Thursday, December 30, 2010

truth time... again.

okay, so declaration number 2 - made public. Get my Bootie a MOV'IN! see... my spirit says, i can run... my ass says, no you can't. my mind says... yeah i'm not quite sure yet heather... could be no, could be... maybe??? but dang it, my heart says... hell yes you can!... now get off that pretty new couch of yours and make it happen before i call you a whambulance lady! i really want to... but what am i willing to give up in my daily life to make it happen... isn't THAT the real question?? pathetic really that i'm still having these personal dialogs with myself at the ripe age of.... ( we're getting off track here ) never mind. i hope that's normal, ya know, the whole actually debating about simple things like exercise vs' dying of sitting on your butt! ... or at least not creepy. okay, fine... fair enough, i'll settle for just simply not that creepy. then i can just focus on running and not self esteem issues too! LOL well, now that that's settled... just to clarify ( again to myself - made public ), i'll be commenting on your blogs much more in 2011 and also becoming a runner. yep... i'm feeling good about said goals and hope to achieve them... quickly! yeah... shoot, being more patient could be on my growing list too! hehe... ( here's a little sneeky peeky of the last year in crafty goodness! )

XO, Heather

46 comments:

  1. You are one funny lady! I'm laughing out loud here.

    I feel like I make same resolutions every year. It's getting old. I need to just DO THEM ALREADY! I guess that means I'm resolving to resolve my resolutions?

    Awesome year end photo mosaic!

    Best of luck on your declarations!!

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  2. You've made so many beautiful things this year! I wish you a lot of love and joy in upcoming year too!

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  3. you're funny! i need to get motivated as well - I've been trying to walk each morning (to keep from getting too huge!) but it's always a challenge - there's always something I'd much rather be doing!! :)

    best of luck!!
    (oh, and beautiful mosaic! don't let your running get in the way of crafting!)

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  4. I can't believe it! You took the words right out of my mouth.. I think I should just copy and paste your whole post.. minus Heather and inserting Cindy :) lol

    I too am needing to hop on that get healthy, exercise and lose a few pounds bandwagon...

    It amazes me how much I talk myself OUT of anything "exercise"

    I need to learn to reframe my thoughts..

    Good luck to you and Happy running :)

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  5. HAHA, I had similar revelations last year. My ass had grown to gargantuan proportions, YIKES! So I joined a gym and went religiously every day (hated it at first.) I found, since I work full time, that my sewing time in the evenings during the week were diminished, con. My ass got smaller, Pro. Long story short, I am now very unhappy if I have to miss my 30-60 minutes at the gym. I found Zumba and LOVE it, doesn't even seem like real exercise! I wish you luck in your lifestyle change. It's not easy, but it IS worth it. You'll feel better and live longer, but you already know that. Good luck, I'll be rooting for you!!

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  6. Great projects!! I keep telling myself to exercise, especially because I find when I do, I have more energy which lets me get more stuff done in the day, even with that 1/2 hour gone. However, am I getting on my treadmill that is in the same room as my sewing machine. Sad to say, not really. I am joining your resolution for this as well ;) Man you are sure motivating me :)

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  7. Well you were a very productive fiber artist - that has to count for something!! Don't be so hard on yourself girlie! Here's to 2011 and all it's resolutions

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  8. I need to do the same too - some type of exercise...I always want to choose sewing over getting out and walking/running...probably just need to wake up earlier and do it in the morning!

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  9. Such pretty crafty things. Good luck with your running plan.

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  10. Do you know it says "pubic" and not "public"?? I don't think you meant to do that!! I am a runner on a break and need to get my now 12 lb too fat ass back on the road. Finished a half marathon in Sept with an injury and haven't sweat since then. Trying to talk myself into it too. I will try to commit too!! Go girls!!

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  11. My husband and I are training for a half marathon at the end of April. By that I mean I can run 1 mile at a time right now... and somehow I have to work up to 13.1 in 4 months! Yikes!
    ... my butt would much rather be on the couch or at least in front of the sewing machine too but hey... WE CAN DO IT! :)

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  12. oh honey this is a daily chat I have with myself. Especially because I love food & booze and I'm not willing to deprive myself (well the pregnant part has to forgo the booze right now but I'm more than making up for it in the food department!) Just remember - you can do it! Exercise is not exactly my idea of fun but it makes me feel so accomplished! Happy New years darling!

