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Yikes! Fitness as a New Years Resolution



Today, I'm linking up with my sweet friend,  Deedee Wills
to talk about my (GULP) fitness goals.  Just the thought makes me want to cry!
I drink about 5 Sonic cokes a day and I do not do any type of exercise.
Although, when you teach Littles every day can feel like a workout.   
Can I get an AMEN?





Here's a video of the end of a Color Run Race.  So FUN!
Wish me luck!!!
Any tips?

48 comments:

  1. Deanna- I want to do a Color Run too! I looked up one near me :)

    Happy New Year!
    Katie

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    1. near Lexington, KY, but I visit my family in Charleston, SC all the time too!

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  2. You look really good for being "out of shape." My goal for this year is to get into shape as well. Good luck to you!
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com
    P.S. I like your new blog design:)

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  4. The color run looks like SO much fun!!!!

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  5. Dr. Pepper is my downfall. And fitness is one of my big goals too. Good luck with all your goals in 2013!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  6. You made me laugh, especially with the picture of Pledge. I know what you mean about Sonic Cokes. Their ice is amazing! I'm skipping the Color Run, but I have friends that have done the one at Atlanta Motor Speedway and they said it was a blast! Good luck with your fitness adventure :)

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  7. I've always wanted to try one of those color runs! Looks like so much fun!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  8. You are too cute! I love you in your little tracksuit! You look amazing and I don't know how. I have seen how you pack down those Cokes! You should weigh like 300lbs!

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  9. The Color Run is AWESOME!!! get there EARLY and get in line at the start asap! That's where all the fun starts at!!!
    Heather
    Thirdgradesthecharm.blogspot.com

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  10. Great resolutions! I'm sure you will make it happen! The color run looks fantastic! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you. I'm sure many wonderful things!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  11. Go ahead and sign up for the race. That way you will be committed and it won't be as easy to talk yourself out of it. Running can be challenging but extremely satisfying, especially when you cross that finish line. Good Luck!

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  12. The color run looks like fun! And I'm super jealous of that work out room you have! How great would it be to have a complete gym in your own home.

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    1. It is great to have if you actually use it! :). My husband and son use it and I am determined I am going to use it this year. But.... I think I said that last year too!

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  13. I actually ran one of these this past year...although I use the term "run" lightly!!! It's a great first 5k...good luck on your training!!

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  14. Sonic drinks are my weakness too. I don't know how people get through the day without some caffeine! Maybe I need to download that app! Have fun and Happy New Year!

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

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  15. I think you look awesome as well! More power to you with the New Year's resolution. :)

    My hubby and I are also trying to get fit this year. I hate to exercise, but that color run looks like a lot of fun! All the best!

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  16. My doctor is making me give up my 1 coke a day! You look great - how do you stay so skinny with 5 a day?!! :)

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  17. You are absolutely adorable!!! Chips & salsa and (emphasis on the and) milk & cookies are my downfall ;) I'm considering signing up for the Color Run here in CO. Only thing is it's in April~could be a nice spring day or could be cold and snowy. Bottom line, is encouraging one other to make healthy wise choices and we'll be rocking 2013!

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    1. Tanya, You are too sweet! Our 5K is in April and it should be a beautiful spring day. I can't imagine snow in April. WHEW!

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  18. I did a 10K in September which happened to fall on the Saturday after the first week of school. I was so exhausted I think I slept the rest of the weekend. making a commitment to train for a race has always motivated me to keep going when I want to quit.

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  19. I did the Color Me Rad Run in August! It was SOOOOOOO much fun!!! Bring your camera so you can take lots of pictures, but make sure you have it protected in a baggie! I can't wait to do it again this year.

