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5/11/13 9:10 A

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Welcome to the team! Awesome that you have a plan in place.

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5/8/13 7:19 P

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Good for you! Inside or outside, either way you are exercising. Have fun!

One drop of sweat is a dead calorie!

LEARN from yesterday
LIVE for today
HOPE for tomorrow

"Every single step is a choice."
Jillian Michaels, Biggest Loser Season 14


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5/8/13 12:54 P

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Good shoes and a sports bra are really all you need to begin with!! Like you I had never run before and thought I would never be able to do it! Now I love it!

I am wondering why you say you don't want to run outside. It is much better for you to run outside if that option is available to you. Some people (me included) don't like running outside for fear of being seen or recognised or they think they don't look 'right'!!

Remember that when out running you are lapping those on the couch! and also you may be an inspiration to others!!

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You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you canít. Itís a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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5/8/13 12:32 P

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Hi everyone! I am so excited about this challenge! I have wanted to start running forever, but it has always seemed impossible for me. I have never been able to run without getting winded and having to stop. This plan seems really doable! Last year at this time I was in great shape, probably the best of my life, I was happy with my weight, living an active lifestyle, and doing yoga. Over the past year I have gained a lot of weight and my lifestyle has become very sedentary.

I am as heavy as I have ever been in my life and I feel really bad about myself. None of my clothes fit me and I avoid going out because I feel so bad about my weight. I went shopping yesterday for some running shorts/tops/bras. None of the shorts fit me, but I got a bra and running shoes. I was planning on running outdoors, but I think I will start out using a treadmill and switch gradually to running outdoors once I am in better shape. My mom is giving me her treadmill so I will have it in my apartment. I have about 35-40lbs to lose but I am focusing on losing 10lbs at a time. I think once I lose 10-15 lbs I will feel much more confident and be able to start exercising outdoors and going out more in general.

I am 26 years old and 5' and weigh 145 lbs.

I will keep trying no matter what.
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