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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I have not had as much spark time lately as I'd like. But I'm still trying to live as sparkly as possible. Here's what's going on:

Week 1 of marathon training: success!! But to be honest it wasn't that big of a deal because the long run was only 8 miles and I've been running 8 or 9 once a week all winter. I'm nervous for the 14 plus mileage and that'll be here real flippin soon. The other thing that I'm worried about is how negative I get with myself the second I have a bad run. One thing hurts or I have to slow down and I immediately go into the "you can't run a marathon! What were you thinking?!"
I know I can. And I will. I just wish I didn't have those crappy thoughts run through my head. Maybe with more experience as a runner, they'll fade. Or maybe I just need to suck it up!

Food: dear Lord, food. I have not been giving it 100% ever since I got back from CA. Nothing horrendous or anything, just little snacking and too much at dinners. The usual suspects for me. I'd love to say I was back on track today. But those 2 girl scout cookies beg to differ. But then again, I didnt eat the whole box, so maybe I am back on track?!?

And the good news is that dinner tonight was healthy and unplanned and easy and awesome. DH is a chef which has its pros and cons. I have to cook extra carefully when he's not around to balance out the calories I eat with him. I had no menu tonight so I just opened the cupboards. Couscous with some stock, no butter or salt added. Just use more liquid. Sautéed some onions and mushrooms in a very small amount of sunflower oil. Thawed frozen peas and green beans, added those. A little more stock and some raisins. Gave some to the kids and then added yellow curry powder. Seriously took 15 minutes and was super yummy! Makes me happy when I can pull something like that off.

Other fun news: I swam my first laps since July on Sunday. Loved every minute. I'm totally doing that tri. Anyone wanna give me a bike? Apparently they're expensive.

  
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A-STRONGER-ME 2/22/2012 5:42AM

    You will do just fine - shake off that little gremlin of fear and break away!! But I will ask, you know me, where was the protein in that yummy dinner??

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 2/21/2012 10:23PM

    You are such an inspiration.........!!! I'd lend you my bike if we lived close........!

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MBSHAZZER 2/21/2012 3:45PM

    YOUR HUBBY IS A CHEF!!!! Good lord! That is a tough road to travel - double kudos to you for staying fit and trim! :D

Oh, and you totally CAN run a marathon. It is 99% mental and you are already there on the 1% that is not!

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OFFDREA 2/20/2012 3:47PM

    You are going to rock this training!!!!

I have been off track with food for the last little bit. Im by myself now so NO excuses lol

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 2/19/2012 5:33PM

    Instead of 'I think I can' like the little engine that could, you say 'I know I can, I know I can' when icky thoughts fill your head on a run. Cripes all mighty woman, anyone that can teach kick butt at tabata routines in front of people can certainly tell those creepy,negative thoughts to take a hike!! I know I can, I know I can - its all you!! :) Now go kick some butt!!

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MYNAMEISSMILE 2/18/2012 2:36PM

    It sounds like you're doing great with your training. You will rock your marathon. A lot of it is just mental. Yes, our bodies should be prepared to run the distance, but really it's the mind that tries to hold us back. Just keep up with your training and you'll be fine. And it is very nice to hear about what's going on with you. :)

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REDRUNNERMOM713 2/16/2012 5:14PM

    Our minds seem to work about the same way. I'm only training for a half, but I'm soooo slow and when I'm struggling through a run, those negative thoughts creep in also. You can totally do a marathon though! Your dinner you whipped up sounds great! I wish I had a bike to give you. I agree with Becky though about checking on craigslist. There might be some good sales coming up though with Spring coming soon. emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 2/16/2012 12:55PM

    I think you are very sparkly! Stopping at two GS cookies, running 8 or 9 miles (through the winter!) every week, making a home-cooked meal for your kiddos during a busy week, etc., etc. I wish I could give you a bike for your tri! Craigslist??

