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Whoo Hooo! Finally! Here I am , 6 months in..

Friday, July 23, 2010

YAY! Celebrating..I finally ran 5Km , outside!! It took 34 minutes, okay, I didn't break any land speed records, but I finally proved to myself I could run this distance.
Looking back....
Jan.1 , 2010: major activity: coach potato. I declared " until I see a jogger go by me with a smile, I WON'T be doing THAT"
Feb. 2, 2010: found and joined SparkPeople. Set goal to loose 100lbs, get healthy by eating right and getting some exercise
March. 15, 2010: Started couch to 5K program on my treadmill
June 11, 2010: Ran first 5K on treadmill
June 15: signed up at local running room to learn to run outside
June 20: moved to 5K group
July 23, ran 5K outside, 34 min. I became that jogging smiling while they ran..It felt SO good!!!

I am living proof if you set long term goals ( me: 100lbs, run 5K race in Sept.), then set lots of short term goals, celebrate those successes...
Lean on your Sparkfriends for those tough days,,,,,keep your eye on the prize and BELIEVE you can do it.....YOU WILL!!
I do not recognize the person in some of my earlier pics...Not just physically, but mentally as well. I am calmer, more energized, positive, organized. etc etc etc..

I've said it before , but it's worth repeating...Honestly..if I can do this..YOU CAN TOO!! Believe

Many thanks to my Sparkfriends who have encouraged, coached, supported, coerced...have done just about everything for me..You are all a part of my successes! emoticon emoticon
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  • NATIVE_ONE
    How terrific for you to have reached short term and long term goals! I can hear in your blog how excited you are and you should be. Congrats for doing so well and succeeding! You have changed your life completly around and it all is for the better!

    Keeping your eye on the prize...what is your next goal?
    3378 days ago
  • BUBBLEJ1
    5k in 34 minutes is great! Well done Beanpod! emoticon emoticon
    3378 days ago
  • OTTAWABOUND
    This is so inspiring. And 34 minutes is great. My superfit husband runs the 5km in about 22 minutes, and was at 28 minutes six months ago when he started timing himself. So big pats on the back!

    It really is amazing how those goals that seem so unreachable become realized as we put in the work and time on them. emoticon
    3378 days ago
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