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Dare to Dream
Saturday, February 04, 2012      9 comments

Long time ago, I dared to dream. I started to believe in me and thought, "Maybe.. I could lose weight" which later turned into "Maybe.. I could run a 5K" and now it's "Maybe I could run a marathon." My most recent accomplishment is becomin... Read more
Insulting Friend/Trainer
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      16 comments

Sometimes my runs are hard because of something is weighing on my mind. Today during my 2 mile run, I thought about a conversation I may have to initiate if things continue as they are. Let me explain. Right now, I am training with a friend... Read more
Calorie Budget
Saturday, January 28, 2012      6 comments

No matter what my calorie budget (range) is set at, I seem to have to overspend my amount. Like I HAVE to spend it. Apparently, the calories in my mind do not rollover to the next day. Does anyone have this problem? Where they MUST spend A... Read more
Proud Moment: Attended the Y's Muscle Pump Class
Thursday, January 26, 2012      7 comments

Today I am proud. I went to Muscle Pump, a group exercise class that intimidates me. Also, I hate doing something for the first time alone. But, today, I did! ... Read more
Mentally Ready, Training Program Set, Let's Go!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      9 comments

As some of you may know, I am one of the running coaches for a running program at the Y. The levels in the program include 5K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. After last Saturday, I started to get pressure to join them. Weighing the pros and c... Read more
Update: Taking the first step is sometimes the hardest!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      9 comments

It feels like it has been forever since I wrote a blog. I guess life got a little too crazy. Yesterday I started classes again. This semester should be my last semester of full classes. During the summer, I am taking one more. Than, in the... Read more
First Winter Gear
Monday, January 16, 2012      20 comments

On June 6th, the day of my first half marathon, I started to call myself a runner. Recently, I decided I am going to run Grandma's Marathon on June 16th. It seems quite far in the distance but training actually needs to start now. There is no wa... Read more
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

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