be done. We will always have something to reach for.

Do I have goals set for this week? NO! Why not? Well, because I am comfortable with where I am and all I have accomplished. Why? Is there not more to strive for? Yes! So, I pledge to set goals and do all I can to reach them.

Be accountable. This has worked time and time again. You know what works, you have done it go out there and DO IT!

You tell people who write you what to do, how they can lose weight, train and eat well...etc. Do you want to be a living example of what you say or do you want to just sit back and be comfortable where you are?

See those hills, see the trails. They are calling you! You are blessed to have legs, a strong heart, a healthy mind and a fighting spirit. Use it.....

Reset. Refocus and then Reach!

Goals for the next 2 weeks - not this month, not this year......just the next few days before me. Small steps lead to BIG changes!!

1. Get in 3 days of ST each week
2. Try and walk everyday for at least 30 mins... If raining, go for the bike.
3. Run...Run...Run...every chance I can.
4. Stay on track with foods. Going back to the formula which got me here....Pescetarian.....Fish, whole grains, legumes, veggies, fruits........this has worked for me so very well.
5. Keep my grains to the morning and focus on veggies and fish at night.
6. Get my VM green in EVERY morning and night.
7. Stretch and use my grid roller - cannot keep forgetting about my marathon training WILL suffer.
8. Concentrate on the core. Planks, planks, planks.......
9. Where is my water jug? Get back to that lovely 128 oz of good old fashioned water every day, it worked so well.
10. Grapefruit, raw carrots, broccoli, fennel, apple etc....during the day. Remember your snacks. Eat them. Eat, eat, eat throughout the day - good, clean foods. Must remember to EAT!!!

Fitness Goals.......Runs may change due to weather here, substitute will be Cathe HIIT or other cardio DVD.....kickboxing etc...along with the bike.

Tuesday 2/21 - Cathe High Reps dvd ( which was set for yesterday....never got done) along with a walk outside with Mimi for at least 30 mins.

Wednesday 2/22 - Run at least 45 mins but as long as I can......or as long as Mimi lets me while she sleeps!

Thursday 2/23 - Run at least 30 with HIIT intervals

Friday 2/24 - Cathe Drill Max DVD or another ST program along with core work

Saturday 2/25 - Bike... 10 miles least 30 mins, longer if I permitting....I need a treadmill........

Sunday 2/26 - Bike 10 miles

Monday 2/27 - Cathe ST dvd along with core - Run/walk outside with BOB and Kayla

Tuesday 2/28 - Rest

Wednesday 2/29 - Bike 10 miles, Cathe HIIT 30/30

Thursday 3/1 - Run/walk outside with BOB and Kayla

Friday 3/2 - Cathe ST dvd with core work

Saturday 3/3 - Rest

Sunday 3/4 - Rest

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JOANNHUNT 12/30/2012 2:32AM

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634MEG 11/22/2012 11:39AM

    this is just what i needed to read this morning!

i have been taking steps in the right direction towards my goals but realize how easily i could slip into a sedentary lifestyle again. we need to keep our eyes on the prize!

i love how you listed everything out...what a great idea. it must feel great to cross things off as you accomplish them. holding yourself accountable and continuing to add to the list, recognizing that just because you've reached a goal, doesn't mean you get to stop working!

happy thanksgiving to you...thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts!

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ANDYLIN90 3/30/2012 6:34PM

    I really appreciate your thoughts...hitting a goal weight is not the end and that's why it's so important to have the long history of doing it "right" from the beginning. Congratulations on your success.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 3/22/2012 11:11AM

    Good Luck!

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BLUSTAR 3/2/2012 6:08PM

    thats a great plan... good luck.. love your wall paper,,, it gives me motivation

have a great weekend

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DANISURF124 2/29/2012 4:26PM

    Looks like a good plan to me!

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LILABBYNORMAL 2/27/2012 7:23AM

    You are such an inspiration! I think all of us talk to ourselves quite often if we're really being honest. Question: What is VM Green?

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KATBOXJANITOR 2/26/2012 2:44AM

    Your scatter is my zig-zag! You made progress in the right direction...just pin-balled down the hallway to setting your goals!

When I have a scattered mindset I am a lot like the dog in 'UP'. Focused on a target and suddenly "SQUIRREL!!!!!"
Sigh...Facebook is my "SQUIRREL!!!!!"


