3 Things You Should Do Before Your First 5K

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Ever since hearing about the Color Run 5k a few years ago I have thought it would be a lot of fun–but I thought there was no way I’d be able to go 3 miles. It wasn’t after we moved to Texas and I started jogging on the treadmill that I realized that after awhile, 1 mile starts to hurt a lot less, and if you push through to 2 and 3 miles it actually gets better! Now–don’t get me wrong, it was just on the treadmill and I was still super slow. Sooo slow that one of my favorite pins says,

I Run. I’m slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter BUT I RUN!

Apparently I’m not alone, however, because that has just happened to be re-pinned over 650 times!

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How to get Rewarded with Things You Desire by Making Simple healthy choices

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Two Years. Apparently that’s the length of time that we’re destined to stay in one home, at least up until this point in our marriage. You see, big changes are coming to the Elliott household once again as we prepare for yet another move!! This time, however, instead of moving thousands of miles we’ll be moving about 8 minutes away to the neighboring town of Lindale. This will be a much easier transition than normal since that’s actually already where Amber attends school, does ballet, our church is located, and all sorts of other day to day life activities take place!

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Mamavation ~ 40 Days of Water

 Things this week went fairly well, once again I did a awful job of keeping track of my food in a food journal, I don’t know what it is about all the different ways I’ve tried to keep track that I just can’t seem to stick with it–I’m starting to think that maybe in the mornings I will plan out my food for the day and then check off each item as I eat it to play on my love-of-all-things-check-list mentality–maybe a little unorthodox but I think it just might work! I’ll let you know how it goes!

Still feeling out my new routine I only ran twice last week but will try again this week to run 3 times-my biggest thing is that I need to start getting up at 7:30 each morning and well…..

So something to work on! Just this morning I saw the challenge that I posted first, and I’m seriously considering doing it! I already drink basically only water, coffee, and milk-but about once a week I will have Pepsi when we go out to eat. I’m think for the challenge I’d limit myself to 2 cups of coffee a day and then only drink water for the rest, it might be tough but I think it would be an awesome experience–anyone else in??!!!

My weight this week: 133.4 lbs One pound down–Woo Hoo!!!

Leave me a comment and let me know how you’re doing this week with your wellness/weighloss/healthy goals and be sure to leave me a link if you did a post this week!

Nicole Elliott