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5K This Weekend

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today I worked out for the 3rd day in a row. I'm very determined to get as well-conditioned as I possibly can for this weekend's 5k. I have never been in a race before, but my ultimate goal is to finish. I'm currently lacking confidence by only thinking about how a lot of other people will more than likely finish before me. I'm hoping that if I can keep up this exercise and complete this race, I can develop the confidence I need in the future. I'm actually beginning to enjoy working out and making smarter decisions about what I put into my body. It makes me feel great!

As of this day, I am now able to run for 30 minutes at 5.0mph pace! This is a huge accomplishment for me since December of 2007 where it was extremely difficult for me to even run a half a mile without heavy breathing! Today, within my 35 minute run/power walk cardio, I was able to go a distance of 2.55 miles which is close to 3.1 miles (the distance of the 5k)! I also noticed a big difference in my work out today than I have with most other workouts I've had in the past; I did not feel dizzy afterwards!
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  • KNDJP21
    Wow - good luck this weekend! Just signing up for a 5k and training for it is a huge accomplishment. Don't worry about people finishing before you - the only person you need to compete against is yourself. Anyway, great job - and be sure to revel in the feeling of accomplishment you have when you cross that finish line - it will help you continue working so you can beat your time in the next 5k you run. :)
    4541 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Don’t say “I NEED to lose weight, I HAVE to lose weight, I’ve GOT to lose weight.”

    During quiet time say to yourself:

    I can’t wait to lose this fat.

    I want to lose this weight.

    I’m one-hundred percent committed to losing this weight.

    I know that sometimes I’m going to fail, BUT I know I will learn from the mistakes and go on, because it will be so enjoyable to live my life like this.

    I’ve decided to lose this weight. I will feel so much better, if I make this change. I can’t wait to transform my body, so I can wear pretty clothes, so I can feel more attractive. I want to feel stronger, healthier and more alive.

    I feel so excited to lose this weight.

    I’m 100% committed to becoming thin.

    I know if I commit to eating well and exercising, my body is going to transform and I’m going to feel better about myself. I’m going to feel more alive and I’m going to enjoy wearing pretty clothes. I’ll be more confident in social gatherings.
    I’m going to talk to myself with love about why this will be such a great change for me.
    4541 days ago
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