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Couch to 5K: W5D2

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I've been stuck on week 5 due to a lovely cold my son shared with me. So I've been taking it kind of easy before moving on to day 2 of week 5. I repeated day 1 this week as I was feeling better. Day 2 goes up drastically! Day 1 was 5 min running 3 min walking. Day 2 is 8 min running 5 min walking. YIKES. But I CAN do it. And will do it. I may be huffing and puffing by the end of the 8 min but I'll get there. I wish my sinuses would clear up though. I like to breathe through my nose when running but it is harder when it is partially stuffed up. Maybe I should try the Breathe Right strips until its gone.


Couch to 5k

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I gave up on the Self Challenge. I didn't like the format this year making it harder to stick to. So now I'm doing the Couch to 5 k program. I have a program on my ipod that tells me what to do. Works for me! I just completed week 5 day 1. Wasn't sure how I would do with the tail end of a cold but I made it! Yea me!

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TATTOO217 5/18/2010 10:13PM

    Congrats on making it through to Week 5, I have wanted to do a 5K for the last couple of years. So once the virus I have had for the last month is gone I am going to start training. Good Luck with you training.

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SBATES63 5/12/2010 3:35PM

    I did the C25K program and joined the SP team, C25K, Running for Beginners. I love the program and am now running 30 minutes at a time. I am just short of 5K. Keep at it and you will be able to run that long in no time. Enjoy! emoticon

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Week 1 results of Self Challenge

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Well, I met my food goals 4 times last week. I seriously need to grocery shop on Sunday and stick to my menu plan during the week. The weekends are what snow me in the most. But, last weekend was unusually busy with birthday parties/sporting events. My cold was at its worst over the weekend too which didn't help. So goal for Week 2: stick to the menu plan! so far so good on that one. Still sick so haven't craved anything.

Exercise results: Met the zone 1 and zone 3 but not zone 2. Zone 1 is exercising 130 minutes, zone 2 150 minutes and zone 3 20 minutes for the week. Zone 1 is walking. Zone 2 is exercising where talking is a challenge, and zone 3 is exercising to a level where you can't talk. I also got in my strength training. My 4 year old helped me with that. He was so excited to do it with me which helped. Need to step up zone 2.

Week 2 so far: I'm def following the food plan, but exercise has taken a hit. I'm taking it easy with this cold so I can recover faster. So I already know I won't be meeting my zones this week.

Made a yummy Lasagna Soup last night from Healthy Cooking magazine. I also was able to sleep through the night for the first time last night without coughing constantly. That helps! Def on the upswing.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/10/2010 1:10PM

    Great job on your results. Wish you mush luck on the Self challenge!

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MAMAOFTWINS 3/10/2010 12:15PM

    I need to work on my food plan too. The Lasagna Soup sounds really yummy.I think I'll look that up. We eat alot of soup. Glad your feeling better :)

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Self Challenge 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Yes, I've signed up yet again. Hopefully this time I can make it through all 3 months. I've enlisted a few old friends and joined a new group on the Self page. They've set up a Self Challenge group on Facebook too. Hot Mamas Self Challenge. haha It is open to anyone. You don't have to be a mom to participate. ;)

I was doing great until Valentine's day. Then I pretty much undid everything I did the first couple weeks. So, hopefully I can stay motivated with my next challenge. Starts today.

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BREEZY85 3/1/2010 4:13PM

    i did too good luck!

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ERICA_NICOLE83 3/1/2010 2:57PM

    Good Luck and keep us posted!!!!

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Back to it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Well, I got my new Ipod Touch this weekend and discovered the Spark App for it is pretty darn nifty. So no more excuses on the writing everything down. My workout plan for this week is:

Tues: yoga
Wed: weights/cardio
Thurs: yoga
Fri: weights/cardio
Sat: gym/ice skating
Sun: snowshoe day?

My food plan is mainly coming from Healthy Cooking magazine. I'm trying 2 new recipes out of there, Enchilada Casserole, barley stew, and an oldie but a goodie Tuna bake.

Tues: A1 Chicken/green beans
Wed: Enchilada Casserole/salad
Thurs: Tuna Bake/salad
Fri: Lo!
Sat: Stew
Sun: Roast Ck/mashed potatoes


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