AIRMANSWIFE21   8,429
SparkPoints
7,000-8,499 SparkPoints
 
 
AIRMANSWIFE21's Recent Blog Entries

First day back running... Definitely need improvement!

Monday, November 04, 2013

So today was my first day back running since July, before my wedding. I miss my 11-minute miles, I'm telling ya! Matter of fact, I miss being able to make it a mile! As I was running, I was fighting through all the psychology hangups, but then I actually listened to my body. It was telling me plain and clear: If I didn't turn around for the walk back, I wasn't going to make it back! I was seriously pushing the limits of what my body could handle. Firstly, my breathing was poor. I was practically gasping for air, but it felt like I was getting none. A seriously hazardous hang-up that needs serious improvement. Secondly, I kinda forgot what it was like to run in cooler weather. You're breathing needs to be slightly different to accommodate for the cooler air in your lungs. You also have to judge seemingly small things like temperature (which thank God was GREAT) and wind (which wasn't so great). It can really affect how you run. And Lastly, I wasn't listening to my body! Sometimes I get so driven (or hard-headed) that I forget my body has limitations, especially since I've been out of the race for so long. I could've put myself in a bad situation with no way to get home. I also could've injured myself severely, since what alerted me to listen was a small discomforting pain in my foot that shot up to my knee... my bad knee! So, I turned around at the end of the street and walked home. I didn't make it my one-way-mile, but I did make it 1.65 miles round-trip! I have a ways to go to get back where I was, but I'll get there in good time. There's always room for improvement.

emoticon

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees." ~Hebrews 12:11-12 (NIV)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIMEGIRL11 1/30/2014 10:07AM

    Hi! I just stumbled across your page and you just seem like a totally motivated person despite setbacks :) I've been off and on again, but one thing that I feel like I should try to get into the swing of is running. I've always avoided it like the plague, but it feels like something that just needs to be pushed through and then will be okay. Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LITTLEGUYSMOM1 11/5/2013 8:05AM

    Great job getting back into running. Definitely listen to your body. Now you know what you need to do to get back to your 11 minute mile.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAGSUIT2 11/4/2013 1:41PM

    That's a start and at least you listen to your body, take it one step at a time, I wish I could run but my knees are to bad, but at least I can walk and that's all that matter. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Getting Into the Swing of Things

Friday, June 07, 2013

It's hard to reach your goals among so many distractions. I think today is the first day I've been "home" in three days! Monday, I was technically home, but we were so busy working around the house that all dietary and exercising went straight out the window. Tuesday, I went with my mother to Raleigh (an hour away from home) to take care of some business, came home and had to rush a sick puppy to the vet, where I stayed for FOUR HOURS, then came home, and had to rush to get ready for my sister's awards program for Scouts. Wednesday, I literally spent the whole day shopping with my mom and sister for her graduation and her summer camp job. Thursday was filled with more housework, building another dog pen, and putting together over 100 wedding invites! I'm pooped! So now I'm having to get back into the swing of things AGAIN in order to reach some semblance of my goals! I don't know what else I gotta do just to lose those inches off my waist, but I know running around is not helping!

emoticon

"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.'" ~Luke 10:41-42 (ESV)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TANYAMWA 6/9/2013 6:06AM

    Just think about all that you have accomplished. Take a little break for yourself and give yourself a pat on the back for what you have been able to do. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


M.I.A. for way too long!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I seriously don't know what it is about being back in this house, but all my motivation and drive is just dead! I haven't been eating right, exercising has become more of a chore than fun, and I really just don't understand! My body is starting to reflect these poor decisions but instead of a loss of muscle-tone, in bloatedness, achyness, insomnia, lack of energy... I'm in so much pain from my poor choices that I honestly would rather have a loss in muscle tone! It literally hurts to get out of my bed in the mornings. I need some real accountability here, and not being able to get on SparkPeople has REALLY hurt me tremendously in reaching my goals... So today, I plan on starting fresh. Re-evaluating my goals, stop making exceptions, work out when I should, and most importantly, check into SparkPeople at least once a day. I can do this!

emoticon

"Jesus said to him, 'Get up, take up your bed, and walk.'" ~John 5:8 (ESV)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TORNADO91 5/30/2013 10:34AM

    i believe in you (:

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 5/30/2013 6:37AM

    You can do this!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ASOBFALLS 5/29/2013 6:37PM

    I will look for you tomorrow!.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LITTLEGUYSMOM1 5/29/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


M.I.A. for way too long!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I seriously don't know what it is about being back in this house, but all my motivation and drive is just dead! I haven't been eating right, exercising has become more of a chore than fun, and I really just don't understand! My body is starting to reflect these poor decisions but instead of a loss of muscle-tone, in bloatedness, achyness, insomnia, lack of energy... I'm in so much pain from my poor choices that I honestly would rather have a loss in muscle tone! It literally hurts to get out of my bed in the mornings. I need some real accountability here, and not being able to get on SparkPeople has REALLY hurt me tremendously in reaching my goals... So today, I plan on starting fresh. Re-evaluating my goals, stop making exceptions, work out when I should, and most importantly, check into SparkPeople at least once a day. I can do this!

emoticon

"Jesus said to him, 'Get up, take up your bed, and walk.'" ~John 5:8 (ESV)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHEENADEE 5/30/2013 10:05AM

    It is not easy; but, most things worth having are not easy...someone said that. :)

You can do this! I wish you all the best.

Report Inappropriate Comment
STRONGCOURAGE 5/29/2013 10:11AM

    Change is hard on us all! And it IS hard to get back into the swing of things! But you're right. We do need to give our bodies what they so crave...nutrition and health. Take baby steps to get back in the groove. Start with a 15 minute walk first thing if you can. Then a nutritious breakfast --and it'll start you off feeling much better:) Hope you have a good day! Have missed you!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


28-Day Bootcamp - Day 14

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So, I kinda took a longer break than I intended. Four days off instead of two really had an impact on my workout. Firstly, because I was just flat out drained. Secondly, because my food choices over the past few days have been absolutely horrendous. Now, I'm not saying a bit of chocolate or sweet stuff isn't good once in a while, but every day?? Definitely not a good thing. Not to mention, the overeating... ugh! I totally felt like a bloated sea cow last night due to all the JUNK I had put in my body! I do not quite understand just what led me to actually eat all that garbage...

But in spite of everything, I can't say today's workout was too awful bad. I'm still having a few issues concerning my knees, but the more I focused on my form, the less pain I had to deal with. Though I still couldn't handle a lot of the squats...

My energy levels today are just insanely low! It was hard to focus on working out at all! Not to mention the mild dehydration I have been suffering due to me not paying attention to my water intake. I am just thankful that I know my problem areas and know how to fix them.

I've decided to do a lot more running, as well as ab, core, & glute workouts along with the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD. I just do not feel like I am getting what I need in that particular area. As for cardio, this DVD is AmAzInG! I'm always in a really good sweat after each workout. Now, I'm not saying this workout lacks in strength training or core training, but not everyone's body is the same. In my case, while most areas of my body are receiving an excellent workout, my abs and glutes just require a bit more love and attention. Now. I have 59 days until a wedding... I better hop to it!

emoticon

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." ~Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TAYLORLANEY3 5/25/2013 2:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STODD251 5/22/2013 2:58PM

    Keep working toward your goals and you will get there!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LITTLEGUYSMOM1 5/22/2013 2:33PM

    Great job sticking to your workout even after a food-heavy couple of days. Keep pushing yourself - you are making great strides.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

p.s. I love that you have a Bible verse that fits with your blog so well every time.

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last Page