I was on Sparkpeople before and lost about twenty pounds. I let excuses and a not-what-I-wanted experience with scale get me off track. I gained back everything I had lost with a few extra pounds to boot.
As Lent approached this year, I was looking at what I wanted to give up for the season. That idea blossomed into a challenge to myself. I would eat healthy and exercise for 15 minutes EVERY day of Lent, no excuses & no exceptions! My 15 minutes has morphed into about an hour a day of exercise. I have recently decided to extend that streak to 100 days.
I also looked at other ways to keep the momentum going once Lent was over. I had done a walking 5k when I was sparking before. I started to look for races to participate in. The one that stuck out the most was a 10k Diva Dash in November. So, I signed up, as a RUNNER. I have also registered and paid for 5k in April, May, June, and August. The races I want to do for September & October aren't open yet and I still looking for one for July. The former couch potato is doing one race a month from April to November.
I am doing the "5k My Way" training. I am repeating week 3, I was out of town over the weekend and just to exhausted to get my run on at the hotel (did workout, just not the planned schedule).
I am looking forward to being part of this team!
2beabetterme, a.k.a. Martha
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"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." -- Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker
"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." --Charles Carlson
| current weight: 148.8