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Day 1 Down

I started changing my life. Yesterday Rob and I began our journey of #couchto5K. I did ok, not as well as Rob but then again I didn’t stretch enough nor did I drink enough water before we started running. My Achilles was aching and I got a cramp in my side. I stopped at about 17 minutes but I instantly felt better about myself.

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not me but I wish my legs looked like that

While my main goal is to run the BlogHer 5K Fun Run and do it well I have other goals too. There is this cute yellow top hanging in my closet. Its been there for about 4 years, I’ve worn it once. I want to wear it again, without a slimmer and look good! Also there’s this cute short black blazer hanging next to it. I wore it this weekend; it matched my outfit but didn’t fit perfectly. I want to be able to button it WHILE sitting. There are 2 pairs of identical jeans on the top shelf in my closet. No clue how old they are or even if they are still in style but they still have their tags on them but never fit. I want to wear them, comfortably. I’d also like for my thighs NOT to rub together.

Those are my mini goals. I don’t think it’s going to take much work to get there but it’s going to take effort and dedication, things I often lose track of. I lost about 12 lbs in the beginning of the year but have since gained 7 of them back. I want to get back on track and look and feel better.


  1. You rock, Melinda! You can do it! The first day is the toughest. I thought I was going to die after running 60 seconds the first day… now, 2.5 months later, I am up to 3 miles at 9 min a mile! C25k is amazing!

  2. Good for you! Stick with it!! It will happen. 🙂 After those first couple of weeks, you’ll find yourself running *gasp* for 5 minutes! Then 10! Then 12. It’s an exhilarating feeling to think back to that first day when you were running 60 seconds. 🙂

  3. Sounds like you’re off to a good start. Mini goals are a great way to achieve your ultimate goal. They make the process much easier, in my opinion. Good luck to you!

  4. Michelle S says

    Good luck on your endeavors! Don’t give up and even if you give up on just ONE day don’t let that set the tone for the rest of your journey.

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