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Mini-Goals for March

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I weighed in today with the B.L. group and was surprised to see I lost 2.4lbs in 5 days. I worked really hard to get that with walking as much as I could and taking a nice long hard hike this past weekend. The hike is about 5.5 mile loop and I hiked all the way to the top without stopping, needless to say I was dripping sweat but it reminded me of all the reasons I love to hike. On the top of that list, the high you feel when you finally stop for a rest and you have an amazing view and you're surrounded by nature. I am really hoping to get to the point that I can physically hike 10-12 miles in a day and feel worn out but not feel that it is impossible. It has been years!

With this hard work over the past several days and the exciting results I became motivated to set some mini-goals for March. My actual deadlinei s 25 days which is also the day we depart for Portland!

Fit into size 12
Lose 7.5 lbs ~1.5lb/5 days
Hit the 170's

if I can complete at least one of the two goals I will be super happy!

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TERRYDBURCH 3/10/2010 5:31PM

  I'll take you on a couple of ass kicking hikes when you get here in a few weeks.
Dunno if Mike and Jess will want to accompany us though...

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GAMMAMOE 3/9/2010 9:01PM

    Yay Anna! It's always motivating to see progress, especially after all your hard work. Keep up the good work.

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LIZ-GS 3/9/2010 5:54PM

    Great ideas those mini-goals! Mini-goals = big satisfaction.

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CHELAVON 3/9/2010 5:22PM

    Great goals...Good Luck!


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To Crossfit or not to Crossfit??

Monday, March 08, 2010

I am having an internal struggle. My Biggest Loser class through my work is about to end. It has been successful for me for a few reasons. During it I have lost 11-12lbs so far, I have committed to tracking my food and I have definitely gained strength and stamina. The workouts for the most part are fairly low-key too. Part of the reason this has been successful to me is that I am with the same group of people every class meeting. I feel accountable to show up and work and guilty if I don't. This is how I operate best, at least for now.
There is a Crossfit gym near my house that seems to be a good community (you can tell by the posts on their website) just like my workouts now if not moreso. I am dying to try it... the kicker? It is $100 a month. WTF??? That is super expensive! Especially considering the equipment is fairly basic (no machines) and the staff seems to be pretty small (no more than 5). The benefits? It is a community, it is less than a mile from my house, they have 6 am workouts making it more likely I would go, Crossfit is known to kick your a$$ and I would probably have pretty quick results.
Assuming I went 4 times a week it would cost $6.25 a session basically. That is steep but that is my only gripe.
Should I do it?

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PRUSH2000 4/11/2010 10:44AM

  If you have a gym membership, you can try it for free. The WODs are on line three days on and one day off which allows for a lot of variation when you're just getting started. The comments posted to the WODs provide a good choice for substitutions when they require 20m handstand walks, for example. And, all you need to do is go quickly. It is nice if you have a partner to go with because it adds motivation, and someone to watch your form critically, which is very important.

I Crossfit at my local gym 3 days on, one day off (It's been over a year to work up to that), and I absolutely love it. I feel stronger and fitter every day, and a little sore most days too...

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GAMMAMOE 3/9/2010 8:55PM

    Wow Anna, that is a tough decision. Hopefully, for that amount each month, you will have a personal trainer as well.

Have you investigated other gyms in your area? It might help to have a comparison of services offered and the monthly cost.

Who sponsored the Biggest Losers class that you were attending? Maybe they would consider sponsoring another class, if there was enough interest. Have you considered enlisting the other members in your class to start another informal group?

I agree with Terry regarding the motivating factor of a monthly fee. Sure makes you think twice about missing a workout!

Keep us informed. emoticon

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TERRYDBURCH 3/8/2010 8:11PM

  If you believe you would be motivated enough to attend by paying, I think you should.
You cannot put a price on health or quality of life.

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About a quarter of the way there.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

51 days in and about a quarter of the way there.

I am feeling something about this and I am not sure what exactly. I wouldnít say frustrated or defeated but it isnít a good feeling. Impatient maybe? Or maybe I am finally to the point that I realize how bad I was and how much I still have to go, a bit of a wakeup call.

These feelings are a little disconcerting because I feel like this whole exercise in losing weight is a temporary adjustment and I am anxious to get to the end not only to see the results but to relax. I have to wrap my mind around the fact that it isnít temporary; this is how I should live my life day in and day out. I canít say that the exercise and eating differently is bad or even that big of a chore but what bugs me most about it is that I feel like it is always on my mind. When am I going to get time to work out? Did I push myself hard enough? Did I eat too much? Is what Iím eating sufficient? It is the constant planning and the worry of slipping up that begins to wear. I fear that always being consumed by those thoughts is what will cause me to slip and just make me want to be lazy again.

I hope to alleviate and work through some of the struggles in my head of what is enough vs. too much in this blog.

My next goal is to lose 1lb by the next weigh-in in 5 days, 3/9/2010.

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TERRYDBURCH 3/5/2010 4:06PM

  who the hell is that guy?

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    It is not a diet. It is a change of lifestyle resulting ion the excess parts of you going away. Keep up the good work.

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