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Sunday, July 15, 2012

I reached my goal for tomorrow (week 4 already?) this afternoon. I feel very proud but also kind of deflated. i ran for 14 minutes with walking intervals in between and it was really hard for me at the end. I don't feel like I'm getting any better at this. I know this would have killed me a month ago but the first two weeks I was seeing results almost DAILY. I couldn't run at all two days ago so I just power walked for 30 minutes. I'm not going to stop but I guess I didn't realize how much my improvement was carrying me, motivation-wise. I'm going to get to the store and find something healthy to cook now, and maybe take a little nap.

My goal update:

I want to be able to run the same tomorrow - 4 minute warm up, 2 minutes on two minutes off for 32 minutes

week 5's goal will be the same as week 3 that I failed. I want to run 4 minutes solid 3 times in 30 minutes by next monday. I feel like I should be able to do it 4 times in 30 by then but when I set my goals too high I feel even worse if I don't achieve them so baby steps.

do squats every day after running and stretching. get up to 20

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    Baby steps and non-food rewards in between emoticon
    2137 days ago

    LOL, try not to be unreasonable. You've come so far! Focus on your successes and leave the rest behind...it will not benefit you in any way to focus on them.

    Hang tough!!
    2137 days ago
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