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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Tracking makes the difference!

The best way for me to stay on track and make consistent and ongoing progress toward a healthier lifestyle is to plan ahead and track everything: food, exercise and water. Without planning and tracking, it is easy to make choices that may derail efforts. Tracking makes daily efforts transparent an...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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When I started to run

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Just don't stop

There are times in all our lives, in which we feel like the task at hand is insurmountable. Remember that the only person you have to be better than is yourself, and there's no one else to impress. Make this journey personal, and use your intrinsic motivation to push through the hard times.

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Don't Quit and other Motivational Words of Wisdom

Not everyday is going to be a "good day". Don't let 1 "bad day" turn into a "bad week"! It took you awhile to gain the weight, it will take you awhile to loose the weight. It's just how it is. Try to enjoy the process. Each day you will feel better than before until your dream jeans fit again!
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A reluctantly learned lesson...

So far I have lost over 50 pounds. I discovered, very reluctantly, how beneficial exercise is. I refused to exercise for the first three months of my weight loss journey. Gradually, I started exercising in 10 minutes stints. I saw my weight drop, my endurance rise, and came around to really enjoy...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Use Your Imagination

The imagination is our creative field. We can imagine anything we want to and that's what activates change. I meed to use my imagination constantly to create the life I want. If I can imagine it, I can HAVE IT!!! If you think it you can be it!

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