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Monday, October 14, 2013

Ok, I went back to the gym today, which is the 2nd time in 5 days...not great, but not bad either.

I am having a hard time with the mental part. I used to EASILY do the cycle for an hour. I was on it for about 7 minutes before I couldn't do it anymore.

I need to get back in the game. I need to get myself motivated to kick some booty! I think changing gyms might help, because of a change in scenery. I also should really start doing at least ONE road run a week. Not just to shake things up, but because I am training for a mud race after all.

Oh yeah, did I mention that we had to push back the mud run to FEBRUARY?!?!?! It's ok, we are going ziplining instead for my birthday! Equally as exhilarating and goal worthy (gotta have a 40 inch waist or less!), but I was really looking forward to that mud race! No worries! I will just be better prepared now! (I hope!)


Back at the gym

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

So today I FINALLY made it to the gym.

I did finish my workout, but I started all the way back at week one. It was challenging, but not as challenging as when I first started. I recovered pretty quickly.

I weighed myself, and I am holding at 243 for now, but I am excited to see that start to drop again soon!

I am going to have to change gyms soon, because the Y is more expensive and has more restrictive hours than the local YouFit. I may kick myself next summer, because we went to the Y a lot with the kids so I could workout and they could do the kids programs. They also have the water park, which is fantastic, but I don't see us using it a lot this winter.

We will cross that bridge when we get to it!

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NEPTUNE1939 10/9/2013 11:11AM

    Good going. emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 10/9/2013 11:09AM

    Congratulations on getting back into the gym. The Y was one of the 5 places that I visited when I was in search of for a gym. The location was good for me to use daily, but on the days that I work I would pass it on the way home. The second strike was the hours of operations, they open late and closed too, early for me. I chose a gym that's 24 hours and cost $15.99 a month. Keep up the work on your journey.

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Not a setback, a slowdown.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

So I was really concerned a few weeks ago about my workouts suddenly backsliding. I couldn't breathe, my legs were cramping way too easily. I was getting scared. Suddenly, the night after my last terrible workout, BAM! My nose started running and did not stop for a week, at which point it solidified and completely blocked it up, and my chest became ridiculously congested and I couldn't sleep because I was coughing all. the. time. For about another 2 weeks. Finally, things are starting to feel normal for about the last week.


Seriously, at this point, my gym membership is a fat tax for this month. I have good intentions, but I just put it off. Not unrelated, my stress level is through the roof!

I was so so scared about gaining weight back that I decided not to get on a scale until today. I figured one shock was enough, and we would deal with it from there.

I was pleasantly surprised! I LOST 6.5 lbs!!! It isn't the 2+lbs a week that I wanted to lose, but it's still DOWN and not UP!

I guess hocking lougies and not being able to breathe is a great weight loss plan.

But now it's time to get back to healthy. Tomorrow I work 9am-6:30pm, but my mom will have my boys, so I can probably sneak off to the gym for 45 minutes before picking them up! Saturday we are planning to canoe and hike, so that alone is a lot of activity, but I still am going to try to get to the gym in the morning!!

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EERTOLA 10/4/2013 6:47PM

    It's always hard to get back into your gym routine after some time off, whether you chose it or it was forced on you by illness! But, you have a good plan to get yourself going again, trust that you can and WILL stick to it!

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Oh Yeah!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I had a GREAT workout!!!!! I did a 15 minute mile, and I also did the bikes for 30, and got a couple of good stretches in, as well as a little core strengthening yoga...

So...yeah, good day.

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LOSE4LIFE47 8/26/2013 11:15PM


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UMBILICAL 8/26/2013 11:09PM

  Core work!! Good!

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Well darn

Saturday, August 24, 2013

So I have pretty much fallen off the wagon. I have been over calories and under on exercise for over a week. I put on 5 lbs, and I can't seem to stop myself. What the heck is wrong with me??

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JANTWO 8/24/2013 12:42AM

    Nothing is wrong with you. It happens. Just get up, brush it off and move on. I know it is not easy, but you can do it!!!! emoticon

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LATTELEE 8/24/2013 12:25AM


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