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  20. You have my AMEN! I have been faithfully exercising for almost a year now and have dropped over 25 pounds, but I'm not kidding you when I say it was hard work and I swear there were times that chocolate was calling my name (very loudly). However, I don't regret doing it and I know you won't either. By the way I teach "just down the way" from you in Statesboro, Georgia and I teach first grade too (I think that's what you teach, right?). You put Georgia on the TPT map. Thanks for that and all you do! Michele @ http://the-lightbulb-lab.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Michele, Thanks so much! I hear you about the chocolate. My biggest weakness are the dang Sonic Cokes! :)

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  21. I did The Color Run last year....so my advice is for the run itself.
    Wear a mask or hold your breath during the color throwing portions of the run. I coughed up gunk for a few days after the race. Bring a sheet to completely cover your car seats. There isn't any way to get all the cornstarch color off before you drive away. Bring face cleaning clothes. You will want to wash your face. We went out to eat afterwards...which was super fun. It was September and we ate on an outside patio. We all washed our faces in the eatery bathroom. Take pictures right after the race. The bright colors don't last, even if you follow all the directions to keep the colors on your shirt.
    Happy New Year and good luck!
    Cindy

    KindergartenLove.

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    1. Oh.my.word! Great advice. Thank you so much!

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  22. My advice to you would be to schedule your exercise. It is so easy to say you don't have time for it, so scheduling it into your day takes that excuse away! Next would be to have an accountability partner. Not a family member either! Someone that will encourage you but also take you to task if you start to slip back to your old ways! Since Mother's Day 2012 I have lost 45 pounds. I have used the myfitnesspal app to track my food and exercise. My sisters have been my exercise partners and have kept me on track. It works! Good luck to you!

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    1. Karen, Great idea! I do have about six friends who are counting on me to run the race with them so hopefully that will keep me motivated!

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  23. Greetings! First and foremost, I want to thank you for sharing your classroom and wonderful ideas. I teach Pre-K and must confess that I was starting to feel the doldrums in my job. Your blog and units have definitely changed how I feel. So grateful!
    When I started running, I kept a calendar (actually 13 years later, I still do.) I document how far I ran, what "course" and the time. It is definitely motivating to see the progress from jogging one mile, walking , to being able to complete a full half-K! Good luck!

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    1. Hi Shawna, Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I really appreciate it! Keeping a calendar i a great idea! I am def. going to do that!

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  24. After training, try drinking kombucha! I used to be a hard core soda drinker, and quit b/c of kombucha. It restores the lactic acid from the muscles {and has the fizz you will love if you are a Sonic junkie}.

    Best of luck,
    Nicolette

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    1. HI Nicolette, I have never heard of that. Thanks so much. I will check it out!

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  25. Mmmm... I used to live within walking distance of sonic... I was/am addicted to Dr. Pepper with vanilla. :). I also loved that couch to 5k app! I was so not a runner. I liked the person telling me when to run and walk, etc. :). Good luck with the 5k! I had friends do it up here near Philly last spring. I wish I had known about it before.
    Angie

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  26. Sonic DP is one of my favs & it is right by my school! I have started drinking DP10 (I don't know why they advertise for men) and just get the sonic ice & fill it up! I run, periodically, okay, hardly ever...but I have Nike+ Running app & it keeps track of your how often and the distances you run. It will even do a graph, which I know the teacher in us loves!! I want to do the Color Run too! I had a group from church that did the one in Houston, but I had just had surgery this year & couldn't do it. Good Luck!!

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  27. YOU WILL LOVE THIS RACE!!!! It's just magical:) I made sure to show my kids the video and I even brought back my shirt so they could see it! I can't wait to do it again!!! Make sure you stay for the big dance party at the end;)

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  28. YOU WILL LOVE THIS RACE!!!! It's just magical:) I made sure to show my kids the video and I even brought back my shirt so they could see it! I can't wait to do it again!!! Make sure you stay for the big dance party at the end;)

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  29. You will do a GREAT job! I was never a runner (or athletic AT. ALL.) until I got my iPhone. Then I decided to download the Couch to 5K app and it made me a runner! My first 5K was a Girls on the Run 5K and that was so empowering. My 2nd 5K was the Color Run in Philly this past July and it was AWESOME!

