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My First 5K was FUN!!! (Some pics too)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Yesterday I attended my first 5k and I had a blast! I walked/jogged it. It took me 61 minutes to complete. It felt so good when I came to the finish line. I felt like, "hey...I can do this!" There was music and so much fun! I am definitely motivated to do another one. My family had lots of fun also.

There were all kinds of people there...just about every fitness level. Kids in strollers being pushed while their parents jogged, pregnant women, kids, teens, etc. This elderly woman flew jogging right past me. She was awesome! I want to be like that! She was inspiring. I wish I could have gotten her name, but I couldn't catch up to her. emoticon The atmosphere was super friendly. Not everyone jogged. Many people just walked at a fast pace. We talked with so many people. Everyone there had the same have FUN!

I meet up with Nikki (Starlight615) who I meet here on SP. She has been so good to me. She motivated me and gave me tips. It was awesome. I was so glad that we were able to meet up in that sea of people. She definitely motivated me.
Thanks Nikki!

If anyone is thinking of doing a 5K, I would highly recommend it! It was worth it! I am ready to sign up for another one.

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(Here's Nikki and I when we met up!)

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STARLIGHT615 3/17/2014 9:17AM

    It was a pleasure meeting you and your family Inez! I am so proud of you for completing your 1st 5k!! Its an amazing feeling to say I can and did finish this!! I look forward to watching you complete other 1st!!! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 3/17/2014 4:15AM

I'm so proud of you for making this goal then doing it!
Plus you stepped out of your comfort zone and met a fellow sparker!
AND your family had fun, too!! It was a win win situation!!

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5K Color Run!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

I finally signed up for a 5K this Saturday coming up! I have been wanting to do one for a few years now, but never found any courage to actually go through with it. I think it's because I am a little bit over 300lbs. But I am not going to let embarrassment keep me from doing things that I want to do. emoticon

I also signed up my family as well. I know that I will not be able to run it all....maybe a few spurts of running here and there. But I will definitely finish it. My goal is to actually run a whole 5K before 2014 is out. I know that I can walk a 5K. I did it on Saturday. I have a free app on my phone called run-log where it can map out my run with the phone's GPS. It also has a timer on it. I did 3.2 miles in 61 minutes. So at least I'll know that I will be done in an hour. emoticon

I felt so good after that walk.

So, wish me luck for this Saturday. I will try and post pictures of my family and I.

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STARLIGHT615 3/12/2014 11:10AM

    Awesome!!! Good luck on your 1st 5k!!

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INEEINAZ 3/10/2014 1:13PM

    Thanks guys! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 3/9/2014 8:58PM

    Praise the Lord! I pray you will grow with each step you take~

How encouraging!

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MARIO843 3/9/2014 6:32PM

    Best of uck to you on your run

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Feeling good about a birthday milestone. :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I am not even worried or stressed. It just doesn't bother me.....

I turn 40 tomorrow! emoticon

I think I don't see my age as "I'm just getting old". I see it as I am moving forward in life positively.

I know it's because I am incredibly blessed! I have no business complaining. God is so merciful and good to me.

I have two beautiful daughters that are blossoming into young ladies (sniff sniff)

I have a ridiculously funny husband who reminds me that the key to a long life is laughter. (This man can find humor at an insurance seminar) emoticon

I have some grey hair that I simply tell people that those are my platinum streaks.

I more obsessed with being strong and healthy than looking hot in an outfit. emoticon

I have two awesome, spoiled, bratty dogs that keep me company. emoticon

Life is never perfect, but it sure is good! emoticon

During February, my plan is to continue chipping away at my goals. I have lost a few pounds, but not as much as I wanted to. But, that's okay. This is a work in progress and this lifestyle change is forever permanent.

Hope everyone has a wonderful February!

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LILYDOG11 1/31/2014 4:38AM

    You're 40 years young !! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 1/31/2014 1:44AM

    haha! 40 is a great age. emoticon emoticon

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Upcoming 2014 and a Great Idea for a New Year's Eve Gathering. :)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hello emoticon

Last day of 2013. I say it every year....where did this year go? It left so fast.
I wish I can say that about my weight! emoticon

I love this time of the year because it's a chance to start fresh. Time to get rid of the past and move on. It's good for the mind and body.

Reflecting back on this year, I have had a few hard lessons regarding people and family members. I have been "burned" before and it's unfortunately part of life. I just don't want to be bitter. It only hurts me in the long run. I had a very hard time in drawing that fine line between I forgive you and I am not a doormat which you can disrespect.

2014 will be about.....

walking deeper and closer to the Lord.

not hanging on to old hurts and focusing a little more on me. Creating a little "me" time.

not stressing out about every... single... thing. emoticon

sticking to the promises I have kept for myself. (I failed at most of my promises to me in 2013)

get at least 8 hours of sleep. I am horrible about this. I know it's hindering my weight loss.

take it day by's not a sprint and God is in control.

I am starting the Rookie Running Program from SP and I have joined a January Challenge on one of the teams.

So New Year's is at my house this year. I can tell you that no one else is on Spark People that are coming. So my plan is to regulate my portions, drink plenty of water before and talk about the awesome Spark People. Maybe others will join. If I mess up, I am not going to stress or beat myself up about it.

We are going to try something new here this year. I got the idea from my mom in NY. She told me that the city over the weekend had lines of people up and down the block. They were writing down all the negative things that had happened to them in 2013. People can write anything down from bad relationships to bad health in 2013. They then had shredders where their letters were shredded....kind of like closing the chapter on negative things to start 2014 new. When the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, they will use it as confetti.

I love that idea so much that I have paper, pens, and a shredder by my door for guests. When the ball drops here, we will use it as confetti along with the kids using their poppers.

I hope it works out. emoticon

Well, I have lots to do today......

Wishing everyone a wonderful end to 2013. Have a BLESSED New Year. May God keep you all safe and healthy under his wing in 2014.

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HEISTHEANSWER 12/31/2013 3:04PM

    Happy New Year! I love the idea of writing the negatives and shredding them! I just love times of new beginnings. I look forward as I am sure you do-to meeting with much success this coming year. I claim Philippians 4:13 to be my main source of help.

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IGNITEME101 12/31/2013 1:28PM

    Happy New year! emoticon

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Sick for the holiday! :(

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I can't believe it!

I am sick with bronchitis. emoticon

I don't know which is worst....not being able to taste the food, not being able to go to my first 5k, or taking prednisone (YUK) which is a weight gainer.... emoticon

Well, it's not the end of the world! There is always Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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AVANELL 11/27/2013 7:06PM

    Praying that you get well soon. May God touch you with His healing power!

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ARNETTELEE 11/27/2013 3:15PM

  Take care and get well soon! Happy thanksgiving!

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IGNITEME101 11/27/2013 2:33PM

    Awwwww! I pray you will have help when you need it!



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BAMAJAM 11/27/2013 2:19PM

  Sending get well wishes to you! Hope you feel better soon....
Cheer up, at least you won't have to clean up the kitchen after a big dinner!

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 11/27/2013 1:55PM

    I'm sorry you're sick. Happy Thanksgiving anyway.

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