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This is how I do it!! (Day 16)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I'm a planner. In every way. I don't "do" last minute. I'm not cool with "just wake up and see what the day brings|. Uh friggin uh. No way. I work best with a concrete schedule. If it's on paper, I'll do it. If something comes up to change my schedule, a workout can not simply be skipped. Replaced, yes. Postponed (within the same week), of course.

I have a cute little binder that keeps all my workout schedules in a perfectly organized and sectioned manner.

I sit down every month and make a monthly schedule, including my shifts, appointments, and meetings. The monthly calendar is slipped in the front cover of the binder.

Here's June:

Every few weeks I sit down and design my workouts. I have a bank of exercises I cycle through. I try to change it up as often as I can.

Then, I have it all sectioned out. My burn style circuits, build sessions, cardio plan, then 2 sections of completed workouts, so I can keep a record of the size weights I use, so I can continue to move heavier stuff! (Haha, didn't realize Brad seems to be hiding behind the binder!)

These are some examples of my build workouts:

And this is a section of a cardio plan:

Well, that's all for tonight folks! Crazy organization is what works best for me... I swear sometimes I get jealous of all you go-with-the-flow types!!

Peace out!

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SWANATOPIA 6/8/2012 2:58AM

    Nice! I have to do the go with the flow or I start to feel like working out is my job....which it is....but don't tell my mind that because then it wants!

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BEMILLER30 6/7/2012 12:38PM

    Way impressive. I wish I was more organized. This is awesome.

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NATE-JANINE 6/7/2012 9:59AM

    Way to Go...keep that schedule full even with your down time.
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I'm like you,(except for the binder)... I like to be organized, especially with 3+2 kids and a hubby that works shift work. If not for the organization I'd be dead in the water.

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MARIELYNN49 6/7/2012 9:51AM

  That is an amazing idea. I used the calendar thing in nursing school but never really thought about using it for weight loss. Kudos! emoticon

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RITEEBEE 6/7/2012 9:17AM

    I admire your organization, but just looking at it exhuasts me! haha I'm glad it works for you. Maybe if I was more organized I'd get more results emoticon

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BAKER1009 6/7/2012 8:54AM

    Hey, whatever works for you is all that matters. No need to compare that to anyone else. Just keep doing what has worked thus far, because you have done a most excellent job!!

I'll be looking to you for organizational help once this baby is born and I need to get back into shape! Right now I'm lucky to keep anything organized, totally having baby brain these days!

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HAPPYERIN 6/7/2012 8:51AM

    Your organization is so impressive and astounding to me. You are a force, Grace! I wish I could be that prepared! My schedule tends to fluctuate too much -- so maybe I could get one of those magnetic pads and just rotate things around as needed!

...Actually, who am I kidding. I am not disciplined enough, I'd never keep it going. But for now let's pretend I would!

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ROCKMAN6797 6/7/2012 7:45AM

    Wow emoticon...and I thought I was organized! Very nice. I have a FitBit which allows me to create an "activity" for each workout session I do. I enter notes in the comment section. I love the fact that you enter weights for your weight training workouts so much that I am going to "borrow" this idea and begin entering that information, too! Thank you!
That's how I roll! emoticon

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SARAHB007 6/7/2012 7:14AM

    I think I am going to have to start doing this. It seems like no matter what I'm doing at the gym each day, All i'm doing is gaining weight slowly now that i've started my new job. Thanks for the idea!

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SNAILTURBO2GO 6/7/2012 12:56AM

    Wow, youa re as nuts as me and I love it! I handwrite mine, but I am so inspired by the formal printed commitment... I have to do this now! Thanks for sharing your ideas, I'm on it!


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MONICA_W 6/7/2012 12:09AM


In my head.

Your fault!

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SHELLSNBELLS 6/6/2012 10:33PM

    That looks fantastic! I love organizing stuff too. It looks like you've got your system perfected.

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 6/6/2012 10:11PM

    Wow I'm jealous of your organization skills! I'm not nearly as organized! The only list I make is a grocery list and I only use my calender for out-of-the-ordinary things that come up. I'm really good about remembering everything I need to get done but sometimes it gets overwhelming to try to remember it all! I always have that feeling that I'm forgetting something... I just wish I could be more organized like you! I love that little binder!

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MISHAMW 6/6/2012 10:07PM

    I have seen the calendar, and do like it. But there is a lot of information I wish to have all together, and some things just don't work on here.

