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Saturday, January 07, 2006

What have I done today

So today officially starts my lastest attempt to be healthier.

You may think my motivation is the need to set a new years goal and that may partly be true,
but I think I am more motivated by reading of so many other people who are so motivated via blogs. I am motivated by a desire to feel better. After being sick twice with different ailments in the last 3 weeks, I am ready to feel better.

After watching Oprah and the Biggest loser's ,I have adopted a slogan which is the title of my post.

This is adapted from a song by Heather Small entitled Proud
The chorus of which is
"What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many peopleIf you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?"

My thinking is that if every day I can do at least one thing for to be proud of then at least it is a start.

My goals
To eat healthier
To eat out less (was doing well at this until I got sick)
To be more active
To blog my activities or lack there off
To read more (once again sickness has kept me from that)
To walk in a 5k this spring

Thanks to Simba's mom, I have a training schedule and some nutrition guidelines. I like having my own personal trainer.

I am hoping that every day in addition to my normal post or in conjunction with, I will be able to tell you what What I have done today.

I have been looking into 5k's in the area and have found a few. I am hoping to convince my Mom or husband or someone to participate in one with me. If any runner's are interested in joining me in a 5k I would welcome that as well.
Here are some of the races I have found
Woof n' hoof 5k in April where you can walk with your dog, I don't think ING qualifies, but I can walk dogless and my mom could walk with one of her dogs.
Briarwood 5k also in April

I think that starting next weekend or tomorrow I need to start getting up I didn't get up until 11...which throws off your day a bit.

What I have done today
30 minute walk/kick video
10 Squats
25 Crunches
15 bicep curls


At 9:32 PM, Blogger Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Don't forget the Dexter/Ann Arbor Run in June. Great food at the end and lots of cheering people. Reasonably well run. They have a kids fun run the day before too. (Maybe they'll have another good shirt this year)

Check out the Ann Arbor Track Club's website for lots of good runs. I don't know if the 2006 schedule is up yet, but most of the enents repeat.

If you are looking all over Michigan, check out They have TONS of races around here to go to.

Looks like you've got some good goals for 2006. Hope to see you out there.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger redlib said...

Good for you starting out 06 to be healthy. I did some yoga this morning-- but just had a chocolate shake!

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Rae said...

Yeah!! Good for you. I'd love to do a 5K with you if you do one anywhere near TN. =)

The Biggest Loser is so inspiring, we just watched the episode from this week. I like the regular season a lot better, I never got emotionally attached to these two families.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger ShoreTurtle said...

Hey Kiki. I think that a 5K walk is a great idea. Maybe the redhead and I could do one with you when you come visit this Spring. [hint, hint].

Is Simba's mom charging a lot for her personal training services?

Good luck and stay healthy!

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Simba's Mom said...

I think you could afford my services Shore Turtle, although I don't think you need any help in the fitness motivation department.

At 1:34 PM, Blogger mouse said...

If you do the Briarwood 5k and I don't have a conflict I would totally do it (but I would probably run, if that's ok!). I second Jon's suggestion to check out the Run Michigan website. They have a whole schedule of relatively local events up there.

good luck on the quest! that's awesome!

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Kiki said...

Mouse, I am definitely considering the Briarwood 5k and will keep you posted. It would be fun to know other people participating.


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