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Cycling

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I put my bike on a trainer and I'm really getting into biking. My goal is to bike four times a week for sixty minutes and two days of strength training. My workout partner just moved back home and I'm excited to do the fun exercising too. We love to snow shoe, skate ski, downhill ski and jog. I'm excited, but I struggle to focus less on my weight and more on a lifestyle change. I just feel like I don't have the patience.

  
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MTPOETNH 1/11/2013 9:27PM

    Sounds like you have some great variety in the activities you enjoy and having an exercise buddy really helps to motivate one to get out and moving. I have decided to put my scale in our guest bathroom where I won't be tempted to step on it every morning. I think your idea of focusing on life style is "right on". emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 1/11/2013 9:30AM

    You can do it. Hang tough!!

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Schools Done-No Excuses

Thursday, July 07, 2011

May 14th I graduated from college after setting out three years ago to finally finish my Bachelors Degree. While in school I struggled to keep up with my workouts, work schedule and homework needs. I first sacrificed sleep and then came my work outs. When school was done I bought a road bike for a graduation present and found some people to bike with. Although I'm biking 100 miles per week I'm still struggling to take off the 15 pounds I gained over the last year and a half and its directly related to my eating habits. I'm logging my calories again, but this time I also set some short term goals.

  
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NEWATTITUDE2010 7/7/2011 10:53PM

  Congratulations to you on completing your Bachelor's. One day at a time for the other goals! It will happen.

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I DID IT!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Today I weighed in at 134.5...that is 15 pounds less than my original goal of 150. I first set the goal of 150 in Nov 2006. I met that goal last summer and still wanted to lose more fat and tone up. I set a new goal of 140. It took me longer to reach that goal but once I did I said five mor pounds and that was it. I think because I met my two previous goals I wasn't in any big rush to hit 135. Well I started a Kinesiology college course that motivated me once again and today I weighed in less than 135. Now my goal is to maintain this weight. I love how I look and I feel great aside from my ITBS and knee issues. I can't een express how exciting it was to reach my final goal weight. Now my goal consists of leading a healthy life by applying everything I've learned over the past two years!

  


Dealing with ITBS

Friday, January 18, 2008

I completed my 1st half marathon on August 10th, 2007. The day had such significance as my mother died on the same date but 5 yrs earlier. I started training for the half marathon in April '07. I finally worked up the determination to follow through on some promises made to my parents. I told my mom I would run a marathon one day and she reminded me of that promise every couple yrs. Well she's not here physically to remind me,but I feel her spirit with me and pushing me to complete my goal. Despite the knee pain I battled throughout the summer I finished my first 1/2 marathon in 2 hrs 3 minutes. I guess that's not bad for someone who was overweight and out of shape 10 months earlier. After the run I had extremely bad pain in my left knee and it took 6 months before it was diagnosed as ITBS. I have had the run around with the doctors and surgeons. I've had 2 MRI's and I was told if I quit running for 2 mths it would go away. Well it DIDN'T! I saw my progress slipping away until I redefined my definition of progress. Now I have a kick ass physical therapist that came to our clinic with a lot of experience and she knows exactly how to deal with this problem. I really like her attitude and I'm on the road to kicking this thing!

  
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TLC7068 1/19/2008 1:04PM

    I am so happy to hear you are on the road to recovery. I just ran the houston half. The first time with no pain since sept-oct of 04. Recovery from ITBS is just a matter of finding the right person. Have you ever used a chopat double strap brace? I love mine. Good luck and way to go.

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MHEBBY 1/18/2008 8:32PM

    Good for you for pushing through and finding answers.
~heather

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Losing Steam

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ever since the challenge at the gym ended in May I have been on a roller coaster. I take 2 steps forward and one step back. Now that makes for progress but not the progress that I want. Everyone tells me how much easier it is for them to lose weight in the summer and I just cringe. I am happy for everyone else, but summer is the worst time of year for me. I love to eat, grill out, drink etc. I am not any more active int he summer compared to the winter because realistically I have stayed active since Nov of last year. I am still training for the half marathon. Tomorrow I am having an MRI done on my knees to make sure my pain is not anything that is going to do permanent damage and on Saturday I leave for vacation. I already know I will consume more than I should, but the true challenge will come with maintaining my workout. I am hoping for the best!

  


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