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Goals: Day 3 of 35

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Just a quick update here from my phone:

Drink 64oz of water (3/35)
Walk/run completed (3/35) (103/1000min)
Eat within calorie range (3/31)
ST GOALS:
Squats (15/500)
Push-ups (10/300)
Planks (30/1000sec)

Just running intervals yesterday. I'm really sore from the faster speed so I want to add to that with ST. Today will be a recovery day. Maybe a quick walk in the rain and some ST but nothing crazy. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

PS... remind me to post a new doggie pic next well when I can get to a computer!

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/31/2014 12:20PM

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/30/2014 9:15PM

    Keep it up!

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LJOYCE55 8/30/2014 1:03PM

  Have fun on your walk today.


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Goals: Day 2 of 34

Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm feeling good today! I am so far out of shape that the 3 miles of interval running and my 10 squats, 10 push-ups, and 30 second plank have me sore today! I can't wait to get out for another interval run today. My speed intervals were roughly 7MPH (yes, that is fast for this girl) and my darling dog must have seen a bird or something and damn near killed me by running in front of me during a speed interval. I really thought I was going to get intimate with the pavement for a second. I am just glad I was able to stop fast enough to not trip on her. It is probably safer for me to not run with her, but it's more enjoyable to have a friend! So... I just hope she doesn't try to murder me again...

Goal update:

Drink 64 oz of water (2/35)
Walk/run completed (2/35) (64/1000min)
Eat within calorie range (2/31)
ST GOALS:
Squats (15/500)
Push-ups (10/300)
Planks (30/1000sec)

  
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POISONGIRL999 8/29/2014 6:36PM

    My pooch is the same way!! She'll get into a great groove jogging right next to me do i start to let my mind wander and BAM we collide. Haven't met the pavement yet, but I'm sure it's in the near future.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/29/2014 6:06PM

    Glad you broke it off with the pavement before it got too serious as he was bound to hurt you in the end. emoticon sorry, your "intimate" got me started. emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/29/2014 5:42PM

    I had a dog like that once.... she saw another dog while out on a run and before I knew what was happening I was flying head over heels. It was probably pretty funny to watch. emoticon

You are doing great! Keep up the great work!

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IAMZBEE 8/29/2014 3:41PM

    You're going a great job. Keep it up, girl!!

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IRP1114 8/29/2014 3:18PM

    Awesome! Keep it up emoticon

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Goals: Day 1 of 34

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drink 64 oz of water (1/35)
Walk/run completed (1/35) (25/1000min)
Eat within calorie range (1/31)
ST GOALS:
Squats (5/500)
Push-ups (0/300)
Planks (0/1000sec)

I was a weenie and went for a walk rather than a run in the 80 degree weather. Luckily it is much cooler today. My plan is to try something new on my run today. The last walk/run I did I actually RAN... not a jog, but really running with some actual speed. I felt like a kid again!! It felt really good! I've always been a slow jogger because I get so tired, except on the treadmill when I get bored and constantly change my speed. I think the outdoor intervals will benefit my running... I just have to power through 1/4 mile stretches at a good speed. Or 1/10 mile? I have yet to decide which one I'll be able to maintain. **I'm making these my choices because those are the speaking intervals on Mapmyrun**

Regardless of what happens on my run today, I need to keep moving forward! With just diet alone these last few days I've actually gained 2lbs. I just don't get it. But I'm not giving up. I will find that weight-loss sweet spot again!!!

  
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ALLIEALLIE2 8/29/2014 4:01PM

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/29/2014 12:15PM

    Actually, when you first get back to running you gain before you lose...I don't know why. But

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MELLOYELLO01 8/29/2014 10:21AM

    I LOVE interval runs! They're the best and when you run like that, it amps up your metabolism a lot more than steady state, upping your calorie burn for hours afterward. I know you said Mapmyrun only does it in 1/4 or 1/10 mile increments, but if you can set-it-up to do 1-min run and 2-min walk intervals, I've found that to be a lot easier than when I have to shoot for 1/4 mile increments. Or if you can find a track to run on - I go to a middle school that's about 0.5mi down the road - do intervals there, with one lap sprints/run and then walking a lap.

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/28/2014 6:25PM

    Great attitude! You will do it!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/28/2014 5:52PM

    Don't you just hate it when you are starting out on your fitness-get-back-in-shape routine and you GAIN weight to start it out?? There is nothing more frustrating! But you are right to hang in there! Progress will come!

Great goals btw!

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ARTISTSBRUSH 8/28/2014 5:17PM

    Just remember, there's day to day variation due to TOM, salt intake, all sorts of things. Also, if you shook up your running routine, your body may be holding water because you gave your muscles more of a workout.

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Still putting up a fight

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First of all, thank you all for your comments on my updates recently. I haven't had much to say in a blog, but I needed some love/support and you guys did it! THANK YOU!!! emoticon

I would like to give you a little idea of what my work-life was like prior to this week so I don't feel quite so crazy explaining why I'm having spontaneous meltdowns.

