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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I haven't posted for awhile....Dad had a major health crisis and my life was consumed with caring for him. Now he is doing better and I can focus on living again. Just started Muay Thai strength and conditioning and LOVE IT! It is such a fantastic workout. It kicks my butt, but you know you have done your body good afterwards.

My son is taking Muay Thai class and I am doing the strength/conditioning portion of the training
with him. The trainer is fantastic and makes sure that we do what our bodies are capable of. He pushes me but not to the point of dying.....close, but not quite. :)

There is something I've always loved about I'm wondering if all the cardio will help my running. I haven't run for 3 weeks. Guess I'll hop on the treadmill now and see what I can do!!

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REINVENT_ME 10/5/2010 9:38AM

    That is awesome and it sounds like fun! I've been thinking about different things to do to shed these unwanted pounds and you just have me an idea! Thanks!

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Hospital sabotage

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Well, Dad has been in the hospital again for serious health issues and that means that my eating and exercise schedule has been hijacked. Besides that, all the emotional stress and lack of sleep has made me feel like crap. Last night my husband came to the hospital to take me to dinner and we had a Mexican buffet at an authentic, really yummy Mexican restaurant I discovered recently. My calories were way over so we'll have to see what the scale does in a few days. I'm hoping all the stress will counteract the extra calories by some miracle.

Today is the day when I would normally go for a run, but I am so tired that if I get home today, I think I will just sleep. Last night I only got about 4 hours of sleep sitting in a chair. It will be good to have Dad feeling better and me feeling better too. That day won't come soon enough!!

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    My prayers go up for you and your dad. So sorry he is ill.

Remember, eating poorly 1 day should not affect the scale. But, neglecting you health and eating poorly might. Take care of yourself as you are worrying about dad so that your health doesn't suffer, too.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I realized that I haven't blogged for a couple weeks so I looked at my sparkpage and scrolled down to the bottom to see my weight ticker. SURPRISE!! I'm a quarter to my goal!!!

My eating habits have changed drastically and i am now running 3 times a week as well as walking every day so my scale has finally reflected that. It feels so good to see my consistent work pay off. You just lose a pound or 2 each week and before you know it, you are WAY closer to your goal than you realized.

The payoff is visible too! I'm seeing curves that were never visible before! Whoo hoo!

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ALEXIA17LOVE 9/1/2010 10:43AM

    Nice progress! KEEP IT UP!!! emoticon

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Feeling conquered

Friday, August 20, 2010

Do you ever feel beat down? Like everyone is just constantly on you for something and wanting to control everything you do? That's how I feel today. I just want to get away from everyone and do my own thing. I'm a wife and mom though and have responsibilities. But, boy, would I love the chance to just get away from it for a brief while to just feel like I have control over my own life again. After losing my job several months ago, I have been a stay-at-home mom again for the summer. I should enjoy that...staying home in the beautiful summer weather, but instead I just find myself wasting away. I have no goals or achievements. Instead, I just feel like I'm bobbing in a large lake and accomplishing nothing.

The ONLY thing that I can say has been a focus has been my weight loss and healthy eating. That is the one thing that I have been able to call MY OWN. Thank goodness I have that because if I didn't, I would feel bad AND I would be fatter! LOL

I know this is just temporary and I am working to find my way out of this mire. Just thank you SparkPeople for giving me one outlet that I can use for just ME!

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MISTYSMOM06 8/20/2010 12:33PM

    Have you tried exchanging with someone in your community, like you do something for them and in turn, they watch your kids? I think bartering is a good thing especially now days when the economy is a bit "blah". Go out and enjoy yourself! There are a lot of free things you can do.

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SMCSUX 8/20/2010 12:25PM

    **hugs** I hope things feel more positive for you soon! emoticon

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I'm a runner now!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In response to my last blog, a sparkbuddy wrote "You're a runner now!!!" You know I never considered myself a runner until I read that post. And the funny thing is that when I get up in the morning, I have been feeling like running even though it isn't my official running day. The C25K program has me running 3x a week and so I'm kind of reluctant to run more than that as I don't want to over train or get an injury. My guess is that I would be fine. If you are running, how often do you run?

I want to start adding other activities as well so that I can lose the weight faster and tone up at the same time. So far, I have lost 12.5 pounds and my legs feel a lot more toned, but I still need to remove a lot of fat on my tummy. My legs were never a big concern, so of course, that's where I get toned first....figures!

I am starting to feel stronger in my running, so that's a good thing. Although when I'm running my 30 minutes, those last few minutes are pretty hard. It's the heat and the sweat dripping in my face that bugs me the most. I really don't mind running besides the sweat...I guess I'm such a girl. :)

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JODIANN421 8/18/2010 8:47PM

    I still only run 3 days a week and I have graduated C25K. I have increased my time to 40 minutes just today :) I know what you mean though, sometimes I want to run on my off days but I get very drained after a run so I don't want to push it too hard. I do Zumba on my off days. Or biking, or swimming. Congrats on being a runner!!!

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TOBIN_HAGGERTY 8/17/2010 10:56PM

    I feel the same way for the 30 min run....the last few minutes kill me. Do you run on a treadmill or outside?? I find it is easier on the treadmill which surprises me because the fresh air should be great. Maybe it is allergies for me!
I run on the treadmill every morning during the week but the weekends are hard because I work then and work all day on my feet. I am aiming for the 7 day 30 min run and I too need to try some strength training. I am scared to start something else because I am finally finding the 30 mins for me and fear I may quit if it becomes too much for my family. But 10 pounds is gone in less than three weeks...maybe I am on to something LOL Have a good day:)

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CLAIRESGG 8/17/2010 10:46PM

    Wish I could run. I could save time, burning more calories and less time, I could help my body more, but my age, back problems, etc. kinda keep from that. Congratulations and keep it up.

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