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Friday, March 15, 2013

Today's sparkcoach was about fitness role models. Here are my four:

My sister Roxana - she has been doing Couch to 5k, literally from the couch - and has been diligent and successful. How does she do it? She schedules it ahead of time (knows at the start of the day when she will do it), she likes the workout clothes she wears, and she uses apps that track her progress.

Myself, 4 years ago - I had lost 50 pounds. I was doing ab exercises every hour with a friend at work. I was going for a job on my lunch breaks. I had done C25k and run 3 5ks. I was doing Weight Watchers every friday. I was tan. I was swimming. I was organizing Hungry Girl potlucks at work. I was doing Step classes at the gym. I had a routine at work and mostly brought my food. Every day felt like an adventure - I was looking for chances and opportunities to move.

My mom - for attitude. I've never met a person who was better at reframing sucky situations, or someone who can remember to be grateful, more than her. I am putting this because so often it's feeling depressed or anxious that keeps me from doing things (like running in a new neighborhood or hiking alone or just leaving the house) and she is so so so good at knowing how important it is just to take that first step.

The Girl Who Plays Brittany on Glee - it's my blog, I'll write what I want! hah. Yes. Her. So she's "the dancer" of the group, and so is obviously crazy in shape and looks great. But there's more to it - and it's possible I am projecting, but - every time she dances it stands out to me, even in a group scene. She makes it look effortless- beyond that - she looks so NATURAL doing it. She looks happy, she looks like she was made to do those dances. I aspire to that feeling - to skills, knowledge, attitude, and effort all combining to perfection.
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