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MONICA_W 6/6/2012 10:06PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE planning my fitness stuff. Planning the diet stuff is less fun, in fact I really ought to do more of that... but I love your chart and schedule! I've got the same "master plan" deal, except it's saved in a Google calendar so I can access & modify it at home, at work, or on my iPhone. Overkill? Never! :D

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GRACEMCC45 6/6/2012 9:50PM

    I got this little binder from Staples. Perfect size!!
I just use Spark for my measurements - and I love the new Spark Summary Calendar - it's under Reports if you haven't checked it out yet!

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MISHAMW 6/6/2012 9:48PM

    OMG...I do the same thing with my fitness. I write out minute by minute plans in my cardio schedule. Not to follow, or to keep track, but just to kinda get them out of my head.

I have been debating (actually today while on the treadmill) about making a binder for my workouts and start including my ST as well as measurements. I like having everything down on paper, plus I'm just weird like this.

Now I can go a day without having a schedule, in fact I do it all the time...but I do love to make schedules. I love organizing these types of things. I'm glad I'm not alone in this!!!

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Turning a poor decision into a fruitful opportunity (Day 15)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Ok, quick recap on my day so it makes sense to you.

0700: get off work, drive home, take hubby to work
0745: Crash into bed - nighty night!
1240: Wake up, burst out of bed because I've woken up 20 minutes late, need to get dressed, eat, and be at a staff meeting for 1300. I grab a banana and a Clif protein bar for the drive.
1300: Get to staff meeting. Everyone else is late. (Figures). Grab my water bottle and fill it up for the meeting
1315-1600: Staff meeting and debrief (it was a DOOZY)

1630: Go grocery shopping.

Alright, at this point, it's been 4 hours since I ate (never a good sign, I eat every 3 hours typically!). Realize I forgot my list at home - due to running late of course. So, not the best decision in the world: going to a grocery store hungry - - - without a list!!

"Crap... what was on the list? Bananas, raspberries, apples, cucumbers for sure... Oh! Brad said he needed bread... I think that is it." I didn't do horribly, turns out I forgot orange juice!

But see here now. I'm hungry. I know I have to eat when I get home, digest, then go for a run. I decide to stop at the sushi station for California Rolls to take home for my supper. I knew I was low on carbs for the day, so it would be a good nutritive expenditure.

Here comes Cravy Spendy Grace! (As opposed to the normally present Crazy Sexy Grace)

Give. Me. Everything. Normally if I am hungry when I have to grocery shop, I end up going psycho. Just buying junky nasty stuff. Even at my strongest times. Normally I shop right *after* a workout, while snacking on a protein bar. This keeps the hunger at bay, as well as the pride of having just kicked ass in the gym.

Typically I shop in produce - necessities only, then to bakery for bread (not always) with a stop in deli for hummus or Brad's lunch meat. Then to dairy, butcher, frozen section, and only in the pantry aisles if there is a specific thing I need.

On a cravy day, I'll hover in the aisles. Bad girl.

I did not want anything bad in my cart. The sushi was bad enough. I got the fruits and veggies I knew were needed, but that little devil ninja of craving was tugging at me. So I tried something new!

I hovered in the produce section. I looked at what other people were buying. I let Cravy Spendy Grace have a field day. Ooh! Kiwis, I haven't had those in forever! Peaches! Finally, peaches are back! Baby spinach? Why not? Mmmm fresh green beans? Sure!

By the time I finished in produce, this is what my cart looked like:

I was especially excited for all these extras because I start my set of shifts off today, so I can vary my food plan more. Also, with my race this weekend, my calorie counts are higher - come'ere fruit! I quickly stopped in deli, bakery, and frozen, and then bolted to the checkout, avoiding the rest of the aisles.

By the time I made it home, this was my haul:

- 2 Lean Cuisines - weren't on the list, but I remembered I had none, and I keep these as an emergency stand-by if I get called in for a shift
- 2 English cucumbers - on the list
- 3 peaches - splurge
- 3 kiwis - splurge
- 4 apples - on the list
- 6 bananas (2 ready-to-eat, 4 greener)- always on the list, we are bananas for bananas!
- raspberries - goes perfect with dark chocolate for a sweet craving
- hummus - I have about a days worth left, always a staple!
- baby spinach - splurge
- green string beans - splurge, can't wait to snack on them!
- 2 loaves bread - on the list - for Brad really for lunches, I *might* eat 2 slices a week
- my sushi for supper

All this? $43. But this is enough, in combination with my carrots, tomatoes, and red peppers already at home, to last me probably a week! At least! Brad will have some cucumber and bananas, but the rest is all MINE bwa hahahahaaa...

