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  1. Thanks, Terosx! I just got back from another run, and although it was tough to finish, I feel great. I'm on Week 5 of Couch to 5K - on track to finish in time for the challenge, I think! You should just warhammer the snow out of your driveway.
  2. Excellent! I know what you mean - I hate the thought of being run down by a hipster zombie, and that definitely has me hitting the park on a regular basis. Good luck!!! All these bad reviews are making me nervous, but I'm hoping that some of the kinks will be worked out by the time my race rolls around - it's in late October and it's at an athletic center, so I'm hoping things will work out!
  3. Looking back on week 1 (for me, since i started late), things are going okay. I did four runs and one strength workout, so I need to shift the ratio back a little bit, but the runs have been really fun. For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to working out! Woohoo! That's the biggest victory for me. As for my other goals, I've got my e-cigarette, and I'm getting used to it. I went to a poker night and bummed two real cigarettes, but in my defense, I lost horribly, so... Week 2 is off to a good start - went running this morning despite being incredibly tired, and I'm plannin
  4. Your kids are too cute! They look like real sweethearts!
  5. Hi guys! Here's a pancake recipe that I highly recommend - it's high in protein and infinitely adaptable. The recipe makes about 12-15 small pancakes, and they keep great in the fridge, so a batch for the week is totally doable. Steps: Whiz the following together in a food processor/blender until smooth: 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup rolled oats 4 eggs pinch salt pinch cinnamon If you'd like, stir in by hand anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 cup of a delicious add-in, such as fresh, frozen or dried fruit, chopped up dark chocolate, nuts, etc. The stronger the flavor, the less you should add so th
  6. Oooh, I love jicama! It's like the mutant child of apples and carrots. Good work on moving toward your goals!!!
  7. Day by day, LegoLady! That's how it happens - one day, one meal, one moment at a time. Keep up the good attitude - you can do it!!!
  8. Nice work! It sounds like you're staying on track and making progress! Way to go!
  9. Thank you so much for the encouragement, guys! It means so much to have people cheering me on. I went out for a run yesterday, and another today. Today's run increased the ratio of running to walking, and I feel great! The only downside is that my creeping foe, the shin splint, is making a reappearance. I've got an ice pack strapped to my leg, so hopefully that'll slow it down. The e-cig is working pretty well so far, although it's still quite difficult to turn down the real thing when I'm out drinking. The weirdest thing about making the switch is that I can't tell when to stop puffing at i
  10. I just signed up for the Brooklyn one, and I'm really excited! It'll be my first race ever, so even if it is kind of "meh," it'll still be a big deal / blast for me! Anyone out there want to get in on the action?
  11. Another Cto5K run done, and feeling good! My husband bought me an e-cigarette today while we were out running errands, so Goal 3 is on track as well. Let's hope I can keep up this momentum!
  12. Did today's Beginner Body Weight Circuit. I could only do one circuit, which makes me feel like a noodle person, but I guess that's part of the process. I get surprised every time I don't have the strength for something, even though it happens fairly often - I've always been skinny, so I never noticed that I wasn't remotely strong or fit until a couple years ago. More running tomorrow, and I'm actually looking forward to it!
  13. PS - AWESOME TATTOO! I love the colors!!! If you're anything like me, as soon as one's done, you're already mulling ideas for the next one...
  14. Good goals! I like how you've laid everything out so specifically - that should make it much easier to follow through. I like doing meal planning, actually - get yourself a cookbook or two that you actually like (my top pick: Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayliss - you can make delicious, authentic Mexican food really easily with stuff from the regular grocery store. Not super paleo, but he makes it ridiculously easy to make substitutions), and spend an hour or so paging through. The stuff that looks good is going to leap right off the page and onto your grocery list, I guarantee it. Good luck!
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