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Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

[ 4 ] 05/07/2013 |

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I am resurrecting Toot Your Horn Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier. I achieved a major goal last Saturday and I want to share it with you all. Toot, toot!!!

In January, I decided that it was time to get serious about my weight loss and fitness journey. I had let myself fall off the wagon a little and it was time to get back in full swing. I figured a new year with new goals was the way to go. Boy oh boy, was I right!

The first thing I did was get back on My Fitness Pal. I always do better when I track my food. It keeps me accountable. I have found that if I know I have to log the food in, I will think twice about eating something that I know isn’t the best choice.

Next, I started going to a new school to work out. This was the smartest thing I have done in a very long time. The classes, the instructors, the people I work out with are just a perfect fit for me. I am doing really well there. I am losing weight and inches and I feel so good.

Last, I set some goals. I started out going to classes three nights a week for a total of four classes. I am now up to going five days a week and doing ten classes. I truly love going to the classes. I am challenged and I really push myself to do my best.

I did set one more “big” goal. I signed up for the One America Indianapolis Half Marathon. It was twelve weeks of training that was a huge time commitment. Towards the end, we (one of the girls I work out with) were doing nine and ten mile walks on our already busy weekends. But—we did them.

When they put this bad boy around my neck on Saturday, I was prouder of myself than I had been in a very long time. I had worked really hard and I felt like I truly deserved this medal.
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So, how about you? I know some of you did races this past weekend too. It’s time to toot your horn and be proud of your accomplishments. Tell us all about them in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear.

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About Nancy: I'm a 59 year old wife, mom and grammy. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 40 years and we have four daughters and four grandchildren. I've been chosen to be the mature voice of the Sisterhood and I couldn't be more excited. My passions are my family, photography and my new found enthusiasm for fitness and weight loss. In a moment of crazy, I signed up to walk the 2013 Indianapolis Mini Marathon and believe it or not, I survived! View author profile.

  • flipflop68

    I am running a 15k on May 19th…I too had fallen off the wagon this winter…working hard to get fit for life! Running is my escape from reality and to reality.

  • Adah

    First Congratulation Nancy…that is a big accomplishment! I have wogged (walked/jogged) at least 1 mile a day for the past 7 days! I pushed myself to get that mile in even when I wanted to skip it.

  • AnnG

    Nancy, you are my inspiration!! I’m so proud of you!! You definitely deserve to be proud of this accomplishment!
    This is our year!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.m.bentley.7 Carrie Mertens Bentley

    I fell off the wagon during Spring Semester, gaining back 1/3 of the weight I’d lost over the last year. Very disappointing! But I’m back at the gym, Spin class 3x/week, training for a 5K walk and working on getting more comfortable doing strength exercises. I’m on MFP too, it helps with my food accountablility