I work at a car dealership with one other person who does exactly what I do. We worked together 3 days a week, 2 days I would come in around 11am and stay until about 6, one day I'd come in at 8am and leave anywhere from 3:30-5pm. I worked a total of about 36-38 hours a week with lots of flexibility. As long as she was here I could run errands or go get lunch or whatever. VERY RELAXED and WONDERFUL!

Now, however, she has left me to go have a baby. (How dare she, right?!?) We had a temp/part time person lined up (my boss' sister) but she wound up in the hospital and unable to take the position. This was about a week before we needed to start training. So, being that we had NO time I asked my friend if she would be willing to work weekends and a couple of hours during the week, as she had previously mentioned taking a second, part time job to pay for her kitchen remodel. She is a lifesaver and agreed. Her being here allows me to take 2 days off rather than working 7 days a week, but I am alone every day so my hours are longer and I have lost all flexibility because there is nobody else here who does what I do. Work can come in at any moment and if I'm not here to do it, we lose a possible sale.

All of this being said - I've been on edge. I've been having meltdowns. I've been very stressed out. Now, not only did my schedule change, but I am re-quitting smoking, quit drinking to aid in the quitting smoking and weight loss, also quit birth control (my hubs got the snip) and started to watch my diet more closely. Yea, hi, bad timing!!!!! I didn't plan it this way, it just worked out as such.

Regardless of being a ticking-time-bomb, I am doing pretty well with what I've set out to accomplish. My diet has been pretty good and I've been pretty good about getting my walking/running done. I did skip my exercise the last 2 days due to laziness, but I am going to get back to it today. The weather is not ideal (too hot), but the dog and I will be hitting the trail after I get off work. Since my schedule is pretty set now, I feel much better about making goals starting today through September:

Drink 64oz of water each day
Get in a walk/run every day, even if it's just a 5 min walk, for a total of 1000 min
Eat within calorie range each day (31 out of 35 days to allow for SOME indulgence)
Start ST again (I am going to start my monthly rep goals like I've done in the past)

Pretty easy. I can do this. I can meet all of these goals. Hopefully it will lead me to some real weight loss too!

** Below is for my own purposes, my tracking format.

Drink 64 oz of water (0/35)
Walk/run completed (0/35) (0/1000min)
Eat within calorie range (0/31)
ST GOALS:
Squats (0/500)
Push-ups (0/300)
Planks (0/1000sec)

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/28/2014 11:11AM

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SAPHRAEL 8/28/2014 8:12AM

    Yes, you can do it! Thank goodness for set schedules. Definitely take advantage!
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JOYFUL62 8/27/2014 9:58PM

    You can do it! You go girl!!!

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HILLSLUG98239 8/27/2014 7:22PM

    What PoisonGirl said!

I am glad you've got go for a walk, even if it's only five minutes, on your list. I'd fallen out of the habit of walking at lunch. Even if it's only a few minutes, getting outside, away from the phone and the computer, helps to balance me. I hope it does the same for you, because you really need it right now!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/27/2014 6:24PM

    Wow, you definitely have a lot on your plate! I think your goals sound fantastic and I know you can accomplish them!

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POISONGIRL999 8/27/2014 5:37PM

    You got this lady! One step at a time, and if you falter, don't beat yourself up. Just get back up and try again. I'd say you are doing pretty damn well myself.

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IAMZBEE 8/27/2014 5:06PM

    You can do this!!! Deep breathes and one step at a time. emoticon

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Feeling Strong

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very nice. I did pretty well on my goals last week... I didn't get a formal walk or run in on Saturday, but we took the dog to the Farmer's Market and then to a City Festival and did a fair amount of walking around, so I know I got my 2 miles in. I took a rest day yesterday as my knees are still not happy with me. But here are the goals for this week:

Walk/run Mon tru Fri, rest Saturday (min 2 miles)
Eat within calorie range every day
Start and finally complete the 2-week plank challenge that's been on my phone for ages

I think I've pretty much decided I can't do morning workouts. They will have to be evening workouts. But that is fine, I will try to drag the hubs out with me as often as I can as he is also feeling very uncomfortable in his own skin these days. I need to make sure that when my schedule changes to long days I can still get my exercise done. I'm sure Summit's cute little doggie face will keep me motivated!

  
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HILLSLUG98239 8/18/2014 6:48PM

    A dog is a great motivational tool! Our cats just get in the way and glare at us suspiciously when we return from a ride. Sloth is the mark of contented cat.

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IRP1114 8/18/2014 4:21PM

    Great plan. Glad you had a nice weekend. Let's make it a great week!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/18/2014 2:28PM

    Those little puppy eyes can talk a person into just about anything! emoticon

Good luck this week on your goals! emoticon

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