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It's the most wonderful day of the week!

Friday, March 09, 2012

I'm feeling good. There's nothing like leaving the gym and thinking "Shoot, that was hard." I was red as a beet when I left!

During my circuit today I challenged myself. I did full military push-ups for that part of my circuit - holy MOLY is my upper body tired. I think I'll give my upper body a few days of rest before I work it like that again.

SOOOOO glad it's Friday.

- lots of water
- keep away from the cookies on the faculty room table. One of the girls at school had a really good suggestion for me. She told me that she keeps a bag of baby carrots at her desk because she needs the crunch. Like me with cookies! I KNOW I'm not hungry, I just feel like I need the crunch. And gum just doesn't cut it. So baby carrots it is!
- Get ready for this weekend. Tomorrow my mom and I are going spring shopping (yahoo!!!) and on Sunday we're heading down to the Philly Flower Show. Can't wait! I need to get my stuff ready tonight - I'm leaving kinda early tomorrow.

Happy Friday!

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CUTENHEALTHY 3/11/2012 6:45PM

    I'm always drenched in sweat and beat red in the face after zumba. I have always been like that, even way back running the mile in 7th grade. I know I push hard in cardio though and that is why. Must also have to do something with our fair complextion too, I guess. I do the same thing...crunch baby carrots...when I feel like I want to eat, but I'm not starving. I figure carrots are OK emotional eating. Carrots are my go to stress busters. Carrots & green tea are a good, calming snack. I get to relax and munch without adding to my body fat. What did you get at spring shopping? How fun! You should post photos from the flower show. I would love to go to an event like that. How beautiful!

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ROSET491 3/10/2012 8:34PM

    Have a great time at the flower show,heard it's a amazing! Isn't it great when you push yourself for a good work!! I tend to glow too for a while after working out!!


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BLACK-SWAN 3/9/2012 10:15AM


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Friday Eve!!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

So I'm going to toot my own horn a little because sometimes I love to do that.

- my girl crush at the gym said I'm looking like I'm losing weight! She is a Marine who is training for a 70.3 Ironman. She also does some crazy good pushups, and was giving me some good tips on my form.

- one of the kindergarten teachers at school said I was looking skinny!

- one of my good friends said that my skin was "glowing"

- Today I ran three miles with NO KNEE PAIN!!!!!! HOOOOOORRAAAAAAYYYYYY!

- I am feeling more mighty than ever. My pants are fitting AMAZINGLY, and I'm actually looking forward to going spring shopping with my mum on Saturday. This weekend is going to be really fun - Saturday we are going shopping, and Sunday we are headed down to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I've never been, so I'm really excited about it!

Time to cook some dinner and get some laundry going...

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CFMOSS 3/9/2012 6:46AM

    I'm glad you tooted your own horn - encourages me and brings a smile to my face. High Five!

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    YIKES!!! You're giant smile and energy is contagious!!! I am sooo happy for you!!! Way to go on those compliments and have a great weekend-super cool that you are buds with Mom...

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/8/2012 8:06PM


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Lovin' me some Tuesday

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Quick one today. I am very lethargic. Feeling blah. Not enough water.

But! I had a delicious caramel macchiato at Starbucks this morning. Not too sweet, perfectly hot... I think I found my new favorite coffee drink.

Didn't go to yoga. Couldn't bear the thought of leaving the house after I got home. It was a stressful day at work. Lots of bummed-out teachers for various reasons.

Time for some water and the couch.

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COOPSM 3/7/2012 10:48AM

    Hope today is a better one Carrie!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/7/2012 9:05AM

    I generally don't like Starbucks, but that caramel macchiato is like dessert!

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CAMROLA 3/6/2012 11:26PM

    Tomorrow is a new day. Relish the rest and clear the mind...

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    I just finished another blog and she had the same Starbucks drink today! I like the skinny carmel teddy bear from Biggby..YUM!!
hope tomorrow is a bit better...

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BOBBYD31 3/6/2012 8:32PM

    tomorrow will be better, hugs! actually hugs in 25 days

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I love sweatpants.

