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Friday, August 31, 2012

So today I am signing up for my first 5k!! It is going to be at the end of October. I am so nervous to even sign up because I haven't even tried running more than 8 minutes. I have been told that I will be fine but I think people lie emoticon Of course that is what I thought about running in the first place. Now I am addicted to it. I think I'm addicted to working out all together. I love it. The weights, the burn, the sweat, and the RESULTS!!

On the food side of my journey, my band seems to be working! I am eating a lot less. I bought the Spark Cookbook and so far I love it. I made 5 different recipes this past week and they are wonderful. I was also able to freeze alot of them. My biggest challenge is munching for no reason. I am physically full but my mind wants food....any type of snack food. I'm started to learn that when this happens I need to be far aways from food and try to do something else.

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  • OCEANLORD
    It's going to be awesome. I run my first this weekend. I'm stoked.
    2773 days ago
  • JMARIES51
    Congratulations for signing up. You will do fine. Last year I started training about this time and ran 5K right before Halloween, and I was 60 last year. So I know you will do just fine. Just take your training nice and slow so you don't hurt yourself and now that you have done 20 minutes, and eventually 25 minutes, you will see that you will also start running faster.

    Oh and remember, those muscles do weigh more than the fat that you are replacing, so don't get discouraged about not losing weight on the scale right away. It will start to come off. The body just takes time to convert. Hey, I am so proud of you. emoticon
    2774 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2012 10:06:17 PM
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    Awesome! Congrats on signing up, and have a great time on the race! :) You can do it!
    2774 days ago
  • CHICA125KML
    It is Miles for Megan in Cockeysville
    2776 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12351332
    That's really exciting! What 5K is it because I was looking into one at the end of October too!
    2776 days ago
  • MELISSAD71
    Congrats on signing up on the 5K!! You will love the cookbook. There are so many great recipes in it. Have a fantastic weekend!!
    2777 days ago
  • SHRINK_U
    Congrats on signing up for the 5k ! You are doing so well.
    2777 days ago
  • TEACHFIRST268
    Good for you!!!! I, too, am running a 5k in October. I did my first one 5 years ago (and then started working full time and went to grad school) and proceeded to gain all the weight back and THEN some. I'm back at it again signed up for the same one this Oct.! (o:

    I remember when I did the first one I was so nervous and had such butterflies! But it's such an amazing experience! You'll LOVE it! My goal was just to finish it. This time, I want to finish it a little faster...even if only seconds! (o:

    Good luck to you!
    2777 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12781736
    You will do great on the 5k! Congrats on signing up, that's the first step!
    I'm happy that your band is working well for you and that you have been trying out new healthy foods. You're on the right track and I know you will succeed. emoticon
    2777 days ago
  • RUTHANNE100
    Wow--your first 5K....what a great goal to work toward. You'll do great!!!
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    2777 days ago
  • NAYKNITS
    emoticon you'll do fine!
    2777 days ago
  • VLKSHA
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  • BEANIES_MOM
    You're gonna do great!
    2777 days ago
  • ELLISH
    Congrats! . . . . and you will be fine! We all got one upcoming and I garauntee we all are all nervous! When I was younger I crawled into a boxing ring with a guy 40+ lbs heavier than me with 1000's of people watching and this 5K has me more nervous! lol Go figure! You will be fine! :)

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    2777 days ago
  • CMKARLS
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  • KIWIANN
    emoticon emoticon Congrats on signing up for your first 5K!! That is great!! Best wishes to you for overcoming the mindless munching - wish I had some advice to offer, but I struggle with it too, and my only defense is to keep food out of arm's reach!!
    2777 days ago
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