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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


Must resist the sugar....

Monday, November 02, 2009

So I pretty much blew it over the weekend. Add the Broncos party and it was over before it started (kinda like the game!). But, I was slightly smart this time in my candy purchase for the kids as I got minimal chocolate. So, temptation hasn't been quite as high. But, back on track.

Got my workout in today. Prepping a healthy meal for dinner tonight. Chicken parmesan from my Cooking Light magazine I picked up last summer. It's beginning to fall apart, I've used it so much. It was one of those special Cooking Light during the summer editions. All the recipes in it are simple and yummy. And the boys like it to so that is a bonus. I don't get the "This-is-a-healthy-recipe,-isn't-it?" whine.

Didn't meet my goal for October. Oh well. My new goal is to survive the holidays. haha

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SOCKITTOME 11/2/2009 11:36PM

    Hang in there and keep your goals in focus. The holidays are a tough time for those of us trying to forego sugar. Keep some healthy alternatives around and force yourself to think twice before grabbing a piece of candy. I'm going to follow my own advice and do likewise!

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STURPEN 11/2/2009 5:18PM

    Sounds like you are have a very positive attitude. I'm sure you will do well over the holidays.

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