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Day 8 of 100 Day Challenge: Pain, shmain...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yes, I just posted a picture of a sock. Would you think anything as simple as a sock could cause terrible pain? Well, it has for me.

You see, I was putting on my sock yesterday afternoon and pulled a muscle in my back! How does this happen? I guess I was probably in a weird position as I stood and tried putting on my sock because when you're heavy, this stuff is like performing magic tricks. This trick failed and caused my back to tweak right around my right hip area.

I'm sure my hubby thought it was pretty neat to have to help me get undressed last night and help me get dressed today, but let me tell you - it's darn embarrassing for me.

When I had to pull myself out of bed this morning, after a very restless night I might add, I realized I wouldn't be able to continue my 100 Day Challenge today. I knew I was going to have to reset back at Day 1. But then I realized something else, it hurts to get up and it hurts to get down, but walking is doable. Not fast walking of course and only on flat surfaces, so I decided to give my treadmill a whirl. 10 minutes, that's all I need to do. So I got on, which hurt but walking was ok. I got to 10 minutes but I was so close to half a mile, I kept going. At half a mile, I decided to keep pushing. It was hurting less as I started to sweat, so I just kept going until I got to a mile. I did it! The pain isn't going to get me down. No how, no way. I'm better than that, I deserve this.

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MESAMA 6/27/2012 9:12PM

    We are two of a kind babe. Down but not out! I cant believe we both had injuries that threatened to stop us on the same day but we both found ways to push through. See your sheer awesomeness is wearing off on me and I could not be more thankful! Just 92 more days to go... We are in this together and I'm so stinking proud of you, as always!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 6/27/2012 7:23PM

    Way to stay motivated! emoticon

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SHRINK_U 6/27/2012 4:28PM

    SOCK-IT-TO-ME!!!! So sorry about the pain.. but SOOO proud of you!!

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PACKERLOVER09 6/27/2012 4:05PM

    You go girl! :) Are you beating the heat! It is going to 101 temp and 108 heat index today! Ugh! It is too hot for this girl!

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KNITTINGNAN 6/27/2012 3:49PM

  The sock picture grabbed my attention, but how painful for you! I don't know if I would suggest pushing yourself that hard after pulling a muscle or worse. One of my friends dislocated her back when she sneezed. Rehabilitation took some time. Take it easy and consult a doctor if the pain persists, preventing you from functioning normally.

When I tangled with a sock I ripped a hole it as I pulled it up my foot. Now I buy more expensive socks, rather than those cheap Wal-Mart ones.

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KMMR87 6/27/2012 3:45PM

    You go, girl!! Congratulations!

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Sometimes all you can do is laugh..

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes it feels life everything is against you and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. So just enjoy the ride and do your best.

Laugh often...

Let go...

Worry less...

Find your happy place...

Have I ever mentioned I'm a Gemini?

Get on with it!

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SHRINK_U 6/26/2012 7:55PM

    true :)

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_CYNDY55_ 6/26/2012 6:54PM

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Day 6 and 7 of 100 Day Challenge: So far...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I know I said in a previous blog that my lack of blogging means lack of exercise, but that isn't the case this time. My lack of blogging was because I'm a klutz and spilled water on my laptop. I left if off for a day to be sure it was nice and dry. It's all good.

Yesterday I walked a mile on the treadmill, slow and steady because I still hurt.

This morning I managed half a mile.

I don't know if it's PMS or what, but I'm really struggling. I'm feeling alone and like I just can't do this. I look at how far I have to go and it just seems impossible. I'm not giving up but it's taking every ounce of willpower to keep going. I hurt and I'm tired and my mind is just not in it right now.

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IAMFRANSGIRL 6/26/2012 2:52PM

    Little baby steps take you the furthest. Just a little something everyday. You don't have to do it all at once and it's not a race. It won't be easy everyday, but you're so worth hanging in there . You CAN do it! You're not alone even though right now you may feel like it.

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SHRINK_U 6/26/2012 1:10PM

    I hear ya, girl! I am sitting here reading blogs trying to get the motivation to go get my exercise done. Let's keep fighting!

