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10,000 steps - finally!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Did you know in 2008 the place I worked has a 10,000 steps a day campaigne...I think I got up to 7000 one day and thought I was gonna die!

I've never been a pedometer kinda gal. I love weights and circuits and this year I WILL do cross fit...that gets me excited. Walking is like killing time by doing something not unhealthy. :) but not being able to do something doesn't sit well with my type A personality...so I thought by the end of February I'd get it done...I guess I was annoyed so I did it 4 days ago and have done it 3 more days...I had a total rest day yesterday. I love seeing the target reached...and I've worked out about how many steps it takes down one street...today I did Wii EA Active and then had about 6000 steps left! 113 minutes of activity! 1 very large blister, my hip issue is roaring tonight, and even my toe joints are yelling at me! Lol

The point is I did it..finally! And now that I have, it's no big deal! I know exactly the time commitment...I may even do 1- 45 minute walk early in the day and then at night see what I have left and then grab the dog and finish it off...it IS doable and the Fitbit makes it easier. :)
Off to bed with an ice pack and some CSI.
Have a fantastic second week of the new year!

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KURTZSOGOOD 1/7/2013 11:43AM


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BATCHICK 1/6/2013 6:15PM

    I am literally chained to my phone at work for 8 hours a day. So on all my breaks I walk circles around the conference room table. I even run a bit... Usually buys me ~4000 steps! Point being, if we set our minds to it we can overcome any obstacle!


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TAFODIL24 1/6/2013 10:17AM

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TCANNO 1/6/2013 6:30AM

    You can get an app for your phone that is free.

Well done you can look forward to the next 10,000 steps


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SCAREWALDORF 1/6/2013 6:18AM

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NCSUE0514 1/6/2013 5:10AM

That's become my daily goal now, but it ain't always easy especially for someone who used to get short of breath walking around the block! Literally!
Stick with it though - emoticon emoticon

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Movin' Right Along..... The muppets :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

3 day streak for 2013 rockin along nicely. I am happy, positive, and feel confident again. I think I really struggle with my life when I'm not working full time and I MISS MY OWN MONEY! I suck at budgeting and sort of feel useless if I'm not being a mover and a shaker ...well maybe it's time to just worry about being my own body's mover and shaker. And in the process of studying to be an International Fitness Professional puts a little extra hitch in my giddy up because I feel it's my job now to reach my goal body.
By the way...here's a pic of what I WILL look like in a year!

I'm really loving my fitbit and I think I actually like it better than my body bugg ;) who knew?!

I have been having pain in my right hip after my circuit workouts and after 30+ minutes of walking! Driving me insane...plus my back is a jiggy again...since the 24th December. So I went to the doctor today and he always laughs at me....but he knows I love explanations and details and he doesn't fail to disappoint today! :) giggle. He wrote down my diagnosis and told me to google it! :)

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
This bursa is situated adjacent to the femur, between the insertion of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles into the greater trochanter of the femur and the femoral shaft. It has the function, in common with other bursae, of working as a shock absorber and as a lubricant for the movement of the muscles adjacent to it.
Occasionally, this bursa can become inflamed and clinically painful and tender. This condition can be a manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis or of an injury (often resulting from a twisting motion or from overuse), but sometimes arises for no obviously definable cause. The symptoms are pain in the hip region on walking, and tenderness over the upper part of the femur, which may result in the inability to lie in comfort on the affected side.

Then came the question i hated for the first time in years...."how much do you weigh?"
i replied "too much"
" get on the scale he says"

up since last visit...which I knew...my ankle flaring up, then this crap...ugh! i know...and he knows that i love nutrition and fitness and need to "get My Groove Back" --- and happily I feel like I have. I feel better mentally than I have in months...funny how a new year brings that much hope and light to a dark cloudy mood. Also being back on Spark helps me too! :) Thanks to everyone for their kind words, goodies, notes, and messages :)

I asked about my back and he just looked at me and said get your diet and activity on track and you'll be fine, ...hmmm....quite humbling huh?! Funny how I knew that but hoped there was a different reason...nope..just too big of a badonk-a-donk!

He said I just need to work through the pain ...and gave me some Celebrex to try. I replied with "hey I remember seeing commercials for this in the states...lots of white haired people in the ad" he assured me I wouldn't be on it long HA! I came home and read every word of the package inserts...as I do...man this stuff sounds like the shizzle! I can't take normal anti inflammatory meds because it causes nerve pain so this is different...hope it does ALL it claims on that sheet....Bionic Wunder Woman always been a dream!

So on that note, I'm popping on my shades and iPod and headed out for a walk...then making the Tex Mex Calzone from SparkRecipes for dinner.
Hope everyone is having a great new year so far!

******UPDATE.... Did over 10,000 steps yesterday and today...with pain, and blisters and it took 2 walks both days to get it done! Last night I laced up and finished around 9:30 and tonight I actually left the house again at 10 PM with like 4000 left to do...but I did them. :) I take a screen shot of my fitbit totals and text them to my man...holds me accountable and hopefully it will inspire him a little too.

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IGSBETH 1/3/2013 7:33PM

    Love the Muppet reference! Good luck!

