November 30, 2015

Motivational Monday #131

Happy Motivational Monday! This week was a GREAT one for me, considering I hit my goal weight on Wednesday :) I also ran a 5K on Thursday (giving my best effort), which was a fun way to kick off my first week of 10K training. All-in-all, it's been an awesome week for me. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

Here are a few Motivational Monday stories for you to start off the week:

Amanda recently registered for an 8K Turkey Trot--a new distance for her. In choosing between the 5K and 8K, she figured it wouldn't hurt to burn a few hundred extra calories for Thanksgiving dinner ;) She did amazing, finishing in 52:26! It started to rain with just about a mile to go, but she still had a blast running the race.

Lucy said that in July, she was "done being fat". She started tracking her calories on My Fitness Pal, and has since lost 36 pounds! She also started the Couch to 5K program, and ran her first 5K on Labor Day weekend, finishing in 42:02. On Thanksgiving, she ran her second 5K, and PR'ed with a finish time of 38:56! (Lucy blogs at Losing Anonymously)

Julie became injured after running six half-marathons in eight weeks. She ran through the injury until she couldn't anymore, and then she just quit racing. Her track club sponsors a Turkey Trot each year, and for the past several years, she's paid for a registration but hasn't gone. This year, she decided she was going to run it--and she finished the 5-Mile race in 42:19! After the death of her husband a couple of years ago, Julie also struggled with binge eating and her weight. She is proud to say that she is on a current binge-free streak of 316 days and nearly back to her goal weight!

A huge congratulations ladies! Keep up the great work!

Also, and this is random... I just noticed that the Garmin Forerunner 620 (the watch I have and love) is on sale for $249 (including heart rate monitor) for today only. Including free shipping! If you've ever been thinking of getting one, you won't see it cheaper than that. I paid $450 for mine two years ago.


  1. I bought the Garmin forerunner 220 today with the heart rate monitor for $169! I couldn't swing the cost for the 620, but I think the 220 is gonna be just what I need!

  2. No shit, I actually hit goal weight for the first time in my entire life. I am now a healthy BMI for the first time ever as an adult, and probably for the first time since I was 7 or 8 years old. It's super wild. But, unfortunately the reason I hit goal weight is because I am going through a break up. I did also run a Half Marathon two weeks ago. I haven't blogged about either of these things because the break up happened squarely in the middle and I need to write about that first- I hadn't even blogged about the relationship first so I have a lot to go. (Please dear lord don't feature any of this!) I should be excited but really it just took the wind out of my sails. I just feel heartbroken instead. But I'm writing this because I know I'm going to feel proud because this is huge. I am currently sitting at the computer wearing size 2 jeans. Old Navy, granted, but size 2 none the less. (Can't feel my left leg because of the damn skinny jeans cutting off circulation when I bend it but it buttoned, OKAY!) I'm trying my best.

  3. Congrats to all on their accomplishments! And thank you for including my story, I'm still feeling that runners high :) It was a great race!

  4. Congrats to everyone!
    And on the binge note, that is such a huge accomplishment! lol...I love how people put it as a side note, but that is such a hard thing to consistently not do, so much in life calls me to just go and stuff it all down with food, so to go so many days with finding other ways to cope is soo amazeing!


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