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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Saturday, March 7, 2009

7 miles – it's hard to believe that I ran 7 miles today. I'd never run that far alone. It was difficult, and it took a lot of telling myself to 'just keep moving'. But I did it.

I didn't plan on running hills today though. I ran a new route and discovered hills were included. Thankfully, I only had one long incline and several smaller ones, but the route wasn't totally flat. The weather was gorgeous today with temps in the 70's.

I'm very pleased with myself that I did it, and that I didn't quit – but kept moving forward.


  1. Great job!! The longer runs can be tough by yourself, it's great that you got through it!


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