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Chunky Girl’s Guide to Running: The tortoise over the hare!

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I know this is a no brainer but yes, starting off slow is the best approach to gaining a love for running. No..it’s not overnight. I started running because I wanted to see quick results without thinking too much. All I needed were some running shoes and a program to follow and I would run. I needed the flexibility to run whenever and wherever I wanted. I couldn’t be tied to a gym or someone’s class schedule. My life was just too busy to be that structured. I also didn’t join a running group right away either. So slow and steady was my goal and approach. My thought was I would give it a go for the committed time and that’s all. I didn’t want to get ahead of myself because I didn’t need another good intended failure. I just wanted to lose weight and topping the scales at the start at 228 pounds was enough. Time to get moving.

Tip: Goal Planning!!  Get calendar for your bathroom.

English: Calendar

I created a goal for each 10 lbs. I knew to lose weight it wasn’t going to be “Biggest Loser” style but just planned it out and work the plan. I gave myself 9 weeks to see results. I committed to the program. Commitment meant I had to do 3 days a week for 9 weeks. No excuses. My plan was mornings at 5am at least two days during the week and then on Saturday at a more reasonable 7am. If I was up late for a sick kid..I had to do it. When on vacation I had to do it. When I had a conflict(on Saturday) it won out. I focused on doing it and not on how well I did it. I followed the program and believed. If others could, then so can I. I just couldn’t get ahead of myself and start running like an Olympian. I’m a chunky girl in her 40s and as much as I would like to be a speed demon that wasn’t my plan. My plan was slow and steady is what wins the races. Accept the aches, ice the knees, take an aspirin and do it again.

Tip: Commit to yourself and don’t neglect it.

In future posts I will post some examples of my online journal I kept during the 5K training.

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Thought of the Day

“Transformation is not the end of the journey but the present activity.”

— Jillian Michaels.

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Take advantage of the day

Busy Women, the weather is gorgeous where I live.  Take advantage of the weather and use take a well deserve does of “me time.”

Yes you have that to do list and it’s the weekend but don’t forget to enjoy the day.  Sundays are known as a day of rest for a reason.  IF YOU WANT CLARITY OF THOUGHT AND MENTAL STRESS RELIEF.  Take a couple of hours or you.  Go for a walk and listen you favorite tunes.  Your list will still be there.

Now log off and enjoy the day!

 

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Look at yourself!

To really transform into or back to who you are you need to know who you are, right now.

You stare in the mirror getting ready for work but are you really looking?  It’s hard to take a hard look at yourself and if you can’t do it objectively then try one of these online personality test out for size.    Myers-Briggs is the famous one and click here to take a free one.

If you have a little cash take the DISC profile test.  It’s more in depth and provides more insight to your strengths and weaknesses.

If you have your results from past test dust it off and look at it.  Your core personality may not change but life happens and some new strengths AND new weaknesses will come out.

 

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