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training to walk 5K

Thursday, October 18, 2012

So, I am following the walking training for a 5K. Today I did week 2 Day 1, walk for 25 minutes. I walked 1.36 miles. I wore my running shoes this time, my sneakers just don't seem to be in very good shape and I need the support, so running shoes were a go. I think I may have laced the right shoe too tight. My shins were sore tonight, the right one much more so. My right foot actually went to sleep by the end of the walk! Very uncomfortable. I was glad I got the walk in though, and I actually got in 3:30 minutes of running in 1 minute bursts and one 30 second burst. It was challenging, but more for my legs than my lungs. Tomorrow is walk 1.75 miles, and then Saturday I will be taking a rest day. Also, tonight I made 2 apple crisps! yummy, my oldest kidlet is going to take some to school tomorrow, kidlet #2 is not a fan. I have a major sweets crave-on right now, so at least with this apple crisp I get some nutritional value in the apples and the oats.

  
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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/19/2012 12:20AM

    Definitely wear your well fitting running shoes!
They are so important!
If your shins are sore, you may want to try taking shorter strides. Something comfortable for you but a bit shorter.
Oh gosh...check those laces!
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I dream of running

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So, I was in Toronto on the weekend, and I got stranded because of the marathon. The marathon I wanted to run in. It really sucked being a spectator at an event I eventually want to participate in. On a more positive note, it was really COOL to be a spectator at an event I eventually want to participate in! The dream is still alive, I realized tonight on my walk that I still believe in myself and that I believe I will run a marathon someday. Baby steps my friends, baby steps. Right now, I am working on the SP walking 5K training. I am behind a couple of weeks for the virtual race I signed up for, but the training is very light, so I can add in a couple extra walks here and there to get caught up. After that, I will train for another 10K, and start throwing in some running. I did run on my walk tonight, 1 minute on the way out, and 1 minute on the way back. My legs hurt, my back and tummy hurt, and it was just plain miserable even just walking! But, I am relatively healthy, and I can take charge of my own life again. Here goes!

  
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LALMEIDA 10/17/2012 10:03PM

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Wednesday review, Thursday plan and review, Friday plan

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yesterday went very well, today was tougher. I have been very sore through my sides from my light core training yesterday. I barely did anything, but because I have done nothing for so long it was a big impact. I ended up taking some ibuprofen to cope! I also did some stretching and that seemed to help. I had no desire to go for my walk today, none at all, I had to force myself to go. Taking music helped motivate me. Walking just seems so boring to me, I really want to run, but I am just not able to right now. I did run for 1 minute yesterday in the last 5 minutes of my 1 hour walk. That was brutal, I think it will be a once a week thing to wind up my long walk. My eating was pretty good yesterday, but today I have been struggling somewhat. I will need to make sure I have quick access to easy veggies for those frantic moments. Planning ahead might help too. My mood has been pretty grumpy today, watched way too much TV.


Goals for Wednesday:

Drink 10 cups of water 1 point Done
Bust my vice (chocolate) 1 point Done
Make healthy substitutions for my vice(veggies and some fruits) 1 point Done
Exercise - Walk for 30 minutes, light core ST 1 point Done, did 60 minutes
Visualize myself living a healthy lifestyle Done
Read my daily affirmation 1 point Done
Eat one extra freggie Done
Complete all of my actions 1 point Done

Total points available 6
Points achieved 6

Goals for Thursday

Drink 10 cups of water 1 point Done
Bust my vice (chocolate) 1 point Done
Make healthy substitutions for my vice(veggies and some fruits) 1 point Done
Exercise - Walk for 30 minutes 1 point Done
Visualize myself living a healthy lifestyle Done
Read my daily affirmation 1 point Done
Eat one extra freggie Done
Complete all of my actions 1 point Done

Total points available 6
Points achieved 6
Total points for the week 12/12

Goals for Friday

Drink 10 cups of water 1 point
Bust my vice (chocolate) 1 point
Make healthy substitutions for my vice(veggies and some fruits) 1 point
Exercise - Walk for 30 minutes, light lower ST 1 point
Visualize myself living a healthy lifestyle
Read my daily affirmation 1 point
Eat one extra freggie
Complete all of my actions 1 point

Total points available 6




  
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CINDYTW 9/28/2012 3:39PM

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Train wreck

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Right now, I feel like the choices I have made have turned my body and my lifestyle into a train wreck. I am at the highest weight I have ever been non-pregnancy. My eating habits have bottomed out in the land of bad choices. I am not getting enough sleep, exercise, water or vegetables. I need to spend time every day examining my choices. To do this, I am going to start daily blogging again. I used to do this a couple of years ago. Post my goals for the next day, and evaluate my success rate for achieving those goals.

