My First Triathlon
Yesterday, I completed my first triathlon! It was a small sprint tri, and I did better than I expected.... but even better, I love the way it made me feel! Strong, powerful, accomplished... I think this is what ONEKIDSMOM calls "the awesome."
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Reading the USA Triathlon website article "Regular Exercise and Weight Loss," the question is posed, does regular exercise help with weight loss....
"And so, the answer, in terms of calories burned and resulting pounds lost, is “no, regula... Read more
Triathlon Training: Counting Down…
My triathlon is a week from tomorrow!
Two weeks ago, I got a little bug and my training suffered. I missed 4 workouts and then for some reason wasn’t paying close attention and didn’t step up my distance in swim and run as much as I should... Read more
Triathlon Training Continues...
I've been pretty rigorous about sticking to my triathlon training schedule, especially with running and swimming. My long bike rides have been cut short the past two weeks because we were busy with a big project, but I am feeling pretty good abo... Read more
Triathlon Training: Week Two
Week Two of my triathlon training is going well! I love doing three different types of exercise on a regular basis. As a runner, my go-to is always a run, even when something else might be better for me....I'm a liytle lazy that way. But running... Read more
It's All in the Balance
This week I started training for a May triathlon, and it's been a great experience so far...
I put together a training schedule.
I followed it perfectly.
I swam twice this week, running or walking after each swim, and I biked onc... Read more
I'm Tri-ing it!
Earlier this week, I signed up for a local sprint triathlon, and I’m pretty excited about it! Something about having an event to look forward to has always inspired me to have a solid plan and stay on track. In the past, I’ve done a lot of runni... Read more
The last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle with work stress and other things, all making harder to stay on track.
One success I had this week was when I was heading into work in a bad mood, I was able to lift my mood through meditatio... Read more
I've been really struggling with staying on track since I finished reviewing the Beck Diet Solution. I am still planning and tracking, and filling in my checklist every day, and yet there seems to be a point every day where I am able to sneak pa... Read more
A Quick Reminder About Exercise
I got up early this morning and got out and run. I figured out that turning on the news to catch a quick few minutes slows me down and sometimes stops me (especially the depressing stuff!) So I didn't do that. Yay me! And I got your and ran - w... Read more
Slow But Steady
Weekends are so much harder for me to stay on track. Too much temptation and more latitude to stray from my plan. While I stayed within my calorie range each day, I did not stick to my plan on any day.
My sabotaging thoughts were "it won't ... Read more
Making it to the weekend was an accomplishment this week. I love my work and it brings me satisfaction but it is a challenging environment. I know this is true for many of us.... Finding ways to reduce stres without resorting to overeating is ke... Read more
Short accountability blog
The last two days were really frustrating and I allowed the frustration to throw me off track. The things that frustrated me are not really worth writing about, just your standard work issues.... ok maybe a little beyond standard but still, real... Read more
Beck Refresh: Chapter 11
In Chapter 11, Dr. Beck talks about when to stop dieting and start maintaining. Critical to that is the idea of my lowest achievable weight vs. my lowest maintainable weight. And it all boils down to how much I'm willing to restrict my calories ... Read more
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Beck Refresh Day #42: Practice, Practice, Practice
Today Dr. Beck congratulate me for learning the skills that will help me get thinner and stay thinner. Thank you Dr. Beck! And now I need to continue practicing these skills. As I mentioned yesterday, I have my checklist ready to go. It's easy, ... Read more