It was very refreshing to not buy the same old produce for a change! It does help that summer is *slowly* getting here, bringing in fruit we normally don't get good access to. I think I forgot string beans existed! With Brad not being much of a fruit and veggie eater, and with some veggies being so easy to prep, we were definitely in a produce rut!

So my big NSV (non-scale victory)? Making the supermarket my b****. Taking what was a not-smart action, and forcing a splendid reaction out of it. Not just a pure will-power based "I will only get what I need" and dashing out like a schoolgirl, but turning it completely around for my benefit.

I ate my sushi, inhaled, actually - including the wasabi! Ow! And went for a run...

AND I BROKE 3 MILES! In 35min! (5 minute warm-up, 25 minute run, 5 minute cool-down) Same cardiac output and calorie burn as my last run (according to my HRM) but I went a quarter mile further!

I win.

One of those days when you leave the supermarket smiling, and at the end of your run, scare the kids on the street playing basketball because you "Whoop!!!!!" - ed a little too loud!!

Hope you are all finding ways to celebrate your NSVs!! I think it's the theme of the week!


P.S: Ten points to whoever gets the punny meaning of my title emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 6/9/2012 6:04AM

    That is so awesome! I'm glad you got some good yummy stuff that you might not have thought about otherwise. Plus it makes it exciting to eat something you haven't in a while. Great job, you rock! Congrats on your running too! :D

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SNAILTURBO2GO 6/6/2012 4:51PM

    Awesome shopping trip! I have heard about hummus before, what is it exactly?

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BEMILLER30 6/6/2012 10:02AM

    wow that is totally awesome! Way to go!

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RITEEBEE 6/6/2012 9:57AM

    HAhaha you did AMAZING!!! and made me laugh!! Great work!!! Sushi looked very yummy!! And great run!!

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MONICA_W 6/6/2012 12:45AM

    Heh heh heh... fruitful... emoticon

WAY TO GO on the grocery store! I totally satisfy my splurges in the produce section too - it's like a win-win, every time! I got my first pair of peaches last time I went shopping, they're ripe and ready on the kitchen counter... tomorrow's their day! And we got kiwis last week! I think healthy splurges are a great way to satisfy that little kid inside each of us that just wants treats, treats, treats. Special treats!

And that's a great run! Way to go, Runner Girl!!!

P.S. I do not envy you your schedule... 5 hours of sleep before you have to be back for a staff meeting? Don't they legally have to give you 8 hours off? Man, I'm a total baby when it comes to being short-changed on sleep. You're a rock star.

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ROCKMAN6797 6/5/2012 11:41PM

    This was a hilarious blog! The supermarket really is your bit*h! I found it cool that you shop the way that I shop, avoid the middle aisles, and stay on the outside. That is where all the good healthy stuff can be found!
Nice job on the run, looking forward to reading about your upcoming race, you should have loads of fun!


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EMMAEKAY 6/5/2012 11:35PM

    Dude, you are freakin' awesome. Way to show that store who's boss! You made an amazing opportunity out of that craving - way to fill your cart with nothing but greatness!

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HAPPYERIN 6/5/2012 11:16PM

    VICTORY!!! Take that, grocery store!!

Look at you always turning things into positives. I learn so much from you! All that yummy fruit, that makes me want to go shopping. It's funny, but I'm noticing that by not eating the bad stuff (chocolate, sugar, carbs, AUGH!), other foods are becoming treats that I enjoy. Sugar, who needs it, BAH!

(I say that bravely)

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NATE-JANINE 6/5/2012 9:57PM

    Rock on it, love the food choices. You got my favorite hummus.
WTG with the run. You had an awesome evening. Keep on keeping on.!

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AVANDREA_ 6/5/2012 9:28PM

    Way to go, its hard to pass up all the yummy stuff that you used to have, but nice to have all the new yummy foods also that make you healthier.


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PLUSSIZEWIFE 6/5/2012 8:41PM

    Hecks yes. You totally owned it. Not to mention the stuff you picked up? Super great! Love English cucumbers, the best in my opinion. Yum. Have a great week.

