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This is it. I'm committed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well, I completed W1D3 yesterday, so now I'm on to Week 2. I'm feeling so pumped and excited. I've attempted C25K twice before, but ended up letting 'life' get in the way and not finishing it. This time is different. I'm committed to finishing it. And not only do I just plan on finishing the program, I plan on continuing to use my newfound strength and try to do 3 miles 3 days a week. I'm also incorporating other exercises along with C25K.

This book that I've been reading is great. It has helped me overcome a lot of the issues I have with food temptations. It has so many great points and I highly recommend it. Here's a pic of the book and also of my journal I've started writing in every day (since April 9th). For everyday that I have a good workout I put a smiley face sticker on the front of it. It will be completely covered with stickers eventually. I also write some reminder quotes and phrases on the back side of it.

Here's my weight tracker page that I have going. Note that I've been faithfully working out and eating good through this whole time since the 9th. Before I would have let the gains get me down and quit. But after reading an article about how your muscles swell after working out causing you to gain weight that will eventually go away, I have a different view. Even though my first few days did not reflect any loss, I knew that it would eventually start to decline. I just had to give it time. And here's the proof that it's working.

I also bought a goal dress I believe sometime last year. It's a size 12. I pulled it out of the closet and hung it up for me to see everyday. I know that I'll be wearing this dress one day so watch for the blog where I post a pic. This time is different than all the other times I've tried to lose weight. Not sure on what triggered it, but for some reason I just know this is it. I'm on the right track and plan to stay here. If for any reason I derail it's no big deal. I'll just get right back on. It's that simple. All the other times it was just physical, but this time I am physically and mentally ready. I'll be a whole new person this time next year. I'm looking forward to putting up some progress pics for all to see one day.
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  • RAHRAH0526
    Cute dress! Can't wait to see you in it : ) I am also strangely committed this time around : ) Weight loss on the scale has been slow going, but I'm sticking to my exercise/strength training program! I've been at it since early April. We can do this!!!
    2905 days ago
    Awesome!!! Thanksfor sharing, I will have to look into getting this book! I love your ideal with the stickers!!! Great job!!! :)
    2920 days ago
    Such a great positive attitude! You have a plan in place and I think that is fantastic! You will be wearing that dress in no time! I just know it! emoticon emoticon
    2920 days ago
    Great attitude and ADORABLE dress! I might steal your smiley face sticker idea! Maybe a sheet of paper in my office or on my fridge to make me feel accomplished and encouraged...
    2920 days ago
    Brava! I love the smiley face sticker idea and that dress is going to look fabulous on you! Keep it up!
    2920 days ago
    I'm so excited for you! Until you are mentally ready, this journey can be so hard. I'm glad you finally ready to go! You'll be in and out of the dress in no time cause you'll just shrink right out of it! Keep it up!
    2920 days ago
  • AIMEEM77
    You're doing great...can't wait to see you in that adorable dress!
    2920 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    As I was reading your blog, I kept saying to myself "I could be writing this." I don't know what triggered me either but I have never been this committed (11 months now) before; I journal (and am going to use your idea of the stickers - love it); and have my goal dress hanging on my bedroom door.

    Here's to success!!
    2920 days ago
    Sounds like you have the right attitude. I too am recommitting to the C25K. I did W1D1 yesterday and although it was tough, I felt so mentally good afterward.

    Keep up the good work. I will see you at the finish line of the challenge!
    2920 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    I love the Committed image at the top! I just started the C25K a couple of weeks ago. I spent 2 weeks getting to D1W1 (which I finished yesterday!) Like you, I find that reminding myself that I am COMMITTED to learning to run really helps me schedule it in. When I don't want to go out, I ask myself "Where is the commitment?" and it gets me motivated again.
    2920 days ago
    I own that book but have never completed reading it. I think that I must make that a new goal. Love the goal dress!!!
    2920 days ago
  • MICHY1980
    Yay! Good for you! Keep up the great work. emoticon
    2920 days ago
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