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The calandar SAYS it's December....

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

And that is what my tracking order says. "shipping date, December 1st". I've got my tele set up, my mat. All I need is my Slim in 6. I'm pretty excited.

This with C25 should get me started. Should, I hope I hope I hope!! I'm hoping by February, I will be ready for the next step and soon I will be the fitness guru champion with a body enough for Playboy!!

Is that the door? Could the UPS man be here?


Maybe I'll stretch, put on my running shoes and go C25 a UPS truck.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/1/2009 10:34PM

    UPS never showed today :o( Thus, with hopeful hope, they show tomorrow.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/1/2009 8:28PM

    LOL don't ya love waiting for the UPS!!

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KLS777 12/1/2009 2:24PM

    LOL, that;s great, isn't waiting for something so frustrating!

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BAKER1009 12/1/2009 2:19PM

    You're so funny! Hope you got that run in, LOL!

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LRK4CHRIST 12/1/2009 2:15PM

    I happy u making moves. keep it going until u get to where u want.

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Where are those endorphins I was promised??

Monday, November 23, 2009

It wasn't that bad. I did my running with my birthday girl. She's 11 today and if I could ever keep up with her it would be a miracle. I guess I better get working on my own miracle then. Did Week 2, Day 1 and the calves didn't hurt at all, shins ached, and the knee kept trying to "pop"...but I did it. And I really want to do it again, actually. Why do we rest when runners run daily again? I know there was a reason, I just forget. I do that sometimes.

What was I saying?

I wonder if it's possible to be so addicted to Spark People. I was concerned I was on here more than exercising and that it would never do. But, it just simply means I take a lot more motivating then others. Without reading Yoovie's and others blogs, I wouldn't have ever had the gumption to jiggle my arse in public. This exercising would be unnecessary if i could just move my arse up to my breast. I would just call it good.

I bought my Slim in 6 last night. I should have been sleeping, but I actually record infomercials now. How bad is that? I Tivo'd Slim in 6, then bought it. LOL Can't wait to get it.

I'm really trying not to give up mentally. I feel I have. It's frustrating tho to lose 2lbs and gain 5 in a day by day scenario. I'm too stubborn to give up physically. I will do this. I will lose the weight and be "cute" or maybe "hot" someday. Or I am going to be the healthiest jiggler on the running tracks.

I know! I will make a motivation collage. Do you think my hubby would find it wierd if I take a bunch of pics of hot girls in lingerie as my motivation and stick it on our bedroom wall or fridge? Maybe not the fridge...that might look awkward next to the kid's drawings and report cards.

I think I will go work on that now...I'll make it a family project :o)

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CORINA-MOMOF4 11/23/2009 8:49PM

    Happy birthday to your DD!!
ROFL at the pics of hot girls in lingerie!!

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TUCKERW 11/23/2009 7:03PM

    I'm sure your Hubby will not complain.

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Week 1 Day 2 C25K

Friday, November 20, 2009

I can't believe it.

First, I asked my littlest for her MP3 player again and she asked "can I run with you?" I told her, "yes, but if you get tired Mommy still has to do this. You just walk right back home." We live in a development and I keep my beginning runs simple. So, I wasn't worried. We begin the brisk walk. I keep one of my hearing aids in and the earplug in the other awaiting my "jog/walk" instructions. Trin keeps asking "when do we run?" and I tell her "5 minutes." when sure enough the voice comes on to begin my 60 sec of jogging. I jog and she says "Mom, I walk faster than that!"

Oh, to be 11 again and be able to there Ms. Soccer Queen! LOL When done doing 60 seconds and shins aching we slow down to a brisk walk...."what?! But I still want to run!!"

Good gravy! And here I thought I would have to send her home because she would be too tired. I explain to her the program and how at my weight it was a bit slower. She walks a bit, then "okay mom...let's go! You can do it! Move it Move It MOVE!!"


Yep, my own personal 11 year old trainer. She could hear everytime my podcast said to run and she was going to get me trained to catch up with her.

We run again in two days and apparently I am not allowed the MP3 player without her running with me.