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  13. Good luck with your running goals. You can do it! Are you going to sign up for a race or something to give you a deadline or just personal satisfaction?

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  14. You can do it! if you have an iPod or iPhone there are great Couch to 5K programs that help you build up your running abilities. I did it a while ago and have since fallen off the wagon. but I totally recommend it! I can give you my program link if you are interested.
    Awesome mosaic, you did some great stuff!

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  15. I don't know if I ever commented on your H quilt, but I do love it. It is on my list to make one similar, being our last name starts with H. It is such a perfect quilt. Someday, maybe. Love your embroidered flower as well, among everything, great job in 2010!

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  16. you can do it Heather! I just made my friend run 13.1 miles with me in December. The most she had run before that was 3 miles. Get a buddy and get good shoes!

    I had knee pain when I started running and I went to a sports medicine Dr. He basically made me feel dumb when he said how do you know those shoes are good for you? So he told me to get my but to fleet feet (dick's does it too) to get fitted for shoes. Basically they tell you how much support you need and what to look for in running shoes.

    You got to have the right equipment just like in quilting or you'll be miserable!

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  17. I have just found your blog (last night) and have spent a fabulous few hours reading through it. Fantastic inspiration. Thank you so much!

    As for exercise - I tell myself to do some every day but every day my fabric/scrapbooking/business/3 yr old twins are a calling & the day is once again gone!

    xxx

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  18. exercise is such a love/hate phenomenon. Lovely, lovely, lovely, lurvelry things. Maybe you have a pillow for our Pillow Party: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/p/bloggers-pillow-party.html

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  19. Ugh, I know the struggle between life and running. My daughter goes to a mom's day out two mornings a week, so i force myself to run during that time. Then i can be lazy in the other mornings and sew in the evenings. It's really hard to give up that time to a run, but I feel a lot better after!
    I also sneak in a run or two on the treadmill each week, which involves bribing my daughter to hang out in the basement. That may be harder than giving up my alone time!
    Once you're in a groove, you will start to love it! :)

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  20. You can do it!!! I didn't think I would ever be able to run, but when the scale hit 160, (yes I did just publicly admit that!), and I'm only 5'1"! I knew something had to give. So five months later I'm running three miles, three times a week, and I've lost 21 lbs!!!! I went from a very tight size 10, to a very loose size 6, I feel great. So get out there mama and DO IT:)

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  21. I'm getting back in shape in January too - I used to be in shape, but then a stomach bug followed by a cold followed by food poisoning followed by another cold from Thanksgiving weekend through now killed it. I'll be on an exercise machine at the gym for at least an hour every day I'm at work (it's a half hour drive to work, but the gym is basically across the street from the office). Care to join me?

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  22. You can do it Heather! My advice is do it before you're too old (that does happen!!). I had a love/hate relationship with running - I thought I had to be a "good (read-fast!) runner" to enjoy it. You don't have to be fast! You're body will love you for it! I've found running gives you the can-do attitude that will rock your world!

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  23. Yup, 2010 was a great year for you. I hate resolutions because I feel guilty when I don't follow through then I'm worse off than when I started.

    Hugs - Marie

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  24. Lol... I don't think it strange at all, I have those 'talks' with myself quite often! Getting into the gym is one of my resolutions for the new year as well! Good luck!

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  25. You can do it! The hardest part about running for me is putting my feet on the floor after the alarm goes off. I started running 3.5 years ago. I have run a full marathon and 5 half marathons. There are three slogans that help me:

    Get up early. Go for a run. Feel good all day.

    A bad (or short) run is better than no run.

    And my favorite:
    Do these running shoes make my butt look FAST?

    Good luck!

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  26. I second the advice - download a couch to 5k or 5k101 program from itunes (free!) and just plug in your ipod and away you go...tells you what to do and the 5k101 even tells you you're looking good. Lame, but I like it!

    I am going to get back into running this year too! if you want an accountability partner (someone to email your weekly goals and then shoot an email to when you've done a run), I'm available!

    Thanks for creating so many beautiful things and for making flickr such a fun place to hang out!

    - Donna

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  27. If it's any help, well, I've been experiencing a much greater interest and much easier time getting off my bootay to go exercise as I get older. Hmm.? I guess it kind of helps to pay for a class but I'm also hoping to be more serious about running this year because that one is a little harder to really get out the door for.

