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Ten Minutes

Friday, January 27, 2012

Work's been different this week because we have a guest in town, so my lunch hours have been taken up the last 2 days (and today, also). No running except on Monday. (I am going to try for Saturday.) But I have done my 10 minutes a day. Yesterday I barely made it; right before bed I did some leg raises and reverse crunches and yoga. It counts in my book!

I want that nail polish I promised myself as a reward, darnit!

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ELISOS 2/1/2012 10:50PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/27/2012 11:28AM

    Lee, I like leg raises. I think they really help. Have you tried sitting leg raises? I like them because I can sit in a chair and do them. You can do those at work.
Tomorrow are my floor exercises. I'm saying that so maybe I'll do them. Sometimes, I have to make myself get out my 2 mats and lay on the floor.
Kay

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/27/2012 9:38AM

    Good for you!!

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REWIND3 1/27/2012 9:24AM

    Work is what threw my week off as well. You handled it great though - at least you got your 10 minutes in each day. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend with a run or two included just for fun.

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Positive Thinking Today

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My inclination is to write when I'm feeling whiny. For example, I read the blog post of someone just now who said something like, "I'm glad to see that the top of my tummy is starting to look smaller." And I NEARLY decided to call my blog post "Results OTHER people seem to get, but not me."

Instead, I am going to write down some things I'm looking forward to:

1. I am looking forward to the day I notice my tummy looks smaller.
2. I am looking forward to the day I choose a 5K race and register myself for it -- nerves and all!
3. I am looking forward to the day I can run 20 full minutes without stopping.
4. I am looking forward to my grey pants fitting again with no squeeze.
5. I am looking forward to wearing my swimsuit this summer!

How's that for positive thinking?!

  
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ELISOS 1/26/2012 8:45PM

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REWIND3 1/25/2012 5:59AM

    Your day will come. Just take it one day at a time. You can do it! Like the specificity of your list also. emoticon

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EL-E-E 1/24/2012 1:15PM

    haha, Kay! I completely agree, if only it weren't for that pesky little thing called the mortgage payment. SIGH.

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SUNNYAUTUMN812 1/24/2012 11:54AM

    Your list sounds like mine! We will get there!

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/24/2012 11:45AM

    Lee,
I hope that you are feeling better. It's time for you to retire. Working is making you sick. You need more time for your self.
Your list is impressive.
Take care,
Kay

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CSDAYS 1/24/2012 11:40AM

    Good for you. A list is a must to start off with. Great!!

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I took a week off

Monday, January 23, 2012

This seems to be the general progression/rotation of my blog posts on SP (maybe you've noticed):

1. I am starting again! Woo! I'm all in! Excited! Planning to work out a lot this week!
2. Guys, I got sick. I haven't been working out or watching my calories.
3. I'm so depressed because I got on the scale.
4. I worked out once and now I feel better!

So last time I posted, I was in Stage #1. I had run 5 minutes! I was so excited.

Shortly after that... you guessed it, I got sick. This time it's a double ear infection. I went to the doctor and was given an antibiotic, which I'm taking faithfully. but so far, it isn't helping. I'm nearly deaf in one ear because of this and it's ANNOYING. Oh, I exaggerate -- I CAN hear things, but it's all muffled. I've felt like I had cotton stuffed in my ears for more than a week.

I didn't run at all last week and I'm giving myself a pass. (Hoping to just skip Stage #3.) But at this point I'm anxious to get on with Stage #4, and #1, and get back to giving my fitness and nutrition the attention it deserves.

  
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EL-E-E 1/23/2012 1:38PM

    Thanks, Shire33! You look great -- is that a new photo??

Appreciate your support. I am looking forward to better weather, too! Wish it would STOP RAINING! emoticon

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SHIRE33 1/23/2012 12:00PM

    You'll do it! You have the mindset now. Once your body gets back on track, you'll be so good to go. Plus, you don't have to run. Just go walk for awhile. It makes you feel better knowing you at least held steady. Or at least it works for me!

