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BFLWeek8:Self-Discipline is a beautiful thing

Thursday, May 28, 2009

*** When your mind is made up you don't have to debate. You say NO, I don't want any cookies because you know it's not in your plan. Your mind is free to think about other things."
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When you hear self-discipline do you think of all negative thoughts, self-deprivation, denial, misery?

Well I guess that's how I felt at first too but I now realize that I NEED routine in my life.. .especially when everything is stressful. I love working out, I am doing better at eating right (I have been cooking a lot of healthy things like spicy chicken/potatoes, chicken stirfry from SCRATCH!), and studying 11/hrs per day or more.

The problem is that I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO OBSESS about weight loss, working out, arguments or any other useless mind-numbing things lol. I have decided that from now until things settle, I will set a calorie limit and stick to it. I will choose when I will workout and do my best to stick with it. And hopefully learn to live in the moment because I feel that sooo much time is wasted ruminating over " how much should I work out today, what am i goign to eat, will I go over my calories, should I eat those fries., etc" For now I need some discipline.
:-D so I can focus my mental power on PASSING and SURPASSING MY EXPECTATIONS ON THIS TEST!

oH BUT i DO HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS!!! I'm back to 148.4 this a.m. which puts me definitely under 150! YAY!



My plan ( Obviously at some point I will have to sacrifice some sleep to get going with this schedule. But the truth is if you don't start somewhere you will never start! :

Wake up and exercise at 5/6 a.m.
Eat breakfast 6:30 a.m.
Study 6:30-11 a.m.
Lunch 11
Study 12-4
Break 4-7
Practice Exams 7-10
Sleep by 10:30
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Calories 1250-1600 ( I added 50 cals to the end b/c sometimes I'm more hungry. My brain is eating up that glucose! )
Exercise- Whatever I can do. usually I do a FAST 3.5 mile run and try to burn atleast 300 cals. usually I do more.
Drink- Water and lots of it. Tea and coffee w/ splenda when I need it
Diet- I have been cooking at home. Eating more fruits and veggies

I know this is strict but hey it is what it is. The National exam is very serious and in the past 5 days I have felt unfocused and I NEED to get focused and serious. I will keep up my exercise. I will do my best to eat right (and I have been doing better at not eating fast food) I figure if I make a plan and stick with it I will get the results.... even if I don't constantly obsess over it!

BYE! Back to studying!

  
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NANABABY5 5/28/2009 12:22PM

    You're so positive and full of energy I just love that!!! You've made my day today for certain. I'm really going to try harder this week, because I had a bit of a slip today and I know that I will get back on track... Good luck with your exam...!!!! emoticon

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BFL Challenge: Week 7/ Recovery

Friday, May 22, 2009

Yes, again I am injured during a challenge. but this time I was hit by a car while riding my bike(totally the driver's fault. I had the green light.) I was on the hood of her car. :( . My knee is hurting and my calf muscle is so tight from limping! But I am alive and THAT is a miracle in itself! God truly is amazing to me and I don't care who knows that I love Him! LOL emoticon

Ok so back to me... I had gotten down to 147.4 emoticon but since Monday (the day of the accident) I kinda got into a funk and gained some water weight back with the stress so I'm back at 150.4. but whatever, I have my health and I'm sure I'll be back on my way by next week because I'm watching my calories again! * I had been eating whatever I wanted Mon and Tues because I felt like I deserved it after surviving getting Hit by a car while riding a bicycle!

I'm still focused on reaching my goal and I have seen so many changes in my body that I am truly PROUD of having worked so hard whether I have gotten close to my weight goal or not. My clothes are looser, My bf keeps telling me that he can see abs! lol... I usually just smile but I CAN see the AB lines too!

Once my knee heals I'm going to get back to Taebo and Pilates but I am goign to take a break from running and biking because they will be too hard on my knee. Since I can't workout like I want I will MAKE SURE to control my diet. But I will have 1/2 a brownie sundae tonight.

**** I passed ALLLLLLL of my classes and am officially done with my SECOND year of medical school!!! YAY!!! GO MEE~!!! Now I have to study 11 hours a day for the next 34 days so my time will be COMPLETELY devoted to doing GREAT on the national exam and exercising/Losing weight!! But I'll be back full throttle June 28!!!! * and I'll probably check in briefly before then too!

  
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TEXASFRIENDLY66 5/25/2009 7:41PM

    Please be careful and let your body heal properly. Congrats on your classes.

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DREAMNSCHEME 5/25/2009 6:46PM

    I'm so glad you are okay. That is freaky scary!

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MAINEROCKS 5/22/2009 7:27PM

    I can't believe you got hit by a car! holy cow!! i am soooo glad you are OK!
major congrats on completing year two and passing all your classes! woohoo!
take good care of yourself while you heal!

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My new treadmill routine

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

20 min Hill work out from Fitness Mag I thnk? I'm going to try this to spice things up!