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LEANMEAN2 2/25/2012 7:14AM

    Good luck with your goals.

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KIMBERK24 2/24/2012 8:26PM

    I want to do this too! I I signed up for my first 5 k in about 15 years but so far I can only run 30 minutes straight and that is at 4.2 mph on the treadmill. Don't know how I going to be able to do better in the 6 weeks I have left before the 5 k. Any advise?

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CTUPTON 2/24/2012 3:19PM


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BAFLOUR 2/24/2012 1:15PM

  GGG !!! Go Greater Girl !!! Love it !! emoticon

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THEIS58 2/24/2012 11:42AM


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SUPERSYLPH 2/24/2012 10:18AM

    Great blog! Sounds close to the conversations I have with myself!

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LYNABELL 2/24/2012 7:33AM

  Just keep doin it!

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AKRONEWITTER1 2/23/2012 6:55PM

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TIFFY0906 2/23/2012 5:36PM

    Great attainable goals emoticon

BTW, I wanted to buy Cathe Drill Max DVD - how is it?

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REGSHAR 2/23/2012 2:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!

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SHELTERED1 2/23/2012 1:50PM

    We're all human. emoticon Great article.

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TRACSGOAL 2/23/2012 12:23PM

    Thank you for sharing your goals and your determination. Your positive attitude and what you've done is so inspiring.

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1DUZYW 2/23/2012 10:42AM

    Thank you for 'my' motivation for today. emoticon

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GRRARRGH 2/23/2012 9:36AM

    Awesome blog - thanks for sharing. I love the list of goals.

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SBNORMAL 2/23/2012 3:57AM

  I feel your sore muscles!! LOL

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MARYJEANSL 2/23/2012 1:04AM

  Good for you!

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FITPT4LIFE 2/22/2012 11:47PM

    You not only motivated yourself but me as well!

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BECKY_A 2/22/2012 11:22PM

    I loved what you are doing; makes me wake up and want to pull myself together. So glad I read this. Thank you for sharing!

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NEWFREEDOM7 2/22/2012 9:05PM

    Good for you!! I need to copy your self-motivation. It's just sooo easy to say 'not tonight'. TFS!

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    I enjoyed your thoughts!
Thank you! emoticon

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ANYVAR54 2/22/2012 5:40PM

    Your thoughts are just mine. but really today, I am just too tired. hopefully when my hubby gets home he will go for a walk with me. I cannot do this alone today.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/22/2012 5:19PM

    You are really an inspiration! emoticon

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MIPALADY23 2/22/2012 5:09PM

    Sweet, it's a constant review ...

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    What will I reach today? What will I accomplish? What are my goals for the week?

I'm adopting this to be my mantra for the next two weeks. They are the very ideas I start to take for granted as I realize my goals! Thanks for the wakeup.

Keep up the awesome work, your ideas and self awareness are amazing and inspiring. emoticon

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NETGNAL 2/22/2012 4:15PM

    Wonderful! You can do it.

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ROSEMARDORF 2/22/2012 3:58PM

  Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

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JEANNETTE59 2/22/2012 2:41PM

  Reset. Refocus and then Reach. emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 2/22/2012 2:10PM

    Love your plan...thanks for the insight for focusing more

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TONSERS 2/22/2012 1:04PM

    Thanks, you've helped me realize that I need to be more specific about my own plan. I usually plan in the morning - but don't think about the week ahead - only the day. Planning so far in advance would probably help make working out feel like "an appointment" and therefore something that I could not flake on. Keep it up - you're awesome! emoticon

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SANDYLH1 2/22/2012 12:39PM

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TAYGRL 2/22/2012 12:14PM

    thanks for the emoticon reminders!!!

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ROGERSBABE1 2/22/2012 12:12PM

    Sounds like a good plan! emoticon

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YICHE12 2/22/2012 12:02PM

    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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ISABELLE31 2/22/2012 11:53AM

    Very motivating. Thanks for sharing!

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THECOZE 2/22/2012 11:23AM

    Scheduling in the fitness is half the battle... you are doing great & have some awesome goals!!!

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GWBACH 2/22/2012 11:11AM

    remember, be flexible and listen to your body, but sticking to a plan is what makes it work, you have the will, and the heart, now go get it!!

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