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SR4095 2/16/2012 10:46AM

    The fact that you are just getting out there and doing the training is a big thing. I did my first marathon last year. Let me tell you it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. The dedication you have to give to the training is the hardest. The early morning runs and the mileage was difficult. Trying to squeeze that in between work, husband, family, work and social life was difficult. But you just have to focus on why your out there. Yea its gonna be cool to say you did a marathon but its even cooler to actually cross that finish line. To see the faces of all those people who are out there suffering with you. To see your family and friends when you cross that finish line is one of the best feelings. Just having them there support you is amazing. I'm telling you for weeks I was on a marathon high!! Even now one year later I still get choked up thinking about it! Enjoy that training and the experience!! I'm now training for my first TRI..I'm thinking I'm gonna get the same satisfaction as I did when I completed the marathon!! Woot Woot!!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 2/16/2012 9:47AM

    Yes, you can run that marathon. Training is hard and going through those mental mind blockers is part of it. Just push those thoughts away and continue on because you can do it!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 2/16/2012 1:06AM

    You're awesome Maura, remember that! Every time those crappy thoughts run through your mind just replace it with our words: you're a strong and powerful runner, you ARE a marathoner! I know you can do it!
I think a tri is an awesome idea! I would love to do one but I'm not a very strong biker (I'm just too scared to ride!), maybe someday though! Anything is possible, right? :)

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RJSAMS 2/15/2012 11:50PM

    You can totally do the marathon! I just watched Dean Karnazes documentary on doing 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. What a machine that guy is--if you want inspiration, check out that movie!

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AIMLESS07 2/15/2012 10:56PM

    Don't let the mind games get to you on marathon training. You can do it!

Oh and I have been PIGGING OUT. All the valentines candy got me.

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LORI-K 2/15/2012 10:31PM

    Woo! You're awesome!!! Those thoughts you're having...they're just crazy talk! But you know that already. You're gonna do great! You are my hero!!
Way to go on the dinner. I wish I could throw things together but, alas, cooking creativity is not my forte. I'm a recipe gal. hehe.


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KKINNEA 2/15/2012 9:35PM

    Too bad you don't have Saturdays free, you could come join Spring Training! You can get past that longer miles point but you will need to keep telling yourself you can even if you think you can't - you can achieve what you see!

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LADYBUG1107 2/15/2012 9:35PM

    Dinner sounds great. Good luck with the marathon.

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LOTUSFLOWER 2/15/2012 9:30PM

    You are such an inspiration! Of course you can run that marathon. And woo hoo on the swimming and the tri! If I had an extra bike it would be yours, baby.

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scatterbrain Sunday

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Some of you have asked how my class is going... The first week there were 19 members, then 24 and yesterday 35. 35!!! The room was packed. And it was awesome.
We're still on cardio tabata.
1. drop, hop! hop! (I got this from last week's training. It's like a drop squat with a big jump forward and then two quick hops back. Think: low, high, high. It goes by fast)
2. mountain climbers (8 rounds of those = holy crap!)
3. oblique twists (stole this one from lovely Jillian)
4. speed straddle on a step (could be a football run on ground: out, out, in, in)

This sequence went by quickly and the member response was great. I'll be out of town next weekend and I'm bummed that I'll miss class.
I've got an idea for the week after: Timberwolves Tabata! We finally have a team in MN that we can be proud of again. Thank you Ricky Rubio! I was inspired by a sparkfriend that blogs about her tabata class. They did wall jumps like in basketball practice. I'll use those, a shuffle & hit the floor move and then I have to come up with 2 others that are b-ball-ish. Any ideas??

Change topic. I had a real crappy weigh-in last week. Looking back, it was a good wake up call for me. I've thought a lot about what I was doing last Spring. What worked. Why I wanted it bad enough. And I've gone back to that. One serving at dinner. Tea after dinner. That's it. No snacking from the kids' plates. One piece of candy from the jar at work. Not 2. Not 5.
I also need to cook more. I spent some time on ohsheglows last night and have a bunch of recipes for the week. Today I'm making Quinoa Apricot muffins and Chickpea salad wraps.

Change topic again. Here's my favorite pinterest image of the week.

