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Jun 16, 2011

The first six months.....

4 miles today; easy pace.  I needed that.  April 4th was the last time I used the treadmill and I'm lovin' it!

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In the first six months.......

- I knew I needed to lose weight and get healthy

- I did not know what I was doing.
- I did not even think of being a runner.
- I walked slowly at first and then faster pace.
- I always worked out after work and missed many times because of it.
- I skipped my workout if it rained.
- I wore cotton shorts and cotton shirts.
- I tried running and was tired after six houses.
- I learned how to eat properly.
- I learned how to leave the dinner table without being full.
- I learned to love fruits and vegetables.
- I learned to not eat the snacks in the home.
- I purchased a treadmill.

- I purchased a boxflex machine.

- I started running a longer distance - 1/4 mile(that was far!)
- I changed my workouts to mornings.
- I started running slowly and got up to 1 mile.  Haha!
- I learned the value of NOT wearing cotton to work out(ouch my inner thigh's were chaffed)
- I bought a timex watch to start timing how long I was working out.
- I bought a decent pair of running shoes.(Saucony)

- I dropped my cholesterol over 100 points.
- I lost eight inches from my waist.
- I went from XL clothes to Medium and sometimes smalls.  I always wondered who wore smalls?
- I lost over 50 pounds!

I did all this and I really had not even gotten into running yet.

This is what I did in my first six months of getting off the couch and changing my life.  More to come....


What did you do in your first six months?




Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!

10 comments:

  1. I've always run, so I don't know what it's like not to run... I even find walking in town to slow!!! I sit in my office at work and look out the window and see Table Mountain and long to be running on it, so I love getting to the office and reading that first line of yours:"5 miles today on the schedule. That's what I did."

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  2. This is an awesome post! Thanks for sharing. "I always wondered who wore smalls." I've actually thought the same thing about mens sizes sometimes :)

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  3. Love love love this post! Isn't it amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it? I never even IMAGINED I could run just one mile--and a year after I went for my first run (1/10th of a mile, lol) I ran my first half-marathon. I was SO DETERMINED to do it that NOT doing it wasn't even an option.
    Your family must be so proud of you!

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  4. That is so awesome! You are a true hero and I hope your story inspires others to follow your path!

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  5. You are inspiring! I never imagined I'd run either, let alone get ready for a half-marathon. I think my story might be quite like yours. Do you really still have your first pair of running shoes?

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  6. What an awesome post! I love that you are so open with sharing your weightloss story. You truly are an inspiration!!

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  7. Wow. That is amazing. Congratulations on your success!

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  8. Love it... look how far you've come! :)

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  9. You did a lot those six months. The best part is that it was just the beginning of your lifestyle change! Congrats doing so well.

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  10. Um, wait...is that a Pac Man arcade game in the background there? Whoaove!

    That was an awesome post. I love how people redefine who there are through exercise (especially running).

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