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SHELLSNBELLS 6/5/2012 8:37PM

    Great job on all accounts! Sounds like you had an amazing day!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 6/5/2012 7:55PM

    Wow, I bow before you...I am not worthy! That so ROCKS! You are my hero of the day!

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TRACY31502 6/5/2012 7:36PM

    You ROCK!!!

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MISHAMW 6/5/2012 7:28PM

    I actually read the title and thought "She must have stocked up on fruits." LOL!

That's a great shopping carts, and the splurges are good chocolate or doughnuts (you can see what I'm craving).

Awesome awesome awesome job on the running...isn't that a...5k? Well close enough, right! So happy for you.

Keep up, you guessed it, the awesome work!

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WUBBY82 6/5/2012 7:10PM

    I'm so proud of you, Grace!! Way to grab the grocery store by the horns and make it your beeyotch!! Not only did you do well, you stood there and made wise, selective and DELICIOUS decisions for your week!

Go Grace! Go Grace! Go, go Grace!! *doing that dance move like I'm churning butter*

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My Momma and My Poppa (Day 14)

Monday, June 04, 2012

First - I'm pretty stoked I've done 2 weeks of daily blogs with photos. I plan on keeping this record as long as possible!

Second - This blog is about my parents. It has been ready to go for about 5 days now, but my mom required I send it to her for approval first - that's so her - and for editing. So it's all been Mom-approved, and ready for publishing!

My Mom and Dad are amazing.

They grew up 8 houses away from each other in a little village. Went to school a year apart, and generally grew up together, although just as acquaintances. My Dad graduated high school, and was spending the summer at his mother's house, waiting to leave for basic training for his career in the military. One day, he was up on the roof shingling, and my mother walked by. Mom still had a year left of high school. They exchanged pleasantries and Mom carried on her way. Dad's mother (Nanny) comes out of the house and says to my Dad

"She seems like a nice girl. Why don't you ask her out on a date?"

Dad replies "I dunno, *mumble mumble*" in typical 18-year-old-man fashion.

Nanny says "Alright then, when you've made up your mind, I'll put the ladder back." And promptly removed the ladder from the side of the house!

That was September of 1976. They've been together ever since. In December, they just celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary! They've had ups and downs, lived all over Canada and even in Europe as Dad's career moving around, and have had a generally beautiful life together. They are as different as any couple could be, but their quirks complement each other wonderfully and as a couple are perfectly well-rounded.

Growing up, I was always a Daddy's girl. Not a spoiled brat, but we were just closer. As puberty really came into force, and a military posting took Dad away from the family for a year (when I was 12/13, how cruel!) my mother and I were always fighting. Seriously. All out brawls on a weekly if not more often basis. My brother had just turned 16 and he would just take the car and leave the house, I think out of fear for his own life!

After that year the military gave my Dad another posting, and we followed him this time. It was just too hard on all of us to be apart. He, thankfully, was posted back to the Atlantic Provinces, so much closer to our extended family.

This change allowed the relationship between me and Mom to get much healthier and we grew much closer. Through high school we still battled, but were beginning to learn how to enjoy each other as people. When I graduated high school, I moved to a city for university and my parents were posted again a few provinces away. This separation cemented the relationship Mom and I had been developing. We started emailing daily and talking on the phone frequently. I think it was difficult for them being so far away while I studied for my nursing career, and especially in the first few years when I was in a not-so-great relationship. Eventually that ended, which further improved the relationship with my parents (Mom has him on her Mack truck list - as in if a Mack truck hit him, no loss!)

Don't worry, then I met Brad, and life is all good there!

Here they are walking me down the aisle at my wedding (Oct 9, 2010)

Now years have passed. I am in a beautiful marriage with SparkHubby. My brother is happily married and now has a child. Over the last 8 years, my Dad researched hiking the Applachian Trail. His goal was to do it straight through, south - to - north, by himself. It would take 6 months or more. He was set to do it 2 years ago - had all his gear and ready to go when he first retired, but then he needed emergency gall bladder surgery. Two years ago they moved back to our province and they were busy fixing up and renovating their home. Last summer, Dad went to do a practice 11-day hike in a nearby province, and Mom stayed home. Now, Mom works part-time/casual as a library technician, and otherwise spends her time knitting. She is amazingly creative and never has any fewer than 3 projects on the go. About 6 days into Dad's practice hike, she made a comment on Facebook "I miss him so much I don't even feel like knitting". I bawled when I read that. This would have been their longest time apart in years! I knew right then, she could not let him take that hike alone.

