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Monday, April 16, 2018

May Women Working on Wellness - Starts online May 6

Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
May 6-27
Investment in yourself: $30 

REGISTER


Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach

Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the June online accountability group.

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Make your list of reasons longer than your list of excuses.


But ... I'm tired.

But ... I don't want to.

But ... I'm sore.

But ... I want to give up.

But ... it's cold.

But ... my kids will miss me.

But ... I have other things to do.



But ... you'll have more energy.

But ... you're worth it.

But ... you'll feel so much better.

But ... you won't regret it.

But ... you'll feel on fire.

But ... you'll be a more patient mom.

But ... there will always be other things to do.



But ... you have no reason not to.



Make your list of reasons longer than your list of excuses.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Rise & Shine – Womens Running Group -- Starts May 4


Rise & Shine – Womens Running Group
Starts Friday, May 4 at 5:15 am

REGISTER

Start your weekends off right this spring/summer with a group run on Friday mornings. Ladies will rotate various parks and trails in Sun Prairie on Friday mornings from 5:15-6:15 am. Get your workout in before your family rises for the day, before your work day and before your busy weekend of scheduled activities.


Ladies will run/walk 30 mins at various locations, plus a dynamic warm up, cool down and stretching. All paces and abilities welcome. Group starts Friday, May 4 at the Running Diva Mom Studio in Sun Prairie. Class will include nine sessions.


Email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to register via personal check and to avoid the online ordering fee.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

April Women Working on Wellness -- Invite a Friend for FREE in April!


Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
April 2-23 2018
Investment in yourself: $30
EVEN MORE ACCOUNTABILITY IN APRIL …
INVITE A FRIEND FOR FREE!!


REGISTER

Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach


Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the May online accountability group.


If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.


EVEN MORE ACCOUNTABILITY IN APRIL … INVITE A FRIEND FOR FREE!!
Email your friend’s name and email address to runningdivamom@yahoo.com by March 31.




Saturday, February 24, 2018

RUN NEW ROUTES | Starts March 29


RUN NEW ROUTES | Starts March 29

Tired of running the same loop around your neighborhood? Looking for accountability partners in an unintimidating atmosphere?

RUN NEW ROUTES is a new class format. The group will rotate various trails in the Madison-area for four weeks. Group will meet on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.  Locations include: Cap City Trail in Madison, Lower Yahara River Trail in McFarland, Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton and Upper Yahara River Trail in DeForest.

One hour class includes a dynamic warm up, thirty minute run, cool-down and full body stretching. All paces (and walkers) welcome; group will run an out-and-back route so that the group sticks together.

Starts Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm at Olin Turville Park in Madison
March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19

Investment in yourself: $50


Check payment available to avoid processing fee – email runningdivamom@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Ladies Half Marathon Running Group with Running Diva Mom

Ladies Half Marathon Running Group with Running Diva Mom
Starts Sat, March 10 @ 7am || 11 weeks
Investment in yourself: $99-149


Register



This running group is designed to take runners from the 5K to the 10K or half marathon in eleven weeks. We will meet together once each week. Parks/locations will rotate in Sun Prairie, Deforest and on Madison's Eastside.

Class starts on Saturday, March 10. First class will meet at Running Diva Mom Studio in Sun Prairie. Class meets for eleven weeks at 7:00 am on Saturday mornings. This is a combined class. The half marathon group will meet earlier on Saturday mornings, as the distances increase.

There will be class, but no instructor on April 7 (Please consider running the Parkinson's 5K that morning.). A full training program with locations will be sent to participants during the week of the first class. Must be able to run/walk 30 mins at first class.

This non-competitive running group is geared towards women of all paces and abilities. Everyone will run/walk at their own pace and an out-and-back route will be planned, so that the entire group can stick together. This is a very encouraging and fun atmosphere and is perfect for runners that have run a handful of 5K races.

We will be training for the Run Madtown Twilight 10K in Madison on the evening of Saturday, May 26 and the Half Marathon on the morning of Sunday, May 27. This race is optional and is not included with your session registration.

If you are interested in avoiding the processing fee, please reach out to runningdivamom@yahoo.com to purchase your session by check.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Women Working on Wellness - Starts March 5

Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
March 5-26, 2018


Investment in yourself: 
ONLINE ONLY: $30


REGISTER




Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach


Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the April online accountability group.

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Stronger Strength Training Playlist

Need to mix up your strength training routine? The next time you are working on your arms, pushing those legs or strengthening your core ... push yourself to my Stronger Strength training playlist.



