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This e card made me laugh.  Some days when I get out of bed I feel like that.

Other days I feel like going straight back to sleep when my alarm goes off.  But nothing beats the feeling I have when I’ve completed a run, so I get my butt out of bed and scramble into my running gear before my brain has too much time to protest.

I’m doing week 5 of Couch to 5k, and will be running for a whole 20 minutes for my next run.  Now, that might not seem long, but considering I only started running a few weeks ago, I think that’s not too bad.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Couch to 5k yourself, give it a go.  It honestly does make running easy.  You start with little baby steps – run a few minutes, walk a few minutes.  Eventually you get to the point where you body goes ‘stuff the walk, it’s easier to just keep running!’  Last year it didn’t take long for D and I to run for 30 minutes or more, and I plan to get up to that level again.

On the sugar front, all is well.  I continue to be amazed that I no longer need snacks.  I’m off to a girl’s night tomorrow and will be armed with a sugar-free treat so I’ve got something decadent to eat as we watch 80’s chick flicks and quaff champagne.

I read something the other day which has sort of become my mantra.  It stops me in my tracks when I get into all-or-nothing thinking – which often sabotages people when they try to make lifestyle changes.  It’s this:

Strive for progress, not perfection.