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Fitness derailment...

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I'm either sick or have bad allergies... either way, cardio is out for now. I can't risk another round of pneumonia. Trying not to be discouraged.


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DONNAKOVAC 3/29/2012 8:50AM

    Cardio requires the ability to breathe, so if you lack the ability to breathe, you need to take it easy. (((hugs))) been there, done that, fully understand. I've had my fair share of pneumonia, bronchitis, respiratory infections - turns out most of it was all triggered by food allergies. Have it mostly under control, now. I have to say, other than dealing with the food allergies, lots of rest and lots of orange juice have been the most important factors to my recovery - oh, and learning to listen to my body when it's telling me that it's time to take it easy! Not easy, but so worthwhile!

(((hugs))) and I see you posted this a while ago, so I hope you're already well on your way to recovery!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/5/2012 10:36PM

    Hang in there, its temporary. Take care of yourself.

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/4/2012 4:00PM

    It's time to concentrate on getting your body well. The cardio will always be waiting in the wings. Maybe you can do a few minutes of light walking in place. That would help, I'm sure and shouldn't stress your body too much. And of course, dealing with a baby is good ST.

I hope this week sees you feeling better.



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I did nothing...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I did nothing when I got home. I don't mean I sat on my butt and watched the evening go by, but I didn't do any workouts yesterday... and I'm okay with that.

I think I got the mental health break I've been needing. I got home late because I had stopped at a friend's house. My husband had dinner on the table, baby was fed and asleep. We ate dinner in silence.

The baby was still asleep after dinner, so my husband and I got in bed and watched TV and chatted. We have been watching the original Mission Impossible episodes and the original Hawaii 5-0 episodes. We talked, we laughed, he tickled me, I scratched his back. It was so nice to have adult interaction that didn't consist of "where are you going to be today? did you have any flights? how many poopy diapers did the baby have? blah blah blah blah blah"

I woke the baby up to feed her around 10PM and she sat with us on the bed and cooed and giggled until she fell asleep around 11. I really enjoy her new found awake and not fussy time. Just a pleasant evening.

Stormy here today. I have a workout date planned with my workout buddy, Jamie. She found out she's 11 weeks pregnant and everything is looking good so far. I'm praying for her. I'm worried if the storm keeps up, the base will close the pool and she and I won't be able to swim. Lots of lightning on my commute this morning.

Anyway, have a wonderful day friends!
Love and hugs to all of you,

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/29/2012 12:24PM

    You sound very happy! It's so good to hear that in your "voice"! Hugs for you...Robin

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I was good on my nutrition. I ran a shorter distance than I wanted to. I underestimated the distance from the heritage center to the house. I will know for next time. Did the SP mat workout.

So far, so good today. Of course, I am at the office, so there is no temptation to eat bad (its out in the middle of nowhere). However, being motivated to workout when I get home is the tough part after not seeing the baby all day. I have to remember I'm doing this for her too. Even if its just the bike trainer for 20 minutes, I will do something!


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GINILEE4 2/28/2012 6:12PM

    OMG. You are back at work already? Here in Canada we get 1 year of parental leave with employment insurance for that period. Either parent is allowed to take the leave or they can split it. I know , years ago, we only got 3 months leave. I went back to work and made myself sick over leaving my baby. I lasted 2 months of working and became a stay at home mom. You are simply amazing woman. Keep up your great exercise and nutrition. You'll be back in shape before you know it!


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MAKINANIMPACT 2/28/2012 10:31AM

    It can be tough after being gone all day and then come home and see your kiddo. But you have the right idea, that even if it's for a little bit, you are actually doing it for yourself to benefit her later in life. Shoot, add her too the mix! Then you'll have time for you and for her!

Have a wonderful day and just keep up what your doing!


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10 pounds in 10 days...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wish I could say I'm happy about this, but I GAINED 10 pounds... it can't be all muscle mass.

I'm using this setback as a way to regain focus (although I don't feel like I lost it... I'm a little confused how this happened). I'm following my meal plan to the letter for the next two weeks. Period, end of story. Ideally, I do 12 workouts per week... my goal this week is to complete 10 of them.

I'm trying to not let this get me down. I just can't believe I weigh 190 pounds. :/

45 pounds to go...

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/27/2012 8:37PM

    I haven't had a baby and I've only lost 8 pounds in 15 months. Let's spend the next 2 weeks just focusing on doing what we know we need to do, ok?!

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/27/2012 1:38PM

    Has anything changed? Like nursing to not? Also, could be that Jane is requiring more, so your body is holding onto more of the calories that are coming in. Remember your hormones aren't exactly on even keel right now. Keep on keeping on and I bet it will come back down as fast as it came on!

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/27/2012 1:22PM

    This could be from your monthly cycle.

Who knows, next weigh-in may be down 15!!


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STUFFEDPUPPET 2/27/2012 10:52AM

    You will get there. You are right it's probably not all muscle mass but I bet part of it is. Don't let this derail you. Count your work outs and make them count. You got this!!!!

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I have no plans!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm not sure what to do with myself today. I have no plans. I'm thinking about seeing if there are any appointments at the spa I go to. I have a 50 dollar gift card and would love a... well... anything... manicure, pedicure, hair cut, whatever.

I've been so disciplined with my workouts... not so much with my eating even though I'm staying within my calorie ranges.

Maybe I can use these next two "no plans" days to regain my focus on nutrition and still have a little fun.

Have a great weekend folks,

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/19/2012 1:36AM

    I could use at least the next 2 days to do the same. Enjoy your YOU time whatever you do:-)

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