     

Replacing your running shoes

Ever wondered how often you should be replacing your running shoes?  This is a general guide to figure out when it's time for a new pair - based on your mileage. Always consult a professional at your local running store and listen to your body to prevent injury. The general rule is to replace your running shoes every 300-600 miles. Walking and running mileage both count towards wear.



Hey moms, you are worth it!!



Did you set a crazy goal after the new year ... think you can't achieve it? 
Did you register for a race that scared you ... are you still scared?
Think you're too busy with everyone else's commitments ... that there's no time left for you?


I'm here to show you that your goals are possible. Your dreams can be a reality - and will be. And that you are worth it. The time is there, you just have to find it.


I'm a busy mom of three with two day jobs, a thriving coaching business, three busy kids (ranging from 2-14 yrs) and an understanding spouse who supports it all. I am not a natural-born runner, but have completed more than 60 half marathons & 14 marathons in the past decade. I love showing other women that they are capable of anything and motivating them throughout their journey.


If you're in need of a custom training program - running, walking or for that scary first marathon - I'd love to work together to develop a schedule that will work with your family's schedule. I will also check in with you weekly for the duration of your program.
Message me or comment below to get started.

Girl, Wash Your Face | Book Review

If you are looking for some motivation during the dreary month of February, "Girl, Wash Your Face" gave me a kick in the butt.  Rachel Hollis is the lifestyle author at The Chic Site and I've been identifying with her words for the past couple of weeks. I received an advance review copy of her new book and .... it rocks, people! I eagerly flipped through page after page until this mama was up way too late past her bedtime.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
In each chapter Hollis reveals a lie she once believed about herself. Self-doubts as a mother, wife, friend ... woman. She shares the deepest stories of struggle and triumph and then reveals her tips that helped her overcome those feelings about herself.  I laughed and I even cried a little bit as I read her raw emotions on paper.

I identified with her as a busy mompreneur and long-distance runner who is constantly learning about herself, how to push boundaries and how to "do it all" while making your family, your spouse .... and yourself happy in the process.  I loved this book and already know who I'm sharing my copy with.

Whether you are struggling with finding a fitness routine, finding balance or finding yourself ... you will enjoy "Girl, Wash Your Face". Rachel has shared her gifts of honesty, humor and motivation all in one book. Go enjoy it ...

Not talented; just tough.

I came across this quote (from Gymaholic) recently and I can't stop thinking about it. I really identify with it.

Quote: Gymaholic

Like many of us, I hated running the mile in gym class. I thought it was because I wasn't a "runner" or an athlete. I told myself that it was too hard and it must be easier for everyone else. That little girl just didn't know how to push herself outside of her comfort zone. I was too shy to try out for extra-curricular activities, until my parents nudged me along to do so. Even then I only went through the motions and never really put in the effort. I am not a naturally-gifted athlete. I didn't like playing basketball in junior high school. My stomach turned as I was in line to bat in gym class. I was awkward on the tumbling mat. I was not coordinated enough to hit a tennis ball. I was not driven enough to chase a soccer ball down the field either. 

As an adult, I've learned a lot about myself.  I was right ... I am NOT a naturally-talented runner. I'm not a gifted athlete. The awkwardness and the fight are what make the journey so rewarding for me. I work hard at it every day. I show up. I push. I struggle. I improve. I see results.

I put in the work.  I do what I ask of myself. I can do "hard stuff".

Life has thrown me several curve balls over the past decade -- in and out of my running shoes. I've struggled, I've learned, I've grown. But I never gave up. Running has proved to me that I am stronger than any obstacle that stands in my way. I don't have to better than anyone else. I don't have to be faster than the girl next to me at the gym. I don't have to outrun everyone else on the trail. I'm competing with myself and the obstacles that stand in my way.

I'm not talented. I'm tough.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Lake Monona Loop - April 22 Group Training Run

Mark your calendars! Are you training for the Lake Monona 20K or ever wanted to run around Lake Monona? Running Diva Mom will be hosting a group training run on Sunday, April 22 at 7:00-10:00 am.
Participants will be supported and guided around the twelve mile Lake Monona Loop. Fee for each runner is $40.
Email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com and I will "keep you in the loop" (see what I did there?!) on details.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Spring Womens Running Group - Friday Mornings



Spring Womens Running Group - Friday Mornings
Fridays 5:15-6:15 am | Starts March 2 | Nine Weeks
Investment in yourself: $80


Start your weekends off right this spring with a group run on Friday mornings. Ladies will rotate various parks and trails in Sun Prairie on Friday mornings from 5:15-6:15 am. Get your workout in before your family rises for the day, before your work day and before your busy weekend of scheduled activities.

