Vanessa's July Journal

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Vanessa's July Journal
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Tue, 07-10-2012 - 11:01am

Well, well, well... here we are - July 10th and I'm just starting this journal. It's going to be a short one, that's for sure - my wedding is July 14th and we don't return from our honeymoon until July 24th so I have 4 days pre-wedding to journal and track and 7 days post-wedding to journal and track this month.

On Sunday while sitting in the pedicure chair reading Runners World magazine I came up with a goal and a bucket list item for myself. I am going to run one 5K a month from August through December. Then in January I'm going to start a 10K training program for the Spring and then in December 2013 Jamie and I want to run the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon! It's the week before his birthday so we may be able to combine the two events!

I didn't lose any weight for my wedding like I had wanted to but I did get myself toned/in shape enough that I am able to wear a sexy dress like I wanted. I have increased the number of shorts in my wardrobe for the summer because I am beginning to like the look of my legs. Sure I would love to lose 10 pounds or so but when I get back from my honeymoon my focus is going to be to focus on truly getting FIT not just the number on the scale. I'm going to start the Bootcamp class by my house in the mornings in August and I bought a Groupon for 3 kickboxing classes that I'll put to use in August too. I may also explore a beginning yoga class, a beginning kettlebells class and spinning - all offered at my gym by my house but I just never go to that one. I think I'm getting burned out on the treadmill workouts at lunchtime everyday at work. I'll probably break out with some of the dvds in my collection too when I return - it's time for me to mix-it up and get my motivation back to just workout!


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Re: Vanessa's July Journal
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:24pm
Thanks Kristy - it is SOOOO great to see you back on the Board!


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Re: Vanessa's July Journal
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:25pm
Thanks Carrie - now that the wedding is over I'm going to try to get back to regular workouts! Hopefully I'll get some pics up on fb tonight!


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Re: Vanessa's July Journal
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:26pm
LOL - LBW - I'm really hoping I can follow through with my running plan!


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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:29pm

Hey Vanessa! Glad to see you back - we missed you! Hope you had a good bit of time to really relax and enjoy being a newly married woman on your honeymoon!

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:31pm
Ok - time to get re-motivated for my workouts again! I used to do so well at making a goal and working towards it but I fell short as far as any weight loss goal for the wedding. I KNOW my main problem is eating and drinking. I like to indulge, I know I do, and up until I hit 40 I was always able to maintain my weight by just exercising and eating and drinking to my heart's content. Those days are obviously gone for me though. I wasn't totally uncomfrotable in my bathing suits on my honeymoon but I felt like I could have done more. I'll probably always still weigh myself but now I want to get "fit". I want to be able to run longer distances without stopping, I want to be able to have more defined arms and legs and I want to gain more flexibility. So although I feel I'll always watch the numbers on the scale - I'm hoping I can change my mindset to watching myself become a more fit person!

Here we go on this new journey for me!


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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:32pm
I missed you guys too - you guys are all so motivating in different ways!


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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:47pm
Vanessa, that is a great attitude! I think you are well on your way - it's too bad good food and drink are so tempting! I think the rest of the summer is really about figuring out what schedules and routines will work for fall when things get back to normal and there isn't all the summer temptations around!

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 11:05pm

Glad to see you back!  Your mindset is great, and I'm sure you will accomplish all of your goals!!! :smileyhappy:  Happy Summer!!!!

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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:25pm
I think this shift in focus is excellent and just what you need post wedding/honeymoon.
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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 9:26am
I agree with Miranda - use the rest of the summer to figure our schedules and routines so you'll be at a great spot when fall comes around and things return to "normal". Your goals sound great and ones I've been saying myself to - I can run now but I really need to think about flexibility and toning also! I'm excited to see what you are working on!
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