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I just can't believe it ....

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It has been over 2 months since I wrote a blog. Not sure if anyone missed it, but I will write anyway.

I am still running - I have added some biking to the mix too. I would like to add swimming in also. I have decided to do Supreme 90 again with my good Sparkfriend GUNNSGIRL91303. I will be doing Supreme 90 on run day and other other days I will do Yoga of some type.

I am almost back down to my goal weight and I am hoping that with strength training and Yoga - I will lose FAT and gain Lean Muscle.

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WORTHEYMOM 8/14/2014 8:27AM

    I missed your blogs! I so need to add yoga back into my routine - i miss the feeling after yoga! You are going to rock supreme 90!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/13/2014 9:09PM

    emoticon Mary emoticon together! There is strength in numbers my friend!

I'm so proud of you for keeping at it and getting back down to your goal weight. Together we will rock S90 and be all the stronger for it!

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PMRUNNER 8/13/2014 7:00PM

    Welcome back!

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Supreme 90 Day 22 and 23 - Also a revelation

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I had a major pity party yesterday - major breakdown.

I didn't sleep well - total of 6 hours which only 4 hours were restful. That started the day - so I didn't run I was so exhausted. Thinking that some of the issue was stress from the job from the day before. I haven't seen any weight loss - but the clothes are actually fitting tighter rather than looser.

I talked about throwing in the towel on worrying about losing weight and even quitting strength training with Supreme 90. I have been eating within the modified calorie range after my exercise is added in. When I left work I had an epiphany - work DON'T stress it - I am still "in training" but expected to do my required job now - if they don't like where/what I can do they can just let me go - I will just return to doing my job with my husband and that is it. I will not stress about that anymore.

I remembered what Tom Holland says on one of the Supreme 90 workouts - The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting the different results. I am making a stand NOT to be insane anymore. I will try eating close to 1200 calories not the modified calorie range for the next several days and also drinking more than 8 glasses of water each day. I will see if that makes a kick start to some weight loss.

So - with all that information. I came home from work yesterday - turned on the DVD and did Core Dynamics - 18+ minutes of core workout. Ate dinner then 30 minutes after I finished - I got dressed for a run - the skies were dark, radar showed rain was coming, but I went out anyway. Managed to get 1 mile before the rain started coming down full force. I turned around and headed back home. So I did get a short 2 + mile run after all.

Walked this morning and I have eaten about 1300 calories and now I will wait a few more minutes get dressed and then plug into Cardio Challenge. I will do modifications - push ups still on my knees and any plyo moves I will run in place as my ankles have been whispering at me. Tomorrow I am scheduled for the longest run since Big Sur Marathon of 5 miles.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 6/13/2014 4:42PM

    I love that quote from Tom Holland too and use it often. So true. I think the best thing you can do is to stop stressing! So much easier said than done.

Good job on all the exercise and running Mary! I wish I was more like you!

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SEEHOLZ 6/13/2014 10:05AM

    HUGS! Way to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. I would not eat too few calories - I think that's only going to slow your metabolism... but I haven't had any success with weight loss, because I can't seem to cut down my calories below 2,000. I am hoping vacation will kick something off :-)

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WONDERWOMAN 6/12/2014 9:51PM

    Yay for getting back on track and stopping that stress monster. Happy running!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/12/2014 7:06PM

    I'm so proud of you for stopping the pity train and getting off before you got too out of control! You are absolutely right about stressing things...all you can do is your best!

Sounds like you have a good plan in place and I certainly hope you get the results you want!

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Supreme 90 Day 21 - Total Body .... What is happening

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Well - this is strange I am blogging in the morning. But let me start with yesterday.

I walked to Starbucks then went to a full mind blowing 8 hour day of work - then heading to my husband's shop to do my work there. After doing a few more errands, I got home only to face Supreme 90 Total Body. This was a 25 minute workout that was made up of circuits to workout each part of the body.

Fast Forward to this morning ... I slept terribly. This morning was a run day. I listened to my body and did NOT run. I am seriously struggling - it has hit during my 3rd week of working two job. I have Core Dynamics workout tonight.

I need to look at not doing exercise after 6:30PM - so I can hopefully sleep better. My weight is not doing much more than hanging on it is up and down by 1 pound. I am beginning I don't know how to loose anymore. I have tried to eat less than the adjusted for exercise calorie range....I have tried eating within the adjusted for exercise calorie range - NOTHING.

