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The April Push

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

These past three weeks, I've just been lolly-gaging along (not certain that it truly a word, but I think you understand; slowpoking). I've been doing the bare minimum. I did not track my nutrition once since I said I needed to start again. Tracking fitness even went terribly. Part of that is now my Health for Teachers' prof is having us track fitness, and for some reason thinking about having to do both makes me do neither.

I was suprised to weigh myself this morning and still see 210.4. I expected it had gone up after a spring break full of Easter candy.

The furthest I've run so far is 8.7 miles, and I have a 15K (9.3 miles) this Saturday. In exactly 32 days, I will be running a half marathon. Yikes! It's hard to keep pushing myself to go further, and I desperately need to find a fuel/energy source that works for me.

This April I need to push myself to improve. This is the last month I have before my half marathon, birthday, and graduation, which my goals were based around. While I am far from my original goal or even goals I have made since then, I still want to be in ONEderland by May. I need to be ready to go home during the summer nutritionally, and I want to be stronger. It would be great if I could buy my graduation dress in a 16 instead of an 18 or at least find one that looks nice on me without too much trouble.

This April, I will...
-Track my food everyday.
-Be willing to give my special food to others (this is a huge problem at home, where I sometimes fight with my dad over treats in the house, even though we are both working on losing weight). This lifestyle needs to change.
-Run three days a week.
-Focus on strength training on my other workout days.
-Hit ONEderland?
-Have fun!

Oh, and I almost forgot to say that I officially have a job for next year! I will be teaching a 4th and 5th grade class at an International Christian School in a South American country. I'm sure you'll hear more about it as I work to transition with my food and exercise this fall. I've heard a few of my roommates are runners though. The question is: will one of them be willing to go slowly for me?

Current Weight: 210.4
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    I love your posts! Maybe we can hit onederland together this April?? I'll be shooting for it, too! emoticon

    Congrats on the new job! Woohoo! :)
    1717 days ago
    Oh goodness, your half marathon is close...I still have 50 ish days til mine...and I haven't started running...eek...

    Good luck and keep us posted :)
    1720 days ago
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