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Found: A new goal to achieve

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

THIS: www.warriordash.com/register2010_nor
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I think this looks so cool!! For a moment, I was tempted to register for it this year. I know I can run the distance, but a couple of the obstacles would prove unbeatable still at this point (I think). So, I'll take a year, work on my running and endurance and train the heck out of my upper body. I've already started talking to people about doing it with me. Now, I just need to keep my motivation for a whole year! Maybe I can find one in the spring to try.

Today was a pretty decent day. I've still been eating at the mid-high point of my range and I need to get that under control, but it's getting there. I can feel the water weight going away and that's good. Today I did almost all of BFBM-I cut out 1.5 circuits due to time constraints, but I walked 2 miles tonight to make up for it.

I'm feeling pretty good and looking forward to a restful weekend.

Goals for tomorrow:
80+ oz water
AM Cardio
Work on to-do list
PM stretch
In bed by 10

  
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PONYFARMER 5/19/2010 11:34PM

    Looks like great fun. Messy, yes but loads of fun.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 5/19/2010 10:23PM

    With all of the training you are going to do a year will just fly by! Wishing you great success in your training...it looks like so much fun!

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LADYGWEN25 5/19/2010 10:17PM

    ok i finally have been able to look at this today.. AND IT LOOKS SO STINKING COOL! I wanna do it! can't run a 5k yet.. My goal is to start C25K this fall but that would be so awesome to train for!!! Not sure i could do it this august...the upper body would need tons of work and could that really be done in 2.3 months??? But next year.. I'd be willing to do it with you! emoticon

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SATYAGRAHA 5/19/2010 10:17PM

    A friend of mine showed me something similar that takes place in England every year. I think that looks like a LOAD of fun! You might just inspire me to sign up for something like that, but I'll work on the 5K first. emoticon BTW, got your message on my page. We should totally get together for a run/walk. Maybe the rail trail or a park?

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Ugh, still feeling blech.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Even with a fairly good food day, I'm still feeling yucky from the weekend. I checked my weight today and I was up a total of about 4 pounds from last week. I know it's a lot of water weight, but it just compounds the blah feeling (along with the weather!) I did get up and do 30DS today. I did all of level one and the first 2 circuits of L2 (ran out of time). Tomorrow will be straight cardio-probably BFBM (45 min if I get up on time). I'm working on finishing my water and I'll stretch after Glee and then head straight to bed.

In other news, I've decided that I love running. Now tat I know I can run a 5K in under 30 min, I'll keep training for that, but I'll likely try to add to my time/distance on a weekly basis. I'm also looking at doing the Spark your way to a 10K-might start it in June/July when I don't have to worry about being up for work and will have time to run an hour.

Goals for tomorrow:
80+ oz water
AM Cardio
PM stretch
In bed by 10

  
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LADYGWEN25 5/19/2010 9:11AM

    i agree with your mom..It's probably bloat from chinese food.. that stuff has a ton of salt...even when using low sodium versions... Youll be back into the swing of it all in no time.. Glad to hear you're training for a 10K...Does spark people have a program for that???

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LUREAH21 5/19/2010 6:21AM

    That's great that you want to try the 10K running program. I'm sure the weight gain will be gone at your next weigh in, I doubt you ate 4 lbs worth of calories this weekend ;)

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DINGALLSTOO 5/18/2010 9:32PM

    it's the salt from the chinese holding water! you'll be back down in 2 days! emoticon

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VIOLET1019 5/18/2010 9:22PM

    That weight will be gone in no time. However, I thoroughly understand the blahs thing. I'm with you. You go with the running. I hope to get there one day. Perhaps I'll try the C25K once summer hits and I actually have time without getting up super early. emoticon

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PENNYROYALTY 5/18/2010 9:09PM

    i love running, too! I'm horrible at it right now (a 5k in under 30? I'm so jealous!) But the best thing about it is that it just gets easier.

Boo on your 4lb gain, i'm sure it'll go away quickly! don't be discouraged!

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PENNYROYALTY 5/18/2010 9:09PM

    i love running, too! I'm horrible at it right now (a 5k in under 30? I'm so jealous!) But the best thing about it is that it just gets easier.