I am getting down on my failure. I know the scale doesn't tell it all - but the clothes are fitting tighter. I know EPIC FAIL. I know muscle is tighter, but heavier than fat... but I am getting heavier and bigger.

I feel like I am failing in all categories lately. Hopefully this will change. The new job is overwhelming and I feel like I got in over my head.

Not sure if I am looking forward to the day.

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DAGNY99 6/11/2014 1:01PM

    I too workout in the evenings-its the only time that really works for me. Usually done by 7 though if I am walking and its nice out I sometimes extend it.
I could never be a morning exerciser. Yes I have heard why its good but I feel I sleep the best in the am hours like especially 3-6 am so I would never cut into that time to workout so I do it in the evenings.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 6/11/2014 11:09AM

    I agree with wonderwoman! Stress puts weight on us and makes it very difficult to lose weight. You have so much on your plate right now. I agree too that exercising in the evening is probably too stimulating and keeping you from getting good sleep. Studies now show that poor sleep is linked to weight gain so I would try to change your routine a bit. Is there any way you can exercise in the morning or during a lunch break? Maybe in the evenings you could go home and do some yoga to relax you?

Hang in there Mary, try to decrease your stress and increase your sleep. I hope things get better!


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WONDERWOMAN 6/11/2014 9:28AM

    Honestly I think it may be the stress of everything. ALL the work. The calorie counting. Trying to get all the exercise in. I know for me, sometimes the harder I try, the worse it all gets - yes weight gain and bloating, etc. High stress=NO weight loss in my life. Maybe you need to relax a little and just do the best you can. Also from a personal perspective, cutting out the Starbucks cold turkey (yes, even the psudo-healthy stuff) was a big game changer. Just saying.

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Supreme 90 Day 21 - Legs and an AM run

Monday, June 09, 2014

What a day. I did a great run with speedplay this morning. 4+ miles.

Leg workout. I don't feel comfortable with lunges still after all these years. I can use 5 pound weights - not super challenging but not falling over is more important to be.

Looking add tomorrow is a totally new DVD workout. Total Body look for it tomorrow coming to a TV near you.

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DAGNY99 6/10/2014 12:55PM

    I'm glad I am not the only one who has trouble with lunges. Yes its the falling over and losing my balance that makes it hard. Sometimes I hold onto something, like lightly on a wall and it helps. It makes me be able to do the movement. Guess it is cheating but it gives me the right range of motion and I feel it helps me do it better...safer.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 6/9/2014 9:48PM

    I can't believe you could run 4 miles AND do Legs. You are amazing. I am tired just thinking about it and feel pretty wimpy that I only did 30 minutes of circuit training. I want to do S90 again but know I need to get stronger before I do.

You continue to be my inspiration Mary! Great job today and you deserve some rest this evening! emoticon

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Day 20 - Supreme 90 Cardio Challenge

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Walked to Starbucks - lovely 3.1 miles with a Trenta Unsweetened Non-Fat Iced Coffee for my walk home with my husband. I got home and did Cardio Challenge. I am eating within my ranges or under. Not losing weight or inches it seems. I will measure in 10 days. Weigh-in on Wednesday AM. I am managed better than I thought - doing exercising 2 times a day, working 2 jobs, and keeping up on the house mostly.

Since it is summer here in Florida - I will not be racing under October, but I am trying to build up some speed with Fartlek runs on Monday, Wednesday hopefully Tempo run, and Friday is a longer distance.

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MBSHAZZER 6/9/2014 2:14PM

    You are ON FIRE, Mary!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 6/9/2014 1:22PM

    Honestly Mary, how do you manage all of that? Not only do I admire you greatly but I must admit I'm a bit envious. Its all I can do to work 30 hours a week, get in some kind of daily (and I don't always manage that) exercise and get a little bit of housework done.

I feel so overwhelmed all the time but when I see what you can do I want to slap myself and be more like you!

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CRYSBROWN1 6/9/2014 11:52AM

    Great process on the challenge!

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WONDERWOMAN 6/8/2014 9:29PM

    Keep it coming.

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MJRVIC2000 6/8/2014 3:52PM

    Good for YOU! Keep on keeping on! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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