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Day 5

Thursday, October 04, 2012

So day 1 and 2, I did well with the exercise. Neither day was great for eating. Day 3, I did better with my food but didn't exercise. Day 4 was a big thumbs down. Day 5 is off to a good start. I did my workout (strength training video from the Firm Fit in 30) and ate well so far. I just need to keep my momentum going. I know if I could just get a few good days in a row, I would be able to keep going and improving.

I have some very bad habits that occur in the evening - wine and snacking while watching TV -and I need to find a way to change that or I will never be successful.

Today's goal is to eat weel and refrain from any wine and no snacking after dinner. Fingers crossed!

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TXTOAD9970 10/4/2012 11:15AM

    The evenings are tough for me too. Try to snack on healthy stuff like carrots and celery. That way you aren't ditching your diet when you start snacking!
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October's Plan

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm a planner. I always have been. It helps me stay on track and with my 20 year high school reunion just 8 weeks away, it's time to step it up.

Here is where I'm at
Weight 155.5
Chest 37" waist 34" hips 38" thigh 22"

Here's the plan.
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday - the Firm Fit in 30 DVDs
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - bonus DVD from same workout ( 10 mins cardio/sculpt and 10 mins abs)
Saturday - yoga

In addition, everyday 30 mins on the treadmill - alternating workouts of walking, jogging, hills, etc.

So even though its not October yet, I started today. Did the first cardio workout of the fit in 30 series and 30 mins on the treadmill. Took it relatively easy on the treadmill. Kept rate at 15min mile and did some easy intervals on the incline.

Day one - DONE!



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vigor is defined as healthy physical or mental energy or power. Vigor is something that I am currently lacking.

I am tired, overweight and "foggy" I forget everything, all the time. I fall asleep on the couch watching TV. I spend too much time in my house, with my computer, reading about other people's lives and adventures on Facebook. I am missing my life.

I wasn't always this way. Once upon a time, I was strong and independent, unafraid, ambitious, passionate and happy. Today, I am none of those things.

I am making a promise to myself. I will begin today a journey to achieve vitality. To be strong and independent again. To laugh out loud, to persevere, to make myself a priority. I will take small steps but I will step. I will move myself out of this terrible rut.

And I will do it today.


Becoming a runner....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Once someone asked me if I was a runner. I looked at her like she had 35 heads and assured her that if someone was chasing me through a dark alley, I would certainly run but, no, I was not a runner. I would see those individuals with their reflective clothing running at 6am in the dark when I was driving to work in my car drinking my calorie-laden coffee beverage and I would think they were all nuts. Then, one day, I felt inspired so instead of just walking on the treadmill, I ran for all of 2 minutes. Much to my surprise, I kind of liked it! So now I am in a quest to become a runner. I'm starting slowly on my treadmill - I am sure I will not be ready to move to outdoor running until October or so but I am trying. I started by doing a 30 min set of 4 min walking followed by 1 min jogging and then repeat. That first set I ran for a grand total of 5 min and thought I would just die. Did that for a week. Each week I up the jogging interval time and decrease the walking time. I am now running for 11 minutes and walking for 19. I am confident that in no time at all I will need to purchase my own reflective vest so I can take my run outdoors which will be a whole new challenge ..... one I am anxiously awaiting....


After the flames subside....

Friday, July 13, 2012

... afterwards, there is the rest of life. Like a dividing line in the sand, the fire has become my before and my after. Before the fire, we were free, we were ignorant in a sense to the dangers around us. But since the fire, I am afraid in ways I was never afraid before. I check and double check my children before I go to bed at night. I check and recheck and send my husband to check the grill to make sure we turned it off. I wake in the night and listen for a sound, breathe deep looking for a smell, check my children and walk around my house one more time, just in case. I am afraid. It has been 6 years since the alarms went off at 3:45am, six years since I ran through the house to pull my children from what was literally, a burning building. Some say I should have healed by now. I say they have never known my reality.


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