Saturday, April 3, 2010

4 months.... WHAT?!!?!!?

I received the April newsletter from the 3day today and realized, I only have 4 months left to train and raise $$ for breast cancer!! 4 months!!

I started talking to my mom about it, and told her I would be happy in the future that if I continued to walk the 3day every year, I would be working and could donate the money myself. Then, she made a really good point. As much as I hate asking everyone else for money (even though it is required to walk) she pointed out  that through fundraising, it is making others more aware of the fact that more than 465,000 die from the disease each year. If that is not scary enough try this fact: A woman dies from breast cancer every 68 seconds. So in other words, the donation hair cuts have started, the garage sales are about to start, and thank you to everyone who currently has a coin jar. Thank you for making others aware and for continuing to donate to the cause. Last year alone the 3day, which had 15- 3 day walks... raised $91 million!!!!! IN ONE YEAR!!!!

I heard on the radio the other day that breast cancer pre-scanning for cancer has pretty much gone as far as it can go, and now the focus is on nutrition and exercise. Taking care of yourself is the largest preventative. So with that, here are my goals for through August, and as a few friends informed me last year that they started walking more after reading the training schedules, I challenge you (guys and gals) to take out two things from your diet that are not healthy and make at least 3 goals.

Until August these are my goals:

3 long walks per week
3 short walks
weight training 2-3 times a week---  (for this I had Adam put together a short program for me using almost nothing-- if anyone wants a list of things to do, I will pass this on to you)

Deleting from my diet:

Sweet Tea (I have an addiction)
Sweets/Desserts down to 3 times a week (yes, this is cutting down A LOT)

So if you are around me, yell at me if I try to order sweet tea at a restaurant. This is really my largest weakness. :)

** Thank you everyone who continues to read and support, love you guys!!! :) I'm so excited this year to walk in Michigan, and I am currently trying to convince Phil to walk with my mom and I as well. He has been training (and entertaining) us... I'll keep you posted if he becomes one of the fifty guys to walk among the thousands of women. :-)

If anyone happens to have anything left after last year :) we are having our first garage sale on April 24th.... so please contact us, and we will come pick anything you have up and take it off of your hands!!

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