I have been working pretty hard lately to stay in shape and lose a few pounds. I have been running a bunch training for a half-marathon in September. After a late night run after I got off from work last Thursday, I stepped on the scale and it read 199.4. That is the first time I have gotten a reading under 200lbs. Sure, I lost a lot of water weight on the 7.4 mile run that night, but I still count it! I have weighed myself after sweating before and it had not gotten down that low even then. Continue Reading
Today I finished with week one of my half marathon training. It is always tough starting out, in my opinion. I completed all of my distances without stopping to walk. I feel this next week will be easier for me. I think this idea of me running a half-marathon is totally plausible! I just have to tell myself that results will come in time if I keep working hard for it. I remember saying that if you can picture yourself accomplishing something, it will happen. As long as you keep that image in your head, the task will come forth. In my head, I can picture crossing the finish line at Parkview Field this September with a whole crowd in the stands cheering as all of the runners come in.
When you have weight loss goals or goals to be more healthier, as do I, it is sometimes hard to maintain consistency with those goals. A person may want to be well fit, but it takes hard work and determination to do this. It takes consistent exercise and practice. Everyone hits speed bumps along the way and I think that is what I have done recently. I have not been paying close attention to what I have been eating and I just do not feel the way I want to. Earlier on in the year, I was doing great. Running almost every other day and watching what I ate, including my portions. I lost sight of that for a little while, but now that warmer weather is here, I think I am seeing the motivation come back. Continue Reading
I never take off my Livestrong, yellow bracelet unless I am working at the hospital and I take it off so it is not the carrier of pathogens. While I am asleep, in the shower, and all day, everyday, I wear it. I got it last year when a co-worker of mine had an extra one. I did not think so much of it at the time. I just took it and wore it. Now, whenever I take it off, it feels really weird to not have anything on my wrist. Now, why do I wear this bracelet on my wrist? Continue Reading