Ladies will run/walk 30 mins at various locations, plus a dynamic warm up, cool down and stretching. All paces and abilities welcome. Group starts Friday, March 2 at the Running Diva Mom Studio in Sun Prairie. Class will include nine sessions.

Email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to register via personal check and to avoid the online ordering fee.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ladies 10K Running Group with Running Diva Mom


Ladies 10K Running Group with Running Diva Mom
Starts Sat March 10 @ 7am || 12 Weeks || Investment in yourself: $99


This running group is designed to take runners from the 5K to the 10K in eleven weeks.  We will meet together once each week.  Parks/locations will rotate in Sun Prairie, Deforest and on Madison's Eastside.


Class starts on Saturday, March 10.  First class will meet at Running Diva Mom Studio in Sun Prairie.  Class meets for eleven weeks at 7:00 am on Saturday mornings.  There will be class, but no instructor on April 7 (Please consider running the Parkinson's 5K that morning.).  A full training program with locations will be sent to participants during the week of the first class.  Must be able to run/walk 30 mins at first class.


This non-competitive running group is geared towards women of all paces and abilities.  Everyone will run/walk at their own pace and an out-and-back route will be planned, so that the entire group can stick together.  This is a very encouraging and fun atmosphere and is perfect for runners that have run a handful of 5K races.

If you are interested in avoiding the processing fee, please reach out to runningdivamom@yahoo.com to purchase your session by check. 


We will be training for the Run Madtown Twilight 10K in Madison on the evening of Saturday, May 26.  This race is optional and is not included with your session registration.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spring Couch to 5K | Starts April 18

Spring Ladies Couch to 5K | Starts April 18
Wednesdays at 6:00-6:45 pm – nine weeks
Program starts with one minute intervals of running/walking for 20 mins!

Are you interested in running your first 5K? Join Jamie Adcock, Madison's Running Diva Mom, for this gentle introduction to running. Jamie's program slowly and painlessly prepares your mind and body to run a 5K race in a supportive community environment. You'll start off alternating between walking and running small distances, and slowly build up endurance over the course of nine weeks, so you're ready to run 5 kilometers - or 30 minutes non-stop for the Her Madison 5K on June 24, 2018. This program also includes injury prevention and stretching tips. Program participants also receive a team shirt to wear on race day and a celebration party from Beans 'N Cream Coffeehouse. Race registration not included and is optional.


Crazylegs Classic Running Group | Starts Feb 18


Crazylegs Classic Running Group | Starts Feb 18




Join Running Diva Mom for a virtual training group - targeting the exciting Crazylegs Classic 8K (just under 5 miles). This ten week training program will consist of three progressive runs on your own each week and will begin online February 18. Participants will receive a full training program filled with additional challenges and activities and access to our private Facebook group for accountability, support and motivation.

Group will meet up at the race and be coached and supported by Running Diva Mom. The Crazylegs Classic 8K will take place in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on Sat, April 28.

If you are interested in paying by cash or check, please contact me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com. Session fee does not include race registration.

Women Working on Wellness | Fitness + Weightloss Accountability | Starts Feb 4

Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
February 4-25, 2018
Investment in yourself: $30



Participants will receive:

- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach

Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the March online accountability group.

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.

Training Group for Dreambank Her Madison Half Marathon & 5K


Training Group for Dreambank Her Madison Half Marathon& 5K with PERSONAL Custom Training Program

Receive 25% off your race registration if you register for the training group January 1-31, 2018


Why train alone, when you can train together? This virtual accountability group will provide unlimited guidance and support, as we train together for the Dreambank Her Madison Half Marathon and 5K events on June 24. Whether it's your first running or walking event or if you simply need a plan and accountability, you will be surrounded by like-minded women and supported by Running Diva Mom. Group starts April 1. Participate and train from anywhere!

Each participant will receive the following:

·        Personal twelve-week CUSTOMIZED training program for the half marathon or 5K (each program will incorporate running, walking, cross-training, strength training and rest days; based on each woman's needs and schedule, after completing a survey)

·        Weekly private check-ins from Running Diva Mom as your coach

·        Daily motivation and accountability via private Facebook group

·        Resources and materials on stretching, injury prevention, nutrition

·        Exclusive discount for Dreambank Her Madison Half Marathon or 5K registration

Madison-area runners! Ladies Couch to 5K will also be led by Running Diva Mom through the Sun Prairie Parks & Recreation Department. Group starts April 18. Additional fee applies.


