WooHoo! Jodymarie!

Jodymarie Before and After Picture

Today’s WooHoo! story comes from the very upbeat Jodymarie I just love how positive she is!┬áCongratulations, Jodymarie, in meeting your running and weight loss goals! Continued best wishes in your next 25 pounds and the FULL Marathon!

FtoH: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Jodymarie: My name is Jodymarie. I am a stay at home mother to 2 wonderful blessings. Izick who is 5 years old, and Gavin who is 3 years old. I have been married to my husband Shawn for going on 7 years. I started my weight loss journey on September 10, 2007. I was once only a walker who is now a runner. I started out as an off again on again runner in Jan 1 2010. On Jan 1 2011 I became a REAL TRUE runner. I have not stopped running since. I made a goal

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From Tears to Smiles (or I can do anything for 2.5 min)

I can do anything for 2.5 min! Even running with a cramp - bringing my tears to smiles :)

On Saturday afternoon I was really feeling sorry for myself. My extended family has been going through some stuff lately, and it’s been hard for me to watch. My husband’s grandparents (whom I love dearly) have been visiting for the last month, and they are leaving today. I had spent a couple hours trying to get a project done on the house, and it just wasn’t going well. The neighbor kid was over playing with my kids, and they left a tornado zone behind them. There was just a lot of stuff on my mind, and it was really bringing me down.

And so, I was laying on the sofa crying, and wishing I had a bag of chips to eat. (Is that honest enough for you? ) As I was laying there, I remembered how much running relieves my stress. I had

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Running with The Husband and a Pinterest Party!

Running the Couch to 5k with The Husband at the Softball Field

This new addiction that I have, working out, is becoming contagious. Last week The Husband decided to join me on this adventure.

Three evenings a week we load up the kids, and their bikes, and drive 5 blocks to the other side of town. (Yes, my town is about 5 blocks wide. And maybe 10 blocks long. With a population of about 800. Jealous?) The softball field has become our “running spot”. The kids play in the dirt part (what is that called? Where the bases are?) on their bikes while The Husband and I do Couch to 5k (C25K) around the entire field. The kids think it is great fun. They occasionally run/walk with us, and think it’s funny when they can catch us. This exercise thing is becoming a family thing. I think I like it.

When I first started C25K

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