In March, 10 days after my nephew was born, they left for their Appalachian Adventure. No, don't worry - Mom didn't decide all out of nowhere to do 5 months of hiking with no training! She is his support system. She sets up camp every night in the tiny truck camper. Does the laundry and errands during the day, updates all the friends and family back home via emails, and does all the cooking. He is the most spoiled hiker! And she spoils the other "thru-hikers" with "Trail Magic". This is a true testament to my parents' generous nature. Dad's always been generous, but it has taken Mom longer to learn that you never suffer when you give. (***these are her words about herself, I had said it has just taken me longer to recognize her generous actions***)

Here is a pic Mom just sent of the notes she leaves to hint to the hikers that she has treats for them:

They are truly having an amazing time. Almost daily emails keep us up-to-date and the occasional Skype chat as well.

They do miss their brand new grandson, and we miss them a lot too! We (me, SparkHubby, my brother and his wife) are so incredibly proud of them and are so happy they are having this retirement adventure together.

Here was a recent picture of them enjoying a "water hole" to cool off on a hot day:

If Brad and I have a quarter of the love, adventures, and dedication to each other that my parents show and enjoy, we're set for life. They are the most perfect model of how to work through hardships, overcome adversity, and be the best gosh darn spouses, parents, grandparents there are!

I might love them a little, if you couldn't tell. And I miss them an extraordinary amount right now.


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BAKER1009 6/7/2012 9:00AM

    Aw, how sweet!! You just brought tears to my eyes (though that isn't extremely difficult to do right now!!). What a lovely story. How awesome that they have the relationship that they do. I wish that for you and Brad, and for your brother and his wife.


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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 6/6/2012 11:48AM

    What a great story and blog. I can feel the love that you have for your family and the big love your parents share. It's so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes emoticon

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HAPPYERIN 6/5/2012 11:06PM

    What a sweet testament to the strong love between your parents -- and your whole family, for that matter! The story behind how their relationship began is priceless, almost like a little modern fairy tale. It sounds like they have led and continue to live amazing lives. Excellent examples of how we should all be. Thanks for sharing!

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SNAILTURBO2GO 6/5/2012 12:15PM

    Ha ha, I love the water hole pic! That's great. I am from Georgia and have lived in San Diego for a long time now... people out here don't get that stuff. Classic! Thanks for shring about your parents, that's cool!

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DONNAJEAN2277 6/5/2012 12:05AM

    Wow what a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing that. I love your grandma's intuition and the fact that your parents are still out there dreaming and having adventures and supporting each other!

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    It is so wonderful to learn more about you and your wonderful family. You are truly blessed!!

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STEPH-KNEE 6/4/2012 11:11PM

    That is seriously just the sweetest thing, your parents are absolutely adorable and I know they are so proud of you and your brother! The fact that you are both in loving and happy marriages shows me that it's a testament to the fact that you were able to see what true love is like through watching your parents. I also want to say thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your story with all of us. You so rock! :D

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ROCKMAN6797 6/4/2012 7:10PM

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with us!


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WUBBY82 6/4/2012 5:15PM

    I absolutely LOVED reading this! It's definitely one of those meet-cute love stories for the ages, all thanks to Grandma's Ladder Jacking :)

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-CORAL- 6/4/2012 4:09PM

    What a nice tribute to your mom and dad. My sister hiked the PCT one summer and I know all about "trail magic," believe me, the hikers are sooooo appreciative of the generous people along the trail! Your parents sound like awesome people. Thanks for the story!

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  What a neat post!!! I loved hearing about your family!!

Relationships grow of their own volition. It isn't always easy, but it is all ways worth it!

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Well, Hello new calorie ranges! (Day 13)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

This is going to be a week of crazy exercise. My C25K runs are now purely runs between the warm up and cooldown - no walking intervals. Today was 25 minutes straight jogging! I'm awesome!

Because of this, combined with the fact that this Saturday is my 5K, including my strength workouts, I'm looking at a probably burn of 2700 calories. Most weeks I am between 1700-2200. I always look ahead for the week and change my calorie goals every Sunday so I get the most accurate calorie and nutrient ranges for the week. The last few weeks my ranges haven't changed a whole lot, staying in the 1350-1700 calorie ranges.

