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I'm walking on Sparkshine....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

That title is bad, even for me!

Right, breakfast is going to be eggs on toast. Organic, free range eggs that were free! Thanks mother in law! I scramble 2 eggs with a bit of soy milk and salt and pepper and then I microwave them in 30 second bursts until they are cooked. Quick and easy brekkie!

No idea what lunch will be yet, I'll have to have a look in the freezer. I know there isn't much fresh. There is still corn (I'm a sucker for specials!)

Exercise will be 30DS and W3D2. It will be a very soggy run if it doesn't stop raining, but I have to get it done!

I may also visit my aunty today. I luvs her but she is a busy lady! Wonder if she is free!?

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LEXIE63 9/15/2010 6:44PM

    Katrina would be so proud. LOL
Lex xxx
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Didn't meet my goals, but....(pics)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I went for a nice walk with the boyfriend to the Waitakere dam and back. It was lovely and we got some great view (and pics). He enjoyed himself so much he wants to go for more walks with me emoticon

Picture tour of my walk:

A large Kauri tree

Tree lined path

Breathtaking views

The dam

Huge hill (the first of 4-5 on the way back up. I'm proud that I did all the hills and didn't die!)

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ALIHEALTH 9/16/2010 2:15AM

    Wow, it's beautiful there! I'm so jealous that summer is just starting where you live and soon it will be too cold here for walks...!

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LAURELSPARK 9/15/2010 10:02AM

    Loved your pics. I bet you got a great workout!

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MAGGIE805 9/15/2010 8:52AM

    I miss New Zealand! sigh. There was some beautiful places to walk in Wellington when I was living there. I also really enjoyed hiking in the Remarkables on the South Island too. Glad your boyfriend was there to share the beautiful scenery with you.

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FIT2SWING 9/15/2010 7:07AM

    I want some place like that to walk!

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LEXIE63 9/15/2010 6:45AM

    That looks like a lovely place for a walk! Good that the boyfriend liked it too. :-)
Lex xxx
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DTCATSPARK 9/15/2010 6:44AM

    Very nice! Good luck on dual walks.

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BKGOOBERH 9/15/2010 6:38AM

    Looks like a beautiful spot for a walk!! Good job on the hills! Keep up the good work!

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Hello, new day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello, new day! Hello dry weather! Hello Sparkpeople!

Right, my breakfast today was leftover pad thai. Yep. In the tracker, 400 calories, and it is counting as my breakfast and morning snack so I'm OK with it. Its not the most terrible food in the world, but not something I should have more then once a month. So it is gone and eaten and I feel good about myself so far.

Lunch will be home cooked and WILL involve greens. I have corn in the fridge....Hmmm...Yes, lunch will involve corn! Dinner will, again, be home cooked and involve greens. Lets get back on track people!

Exercise today will be W3 D2 of c25K and I will attempt to get the 30 day shred in there as well. I will eat better before my run and that will hopefully help me get through my work out with energy and help keep me strong until the end.

Have a good day everyone!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/14/2010 6:37PM

    I'm a teacher, planning is what I do!

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RUNNER12COM 9/14/2010 6:36PM

    Look at you and all your planning. You're making it easy to succeed and stay on track - very smart!


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My bad eating day

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Right. What would you like to hear about first? The no breakfast? The wedges and sour cream for lunch, chased down by apple juice and a brownie? Or maybe my Thai takeaways for dinner?

Yep, I had a baaaaad day. I felt like eating crap so ate it. Then felt sick.

Must not fall back into my old habits, must not fall back into my old habits...

In other news, I decided to do some squats yesterday. Sitting today was akward...No bending, more like falling with some control and grace. Yep, its been a fantabulous day.

Oh, and to top it all off, the lecturer gave us a sheet to help us do our assignments. GREAT! Except they were due an hour before class started. Can you say pointless? And I think I f%&*ed it up.

Sorry all, bad day, blog vent

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JONNYJETPROP 9/14/2010 7:49AM

    Move forward! Today is a new day.

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ADZY86 9/14/2010 4:48AM

    Vent away! Gotta put that 'bad day' behind you and pick yourself up today and start afresh. Progress not perfection right? Try not to beat yourself up about it. Old habits would have had you eating like this for days straight; at least now you've come so far that you realise it's only a little blip, and you can move on from it emoticon

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Running - W3 D1 Take Two

Monday, September 13, 2010

I just got back from my second attempt at week 3 of my running program. I'm glad I'm repeating a week because OMG it was tough. Probably doesn't help that I have eaten on a weird timetable today. Late breakfast, lots of snacking, not a lot of solids in my tummy. I am shaking as a write this from lack of blood sugar (am eating a WW ice cream bar for some quick sugar and because its sooooo nice and cold!) so memo to me, eat better before running. Lesson learned.

I got home and tried to do the shred but kept almost falling over so I'm going to do it tomorrow instread, either before uni at 5am (not my favourite option) or after uni at 6pm (even less of a favourite option). I'll probably go for 5am though. Once I'm up I'm fine, its getting up that is the problem!

I managed to finish my maths assignment...I think! The problem with this semester is that the assignments are less structured. In the past we pretty much get told how many words and then a detailed list of what the lecturer wants to see. This assignment is a bit more "Go forth and see how you do!" There isn't even a word limit. So like I said, I think I'm done! I also tend to be very hard on myself so I reread the assignment and say that its not good enough when there is really nothing wrong with it!

I have work tonight. Ick. Don't wanna goooo! I wanna stay home and watch TV and cuddle my man.

Anyway, off to get ready for work...Unless someone wants to go for me? No? No takers?

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BEANPOD77 9/13/2010 10:16PM

    I repeated some of my weeks too..I think it makes sense to keep at a week until you are comfortable with it..It's your program, make it your own. Just like when you are running...it's just you and your own pace , the competition is with yourself..no one else..Way to go..You will get there!
My first day of running ever, was March 15 , and as you know, my first official race is this weekend...
I found the same lesson with respect to eating..I have to eat something about 2 hrs before I run..Peanut butter on wasa whole grain with sliced apple or banana is my favorite..
Its important to eat a carb before you run, and protein after...Getting lots of water in up to an hour before you run helps too..A nutritionist at our clinic said 1% decrease in hydration can decrease performance by 20%!! that's huge..
And there my dear, is your lesson for the day ... emoticon..Like you aren't getting enough already..sorry 'bout that..
Im sure your math assignment is just right..I'll think about you at my 5am because I plan to bike to work in the morning and that's what time I have to get up to go..Good luck! You can do it!!

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BLONDEVIKI 9/13/2010 8:03AM

    I repeated most of the weeks of C25K :) Looking back, it's what kept me persevering at it, rather than feeling it was too difficult and giving up. Plus by the time I had got to the 5k race, I had a few more weeks running under my belt and was much more comfortable with it.

I hope you do well with your maths assignment!

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