Boo on your 4lb gain, i'm sure it'll go away quickly! don't be discouraged!

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Happy to be back to (almost) normal.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Finally, our 4 days of partying is over. I'll be so happy to be back into a routine tomorrow. I had my weigh in today, I was up somewhere between 1-2 pounds, but I'm really ok with it. I got up at 6 and ran for 3 miles, plus another 10 minutes walking, I got some picking up from the weekend done, I did ok at dinner and I'll get my stretching in soon. I'm still working on my water and I napped instead of catching up on the DVR. All in all, today was a good day. Alexis had a wonderful birthday and is now sleeping soundly.

I'm working the next 3 days, which will go a long way toward helping me get back into my normal routine. My biggest issue will be dinner, I hate taking time out to cook when I have so much other stuff to do, but it will all work out.

Goals for tomorrow:
AM cardio workout (I'm thinking L1+2 of 30 day shred=40 min)
80+ oz water
PM stretch
Work on to-do list (there are things that HAVE to get done tomorrow)
In bed by 10

  
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MILMOM2000NEW 5/18/2010 2:54PM

    Sounds like you have a fabulous plan to stay put and then continue losing! I know you can do it lady! I know it!

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LADYGWEN25 5/18/2010 9:57AM

    emoticon glad the partying is done.. and i agree..i think a dip back into some sort of orderliness will definately help you out. :) have a great 3 days at work!

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MOM23CUTIES357 5/17/2010 10:47PM

    I so know what you mean about bday. I just got done with my dd1 7th bday and I am up 1.8lbs after pizza, ice cream out my nose...LOL, and other junk.

I feel like myself today after eating well.

Good for you getting back into the swing of things. I have learned this is life and we can survive.

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SATYAGRAHA 5/17/2010 10:24PM

    Glad to hear everything went well this weekend. Knowing you, you'll get right back on track with no problem. emoticon

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Not looking forward to tomorrow...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Today was wonderful! It was a lot of work and I am exhausted, but everyone had a blast and I got to spend time with some amazing people and dear friends. I am NOT looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow, but I will do it to hold myself accountable. The most frustrating thing is that I will (technically) overweight again...I was riding right on the line and this was a VERY high calorie weekend. I have one more dinner to get through and then Tuesday will be better. The way I figure it, a lot of this will be water weight...so next week I'll have a big loss to make up for it (I hope)!

I just feel so junky right now, bloated and I can't drink enough water to get everything flushed out. I plan on getting up tomorrow and going for a run and then getting in some abs at some point. I have lots of work to do to make up for this binge this week, but it will happen.

Goals for tomorrow:
Weigh in and post, regardless of results
80+ oz water
AM run-3 miles
Finish cleaning up from the weekend
Watch the last 2 episodes of Survivor-No spoilers please!!
Eat as healthy as I can at dinner-I'm hoping for sushi
PM stretch
In bed by 10

**BTW-I do plan on replying to everyone that commented on last night's blog. I will get to you, I promise! In the meantime, thank you and know that I truly appreciate all the love!**

  
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LUREAH21 5/17/2010 9:21PM

    Glad your weekend went well. Really liked what Sherlyn said about it being a life journey.

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LADYGWEN25 5/17/2010 9:02AM

    keep up the good work.. sometimes life is just about making adjustments for the bumps int he road... :)

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XFITSTRONG 5/17/2010 6:02AM

    We're in the same boat... It'll be OK! These kind of weekends happen. It's part of life. We'll get back on track and continue to live out healthy lifestyle. Have a great day!

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SHERLYN-WILL 5/17/2010 12:07AM

    It will all be ok.. coz you ain't quittin'! You are towin' the line and this is a life journey... not a goal to reach with an end to it! It has a goal to reach with a beginning!
Thanks for sharing your journey!

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I DID IT!!!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I am officially a graduate of the Couch to 5K program. This morning I ran a (very unorganized) 5K fun run to combat childhood obesity. Once I clocked my mileage, I figured I had actually done just a hair over 3.5 miles, in 35 minutes. I maintained my 6mph pace in very windy conditions and celebrated my successes in fine fashion.

