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2013 Will Be My Healthiest Ever!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I started out the year with a big group (about 25 people) seven mile Galloway run and followed that with a personal training session at the Y. Feeling good!!

Thanks, SparkFriends, for all your encouragement on my confession blog yesterday. I am going to build that "sticking to the calorie range" streak this year. That is a top priority goal. 7 days is my record, but I'm going to beat that for sure! I feel like an extreme binge eater who is 85% cured. I'm not sure if "cured" is the right word. Maybe 85% in control at this point is more accurate.

Priority two is more strength training this year. Going to wait until after I work with the personal trainer a few more sessions before I really spell out a strength goal for the year.

Priority three is to keep running. I'm planning to do the inaugural half marathon in my home town the first weekend in November 2013 and the Disney Princess half marathon in Feb 2014. In the meantime, I plan to run at least one 10 mile run per month, and at least 3 runs per week for a minimum of 9 miles, while listening to my body and taking off for illness/injury only if necessary. I estimate I ran 600 miles in 2012; hope to accurately track my miles in 2013 and beat that estimate. Plan to run local 5Ks and 10Ks aiming for PRs, too.

Yesterday's SparkCoach challenge was to make all the grains you ate whole grains. I did it. I had no bread or starch at the restaurant last night as there were no whole grain options. Yesterday noon I had some of our pot of soup. I had to pick out a few noodles that weren't whole grain - probably 10 noodles in a bowl. Oh, well, I did it to meet the challenge. Plan to do a whole year of SparkCoach. Won't hurt. May help. I'm also doing the SparkPeople Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge over the next four weeks, working to further reduce my overuse of Splenda.

My biggest fitness accomplishments of 2012 were to keep off an 80 pound loss and to run my first half marathon. I plan to do even better in 2013!!
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    Great goals, Marsha! I did the Sweet Tooth Challenge and found it to be very helpful!
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  • GABY1948
    You are doing SO GREAT, Marsha! I know why you are even a bigger (in my mind) inspiration to me. I never knew you except "skinny" so in my mind it is hard to believe you were other than a "normal skinny" person (yes, I have seen all your pics) but what stood out today in my mind was when you said "I feel like and extreme binge eater who is 85% cured". I was a horrid binge eater...much more than that but not for here. You ROCK, my friend! I don't really binge least NOTHING like I did before.
    I do hope you get off the Splenda...I was addicted to diet Pepsi for years and quite awhile back I was reading my friend, ~KREN's blogs...all on health issues and stopped having any artificial sweetnes and sugar...I am on day 127 today. I feel SO much better...and MOST cravings are gone!
    Each blog you write I can relate to you more...Maybe one day I can do a virtualy walk when you are running.
    Keep up the GREAT work!!! You do so much good for so many of us that look at you and know it is possible! emoticon
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  • _LINDA
    Wow! That was an impressive year of running! Ramping up your fitness with ST and whatever the PT gives you to do should go a long way into helping you achieve all these amazing running goals! Looking forward to following your running career!!
    Go Marsha, GO!
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    2418 days ago
    You are doing great. Keep up the good work in 2013.
    You're setting quite the example for the rest of us.
    2418 days ago
    Great for you keeping off an 80 pound loss. Your goals are inspirational! 2013 will be a great year for you!

    I like your idea of a personal trainer. I am weight training but not sure of what I am doing.

    Congratulations on a very good year and you have developed such wonderful goals for the next year.

    2418 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Great blog! And I really like your priorities! You sound very determined--love the idea about ST--need to incorporate more of that into my own plan. emoticon
    2418 days ago
    emoticon Great plan Marsha; the greatest gift we can give our kids and grandkids is our continued good health! I have no doubt you'll reach your 2013 goals!
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  • BHOLMAN1005
    Great goals and great blog
    2418 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    There is no doubt in my mind that you will achieve your goals in 2013, Marsha!
    2418 days ago
    What a brilliant kick-off to 2013! And thanks for your kind comments on my "more of the same" blog: I appreciate your steadfast support and encouragement so much!
    2418 days ago
    Great plan and blog! Wishing you the very best healthy and happy year ever!!
    2418 days ago
    "My biggest fitness accomplishments of 2012 were to keep off an 80 pound loss and to run my first half marathon. I plan to do even better in 2013!! "

    Wow to your accomplishments! And wow some more to your plans to do better this year! You are awesome!
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    You are doing amazing! And very inspiring! Best of luck on your new goals and resolutions! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2418 days ago
    I'm not sure if binge eaters are ever 100% cured.
    ST is great for you!!
    Fab running plan!
    2418 days ago
    Impressive Marsha!
    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    2418 days ago
    Starting from a good place, Marsha, heading to a good place. It can't help being a good 2013 for you! Realism and stretch. emoticon emoticon
    2418 days ago
    Impressive progress! Keep up the good work. My daughter is a massage therapist and also a personal trainer. She is helping me with my strength training and is having me do it very slowly. Boy does that get your muscles attention! Don't know if your trainer knows that technique, but boy it is effective. Happy New Year!
    2418 days ago
    Yay! What a great start to the year!
    2418 days ago
    Great!!!!! Happy New Year
    2419 days ago
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