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  1. […] and trying to get caught up on blog comments, things were pretty low key around here. I started my C25K Program on Monday, started keeping track of calories again using My Fitness Pal, and I just feel better all […]

  2. […] by the outpouring of encouragement and support that I received on Monday when I wrote about my struggles with food and weight loss. You guys offered up so many kind words, uplifting thoughts and positive vibes. So, thank you from […]

  3. Lizzi S. says:

    Have any of us not been there!?!
    It has been so hard for me since motherhood. And I make it worse because I keep comparing my life now to my life before my son (when time wasn’t so much of an issue.) I’m striving to lose weight, get back in shape, and actually become a runner. It’s not necessarily easy, but I know the only person who can stop me is myself.

    • Courtney K. says:

      You’re right. The only person who has been holding me back is me. And I think we all have to just reach that point of realizing that.

  4. Kimberly says:

    You just said everything in my head. I’ve been battling with my self image for a while. I keep saying that I need to do something, but it just hasn’t happened. I have to start. I have to take those first steps.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Yep. It comes to a point where WE have to realize that WE are the only person that can change our habits. Good luck girl. I KNOW you can do it!

  5. Nicolette says:

    I’m also feeling the same way. I’m not unhealthy but I could do more. I set some healthy goals for this month. I’m only one day in but so far so good 🙂 I know you can did it too! BTW: Thanks for the couch to 5k info.

  6. BEEN THERE!! A couple years ago, I looked at some pictures of myself and realized WOW…who is that girl? I’d put on about 25 pounds since high school and hated what I was looking like. None of my favorite clothes fit anymore, and I’d “let myself go”. So I decided to change it all. Hubby and I went on a very strict low cal diet, and worked out. I lost almost 20 pounds…and then found out I was pregnant! I’m thankful I lost a lot of that weight before getting pregnant with my first baby or would have had a much harder time afterward. Proud of you!!!

  7. This happens to me every summer. It’s totally frustrating and I understand. And like you, it usually hits me around now that I’ve let it go too far. Good luck – I hope that you start seeing results and feeling better!

  8. Meagan says:

    You’ll love the Couch to 5K program if you decided to go that route. It’s such a gradual build up and running makes you feel so good! I’ve run a few 5K’s over the years and it’s seriously such a great feeling to cross that finish line! It’s not a 1/2 marathon or anything, but it’s still great! You can do it! I plan to start back up a few months after this baby is born.

  9. Ana says:

    You go girl! I just started the Couch to 5K program today. Isaac rode his bike and Phinneas was in the bike trailer. It was a good run/bike for us. I am trying to get on a normal workout routine…it’s tough though. Have you ever read the book “French Women Don’t Get Fat”? I use that as a guide. She recommends recording everything you eat for two weeks, reviewing it carefully afterwards, and then taking the steps to healthier eating without deprivation.

    I need to loose about 30lbs to actually look good in clothes. It feels like a lot, but one pound at a time…take it one pound at a time 🙂

  10. Jen says:

    I’m going through the same thing. When I woke up one day sore from sleeping, I knew I had to get off my lazy butt and change something. It’s not always about losing weight. It’s about being healthier and feeling better. I wish you luck!

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