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    RIEALE77   3,176
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Sore but Happy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A year ago, I was close to 300 lbs. and even though I wanted to be active...and wanted to eat better, I just didn't. I don't know if I was afraid of failing or afraid of admitting that something was not right with how I was living my life, but I didn't put myself out there. I was always the girl in the back of the photos and the one who claimed that because I have a bum heart, that I couldn't do ____ (fill in the blank).

I'm happy to say that me doesn't exist any more and last night proves it. I've been working out 5+ times a week at the YMCA since February..mostly treadmill and stationary bike. Though I have done short stints on the elliptical, but I've been avoiding the one class I really wanted to try - SPIN. It seems a bit intimidating with having to 'fit your bike' and to 'strap' in and what the hell is second position? What am I doing...playing the oboe?

But, a few really amazing friends of mine talked me into going. I stopped making excuses and went. No one watched me other than my friend and instructor to check my positioning . No one cared if I didn't stand up every time for the up hill climbs. One person did care that I pushed myself and tried really hard - and that is me.

It's really hard to check your fears at the door and stop making excuses, but every time I conquer one of these, I feel so elated....and sore.

My next challenge is the Color Run in Cleveland in June. I have already signed up and created a team. I'm sure then, I will be sore but happy too.

IF ANYONE wants to join my team to walk, run, do cartwheels or whatever for the 5k, the cost is around $35. Here's the details -

COLOR RUN or WALK! I've created a team called Tints & Sass for 8:00 AM Team Runner in THE COLOR RUN CLEVELAND, and registration is open now.

If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the team here:
ame=Tints & Sass

If you've already registered, you can join the team here:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RIEALE77 4/12/2013 9:57AM

    Thanks. Even though I track my food and activity via WW, I still like to come to Spark for the support....for people like you. Congratulations on the 14 lbs lost!

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CHERIJ16 4/12/2013 1:58AM

    I admire your attitude and ambition! emoticon

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