My problem in winter is that on the days when I don't go to the gym or do my Run5K, I'm not sure what I want to do to get some cardio in. I'll probably just walk on the treadmill, but I sure will be glad when it warms up a bit and I can bike and skate.

We're getting there! Look at all these good plans and alternatives!

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Tuesday's RUN! Wooty-woot-woot!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm still on a bit of a high from Tuesday's run. I KNEW it would improve my mood. emoticon

It was my first day of C25K Week 4 and I was a bit intimidated by the TWO five-minute running intervals... But I did them with no problem! Sure, I sweated a little more than usual, but I have learned that You Have to Sweat Sometimes. I couldn't believe that at the END of those five-minute intervals, I was NOT about to die... I could have kept going! (I didn't, but I could have.)

Guys, I have never run 5 minutes straight before. Never. But this training is making me think I CAN learn to be a runner. Or at least, that I can handle more intense exercise than I thought I could.

One other thing, I still can't believe that my knees aren't hurting. Usually that's the first thing I have trouble with. I'm not even wearing new, good running shoes, but I'm not complaining! Actually I'm scared to try new, real running shoes (although I do want some), since the ones I'm wearing seem to be working so well.

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Thanks for all the support! Today's a yoga day but tomorrow, I hit the treadmill again. emoticon

  
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THEABSURDEXTENT 1/17/2012 11:57AM

    I should add that you already ARE a runner :) You're doing it!

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THEABSURDEXTENT 1/17/2012 11:56AM

    You totally CAN be a runner. I was in the same place as you a couple of years ago--couldn't even run a lap. It's so invigorating seeing what your body can do. You're doing amazing!

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MOSTMOM1 1/15/2012 11:21PM

    Yay! Oh, good for you! Don't you love it when you surprise yourself in a good way?
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ELISOS 1/12/2012 12:02AM

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BLACKJEN82 1/11/2012 6:59PM

    YAY!! You're doing great :) emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/11/2012 9:35AM

    Lee, I'm very proud of you. That is awesome. I couldn't keep up with you.
Kay


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SHIRE33 1/11/2012 9:15AM

    FANTASTIC!!!! Isn't it great? When I did that, I looked ahead at the weeks to come and began to believe I could do it. Monday I did my 20-minute run. The dreaded 20-minute run! Me!

Believe.



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I had a Monday

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Man, did I ever have a "case of the Mondays" yesterday. Bleh. I was grouchy and kind-of disheartened about everything. Couldn't get much work done, didn't want to be with anybody... I managed to eat within my calorie range, but just felt pretty cruddy.

However, I read something on Pinterest yesterday. It said, "Your body hears everything you think: Stay Positive." It's so true. My attitude yesterday just made my body feel slow, and tired, and even fatter than usual. So I'm going to work on turning the attitude around. It's always hard on Mondays, I have to give myself a pass for yesterday.... But gratitude, laughter, stopping to be present in the moment, and deep breathing are good ways to keep the mental balance.

Plus, getting some good endorphins this afternoon during a walk/run should help!

  
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MOSTMOM1 1/15/2012 11:20PM

    Good quote!
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BERGBA7 1/11/2012 2:40AM

    yay!! How was the run today?
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ELISOS 1/10/2012 10:21PM

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REWIND3 1/10/2012 10:49AM

    emoticon. Sorry your day was cruddy, but recognizing that you have the power to control your attitude and the ripple effect is has on your body is a huge step! Thanks for this reminder this morning, because it was a timely kick in the pants for me.

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ANKLLOYD 1/10/2012 10:15AM

    Just wanted to stop by and say hello since it's been awhile. Here is to a better day for you.

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STEADYON 1/10/2012 8:50AM

    I saw that too and loved it! Sorry you had a cruddy day but today is a NEW day, thank goodness!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/10/2012 8:37AM

    Yay for you!

You are learning new habits for a lifetime, and that includes attitude.
I agree - we all have bad days, and you got through yours and learned something in the process.



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KAYYVAUGHN 1/10/2012 8:19AM

    Lee, we all have bad days. You are on track because you made the most of the rest of your day.

Kay

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