  
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CUTENHEALTHY 2/3/2012 12:31AM

    I've never heard of Tabata but these workouts sound great. Those basketball jumps got my attention! We have big and small balls in pilates. I don't know what kind you have, but a hard exercise is to hold a big pilates ball is a scissor kick position while on your back. The foot furthest from you holds the ball with the front of your foot and the foot closest to you hold it with your heel. Then you take that big ball in your scissor kick position over your head and back down or do figure 8's...all without dropping the ball! Your recipes sound delicious. I just got a large package of quinoa seed from Costco and a quinoa cookbook.

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 1/30/2012 11:13PM

    I'm so happy to hear that your class is going well! I wish I could come to one of your classes! And I love that you're thinking of new ways to keep things interesting! I played basketball when I was young and they always made us do high knees, butt kicks, short sprints, and hops. I don't know how much room you have but you can also do passes with medicine balls as they shuffle across the room. Make them sweat! emoticon

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/30/2012 4:28PM

    Tabata sounds cool and I would love to try it. I find it hard to fit in classes at the moment with my schedule, but someday. Do you know of any good tabata DVDs?

Love the pic you posted. So true!


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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/29/2012 11:26PM

    Congratulation Maura! Of course people are coming in flocks and numbers are increasing...you're the teacher! And your love for fitness shines through:)

I hear you, 1 plate of dinner, tea later...done for the evening. I'm gonna work that one for a bit, thanks!

Gotta love the stretch marks.


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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/29/2012 7:25PM

    Clearly, you are an excellent teacher! Way to go!
I'm sure your return to last spring's habits will lead to great results on the scale. You can do it!

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AIMLESS07 1/29/2012 1:49PM

    Way to go on your class size increasing. You must be doing something good in there!!!

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/29/2012 12:09PM

    That class sounds amazing!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/29/2012 10:56AM

    That is so awesome about your class size increasing!! How fun! I've been wanting to try Quinoa. I've heard it's really good for you and I came across a recipe I wanted to try. I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and it was almost $5.00 for a very small box of it. Is what you buy expensive or am I just shopping in the wrong place for it?? Anyway, sounds like you have a great plan. Night snacking is my downfall too. I think I need to pop a piece of gum in my mouth after dinner. That use to be a trick that worked for me. I LOVE the pic you posted! I look like I got in a fight with a tiger and the tiger won with all my stretch marks, but they are from having my son so I've learned to accept them. Pinterest is SO addicting, but a great place for motivation and new ideas. Can't wait to hear how your new plan works for you!! emoticon

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WANT2BEFIT10 1/29/2012 9:15AM

    I just love reading your blog! Your class sounds amazing! And I LOVE the pinterest image!

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MICHSTATE 1/29/2012 8:45AM

    Good goals Maura!!!! You can do it!!!!:-)

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I did NOT want to run today

Sunday, January 22, 2012

but I did.

I'm sore from yesterday's craziest of crazy trainings. 70 group fitness instructors and personal trainers. We went through 3 different tabata classes. 30 minutes of cardio and ST circuits, then a little lecture, 30 minutes of cardio circuits, more lecture and small group work of practicing different exercises, then another 30 of ST circuits. OMG! Half the time I wanted to die and thought, "I do not belong in this room with these crazy fit people." The other half I was all, "Hell yeah! I AM one of these crazy fit people."
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Anyway, I'm sore. really really sore and it's dark out and misty/foggy and it would just be nice to curl up on the couch with a book & coffee. So I did that for a bit. Then put on workout clothes and cleaned the kitchen. Still didn't want to run. Put the babe down for a nap, which is usually my signal to go! run! now! But I still didn't want to. Finally I told myself, "Tying the shoes is the hardest part. Go." It worked.

It was a beautiful winter morning run. And now I can feel good about the rest of my day.




Oh! I have to share this. The trainer yesterday said that when you tell someone else a goal, the likelihood of it's success goes up by 30%. And if you write that goal down it goes up by *another* 30%. My first thought was: Spark! That's why this works. So tell me your goals!
(He did have a source of this research, but I didn't write it down so you'll just have to trust me.)

