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2012 is the year for my first full marathon!

Saturday, January 14, 2012      11 comments

2012 is the year I turn 26. It is also the year I run my full marathon! I was going back and forth for a week or so. I started to look at training runs. Than, full marathons I would be passionate to do. Than, got to thinking about how I co... Read more

Run for Life Program Update

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      13 comments

Thanks everyone for their support! My presentation for Run for Life went well. When I speak in front of groups, I get really nervous and start to shake and stutter. Last night, I did not. I think it is because I have talked to people about my we... Read more

Today I share my story with my training-to-run group!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      10 comments

Today I stand in front of a group of runners and share my personal weight loss story. This is really scary for me. Not only will this be my first non-college presentation, this will be the first time I talk about my experience to a group o... Read more

As the trainer...

Sunday, January 08, 2012      5 comments

Today was my second session with my 'client'. It didn't go as well as I wanted it to. My goal for her session were: - 10 minutes of warm-up - full strength training routine with 3 sets of 12 - 10 minutes of stretching To say the le... Read more

A Note to the Clothing Designers

Sunday, January 08, 2012      7 comments

I am so frustrated! I don't understand clothing manufacturers! They seem to like to make clothes for women that do not have curves. YET we are supposed to have curves. Is this a joke? We are magically supposed to have a curves and a flat stomach... Read more

2012 Resolution: Every race for a cause!

Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

As many of you guys know, I have been struggling with settling on a 2012 goal/resolution. Finally, I got it! Every race I run in 2012... whether it is 1 or 12... will be for a cause. Most races are a fundraiser for a cause, usually r... Read more

Day 2 of 7: Tracking Again

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      8 comments

In the last month or so, it seems like my control on food portions is out of hand. And, the holidays sure didn't help matters! When I was at 260, I could mindlessly eat a cake pan or a pizza and realize AFTER I ate it. When that happens now, it ... Read more

2012 Goal Revised, Again!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      14 comments

This weekend I went to my Grandma's Christmas. Now, that I have lost 100# and missed Christmas last year, they act like I am the prodigal child that has returned after many years. I find it so amusing. My sister even noticed it. Besides th... Read more

Needed: An exciting, BIG goal!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      10 comments

Have you ever listened to the same song over and over? In the beginning, it was great, awesome. Initially, it energized you. But, say after the 100th time of hearing the sound, it bored you to tears. That is where I am with life right now... Read more

On the behalf of all the daughters and sons...

Monday, December 26, 2011      10 comments

On the behalf of all the daughters and sons out there, I want to tell parents that patience and understanding is sometimes all we want/need when we call home in a stressed situation, like locking our keys in our car after a long day at work. We ... Read more

Day 7 of 7: I lifted!

Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

Here we are. Day 7 of working out. emoticon I made it! Today I was really bored with the cardio machines. In ... Read more

Day 6 of 7: Did It Anyways

Thursday, December 22, 2011      5 comments

I really just wanted to take a nap today.. but I came in a bit early to work out before punching in. So, in turn, I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and I think 10 minutes on the spin bike. Tomorrow, I have a final at 3-5 and hanging out w... Read more

Day 5 of 7: Spin bike, 60 minutes

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

No, I have not forget about you guys! And, yes, I did work out! In fact, I did 60 minutes on the spin bike today at noon. It is like breathing again. It's been a crazy day! Things have been better at work tonight. Thank goodness. I d... Read more

Day 4 of 7: Flopped Run

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      6 comments

This morning, the emoticon was out so I was hoping for a run outside. I got outside and changed my mind. I went to c... Read more

Day 3: Worked Out

Monday, December 19, 2011      5 comments

I worked out again today. Why do I keep announcing it like this? Because I need some accountability to get myself back on track. So, hoping to get Day 7 announcing that I have worked out. So far, so good. Day 1: spinned for 20 m... Read more


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