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C25k Week 2/Bootcamp Challenge

Monday, June 13, 2011

emoticon I finished week 2 of C25k. It wasn't so bad. I'm actually looking forward to week 3 this week cause it mixes up the intervals a little bit. I still have shin splints when I run :P Any suggestions to get rid of them?! Now that I think about it I should probably get some new running shoes... that might help since mine are 2 years old lol
emoticon Also, this week I plan to start the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge. I was trying to look for at home strength training exercises to do and it took me to the Challenge so I said, "Oh, what the heck. Try it out cause you gotta get that scale to move." lol Hopefully it works out for me :] My boyfriend and I have actually been talking about getting the PS3 Move so I can get Zumba and other workout videos. I've heard so much about the Xbox Kinect but not about the Move. Anybody have the Move and comments??
emoticon Hope yall have a great week!!

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TEAM-SARAH 6/14/2011 5:17PM

    Definitely sounds like new shoes are in order!! If they are that old it is high time haha. That can be great motivation too ;) The c25k can be tough but once you get through it, it's so rewarding!!

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KJDOESLIFE 6/13/2011 4:16PM

    I just got fitted for new running shoes and I highly recommend going to a store like Running Room or Second Sole that will watch how you walk and recommend shoes for what you need. If you have Netflix, you can look up Zumba and other workout DVDs and some you can watch on demand! Great job on C25K!

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ASHESS85 6/13/2011 1:00PM

    Awesome! Yeah getting new shoes will help a lot...make sure they are super supportive. Also, you might want to try to stretch longer after you work out. I've heard some awesome things about Xbox Kinect and I love Zumba for the Wii so I'm sure it's just as good if not better. Let me know how it is if you get it!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

-something that motivates; inducement; incentive.

I have so many events coming up within the next year that should be motivating me to get this weight off!! So I figured I should write it all out to keep reminding myself why I want to lose this weight and get tone...


I have a total of 3 weddings to go to this summer. The first one being in two weeks!! I went dress shopping the other day and I totally got bummed out because every single dress I liked wasn't in my size. I ended up ordering a dress online from Target BUT I have no idea what itll look like on me so we will see. This motivates me!!!!

Family Pictures

My cousins and their girls are coming to visit the beginning of August. We've been trying to get pictures taken of all us for FOREVER! The reason it is such a big deal is because they are from my moms side of the family and our families are the only ones in the states, the others are in Korea. I'd like to take these pictures and not have to hide behind the kids to cover up my fatness! This motivates me!!!!


My 25th Birthday is in Feb 2012. I would so love to be at my goal weight, be tone, and keep maintaining. This motivates me!!!!

Graduating from Nursing School

I'm expected to graduate from Nursing school around the end of April/ beginning of May 2012. I want to look good when pictures are being taken! I don't want to look at my pictures and be like "OMG! I look awful!" I want to actually look at a picture and feel good about how I look! This motivates me!!!!

St. John's, Virgin Islands

June 2012 my best friend is getting married there. I want to look AMAZING!! Now, I know I won't be rocking a two piece but I would like to look HOTT in my bathing suit and not cover up with my towel. This motivates me!!!!

It's only 15 pounds so there should be no excuse! I CAN DO IT!!!!

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TEAM-SARAH 6/14/2011 5:48PM

    Sounds like 2012 is gonna be a big year for you!! Better get working now ;)

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FITBECKSRN24 6/11/2011 6:58PM

    those are good motivators!! =)

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C25k - Wk 1/Day 2

Thursday, June 02, 2011

emoticon Today was the most perfect day to go for a run! I wish it was like this everyday...if only lol. I'm not a beginner at running but I could tell a difference today when I was running. For week one, you alternate from jogging for 60 sec and walking for 90 sec for a total of 20 minutes. Today, I noticed I would go over a little on my jogging for a minute and I didn't get out of breathe. The only bad thing is my dang shin splints! They need to go away lol. It would be awesome to be able to run a 5k in under 30 mins. I've actually been thinking about signing up for the Air Force 5k. I need to look up more details. I can't wait to see the end results!

Now, I leave you with a picture. This is my puppy, Scruffy. He went with me today and right as we got into the house he went straight to his water bowl and was drinking his water while laying down lol

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TEAM-SARAH 6/3/2011 5:23PM

    Great job on staring the running again. You can totally reach your under 30 min 5k goal if you stick to it! I did.... ONCE. 29:30. haha. and then never again somehow. Someday, perhaps...