I wonder if this constitutes a reward system or do I ground her? I'll contiplate this as ice rests on my shins and she literally runs around the house singing: "Mommy's new trainer, mommy's new trainer!"

kids. emoticon emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/1/2009 2:21PM

    LOL!! Too funny! This sounds a lot like my daughter, who is 12, going on 30! I LOVE to take her with me to the gym, she's constantly cheering me on. Some times it gets to be a bit much, but I just smile and keep on moving :)

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NPAUL929 11/21/2009 10:06AM

    Kids! Ya gotta love 'em.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Surgeries on the eyes are done and I can see! That is a relief in itself, except what I saw in the mirror. If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is. Per hubby's firm request, I have put P90X on hold. I have begun my first run session on C25 running program today. I hate it when my husband is right. Oh, the run was absolutely grueling! My calves burned and everytime Robert said on my podcast "are you ready" I would scream "no no NO!!" Where were those endorphans that were promised?? 200 pounds on my little ankles....my body is MAD at me!

But, I made it home in one piece AND although very sore (calves and shins) I wasn't out of breath too bad so I must have done it correctly. I may have to do this daily rather than 3x a week otherwise I will never surpass Week 1.

I promised my little one I would blog my progress and off to Wii fit with her for 30 minutes. Then my homework, housework, help kids homeworks and dinner, dishes, laundry....yadda yadda.

Gosh, I hope I look good for three weddings next year...I just keep envisioning the surprised looks....that will be my motivation :o)



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HOPEFULHIPPO 11/19/2009 2:16PM

    Thank you Fern...I am pretty stubborn so now I'm determined to get where I need to be.

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FERNASHES 11/19/2009 1:52PM

    Congratulations on your run today! My shins hate me and have only started to hate me today - this is week 4. You'll get there... honestly.

Good luck!

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Ready, Set, .......set....

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I just finished with my first set of college courses. I'm officially sure I am done with smoking as I haven't even thought about touching a smoke since July. Watching my weight go up and up and up tells me it's not only time to cut back on the food but to get moving.

So, my friend brought up P90X and is swearing by it. I ordered it today. I'm so excited to start it. I have been forwarned that it takes about one and a half hours of INTENSE worouts a day. My only fear is I tend to work out "in private". What to do when hubby and kids have days off. Then there is Thanksgiving with the folks..Go find a little room to work out in? Maybe I will do early mornings while everyone is asleep.

Not that they aren't supportive. They have been. The girls and I have been trying to walk at night with the dogs. Not very fast. Just a relaxing walk. I just get self conscience about working out in front of people.

I also want to begin the couch to 5K but can't seem to find that program. I found a sight called Active X or something. I just don't want to lose my money and no one on Spark People will tell me how to find it. Talk about frustration!

All in all...it sounds like a heavy load, but if I can quit smoking and go back to school. I can totally do this.

First step...get some beginner picsj
second step....stay blog happy
third step......GO!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/5/2009 10:39AM

    Thank you guys. I had just found the link myself. I have terrible vision (surgery on the 23rd to hopefully fix) so it takes me a good 3x longer to find things! LOL So, sometimes I get frustrated. Thank you again and I will join the team. I really really want to get motivated and happy and fit at forty. This is going to be a birthday present to me!! emoticon

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MKLOVEE 10/5/2009 10:14AM

  I just joined the team- C25K: Running for beginners! They have a link on their page that takes you to the C25K program. Here it is: www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/18
1.shtml. This seems like a great team to join, very motivational and arent all expert runners. Some are just starting out, like me. =] Goodluck!

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LADYNETTIE 10/4/2009 7:27PM

    My daughter is doing the Couch to 5 k program and she downloaded the instructions and music onto her MP3 player. It has really helped her to have the instructor counting down the minutes of walking/jogging. I'll copy one of her blog comments below:

I just caught your forum topic but I wanted to share what I've discovered about the couch to 5k program. First of all, it is AWESOME!!! I was very scared of jogging and in three weeks I am walk/jogging and feeling great about it. Also, I highly recommend using the podcasts that a very nice man recorded to time your intervals, which can be found if you follow this link: www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/pag

(This is the mp3 site, but there are also itunes versions available). They have hotlist music that is pretty great and it takes off all the pressure of timing the walk/runs.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to build up to a nice jog and who isn't bothered by taking their time at it. The intervals change a little each week but I am still walking more than jogging at week 2.

Oh, and one more thing.. there's a couch to 5k group on spark people and they are really friendly and supportive so check 'em out! I am so thankful that I discovered the program... a member reached out to me about it and I can already tell that it's changed my attitude about jogging. Yay!! emoticon

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