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8 Week Battle #9 - Week 2 Update

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ok, this week just flew by but, I am determined to hold myself accountable so, here is a recap of week 2 of this battle! I am loving this battle!

•Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week emoticon
Can you say OVERACHIEVER?
I did a hike, 3 bike rides, 2 boot camps and the SLACKER HALF MARATHON where I got a PB 2:50!
•Drink at least 10 – 8 ounce glasses of water daily emoticon
Done and Done again!
•Stay within calorie and nutrient goals daily emoticon
Still struggling a bit there but, I am working on it – tracking and being conscious of what goes in my mouth!
•Continue to work toward running a 5K – currently on Week 4 emoticon
Did a 20 minute – No Stopping Run – I may not be fast but I am DETERMINED!
•Target to lose 1 pound per week and reach 138 or less by the end of the battle emoticon
Week Two – finally let one pound go to the farm – alone until I send its cousin next week!
•Ride my bike at least one day per week for at least 30 minutes
emoticon 3 bike rides – one to boot camp – did boot camp – rode home (2 rides separated by an hour of boot camp) and a 3rd ride on Thursday!
•Attend Boot Camp twice a week emoticon Absolutely!
•Take a Bikram Yoga class during this 8 Week Battle – something new and challenging emoticon - this is happening in week 3 on Friday!
•Spend 15 minutes per day doing some cleaning and organizing in my apartment
Hmmm, what is my problem here – did get some stuff moved so that the drapery rod can be hung so I can put up drapes – the maintenance guys will hang rod for me next week!
•Spend a minimum of 3 hours weekly submitting job applications for a minimum of 5 applications submitted as required by my unemployment office
YEA, YEA, YEA! Get a job!
Thank you all you amazing WARRIORS who inspire me to reach beyond my comfort zone and push myself to new realities! emoticon This journey is so much easier knowing that you are all here to help me keep focused! emoticon

  
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CATHYUNEW 1/8/2011 4:03PM

    Oh, you motivator you! Wow and Wow!

Liked your "one pound to the farm" statement. Ha! and they can keep it!

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CHATERJOY 7/2/2010 3:06PM

    Wow...you are busy! Good for you!

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ANDREA0301 7/2/2010 10:39AM

    You ROCK!!!

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ELM-TREE 7/2/2010 9:08AM

  I am -very- impressed! You're accomplishing so much! All this hard work and effort will definitely pay off!

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LHUGHES69 7/2/2010 8:22AM

    Gotta say that is AWESOME!!!! I'm VERY IMPRESSED!!!

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FITNHAPPYNOW 7/2/2010 8:09AM

    A great bunch of well-rounded goals! And you're accomplishing them! Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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LUNADRAGON 7/2/2010 1:26AM

    You are tackling a wide range of projects and making it happen! You are very determined and motivated! emoticon

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DANGEL117 7/2/2010 1:21AM

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emoticon Keep Up The Great Work! You are soooooooo inspiring!

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Battle #9 Updates

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I promised I would update my goals via a blog post so here goes:

•Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week emoticon
had a great week with the exercise - minimum of 30 minutes and most days much more
•Drink at least 10 – 8 ounce glasses of water daily emoticon
this is one of my easiest - water is my number one drink of choice with iced tea running a very close 2nd
•Stay within calorie and nutrient goals daily emoticon
just checked my weekly summary and not so great there - went over on 3 days but also had extreme exercise minutes on those days - still - no weight loss - figure it out!
•Continue to work toward running a 5K – currently on Week 4 emoticon
oAfter warm up – run 4 minutes, walk 1 X 4 intervals
got this done and I am stoked - I am ready for my 20 minute run this week
oNext week – run 5-20 minutes
•Target to lose 1 pound per week and reach 138 or less by the end of the battle emoticon
no loss this week - never give up - never give up - stay the course
•Ride my bike at least one day per week for at least 30 minutes
emoticon Yep, two rides of a bit over 30 minutes and 6.5 miles each - building calluses
•Attend Boot Camp twice a week emoticon
YES and YES - love my Boot Camp and Boot Camp pals!
•Take a Bikram Yoga class during this 8 Week Battle – something new and challenging emoticon
•Spend 15 minutes per day doing some cleaning and organizing in my apartment
OK, not the best - avoidance issues there - will have to pick it up (pun intended) this week
•Spend a minimum of 3 hours weekly submitting job applications for a minimum of 5 applications submitted as required by my unemployment office
•Track these goals weekly via blog to let my teammates know where I am
Done - keep looking - a job would be a good thing!
•Be willing to admit when I need help and ask
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Ok, so there is room for improvement and I am up for the challenge! It really was a pretty good week. I have a half marathon this weekend and I am ready to tackle it! I will be back next week to update again! emoticon

