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Calories vs. Me

Friday, October 30, 2009

Anyone else feeling the same way as I am today? Nasty little calories = just go away!!! I have been really trying to change up my calories and exercise plan to adjust to the weight that I want to lose this year. I have a plan of losing around ten pounds before my birthday on December 10th. Will this be possible? Medical journals suggest that people can lose up to two pounds in one week while still being a healthy track to their success. I am never lost two pounds in one week, minus my starvation methods in college. I'm not about to go back to getting around 500 calories a day and exercising two hours in the gym. So, anyone have any suggestions? I have to work off around 6,400 a week! This sounds like an amazing amount seeing that I have been working off only about half that amount lately with running and keeping active. With a 1800 calorie a day goal, I'm not able to reduce that amount anytime soon since I believe I need the energy to workout. I wish to lose the weight by myself and not with any paid plan, money is tight for everyone right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciative! emoticon emoticon

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SKYEFYR 10/30/2009 9:35AM

  Heart Rate Monitors are a great way to track how many calories you burn. I would suggest investing in one and discovering what workouts burn the most and put extra effort into those. For me, there are a couple Jillian Micheals videos that burn about 350 calories. Walking burns off less. So when I have only a limited time, I do the video.

Maximize your time with your workouts. Extend the ones that burn the most. And good luck. I think I've only lost 2 lbs in 1 week once, when I started a diet after not dieting in a couple years.

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BREW99 10/30/2009 9:02AM

    Thanks SEEMOMMYRUN09!! I might be able to start adding more steps. I don't really watch television but maybe I can add more into my daily schedule. I'll have to dust off that pedometer...

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SEEMOMMYRUN09 10/30/2009 8:45AM

    a few ideas :)

- add more steps... if you don't wear a pedometer, get one :)
- exercise during commercials... you hardly have enough time to get sweaty but it helps!
- park farther away from EVERYTHING

Good luck!

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Nix Soy Protein Before Runs

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yesterday I learned a very important lesson about running, never drink a soy protein shake 15 minutes before a run. Lately I have been getting into running like a crazy woman each day. I love the feeling of running and enjoying the weather but I seem to lose energy about half way through my run. So, I read that runners tend to drink or eat something about 15 minutes before a run to get enough energy to go the distance. Unfortunately I found out that this doesn't work for just anyone- learned it the hardest way! I got cramps about one mile into my run with my husband. Having lower stomach and chest cramps were not the pleasant energy I was looking to receive while running. So, a lesson learned for the day! After spending a night trying to recover in pain, I am planning on another run tonight.


Back WIth More Strength

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm finally back from my interval of not coming on s.p. Boy have I missed everyone but the time off was what I needed to get more encouraged for the winter months. Many of you might have noticed that I wasn't online much, basically since July! That is a long time not to be here however it was summer and the perfect time to get out in the sun and enjoy it.

Lately I have not been into exercising as strictly as I had been before summer but my intensity to want to workout has increased from my time off. I am thankful that I kept up on weekly exercise, I turned it down to around three- five times a week instead of seven times a week. My husband and I were able to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the last few months of nice weather. Sometimes natural vitamins are what a person needs to get energized once again. Multivitamins are nice however there is nothing like vitamins from the sun!

My new routine: I have stopped doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD set for now. It was a little time consuming and I have wanted to get outdoors in the sunshine. Although I love my neighbors, I am not about to start jumping around in the front yard. So, I have picked up running. It is a hobby of my husband's from his schools days. I have never been much of a runner, besides on the friendly treadmill in front of a television set and a nice a/c filled gym. I have become addicted to running outdoors lately though thanks to It is a wonder website that helps you build a route that you wish to run outdoors. It is a good motivation to keep running until you reach your stopping point that you have already tracked. I highly suggest the site!!

For now, I will continue to eat healthy and start exercising more. My daily running has increased to around 4 miles a day. Now that I am getting more strength with running outdoors I plan on starting a pre and post routine of yoga to get the muscles in shape once again. emoticon emoticon emoticon


Running Calculator

Friday, June 12, 2009

All throughout High School and College my husband was engaged in tread and field... so let's just say he has a high regard for those people that can run and love to run. Unfortunately, I do not fall into this category however I am trying to train myself to learn to "get along" with it without fighting. Afterall , the wise married person always states that you have to give and take a little to have a happy marriage. For me, I was in love with tennis and played for hours on end - my husband does not (although he puts forth the boy scout effort) to play tennis. He doesn't really have the coordination to become the big tennis pro. So, we are meeting each other in the middle (as we have done for four years in just a week) to learn to love each others sport of choice. So, while I nicely wail tennis ball at him on the court - we sweat out our frustrations on the cement.

If you are like me and hate to run however enjoy the idea of it I highly suggest a motivational website called Map My Run You can track everywhere you want to run in America. So, as a rule of thumb (mainly to keep my boredom at bay and sanity in place) I usually map my run on the website before actually going out to take the heavy activity. I pin point certain points in the run that we are going to hit (such as a road intersection or a destination such as a library). The website will tell you exactly how long you have run and you can gear how many calories you have tracked off the booty already. This helps me keep motivated while running and really does do the trick to reduce boredom. I highly suggest the site to anyone that wants to walk or run. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/12/2009 2:11PM

    What a great compromise! You get to spend more time together and keep your bond strong. I know that your marriage and other goals will continue to be successful with this attitude of compromise and fulfillment.

Keep up the great work!

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KNH771 6/12/2009 11:50AM

    Thanks for the link. It looks fun.

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Simple Tip to Counting Water Intake

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Counting the amount of glasses of water that I drink each day is really hard since I forget how many glasses I have had in total. So, I have devised a plan that is so simple I am not sure why I have not thought about it on another occasion. Simply place a piece of tape on your bottle or glass and with a "magic marker" place a line on it for each glass of water. This method really helps to keep a tally and also to motivate me to drink more since I can see my progress throughout the day. emoticon

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3CATSLEP 5/27/2009 7:25PM

    Good thinking! Now don't forget to use a Sharpie in case your glass sweats. emoticon

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