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1st race of 2012: 5k run for the red

Mar 31, 2012 - 0 comments
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Today was a bit chilly for a spring race but I did it anyway.  I was number 49 and finished the 5k at 32 minutes.  That was a few minutes faster than the 5k that I did last summer so I was pleased with my new personal best for a 5k...especially since today's 5k was a bit more hilly than the one I did last summer.  I'm improving :)

Sweet Progress

Jan 21, 2012 - 0 comments
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Lately... the scale has been stuck at 131 for quite  a while. I've been sick frequently this winter so I haven't been sticking with a consistent exercise plan yet I've been watching what I eat.  Needless to say, after stepping on the scale to see no progress, today I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the scale drop to 129.5. I love seeing progress on the scale, but I know that the scale isn't the only measurement of progress.  I know that  I'm making better choices on what I eat and how much of it I eat.  That is another form of progress to me.  I'm also learning to listen to my body more and I try to stop eating when I first feel full instead of eating until I'm stuffed. This form of discipline is another way that I've been progressing in my decision to live a more healthy lifestyle.  Spring is a motivator for me to continue making good healthy choices during the winter.  I want to look good in shorts and my summer dresses this year.   I think that will happen.  I'm on the right track. Just have to keep sticking with daily progress.

Small Breakthrough

Dec 04, 2011 - 0 comments
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Yesterday, Saturday, December 3, 2011, was a small breakthrough day for me.  November was pretty crummy..because the last few weeks I had a cold (which I blame on the flu shot) so i didn't get to run on the beautiful warm november days that we had.  With that being said, I thought that when I stepped on the scale yesterday it would be more than I was last time, but I had a small decrease. Sweet.  Then I had a nice hour jog with my dog on the trail. It was a chilly early morning but it was good to get back outside and run.  In the afternoon, I went shopping at kohl's because I had kohl's cash from black friday to spend before it expired.  I got a pair of black flats, new running outfit, new socks (since my dog likes to steal socks), and a cute dress that  I found on the clearance rack.  When i first picked the dress off the rack, I loved it but wasn't sure if it would fit me.  I thought it would be too tight, but because it was originally $90.00 , on the clearance rack for $9.00 and I had a 20% off coupon, I figured it wouldn't hurt to try to try it on.  I tried it on and it fit.  I couldn't be happier. The dress is now mine...now I just have to find a reason to wear it.