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A Force Mantra

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I created a mantra for myself to make it through my running program. I am in the 5th week of my couch to 5k program and tonight I had to run 20 min straight. Guess what! I DID IT!! And it wasn't as hard as I thought. For the first time in YEARS I feel like I can be strong again. Anyway, I created this mantra to keep me going when I wanted to stop. Nothing spectacular but when I was in the military, cadences not only kept rythym (sp?) but they kept you going. So I decided I needed something like that. I also feel that if you find something works for you, you should share it so that maybe it works for someone else.

I am a force, not a weight
all obstacles get out of my way
I am not a victim of my weight
I am a force and this is my day!

While the pounds have not gone down as I would like, I can happily state that I have lost 1 inch on my waist and .75 inch on my hips. My husband was like, "really .75? You count that?" HELL YES I do. I worked hard for that. I'm counting everything...including the 1 inch off my neck. I was surprised by that. I think the weight is coming off my face and neck faster than anywhere else.

I can't wait to run my first 5k. I am so happy right now. I never thought I would get this far. All I can say is that each day I workout, I end it thinking "WOW, what can I do next?" emoticon
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    Of course you can use it! I think it is cheesy but sometimes cheese works. :)
    2619 days ago
    I love, love, LOVE your Manta!

    I just might have to copy it onto my page. Can I?

    Congrats on 5 straight weeks of C25K and your losses!

    You are gaining muscle.

    Even though face and neck weight loss is the quickest to visually notice you are going to start seeing even more inch losses and weight losses to keep.

    Keep at it Am! You are AWESOME!
    2627 days ago
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