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2014 Here I Come

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Since Thanksgiving, I can term the last month or so as nothing less than self abuse with the amount and quality of food I've eaten. I've gained back some weight, but so what. I'm back on track again and eager to see how this year pans out for me. I have a friend's wedding at the end of May and a cruise in July so I have some firm mini-goals/deadlines for weight loss already.

After being off exercise due to my leg, I decided to re-start the C25K program to slowly build back up my endurance again. So far so good. This injury was a real learning opportunity about not pushing so hard. So far, running again has been a real breeze, aerobically speaking. These first couple of weeks have been really really easy to breath through. My worry has been more about wear and tear on the legs. Instead of my usual running at the indoor track at the YMCA, I am bracing against the cold and running in my neighborhood. The last time I did that, I was already well into my injury and it HURT. Since taking two months off to heal, I have been shocked that I don't hurt at ALL after running outdoors on the pavement!!! This is so very encouraging. I'm very very pleased. I remember well last year and then two years before that when I began C25K and even running 60 second spurts was just intolerable! It makes me happy to look back and really realize the difference in my ability and outlook on running. Every time I think about "pushing it", I keep telling myself "slow and steady". I am so very very grateful to be back at it and able to move again.

The holidays are over. It's back to spinach smoothies and tracking calories. All is well and looking up!
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    1780 days ago
    I am sooooooo happy for you and love the excitment in your words. Really delighted you got off the hamster wheel emoticon . You deserve a good year and I am sure this will be one. emoticon I am also jealous of your cruise plans. I will trade my trip to Turkey for your cruise, LOL! I was shocked when a friend let the cat out of the bag at a Christmas Party that we were going to Turkey. emoticon My initial response was not very good, but I will go with the flow.When I asked my DH why Turkey he said it was a good deal emoticon ????? If it was somewhere out of dangers way I would be much more receptive to this trip. This message is supposed to be about you and all your great plans this year. emoticon I am going to be on you like ticks on a dog, to stick to your goals. I hope you will reciprocate, I have 7 lbs to loose. I did not gain any weight over the holidays but have a notion that I would be at my best at 110, I am currently 117. It's outstanding that your leg is doing great and you can run outside. The long term benefits of your temporary hiatus is a much better condition over all. That makes it so much more convenient and effective for getting some exercise at a moments notice. The calorie burn is greater for running than most cardio and it uses less time. You can run at any hour and it makes you feel so good, can you tell I miss my running. emoticon I love ya girl!

    Good luck and keep us informed Ms Holley! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1782 days ago
    emoticon Yes, put the past in the past! Here's to 2014! It's going to be a good year for us. How exciting to look forward to going on a cruise. jealous! I bought a Nutri Bullet for my daughter for Christmas and she made me one of those spinach smoothies. Never in a million would I have thought it would be good, but it was delicious! My husband even liked it and wants a nutri bullet now. We'll see!
    1782 days ago
    Bravo! Encouraging about your healing! and lots of positive energy coming from you! I had weight gain over the holidays too. It bothered me but I learned a lot about myself. When I realized I have SP and a plan to get me through this rough spot I felt better. Be well! Baby steps!
    1783 days ago
    Atta Girl, Holley! You can't keep a good woman down!!!!

    This is going to be a GREAT year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1783 days ago
  • no profile photo SUEPERWOMAN

    Yes, self abuse! Been there, done that. Happy you're back and ready to kick some butt.

    Love, Ginger
    1783 days ago
    Glad you are back! I checked your page yesterday, but didn't see any activity. Good luck with your running!
    1783 days ago
    Woohoo! I'm so glad to hear the injury isn't bothering you anymore. That is awesome!
    1783 days ago
  • NHES220
    Glad you are back running! I remember after my hamstring injury it felt so good to be able to run again, I found I actually missed it. Sounds like you have some targets to shoot for with the wedding and the trip!
    1783 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    woo-hoo!!!! so good to see you back at it!!!!
    1783 days ago
    Yep, slow and steady!!! You can do it!!! emoticon
    1783 days ago
    Happy New Year! Slow & steady will carry you farther in the end, but it is so easy to forget! Just remember the tortoise!!!!
    1783 days ago
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