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HELP! I need a kick in the butt!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello there.

My name is Veronica. I am 40 years old. I am a wife (9 years) and a mother to a 3 year old boy and I'm known amongst my friends as "The crazy cat lady" I had 8 at one point. Now I'm down to 5 (adoptions)

I know I've come along way since starting this program in '07, but I'm a little sad that I'm not further along. To make matters worse, I'm going through a dry spell right now and I'm having a hard time getting back on track.

I ran/walked a marathon June 1st (6:03:02) and I've only worked out twice since then. I haven't done any running yet. I've got two weeks to get back into "running shape" before the next Team in Training season begins. I have too much pride to let someone whose never run before in their lives pass me on the track. It's false pride, I know, but its who I am.

I HATE accountability, but I HAVE to have it. So, I'm asking you to please check out my exercise and food logs and if you can, give me some encouragement and feedback. I'm going to come up with a program I think I can stick to and prayerfully stay on track. It will include, running, walking, jumping rope and strength training.

I've broken my weight loss down into eight (8) 5% goals and I've added my planned rewards next to each goal.

My weight loss goals and rewards are:

10 lbs (182) Buy a long-sleeve tee to wear under my singlet and a pair of capri running pants

9 lbs (173) Buy a rain jacket light enough to run in while in Alaska June '09.

9 lbs (164) Get a manicure and a pedicure (at a spa)

8 lbs (156) Get a facial (at a spa)

8 lbs (148) Get a massage (at a spa)

7.4 lbs (140.6) Purchase a diva dress from Boston Proper

7 lbs (133.6) Buy a new pair of dress shoes to go with my new dress

3.6 lbs (130) GOAL!! Take my husband to dinner and a play

I would love to be a size 10 by my birthday, November 7th, and by then have three marathons under my belt (San Diego Rock 'n' Roll full-Marathon 06/01/08, San Jose Rock n' Roll 1/2 marathon 10/05/08, and Santa Barbara's half-marathon 11/01/08). If I can accomplish all of this, my reward to myself will be to buy my self a bike and start training for a triathlon.

So, that's my plan and I'm stickin' to it (with your help).
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    You are doing so well, you're motivating me! You can do this. Yo are almost there, keep going!
    4526 days ago
    Veronica, remember your weight is not what makes you who you are. You are a wonderful person and are caring to animals that others have forgot to love.

    But I do understand how you feel about exercise. You have accomplished so much in the last year regarding running. Not too many people would take on that challenge at the weight you were when you had started. I know I wouldn't have. But you had inspired me to do my first 10 K run with my son. I sort of trained but once I did it, I have not practised at all. But I did it, just like you.

    I am sure you will get yourself back on track, because you know what it takes to complete a marathon and it is not sitting on your backside it is getting out there and training, one step at a time.

    You can do it! Just get off your butt and do it!!!!

    4567 days ago
    Girl, tell you what, you check mine and I will check yours and if you see anything in mine that I should be doing then let me know and I will do it for you. Sound like a plan? You can kick my butt while I kick your butt.
    4570 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great plan. I know it takes a while to get back into the swings of things. I'm working on it myself. I still find it hard to choose the right things to eat and to get to the gym. Good luck on your marathons!!!
    4570 days ago
    HI Veronica, Sounds like you've planned everything. Just don't be too hard on yourself. Take one day at a time & be true to yourself., you'll be fine. Good luck on your journey. emoticon Trudy emoticon
    4570 days ago
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