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Back to Basics

Monday, April 15, 2013

So I've been reading the "popular" blogs today, as I do at least once a week, and I've noticed that several members are getting back on track. Winter tends to see our eating and excercising habits spin out of control and it seems that now is the time we are all girding up to tackle the beast once again for spring/summer.
I too have been very lax in my habits for the winter. Unfortunately, as I got married in March, this made for slightly less than fabulous wedding photos. I'm not saying they were bad, but this time last year I was 20 lbs lighter and looked 100% better. But onward and upward.
I won't worry about what's past (it's over) and now I get to spend the rest of my life with my new and wonderful husband getting healthy and staying that way!
There's a biggest loser challenge starting at work on Wednesday, and I'm in!
I will just start at the beginning - remembering that my size and shape is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I'll make healthy eating choices and start taking walks at lunch unstead of eating 10 lbs of chinese food.
This will be a whole new start and mostly my goal is to be healthy and happy.

  


Training for Philly Marathon!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

So CRAZIEST thing in the world, I've decided to train for the Philadelphia Marathon. Ok, this isn't exactly the craziest thing I guess, I have done 3 5Ks this year so far, and I can pretty much run a few miles no problem, but for me, that other 23 miles is going to be the challenge LOL!!
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SO I've started training and I've done my first day and I was onto my second day yesterday and I wasn't able to finish the 5 miles "hills" run. I was inside on a treadmill due to the rain, but my hips started bothering me! This is a new phenomenon, as in the past my knees have felt wonky after a few miles, but I think because of the pelvic rotation I do when I'm running, it's put strain on my hips.
Not to worry, I'm on a rest day today and will get new sneakers tomorrow prior to the "5 mile easy" run.
Isn't it frustrating, when you finally decide to do something, to get into a program, that you get injured or can't do what you're supposed to do? I just don't understand it, but I'm sure there's some reason out there that Iím just not seeing yet.
It's hard when your life isn't working out according to plan (at all) - but I guess the best thing to do in that case is to make a new plan!
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MAMAKATTORRES 8/17/2012 10:04PM

    emoticon Glad to see you're back and at it! Props for running this whole time, and even more for deciding to train! I totally know how you feel about getting started, only to find your obstacles really get in the way of the whole thing- my knees are currently out of service, and I need to start training for a 5k that I'm signing up for in early November- so I understand how frustrating it is. Take it easy, and always stop if things start to hurt. Good luck, and keep going, so long as nothing really hurts! lol

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SUCCESS! Month 1 of the 3 month workout plan

Thursday, February 02, 2012

So I guess now I post the stats: here goes!

January 1: 169 lbs

February 2: 155.6 lbs

I still have quite a ways to go for a "healthy" BMI and size (for me, at least!) but I feel very confident in this workout plan! (Check my last blog entry for the link to the plan!!)
I'm still doing month #1 of the plan until next week, since I didn't start it until the second week in January.
I'm also running a few miles per week and doing 1 spin class (40 mins) per week.

I think the reason I'm still losing is it's all about variety when it comes to exercising, and all about boring when it comes to the diet. I either have a salad and chicken burger for lunch, then fish and veggies for dinner with quinoa or rice, OR a tuna sandwich for lunch and chicken and veggies for dinner with pasta or rice, VERY bland foods. But I make sure to get between 1200 and 1400 cals per day in!!

I like this "total body transformation" plan because it's fun - it's interesting - there are 5 or 6 different exercises you run through in a circuit so the 30 mins or so goes FAST! Plus, as I get older, I notice that I need to work harder to lose the lumpy fat (cellulite AAAAAGH) and also to tone the flab (hello, upper arms and belly anyone????)

anyway, I'm losing weight, feeling sexier LOL and just lighter and younger!

Stay tuned for more updates (maybe not until month #2, but we'll see!)

alex

  
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MAMAKATTORRES 2/2/2012 6:33PM

    Okay, convinced...totally going to try this now! Keep it up! You've inspired me to start this, too! emoticon

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I've Made a 3 MONTH workout Plan!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ok, it's been a million years since my last blog, but I'm feeling inspired. No one really reads them I know (haha) but it makes me feel better to post.
I just ran across a 3 month "total body transformation" workout in Women's Health, and have a blank calendar on my desk that is now scheduled for workouts for 3 MONTHS!
It's cardio and strength training 3 days per week, then I suppose if you want to swim, run, walk or rest you can plan that in for the other 4 days (of course rest is so important!)
I now have an "Appointment" with myself almost EVERY day (except rest days) for the next 3 months. It's not really too scary either, all I have to do is keep the appointment!!
Anyone interested in this challenge...here's the link:
http://fitbie.msn.com/2012-total-body-tr
ansformation

Good luck fellow sparkers!!

  
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ANMISU 1/12/2012 10:41AM

    Good for you! I think it's an excellent idea! Thanks for posting the link, I'm going to go check it out.

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ALEXESQ33 1/12/2012 9:46AM

    Ladyshel...it looks like a good plan for toning and stripping off the small excess layer of fat LOL!!
Good luck!

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LADYSHEL 1/12/2012 9:36AM

    I might try this. emoticon

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When there's no "aha" moment

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Inspired from one of my new Sparkfriends, I had a thought.

What happens when there is no "aha" moment, no "last straw", no "breaking point" when you realize you finally have to get healthy or else?

Sometimes it's a battle, right from the beginning. Sometimes you have to just put down the piece of cake halfway through, or rip the cover off a new exercise DVD. You have to push yourself, you're not already rolling downhill, but rather pushing, fighting, uphill right from the start. You don't have an exciting vacation to look forward to, or a reunion, or a wedding. You just know you have to make this work for yourself and your family.

What do you do then? I think we have to just make one right decision a day. Go to the gym, go for a walk, play with the kids outside, just once a day. Make it a habit. Let it happen slowly. Don't give up, or think the challenge is insurmountable. Anything is possible.

So here's to all of you who have put down that piece of cake, or opened that DVD. The crest of the hill is in sight, and soon - you'll be rolling down.

Good luck!!

  
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CHNKYCHICCT 5/22/2011 10:57AM

    Try to do it in baby steps. Thank you so much for helping with the motivation.

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R-LLOYD 5/20/2011 8:50AM

    I hear you !

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HSMOM2FOUR 5/20/2011 7:47AM

    You're right!!! We just have to keep pushing on!

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DAWNDMOORE40 5/19/2011 8:50AM

    emoticonfor that bit of inspiration because we all need it! Even those of us who have hit some of our goals, but now we have to continue this lifestyle and maintain what we have achieved! I no longer have to fit nicely in my wedding dress, but I want to be around for a long time to come to see my son graduate from highschool or get married! It is a process every day, but I feel that Spark People has really changed many lives and will continue to if you just believe in yourself! I wish you the best with your goals! You can do it because you are worth it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLMOMX2 5/19/2011 8:13AM

    Very True!!

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