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Monday, April 29, 2013

It felt so good to run last night. I really pushed myself on W2D2 of C25K training. I upped the speed during the running segments and set a good incline during the walking segments. I wasn't as sore or worn out as I thought I would be, so that was nice. I even ran to the grocery store up the street to get cherry tomatoes for my salad for today. That put my bedtime late, but I got everything prepped and ready for today.

Okay, confession: I am drinking a diet Dr. Pepper and just ate a Nutty Bar but I am planning on eating my healthy breakfast here in a little bit and will be eating my healthy lunch. It is the beginning of MAP testing and stress is running high. I also had kind of a stressful/tiring weekend. However, with that said, I can't continue to "pop" over to the dark side and make myself "Nutty" with this junk food. I'm already feeling bloated and kind of yucky. I really can set a good example for my kids. My youngest is eating broccoli almost on a regular basis and my older two were discussing plans for a Smoothie bar (instead of a lemonade stand) this morning while we were driving to school. My husband said he will be going to the "Y" this morning to work out, so I will check on him later this afternoon and hope that I can go after work today and check it out myself.

Last week was a crappy week, but it is over. This is a new week and there are many new opportunities to succeed. I can do better! I WILL be one of the after pictures that states "Linda lost 50 pounds!" I keep telling myself that the people I see in those pictures who have lost all that weight did not do it overnight. It took months (and sometime years) of very hard work. It took planning and determination to stick to those plans. It took heartache and mistakes to grow and become even stronger in their fight to win. I can be that person. I started in January when work decided to do Biggest Loser again. I have been walk/running, eating healthier and dancing to Zumba since then. That is 3 1/2 months of a new lifestyle! No, I haven't been perfect and haven't stuck to everything as good as I should have...but I have continued. I have continued to pick myself up, continued to stay dedicated to the commitment and continued to try again after each of my mistakes and off track behavior, and I will continue to do so. I have a long way to go, but I must remember that I have come a long way.

This was a lot longer than I had planned on writing, but I feel good now that it is out. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and a very successful week!
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    You are on the right track and you have a great attitude! Thanks for sharing your journey here. I love reading about the ups and downs....we all have them, and it is good to know that everyone is struggling with something. Hope the MAP testing goes well this week - also, hope you can destress somehow. It is great that you have a "Y" nearby - we use Anytime Fitness because the closest "Y" is 30 minutes away. Keep on doing what you are doing and forgive yourself the slip-ups. Do the next right thing.
    Missourians! Team
    1846 days ago
    It sounds like you know just what you need to do and have the support of your family! I love the start of the week, as it gives us an opportunity to start fresh and get back on track. All the best!
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    1847 days ago
  • ARW715
    I hope you have a great day and week too! I love the title of this post, what a great reminder for a Monday morning!
    1847 days ago
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