  
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CARILOUIE 1/29/2012 8:37AM

    I laughed at the shoe thing... tying the shoes really *is* the hardest part!!

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FROSTIERACES 1/29/2012 7:24AM

    You're doing GREAT!! Awesome blog! Terrific energy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PINKBEANBOO 1/26/2012 12:14PM

    You've got a HM on 3/7? Eeeek! That's only 6 weeks away. I'm glad you got that run in, LOL. You've got to be prepared!
But doing it AFTER that crazy day of training. Sheesh, you are crazy, too. Haha! I love crazy.

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VICLAF 1/23/2012 6:54PM

    Way to go girl!
It's true, the hardest part is tying those shoes...

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OFFDREA 1/23/2012 6:12PM

    You are definitely one of those crazy fit people!!! You should be so proud, that is a crazy day!!!!

My goal is to stay consistent and keep my weekends on track. It is the only way I am going to reach my goals :)



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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/23/2012 10:16AM

    Yes, you are definitely one of those crazy fit people! It seems like a day like that would be very empowering. I'm glad you had the opportunity!
I admire you for being a winter runner. I'm just not there yet, but Jillian's keeping me busy. :)

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AIMLESS07 1/22/2012 8:18PM

    Definitely telling people my goals has helped me succeed. I am always on top of things more when I am on Spark sharing my stories.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 1/22/2012 5:30PM

    You. Freakin rock! I agree about writing down goals! Wooohoooooo fit lady!

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/22/2012 2:22PM

    You are one of those fit people! I love this.

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WANT2BEFIT10 1/22/2012 12:42PM

    I loved the part about "tying the shoes is the hardest part"...SO TRUE! I'm going to keep that little nugget for when my training gets tough! Thanks for sharing!

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LADYBUG1107 1/22/2012 12:39PM

    All of the classes sound fun! Great job at motivating yourself to run.

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LINDAKAY228 1/22/2012 11:56AM

    Congratulations on getting out there and doing it whether you felt like it or not. You're inspiring me to get out there because I also don't feel like doing it. And I didn't even do a workout like you did yesterday!

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MICHSTATE 1/22/2012 11:49AM

    Awesome job Maura!!!!
My goal is to get the rest of this "holiday" weight off by the end of the month!!!! I have 5-6 pounds to lose still!!!!

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FLGIRL1234 1/22/2012 11:18AM

    Way to inspire the rest of us! You rock!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/22/2012 11:16AM

    Holy cannoli girl! I think I would have died trying to do all that you did yesterday! I'm so happy for you though! Great job on getting out the door for a run! I've been putting off my run this morning too, but thanks to reading your blog, I'm headed to run! Thanks for the extra "push".

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go group fitness!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I'm going to print this and hang it up next to my workout calendar.


Yesterday was a big day for me and I'm so so happy with how it went. I was very nervous all week, waking up in the middle of the night and not able to go back to sleep because I couldn't stop thinking about class. I love group fitness. I love the community, the energy, how much harder I push myself than I do when I workout with a DVD. I know it's not for everyone, but it is a very good fit for me. And it's about time that I actually got the nerve to start teaching since I've been talking about it for 4 years.

A little more on Tabata: A Japanese doctor (Dr. Tabata!) worked with professional athletes in 1996. Through research he discovered a time combination that elevated these athletes anaerobic abilities. It's 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, 20 work, 10 rest, etc. You do that with one exercise: 8 cycles with a 90 second recovery at the end. That is one Tabata. It is 4 minutes. 4 minutes! That's it. Then you move onto another exercise for the next 4 minutes. There are tons of variations on this. The Y is following the original Tabata as closely as possible.

30 min. class:
4 minute warm-up: stretched a little, went through each of the 4 exercises we'd be doing
1: high knees
2: plank jacks
3: skaters
4: jump squats
Then a 4 min cool down and it's over. It goes by fast!

I practiced teaching and had DH do the workout on Thursday. He helped me rearrange the exercises and gave me feedback of what to say when. I've said it before, but it's worth saying again; he's a great guy. Then I did the workout early sat am so I could have a good feel of when it was really hard. I felt prepared by that point.

