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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I seriously hope my scale is broken.....that was an unhappy number this a.m.! Time to get back on track!

  
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EMMACORY 4/22/2014 9:50AM

    I'll hope with you! emoticon "be kind please!"

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Update

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spinning class yesterday (strep throat knocked me out more than I realized!) and then an hour or two doing yardwork, mostly raking, and yesterday was a good workout even if I didn't track food and know I blew calories at dinner. Today I went for a run but really walked the whole time. Really need to get a routine so I can bust through and really make progress there. Now, need to be strong for dinner at the in laws. I was excluded from planning so no idea what they're having or what my plan will be. I did insist upon bringing something and decided to bring fruit salad so at least there's that! I didn't give the kids much candy and what there is is easily countable so at least I can't get into Easter baskets and blow it that way.

Need to stay on track!

  


First 5k of 2014 Finished!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My "Declare It Day" goal (Fellow Flowers--awesome mom owned women's racing website) was to do three 5ks in less than 40. Today was #1.

The lead up to today's race, the Gazelle Girl 5k (awesome women's race in west Michigan--the focus is the half marathon but they also have a 5k) was less than stellar. Four main problems: (1) the winter that never ended combined with my fear of walking let alone running on ice; it also made me less than motivated to leave the house in our frequent snow/ice storms to go to the gym to run there; (2) my laziness and lack of motivation; (3) my promotion at work resulting in a major disruption to my whole sense of balance and my inability to shed some other responsibilities to shift the balance back (I can't say no to friends with cancer, seriously, so many people in my life are battling cancer right now it's insane); and (4) battling some pretty nasty arch pain that I was worried would develop into full blown planatar fasciatis and really sideline me.

So, let's just say the training was pretty minimal. Plus I got my fancy new bike this past week and I skipped two planned training runs to go biking. Then, we have had some serious thunderstorms blowing through. At about 5:45 a.m. this morning I was woken up by some serious hail hitting the house. I was working on several reasons to skip this event.

I went and did it anyway. My race was not as good as I hoped when I signed up back in December, but went way better than I had thought it would. My final time was two minutes off my goal time. So I know that with the next race, and proper training, I can make my goal time!

(So now I'm trying to decide on my next race...I'm signed up for one in August but I think I want to get out before that!)

  


The next few days

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

OK, so ate some serious junk and drank for NYE. Feeling bloated and sort of crappy! However, I did get a workout in on NYE so that's something. Hoping that the scale is evened out by the end of the weekend once all the sodium is flushed from my body!!

For the end of the week, here's the workout plan:
Thurs: Spin
Fri: Run
Sat: Spin
Sun: Yoga

Going to work on tracking calories for the next several days as I get back into the routine.

  
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LOLA_LALA 1/1/2014 10:30PM

    Good for you!! May you reach all your eating- and fitness-related goals this year! That's a great description of the post-holiday bloating you gave; I can most definitely relate! All the best for a good year ahead...

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Holding Steady

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My goal over the holidays is to not gain any weight--so far I'm doing well! Scale is holding steady. I've tried not to go insane but certainly eating has not been on track with lots of extra treats.

I've been trying to get workouts in--tried out my new cycling shoes :-) Going to go to a yoga class today I think.

NYE will be the last holiday challenge, then need to set up some plans for success in the new year!

  
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MCCC75 12/29/2013 9:46AM

    Congratulations on not gaining during the holidays. That is a big achievement! emoticon

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