One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni _v50 – Working Out and Weight Loss, Running in the Dark, Cycle of Motivation, Self-Talk

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Podcast time! I hit a bit of technical difficulty today but I managed to get 4 questions recorded. I’m thinking it’s time to invest in some better equipment. My computer is starting to slow me down.

Topics this week include…

  • Did I workout to lose the weight?
  • Fear of running in the dark
  • The cycle of motivation
  • How do I get past negative inner voice?

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    Thea @ I'm a Drama Mama

    January 22, 2011

    I whole heartedly agree with you about the motivation issue. It’s hard to remember that just because we’ve done “insert bad choice here”, doesn’t mean we have to completely throw in the towel.


    January 22, 2011

    I am an early a.m. runner who lives in northern Japan. I love that time of day but I surely don’t forget my reflective gear, headlamp (to avoid icy patches) and cell phone, like Roni suggested. It feels great to start the day on the go and you are bound so see some gorgeous sunrises too!


    January 22, 2011

    Hey Roni, my podcast compiler (I use Juice), didn’t pick this up. Is there a link, or way I can download this as a podcast? I like to listen to you when I’m running, LOL.


    January 22, 2011

    OMG I totally forgot to upload the podcast version. Thanks for letting me know! It’s updated now!


    January 22, 2011

    You’re amazing! Tell your negative self talk to take a hike! You accomplish so much, you are so talented and you look amazing! You are an inspiration to so many. Keep up the good work!!!!!!


    January 22, 2011

    I wear my reflective vest on my early am walks, and my after work walks. After work I carry a flashlight too, so cars can see me, not so much so I can see. I love the quiet of the early morning, and seeing the other walkers/runner – Christmas morning it was wonderful to see people out early and greeting each other with “Merry Christmas!”

    In summer I tend to go later in the evening since it has cooled down and I like the quiet of it.


    January 23, 2011

    Do you listen to music when you run outside? I’ve been told by many runners that it’s a no-no b/c you can’t hear outside noises. I have a hard time running without some upbeat music though…what do you usually do?


    January 23, 2011

    I do listen. With or without music you have to stay alert. I don’t listen to it that loud that I can’t hear anything.


    January 23, 2011

    I am a morning runner(I despise the dreadmill! just.can’ I just feel like it’s easier to get going first thing vs in the evening when I’m exhausted from the entire days events. I also love running in the morning because it helps me deal with any stress I might encounter dealing with a three year old and a “know it all” five year old ;)

    I MUST listen to music when I run. I use one ear bud and don’t turn my music up very loud so I can hear my surroundings. It works well for me.

    I really enjoy these podcasts. They always leave me thinking.


    January 24, 2011

    Early morning running scares me as well. I had training from a rape victim’s advocate who had been attacked on her isolated morning run. Bottom line for any trail/ path running is to be unpredictable with your routine. Locally, the Rock Creek Trail is beautiful but a little sparsely populated for 5am. And definitely be prepared to scream/whistle and no music that time of morning.
    I run on a safe nbhd road with no sidewalks, but I know that I drive that road on auto-pilot in the morning so I assume anyone driving by me is operating on limited caffeine and reaction time. I.e. I get off the road if I see/hear a car. It’s macabre to think about it this way, but most cars expect to get into a minor scuffle within a year or 5. But a minor scuffle involving a pedestrian and a car means likely death to the pedestrian. (Risk analysis is my bread and butter; people have a tendency to be overly concerned with rare, but public risks and under concerned with frequent but not newsworthy risks, and cars top the list.)


    January 24, 2011

    GreenLiteBites cookbook looks AWESOME!

    As for running, I love to run at 5:30 AM in the Spring/Summer. I’m one of those seasonal runners so since the temps get high I prefer the cool mornings. I feel safe on the streets I choose and there are many runners and morning commuters who I see regularly.

    I really appreciate you being so honest about your own negative thoughts. It really is something we all deal with. It gives me hope that I can get over mine that using the positive self talk. I never thought to think of it like I’m “forcing” myself to do something I’m uncomfortable with but it sounds like a great idea. I’ll practice! Thanks Roni for just being you…simply wonderful!


    January 25, 2011

    i so appreciate your candidness about your husband convincing you to go out. Lately, I feel like all I ever do is battle my husband over food or exercise – and sometimes he wins, but I do try to stay sane even when we go out.


    January 26, 2011

    I am an early morning runner as well. I started in the mornings because of schedule and the 100 degree summer heat. I hate that in the winter in Kansas it is negative numbers and I can’t get out. I carry mace and my phone. I also travel the well lighted streets and run on the side walk. People ask me “aren’t you scared” My reply is not enough to give up my morning run. I love to start my day that way. I just want spring to come so I can get back out.


    January 28, 2011

    Thanks for answering my question, Roni! You’ve given me the motivation to get my butt out the door. I live in Iowa and we have pretty crappy weather a lot of the time, super hot and humid in the summer then cold and icy in the winter. I can never change the weather but I do know that my inner voice cheers me on when I go out in spite of it. It’s almost like I’ve accomplished more when or it means more when I’ve had to overcome something to get that work out in!