2017 Mileage

So ... I ran a total of 1,550 miles in 2017. This was my highest mileage year ... ever (in twelve years) ... despite being forced to rest for seven weeks this fall. I use to feel really accomplished if I reached 100 miles in a month, maybe closer to 130 with good weather and an open schedule. But I hovered around or above 150 miles during many months this past year. I'm proud of all I accomplished and learned. I had a good pace (pun intended!) up until the point of my injury mid-October. I coached ... a lot. I ran about 5-6 days a week, sometimes 2-3 times a day with clients. I ran 2-3 hours most days, but only got in 4-6 miles during that time. Running was different for me last year. Mileage by myself was limited, except for a long run approximately once a month and some low miles with the stroller.

I am thankful for 2017 and for all who joined me during some of my 1,550 miles. Thank you for joining me and for allowing me to be a part of your journey.

Congratulations to Darcey B, who won a free entry into the January Women Working on Wellness Accountability group, by guessing 1,500. You all set the bar REALLY high with your guesses at my mileage!

January - 127
February - 127
March - 143
April - 174
May - 178
June - 123.2
July - 157.5
August - 176.1
September - 183
October - 76.3 (seven weeks of rest and physical therapy)
November - 1
December - 84

Thursday, December 7, 2017

January Women Working on Wellness Accountability Group


Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
January 1-22
Investment in yourself:  
ONLINE ONLY: $30
Register



Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach



Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the February online accountability group.


If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.

Unlimited Accountability Groups in 2018!!


Looking forward to staying on track in 2018? If you've been a consistent member of my fitness + weightloss accountability groups, you may want to consider the unlimited accountability groups option for 2018. Interested in COMMITTING to a new you and finding consistent routines and healthy habits next year? There are running and walking options available. 

Twelve accountability groups (minimum): only $199 (one time fee). That's a $161 savings!!




Payment may be delayed until after the holidays. Message me or email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to reserve your spot for 2018!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Neighbor // Client // Friend

These flowers arrived on my doorstep this morning while I was busy vacuuming and folding laundry. They were from a client that I crossed paths with one year ago.  One year ago this week. 



She had been my neighbor for several years. But we only crossed paths when out walking with our dogs or chasing kids around the neighborhood. When I opened up my studio last fall she reached out to me to start running and walking together. 

She’s a mother of four and homeschools her kids and early mornings worked best for her.  We would typically run together once a week at 5:30 am and this continued as the months passed by. We started with one minute intervals and continued on that path throughout much of the winter.  Occasionally we would add in longer periods of running at the end of her workout.

She wasn’t interested in running outdoors or having anyone at the gym see her running (Can anyone relate?). But, once spring hit, I encouraged her that she should be proud of what she was doing – so we ventured outside.  We ran around our neighborhood and soon I was showing her our city in a different way – on foot at various parks and trails. I could tell that something was changing her. She wasn’t dreading her workouts or asking for breaks. She was craving the workout – and the time for herself.  It wasn’t so much of a chore anymore. I would see her out running when I was out with my family and it made me so happy.  Others in the neighborhood noticed her lifestyle change, too.

During the time we got to know each other, she went through a difficult international adoption process. This involved her husband traveling for several weeks throughout the year. When early mornings didn’t work, we would run together with our toddlers in the strollers. She still made herself a priority.


During the adoption process, she also learned that she would need to have surgery. We met immediately before surgery and immediately after she was given the ok to return to exercise. She continued to keep her routine throughout all of this.

After these two situations were finalized and family routine was setting in, I saw another breakthrough. She was pushing herself longer distances. Going to the gym and running on her own. She was really becoming proud of what SHE was doing. And she craved more. 

She asked me to schedule a 10K together on the week of our one year anniversary – of our first running date. Since I was sidelined with injury, we met at the gym at 5:15 am this morning and she ran alongside me while I walked.  We outlasted everyone at the gym.  She did that.  The treadmill stopped because she hit the time limit and she had to switch machines.  She did that. I saw another breakthrough this morning.  Tears welling up around mile 5.5 and then more emotions as she approached mile 6. She realized that she could do that.  She did that.  Doubt was gone. And she is capable of even more.  Because she chose to make herself a priority – and feel good about herself again.

