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Alison’s Blog: She talks to a Snickers bar and identifies why she wants to stay fit- Her Mission Statement

Alison’s Blog: She talks to a Snickers bar and identifies why she wants to stay fit- Her Mission Statement

Alison uses 2 powerful success techniques this week.

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Alison’s Blog: Being an athlete by choice. Is that even an option?

Alison’s Blog: Being an athlete by choice. Is that even an option?

She makes a decision to hear what was said, and it can change her life.

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Alison’s Blog: Living in the moment. Why it matters.

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I’m guilty of this myself, “Not living in the moment.”  Why do we do it?  Why does it matter? There is a saying, “The reward lies in the journey”.  That means losing the weight or crossing the finish line is not what it’s only about. Maybe it’s more about the experience, the love, happiness and excitement you get, and share with those you love, by challenging yourself to be healthy or run marathons.

Alison is working on the worthiest of goals, “Living in the moment”. Elusive, but worth the effort. more »

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Alison’s Blog: The marathon is done and the scale is up. What’s next?

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Alison find’s out even super heroes have their off days. Read what she does to stop the upward creep of the scale. more »

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Alison’s Blog: “My favorite part of the marathon was…”

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The fact that someone can say they have a favorite part of a marathon is amazing in itself.  Alison shares hers below.  A while back we talked about goals in one of our coaching session.  Specifically,  ”Where are you going?”  ”How will you get there?”  Read to learn why answering those questions will change your life. more »

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Alison’s Blog: “The 2011 New York City Marathon. Been there, ran that.”

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Well, she did it.  There was never any question in my mind wether she would.  I’ll let her tell you about it. One word- riveting! more »

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Good Luck NYC Marathoners; Alison, Craig, and others

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I especially want to give a shout out to Alison, whom I have coached for the past several years and who has completed everything she has set her mind to.  Enjoy the day and know that we are proud of you for what you have accomplished and thank you for sharing your journey with us.  You are great and thanks for being part of the club.

Also, good luck to club member Craig. Have an awesome race and high- five everyone at the finish line for us.

And good luck to everyone running the race. Remember to pause, if only for a moment, as you look out into the sea of runners, and acknowledge what you have accomplished.

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Alison’s Blog: Time to update her marathon checklist

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All of Alison’s hard work will pay off this weekend as she competes in the NYC Marathon.  We are so proud and happy for her. We knew she could do not and she has inspired many along the way!  Read about her prep before the race.  It’s been an incredible journey. more »

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Alison’s Blog: Running in a pool on a unicycle, but without the unicycle: the pain continues

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The picture above demonstrates how Alison has to complete her marathon training runs because of  her injuries.  Deep water running for 10, even 20 minutes might be bearable, but try 90 minutes. That’s just what she willed herself to do recently .  Read on as Alison continues to overcome obstacle after obstacle. I’ve heard from many of you and the answer is yes, she is a remarkable person. No matter the outcome, she is a winner and nothing will stop her. more »

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1st FFR member blog- What helped Alison lose 70lbs and keep it off?

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I’ve coached Alison for several years and she’s an integral part of the Fit Friends’ Revolution Club. Her journey is remarkable,  having lost 70lbs, completing 5 1/2 marathons and 6 triathlons, (There may be more, I’ve lost track :-) and training for her 1st marathon.  She’s taught me as much as I’ve taught her. Here’s one secret to her incredible success. Notice, it’s not diet or exercise.

Alison- I think the single most important thing I’ve learned from Peter K and the the Fit Friends’ Revolution Club is to hold myself accountable to others.  In the past I’ve told myself I will lose weight and go to the gym more.  And I’ve done a great job – for about a day and a half.  But being accountable to others is entirely different.  If I tell someone else I’m going to do something, I usually do.  I often tell my kids how far my run is going to be before I leave so that I don’t cheat.  Do I really want to come back home after running 4 miles when I told them I was going to run 6?  My husband is great at taking his life into his own hands as he nudges me out the door for my workouts simply because I asked him to earlier when I was more motivated.  Often at my coaching sessions, Peter makes me choose a strategy for next week and commit to it, in order to keep pushing forward and make myself accountable to him.  And after keeping 70 pounds off for 2 years, I’d say it’s working pretty well :-) .

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