  
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MEYLOSE 6/22/2010 11:40PM

    Well done!!!

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ANDREA0301 6/22/2010 2:36PM

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 6/22/2010 1:02PM

    emoticonBetty this was a lot for me to take in,LMFAO!!
You are such a great motivator..This blog is AWESOME!!
I know you will reach your goals..It gets frustrating at times..This I know,but if anyone can do it..ITS YOU!! emoticon
God Bless~Christina

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DANGEL117 6/22/2010 12:09PM

    Your Goals Sound GREAT! Good Luck! emoticon

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Bicycle Maiden Voyage!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OMG! I am so excited emoticonand check that smile out - no bugs! emoticon
Yes, I have ridden a bike in the past but, it has been nearly 3 years since I have been on my bike so, this was an accomplishment!
Last weekend my friend Janet had her hubby John helped me tune my bike - I now know how to change a tire if the need should arise - thank heaven for thorn liners - or whatever the technical term is! emoticon
A new helmet, gloves and off I went! No spills, no slips and a great ride - 6.6 miles in a little over 30 minutes - and I took a little rest of about 2-3 minutes at the half way point - just because! I still have a little issue with the right hand numbing but I am going to give it a few more rides before I consider adjustments!
I plan to get a picture of this the next time I go out! Actually may happen as soon as tomorrow - a ride to my Mom's and back - a little over 10 miles total - unless I wimp and have her give me a ride home which would require me to walk back over another day to get the bike! emoticon
This has been an amazing day for fitness - interval workout before boot camp and a perfect ending with a bike ride! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Now for a nice little soak!

  
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RELLIMTENAJ 6/18/2010 12:12AM

    I'm glad no bugs... they're a pain to get out of the teeth. I told John you said he has to tune up my bike so I can ride with you and he wants to know what the payment will be.

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ANNIE.B 6/17/2010 2:10PM

    emoticon I am lovin' that big ole' bugless smile!!!!
Great job getting out there and enjoying your fitness!!
I truly believe that is a major key to sticking with it.
GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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ANDREA0301 6/17/2010 12:33PM

    Thank you so much for your continued inspiration!

You're doing emoticon

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FITNHAPPYNOW 6/17/2010 8:39AM

    Someday I've got to get myself a bike! I haven't ridden much since I was a kid & it always looks so fun. Good for you for giving it a go!
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DANGEL117 6/16/2010 10:59PM

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8 Week Battle #9 Goals

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

emoticonI am slow to blog - I always read such amazing blogs and find such inspiration in them - mine by comparison seem sort of "eeehhhh" but, I challenged others on the team to post their goals for this battle and I promised that I would do the same! emoticon

•Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week emoticon
•Drink at least 10 – 8 ounce glasses of water daily emoticon
•Stay within calorie and nutrient goals daily emoticon
•Continue to work toward running a 5K – currently on Week 4 emoticon
oAfter warm up – run 4 minutes, walk 1 X 4 intervals
oNext week – run 5-20 minutes
•Target to lose 1 pound per week and reach 138 or less by the end of the battle emoticon
•Ride my bike at least one day per week for at least 30 minutes
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•Attend Boot Camp twice a week emoticon
•Take a Bikram Yoga class during this 8 Week Battle – something new and challenging emoticon
•Spend 15 minutes per day doing some cleaning and organizing in my apartment
•Spend a minimum of 3 hours weekly submitting job applications for a minimum of 5 applications submitted as required by my unemployment office
•Track these goals weekly via blog to let my teammates know where I am
•Be willing to admit when I need help and ask
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NITRO.MOJO 6/16/2010 7:22PM

    I think your blog entry was great. Sometimes, I get good goal ideas from others and I like what you have here.

