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I almost quit again

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well life stepped in, perimenopause stepped in and 14 lbs found their way back. I started back here keeping track of everything and running 3 times last week and getting in my crunches (hate the stomach this time in life has given me) and at end of week, I was down about .5 lbs. I was going to throw in the towel. but something made me lay out my running clothes this morning. started out and almost turned left instead of right (and would only have completed a loop about 1.5 miles long) but I turned right and headed up the hill. trying to complete a loop I have run before that is 3.75 miles long and today I ran it all and when I got back on my street actually turned down a straight dead end road and ran to end and back and then ran home. I completed a 4.25 mile loop, ran whole thing, no walking at all and then did my stretches and my crunches. Now off to shower and then make a nice dinner and log in my food for day. I was feeling defeated, but I have heard over and over here, just do 10 minutes and see how you feel. I did about 7/10ths of a mile and decided I didnt feel terrible that I could do more. I am glad I did. I feel great right now. and tomorrow I have a running date with someone so another 4 miles here I come. I guess I am going to remember today when I feel defeated again (and I know I will) and take that right turn. emoticon
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    Happy to hear exercise keeps you on track after all.
    How is it going since August?
    1819 days ago
    I love the fact that you started out to do one run and ended up doing something entirely different. 3.75 mile loop would have been great but you had the energy to go another 1/2 mile!! Way to listen to your body and push through. Those extra pounds won't be able to stick around very long if you keep it up.
    1825 days ago
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    1852 days ago
  • JULIA_211
    You're doing "terrific!" Believe me, I know what it's like to go through that perimenopause phase, the feeling that you will never get rid of your gained weight, but you will! You're on the right track, not only with the exercise, but the "no quitting" attitude! Keep it up, it will pay off! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    Exercise is really an amazing thing. It does a lot more than burn calories.

    1853 days ago
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