~Last Wednesday, I ran a mile on the university (UNLV) track at just 7 minutes 49 seconds. Then this past Tuesday I ran a mile again at the university track in a 10 person race and I got my time down to just 7 minutes 30 seconds! I was extremely excited because I was aiming for that exact time. It was such an accomplishment for me as I struggled hard even when I ran the 7:49. This time it was much easier and my fiancé and I ran with the 8 other runners from the Las Vegas Track Club. I filmed this run as well as my first run. they can both be seen on the website we created to challenge ourselves and others to get everyone running and to get our/their mile times down. Our goal is to get people working towards improving their health, weight loss and self-esteem as running has many surprising benefits. Here is the website: www.milechallenge.org
~I continue to make progress in my 30 Day Challenge as my weight is slowly, but surely going down. For the first week it was fluctuating from day to night in between 107 and 105, now on week 2 it is fluctuating from about 105.5 to 103.5 I am still steering clear of all junk food- and even when we went to the movies on Tuesday I brought an apple and a banana. Disciplining myself feels wonderful! It makes me feel strong in knowing that I don't allow things to control me. I have much more self control than I thought I did. Although self control can be situational, as I have always disciplined myself in terms of working, saving money, being honest, etc. I'd never disciplined myself in terms of eating healthy, going to the gym, etc. My fiancé is responsible for getting me on track when it comes to my health. I do find it sad that our world feels like money is more important than health. What good is money if your body is all broken down? Everyone should work harder at getting their bodies into better shape instead of wasting away overworking themselves. I want to be a better example for my nieces and nephews (as well as for myself). Therefore this year I am working harder than I ever have on my health, my mind, and my soul.
Blessings of love, peace, and strength,