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Valerie Bertinelli Believes in Her Amazing Body

2009 is the year of firsts for Valerie Bertinelli. Back in March she appeared in a bikini on the cover of People magazine after losing 50 pounds, and this weekend she completed the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon. Valerie crossed the finish line in 2:12:19 and commented, "I am in amazement. I can't believe what a body can do if you believe in it."

She had her boyfriend and workout buddy Tom Vitale with her every step of the way, and she ramped up her training regimen during the months leading up to the race. That meant more running, ab-work, and upper body workouts. Valerie is still on a high from finishing the half-marathon, but her trainer thinks she's going to do a full marathon before she's 50. She said, "I have till April. I'm not committing yet! I haven't wrapped my head around it. We're negotiating."

It seems to me that if Valerie puts her mind to something, her body will follow. Her achievements prove that having faith in yourself can work wonders.

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Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
good for her. I feel the same way--I got in crazy shape right before my wedding--since I returned to eating, you know, FOOD, afterwards, I put on a few pounds but decided to try to maintain my fitness so I ran my first 5K this year and it was lots of fun and I'm doing another one in August.
telane telane 8 years
That is so awesome, she truly is an inspiration. I am also glad to see she is keeping up with her routine, I hate to see people work so hard and then just stop and balloon up to where they were before (or above).
cg130 cg130 8 years
Good for her!
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 8 years
I'm sooo proud of her! she has come a long way and she's glowing :D
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm proud of her! I'm doing a half marathon in November and January, so it's good to see how well she did!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I'm so glad to see she's found happiness in her routine, and its good to see she's staying motivated and didn't just say "ok, I was in a bikini, now back to the brownies"
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