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Journey to Machu Picchu

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OK- I have a vision......

I'm in South America
In Peru, the Andes
climbing the Inca trail
to Machu Picchu!

I'm not carrying more weight than I have to
I'm fit - I trek uphill part of the way and enjoy it
I breath the fresh Andes air
I feel my muscles savour the trek
I see the most incredible view!

Back at the craft and clothes market
I try on regular size clothing
there are many choices
because they all fit me!

Exploring the local food market
I taste fresh fruit and vegetables
and new dishes too
I take a cooking class
and enjoy delectable Peruvian food!

In the train and on the bus
the seats are just comfortable
I have space to move around
and stretch my legs

This vision will be a reality
November 1 is the flight
to 3 weeks in Peru
including a 2 day hike to Machu Picchu!

THE FACTS:
August 1-Nov 1 = 3 months exactly to prepare
13 weeks
90 days

THE PLAN:
- Ongoing training for Army run 1/2 marathon in september
- add weight training
- add hills and cardio challenge- 'trek' in Parc de la Gatineau
- eat sensibly, drink plenty (of water!)
- Aim to weigh ?20lbs? less on take-off day
- Be as fit as I can be from now to three months.

  
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THATGIRL7 8/5/2013 11:23AM

    Great plan, awesome journey! I wish you the best for your goals, I know you can do it! emoticon

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VALIENDRA 7/31/2013 9:56AM

    Wow it sounds amazing. You can do it and you'll enjoy it as much as you expect =) Keep pushing !

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CHICAT63 7/31/2013 4:36AM

    Sounds like a terrific trip and you can do this !!!! emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/30/2013 8:30PM

    That sounds like an incredible journey!! emoticon

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GINA180847 7/30/2013 8:23PM

    Wow, glad you are able to make this goal a reality. I was like that with a trip to Thailand and Malaysia.

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New year-time to reflect and look forward

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I can't believe it's 2013.
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I couldn't believe when it was 2000, then couldn't believe when I heard that cell phones were going to have cameras. That was just so out of this world for me.

But here I am. Time passes whether I'm ready or not, whether I make the most of it or not.
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I'm getting to the point where I'm inching closer to the 50s and leaving the 40s. Good grief.

So, with all that in mind, what do I do for 2013!?!?
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Here's what I have so far:
Participate in 6 runs- I drafted a schedule on my spark page, it averages to a run every second month or so. 4 of them 5k, maybe one 10k and who knows maybe a 1/2 marathon. Leaving that door open!
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This winter I bought a ski pass to a local ski hill for evening skiing, so I am going all out on that. Been twice already, 3 more times and it'll pay for itself!
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Have fun, do what I like.
That's my bottom line this year.
Work to get there because it's a good idea and its necessary!
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AFINEMESS 1/6/2013 10:11AM

    Doing what you like is the only thing* that will work :) You will have a wonderful year!!! :)

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STILLPOINT 1/6/2013 6:11AM

    Awesome Caz!

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FRANCLYN 1/5/2013 4:31PM

    Sounds like a great plan. We always do better when what we're aiming to do is fun!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 1/5/2013 1:53PM

    Sounds like you have a great year planned! Wishing you all the best for a FUN and healthy 2013!!

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ELORACGO 1/5/2013 10:37AM

    Bonne Année à toi ma belle!

Tu as de bons objectifs et je te lève mon chapeau juste de penser à un demi marathon!

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morning walk

Friday, August 31, 2012

Enjoyed my day off today with a nice long walk.

Left at about 8am, and drove to beautiful Lac Leamy. Parked at the first parking lot, walked to the lake, around the lake and made my way to turn around close to the Bob Guertin arena.

In total, I figure about 80 mins, and 6kms. I brought my umbrella, and it rained! Actually, it poured! Good thing I had a discussion with myself before leaving about if I could actually walk in the rain....also was so worried about not making it out that I left without having breakfast!

The other interesting thing is that I found out that seagulls can read....check out what happens when it's raining at the beach! They are all respecting the sign and swimming in the designated swimming area!

Now am I ever glad I went out for that walk!



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ELORACGO 9/2/2012 9:42AM

    Good for you, walking in the rain!



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CASTIRONLADY 8/31/2012 6:08PM

    Nice long walk and as for the rain, you can only get soooo wet.
I rained here this afternoon but I have been working inside.
Have a great rest of the day!
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VICTORY2XS 8/31/2012 5:59PM

    I am glad you enjoyed your walk so much!

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Stepping forward

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Two steps forward, one step back, two steps forward, one step back, then forward again!!!

SIMPLIFY my life: was my new years' resolution, and I'm still going at it. Stepping forward...

I've made small, constant changes and I'm working my way back to prioritizing my health again!


S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y at this time means:

S sort (and mostly get rid of) stuff in and around the house- about 1/2 way done!

I mmerse myself in positive vibes and energy. Read books. Meditate. Surround myself with positive people. Live the positive life!

M otorcycle: bought myself a nice 1100 Vstar in May! Make time and opportunities to ride it now!

P rioritize: back to working 4 days/week since June 1st-yay!

L ive up to my REAL goals and not lose sight of them, each and every day. Time goes by so fast (yes- I've made my bucket list- may as well get a head start!)

I dentify stressors and decide if they are really worth stressing about, if so, do something about them

F amily and Friends: watch and partake in the kids childhoods, as they become young men! Appreciate and call my friends and family!

Y umminess: enjoying and being grateful for what each day has to offer, including the challenges


SIMPLIFY!

  
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CHICAT63 8/22/2012 4:33PM

    Woohoo, congrats on the VStar ! Sounds like a great plan, you can do it.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 8/22/2012 12:14PM

    Great acronym!! Sounds like you've been doing emoticon

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workouts may 6- 12, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

May 6
Putter around in fresh sunny air all day
May 7
cardio - missed it
May 8
cardio -video: 14 min Bollywood dance workout (for yesterday) tr
ST upper body
tricep kickbacks - 5lbs
bicep curls - 8 lbs
bench press - 2x5kg + 2x5lbs + bar
May 9
ST: SP 10min crunchless core workout
Cardio:VIDEO: 12-Minute Low-Impact Cardio Workout
May 10
rest - did that!
May 11
Cardio - missed it today
ST full body- missed it today
May 12
Cardio - gardening 30mins
rest or bonus cardio

  
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/18/2012 4:40AM

    Sounds like you're on program. How have you been? I have to do some catching up!!

Happy Friday and wishing you a fabulous long weekend ahead!!

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STILLPOINT 5/17/2012 7:54PM

    Way to go Sparky!! You're CONTINUING!!! emoticon emoticon

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GRANDEFILLE 5/9/2012 5:42AM

    nice plan! keep going!

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