Minutes MPH Incline
0:00-3:00 3.0 1
3:00-3:30 3.5 2
3:30-4:00 3.5 4
4:00-4:30 3.5 6
4:30-5:00 3.5 7
5:00-6:00 5.0 1
6:00-7:00 4.0 1
7:00-7:30 4.5 2
7:30-8:00 4.5 4
8:00-8:30 4.5 6
8:30-9:00 4.5 7
9:00-10:00 3.5 1
10:00-11:00 6.0 1
11:00-12:00 3.5 1
12:00-12:30 5.0 2
12:30-13:00 5.0 4
13:00-13:30 5.0 6
13:30-14:00 5.0 7
14:00-16:00 3.5 1
16:00-17:00 6.0 1
17:00-20:00 3.0 1

Originally published in Fitness magazine, December 2005.

  
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JENSFITJOURNEY 5/14/2009 6:52PM

    This is a great routine!! Thanks for sharing!

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GONABFIT 5/12/2009 5:01PM

    thanks!

I ended up not doing this after all! lol. I did my own cardio for an hour~ THEN went for a 5 mile run outside... CAn't miss the beautiful day. That was my only chance for sunshine. Now, back to studying!

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CINDYCIN9 5/12/2009 2:41PM

    I'm cheering for ya!! emoticon

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Week9:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Still busy:

Last week I did 5 cardio session, 3 strength, 1 yoga session

This week I will try to keep up the fitness! Started doing the Beck Diet Solution book so we'll see... but School is going bananas because we have ONE week left, then Boards time!

Sorry this is so short. I'm working hard to keep up the exercise and eating habits :-) I'll probably write one more time when school ends... then I will be off line for 6 weeks while I study for the 2 year national cumulative test.

Happy Sparking!

  
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GONABFIT 5/13/2009 1:09PM

    15 min cardio/ strength - hrm 158 cals. Max hr 151. - Trying to squeeze it in.
OH and I walked 20 mins :-)

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GONABFIT 5/12/2009 5:09PM

    Thanks Maine you are so sweet!

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GONABFIT 5/12/2009 5:08PM

    M: Zumba for 1 hour

T: Ran 5 miles ~ 40 mins
Danced + cardio 60 mins GREAT workout!!!!

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MAINEROCKS 5/11/2009 9:12PM

    Wonder woman pops in again while doing 50 things in one day. Woohoo! :-)

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hmmm... Maybe I'll Tri it

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I am seriously considering training for a triathlon! I have done 2 marathons, 3 1/2 marathons, and 2 10ks and many other little races... so the running part doesn't scare me so much. I bike to school and atleast KNOW how to ride a bike so that part doesn't frighten me as much (plus training will help me become mroe efficient at biking) but the SWIMMING scares me to death! I have taken swimming lessons 3 times and I know how to swim but I have a PHOBIA of being in water where my feet don't touch the ground lol. and I'm 5'1. So I don't know many places I could swim .5-2.4 miles in 5 foot water. The point is that it is very important for me to get over my deep water phobia and I've tried before. The reason I know I can swim is that... lol... if I don't know how deep it is I do fine, It's just that when I feel myself start "floating" more I really really get freaked out and quickly sprint/swim towards the wall! There will not be a wall in the triathalon! Oh well.. I'll give it some thought and I know that my 3rd year of school will be endless hours in the hospital so I probably will not be able to get it in before 2010 but I think I will start training now. Maybe I can get over my phobia by then.

Hope all is well with you guys! Lauryn you are right... it is good to know that others are going through tough times AND still making it work. Life has hills and valleys. Atleast we know we have a place to go and unload our burdens! Lol... hope you all don't mind when I come stress about school to you all! I have 2 more tests until this year is over. Please keep me in your prayers. Summer is goign to be rough for about 6 weeks. Then I get 3 weeks to relax!



If anyone has Tips for triathlons please let me know...
I'm sure I need to improve my swimming skill and I'm open to suggestions! :-)
Oh and I'm thinking about doing a "sprint" Triathlon on Oct 11 [ They said this will be an indoor snake/swim?] - this will be on weekend b/t school but I'm not sure how lenient they will be with my "off time". I do know we are promised AT LEAST one day off per week. So maybe i will get that day off.

  
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SLIM.CHICK 5/8/2009 1:29PM

    Hi FitGirl

A triathlon! How exciting. I do hope you go for it. Just start swimming laps. Can you take some swimming lessons at your school? You will be surprised how quickly your distance increases. With practice will come the confidence. Also, start your affirmations now. Instead of telling yourself that you get freaked out, tell yourself how calm and graceful you are in the water, how well you swim, etc. With affirmations you will come to believe you can do it. I know you can do anything you set your mind too and I think you know it also.





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KSTYLEFITNESS 5/7/2009 9:40AM

    I don't know how to ride a bike or swim, so you are far better off than me. I say go for it!!

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MAINEROCKS 5/7/2009 9:17AM

    oops, double post!

Comment edited on: 5/7/2009 9:19:02 AM

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MAINEROCKS 5/7/2009 9:16AM

    I am also leary of swimming so will never do a Tri, but you are braver and I think you should :-) Starting with a little one is the best way to go. I have heard of the type you described, where teh swim is in a pool and snakes through (you go up one lane and then down another). That will be a great way for you to ease into it and get the feel for it while still haing a wall nearby. You'll do awesome!

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