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The Good... The Bad.... and the Ugly....

Monday, April 22, 2013

The good....
Ran my first official 5K on Saturday. Wow! Took 40 minutes and 17 seconds to complete the race. Comes out to 4.6 miles per hour. Funny, it's so much easier running on a treadmill, even though I set it for random inclines, than on the road!

The bad....
Been struggling to eat the right amounts. So easy to eat too much when I am exercising and hungry....

The Ugly...
I didn't track on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. My goodness! I don't do very well when I fail to be accountable! YIKES!!! Well, back with the basics that serve me so well on this journey. Journaling, tracking, getting to the gym, giving myself those positive pep talks, and giving myself permission to NOT be perfect.

Lessons learned?
When I'm taking those backward steps, take some time to figure out what is going on and remind myself why I'm doing all of this in the FIRST place! I can do this!! GO JUDY!!!

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MICKEYH 4/22/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon on your first emoticon emoticon
Good luck on tracking food. emoticon

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JPANNELL0 4/22/2013 4:38PM

    Thank you Happymesoon and Zamorapat for your positive and helpful feedback! Just what I needed!




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HAPPYMENOW58 4/22/2013 2:03PM

    Great!! I had done some races years ago...but haven't for about ten years...And, I'm trying to work up to one this summer...WAY TO GO!! You'll get back on track with your eating,don't worry....Keep smiling, running, and sparking!!!

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ZAMORAPAT 4/22/2013 1:59PM

    Congratulations on your run! that's great. And also on getting back to tracking and eating with purpose. When we exercise more we do get hungrier--I've noticed that too--and sometimes I want different foods. Some of that is probably our bodies asking for replenishment of needed nutrients but as you have said that doesn't give us a reason to put away the tools that have helped us so far. Stay accountable! Great job. emoticon

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