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Well, Hey there JUNE!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

emoticon June is here and it is HOTTTTTT! I'm not going to complain about it being hot because i was wanting it for so long lol. I'm ready to kick butt this month! I have a wedding at the end of the month and I want to look GOOD in my dress! I CAN DO IT!!!!

emoticon Time for goals:

emoticon Workouts- already made my workout calendar :]
-Start Couch to 5k. I really want to improve on my running and get my run time down for when I take my military fitness tests. I also feel stronger when I run.
-Do 30 Day Shred after work. I work 12 hour shifts so doing a 20 minute workout after work should be doable!
-Go to as many Zumba classes as I can
-Look up some home strength traning exercises

emoticon Nutrition
-Write in my friggin food journal! Idk why I hate doing this lol
-Pack lunch for work the night more buying food at work!
-Only eat out 2-3 x a week...I've been eating too many whoppers!! And I wonder why the scale doesn't move?
-Stop thinking that since I worked out I can shove whatever I want in my mouth!
-Educate myself on portions! Get a food scale

emoticon I will get all this under control and make that scale move! I WILL DO IT!! NO EXCUSES!!!!

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YINYANGSJM 6/1/2011 7:36PM

    It sounds like you're ready to go!!! Great job on making out the workout calendar, I need to do that, I have really been slacking on exercising. Have a great month :)

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TEAM-SARAH 6/1/2011 5:52PM

    Yes you will!!! 30 days from now you will be a new woman!

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GONEWLIFE 6/1/2011 4:50PM

    Great attitude... you will do it ..keep it up ! emoticon

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MOMSUE1 6/1/2011 4:48PM

    You have a great plan. Try to follow it but sometimes we have to alter even the best laid plans. Have some back up. I love you attitude and that will get you far!! Keep up the good work!!! Your an inspiration to all of us.

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Third Time's a Charm..

Sunday, May 15, 2011

emoticon I FINALLY PASSED MY MILITARY FITNESS TEST with the new standards! I am so relieved and it feels like so much weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I don't have to test again until November 2011. But I will still be keeping active and trying to lose weight so I won't have to stress about it when the time comes around for me to test. I really just need to get some inches off my waist and keep it off!

So here's the results:

May 2011

1.5 mile run - 15:18
Push up in a minute - 23
Sit ups in a minute - 41
Waist measurement - 35.5" - I never agree with this because it always seems they measure at a different spot everytime but it was the maximum waist measurement you could have in order not to fail so I was ok with that lol

Feb 2011

1.5 mile run - 14:50
Push ups in a minute - 22
Sit ups in a minute - 42
Waist measurement - 36"

emoticon I've been keeping up with my work outs. So, just gotta keep going :]

emoticon I've been doing so-so on my eating. I've been trying to look up new recipes to try out but as soon as I see an ingredient I don't know I pass on it cause I am not the greatest cook in the world lol. The receipes have to be super easy for me and have ingredients I actually know. haha. I've been having no problem what so ever with drinking water. I feel like I'm always carrying around my water bottle.

emoticon The scale really hasn't been my friend lately. I still bounce between 160-162. I want to get out of the friggin 160s! I'm tired of seeing a 6 in the hundreths place! And I feel like I've been working out and eating better than I have this whole entire weight loss journey and the scale isn't budging. It's getting frustrating but I'm trying to stay positive about it and just keep up with my workouts and eating habits. I WILL make that scale move!!!!

emoticon Hope everyone has a great week :]

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ASHESS85 5/17/2011 3:45PM

    Great job!!! I know you'll be fine...just keep at it girl!

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LITTLAH 5/16/2011 9:17AM

    You're doing great! You'll be out of the 160's soon! Keep it up, girl!

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TEAM-SARAH 5/16/2011 1:01AM

    Yaaay congratulations!! Just stay strong until November and it'll be NO SWEAT and you will NAIL it.

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YINYANGSJM 5/15/2011 10:36PM

    Yay! Congrats on passing your test...great job!!!!

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    I also stay away from difficult recipes. Although every now and then I do try how to use a new ingredient and I gain so much confidence in my cooking. Hope you can get out of the 160's...I've been dying to get out of the 150's!!!

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