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I finally hit the mark! 100,000 Fitness Minutes!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

If you think you can do it, you can".
- John Burroughs

Yesterday I finally hit that big mark... I completed 100,000 minutes of fitness since truly logging my fitness here on Spark People. I started this journey not really liking exercise to now, it is the one thing that I love to do. It took time, but I consider myself an athlete now for the first time in my life.

Back in 2008 when I was trying to change my life style, going to the gym would be here and there. I even quit the gym a couple times. But now, I try to do something everyday because I WANT to workout. My workouts consist of running, bootcamps and circuit training, biking, Crossfit and strength training, hiking, etc.... I participated in multiple 5k races, 10k races, 5 milers, and finally completed my first official half marathon race.

Look at what I created.....!

I still have those days though where I don't feel like working out. And that is OK because this is a lifestyle and we all have those kind of days.

Last night I hit that 100,000 minute mark by going on a run with my oldest son, Jacob. Ever since he hit the teenage years we have been bumping heads every now and then. Last night was a perfect bonding moment. I took him to his baseball game and then on the way home this is what we saw...

It was a beautiful sunset! So I asked him how tired he was after playing ball and if he thought he still had the energy for a quick run. He said he had enough in him to run. So we took off for a late night run in the sunset and it was so awesome. What a great way to hit that milestone, doing something that I love and with my son! BONUS! During the run he told me that he wants to do this more with me. That gave me a huge smile!

Believe in yourself because anything is possible. Keep trying and working at it because it is all worth it in the end. I never imagined that I would ever consider myself an athlete let alone love to workout. So keep up with it and great things will happen!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FATHINSN 7/17/2013 12:18AM

    Congrats for hitting the mark of 10K fitness minutes in SparkPeople, WooHoo!

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FORBANDE 7/13/2013 8:17AM

    I love the milestone!! Congrats!! But what I love the most is that you are an athlete and you are raising athletic kids who want to share that with you. That is so awesome!!

You are such an inspiration to me!! I want to be the wonderful role model you are. Thanks for reminding me that it does take time and is totally worth it.

I'm so thankful to have SparkFriended you!!!

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BLKLILY 7/12/2013 8:18PM

    emoticon job!!!

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OSTERA15 7/11/2013 4:08PM

    Congrats on the accomplishment and thanks for sharing such an inspiring story!

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ANNMACP0212 7/11/2013 12:31AM

    That is an incredible accomplishment! Woohoo!!

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/10/2013 9:33PM

    Awesome accomplishment! Congratulations!

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TKOVACH1 7/10/2013 8:18PM

    WooHoo! What a fitness milestone.
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MSROZZIE 7/10/2013 8:01PM

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SASSYLJB 7/10/2013 6:30PM

    amazing diamond girl simply amazing!

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VALYNN26 7/10/2013 6:00PM

    emoticon You are emoticon Love that you were able to hit the big number with your son. emoticon

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    Congrats! Thats one heck of an accomplishment! Keep on going! emoticon emoticon

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MICHCLEARY 7/10/2013 2:09PM

    Wow Elaine - that is impressive!!! Way to go!

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JACKIE542 7/10/2013 1:36PM

    Congrats!!! emoticon

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WORTHEYMOM 7/10/2013 12:25PM

    AWESOME!!! Love, love this! Congrats!

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COOP9002 7/10/2013 10:45AM

    Nice job!!

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AMANDANCES 7/10/2013 9:23AM

    That's awesome !!!! Congratulations! Beautiful photos, too!

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GLMOM2 7/10/2013 9:21AM

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You are an inspiration to us all - but to me in particular emoticon . I have been really struggling lately with tracking, staying on track & weight loss in general or lack of ...but, you are always there to prove if I just emoticon ~ I can do it too. I just need to keep moving forward.

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BTW, love the gazelle and the quote! LOL

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GOOSIEMOON 7/10/2013 9:18AM


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