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MAKING CHANGES FOR MYSELF!!

*Update* 7/18/10
Now that I've had my baby girl it is time to get back to exercising. I have about 20 lbs to lose. I started going to the track with my jogging stroller and walking 3 miles. I plan to start doing Jillian Michaels DVD's, because I want to work on strength training. I love her workout's and had great results with them in the past. More goals to come!


*Update* 9/26/09
Recently found out I am expecting so my goals are a little different now. ...
*Update* 7/18/10
Now that I've had my baby girl it is time to get back to exercising. I have about 20 lbs to lose. I started going to the track with my jogging stroller and walking 3 miles. I plan to start doing Jillian Michaels DVD's, because I want to work on strength training. I love her workout's and had great results with them in the past. More goals to come!


*Update* 9/26/09
Recently found out I am expecting so my goals are a little different now.

Hello! I have been making changes in my eating and exercise habits since the beginning of the year (2009) and decided to start tracking my progress using SP. I have been a yo-yo dieter for many years (losing and gaining the same 10-15 lbs) and I am now in the process of breaking unhealthy habits. I have always gained the weight back because I did not lose it in a healthy way. As I have gotten older my mind frame has shifted from "being skinny" and fitting an unachievable mold to being HEALTHY, and loving myself enough to treat my body right. I am learning about nutrition and the benefits of eating nutritionally whole foods versus "diet" foods. I have seen so many benefits over the last few months not only physically, but emotionally/mentally as well. I wish I would have started living this way a long time ago.

I want to start tracking my nutrition using SP so that I can make sure to stay with in a healthy calorie range. I have had problems with emotional eating and I am hoping that meal planning and tracking will help me continue to conquer mindless eating. I have seen major improvements in muscle tone since starting to workout with weights, but not much movement on the scale:(. Hopefully, as I continue using food as fuel instead of comfort I will start to settle into a better weight.

I look forward to meeting others here and all of the mutual support/motivation that comes with it! I love helping people (my degree is in the helping profession), so if anyone out there needs some support...just ask!!:) We can do this!!
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This is what I am doing now that I am finished w/ 30Day Shred. I am in week 1. I may tweak it as I go, depending on how I feel, but I am going to try to follow it as closely as possible.
HOW TO BECOME A RUNNER PROGRAM (www.runnersworld.com)
Here are 4 key points to consider before you begin the 8-Week Program.

1. If you are over 40, not accustomed to any exercise, or more than 20 pounds overweight, consult with your physician. Unless you have a known health risk, your doctor will probably encourage you to begin a run-walk program, but it's always wise to check.

2. Schedule your workouts. You won't find time for them unless you make time for them. Put them in your PDA, computer, daily appointment planner, on the front of your refrigerator, or wherever else you keep your schedule.

3. Expect bad days. Everyone has them, but they pass quickly, and the next workout is often better than the previous one. So stick with the program.

4. Don't rush. In the fitness world, rushing leads to injuries and discouragement. Be patient, and go slow. The goal is to reach 30 minutes of continuous running, not to set any records getting there.


Week 1

"Sit as little as possible. Give no credence to any thought that was not born outdoors while moving about freely."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

M, W,F,Sat.
Run 1 min, Walk 2 min. Repeat 10x
T,Th
Walk easy 30 min. (I usually do elliptical or some form of aerobic workout plus strength training.)
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
To fuel up for your workout, have a piece of fruit or an energy bar about 2 hours before you lace up your shoes. An hour later, drink 8 ounces of a sports drink. The drink will ensure that you are fully hydrated, and also that you have sufficient sodium and potassium for a healthy workout.

Week 2

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
--William Faulkner
M
Run 2 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 10x.
T
Walk easy 30 min. (Aerobic/Strength Train)
W
Run 3 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 7x, Run 2 min.
Th.
Walk easy 30 min. (Aerobic/Strength Train)
F, Sat
Run 4 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 6X
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
Always walk 2 to 3 minutes for a warmup before you begin your workout, and walk another 2 to 3 minutes as a cooldown afterward. Don't stretch before running. Save it for after your workout or in the evening while you're watching TV.

Week 3

"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."
--Henry Ford

M, W
Run 5 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 5X
T, Th
Walk easy 30 min. (Aerobic/Strength Train)
F, Sat.
Run6 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 4X Run 2 min.
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
Hold your arms comfortably at your sides while running, aiming for maximum relaxation. Bend them 90 degrees at the elbows, and move them forward and back at your waist. Bend your fingers into a relaxed grasp, and don't let your hands sway back and forth across the middle of your torso.

Week 4
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
--Theodore Roosevelt

M
Run 8 min, Walk 1 min. Repeat 3X. Run 3 min.
T
Walk easy 30 min (Aerobic/Strength Train)
W
Run 9 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 3X.
Th
Walk easy 30 min (Aerobic/Strength Train)
F
Run 10 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 2X. Run 8 min
Sat.
Run 11 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 2X. Run 6 min
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
In hot, sunny weather, wear sunscreen, sunglasses (to relax your facial muscles), and a visor or cap to keep the sun off your face. Expect to run slower in particularly hot, humid weather, and take more walking breaks as necessary. Run in the early morning or late evening if you can.