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BTLSMUM 1/3/2013 9:32AM

    Glad to see your update! I *love* the pic. I would totally like to look like that by the end of the year too!

I hope the meds do the trick. I have no doubt that you'll do your part to get your weight down. :)

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DGFOWLER 1/3/2013 6:07AM

    I have had more recent knee pain while walking as well and since I've already had one knee replacement at the ripe old age of 48 I'm trying my darnedest to not have to get the left one replaced. Loved your commercial "hey I remember seeing commercials fort his in the states...lots of white haired people in the ad".. haha.. made me laugh. Hope it all works out. I was just placed on mobic myself, Doc didn't want to use Celebrex... Have a great day and TY for stopping by my page earlier. Donna

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SCAREWALDORF 1/3/2013 6:05AM

    Go you and your 3 day streak! Did you get your fitbit for Christmas? My brother gave me one, and now my flatmate thinks I'm crazy because I'm constantly pacing the house to get my 10,000 steps!

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Lucky Number 13 ......2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This is my year!
I Will reach my goal weight...or size!
I Will graduate from Max International College For Fitness Professionals
I WILL start my own business helping obese people change their lives
I WILL start doing cross fit by June 2013 and compete in a CrOSSFIT challenge in early 2014
I WILL have sex at least 2 times a week with my man!
I WILL REACH 10,000 freaking steps by 28 Feb 2013! Man...it seems ridiculous doesn't it? Lol
I WILL pay off my student loan
I WILL get my "sleeve" completed

I always do a new vision board the first week of the year and another 6 months in. I will have the above things plus some items I would like to acquire...ICE watch, IMAC, hot pink Dr. martens, jump,off the sky tower in Auckland...etc. all prizes for becoming the best ME I can.

Bring it on! emoticon

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KURTZSOGOOD 1/2/2013 2:38PM

    Get it!

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SCAREWALDORF 1/2/2013 9:30AM

    You can do it! I'm looking forward to reading all your blogs about how well you've done!

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QUERIDAANA 1/1/2013 2:04PM

    Great goals! You emoticon will achive them!

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BATCHICK 1/1/2013 1:55PM

    2013 is going to be great!

You have some amazing milestones coming up!

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

I have been a bit down the last couple of days - hurt my back again and taking pain pills which make me tired and crave not so healthy things...or I just don't feel like cooking, so have been eating cheese pizza for dinner! So NOT me! I need to get out of this funk and get back to my norm. It's frustrating and makes me a Lil sad too. I mastered all this crap, and then all of a sudden I act like its not important...but it is! I did get a good walk in today! :) it's not about the size of the dog in the fight...it's about the size of the fight in the dog! Woof woof!

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BATCHICK 12/27/2012 1:59PM

    I'm sorry you're hurting. Do you have any friends or loved ones you could ask to help with some healthy meals while you're on the pain meds? We are very hesitant to ask those we love for help, even though we would offer it willlingly. If we lived any where near eachother I'd make you such a beautiful salad...


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BTLSMUM 12/27/2012 9:21AM

    I feel ya! Since my surgery, I've pretty much reverted back to my old ways. I eat whatever, whenever.

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CHIBIKARATE 12/27/2012 4:00AM

    your spirit is taking action get in line I am with you we can do this together nothing to lose except lots of weight hugz emoticon

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Girl Stuff....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Whatever you want to call it...aunt Flo, TOM, crimson tide....the older I get and now being off the pill due to blood clots after my broken ankle...had a Jadelle implanted and love it...but dang!!! I finally have all the symptoms everyone complained about but I personally never experienced. I am soooooooooooooooooo hungry all the time (abnormal for me), 1 whole day on couch each time and staying close to the Lil girls room...and of course exhausted with the Huge blood loss on top of having Fibro and chronic fatigue....I keep fighting it, but finally just gave in and had some chips and chocolate tonight and honestly, I feel better! No guilt at all. Just want this unwanted guest to get the hell out so I can get back to me and my goals!
And that's pretty much my headspace today! :) trying to get active everyday which has been nice and calming as well.

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DIET_FRIEND 12/20/2012 6:32PM

    I would eat a piece of dark chocolate and if it's painful, take Advil or Tylenol. Cuddle up with a hot water bottle and take it easy for the evening. maybe tomorrow will be better.

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BATCHICK 12/20/2012 12:03PM

    Yeah, why does birth control ALWAYS fall 100% on women. And then its miserable to boot? I have mirena and it has been horrible. Worst cramps of my life. And raging PMS (hunger, bloating, irritability). Stupid baby maker!

I'm very glad you identified the reasons behind your cravings and managed them intelligently! emoticon

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    This is me, but almost every day! Since I was put on the pill after a burst cyst sent me to the hospital, every day I take the pills, I'm sick a few hours after I ingest the darn things. No matter where I'm supposed to be in the cycle. The first few months I spotted like crazy and had full periods on week 3 instead of 4, and the first month I'm not sick as heck from my pills, everything is changed and now, it's halfway through week 4 and I've barely had a period at all. Being female sucks some times, doesn't it? Stay strong! It'll be over soon! (Added bonus: our metabolisms rev up a bit slightly before it's due- which means typically if you can control the cravings, faster weight loss... and if you can't, less weight gain!)

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