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You're NOT gonna die!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

That's what I kept telling myself as I was jogging on treadmill tonight. TRUE CONFESSION... I haven't done any jogging at all since the Turkey Trot. I haven't done anything but ONE 6 mile walk... in 2 1/2 weeks... so pathetic.

Well, tonight was a bit of an eye opener... I struggled with every at step. I still completed 3 miles in 38 minutes, but I felt like I was going to D. I. E. There are no excuses for my lack of activity, I just haven't done anything.

I'm doing a Dirty Girl run in June and The Biggest Loser is going to be here in August and I'm doing a 5k with them. I was doing a 5k 3-4 times a week to prepare for the Turkey Trot, and if I want to do well at these upcoming events I need to get back to it. I felt great when I was working out like that, and the scale started moving in the right direction because of it.

If I want to keep my new lifestyle, I need to work at it.
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    Look at your pictures! Wow! There really is a beautiful girl there and you can be proud of all your hard work! To borrow from another Spark person, "Lose, maintain, just don't gain!" Stay with it. Stay focused. Look how far you've come and keep at it for an even healthier you! emoticon
    1821 days ago
    I just hate exercise - I have a exercise bike that I want to ride, but I don't. I just can't get motivated. But, I won't get rid of it because I want to ride it (in my head)...Ya know??? Way to go with your run!
    1822 days ago
    Amazing! You are beautiful, Holly!
    1846 days ago
  • FERFEY02
    The fact is you are back on your game. Keep it up. emoticon
    1850 days ago
    You got this :)
    1851 days ago
  • LADYBUG546
    You can do...one step at a time
    1854 days ago
    You definitely won't die! It is great that you have so many races planned that will help keep you on track.
    1855 days ago
    Sometimes, I just have to go at it minute by minute. I tell myself "you can do anything for one minute". I got on an elliptical for the first time in months, and at 15 minutes I was seriously considering getting off. But I forced myself to stay until 20 minutes, and usually once I hit there, the last 10 just melt away. Kudos to you for getting back on the treadmill! I totally understand- but we are totally stronger than that feeling of dying. We totally have this, girl!
    1856 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Just keep going. You can do it!
    1858 days ago
    it comes back quickly though. Just keep going. When I take a break from jogging it is harder at first. Don't get discouraged if you are slowe than the last time you ran. It comes back!
    1859 days ago
    Yay, You LIVED! Isn't it crazy how quickly we lose our strength and stamina when we aren't using it?!

    How fun your upcoming events sound! I didn't know BL did races within the community!
    1859 days ago
    I say that everytime I'm on the Treadmill emoticon and then I say well if I did at least I died trying!!
    1859 days ago
  • TRACY31502
    You got this girl!!!!
    1859 days ago
    For you to have not jogged in a while, that is excellent time! I woud love to see the Biggest Loser contestants and that is great motivation to get back into the swing of things.
    1859 days ago
    1860 days ago
    That is definitely the mantra to repeat while running... LOL. You certainly do feel like it at points. For me, it's usually the first 5 minutes. After that, it's like the gears click in and it's not so physically hard. It's just mentally hard to push oneself to continue when you just want to stop. I commend you. You'll get back into your groove. And it'l be smooth sailing after that. After a week of runs you'll be back to your former running self.
    1860 days ago
  • ACCT1908
    You can do it Holly!!!
    1861 days ago
    You Got this! How awesome that you are getting back on that treadmill!!! I'm so proud of you. You will feel better for it too.
    love ya girl!
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    1861 days ago
    Even when I do my consistant 3 days a week workout, there are still times when I get on the treadmill and every step is a fight with my body and willpower!
    WTG on pushing through!
    1861 days ago
    I have to get on the band wagon too! I know that I will feel better after I exercise. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1861 days ago
  • KITT52
    just start, one foot in front of the other....when I don't want to I tell myself just 10 minutes ....once I get started I just keep going, has worked for me every time...it's getting started that seems the hardest but once the heart gets pumping and the blood gets moving you are on your way.....

    have a healthy day
    1861 days ago
    When it gets tough, everyone who WANTS to succeed finds a way to do so. Oh yeah, that would be YOU! Good going girly!
    1861 days ago
    emoticon You got back on the treadmill and pushed yourself. Considering you hadn't been on for weeks I'd say your time was decent. Now that you've taken that first step do it all over again. emoticon and before you know it you'll be back in shape again.
    It is discouraging how quickly our bodies loose the muscles and toning we build but it is the reality. Use it or loose it.
    I'm cutting back right at the moment because I have too much to do but my greatest fears are: 1. will I have the motivations to get back to it with the same commitment I've had and 2. will I loose too much of what I've worked so hard to gain in physical ability. At the moment I am trusting that I will have the determination to get back in full swing as soon as I have the energy and time again.
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    1861 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    The first step is always the hardest - literally. I often don't feel like going out, but LOVE the feeling when I finish. You will soon pick up your fitness again if it's only 3 weeks since you last ran. "Muscle memory" kicks in. My mantra to get me out the door - " you either ran today...or you didn't". Good luck with it.
    1861 days ago
    emoticon for getting your booty back in gear. Like another commenter said, you haven't been doing much lately and still finished 3 miles in under 40 minutes; hot diggity! That is emoticon . You have so got this Holly and I can't wait till everyone is eating your dust emoticon Spark on! emoticon
    1861 days ago
    I'm sure you can do it Holly! And you're definitely not going to die! I know how our body tends to "forget" when we stay away from exercise for a couple of weeks and how frustrating this can be. But the sooner we decide to get back on our fitness wagon, the easier it will be for our body to follow us. You've made the first step! Just put one foot in front of the other and keep it up!
    Sometimes I tend to skip my workouts when I'm tired of doing the same things again and again. Maybe trying something new or mixing things up a bit could get you motivated again? Just a thought!
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    1861 days ago
    You'll get there! As I'm sure you already know, since you were running several 5ks a week before...it'll get easier. :) Keep up the good work!
    1861 days ago
    I can be off and on like that and every time I wonder why I stopped after doing all that work to get there. Good for you recognizing it before too much damage was done!
    1861 days ago
    Consider it punishing the cookies!!!! Love ya!
    1861 days ago
    Today was step one. Tomorrow is step two. You can do this. Treat it like it's your job. Once you get your streak going, you will feel so much better. And once you feel better, it will be so much easier to keep doing it. Exercise keeps your telomeres from shrinking!!
    1861 days ago
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    I know what you mean I went three weeks without touching a weight when I started this new job. I felt like an absolute weakling the first day back. We just have to clear the dust and we will be back at it!
    1861 days ago
    1861 days ago
    You can do it Holly, and just think - you still completed 3 miles in 38 minutes, which is fantastic, and even more fantastic since you haven't been running at all for a few weeks! And you didn't die, and next time it'll feel a bit better. :)
    1861 days ago
    I know how I feel after taking my earned day off on Sunday, so I can only imagine.... lace up your boot straps and dig back in, you know you can do it!
    1861 days ago
    Yeah, me too!
    1861 days ago
    Hugs to you! That is exactly what keeps me working out - I know how I feel when I don't. You can do it!
    1861 days ago
    Good for you for getting back on the mechanical horse! emoticon

    1861 days ago
    You've already taken the hardest step of getting back to it and pushing your way through your first workout after a break. Now you just need to keep it going and I KNOW you can do it. Just think of how far you've come. You're a fighter!
    1861 days ago
    Me too!!!
    1861 days ago
    I need to start walking again. It won't kill me, either.
    1861 days ago
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