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Motivational Mondays - Yes You Can!

Feeling like a badass after this mornings 5.5 mile run!
Get up! You can do it! Yes YOU can do it!! There was a time when I thought I wouldn't do it, a time when running for just 1 minute took my breath away and  I would go home and cry, or end up eating a tons of crap because I felt sorry for myself.
In the beginning I was scared to start running, I'd see all these runners run by me and I'd feel shy to start running, what would they think? Surely they would laugh at the girl that runs for 1 minute and than has to walk to catch her breath?!? I felt intimidated and it took me months before I could get over feeling scared and started running slowly. It felt good to run slowly and realize that no one was laughing at me or even paying attention. You see, everyone is out there running for a reason! Whether it's to get away from themselves, set a personal record or just for the feeling that running gives you.
It's taken me months to get here, to the point where I'm at. I can run for more than a mile without stopping, slowly but surely it's happening and it's all due to determination, willpower and believing in change. Every thing that's worth it is worth working hard for, keep going no matter how slow you think your going, your always going faster than that person sitting on the couch!
Yes, it will take time but I promise you that if you keep on working hard it will all pay off in the end!

I've already lost 16 lbs and am training for my 1st half marathon in April!
So yes YOU can do it! YOU can! Just believe in yourself!!!

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell

Kary xoxo

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12 comments on "Motivational Mondays - Yes You Can!"
  1. Congrats! love the inspiration!! I felt the same about running before and eventually started to build up stamina and improve greatly, which I am sure you know what I am talking about! Is just a matter of getting out there and setting goals, like you said.
    I am sure you'll do great in your 1/2 marathon! Are you running the fitness/more magazine race by any chance? that one is in April.
    I wanted to do it but not sure if I'll be able to train enough by then (is about 6-7 weeks away!).

    1. I am so nervous for this half marathon. I'm training with 6-7 weeks, not sure it's a good idea but I will do this and stop to walk when needed! :)
      My dad is helping with the training!

      Yes, it's the Fitness/Moe Magazine race :) Ekk!!

      You are such an inspiration yourself and I loved reading about your races! Go girl!!

  2. I am so inspired. I ran my first ever 5k last october and it was one of the most amazing things I've ever accomplished because I never thought I'd ever be able to do it...coming from someone who was in the track team in high school as a "thrower" and just walked around the track haha. I'm so out of shape but I am having a tough time just getting up and going!! I just need to go..

    1. Isn't the feeling so empowering?!? Go girl for running your first 5k!!

      You are an inspiration yourself :)

      It's hard to fall out of shape and try to get back into it.

      I'm still losing this baby fat that I gained with my munchkin.

      Thank you for your sweet comment!


  3. Kary! You are so amazing! I am so excited for you, getting ready to run your first marathon!!! such an inspiration... I am not a runner, per say (unless for my life, or maybe for a cupcake), but I can appreciate you sharing your determination. And who knows, maybe one day I will take up jogging. Until then, I will stick to my snowboarding, yoga and romps through snowy woods!


    1. Brittan!!! You've been missed!!! I'm so happy to see you back here in my little corner of the internet :)

      Your awesome for rocking the snowboard, I wish I could learn that! Therefor you are a rockstar!!

      Thank you, love for your sweet comment!


  4. I am so proud of you Kary! Thanks for the motivational talk. Sometimes is needed! I am sure you will do great on your half marathon. April is almost here!! Lots of kisses my sister.

    1. Thank you Mi Clau!! You've been there for me through thick and thin!
      I am so nervous for this half marathon, hay Dios mio en lo que me he metido!

      April is right around the corner that also means that Spring is in the air!

      Love you my sister!!


  5. Love this post. You are so inspiring and I am so proud of you! Keep it up, you are amazing!

    1. Thank you so much girl!!! You are truly an inspiration and it motivates me to read al your recap posts! :)

      You are an amazing gal yourself!!



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