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Keepin things fresh and exciting! I've signed on as a Co-Cappie for the Navy Ninjas for BLC#26! Looking forward to leading by example (read motivation to keep up the great work). We got the pool replaced so I'm back to "floating" (I don't stop moving the whole time I'm in so it becomes quite a workout!) I've already registered for two distances races this fall (see below under "other info" with other to come. Created my own Bootcamp workout and it Kicked my butt the first time I did it. So that ...
Keepin things fresh and exciting! I've signed on as a Co-Cappie for the Navy Ninjas for BLC#26! Looking forward to leading by example (read motivation to keep up the great work). We got the pool replaced so I'm back to "floating" (I don't stop moving the whole time I'm in so it becomes quite a workout!) I've already registered for two distances races this fall (see below under "other info" with other to come. Created my own Bootcamp workout and it Kicked my butt the first time I did it. So that in itself should produce some great results in a lot of areas! So here's to a great Fall!

Previously (July 16, 2014):
Loving my BLC team but ready to mix it up a bit so I'm getting back into the 5% challenge! Refreshing my objectives and goals for one can only help the other!

My fitness goals for the Summer 5% challenge are to keep it up!
*I'm doing great with tennis twice a week.
*I will keep doing distance hikes/walks/runs once a week on the weekend or an evening after work to keep warmed up for the distance races I'm going to do this fall.
*I will do some form of strength training for at least 5 minutes every morning (m-f) when I'm getting ready for work. I'll post ideas (exercises) on my mirror for inspiration of what I can do. This is my biggest "weakness".

My Nutrition Commitment will focus on food choices.
*Increase protein on a daily basis. Goal to hit 100g more days than not each week.
*Cut one day a week that I eat out. We usually eat out after tennis. I will eat out only once a week after tennis.
*I will plan meals ahead of the day in question instead of deciding what to eat at meal time and enter in my tracker by lunch of the day in question so I know my target numbers ahead of time.
*I will increase my veggies and reduce my fruits. I will add another veggie (carrots) to my weekday breakfast smoothie and take out bananas. I will look for other ways to have more veggies than fruit. Usually with a salad at lunch and or dinner.

Previous Intro:
Looking forward to continued progress towards a healthier weight & healthier ME in 2014!

I've decided it's the year of the half marathon!
I trained the fall of 2013 for one in December. My goal was to finish in the time allowed of three hours thirty minutes. My finishing time was 3:22:58. At the end of the race there was a booth for the Biggest Loser RunWalk Half/10K/5K. I signed up for it and decided to check the calendar for more races near by. The smaller local charity types are more reasonably priced!
I signed up for one the end of January (completed in 3 hours 13 minutes) and the BL one the end of March (completed 2 hours 51 minutes). My goal was to better my time with each race (I DID IT!). I was going to use the Arc Trainer machine at my local Planet Fitness to help my training but instead....My training turned out to be power walks at lunch time most days of the work week and it seems to have helped! Although, I don't think of myself as a "runner", I enjoy jog/walking the races and use it as a motivator to workout harder and eat better. ....works most of the time! lol

I've picked out a few more races for the fall with a "big one" in February in Florida - The Disney Princess Half with another spark friend.

I've started BLC#25 and will find it another successful round! BLC #24 I had lost 5.7 lbs and my goal was 6. That's the closed I've come to my goal in either BLC's or 5% challenges! I think I've got it figured out for now. If I maintain my pace I should be in goal territory by Christmas! Woo Hoo!

Here's to a great 2014 for everyone!
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Member Since: 10/18/2010

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My Goals:
Better quality "intentional fitness".
Better food choices.
Trade fat for muscle.
Stay healthy so my age doesn't define what I can and can't do.
Keep up with my teammates and have fun.
Oh, lose weight, too.


My Program:
Stay physically active playing tennis a couple times a week and hiking on the weekends, following my new bootcamp workout and running a few races.

I WILL make healthy choices in my food & I WILL log my food! I have set a goal of 1750 negative calories each week based on a BMR of 1500. I want to work on making better food choices keeping in mind the things tracked in the nutrition tracker.



Personal Information:
I live with my fiancé who is in this with me. He's been losing weight, too. He plays with me (tennis, wii, hikes, swimming, etc) and is more than happy to eat healthy with me.

I'm the mom to two sweet dogs and 9 chickens I call my Spice Girls. (I've named them after spices.)

We live in the country on an acre of land very close to Austin.

I am an accountant and work near downtown Austin for a home builder.

I am an outdoors type and would rather be outside than inside.

I love signing up for races to give me motivation to keep getting better.

Other Information:
1st Marathon: February 19th, 2012 Livestrong in Austin, TX. 7 hours & 5 minutes!

1st Half Marathon January 20, 2013 (Tinkerbell Half at Disneyland! Ran with members for the Forest Green Pixies from BLC).
2nd -COTA half 3:22
3rd - SARR club half 3:13
4th Biggest Loser March 30th 2:51

Upcoming Races
Registered: Sept 20 - 10 mile trail run on a hilly private ranch
Registered: October 11th 15K rough single track trail run
October 19th Half Marathon road course
December 14th - rerun of last Decembers COTA to see how much faster I am now that I've be running half marathons for a year! lol


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PATTI24
8/31/2014 11:04:17 AM

Just checking in to see how you are doing during the break



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KATIE5668
8/27/2014 11:05:06 PM

running late tonite..but thanks for your kind words on my blog!

some days there just are not enough hours of daylight anymore.

I got used to fixing supper & having yard time before having to

tuck the girls in their nests..but wow it is dark by 7:30 now!!

Fall is slipping into the door with all her lovely colors and cool

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KATIE5668
8/26/2014 10:55:50 PM

Hi..glad you came by...chickens oh yeah I got some..14 of the lil buggers and one rooster...3 geese and 2 ducks..and a donkey! plus dogs & cats..I love critters can ya tell!!

I have one lil hen that is a runt & I call her Henny Penny...a gold one that I call Blondie and a black one that is called Jet..not very creative but the names fit!!

Hope you got your hike in..sunset is getting earlier every day!

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STONE815
8/25/2014 9:43:47 PM

Thanks for checking my feed. Support from friends really helps to get me motivated.

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SWEETSHON
8/24/2014 2:18:58 AM

Thank you emoticon so much for helping me get engaged in BLC 26! emoticon I am registered and ready to go. emoticon



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