I recently began blogging - I started just wanting the 3 points, but I love the feedback and great ideas other people give me. If nothing else, maybe a different perspective on what I'm struggling with. I highly recommend it!

Good luck on your journey!!!

-Eric

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ANDREA0301 6/16/2010 11:37AM

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DANGEL117 6/16/2010 9:51AM

    GREAT Goals!!! emoticon

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FITJEDI 6/15/2010 11:14PM

    "Dreams are what get you started. Discipline is what keeps you going." Jim Ryan

Good luck in pursuing your dreams today!!!

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Solo Half Marathon and What I Learned!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Today I completed my second half marathon for 2010 and it differed from many others I have done.
I learned that I am capable of getting myself up and ready and out the door by my deadline - no one was waiting on me or picking me up. I know that I missed my race buddies! WooHoo - Janet and John in Outer Banks, NC!
I learned that fog cannot stop me from getting to my destination and that it isn't as frightening to drive in as I might have thought. I also learned that fog and mist do not necessarily mean cold - I shed my lightweight jacket before mile one!
I learned that I can make pretty wise decisions - parking at the finish line and taking the bus to the start line was a perfect decision - fewer cars and not a lot of riders on the bus so it was really quiet and peaceful - especially when we arrived at the start line and I saw the line of cars waiting to park.
I learned that hills will not defeat me - even if they are named Monster Hill, Dam Hill or Bingham Hill - I can do it! And I wasn't alone!
I did learn that I should really review the course info related to fuel stations and always carry my own sport drink - didn't see any on the course - did I miss that?
I learned that I can "RUN", ok runners, you really should stop laughing now. I may not be fast but for me it was running - and I loved it. I changed up my pace several times throughout the race and it felt wonderful.
I learned that I can exceed my expectations and surprise myself. This was my personal challenge - to do this race and finish without being a "pedestrian" because I didn't make the cut offs!
I know this but reaffirmed it today - I love doing Half Marathons and I am going to return next year and do this one again! So, look out!

Well, it looks like I will have to return to add photos - having issues with the size - so, look for a future installment!
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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/27/2010 1:01PM

    Awesome! I'm so impressed (and inspired.....) emoticon

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KIM-BERLYANN 4/21/2010 10:01PM

    GREAT JOB!!! Halfs are tough!! You did AWESOME!! Keep up the good work!!

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LOOKINGTOBEFIT 4/21/2010 8:53PM

    What an awesome job!! Isn't it amazing how good you fell when you accomplish your goals??!! Keep up the good work Warrior emoticon emoticon

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MAESTRACH 4/21/2010 5:06PM

    Way to go!!! SO Proud of you! Keep up the great work!

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MNSMOV 4/21/2010 3:38PM

    Soo proud of you!! I wish to run a 5K someday soon!

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RELLIMTENAJ 4/21/2010 1:12PM

    We missed you too, but it was so great that we all did our races and did not let our races defeat us with challenging courses. Now that you are a "runner" emoticon can we still hang together??? emoticon emoticon Time to compare medals. I knew you could do it and would do it. Maybe I'll be able to sherpa for you next year?

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ANDREA0301 4/19/2010 12:41PM

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SOOO proud of you!!!!

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SRVFREAK176 4/19/2010 10:56AM

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING MY FRIEND!! I HAD COMPLETE FAITH IN YOU THAT YOU COULD CONQUER THIS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYOU ROCK BETTY!!!

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