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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I said, "i need to bump up my cardio". i've said that before...and I've been less than successful for more than a day or two.

The last week - I've nailed it. Frankly, i've amazed myself. See, the reality is I'm busy, I'm tired a lot (for various reaons, health issues included), and I have a lot going on that i use for excuses. I have homework, or work, or the kids or blah blah blah. So being able to work out consistently has sort of eluded me. had a bad attitude about it...takes time. I don't "feel" like it.

Charming, I know. The fat chick wants to lose weight but she doesn't really wanna have to "do' anything, LOL.

This week I exercised 6 out of 7 days, taking that one day off on purpose, and averaging 40 minutes per session, with two days of strength training in addition to the cardio.

Last night, after teaching a class then taking someone else's class....I hurt all over, LOL. but it was a GOOD feeling! A feeling that I really DID something and didn't just talk about it.

go me. :)

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JULIEIRENE 10/5/2010 1:02PM

    Congratulations! That is really awesome and I am SO proud of you! I think as you build consistency with this you will find that it gives you more energy rather than taking it from you, and that will help you stay motivated. Doesn't that good sore feeling feel great? Keep up the good work!

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JENMEK 10/5/2010 11:30AM

    This is REALLY great news! Increasing your cardio will shed that weight even faster. I do cardio as well as weight training (twice a week) and doing both is so wonderfully helpful getting those losses going AND with energizing you! Soon, you won't be so tired...honestly! Keep up this great work, and you'll soon be springing up out of bed in the AM ready to take on your day!

Congrats and keep it up!
- Jen

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Five goals for October

Monday, October 04, 2010

I posted goals a couple days ago, but an extra credit for the LC Challenge is to post 5 goals in a blog entry, so here it goes...

1) LC cafe 1000 calorie challenge - goal to burn 1000 calories a week. This fits right in with bumping up my cardio!
2) 5 fruits and vegies a day
3) Wear my CPAP every night. This goal is not going so great and it's only October 4th...
4) Stretch every day
5) Stay organized so I don't get behind in my college classes. This is a big issue - organization.

There we go, 5 goals for October!

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HAPPY_HANK 10/5/2010 9:16PM


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CHASGAL1211 10/4/2010 10:59AM

    Best of luck on those goals!! You can do it!!

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PRYDEQUEEN 10/4/2010 9:26AM

    Great goals!

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JAPOPE1 10/4/2010 8:46AM

  those are great can do it!! emoticon

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A little farther

Sunday, October 03, 2010

My daughter and I have been walking a few times last week. One day we walk the butte (steep incline - for me anyway) and the next day we walk for distance. The first day we did the butte, I would say I made it about one - third of the way. I'd thought we went farther, but when I looked at a map, i realize it's a big circle up this hill and we hadn't gotten as far as I thought. Last night when we hit the butte again...I said, a little farther. I had to stop and rest several times, just standing there for a few breaths cause my heart was pumping and I was puffing like a train...then I'd say, "a little farther". We made it 3/4 of the way up this time.

Nothing like walking up a long hill to tell you how out of shape you really are!

It feels like a huge accomplishment tho and I KNOW I'm burning calories and building endurance. That said, I'm not into doing it every time we walk. Every other time is plenty, believe me.

Want to try something new? Even if you have never bellydanced, and have no DESIRE to belly dance....There is a free three-day trial of the program I'm doing (see link). Go to the level 1 classes and try one. The first 45 minutes of the 90 minute class...all workout. Stretching, sit ups, sometimes push ups. "bellydance bootcamp". Try it. It's free, you don't have to put in a credit care number or anything, just put in your email and it's good for 3 full days.

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SHAR140 10/3/2010 4:07PM

    emoticon for at least attempting the butte! You will make it there! emoticon

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MINIDRIVER63 10/3/2010 10:09AM

    Hills are terrific! It's visible proof of how much stronger and healthier you're getting.

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New month, new beginning

Friday, October 01, 2010

My lofty plans for September fell into the dust with health issues....but with the start of October today, it all begins anew for me.

I guess hope springs eternal, LOL!

October Goals:
- Lesbian Cafe Challenge (burn 1000 calories this month)
- 1000 spark points
- Five fruits/veggies a day

That's it. With work, school, teaching dance/dance practice 4x a week and running kids around, that's all I'm aiming for - and I think it's plenty, LOL.

I'm still working the C25K idea, but the walking I've done this week has told me I need to do a little prep. The 30 minute walk I did yesterday was pretty tough - the few lil bitty hills in there just did me right in. So I'm in training to start the C25K. I have no cardio stamina at's sorta scary to me frankly.

I didn't know it was this bad.

So....I'm going to play safe and start by walking for a little while, THEN go to C25K. it's all good....

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JULIEIRENE 10/1/2010 10:23AM

    I love these goals and that you are training to start C25K! :) It sounds like the walking is really good for you and you will build up your muscles and breathing that way, plus hopefully be able to get out and enjoy some of the beautiful fall weather! I love this time of year because I think it helps bring things into focus. Good luck on your goals!

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Have you seen it?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A few days ago, on the Daily Spark, they featured a video a man made about running and losing 120 pounds. if you haven't seen it, I'll wait. go to YouTube and search "man runs off 120 pounds". Watch it, and then come back.

I have watched it every single day since that first day. Every single time, it has brought tears to my eyes.

It inspired me to get off my butt and move. tonight, my daughter and I hiked part of a butte (big hill, LOL) here in town. It goes up from flat, to 500 feet in one mile. Can you say "incline"?

I was huffing and a puffin'. I had to stop every bit or so to catch my breath. I couldn't talk but a a little at a time. I didn't make it to the top, in fact, I made it about...1/3 of the way. Took 11 minutes to get up to that point, and 8 minutes to get down.

But I did something and it feels GOOD.

I've printed off the C25K info, and now I'm going to find those pod casts. 9 weeks? i know it won't be 9 weeks, but every single day I do it, I'm going to be healthier and happier.

Thank you Ben. You don't know me and never will...but you impacted my life in an amazing way.

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ITZGOTIME 10/5/2010 8:08AM

    That video made my bawl. It was so touching and I think all of us can relate to Ben's story in one way or another. I used to run cross country in high school and it is a triumph every mile you complete.

You will make it to the top of that hill and you will do it covered in sweat and probably tears but you can do it and all of us hear on SparkPeople will be with you in your heart when you accomplish that feat.

Good luck and congratulations on what you have accomplished so far.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/30/2010 3:17PM

    It took me longer than nine weeks to do C25K, but it got done! You will do it too. Haven't seen the video yet - first thing when I get home this evening.

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JULIEIRENE 9/30/2010 3:15PM

    I saw that post and that video and it made me cry too. I felt like I could relate to his journey so much and the video was so touching and inspiring. I am so so so proud of you for your walk on the butte. One of these days you are going to make it to the top, and then you will know how far you've come and that the possibilities are endless!

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MINIDRIVER63 9/30/2010 9:46AM

    AWESOME!!! I love that video too, and am so glad it's inspiring you.
Hills are great training. You'll get stronger each time, and you'll be at the top of that hill before you know it!


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