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Been a Long Time...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I haven't posted a blog here since July, I think. I had a great vacation in June and a healthy July. My life fell apart in August when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was diagnosed on the 19th and started chemo on the 28th. I've been out on disability this entire semester, and will be out for a little longer, as I have to have surgery next month. What a roller coaster this has been. I'm glad that I had been eating well and exercising in the time leading up to all of this, as I am sure that it helped my body recover and tolerate the chemo a little bit better. Now, at 5 days after my last chemo, I find myself thinking about healthy eating and exercise quite a bit. I've been using a new recipe/meal planning site called Plan to Eat and that has been fun to play with. I'm also going to work back up to walking 2-3 miles a day. I was getting to that point through most of my chemo cycles up until the last two. I think it got harder mentally for me around round 5, and I got a little depressed. But I'm ready to get back to it now.

  
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AZMOM1 12/20/2014 5:17PM

    Great to hear how you've been doing and to see you looking forward! emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 12/20/2014 2:15PM

    It's great to see you blogging again, and congrats on finishing chemo!
It sounds like you have a great plan in place!

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Slipped a little but getting back on track!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The day before my migraine I wasn't feeling very good, and the day of was a wash, so I've slipped a little bit in my daily ab and squat challenge. Today I am getting back on track! I have gotten in 3 walks each week so far and 10 days of strength training/toning, so that is something!

  
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AZMOM1 7/14/2014 1:05PM

    Way to getting back to your challenge! emoticon

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Off to a good start!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I'm 8 days into my July challenge, so far, so good! I've walked 4 times and done my ab and squat daily challenges.





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CASSIECAT 7/9/2014 3:02PM

    I can already feel things getting a little bit easier! I'm by no means in shape, but I'm finding that I can do more of each exercise before it really starts to hurt.

Yay for progress!
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NYCKIMCV 7/8/2014 3:04PM

    Squats are the worst, but you're killing 'em! emoticon

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CASSIECAT 7/8/2014 2:43PM

    Thank you!

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AZMOM1 7/8/2014 2:38PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/8/2014 2:29PM

    I did the squat challenge a year ago. I was amazed that I could finish it. You can do it too! emoticon

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CHARITYAK 7/8/2014 2:14PM

    Great job! I hate ab and squat stuff so I am impressed! :)

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July Goals

Monday, June 30, 2014

Inspired by a friend here (Anne emoticon) I thought I'd post some goals for myself for July. I haven't posted anything to this blog in about10 months!
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I downloaded two free 30-day challenge apps today: 30-day ab challenge and a 30-day squat challenge. Each day there are exercises to do, which get progressively more intense, and there are ways to check off that you've done them. I definitely need some of this kind of exercise, so I'm going to give them a try.




This all was inspired by something I saw on Facebook:



My other goal is to get out for at least a 30-minute walk at least 3 times a week. Now that summer is here I should be able to get back to the beach for my walks.
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I'll use my apps to track my workouts but report back here too, particularly to report on my walks. Last summer I had worked up to some running and would like to get there again.

July 1-7: 7 for 7 as of 7/7 for ab and squats challenges, and 3 walks done!
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July 8-14: 10 for 13 as of 7/13 for ab and squats challenges, and 6 walks done!
July 15-21:
July 22-28:
July 29-31:

  
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AZMOM1 7/6/2014 4:15PM

    Looks like you are off to a great start so far this week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CASSIECAT 7/2/2014 9:15AM

    Thank you both!

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AZMOM1 7/1/2014 1:27PM

    Cassie, how wonderful to hear that I inspired someone else . . . it sounds like you have come up with a great plan for yourself for July! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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September Goals

Monday, September 02, 2013

My main goal is to maintain healthy habits now that the craziness of my work schedule is back, and my daughter's too. We're out of the house by 7:15 each morning. At least 2-3 times a month I either need to stay at work until 6:30pm, or go back for an evening event. There are usually 3-4 Saturdays that I have events, too. She is in junior high, and has ballet now six days a week, so she's got her fair share of commitments as well. My husband's job goes through periods of calm and stress, but mostly he doesn't care too much for his boss which makes things challenging. He and I both like to volunteer for the youth ballet company that our daughter dances with, so that adds on to our busy-ness.

All that being said, getting decent sleep, drinking enough water (and watching the coffee intake), exercising at least 3 times a week and eating healthfully are all important goals to me.

9/1 - 9/7:
Exercised 1 times
Stayed in range on calories 6 days

9/8 - 9/14:
Exercised 3 times
Stayed in range on calories 6 days

9/15 - 9/21:
Exercised 5 times
Stayed in range on calories 7 days

9/22 - 9/28:
Exercised _____ times
Stayed in range on calories _____ days

9/29, 9/30:
Exercised _____ times
Stayed in range on calories _____ days

  
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GETFIT2LIVE 9/3/2013 2:13PM

    Great goals, Cassie! It's so hard to juggle everything and make time for taking care of ourselves at time, but you have a good plan in place.

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JEP923 9/2/2013 4:12PM

    Good luck Cassie! We'll be cheering you on!

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AZMOM1 9/2/2013 2:29PM

    Sounds like you've got some good goals for the month! And, you have set yourself up to hold yourself accountable for them! You're off to a great start for the month! emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 9/2/2013 10:25AM

  Good job. I know that if you track you can do it.

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