Perfect 10 Update #1

It’s time for my first update for the Perfect 10 Challenge.
My Perfect 10 Goals Are:
  1. Complete the Couch to 5K program. YES – I finished week 1 this morning!!! As I ran today I kept wondering how the heck I’m ever going to run 3 miles consecutively. Then I reminded myself to just take it a day at a time, a week at a time.
  2. Drink 6-8, 8 oz. glasses of water daily. Kind of – I drank at least 6 glasses everyday but yesterday.
  3. Adjust my eating to see weight loss. No – I saw a 1.5 lb. gain this week. However, my husband thinks that along with the overeating this past weekend and the effects of TOM it could just be my muscles getting a bit stronger because I went to the gym for 30-40 minutes of cardio and then weights all five days this week.
So, there’s my very colorful first update on the goals.
As for the little tidbit on me….
I love to handwrite letters and have ever since I was a little girl. I wrote my first regular letters when I was five years old and my best friend at the time moved to the Philippines with her family to be missionaries. Ever since then I’ve had a love for writing letters and writing in general.
Now, I do love email, texting, instant messaging, Skype and blogging, but there is still nothing as touching or beautiful as a handwritten note to me. Opening the mailbox to find a handwritten note…well, that just touches me to the core. So, personally I’m praying the USPS never goes out of business, because I plan on using it forever. πŸ™‚

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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6 Responses to Perfect 10 Update #1

  1. Sandra says:

    Hi Leah, Love your goals. I am doing the C25K as well for the second time and I felt the same way you did at first. It does become much easier – trust me.
    And I agree with the hubby, it's likely just water gain from muscle growth…
    You did good.
    And like you, I too love to write. I still have a bunch of letters from when I was a young girl. Haven't done it much in recent years but I still enjoy it.


  2. Me too. I still write my thank you notes by hand and always will. Letters? I'm afraid they are delivered by email.

    Your exercise program is ambitious. You HAVE to see great results.


  3. Great update Leah! I couldn't agree with you more – handwritten letters are awesome. It is almost a lost art.


  4. LadyRaven says:

    well done on the C25K. I wish I could do it too.

    Water retention and TOM can be your reasons for weight gain. Muscle growth is not highly likely as according to my bio it takes 5-6weeks for muscles to grow…sorry. Keep it up though you are doing great πŸ™‚


  5. A friend asked me to hand-write a note to include in a memory book she's putting together for her son. I'm out of practice! Think I'll compose on computer first, then write it out!


  6. I love it! You are rocking this thing! Way to go πŸ™‚


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