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Morning Core Workout

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My hubby and I are trying to do one workout video per week that we really hate. In other words, it pushes us! This morning I attempted the Creative Core Workout: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
I could barely do each exercise and about halfway through, I just stopped the video. I hate that I gave up, but I'm not giving up forever! I WILL do the video eventually, but just not at this point in my journey with SparkPeople. Wish me luck!


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Week 2 of the 5K Rookie Running Program

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My hubby and I began the 5K Rookie Running Program last week. The program involves three sessions each week of a mixture of walking a jogging; jogging time increasing each week. Last week was tough but we did it early on in the week and had time for a fourth session.

This morning we set out to start week two. Week two involves walking for 3 minutes, then jogging for two minutes; repeat 3 more times. On the third set, I began thinking, "I can't do this. I can't do this." I finally said out loud, "I can!" I was proud when I did, indeed, finish that third set and began the fourth.

In the middle of the 2 minutes of jogging, I stopped. I as breathing very heavily and felt like giving up. Thankfully, my incredibly amazing husband and Psy (Oppa Gangnam Style!) was there to encourage me and I finished the fourth set. I spent the last minute crying and attempting to control my breathing. My hubby told me that I stopped for only a few seconds and kept going which is ok.

We walked in the door and I was so excited to document that we completed day 1. When I got to the computer and logged into SparkPeople, I found out that we missed an entire lap! It's 3 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of jogging; repeat 4 more times! I had to laugh. This morning was pretty emotional, so to find out that I didn't even do it correctly was a bit of a disappointment, but I have to see the humor in it. Tomorrow will start week 2 of the program instead!

This us before the 20 minute session.

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STARSMEMBER267 2/8/2013 10:57PM

    You are amazing. I just finished week 1 and I feel what you are going through. We can do this!


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Time Wasters

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Today's spark coach video was all about finding the "25th hour" in the day to fit in my healthy lifestyle. I can already think of a few time wasters. One episode of television may be fine, but we sometimes watch 3 after work. I usually spend about 20 minutes online in the mornings before work and accomplish nothing except for filling my head with useless status updates. I'm going to work on cutting the screen time down and watch out for other time wasters. Wish me luck!