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I am strong, proud and confident. I also know I cannot do this with out everyone's help, support and the motivation you all share.

I know this is a long and difficult journey and I am not going to give up. Whether it takes me 9 months or 9 years, the small changes I make now will me a happier and healthier me in the long run.

Seven Rules of Motivation
#1 Set a major goal, but follow a path. The path has mini goals that go in many directions. When you learn to succeed at mini goals, you will be motivated to challenge grand goals.
#2 Finish what you start. A half finished project is of no use to anyone. Quitting is a habit. Develop the habit of finishing self-motivated projects.
#3 Socialize with others of similar interest. Mutual support is motivating. We will develop the attitudes of our five best friends. If they are losers, we will be a loser. If they are winners, we will be a winner. To be a cowboy we must associate with cowboys.
#4 Learn how to learn. Dependency on others for knowledge supports the habit of procrastination. Man has the ability to learn without instructors. In fact, when we learn the art of self-education we will find, if not create, opportunity to find success beyond our wildest dreams.
#5 Harmonize natural talent with interest that motivates. Natural talent creates motivation, motivation creates persistence and persistence gets the job done.
#6 Increase knowledge of subjects that inspires. The more we know about a subject, the more we want to learn about it. A self-propelled upward spiral develops.
#7 Take risk. Failure and bouncing back are elements of motivation. Failure is a learning tool. No one has ever succeeded at anything worthwhile without a string of failures.

Goals Set
1. Slowly obtain an healthy weight/BMI/size - Aim for 5lbs every month and the long term in 9 months.
2. Complete the C25K program - I can repeat weeks as I need but I really want to finish this.
3. Increase mileage/speed after finishing the C25K program so I can continue to improve with running.
4. Rock my body with regular strength training - I read somewhere that weight lost by dieting is is equally muscle and fat unless you work to maintain the muscle.

"Did I eat well today??? Did I exercise today??? That's all I need to be concerned about. The scale and the clothes will take care of themselves." ~ VOICEOFTRUTH1

Nike Ad's (thanks DIVELLENT) !
"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

"Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

Member Since: 6/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 40,802

My Goals:
1.Make activity part of daily life
2.Make my health a priority
3.Eat well 80% of the time
4.Don't take myself too seriously
6.Have fun!

My Program:
Be more active!
- Take the stairs, mow the lawn with a push mower, haul laundry and boxes.

Run, walk, jump rope, Power90, EA Sports Active, Wii Fit, DDR, and belly dance.
- 6 or 7 days a week.

Add strength training.
- Primarily Power90 for now (3days a week), but I would like to increase the weight and add variety with dumbbells.

Track my food!
- This needs to happen every day. It is too easy for me to give in to temptation right now, and logging things makes me more likely to re-think my choices.

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