I’m so happy that this neighbor became a client and then a close friend. Over the past year we have run together about sixty times. That’s a lot of miles and catching up and sharing.

When you think you don’t have enough time. Don’t have the energy. Don’t have the support. Think again.  It’s there – you just need to find it and commit. You have it! Look around. Support is all around you.  It could be right next door. But you won’t know if you don’t look.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Living Your Best Life Series | Starts Dec 31

Are you wanting a more balanced and organized life? Do you find you’re wanting more time for yourself and your passions? Would you like to get active and live a healthy lifestyle? I want to help you get more out of life.

I’m currently enrolling clients for the winter session of my popular series, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE. This twelve week transformation series will run December 31 through March 24. All sessions are private and customized to each client. The 2017 sessions transformed so many women and mothers (and a dad!) in three short months, as they developed new habits and routines at home and made time for themselves. Availability is limited to only five women.

Investment in yourself: $199

Register by sending me commenting, sending me a private message or emailing runningdivamom@yahoo.com.


What you’ll receive:
- Weekly accountability check-ins and support for twelve weeks
- Private weekly weigh-ins (optional)
- Three private accountability sessions (one hour each)
- Twelve week wellness calendar designed around your life to work on your health, wellness and personal lifestyle goals (each client will complete a survey)


What we will work on together:
- How to say “no” and give up unnecessary commitments
- Allowing yourself to say “yes” to the things that bring joy into your life
- Clearing clutter and getting your life, home and schedule organized
- Making time for yourself and your passions
- Pursuing an active and healthy lifestyle
- Meal planning for your family

Monday, November 6, 2017

Women Winter Warriors | Starts Dec 1

WOMEN WINTER WARRIORS
December 1-March 31
Investment in yourself: $99

Hey ladies! Need some motivation to stay on track with your running this winter? Whether you are bundling up and running outdoors or lacing up at the gym, I would love to help you achieve your running goals over the next several months. You will receive weekly accountability from your running coach and daily accountability from other participants of the group.

- Program runs December 1 through March 31.
- Four month custom training program designed for each runner
- Weekly private check-ins from Running Diva Mom as your running coach
- Daily motivation and support from a private accountability group with other women winter warriors
Message me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com for the custom training program survey to get started!


Step + Water Challenge with Running Diva Mom | Starts Nov 25


Step + Water Challenge with Running Diva Mom
November 25-December 16
Investment in yourself: $30


Register



The Step + Water challenge will motivate participants to move their body more and drink more water daily during the holiday season. This virtual accountability group is completed on your own, with the guidance of your coach and the support of the online group/community. This group will NOT include weekly private weigh-ins.

Participants will receive:

- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own. No experience necessary.
- Daily motivation to move 10,000 steps (or personal goal)
- Daily motivation to consume 70 oz water (or personal goal)
 - Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and water intake with the group
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach


Participant will receive one point daily for sharing their daily step count and an additional point for sharing their daily water intake.  Participant with the most points will receive a FREE ENTRY into the January online accountability group.

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Maintain Don't Gain | Women Working on Wellness | Starts Dec 6

 
MAINTAIN DON'T GAIN EDITION
Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom

Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
December 6-27
Investment in yourself:  
ONLINE ONLY: $30 (virtual accountability only)
STUDIO + ONLINE: $80 (four studio group sessions + virtual accountability group)

Now offering STUDIO sessions!  Studio sessions will include the monthly virtual accountability, plus participants will have weekly weigh-ins at the Running Diva Mom Studio, followed by a group outdoor walk and discussion.  Group meetings are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:00 pm.  December 6, 13, 20, 27. Studio sessions are limited to ten participants.
Register
Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach

Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the January online accountability group.
Studio session members should bring a check to our first session on December 6.  Please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.
If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.
 
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-women-working-on-wellness-maintain-dont-gain-group-tickets-39394577241

Friday, October 27, 2017

A FEW SPOTS LEFT - Women Working on Wellness Studio Session - Starts Nov 1


Women Working on Wellness | Fitness & Weightloss Accountability Group with Running Diva Mom
Run, Walk and Run/Walk training options available!
November 1-22


Investment in yourself:  
ONLINE ONLY: $30 (virtual accountability only)
STUDIO + ONLINE: $80 (four studio group sessions + virtual accountability group)

Now offering STUDIO sessions!  Studio sessions will include the monthly virtual accountability, plus participants will have weekly weigh-ins at the Running Diva Mom Studio, followed by a group outdoor walk and discussion.  Group meetings are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-7:00 pm.  November 1, 8, 15 and 22. Studio sessions are limited to ten participants.

