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Couch to 4 miles! Here I come!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

I can't believe I haven't blogged in several months. It always makes me feel better when I do, so I am vowing to work harder at blogging my feelings, challenges, goals and setbacks.

Well I started a new program at my Ymca called Couch to 4miles. It is a group of women who are learning to run. We did our first real practice last Saturday and did a 40 minutes stretch of 1 minute run and 1 minute walk. We completed 3.5 miles in 40 minutes and I was amazed and overjoyed at this accomplishment. I am scheduled to meet my coach in the morning at 7:30 and we are going for another run/walk at the greenway.

I have been very commited to exercise and have found I absolutely love Spin classes of which I do an average of 3 a week and Zumba (latin dance) which I do about 2 to 3 times a week. I need to work harder on getting in my strength training. Which I will start working on soon.

I can say this has been a year of challenges for me as I haven't seen a lot on the scale but lots of changes in my body. I am down to wearing my size 14 jeans with no problem now and I have been at onederville for several months and love it.

Started the year at 209 and I am down to 196.. hope to be at 189 before December 31st.

Still struggling with the devastation of my divorce which was final last December.. just wish I could quit thinking of him and wishing we were still together. Guess it takes a while to get over being with someone for almost 20 years.. and I just need to learn patience.

Well thanks for listening to me and I am hoping for a successful holiday season and looking forward to my first race ever... Will be run/walking in a 4 mile competition the weekend of Nov. 21st. I am so excited and pumped. My goal is to do it under 50 minutes. I know that is not a huge accomplishment, but for someone who is just taking up running it will be. lol. I need to be on biggest loser..so I can have someone pushing me to go harder.. emoticon Picture of me with my two Princesses at Disney 09
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    4178 days ago
    I'm hearing a lot of good things!!! :) I hope you keep blogging... :D Here's to a great holiday season! emoticon *hugs*
    4179 days ago
    This is awesome. Really ! It helps me to join up with a type of program as well to gain the self motivation I need. If I know someone else is investing their time, I am more apt to follow through. Then, it builds my motivational muscles somehow and I gain more ability to do things on my own.

    Divorce is a hard bitter piece of life to chew, swallow and then somehow digest. I think we each do it differently. The more important aspect now, for you it appears, is that life become as desiring as he was to you and possibly still is.

    20 years and two gorgeous children is alot of investment. The likes to which Wall Street cannot compare. Stay to your course, surround yourself with those who deeply care about your welfare and good luck with this YMCA run and on to your competition in several weeks.

    Post some pics when you cross that finish line. And, don't forget to raise your hands in the air in celebration as you cross that finish line !!!

    4198 days ago
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