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  30. What an amazing goal!! You girls have me so inspired with your 5K talk! Do you have a treadmill to practice--or are you runnning outside?
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  31. Hi Deanna! I love all of your ideas and packets (especially the Guided Reading one! So helpful! :). I never considered myself a runner until I decided to train for the Color Run last July. It is an incredible way to catch the running bug...since then, I've run a 10k (2 months ago...put on by the Mermaid series..I highly recommend it, it's women only and you get a delicious breakfast after!) and am training for a half marathon coming up in March. Before you know it, you'll be training for a half marathon too! I went from a vehement non-runner to an enthusiastic runner in less than a year. My advice is go as slow as you need...when you get to a point where you feel out of breath, count how many seconds it takes you to breathe in and out and try to slow it down to one breath per 4-5 steps of your feet. This has helped me immensely. Good luck and have fun!

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  32. Deanna, Hello I am also on a new weight loss journey, so seeing you guys also helps my fear to get out there, I do have a lot of support from my teachers at my school and friends, but I have a long journey ahead. I also wanted to tell you that I bout your snowman set and I talked about it in my blog today and linked you to it. I hope that is okay, I am still not sure of all the blogging rules, LOL. I am learning slowly. But what does it mean to grab my button. I also have that on mine and have no clue what they are for and how to use them. Have a great day. April

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  33. Deanna,

    I love races like that. My sister just finished the "dirty girl" and she won a $3000 bike. I would love to do the color run when it comes out here to Arizona. We are doing "Tough Mudder" in February, and I can relate with the whole out of shape thing. I have not been training like I should be;) Good luck with everything I know you will do great!


    Emily

    Educating to the Core

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  34. Oh my goodness! Yes! Teaching Kindergarten, 1st, heck... any primary grade is a workout! I remind my husband of that daily when he goes off to the gym and I put on my "yoga" pants to sit down for the first time all day.

    Ever wonder how many calories we burn while at work?

    Happy 2013 Deanna! I still remember how you posted on my TPT store once and made my day-- thanks so much! :)

    <3 Karen
    Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten

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  35. Hi Deanna! I started using the Couch to 5K app last July, and I ran my first 5K in October, followed by a second in November. I used to hate exercising, but now, I can't make it a few days without going for a run. If I can do, I know you can, too! Best of luck in 2013!

    Susie
    http://shafersshenanigans.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hi Deanna!

    I did the Color Run in Houston, TX a few months ago and it was the most fun I've ever had in a race!! Get there early to leave in one of the earliest start times, they were running out of the color by the end of the race.

    As someone who also HATES exercising I found that running outdoors instead of on a treadmill really made it more enjoyable. I've also found that keeping track and writing down my running distances really motivated me to want to run further, it's always nice to see progress!! :)

    Good luck!
    Stephanie

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  37. Good luck! Right now is the hardest part... Getting into the routine! My hubs was a Marine and he /we have let ourselves "chunk up"! About 1 1/2 years ago he said we were signing up for a race. I don't love to just run so we started doing adventure/mud runs. We started with a 5k Warrior Dash and fell in love. We haven't looked back! We just did the Spartan Beast in SC in Oct.-13.2 miles and over 30 obstacles! My long winded ;) point is those first few steps in the treadmill (without the Pledge) may seem daunting but it may lead you down a road FUN and new health! So... Jump on and run like the wind!

    Page and I are in Ga too and we sign up for mostly local (ga and sc) races. Tons of good ones around here!


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  38. I am running that race also. We may be doing it at the same time if you are running at 10. This will be my second 5k, good luck!

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  39. You will absolutely LOVE the color run! It's not competitive, people run and walk it, stop to play in the color, stop to take pictures along the way and generally have a great time! The party at the end is super fun too!

    In early December 2011 I walked a 5K and thought I would DIE! I seriously considered stopping at about mile 2 when we walked past the garage where my car was!! That Christmas my dad had a heart attack and open heart surgery and I knew it was time to get serious! I made a goal of completing 12 5Ks in 2012. I planned to walk, get stronger and stronger. AND I found that I love running them! I used 5K101 (a free podcast).

    As for tips - be sure you get shoes that fit your feet and support your knees/hips. If you can, go to a running story and run on the treadmill and have them analyze your gait! The right shoes make all the difference!

    Good luck!

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