Monday, March 05, 2012

I'm either crazy exhausted or I'm fighting off a cold. I came home from school today, crashed on the couch, and took a 45 minute nap. Sigh. And that was after a night with a full eight hours of sleep, and a morning workout. Tomorrow I'm planning on an evening yoga class. It's been a while since I've gone, and I miss it. I'm not very good at getting to the gym after school, which is why I hardly go anymore. I suppose now that it's staying lighter, later, it will be easier for me to get out and go.

I just inhaled four mini corn-molasses muffins. The Carb Craziness just came over me. And now I'm super full. I guess I should have just had some water, but I couldn't help it! Luckily, those attacks are much fewer than they used to be!

I've been doing really well with tracking my food. My protein intake has been awesome! Brad and I have been eating more fish, and I've been making a conscious effort to make sure I get lots of protein.

Tough Mudder is coming up quickly! My new strength circuit is kicking my butt. The second part looks like this:

50 walking lunges
40 pushups
30 situps
20 Burpees
10 pullups
Repeat 2 X
short rest
50 squats
40 jump rope
30 dips
20 bench jump overs (put two hands on a bench, jump over with both feet from side to side)
10 dumbbell single arm clean and press
Repeat 2X
Try not to pass out


I'm having a heckuva time focusing on one thing at a time. I signed up for a triathlon in June, and I keep thinking I need to start *that* training plan, too. But I really can't start that until after the Tough Mudder. My training plans are two totally different things! I constantly need to tell myself that I have to get through the Mudder first, and then concentrate on the tri. Time to make some lists... I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Off to read some blogs and articles... then pack my lunch.

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MUFFIY831 3/6/2012 9:11AM

    That workout is amazing! You are going to kick butt at this thing!

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CFMOSS 3/6/2012 7:02AM

    I'm thinking that with that type of a circuit your body is perhaps lecturing you that it needs its rest. You are doing amazingly well, but don't forget that rest is absolutely necessary to make progress (even after 8 hours of sleep the night before) in fact we can sabotage our progress when we do toooo much which reminds me to support your final thoughts - ONE thing at a time...Do your TOUGH MUDDER....focus on it. When it is done...then....start on the triathalon training. You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

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    WOW! that is a sweet workout! I might just copy it and use it sometime...
ONe thing at a time,concentrate on your Mudder. Can't wait to hear all about it!
Maybe your body is just needing more rest b/c of the hard workouts? Hopeyou're NOT getting sick-blech!

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/5/2012 8:43PM

    Your dedication is inspiring. I wish I could do 40 pushups! I did some tonight, and I'm thrilled that I did 16 (first 8, had to stop because of sliding socks, then 10 because I was barefoot.)

I need to get one of the trainers at the gym to show me how the assisted pullup machine works.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Holy moly am I full. My bestie and I went to Red Lobster for dinner tonight. We know how to live it up when we go out to eat - margaritas, lobster mac and cheese, dessert... we *do* share dessert, though. And I only ate a little less than half of my cheddar biscuit. So it wasn't a total pig out. We had such a great time!

A few weeks ago, she asked me if I wanted to go on a road trip down to Florida so she could visit her grandmother. I thought it sounded like a blast! A couple days later, she told me that her mom thought it sounded like a great idea and asked if she could come too. Ugh... I really didn't want to go on vacay with her and her mom. I finally told her that tonight. She agreed, and she's going to tell her mom "no." So our trip is back on! Hooray! Time to start planning! Yippee! Road trip!

And guess what? Tonight I wore a pair of pants I haven't worn in many months! Hooray! This morning when I was at the gym, I noticed how much less of a muffin I had while working out. In fact, my top looked loose. Like a good loose - like "this girl is fit and doesn't wear too-tight stuff to work out in."

So I think I'll have a little water before bed so I can start getting the Red Lobster Sodium Fest out of my body, and tomorrow I'll have lots and lots of water.

Time to look at some fun Southern stuff to do!

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    sounds like a very fun evening! wish I had friends who would want to share dessert...mine would say,"You need to eat the whole thing! You're so thin!" they're anti exercise/anti healthy food. Blah!
Enjoy that road trip and soooo glad for you that MOM isn't coming...what fun could that be??? :)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/3/2012 8:42AM

    Now me, I would skip the margaritas and eat the cheddar biscuit. It sounds like a great time. Good for you for speaking up about the trip!

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    emoticonGood Friend Bonding

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