Today, I entered in my burn for the week and then checked my daily range:



Yes, you read that correctly. That's a 4 digit number starting with the number "2". Crazy, right?! At first I was like "Weee!!! More gelato or smoothie bars or other sweet treats"

*slaps wrist* No. More almonds, more fruit, more healthy fats (guacamole, duh!) and possibly increasing the sizes of my meat portions. There will be times I will be short on carbs and calories, and based on day-to-day happenings I will consider having an extra sweet treat if needed, but my focus needs to come from the other areas first.

I also need to focus on increasing my water intake alongside. I tend to go high in sodium even on the best of days, so if I am having to increase my calories, sodium intake is likely to climb as well.

This won't be too much of a stretch; I've always been eating on the higher end of my calorie ranges. Now I need to focus on staying on the lower edge. I don't want to get used to eating 2000 calories, just for my ranges to go back to normal next week. It's this high of a burn week BECAUSE of an extra workout - the 5K race!

So I suppose my big challenge for the week is to not let temptation get the best of me... eating calories "because I can". I will always hit my minimums, and try to get my ratios as close as I can to perfect. I need to especially make sure I am on the low end because race day is treat day - it's a run to celebrate women. There are chocolate stations. And an afterparty. And part of the day long clinics/classes are shopping.

Did I mention Brad goes out of the country for work that same day? Oh dear. Wish me luck!!!

On a side note: my favorite work/casual shoes finally died a few weeks ago and I had to buy replacements. I had a funeral for them a while back:

*The writing on the box says: Beloved Work/Casual Shoes. RIP. Dec 2008-May 2012*

Their hopeful replacements even wore black in respectful memoriam.

I know I'm weird.

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RITEEBEE 6/6/2012 10:09AM

    hahaha your blogs are so hilarious!! A funeral for shoes, I've seen it all now! Good job focusing on eating more good calories!! You are awesome!

Good luck on your race!!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 6/4/2012 1:54PM

    Great job on your running! The C25K is such an awesome program!

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SNAILTURBO2GO 6/4/2012 12:58PM

    Ha Ha, that's great! Good job keeping going on your jog/run! It's tough, but worth the push. emoticon

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BAKER1009 6/4/2012 11:24AM

    You always have me laughing!! Love the shoe funeral.

Everything else sounds great. You have yourself in proper check (in my opinion) because you realize what you need to do. Especially staying on the lower end of the calories this week, because of the higher burn. Go you! You are right, you are emoticon!

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STEPH-KNEE 6/3/2012 9:55PM

    You are not weird you are hilarious and adorable. I love the shoe funeral ha ha! You are also amazing, and I'm glad you are conscious of where your new calories are coming from. If that were me and it said 2000 I'd be like okay so mac and cheese and 3 skinny cow ice creams and on and on ha ha. So I guess it's a good thing my range is to low for all that nonsense. :) That is great you have your treat day all lined up, sounds like it's going to be a great day. emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 6/3/2012 9:54PM

    Nice job on the jogging!
So pleased to read that you are increasing your calories due to your increased cardio work. Keeping your body fueled is so important to get the maximum performance out of it.
Love the shoe funeral picture, RIP old shoes!


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MISHAMW 6/3/2012 8:45PM

    Awesome job on the run! I can't wait until I'm able to run for even 5 minutes straight!

Good luck with everything...and lots of nuts!

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TRACY31502 6/3/2012 7:21PM

    Nice shoe funeral those shoes lasted a LONG time! And yes you are awesome running that long!!!! Have a GREAT week!!!

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MONICA_W 6/3/2012 5:05PM

    OooooOOOOOoooh, lookie who's a runner now! Good for you! Oh, and it's called "running", not "jogging". If you're rocking it, it's running. Yes, it's hardcore, but so are you!!!

Whenever I start getting more and more calories due to workouts, I try to think about timing those "extra" / "new" calories specifically around workouts. Because, really, we don't need extra calories on days we're doing the same as we always were... their whole purpose is to fuel those workouts! That helps me remember what type of calories they should be, too... extra healthy carbs before the workout and extra healthy carbs plus protein & fat after... YES guacamole!!! emoticon

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    too cute!! Way to plan for your 5k. I think you've got the right idea about using your extra calories for good and not evil :). You ARE awesome!!

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HAPPYERIN 6/3/2012 2:54PM

    Hahaha! A shoe funeral! I don't know where you come up with these things, but you're freakin' awesome!

And DOUBLY awesome congrats for your 5K and new calorie range! That's a sweet buffer, enjoy it!!

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