So, today, once again, is emoticon

Goals for Wednesday:

Drink 10 cups of water 1 point
Bust my vice (chocolate) 1 point
Make healthy substitutions for my vice(veggies and some fruits) 1 point
Exercise - Walk for 30 minutes, light core ST 1 point
Visualize myself living a healthy lifestyle
Read my daily affirmation 1 point
Eat one extra freggie
Complete all of my actions 1 point

Total points available 6


This is my vice busting points system, and I am going to stick with it daily to score a maximum of 40 points by next Tuesday. It would be 42, but I am only going to exercise a maximum of 5 days.

READY, SET, LIVE!

  
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WILSHAR7 9/29/2012 12:46AM

    You know what you don't want to do, so turn those things around and make them positive for a healthier you.
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CINDYTW 9/28/2012 3:37PM

  emoticon emoticon I am back almost to my all time high too. My rotine has gotten completely derailed in the past year as well. We CAN get it back!!

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MALIAN1 9/26/2012 3:38PM

    You CAN do it!

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69NURSE 9/26/2012 12:27PM

    Good luck to you on your journey. You are already a winner in that you have recognized the need to get back on track and have started in that direction. We hurt ourselves so often by allowing life and bad choices dictate how we feel. Believe me, we have ALL been there at some point, and for many of us, there have been a LOT of those ups/downs. Don't let it discourage you but let it be the independent challenge of know YOU DESERVE to be the happiest and healthiest person you can be - wherever that leads you. Your SP family is here for you and will cheer you onward!! emoticon emoticon

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LOLEMA 9/26/2012 11:14AM

  I am right along side you and we can do this!

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Sparkpage dump before update Weight tracking Jan to Sept 26

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 is a new beginning


Starting Weight Sunday, January 1, 2012:211.2

Check in Sunday, January 8:208.6 DOWN 2.6 pounds!
Check in Wednesday, January 25: 211 UP 2.4 pounds from last check in.
Check in Wednesday, February 1:211.6
Check in Wednesday, February 8:211 DOWN .6 from last week. Down .2 in four weeks.
Check in Wednesday, February 15:211.8 Spent the last week down with a sinus infection.
Check in Wednesday, February 22:214 Fell skiing.
Check in Wednesday, February ...
Starting Weight Sunday, January 1, 2012:211.2

Check in Sunday, January 8:208.6 DOWN 2.6 pounds!
Check in Wednesday, January 25: 211 UP 2.4 pounds from last check in.
Check in Wednesday, February 1:211.6
Check in Wednesday, February 8:211 DOWN .6 from last week. Down .2 in four weeks.
Check in Wednesday, February 15:211.8 Spent the last week down with a sinus infection.
Check in Wednesday, February 22:214 Fell skiing.
Check in Wednesday, February 29:210.8
Check in Wednesday, March 7: 207.8 DOWN 3.4 from start of the year.
Check in Wednesday, March 14:206.6
Check in Wednesday, April 4:212.6
Check in Wednesday, April 25: 215.2 starting again
Check in Wednesday, May 2:214.8 Down .4
Check in Wednesday, May9:213.6 Down 1.2
Check in Wednesday, May 30: 212.8 Down .8 from 3 weeks ago
Check in Wednesday, June 27: 214.8 Up again, but working on the things I need to do to get it back down.
Check in Wednesday, July 18: 215.2 Up .4 for now, sick again with pneumonia, and water weight.
Check in Wednesday, August 1:213 Down 2.2 from mid July. Not running anymore, or even exercising at all for that matter! Still feeling crummy.
Check in Wednesday, August 22:212.4 down .6 from last check in, feeling more energetic, I have added walking 3 days a week to my schedule. Very light walking, started at 10 minutes, adding 5 minutes to each walk every week. Also, redoing week 4 of the vice busting diet as I didn't really get focused.
Check in Wednesday, August 29:214.4 UP 2 pounds from last week. Grrrrrr. Not enough sleep?
Check in Wednesday, September 5: 214, back down, but only a bit. I started tracking my food on Monday, and it was a doozy! Yesterday was much better, and I will continue with this great habit because it can only be good for me.

Check in Wednesday, September 26:217.2 Now I am up a total of 6 pounds for this year. I need to start eating more vegetables, drinking my water again, and make sure I walk 3 days a week.


  


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