getting fit for punta cana…

Dear Diary,

I am declaring today the official start day of getting in shape for my trip to Punta Cana.  This, dear diary, is the beautiful destination fuelling my motivation:

 

Isn’t it gorgeous?!?  I’ll be there at the end of April 2018 for my best friend’s wedding – I’m so excited!!!

I do NOT want to look back at this trip and only remember feeling bad about myself and my size.  Instead I want to look back and remember feeling confident and attractive.  I want to remember that I confidently participated in activities like beach volleyball, and dancing at the nightclub with the rest of the wedding group etc.  I want to know that I put in my very best effort possible in the weeks and months leading up to the trip to feel confident.

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august goals….

Dear Diary,

Today while I was out for a run I started thinking about where I am now with my running, both physically and mentally. As I mentioned in my “hello…” post, most runs lately have been a struggle for me physically, and therefore they leave me feeling down on myself and defeated instead of elated like running used to do for me in the past. I’ve been trying to readjust my expectations for my runs and breaking up my runs with scheduled walk breaks, as opposed to the unscheduled walk breaks I was taking before. Over the past year I’ve been stopping to walk in my runs because “OMG – I just can’t do this anymore” and “OMG – I’m so slow”.  I want to re-learn how to push myself to run through my self doubts.  This is the first time I’ve tried to make a running comeback that wasn’t due to pregnancy or a major injury, and wow, this sure is hard!

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well INK cold pressed lemonade…

Well INK Cold Pressed Lemonade

Dear Diary,

The other day I received a package of three new cold pressed lemonades from Well Canada to try. I was pretty excited because I've never tried cold pressed juices before, but have always wanted too.

From their press release:

What first started out as a small operation between two friends, has quickly turned WELL Canada into one of the largest growing cold pressed juice brands in the country, specialized in combining natural, raw ingredients to create superfood beverages unlike any other in the market.

The Well INK cold pressed lemonades come in three flavours, I'll list them in order of favourite to least favourite (though all are nutritious and delicious):

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hello…

Hi there new running diary!

I'm so excited to meet you and share with you all my innermost thoughts and training plans.  I have to warn you though, not everything I share here will be sunshine and roses. As with most everyone, I periodically suffer from depression - especially during the winter.

I've been running now for 17 years and have been through a lot. Running has helped me with many life changes and as I share my thoughts you will learn a lot about me and my life.  I'm looking forward to his being a therapeutic journey.

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