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Week 4 Day 1 10K training and weekly weigh ins

Monday, May 02, 2011

Today I ran 3 miles for my week 4 day 1 training session for 10K distance. I completed it in 42:42, with an avg HR of 153 and a max HR of 169. I felt good for most of the run, really listened to my body and slowed down when I needed to, was able to run the entire distance.

Also, I am waiting very impatiently for my weekly weigh in tomorrow. Weighing once a week instead of every day twice a day has been a real challenge for me, but I am willing to work through it in the hopes that it will keep me focused better. We will see what the scale says tomorrow morning!

In the meantime, I have been tracking my food this week, next week my new goal is to eat in my range, which is getting under 2000 calories. We will see what we will see!

  
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AGINGDAISIES 5/2/2011 9:38PM

    emoticon You can do it! I know you can!

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VEGGIEGIRLCOURT 5/2/2011 9:10PM

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AUBURNSELKIE 5/2/2011 8:02PM

    Wow! Great job...I am so impressed!

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CINDYTW 5/2/2011 11:02AM

    emoticon Glad to hear you are doing well with your plan! I am a daily weigher but it really doesn't seem to affect what I do too much.

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End of April

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's been a bit of a rough month for me, but I am looking forward to some progress in May with better weather, food tracking, consistent running and getting my sleep back in check.

  
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AGINGDAISIES 5/2/2011 12:43PM

    I too am wxcited for may! "may" it be great! Hehe

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POLKADOTREVIVAL 5/2/2011 1:31AM

    You can do it!
Focus on consistency :)

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JAMBABY0 4/30/2011 4:19PM

    Yes a positive outlook really helps a lot!!!

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SHINJU39 4/30/2011 4:10PM

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Return of the runner's high

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So, I did wk4 d1 of my 5K training on Sunday. Today I did some Kinect for a good workout then logged it and my nutrition for the day. At the end of it all, I was not happy with my deficit so I hopped on the elliptical to put in 15 minutes, but my legs were too sore from the Kinect work I did(tons of squats and lunges). So, I jumped on the TM with the intention of doing a 30 minute walk. Well, after 15 minutes, I had to tuck in my kidlet, and by the way, trying to read while walking on the treadmill is very difficult, I almost fell off until I figured out that I needed to put the book down and hold on for dear life if I wanted to stay on while reading at the same time! LMBO! So, after said kidlet was all tucked away for the night, I threw on The Biggest Loser and hopped back on the TM. At about 45 minutes into the walk (including the original 15) I could not hold myself back, and I broke into a run. Watching the show really inspires me, and Bob's "You can do anything" attitude is a major boost for me. I whipped myself up to a 6mph run for a 10 second interval twice, and did a bit more running, I have no idea how long it was for, but MAN! It felt GOOD! I was so happy, I started choking on my tears of joy! I have totally missed that amazing and incredible mood raiser I get from running.

After 6 months, I finally feel like I am getting back to normal. Running is a regular activity in my week, and I can do it without sacrificing the rest of the day to a nap on the couch. I am starting to keep on top of my daily housework, and I am actually running on a regular sleep routine that sees the sun come up in the morning because I have already been up for a while! The biggest message I want to send with this blog, is that you can recover from anything. Never, ever give up, because if you keep trying for long enough, you will succeed. That doesn't necessarily mean that you will achieve your previous goals, but what it means is that you can achieve new goals that you set for yourself, and be proud of your efforts. Believe in yourself, and you can do anything!

  
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AGINGDAISIES 3/31/2011 9:26AM

    Yay! I am so happy for you! I knew you could do it!!!

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VEGGIEGIRLCOURT 3/30/2011 7:24AM

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I did a 2 mile run yesterday at the gym...I haven't been running very much, and it felt so good. I also got that little surge of energy after...love the running high!

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CINDYTW 3/30/2011 12:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI am so happy for you! I had one of those moment Sunday when I got back to my regular 4 miles without issue!

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LISAW/3 3/29/2011 11:12PM

    I'm so glad you are getting better and rebuilding your fitness! You are showing a great example of how to recover and come back!

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SMILINGTREE 3/29/2011 10:34PM

    It is nice how the good things sort of spill over...more exercise leads to better sleep which leads to more energy in the morning and on and on. Congratulations on feeling good about your runs. That's awesome.

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Running progress

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So, I jumped over to the running program to train for a 5K, and I am finding it challenging, but in a good way. It feels SOOOOOOOOOOO good to be running again. Week 2 Day 2 was today, and I did it on the treadmill, really pushed to get it done. Week 4, only 12 days away, has me running 35 minutes with no walk breaks. I am a little nervous to how I will do, but I am just going to keep plugging away, and trust the program. Also, in anticipation of completing this program, I have tracked out a 12 week 10K training program, which I totally look forward to working on. Before I know it, I will be running for hours at a time!

I ate really well today, actually got in my range for once! I have been downing the tea tonight to avoid snacking. To be honest there is nothing I want to eat, but I am genuinely HUNGRY! I have eaten enough, and my body just needs to adjust.

  
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AGINGDAISIES 3/17/2011 2:47PM

    Good job! I pushed back the start date for my 5k program as I am in an 8 week challenge that started no sugar, fast food & soda Monday and I didn't think I could do a good job at both. So I will start the running in 2 weeks after I establish the new eating habits.

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KKINNEA 3/17/2011 12:36PM

    Great job you can do it!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 3/17/2011 11:48AM

    You are doing fantastic. You keep it up

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CINDYTW 3/16/2011 11:35PM

    emoticon I am on a 10K program right now and struggling too after being sick. We have to have faith it will all come back!! PS I call it the DREAMILL!

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LISAW/3 3/16/2011 10:59PM

    Congratulations on your progress! I'm so glad to hear that you are able to run again. You are doing an awesome job!
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Stop the madness!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

That is what I need to do. I need to think less about lofty dreams like running a marathon, and focus on the day to day task of making healthy food choices. I am getting my exercise in, no problem there. My eating though, leaves a lot to be desired, or rather, it leaves nothing to be desired because I am indulging every whim I have! So, because of my unbridled "bingeing", I have gained another 5 pounds, and I need to stop it NOW! So, more veggies, drink water instead of eating junk, and make sure I eat 3 square meals plus healthy snacks.

  
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AGINGDAISIES 3/9/2011 8:48AM

    I am do sorry sweetie! I completely undestand, I have been indulging like crazy too until Monday when I started an 8 week challenge, but until then I was floundering to find the mOtivation to do it. I know you cam do it!!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 3/9/2011 7:20AM

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I am finding if I eat at least 1 snack a day especially the afternoon - it really helps me. I also find when I have consumed my calories for the day - I start drinking herbal flavored tea.

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VEGGIEGIRLCOURT 3/9/2011 6:38AM

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AFRISAM 3/9/2011 3:20AM

    I'm back from a whole month of binging....was nice but now it's time to get real!
Let's DO THIS!!!!

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CICI510 3/9/2011 12:58AM

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CINDYTW 3/8/2011 11:32PM

    Just a thought...have you tried any of the low carb plans? they help a lot with cravings and overeating. I am currently on Paleo (following marksdailyapple.com) and have tried a lot of the others with success. paleo seems easier to stick to longer term for me it allows fruit. I am having zero cravings and am eating less than usual...

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HEALTHYMAMA115 3/8/2011 11:19PM

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