I saw that you're doing Dam to Dam and I just wanted to say hello from another Central Iowan! I thought about doing D2D but didn't think I'd have enough time to train properly. I'm hoping to do the DSM Half Marathon in Oct. Let me know if you plan on doing that race as well and want a "virtual training buddy"!
current weight: 215.9
Fitness Minutes: (13,451) Posts: 62 4/30/11 11:02 P
Hey! I just ran my first 5K today and my friend has convinced me I'm ready to skip to a half-marathon (he says I'm practically on the 5th week of the training schedule he goes by). I have 21 weeks to make the decision to run the half marathon.
I'm thinking if I start now, I can build my confidence and stamina.
Anyway, just writing to say I'm new and hello!
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Pounds lost: 24.6
Fitness Minutes: (16,434) Posts: 140 4/28/11 2:09 P
Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.
This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.
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Hi everyone! I am new to the site. I have been searching and searching for something to help me keep track of what I am eating and working out. I have lost, gained, lost, and gained again and THIS time, I am going to lose and stay that way.
In about a month I am doing a 20K called Dam to Dam. I'm very excited but also VERY nervous. I have been doing a few 5Ks here and there and run at the gym quite a bit. I feel like its a big leap but my goal is to finish and be able to say that I did.
My main problem is staying motivated and food. I LOVE food. Hopefully this team will help me make it through my 20K adventure and move on to a much bigger one, while losing weight and keeping it off!
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