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No Boundaries - Week 5

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm smack dab in the middle of my 10-week training program, and loving every minute of it! I'm up to running for 3 minutes at a time, with a 2 minute break for 2.5 miles.

Weeks 1 and 2 were tough, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't keep up and I was hurting from head to toe! I took some pressure off of myself and fell to the back of the pack, got fitted for running shoes and the rest is history. The greatest lesson I've taken away from this group is to stop comparing my successes and failures to others. Running is NOT a group sport, it is an individual accomplishment. So what if I'm the last to finish - I FINISHED!

The fact that I'm held accountable and that I won't be able to keep up with the group if I don't stay on schedule has really helped. I just returned from a cruise to Mexico and while on vacation I worked out at the gym once and ran 1.5 miles on the ship's track twice! In my previous mindset that would have NEVER happened.

On another note, prior to leaving on vacation I received some interesting test results that show I have Hashimoto's disease, which is a hypothyroid disorder, insulin resistance and PCOS. All of which can contribute to my inability to drop pounds.

So now that I have running on the brain if I add my new meds and a lower carb diet, I should be on track to be in a single digit size by my birthday in April!!!

I hope all are well - Spark On!

  
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NHES220 10/24/2013 2:22PM

    Great attitude and your medications should help you get there combined with your running!
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GAILANN48 10/24/2013 9:35AM

    emoticon emoticon All great news! I'm struck by your focus on solving the problems you've encountered - what a great attitude.
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No Boundaries - Week 1

Monday, September 23, 2013

Last night I sat through orientation for the Fleet Feet No Boundaries 5k training program! Today is day 1 of week 1 and I'm expected to run/walk 1 mile with 1 minute running and 2 minute walking intervals. I set my goal to be able to run for one mile straight by the end of the program - Thanksgiving!

Wish me luck! Happy running.
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SISSYP63 9/24/2013 4:14AM

    you can dooooo it!!!! wish you the best!!!

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September 6, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013



One year from Friday I will participate in and finish my first half marathon in Peachtree, GA! I can't wait to wear my tiara and blinged out metal when I cross the finish line of the Diva Half Marathon.


I took my first "before" picture so that when race day comes around I can look back and see how I've physically changed.

My blog will be my milestone, roadblock, funny and embarrassing story log of events - stay tuned for blisters, windburn and whining!!!

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GAILANN48 9/5/2013 3:34AM

    Good for you! I look forward to hearing about your progress, and loved your "blisters, windburn and whining" comment! Have fun!


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EDDYMEESE 9/4/2013 7:54PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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Scared Straight!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I recently had a pretty serious health scare and it put a lot of things in perspective. All of my metabolic levels were elevated, my BP was 140/100 and I was having chest pains. Since my father passed suddenly of a massive heart attack at age 41, I was immediately ordered a stress test.

At the ripe old age of 35, my results came back negative and my eyes were opened to the fact that everything that was happening to me was of my own doing and I have the power to change it. Over the summer I was super lazy, ate horribly unhealthy and felt terrible inside and outside. I think I was probably suffering some depression and medicating myself with fries, pizza and nachos.

So HERE I GO AGAIN ~ I'm currently following the Charles D'Angelo plan from his book, Think and Grow Thin. It feels a bit drastic and prescribed but at about 1300 calories a day, it's exactly what I need to get #backontrack.

I'm about 2 weeks into the plan and have lost almost 7 lbs in 10 days. I know that sounds like too much, but I'm sure it will taper as I keep going. I do have to say that one of my most motivating factors is my friend Judy. She's been checking on me everyday and is so encouraging. We're Fitbit buddies and we have some friendly competition going to keep it light. She's my new Monday night walking buddy which is not only good for the body but good for the soul. Nothing like clearing your head and chatting with a good friend!

I've also signed up for my first half marathon (did that before the scare). So on Sept 4 of this year, I'm taking a selfie to compare to what I will look like on Sept 4, 2014, the day of the Run Like a Diva Marathon in Atlanta, GA! To get started a friend and I have joined a 5K running group that starts this fall. I figure that I better start now if I'm going to be in any condition to begin half training in May.

It feels so good to be motivated again and to read my SP friends blogs. I forgot how supportive this community is and how much I need it.

  
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MIRAGE727 8/29/2013 8:05AM

    Having a run group to train with is the best. I run with a Tuesday & a Thursday group. Not only do I have a good time with them, but we share experiences, lessons learned, and training from 5Ks to Triathlons. Enjoy your group and have fun! Stay strong, focused, and be well!
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YOYONOMORE1 8/28/2013 8:11PM

    Glad to hear you are taking your health seriously and are willing to make the necessary changes to get back on track. Wishing you much success.

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SISSYP63 8/28/2013 7:31PM

    Wish you the best on your journey! Believe in yourself, anything is possible! I really-really like that FitBit, got mine not too long to help me to be more active, such neat tool!

I am under the calories and carbs that I am suppose most of the time. I am a Part Time Vegetarian, plus I Juice too for Breakfast usually and take Vitamins to help. Already on extra Vitamin D cause I am low of not drinking milk. I am fighting to not be put on Cholesterol med. Got get into Strength Training, not issue with Walking/Running. I do it for my health cause don't want my chest cracked opened with bypass like some of family been through.

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FENWAYGIRL18 8/28/2013 6:42PM

    Sometimes we need a little scare to set things into perspective, Im glad your taking the warning seriously , the only thing I don't agree with is the 1300 calorie a day, that's pretty drastic and could end up setting you back because that will be tough to stick to, but I do wish you all the luck in the world! emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 8/28/2013 6:38PM

    emoticonI'm so glad you're getting back on track. And good for you for being pro-active in making a difference in your own health!
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Like your history, my dad had health problems early in his life. From the time I was 16, I was always 'waiting for that phone call'. My dad lived 81 years but his quality of life was horrific. I have determined that I do not want to following in his footsteps.

It is up to me - and you - to make our stories turn out differently.
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FREESTAR1 8/28/2013 6:19PM

    Way to go! How fortunate to be 35 and getting this chance to step back from the edge and choose a different path. I hope you have a long and happy life! I'll be interested in reading about your journey towards the marathon next year.

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Hello Stranger ...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Today is the 6th anniversary of my 29th birthday and again I'm saying to myself, on my next birthday, I'm gonna look HOT!

I'm still trying to figure out how to balance life and to stay on track. It seems like once one "big thing" takes over I lose sight of the things that I want to care about but feel like I don't have time for.

Managing a house, a job, grad school and life is a lot. People keep telling me that I should be proud of myself for all that I've accomplished - I just wish I wasn't an all or nothing personality!!!

Today's image on the SP FB page really hit home, so I'm sharing it today to remind myself that I have to keep trying until it really sticks.

Here's to a new year and a new me!

  
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IMAVISION 4/29/2013 5:32PM

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WALLINMW 4/29/2013 3:00PM

  Stay on track!!!!

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JENSTRESS 4/29/2013 2:58PM

    You can do this! What great timing. I just came back to SP after a year away, and I realized that I've only failed if I'm not trying. But this time, I'm not giving up, I am going to keep going. I'm going to do everything that it takes to make this stick, work, and become habits!!!

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