Register



Participants will receive:
- Three week calendar with an introductory running or walking program and wellness challenges to be completed on your own
- Personalized daily step goals
- Weekly private individual weigh-ins virtually with your coach
- Gain additional accountability by sharing your daily step count and food log with the group (optional)
- Daily group fitness check-ins, weightloss & nutrition tips and motivation from your coach
- Private Facebook group for motivation from other participants and your coach


Participant with the highest percentage of weightloss will receive a FREE ENTRY into the December online accountability group.

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fee, please email me at runningdivamom@yahoo.com to pay by cash or check.A F

Be Jamie. Always be Jamie.

I've been doing more reading lately.  But, I've also been doing more writing.  I am still writing random to do lists.  But, I've also been writing down my thoughts. Journaling. Chicken scratches.  My feelings.  My purpose.  I enjoy blogging and finding it therapeutic.  I love sharing my raw feelings and emotions and small glimpses into our daily, real life. Life isn't always beautiful. But, it's always amazing just the same. I look forward to doing more of it. Not making it another item on my to do list.  Just sharing my feelings about running and life.
 
When I was on the bus the other day, I came up with a list of ten items that I really want to focus on and live by.  Not resolutions.  Not goals.  Those have an expiration date.  Just feelings, emotions and a life that I am striving for.  Some are actions.  Some are reminders.  But they all are me.
 
  1. Constant motion is more productive with periods of rest.
  2. Connect and embrace at hello and good-bye.
  3. Touch paper/tasks once; maybe twice.
  4. When you feel something pulling, don't pull back. Figure out what's pulling you.
  5. Listen loudly.
  6. I can do all things; but I don't have to.
  7. Do what you do well; and do that often.
  8. My way isn't always the right way.
  9. Asking for help makes you stronger; not weaker.
  10. Be Jamie.  Always be Jamie.

Weightloss Journey Update: Month Three of Maintenance

Life is such an amazing journey. Ups and downs. Sometimes the scale reflects it.  Sometimes it doesn’t. It’s a matter of how you handle it.  How you react.
It has now been just over three months since I hit my ultimate weightloss goal.  I am continuing to log my nutrition and exercise daily and share my daily progress with my accountability groups. Much of what I do is now routine. I track my food and meals without even realizing it. And it’s become a part of my day. I think of my food and activity log as any other personal journal or diary. It’s a reflection of my day, my feelings, my mood, my schedule and my environment. I don’t get obsessed over it. But it is nice to feel like I have some control over my day – and later reflect on it. 
I am not a “calorie counter” and don’t focus on an nutrition program specifically. I don’t eliminate food groups from my diet. I try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water and make good decisions. But I still eat things that I enjoy; I simply watch my portion sizes.  I like to eat – and I’m not ashamed of that. Ziploc baggies, food containers and weekend planning and food preparation really help make and keep me successful. I eat the same things as my family. Sometimes I substitute whole wheat noodles or add an extra vegetable for myself.
I haven’t ran in over a week – since my injury. I realized that I had not taken off more than a day or two in almost two years. Running as often as I have (10-15 times per week) you get really use to being in motion. It’s hard for me sit down and rest. Not to be doing something physical. But I am trying. I haven’t been cleared to do any exercise until after my MRI next week, so I have been pretty stagnant, other than a couple of short walks around my neighborhood. I adjusted my food log and nutrition goal accordingly for the time-being. After my injury, I was concerned that my habits would diminish and that I would struggle with keeping the weight off.  But I now feel that I truly have consistent habits and can keep myself motivated.
 
When I stepped on the scale this week, I was down three pounds from my pre-marathon weight earlier this month. I found this interesting with how stagnant I’ve been.  We also were hit family-wide with the Neurovirus last week.  So my appetite was minimal for a couple days. I was really happy with the number reflecting back at me.  But I don’t feel like I identify with that number quite yet. I like to focus more on how I feel physically and in my clothes.  Which is great! But that number still hasn’t hit me yet – that I’m there. That I reached it.
My pants are looser than normal. I’m noticing my legs are visibly smaller in photos now. I’m still seeing changes in the shape of my face. I’m looking forward to spending time and focusing on my core and upper body once I develop my new fitness routine for the next couple of months.
We are each a work in progress. Embrace the journey and the process.