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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Okay. So in my last blog I said, "Vanity has its pitfalls...." Yesterday I discovered it also has at least one positive attribute: motivation!

Participating in a sprint triathlon is one of my 2013 goals. I've been working a training program I found online, and prepping myself mentally. I also researched tri gear on-line and ordered myself some shorts and a "bikini top" (their name for it, not mine. It's really just a pretty colored jog bra.) They arrived.

Oh - my - goodness. If seeing myself in the mirror in that get-up isn't a motivator for decreasing my calorie intake and increasing my strength/definition workouts, then a motivator doesn't exist! I thought I looked like the Michelin man in my attempt to stave off the cold...; I really looked like him in my little tri outfit!

In addition to the recommended workouts in the training program, I'll be adding some toning exercises. If push comes to shove, I'll have a big t-shirt in my transition area to hastily put on after exiting the pool. Hopefully, I won't have to resort to that plan B, but will be "held within the bounds" of my shorts and top by the day of the event.

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Stay tuned....
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CATHEMARIE 2/22/2013 5:42PM

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It's photos of me looking like the Michelin Man that have helped me get motivated to do SOMETHING!

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BILL60 2/22/2013 8:40AM

    Sounds like you're gonna do just fine. Just hang tough.

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/21/2013 9:21PM

    Way to go. You got this! I bet participating in a triathlon will be an amazing experience and I can't wait to hear about it. You're gonna be in great shape. You go girl!!!!!

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GOLFGMA 2/21/2013 7:47PM

    Can't we see a before and after? emoticon Just kidding, of course. I'm sure you will be ready when the time comes!

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MICHELELYNN777 2/21/2013 6:28PM

    emoticon You said you don't set goals, but doing a triathlon is quite a goal! I have no doubt that by the time the event comes around you will be looking GREAT in your outfit! Keep us posted on your progress.
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SAILOR64 2/21/2013 2:59PM

  Great goal and a great way to motivate yourself to train.

Keep it up.

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