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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I fell off the wagon again and I don't even remember how! I've been working out for about a month now, but I got into a bad soda habit and have more to lose than when I started. I've cut back on the soda and I've been drinking lots of water. I actually need to get another water bottle.

I'm trying to focus on working out more than worrying about weight loss. I know if I can keep up walking at work on lunch and breaks plus a round of Zumba when I get home that I'll get where I want to be eventually. I'm trying to limit myself to one weigh-in per month to help keep my focus off the scale.

I did the Midnight Sun Run last year. It's a 10K, 6.2 miles. I walked it with my boyfriend and jogged across the finish line at 1:59:xx. This year I want to do a couch to 5K program then 5K to 10K. I'm hoping I can do it in an hour to an hour and a half. One of the biggest issues last year was that my feet were not used to the harder surface of roads and sidewalks. I wasn't particularly sore the next day, so I want to do training on the sidewalks as soon as the snow and ice melt off. That will be mid-April to the beginning of May. I may have to do some puddle dodging when I get started.

I'm trying to keep all these other goals and reasons for working out in my head so I don't let myself fall out of it again. Last night I got pretty pumped up again, so if I can just get that feeling every so often, that'll really help.

I think I may have hurt myself a bit. I posted about it on the message board. I'm not sure if I should just do what I've been doing, which is to alter certain Zumba moves so it doesn't bother that area, or if I should take more of a break/see a doctor. I just want to keep working out so I don't lose it again.

Oh! I also ordered a fitbit One. Amazon's estimated delivery date is this Saturday. I think that will help me focus on getting up and moving. I try to get up every so often at work, but I really can't tell how far off I am from the 10,000 steps a day.
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