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No Excuses! Day Seven

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day Seven of no excuses. I have walked 3 times this week (4 including today, which I will be going on after breakfast settles). I have watched what I have been eating. I have eaten more fruit, and only had takeaways once. And I have lost....

Wait for it......

Are ya ready....

.2 of a kilo.

FML. You have to be kidding me scale. I put in all that extra work and .2 of a kg is how you reward me?


However, we shall press on.

No excuses shall continue! This week coming I'm going to work in 2 rest days, because one wasn't enough. Walking 5 times a week is plenty. I'm also going to keep further away from the sweets. Even if they fit in my calories they can't be helping.

Also this week I'm going to start C25k....or a version I found.

I'm not sure where I found this, so if anyone recognises it let me know so I can credit the website. I have searched far and wide and I still can't find where I got it from! But I def. didn't make it up!

I like this because C25K looks too confusing and this works better in my brain. It has the same kind of principle, so it should have the same effect. I also like how for the first week it is just 14 minutes. I can do anything for less then 15 minutes!

So the plan for next week is as follows:

Sunday: 3km walk with D1 W1

Monday: 4km walk

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 4km walk with D2 W1

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 3km walk (will make it 4 if I'm not going into school, I'm not sure at this stage)

Saturday: 4km walk with D3 W1

Here we go, week 2 of no excuses! Who will join me this week!

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BUBBLEJ1 8/22/2010 12:10AM

    Thanks Beanpod, I'll look into those podcasts! And thanks for the motivation!

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BEANPOD77 8/21/2010 6:38PM

    Good for you! Great plan
I am a couch to 5K graduate..6 months ago I could barely say the word "run" now I love it! I do not recognize where that chart comes from, but it is close to the training program the organization I run with uses..But its only in Canada, so I dont think its theirs ( runningroom.com).
Just as a share, I found free podcast for c25k on itunes ( I used "running into shape.com" workouts from Carli, 'cause I liked her music) if you have an ipod you just download each of the 9 weeks, put your headphones in , and do what she tells you..no watching your time or having to keep track of whether you run or walk..its like having a coach right in your ear...
Whatever works for you I wish you much luck ...I know you can do it!! and Pearl & Mavis will love too..
Have a great weekend!

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No Excuses! Day Six - Meet Pearl and Mavis

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ummm...I didn't work out today. I know, I know, naughty me, what about my week of no excuses. Well, I have excuses and I have reasons for not walking today

1. Monsoon going on outside
2. Tired to the point where I just can't move
3. Wanted to spend time with the boy

So there ya go. I promise I'll go on a nice looooong walk tomorrow to make up for it. And I'll be going in these:

My camera is elsewhere, so for now an internet pic will have to do!

My new shoes Pearl and Mavis, and I think we'll be very happy together. Yes, I named my shoes. I name a lot of things and they always have...traditional names. My cars have been called; Lesley, Gertrude, Mavis (my left shoe is named after this car!) and Hattie.

Anyways, I spent about $40 more then I wanted, but these gave me plently of support where needed (arches and outside of my feet) and they have a 1000km life. And they are purple and sooooo pretty. And comfy. And I'm in love. And they gave me free socks. Tomorrow shall be a nice walk, no worrying about my feet!

Also, I had breakfast late today. Only by about an hour, but it made a difference! I was running late so I ate a banana once I got to school. About an hour later I was shaking uncontrollablly. Lucky I was planning and not in class, so I was able to grab a snack, I had dried fruit. I thought the sugar would help. It did, but it showed me how important it is to make time for breakfast, and to have something more then a banana! Guess I can't do that anymore!

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BEANPOD77 8/20/2010 12:28PM

    Hey there..It's okay to take a day off once in a while..It re-energizes you body AND mind..I find I come back stronger! Love those new treads..Hello Mavis & Pearl, nice to meet you...Take care of BJ and keep her truckin'
I can SO relate to the shaking thing when you don't eat enough..I really have to watch that. I have gotten to where I actually eat 5 times a day..A mid morning and mid afternoon snack of fruit + yogurt, or wasabreads with pbutter with sliced apple really go a long way to keeping my energy level at a constant!
Hope things are drier for you tomorrow ( or is it today now..way over there in Kiwiland? (LOL)).. Talk to ya soon emoticon

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I must brag

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I have 3 pairs of black work pants. One pair mountains too big (stretched out over the years), one fits well and one too small. The pair that fits well feel victim to thigh holes (you know the ones!) and needed to be thrown out. On a whim (and I couldn't find my belt) I tried on the too small ones. And they fit! Not well sitting down, but standing up they are great!

AND I'm down 2.5kg even. That is one sixth of the weight I want to loose!

OK, now I've got energy to burn!

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LOTSACATS 8/19/2010 1:15PM

    No Excuses seems to be working well for you!! Way to go, rock those pants girl!!

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AMLYST 8/19/2010 8:39AM

    WAY TO GO! It feels awesome to brag. You DEFINITELY deserve it. emoticon emoticon

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BEANPOD77 8/19/2010 6:08AM

    Way to go BJ!! That's such a great feeling ( and a motivator) isnt it? When you can see results of your hard work, it keeps you going!! Keep it up...

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LYNNEJ5 8/19/2010 2:20AM

    Congratualtions emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EREZAK 8/19/2010 1:38AM

  Brag on :)

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No Excuses! Day Five

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rest day. I did consider getting up and working out anyway. I set my alarm for 6am and said that if I wanted to get up I would, if not then no pressure. I didn't want to get up, so that was cool, back to sleep I went.

School was horrible today. We did art, which was cool, but I usually feel so together and in control and today I just didn't. I think its because I'm tired.

In other news, I'm tired. Like, can't form sentences or remember where I parked my car tired. I need to weekend like I've never needed a weekend before!

Work tonight, but I'm gonna sign out early and do some work. And probably have some eats there. I...just honestly want to do some comfort eating. One night isn't going to kill me.

Walk tomorrow morning! And tomorrow afternoon I'm getting...wait for it...NEW SHOES! Thanks Mummy, for giving me money to get them! My mummy rocks. I mentioned last night on the phone that I was going to get some sports shoes when we had money and she told me not to wait and that they were on her. Isn't she great? And no, you can't borrow her.

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AMLYST 8/19/2010 8:38AM

    You are having an awesome week of no excuses! Good for you! I think your new shoes will motivate you. Sometimes when I start losing my motivation, nothing gets me back up there like a new pair of shoes or running shorts or something else I can wear when I work out.


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No excuses! Day Four

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My morning start at 6am. I snoozed, I made excuses and at 6.20 I got up for my walk because I knew I would have to come on here to blog and I would have to say that I had failed at my no excuses week. So up I got, dressed, shoed, out the door. I decided to just do 3km today and I'm glad I did! About a km from home it started pouring down. Rain, hail, cats, dogs. I kept walking (faster at this point) home but I ended up getting soaked. The rain was so hard that it woke up my boyfriend! He stumbled into the lounge, keys in hand ready to drive and look for me just as I walked in the door.

My legs have been really tight and sore after my walks so I am going to try to focus on getting some good stretching in when I get home from them. I usually just do one or two stretches for a couple of seconds and call it good. But this morning I stretched for a good 2-3 minutes and my legs feel fine!

In other news, I was on full control today! The kids were great, I had a great time and art was soooooo much fun! Just need to plan, reflect and...do lots of other teacher stuff. It never ends!

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FRIENDOFBACH 8/18/2010 12:52AM

  Sounds like you're on track! Congratulations. Isn't it amazing hos SparkPeople keeps us going.

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