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Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's not the team that wants to win that wins. It's the team that wants to win, and is willing to work at it, that wins.
- Vince Lombardi

November 10, 2007

Gosh, I love that quote. I've had it up forever now, but it still speaks to me, so I guess it's staying.

Well, here's my every-two-months check in. My work life still keeps me from being here very often. I stop by every so often to track my nutrition and make sure I'm eating what I think I'm eating, but I haven't been over to the teams/community at all. Bummer-- there are so many inspiring stories out there.

I'm still doing Body-for-LIFE/Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle-- same idea, just slightly different delivery. I got sick a couple of weeks ago, which detoured me a bit, but I'm back in the saddle again. I've definitely internalized the several small meals concept. I struggle a bit with wanting to binge on yucko foods on free days, but I'm working on that.

What I'm most excited about is finding a new fitness goal. I've realized that I work better on a set program working towards an outside goal; my overall "look hot" goal just doesn't cut it in the end when it comes to motivation. Couch to 5K was so great for me-- I set out for what felt like an impossible goal and I worked hard to meet it. Meet it I did (back in July) and I've moved way past my oil-meet-water reaction to running. And so (drumroll)...

I'm training to run a half marathon. Yikes! But so exciting and exactly what I need to stay motivated. It'll be in late January here in Austin and the idea of running 13 miles kind-of scares me out of my wits right now. On the other hand, I know I can do it if I work hard enough, and I know I'll work hard enough! I do have to laugh, though: all the time goals I read about are way out of my league! I'd be thrilled to maintain a 10:00 mile pace, and I'm not sure that's realistic. My goal is to finish!

Take care, y'all. Stay strong!
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