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What’s on my running playlist? 7-15-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-15-13

Hey everyone! Sorry I am late on posting this! I had a little injury last week and the doctor suggested I temporarily change my run/walk intervals. I dialed it back a little, and I am feeling much better! I am learning that I have to take these things seriously in order to stay healthy and keep moving forward in my training. My long run this week was 4.36 miles at a 13 min/mile pace. Not too bad considering! Here are…

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What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

Today was my long run day (5.97 miles, 12.1 min/mile). 10K training is progressing a lot more quickly than I expected. I am feeling confident (most of the time) that I will be prepared for my first 10K in a few months! Now it’s time to share the next five songs from my running playlist! Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles Loud Big & Rich (This one is a favorite!) Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson Synthesizers…

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What’s on my running playlist? 6-18-13

What’s on my running playlist? 6-18-13

Today was my long run day (4.6 miles, 12.3 min/mile), so it’s time for me to share 5 more songs from my playlist! I put my phone on shuffle and randomly selected the first 5 songs. Butch Walker Uncomfortably Numb P!nk So What P!nk Good Old Days Britney Spears Piece of Me Britney Spears Toy Soldier What did we learn from this? I really like running to P!nk and Britney! I swear I have more music than that. I also…

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What’s on My Running Playlist?

What’s on My Running Playlist?

Today was my long run (5.56 miles at 12.1 min/mile, y’all!), and I thought I might share with you some of the songs on my running playlist. My only requirements for good running songs are that they have to be fast, and they have to be catchy. That makes for a very eclectic playlist! I have a ton of songs on my list, so I’m thinking I will post five songs a week. Here are the first five, in no…

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The Finish Line…?

The Finish Line…?

In the past few weeks, I experienced two major events in my health and fitness journey. I finished my first 5K, and I reached my goal weight. I crossed a finish line of sorts, for both. At the same time, I feel like both were more of a beginning than an end. As many of you know, I was not a runner until recently. It was something I thought I never could do…never wanted to do, and yet on March…

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No more “I can’t…”

No more “I can’t…”

Being over a year and over 100 pounds into this journey, one would think I was close to being finished.  The truth is, I am just beginning.  First, I will give you a little bit of back story.  When I was growing up, I was always confident in my academic ability.  Athletic ability?  Not so much.  I said a lot of “I can’t…”and “I’m not…”   Deep down, I knew I couldn’t do it, so I just didn’t try very hard. …

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Healthy Travel Tips

Healthy Travel Tips

With the holidays coming up, many of us are going on vacations to visit family and friends.  It can be difficult to stay healthy while traveling, but it is definitely possible!  Here are some tips to help you stay on track. The kids’ meal is your friend, but make sure it is a healthy one.  Unfortunately, a lot of kids’ meals can be pretty unhealthy, but restaurants are coming around.  For example, at a bakery in Disneyland, I chose a…

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Weigh-in Day!

Weigh-in Day!

Happy Monday, everyone! I am just checking in again to update you on my weigh-in! I have now lost 81 pounds total! I should be on track to lose 100 pounds in a year. I had a brief setback, but I am moving onward and upward again. Please feel free to share your weight loss goals and progress in the comments or on my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/HealthyBeautifulBlessed

Over-thinking

Over-thinking

As many of you know, the past several weeks were difficult for me. My energy levels were low and I had my first gain in several months. After a lot of thought, reflection, and prayer, I have realized something. I was thinking waaaaaay too much. Yes, we need to be mindful of what we eat. Yes, we need to make sure we have enough protein, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. However, I think the problem was that I was thinking…

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Challenge yourself!

Challenge yourself!

Ever since I was a kid, I have had zero confidence in my athletic ability. School was my strong suit, not sports. The fitness tests in school were always a nightmare. Push-ups, sit-ups, and running…I would always panic, because I knew I would finish last. “I can’t,” was something I said a lot. I never wanted to push myself or try very hard because I knew I would fail. This year, something changed. The only explanation is God. He caused…

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