Alexis' party went great! Everyone had a great time and the cupcakes came out awesome...



I overate by a lot today...and I probably will tomorrow too, but I'm really ok with it. I'm going to have a great time and I'm living my life. I'll do my best to track everything and I'll still weigh in on Monday, but I know that I've come this far and that Tuesday I will be back into my new normal.

Goals for tomorrow:
80+ oz water
Get in a short walk
PM stretch
In bed by 10:30

  
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CK2SUMMERS 5/16/2010 4:51PM

    Great job. I wonder if they know a 5k is 3.1 miles??? CUTE piggies...

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DINGALLSTOO 5/16/2010 8:43AM

    great job, I'm soooo proud of you!

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MILMOM2000NEW 5/16/2010 7:15AM

    First off, CONGRATS on the 5K and completing it! YOu rock and SOOOOOOOOO deserve to enjoy that feeling!

Second, the piggies are ADORABLE!!!!!!1 How sweet! So cute that I might just have to make those too for something!! They are just so cute!

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70DRAGONFLY 5/16/2010 7:03AM

    Way to go!!! And the cupcakes are great!

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PSFITMOMMY413 5/16/2010 6:31AM

    WOOHOO!! Excellent!!

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REAGANSMOMMIE 5/16/2010 6:19AM

    Great job on the 5K!! emoticon

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HURSTCI 5/16/2010 12:19AM

   
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Congratulations on the 5k... I'm revving back up myself... thanks for sharing! I'm with you... as long as you're exercising and taking care of yourself - a little indulgence now and again won't be a major setback! Uh.. those cupcakes look yummy.. is that buttercream frosting?
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SPARKIE1964 5/15/2010 11:59PM

    WAY TO GO! Looking forward to someday graduating myself so I can join you.... emoticon

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SATYAGRAHA 5/15/2010 11:18PM

    emoticon on graduating! Those cupcakes are emoticon! And everybody needs a few days to just go with the flow, and I think your daughter's birthday party is a perfect excuse. You have been doing MARVELOUSLY. Enjoy yourself!

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HAYMON 5/15/2010 10:48PM

    Fantastic job on the 5K!!! That is so awesome! Yep, I agree with everyone. The cupcakes are adorable!!

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SHERLYN-WILL 5/15/2010 10:46PM

    Cute blog... loved the cupcakes...

The one in the upper right corner reminds me of "ALF" I guess it looks like it has expression with the way it is turned. LOL

You did a great job!

Way to go on the run.

You are an inspiration to me!

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HDHAWK 5/15/2010 10:44PM

    emoticon on the 5k! I love the cupcakes! My daughter collected pigs when she was growing up. Adorable!

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XFITSTRONG 5/15/2010 10:41PM

    Love the cupcakes!!! Congrats on completeing the 5K and the great attitude. You continue to inspire me.

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NEWNAC304 5/15/2010 10:40PM

    Congrats on the 5K. I love the cupcakes!

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CHANJEN348 5/15/2010 10:35PM

    you are emoticon

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TIGGERIFFIC123 5/15/2010 10:34PM

    CONGRATS on the 5k, living your life and those darling cupcakes...YOU ROCK!!

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KANSASROSE67 5/15/2010 10:29PM

    Cupcakes are darling! Congrats on the 5K...how cool is that?

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HKLULU 5/15/2010 10:29PM

    Those cupcakes are too cute. Congrats on your success with the 5 k.

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CJJANISS 5/15/2010 10:29PM

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TOTHEFUTURE1 5/15/2010 10:26PM

    Congratulations emoticon

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CS4JWS 5/15/2010 10:25PM

  Another huge congratulations to you! What an amazing accomplishment!

LOVE those cupcakes...they are SO adorable!

YAY for you! Sending you a pat on the back!

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VIOLET1019 5/15/2010 10:24PM

    I am so proud of your success! Way to go on the 5K. The cupcakes came out adorable and I'm sure Alexis just loved them! Enjoy the rest of the crazy weekend. And you're right...live your life...

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FRIENDOFBACH 5/15/2010 10:23PM

  Congratulations!
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