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Taking some time off

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I think I pulled a muscle the other day when I ran intervals for two miles. I've never run more than one mile (at least during the last six years or so) and ran two/walked two for a total of four miles the other day. Then did my SELF dvd which is basically circuit training the next day. Haven't let my legs have a break until today really. Tried to jog a little this afternoon and my lower calf/upper ankle kills me when I do.

So going back to just walking for now. Let it rest and heal, and then go back more gradually. No running or SELF dvd for a while. But it is warming up here (warm up here is a relative term I've learned) and walking outside is getting easier. With a new Wii game and some new running shoes on the way, I'm excited about spring being nearly here.

Can't wait to hit those hiking trails!

In the meantime, I'm good with just walking around.


Oh bugger

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I was nice and motivated to keep exercising and to consistently reach my goal of 70 minutes a day of exercise after a good run yesterday. Right until I stepped on the scale this morning. I somehow gained 5lbs in one week! Between new routines, pms, and a few beers on Sunday I have half a dozen reasons to have gained a little water weight. Right?

But I measured myself as well. And while I haven't gotten bigger, my measurements haven't gotten smaller either.

How about that for demotivating.

But...instead of pouting to much more, I need to double check how much I'm eating and try a little harder on the exercise portion as well. That way I know I'm doing what I need to do.

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LMCGEEN 2/10/2010 8:22AM

    Good Luck! I am right there with you.

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LOVESLIFE48 2/10/2010 7:45AM

    Good for you not beating yourself up!! Keep up the work, it will come off. I was in a rut for a month where nothing came off, now it is. Be honest with yourself on tracking you food (I wasn't!). Just stick with it, it will come off!! Good luck!

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It got me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Well really, I got me. I was going to have just a couple spoonfuls of ice cream. That was the plan. Until I walked over to the computer with what was left of the carton. I looked down only to realize that I'd eaten about a cup and a half of ice cream. And then I started thinking about victimization and ownership of your actions. My first thought was to say I was a victim of mindless eating. But that's not quite true, is it?

Mindless eating didn't attack me in any way. I promoted it by not paying attention to what I was doing, and by not putting the ice cream in a bowl first. It's really a phrase that should be struck from a person's vocabulary.

Just as eating three servings of ice cream is not healthy; promoting (even subconsciously) an unwarranted feeling of victimization is not healthy.

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    Being mindful is a good thing to remember. It really does make a difference in what and how much we eat as well as how much we enjoy and savor our food! Thanks for writing this and reminding me to pay attention to what I'm consuming in the moment.

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Leaving..on a jet stroller..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane....well I wish I was. But today is a beautiful sunny day. Nice enough to go for a walk to the park with the kids. We still have a glacier in place of our driveway (it hasn't heard of global warming yet), but it's sooo nice outside. Despite the fact that it is still cold.

And so far I've managed to get in a decent workout first thing in the morning. Breaking it up into chunks is great, but I was spending all day trying to figure out how to get in another 10 minutes. This way it's knocked out, and I can spend more time on other things. Or just get even more exercise.

I'm supposed to be getting up an hour early to get it all in before everyone is awake, but so far haven't managed to drag my chubby butt out of a warm bed that early. Maybe tomorrow. It's so nice out though, that I regret not getting out of bed earlier. An early morning walk would have been nice too.

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KYMMC3 1/26/2010 8:38AM

    I too can't find the strength to get myself up an hour earlier to work out either. with 3 kids of my own, sleep is WAY too important. Glad I am not alone. As long as you get out there and get SOMETHING in at some point, then your doing great! Get out there today and enjoy that nice weather!

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Almost doesn't count but it's still an improvement!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ran 3/4 of the mile yesterday. Which is better than the half mile I was running this summer. And parts of it were uphill! Not happy about the uphill part just happy that I didn't quit running and walk up the hill. I quit running but it was better than falling on my face! My knee is messed up and my right leg is weak because of it. And that leg was having a hard time. But woohoo! 3/4 of a mile is still pretty good. Eventually I'll get to one mile, and then two.

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One step at a time... You will be able to do it!

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ELCIA_S 1/22/2010 8:35AM

    great job!!!

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DIANET2 1/22/2010 8:33AM

    Good for you!!!Never give are doing a great job!!!! emoticon

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