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New Year...New Me!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I have decided to do a complete restart (deleting all my past blogs, redoing my goals, etc). I am going to devote this next year to making myself a better me. I am going to start with getting myself healthy and devote time to myself. I need to make myself healthy so I can be a motivation for others in my family to do the same. I have finally gotten everyone in my house (hubby and mom) on the same page and we are going to eat healthier in 2013 and cut out the fast food and processed food and incorporate lean meats, fruits, veggies and healthy grains (so long processed white bread). I am also going to try and curb my sugar addiction and my Starbuck's addiction and go to the gym on a more regular basis.

A spark friend mentioned the 52lbs in 52 weeks plan she is doing with WW. That is also my goal to be healthy and lose 52lbs over the next year. I weighed myself on January 1, 2013 and I was 262.2 lbs. My goal for January 1, 2014 is to be 210.2 lbs or less (maybe even 1derland?). I have a vacation planned for late summer to go to Florida. I would love to comfortably wear the cute tankini that I bought at an end of summer sale.

My work is starting a Biggest Loser competition again and this time I want to actually weigh less at the end than when we started (I somehow gained 4lbs over the 3 month period we just finished, so much for using it to curb my holiday eating).

I have the Shamrock Run 5K on my 34th birthday this year and I have signed up to jog it. I will train to jog but I will not train harder than my foot allows me to. I will push myself but not enough to re-injure my foot. I do not have the time to be out with surgery (as that is what the doctor told me would happen if the tendon gets inflamed again). I will work to find that medium where I am pushing but not hurting myself. I will learn to love the elliptical (even if I think the thing wants to kill me).

Good luck to all your others that are either just beginning, restarting or continuing your journey. May this year bring you the achievements that you are striving for.
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    You can do it! Just take it slow and listen to your body so you don't accidently make your foot worse. I know exactly how that goes, I am the queen of injuries. Foot injuries are evil.

    The elliptical is great! Such an amazing workout without all the hard impact. I've also found that using a midfoot strike while running decreases the impact on my joints. I haven't quite mastered it so I look like an idiot, but it's the only thing that doesn't irritate my achilles. If you're heel striking, it might be something to look into.

    I'm in Portland too! I haven't signed up for the Shamrock yet, but if I can get through the next couple of weeks without injury I'm planning to sign up. If you need a running buddy/cheer team, just let me know. emoticon

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  • ARW715
    You can do it! When is your birthday? Are you already training? I am getting ready to run my first 5 k in April.
    1432 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Great goal, in fact I made the smae one myself
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    1432 days ago
    Good Luck!
    1432 days ago
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