Since this is a new class at the Y I had no idea what kind of turn out there would be. 21 members! Not bad. A such a great mix of people. Young & old. Men & women. Thin & bigger. It feels good to be in a room full of people that are all there for fitness and health. And to be the leader of it! I felt awesome. This is a great class because you don't need to be coordinated, it's not dancey. It's more like a bootcamp. You can make it is hard as you want. Whether your goal is weight loss or improve fitness, or both: this class is for you! The members seemed to like it. The real test will be next week to see who comes back.

It was super fun to get to use some of the little sayings that have been in my head over the years of taking classes. I know I'll get better with experience, but it was a good Day 1. The class went so fast that I didn't have any time to really think about what I was doing. It just felt right. I want to do more!

Goal accomplished. And the best part about it is that this is like a contract to exercise. No way to fall off the workout horse when you're teaching. And getting paid to do it! Plus our family membership is cut in half. how cool is that?





Thanks for all the encouragement and support!

  
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SUPERMOM8482 1/21/2012 10:47AM

    wow congrats :) Sounds fun!!!!

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LADYBUG1107 1/17/2012 9:38PM

    It sounds like a fun workout.

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WANT2BEFIT10 1/17/2012 9:24AM

    It sounds AWESOME! Way to go!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 1/16/2012 3:07PM

    I'm with Mama-2-4 in saying that I wished I lived closer! I have no doubt that it went wonderfully, way to talk the talk AND walk the walk & following thru on what you've wanted to do for 4 years!

***BRAVO :) *****

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/15/2012 8:43PM

    I'm so excited for you! There's so many benefits to this for you and your family. Congrats!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/15/2012 1:14PM

    This was a great blog to read! I'm glad you enjoyed the teaching so much, and the perks sound great. Talk about built-in accountability!

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OFFDREA 1/15/2012 11:32AM

    Im so stoked for you!!!! Im glad it went well!!!
I am definitely going to give that workout a try :)

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MICHSTATE 1/15/2012 11:16AM

    Yay Maura!!!!!! That is so awesome!!!!!! I was wondering how it went!! Thanks for the detailed description!!! I think I would really like it, except for the skaters, I have never liked those for some unknown reason!!;-)
Keep us updated on how class goes, is it just once a week?

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/15/2012 10:09AM

    Oh how I wish I lived close and could attend your class-I'd be there in a heartbeat:)

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. This is just fabulous. I love that you are doing this. How many weeks is the class? And the perks are fantastic.

Please do blog about it again. I wanna hear more and more.

I'm so proud of ya.
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JOYCERN12 1/15/2012 9:50AM

    WooHoo, sounds great, I like to tabata on my lunch break, good to see it. Wish if lived near you, I would take the class.
Joyce

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/15/2012 9:41AM

    I am so happy for you that it went so well!! I knew you'd do great though! What a great Hubs you have to help you with a practice round. Can't wait to heat how next week goes for you! emoticon

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JELLEN726 1/15/2012 9:29AM

    Love group fitness classes! My session starts this week too! Great blog an good luck on working out emoticon

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The week of no fitness

Friday, January 13, 2012

This month I changed my ticker from weight loss to fitness minutes. So of course I work out less in the past 10 days than I have since the month my son was born. Go figure. Ready for all my excuses?

Last week I was sick. On Saturday I had a meeting at the Y about teaching so I missed my favorite class. I spent the rest of the day in my workout clothes, but never worked out at home like I planned. On Sunday I went on a short run with a friend and did a 20 minute runners yoga video. I also took 2 naps. 2!!! Apparently I needed it. My son has been waking up at 4:30 or 5 basically everyday since daylights saving. And it's not like he wakes up and can play in the basement while I do a workout DVD. He needs attention. I know this won't last forever so I'm just trying to enjoy this as our cuddle time. He's on my lap as I type this.

Mon: still not feeling great, went to tabata, 20 minute HIIT workout

Tues: DHs birthday. I skipped my am 8 miler so I could get the kids up and make a happy family breakfast, morning celebration. Totally worth missing a run for that. We went on a walk together, but no real fitness minutes.