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  28. i am with you...my heart says yes and my head says no!!

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  29. Good luck on the running! I agree that it's hard to figure out what you can give up to add in the running - I hate to give up any of my quilting time - but I need to find a way to at least get more active!

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  30. This is a great goal! I am a runner and my advice would be to run EVERY DAY. (ok, you can take one day off a week, but the other six days - RUN!) Now, that doesn't mean you have to do a marathon or anything everyday. Many days you can just run not that long, and don't forget you can start by taking walking breaks - (run 5 min, walk 1 min, repeat 3x, and do 6 days a week is a decent way to start if you've never run much before. If you have, well then, scale up a bit.)
    The thing about running is that it takes a long time to get into the habit and for it to feel good and be rewarding for itself. Running consistently will make it happen sooner. But a mistake people make is just doing it '3 days a week'... which doesn't let you get into the routine enough for your body to really start enjoying it. Good luck!! And if you ever need some motivation or coaching advice, email me! ;) Running it so much fun!!!!!!! (more fun than quilting/sewing?? to me, maybe a little!)
    Kate
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo

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  31. You added much beauty to the world this year!!
    Run - you bet you can! Have you tried the Couch to 5K program?

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  32. What a wonderful year of craftiness.
    Happy new year Heather.
    Andi x

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  33. Well... I would join your resolution... but... umm... ahh you know statistically far more people get struck by lightning running outside than sitting on their couch :)

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  34. I think about that too sometimes. lol Running.
    I used to run. But I was studying abroad (ROME - without running that food will get to you!). But around here it's so unglorified... running past St. Peter's Basilica? WOW. Not so much here. Maybe one day.

    Good luck on your resolutions... and great work on all that sewing this past year!

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  35. Heather- I recently finished the Couch to 5K program in November. I had convinced myself I couldn't ever run. If you have an iPhone there are several different apps for this program (but just Google and you can find it), and it is perfect for gradually building you up. I can't recommend it enough! I have even gotten a couple of other friends doing it, and they love it too. I can now run for over 50 minutes! You can do it!

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  36. happy new year heather! i became a runner this year. and you know what, it feels great! hope you have fun becoming one too. that being said, it doesn't come without a little (ha!) bit of pain. :)

    and i love your mosaic! so much prettiness.

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  37. You can do it! Great post!

    I became a runner over the past 1.5 years and really enjoy it. This past year I`ve completed a 5K, 8K, 10K and half marathon. I`m signed up for a 15K and Half marathon in the next two months... I agree it is a challenge - I`d rather be sewing, but do feel much better if I get my run in.

    Love you mosaic of photos...

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  38. Just seconding all the previous advice, but I became a runner in 2010 at the age of 32, after HATING to run all my life. I used the Couch to 5K program, and once I completed it, I started Jeff Galloway's Half-Marathon training program. I ran a 5K and a 10K this year, and run my first half-marathon in 1 week. (And, I do have to say, my legs look fantastic thanks to all this!) So you can do it!!! Good luck!

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  39. OK, this just reminded me.... when I re-picked up the sewing mania again in 2007, I was TWENTY POUNDS LIGHTER than I am today because that time when I used to exercise? Sewing time now. arghhh. So, my New Year's resolution is to invent a treadmill sewing machine. It will only run if you're running on it. I'm thinking of taking this idea to Bernina... Happy 2011 Miss H!!!

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  40. oh my gosh, heather!!! i am so with you all accounts. i am confident that we can do...this is the year!
    xoxo

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  41. I have a healthy living section on my forum... join us if you like!

    http://www.quiltmashup.com

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  42. Totally made me laugh, and yes, one of my goals was to get off my butt and remember how to run too. Although I took it a little easier on myself and said I could start out with some yoga and walking. Thought I might cry and give up if I tried to remember how to run right off the bat! Keep it up, girl!

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  43. How do you feel about 24 Hour Fitness? I started running there at night after the kids are in bed... I can NOT be outside in this freakin cold.

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  44. Hey Heather you go girl. It takes 28 days to form a habit so if you can stick to your running plan for this number of days you will be sweet!!
    Take this from someone who knows - from couch slob to gym not quite junkie, serious walker (Oxfam walk 100kms to be completed in 48hrs - my team finished in 30hrs) runner and cyclist. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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