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In 2009, I decided to start running. Overdoing it... I injured myself and was sidelined for a short time. After physical therapy, I was given the green light to try again... SLOWLY. I was told about the Couch to 5k program (C25K.com), completing it in February 2010. I ran three races, then quit.

Since then, I gained about 10 pounds back that I'd lost. A coworker invited me to join her in a 5K race in September 2011 and that got me off the couch and training again. I finished the race (running/walking) and then finished the C25K program. I continued running until November 2011.

November 19th, I started following the P90X workout program. The following week, I brought my nutrition closer in line with the recommendations for Phase 1... though some days it looks more like Phase 2. I'll keep following this nutrition portion plan for now.

Completed races:
4K on 2/13/2010 - 26:42
5K on 4/18/2010 - 37:17
12K on 5/2/2010 - 1:30:10
5K on 9/24/2011 - ~41 minutes

Member Since: 4/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 25,316

My Goals:
- Lose the muffin top!
- 40 Pushups in any length of time
- 40 Pushups in 2 minutes (APFT)
- 76 Situps in 2 minutes (APFT)
- One Pull up
- Run 5 miles in 50 minutes or less
- Run Two miles in 17 minutes or less (APFT)

My Program:
P90X Classic

One rest day per week, according to P90X program.

As part of the Winter Challenge, I will post my minutes and LTGL challenges daily and record my weight on Saturdays.

As for diet, I am following Phase 2 of the P90X Portion Plan, Level 1.

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    Thank You for the sweet comment on my little RIBEYE snatcher's photo!:))
    2198 days ago
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    Nice to have you back! Happy valentines day! Got the kids and the husband a few treats. Luckily no one ran out and got me anything emoticon Just feeling a little sorry for myself there. I'll end up eating their chocolates anyway emoticon That's why I get them stuff I like!
    I had an eat whatever January, but have been trying to improve things this month. Work has been slower than normal so I have been running a lot, and it has been feeling really good. Still doing the Livefit strength training program. Actually had to go out and buy heavier weights.
    Hope you enjoy your day- Melanie
    2198 days ago
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    Hope all is well. Missing your wit and wisdom. Melanie
    2200 days ago
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    YES- pulled a calf at 5 am out of a cow named Katie. Hate it when they have names- the pressure is really on not to screw up. She got an epidural which is more than I had through 2 births so I think she was comfortable. Was going to take a picture and post it but got to looking at another calf and forgot. Will do on next one. The owner even had a coffee for me to go. The hand felt really good too which was a relief. Came home and ate 2 WHITE toast with peanut butter. AAAAAAARGH!!

    Hope your weekend is going well- Melanie

    2208 days ago
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    Another week gone by... how are you holding up? My runs and strength training have been great, and so has my diet- for a sumo wrestler :)
    Ah well, at least I haven't been hungry.
    Hope all is well- Melanie
    2209 days ago
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