Wed: DH had to open because he was teaching a cooking class that night. That means just me with the kids before and after I work. No workout.

Th: no workout. I'm thinking about a good excuse. I'll get back to you...

Fri: DH opened again this morning because he has a private dinner tonight. Instead of being at my favorite class right now, I'm blogging. And I have a meeting after school. Who schedules a 4:15 meeting on Fridays? Boo. So I'll get at home at 6 , make dinner for the kids and I promise that we will all be in bed by 8. That's including me. Will someone please go out and have a drink for me tonight?

I feel crappy about this. I ran 5 miles total this week compared to my average of 20. I'm writing about it in an effort to get over it. Life happens. Maybe I should feel good that it was this week and not during real marathon training. But then I get nervous about how I'll fit all the training miles in. The the rational side of me jumps back in. I know I will. I'm such a rule follower that when I have that schedule on my calendar, I'll do it.

OK, deep breath, this week is over. Over it!

Something interesting I wanted to share. I usually have no problems at the grocery store. I'm not tempted by junk food. Once I awhile I think about the days of eating chips and salsa multiple times a week, but that's only when i Accidentally walk down that aisle. I'm a perimeter shopper. Well, last night I ran to the store to get 3 things for
DH. Very specific list. So why would I find myself in the freezer aisle staring at frozen waffles that have baked in cinnamon??? "No need for syrup!" the box promises. Luckily, I shook myself out of the Eggo haze and moved on. On my way to the checkout, I stopped and thought about chocolate pudding cups, Doritos, and skittles. All crap. What in the world was going on?? This is not like me at all. I zoomed outta that store! On the way home I thought about what happened.

It's because I hadn't worked out.

For me, when I'm working out a lot my body craves good food. Food that will help me work out even better. Not food that makes your tummy hurt, or food that makes you crave more sugar, or empty calories.

I've been on a good, strong path with fitness & nutrition together for awhile now. that's why I was able to get out of the store with only the things on my list. Lifestyle win!

Tomorrow I am back to working out. I've missed it. DH is the best and knows I've missed it and even said last night, " don't worry. Next week there will be plenty of time for our workouts." I love that we're such a team in this.

Moral of the story: it's OK to miss some workouts once in awhile, don't buy Doritos, my husband is the best.

  
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SR4095 1/20/2012 8:56AM

    Maybe your body just needed that week off..and Life just happens and gets in the way sometimes...but.....Now you've identified what you need to do and you can do it!! Keep up the awesome work!!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 1/16/2012 3:02PM

    Recognize, accept & move one - you did all of them & LOOK, it s a new week! Thanks for the good blog, they always make me smile! PS. Does your husband have an available brother? :)

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OFFDREA 1/15/2012 11:52AM

    Im sorry the week turned out so crappy. You still got more than most people in and you made awesome food choices. That is still a win in my book!!!!!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 1/13/2012 8:20PM

    Oh that hubby! Go TEAM!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/13/2012 6:49PM

    It's definitely okay to have a week with little or no exercise. You push yourself pretty hard normally, so a rest weeks is probably good for the body and you'll likely see even better results next week because of it.

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That you managed to not buy the junk while at the supermarket. It is true -- good exercise habits breed good eating and vice versa. What it comes down to is that a healthy lifestyle is both those things and they go hand in hand together. You're so smart to see it.

Anyway, hope you're feeling better and here's to kicking butt next week!

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 1/13/2012 3:20PM

    I love your blogs, they make for such an easy, fun, motivational read! You have such a great attitude and you've made such great progress, you can do anything you set your mind to! I'm sure once you actually start your marathon training you'll be more diligent about sticking to your workouts and you'll find a way to make everything work :) Have a great weekend!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/13/2012 11:23AM

    I loved your attitude in this blog. Because yes, missing a few workouts is not going to make or break you.

I am like you, I can't stand missing my workouts. But sometimes that is what your body needs. Hope you have an awesome Friday!!!