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MESAMA 6/26/2012 1:08PM

    Girl! You are NOT alone!!! We are doing this together remember!?! I know we don't have the videos to guide us anymore and yes that makes it hard but you still have my hand to hold through this. I am screaming your praises and cheering you on every step of the way. Nobody said you had to run a marathon every day... Just 10 minutes. That is what we committed to right? We both can do 10 minutes and if you can't do it a day, I will reset my streak with you. When I said I am doing this WITH you, I meant it. It isn't easy... I totally understand the hurt, tired and mind set. We can do this darlin, we can defeat the I can't within us.
I hope you don't feel like I am pushing you too much. I'm not, if you have to take a break I understand. But I also want you to keep going because some days it's hard to remember how good it feels.
I'm glad your laptop is okay and never forget, you are not alone in this. I'm so stinkin proud of you.... that's our motto. To be stinkin proud, right? :)
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Day 5 of 100 Day Challenge: Accepting me

Sunday, June 24, 2012

That's what I'm dealing with today. It seems some kind of stomach bug has found it's way to me. Lovely! Plus my knee is a little sore, a result of my pushing myself on the treadmill no doubt. But is that going to get me down? Is that going to stop me? Hell no. It means, I won't push myself quite so hard, but I'm not giving in to a little illness/pain. No way.

So it took me 12.10 to go half a mile. That's okay! I went half a mile more than I would have 6 months ago! 6 month ago, I would have laid on the couch and done nothing because "I'm sick" and "I hurt" but times have changed, Love. I'm not that girl anymore.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 6/25/2012 9:48AM


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MELLIEH0212 6/24/2012 9:08PM

    wow.. great job getting up and moving when sick and hurting! Great determination! Feel better... emoticon get rest

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PACKERLOVER09 6/24/2012 1:39PM

    You are awesome :) day 4 I am struggling with depression and feeling alone :( not sure what to do :)

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SHRINK_U 6/24/2012 12:51PM

    So proud of you!!

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MESAMA 6/24/2012 12:06PM

    First of all... I LOVE that you aren't that girl anymore.
Second of all... I am so PROUD of you that even not feeling well you did something for you and your goal.
Third... You my dear are amazing.
Fourth.... I'm stealing all your pics.
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Day 4 of 100 Day Challenge: My purpose?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I am pooped! Really pooped! I didn't get a chance to workout this morning so just got done a few minutes ago. After yesterday's workout and how good it felt to sweat my butt off, I decided to go for it again. I pushed myself even harder. I wanted to beat my time for a mile. I got my treadmill up to 3mph and held it steady. I was dripping by 5 minutes...lol. I'm such a wuss and SO out of shape. I tried jogging at 4.something but my treadmill did not like that. I saw in the reviews when buying it that people complained about it being noisy when running but figured "eh, I'm not running, that's fine" But you know, I got thinking and I want to run someday. Well, maybe not run, but at least jog. At first I thought I'd start after losing more weight, but you know what? Fat girls can run too.

My plan is to push myself a bit further each day. I want to start my mile at 3mph and stay there (or faster) the entire mile. Once it gets easier, I will up my speed. And I want to speed up in intervals.

Today I did my mile in 20.41, a few seconds faster than yesterday.

Day 4/100 of consistent working out. Woohoo! And 3.5/100 miles...lol.

Yep, I posted this pic yesterday too. Everyone wants a purpose. I know I'm a mom and a wife and all that, but what do I give to the world? How do I leave my mark? I just want to do something and feel useful. Part of me wants to do nothing but stay home and be available to my kids and husband. I love being home. Can't make money that way though. And I do miss helping others. I'm looking into Occupational Therapy Assistant training. It's a 2 year program and I have already taken some of the courses when I went for nursing. The problem is that the only college offering classes is almost 2 hours away. And my mind is not 100% set anymore. I guess it will come to me when the time is right. No sense stressing over it, I suppose.

And well, I just saw this pic as I was searching random quotes and things and it's too good not to share....


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SHRINK_U 6/24/2012 4:05AM

    Way to go on that mile.. I know you are gonna keep this streak going!

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MESAMA 6/23/2012 11:43PM

    Channing Tatum.... emoticon emoticon
Yay for day #4, we can do this! Rest up good tonight and please, please, please don't over do it.

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JAMBABY0 6/23/2012 10:59PM

    Love these thanx for sharing!

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