Week 5
"Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach."
--Dr. George Sheehan

M
Run 12 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 2X. Run 4 min
T
Walk easy 30 min (Aerobic/Strength Train)
W
Run 13 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 2X. Run 2 min
Th
Walk easy 30 min (aerobic/Strength Train)
F
Run 14 min, Walk 1 min, Repeat 2X.
S
Run 15 min, Walk 1 min, Run 14 min.
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
On occasion, skip your running and walking workout and do a cross-training workout instead. Bike for 30 to 40 minutes, try the elliptical trainer in a gym, or join a circuit weight-training class. The break from running will refresh you, and you'll learn new skills while developing new muscles.

Week 6

"You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose."
--Abraham Lincoln

M
Run 16 min, Walk 1 min, Run 13 min
T
Walk easy 30 min (Aerobic/Strength Train)
W
Run 17 min, Walk 1 min, Run 12 min
Th
Walk easy 30 min (Aerobic/Strength Train)
F
Run 18 min, Walk 1 min, Run 11 min.
Sat.
Run 19 min, Walk 1 min, Run 10 min.
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
Running is a great way to build strong bones, but you also need plenty of calcium--1,000 milligrams a day, or 1,500 milligrams if you're over age 50. Drink a glass or two of low-fat milk per day, or enjoy a cup or two of low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese. Dark green, leafy vegetables are another great calcium source.

Week 7

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
--T.S. Eliot

M
Run 20 min, Walk 1 min, Run 9 min.
T
Run 20 min, Walk 1 min, Run 9 min
W
Run 22 min, Walk 1 min, Run 7 min
Th.
Walk easy 30 min
F
Run 24 min, Walk 1 min, Run 5 min
Sat.
Run 26 min, Walk 1 min, Run 3 min
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
Beginning runners often develop shin splints or sore knees. These pains should pass quickly if you treat them immediately with ice packs after your workouts. Put a bag of frozen peas on your shins or knees for 15 minutes. If the pain persists, take several days off before beginning your training program again.

Week 8

"One cannot consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
--Helen Keller

M
Run 27 min, Walk 1 min, Run 2 min
T
Run 20 min, Walk 1 min, Run 9 min.
W
Run 28 min, Walk 1 min, Run 1 min
Th
Walk easy 30 min
F
Run 29 min, Walk 1 min,
Sat.
Run 30 min
Sun.
Rest

Training tip:
For clean air and healthy lungs, try not to do your workouts at the side of a busy street or during rush-hour traffic. Find low-traffic streets where any exhaust will be dispersed quickly. Even better, as often as possible, try to run in greenbelts--in parks, on bike trails, around reservoirs, and the like.Success may come quickly to you as a beginning runner, but the race is never won. Run for life.

*Update* Putting the running on hold for now.





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-Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. *Finished on 5/24/09*
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SUZERE
7/20/2010 6:52:23 PM

Congrats to you as well!! Ava is beautiful!! I am so jealous that you only have 20 pounds to lose. You did a lot better during your pregnancy than I did!! Good job!! I was so hungry all the time. Oh well...I just have to keep moving forward one pound at a time. 30 down and 30 more to go. I have been walking/jogging. Luckily, Bryson loves his stroller so that makes it easier to do. I have been thinking about doing the 30 Day Shred some as well to incorporate some strength and ab work. Since the videos are pretty short, it shouldn't be too hard. Good luck getting back on track!! You look great!! Great to hear from you!!





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7/19/2010 8:38:04 PM

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WELCOME TO THE FIERCE, FABULOUS & UNSTOPPABLE SPARK WARRIORS TEAM!!! WE'RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU AS A PART OF OUR SPARK FAMILY!!!

Remember... stay the course, stay on track, stay true to yourself, and spark it fiercely!

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SUZERE
11/14/2009 10:47:36 AM

Hey girl!!! The pregnancy is going well. Glad to be almost through the first trimester!! I have been trying so hard to eat well, but I find myself constantly starving and unfortunately I don't make the best choices. Oh well!! I posted a pic of my first ultrasound. That was very exciting for me. Hope all is well with you!!!!



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SUZERE
10/4/2009 11:58:07 AM

Hey!! Thanks for adding me as well. Thought it would be nice to have another pregnant friend on here as Sparkpeople has always been helpful in so many other ways. Looks like you have had some great success as well. Like you, I am hoping not to over-do it on the pregnancy weight gain. I could easily see me just eating whatever because I am pregnant. Congratulations on your baby!!!!



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NSIMON116
9/28/2009 9:34:29 PM

Congrats on your pregnancy. I admire you for trying to eat as healthy as possible. I gained over 60 lbs with both of my pregnancies because I wasn't paying attention to anything but my cravings!



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