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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/13/2012 11:03AM

    I'm proud of you for not giving in to the temptation at the grocery store. That means your body will still be ready for a great run once your schedule actually allows for it. I'm sure your husband is very grateful that you were willing to give up a run in order to have such a nice birthday morning, too. You're a sweet wife, mom, and friend!

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KKINNEA 1/13/2012 10:57AM

    I hear this for sure. The great thing is that you have a plan for next week and avoided temptation - all good things!

As you say, when you have the marathon training plan, you'll stick to it. I know I've dropped a few runs here and there during December but I always got my long runs in even after food poisoning!

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MEGSMILEY 1/13/2012 10:23AM

    Great blog! We can't hit it hard every week! Family is the priority and it sounds like you have your priorities straight! You can make this week a better one! And what you said about good choices leading to more good choices is definitely true too!
:)

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PINKBEANBOO 1/13/2012 10:21AM

    Are we living in a paralel universe?
I changed my tracker to meet 2000 minutes this month.
I've had a cold this week.
I've only run 5 miles.
I've had 3 no workout days.
I'll never make my minutes at this rate.
I went to the store last night, but I did buy junk. I ate Oreos.

What a warrior you are for NOT buying the junk.
I need my inner warrior to buck up, get some kind of run in tomorrow, not eat Oreos, and not get too down for not meeting the 2000 minutes goal.



I'm hoping I can get my inner warrior to feel strong enough for a 4 mile run tomorrow.



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WANT2BEFIT10 1/13/2012 9:17AM

    I can SO relate! I feel sometimes like I'm an all or nothing kind of girl...when I'm working out I eat better, when I don't, I crave junk. The good news is you have a new week ahead of you, and a supportive husband too!

Way to dodge all of the temptation at the store though!

Have a great weekend!

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MICHSTATE 1/13/2012 9:05AM

    I have been working out less than my usual too!!! But I count walks as fitness minutes!!!
I have had a cold for about 2 weeks now, that only seems to bother me at night, but it is making it difficult for me to fall asleep, so I have skipped some gym workouts to try to make up the sleep!!!
Let's have a better week next week!!!!!:-)

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DZSWEETIE2005 1/13/2012 9:00AM

    I WILL have a drink for you tonight, but only one! That's all the I can fit in the calorie range!

I do find that when I'm slacking in one area, it makes me slack in the other area. For me exercise and eating right go hand in hand, and its hard for me to do one without the other! :)

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/13/2012 8:35AM

    You said it best**life happens** and that is exactly what happened. When you have chosen a healthy lifestyle then you need to factor in these tiny little blips.

That being said, I'm with you, I'd be totally reacting the same way cause I hate disappointing myself.

My littlest has been waking up supa early as well-whats up with that?? You have the right attitude-just enjoy the moment.

Me too me too with fitness going hand in hand with good eating-its just how it works(i am completely a perimeter shopper and start every trip at fruit and veggies so my cart is almost full before I move anywhere else-who wants to squish all that yummy fresh food with other stuff).

I have full confidence in you that your fitness will pick up. Of course it will.

Can I ask what hubby does? Sounds like maybe a chef?

Have a great afternoon meeting and an active weekend.

Chow my friend.
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JILLIANPRNCSS 1/13/2012 8:19AM

    OMG did you copy my blog and post it on your page, you sound just like me. This week has been like that too with husband working late and the staying in my gym clothes all day in hopes that it will motivate me. End of the week and on to another on. I realized that I feel crappy when I don't workout but then feel bad when I am forced to work out because I am training for something.

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KTKATRINK 1/13/2012 8:16AM

    It's such a viscious cycle. I think our bodies crave good food when working out, and then when we stop, they just want junk. Thus, if you fall into the trap of eating junk, it gets harder to workout or vice versa. Stay strong and I hope you get to start your workouts again!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 1/13/2012 8:15AM

    Hope you feel better & that next week is better. Sometimes life throws us curves & our schedules go out the window. As long as it doesn't become a daily/weekly problem, no worries. :)
I 100% can relate to your grocery story... working out makes me eat healthy. When the workouts slack, so does my eating. They walk hand-in-hand for me.
Have a great weekend!!

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