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Your Body Is A Gift

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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…

And There Goes The Training Plan

Well, as my Lil Man got the flu, and then pneumonia, I got sick on Monday. I was telling myself it was 'nothing'. But the 101.6 fever said otherwise. Today is Thursday, and I haven't been able to exercise all week, unless you consider cleaning up poop and an unending amount of poopy laundry exercise.

I'm still sick, and I haven't been able to run this week. So I suppose you could say that my training plan has been shot. I've been given advice not to even attempt the marathon. The advice was well intended. I know this. I'm not hurt or upset by their honesty.

But I know that I have to do what I need to do for me.

I have 3 weeks and 2 days before the Marathon.


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