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The motivation has struck...... well landed in my lap! Day 1


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Previous blogs have ranted, complained and moaned about not having enough motivation to get off my lazy backside and get this weight off- after all i have a graduation to go to this year, a graduation ball and venice and paris! eeek! a while ago i decided to do something i have been talking about for years, a famous half marathon! sent paper work off for a charity place and forgot about it. Yesterday i had the place confirmed so i now need to work up to running 13 miles! i know i have plenty of time to train. but i don't want to let anyone down and i think that is the kick up the backside i needed. loosing weight would be great and diet will play a part in it all i know that but i need to do the exercise. So time to stop fads over the past months i have tried to think of every quick fix, fix and what a surprise i am still fat! if i had just applied common sense and done what my gut (pardon the pun!) had told me in the first place of slow and steady and there is no quick fix i would have been further down the journey.

Great thing hindsight! one point though even though i am starting on this journey i know i won't be perfect every single day, a thought that has been holding me back..... classic.... why bother i won't stick to it or i will fall up......... but all i can do is try because

1. can't fit clothes properly and stopped shopping for clothes horrible experience
2. wiggling body parts when standing still
3. feeling unfit getting around work - will be responding to emergencies soon need to be able to get there without passing out when i get there!
4. constantly in spanx! would love to be able to breathe again!
5. feel like a frumpy old woman (and I'm not even 30!)
6. look unprofessional at work
7....................plus many more reasons

My start weight (i know not all about weight!) is (horrible to say this!) 13 stone 2lbs!
Target weight......... when i feel happier! have a number in my head but don't want to get fixated on it.

Will try and blog as i go - but with work not possible everyday. but i find blogging really helps the thought process which i believe is a massive part of this journey.

best wishes to one and all
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MARIANNE9855 2/16/2013 6:51PM

    Blogging I find helps me as well, it seems to help me consider things better than just thinking about it- when people respond is a bonus.
I was thinking about signing up to walk a 5k which would be huge for me but it scares me because I have never done that but its time for changes-
good luck, I wish sparkpeople was available when I was your age it probably would have helped a lot! emoticon

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STONECOT 2/16/2013 6:29PM

    Don't worry, we're all here behind you, we all have our own gremlins to face. Baby steps! these still work best.

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