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yaaayy!!! it is working!!!!!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

That excitement is manifesting itself in a couple of ways recently. First of all, I had allowed myself to gain 5 pounds in the past several weeks. This past week I put a hard emoticon to that trend. I did that by reducing my caloric intake, increasing my water, and increasing my workout intensity and commitment. I started a BGR! (Black Girls Run!) group. Today I weighed in and I am officially 4.8 pounds down! Only 0.2 lbs up from my lowest adult weight ever! That tells me that I can do this and this is working! The old me would not have self-corrected and turned things around. My lifestyle change is working!!!

I am also super-excited that the word is spreading about my running group. I have had so many people contact me wanting more information about the group. Some show up, some don't. My first run, it was me and one other girl. On the second run, I had three different ladies show up. On my third run, I had a repeat runner and two new girls. In a matter of a week, I have coached 6 ladies on running and hopefully inspired them along the way. Each run, I had a moment prior where I ask myself, "Why am I doing this? I should just focus on me." But then I see how appreciative my girls are at the end of the run. It feels so good to see the hope in their eyes. There is good conversation during the walking interval and there are moments of questioning about best practices and I enjoy sharing what has worked for me. Tomorrow, I am slated to have my largest group yet. Whether that happens or not, I am excited about helping others. Here is yesterday's group pic

And might I just toot my own horn for a minute and say that I look really lean! I actually am not embarrassed by my thighs or gut in this pic. YAAAYYY!!!

The final exciting thing is having my blog featured. I guess people like Top 10 lists!!
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