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Weekly Log

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Here I will log my exercises for the week of Saturday Feb 6 until Sunday Feb 14 (ok its slightly more than a week....)

Saturday - 46min Run, Stretching, Wall pushups and Squats, 8.5 hours of sleep
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Sunday - 3+ hours cleaning the house, 2 hours with 7 girls doing crafts,
Sunday's Goal - 30min of Yoga - Did 60min including Wii Fit Yoga
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Monday - 9K run, 15+min Stretching
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Has a DEAD pedometer! So adjusting to life with no watch....

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Tuesday - 1.8km Walk, Strength Training
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Wednesday - 5km Walking, 4.7km Run, Stretching, 45min Skating
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Thursday- 1.2km Walking
Went to the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration with my family.... Over 2 hours of standing much of it with a 40lb kid in my arms. My legs were sore from Wednesday activities so gave them a break
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Friday- Exercise Bike
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Saturday - 46min Exercise Bike, Stretching, Situps and Squats,
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Sunday - 1 hours cleaning the house, 1.5 hour walk/run, Stretching
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emoticonIt was a great week - so I'll give myself a trophy!

  
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USARUNNERGIRL 2/10/2010 9:51AM

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WIFEALF 2/9/2010 9:03PM

    good job!

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POSEY440 2/8/2010 3:08PM

    You are doing great. Me I am bummed for the time I am feeling so destructive just want the scale to move and it will not and I have been so good I did not even cheat at the Super bowl party. They had a huge brownie tray and chips my weakness. But I did not and that scale is still not moving. I hate the voice in my head that wants me to feel like a failure at this. You seem to be doing great and I am proud of you. Nice to have you as a friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AREBMAN 2/8/2010 12:04PM

    Awesome job! Love the new background!

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KATELJM 2/7/2010 11:37PM

    Leah, I need to bask in your aura to reignite my exercise. (However, I was able to shovel snow for 3 hours throughout the day.)

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LINDA! 2/7/2010 8:54PM

    WOOHOO!!! Great job.

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KIDDER136 2/7/2010 8:02PM

    You can do it... Keep up the great job Leah...

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I will get back on track!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The last few weeks -- since Christmas I have been struggling.... to stay motivated, to eat healthy and keep going.... I know I can do it, I do enjoy exercise but have been sidetracked by a slight overuse injury, sick kids and fatigue... I know I've done well hitting some major milestones since Christmas, but I need to keep going, I need to keep healthy and keep exercising. I think the January Bootcamp Challenge was great, but I think it may have been too much with the strength training and my usual 1+ hour of cardio 5x a week... So time to come up with a much more workable plan.

To many it may not seem that I have been off track, but I feel like I have! And that is what counts. Time to stop this before any weight comes back....

To regroup, this week I took this week easy.

emoticonI only walked, no running... but I have logged 35.1km which meets my goal for the week! I didn't do any strength training either.
emoticonI headed to bed early. And I will again tonight.
emoticonI watched what I ate. And was within my calories all week, but sometimes over or under on protein, carbs or fat. But averaged over the week I did fine.
emoticonI bought a pair of skinny boot cut jeans, size 9 for $10!!! Not only another pair of pants that fit, but at that price it doesn't matter if they don't fit in 2 months!


What am I doing starting tomorrow?

emoticonI will continue to eat healthy. And work on getting my protein in range (I have less problems with fats & carbs)
emoticonI will start running again this week. I am going to map out a "flat" route near the school to get in my runs. And if its wet, so I drive the kids to school, I will probably drive either to the lake trail, or out to the farm and run the dikes. I will run a minimum of 3 times a week, with other cardio if I can't get in my runs for a total of 5 days of cardio. No running for me coming up on Friday as the kids are off school.
I have an 8K run in 4 weeks and my goal is to RUN the 8K in under 56minutes.
emoticonI will start back with my strength training. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
emoticonI will add yoga back in on Sundays

I can do this, I can get back on track. Goal weight -- hear I come!

And to get myself motivated I'm setting a reward! Next weekend is Valentine's Day and a friend of mine and her son are coming over to see an Olympic event -- they have offered to watch the kids on Valentine's Day so I can head out for dinner with my husband! So I am going to get myself a nice dress or skirt!


  
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DESIGNED4MORE 2/7/2010 1:45PM

    You are planning it like a pro! This is inspiring to those of us who are still building momentum on the Spark program.

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POSEY440 2/6/2010 5:13PM

    WOW this all sounds good to me. You are doing great do not be too hard on yourself. I think we all just get tired of it all. But we do not let it take over and control us, we do what needs to be done to stay healthy. Careful you do not hurt or overdue it. I bet you are looking forward to getting the new dress? I wish I was in a size 9. Someday I will be back there again. Right now I want the size 14 which should be coming next. Have a great week end. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TBANMAN 2/6/2010 11:28AM

    Great goals, and good job recognizing your limitations. So often we fail because we figure if we can't be perfect, we may as well not even try. Good luck!

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LAURAKOHORST 2/6/2010 11:11AM

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You are my inspiration to keep going. Don't give up because you are worth every ounce of effort put into your health. Hope you enjoy the date with your dh. Have a wonderful weekend.

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IXCHEL23 2/6/2010 10:12AM

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Great plan!! I'm also struggling to get back on track too and taking baby steps to get back.

emoticon on the great deal you got with the jeans and size!!

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46SHADOW 2/6/2010 9:28AM

    Sounds like a great plan. i think its great how you took your week to regroup and now your back at it. emoticon

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JLK7TIGER 2/6/2010 8:52AM

    Leah - Great plan. You can do this and all your friends are here to support and motivate you. emoticon

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ELCIA_S 2/6/2010 8:33AM

    really great plant! emoticon

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QUADCMOM 2/6/2010 8:08AM

    You have a great plan. Half the battle is not losing sight of what your plan is. Keep on working at it.

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DWROBERGE 2/6/2010 1:32AM

    We all go throught the similar circumstances and we learn how to cope and overcome issues. Keep focused and you will succeed.

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RUBYTOOSHOES 2/6/2010 1:20AM

    You're right...YOU CAN DO IT!! I've been in the same place you were. I'm great at exercise, but it seems like I can't control my appetite lately. If, I'm not on a very strict regime, I have a hard time dieting.

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Still trying to stay motivated

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My headache is gone, but still not 100%. I got a good sleep last night.

I did go for two walks today with my 4yo... one to school and back and another at a park with a friend. Its a beautiful day and great to enjoy this mild winter day.

I am still working hard to eating well and drinking my water. Its one day at a time....

  
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46SHADOW 2/5/2010 9:49PM

    Hope you feel better soon. One day at a time. One step after another. Good luck.

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/5/2010 9:39PM

    Feel Better. One day at a time is a good plan...

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/5/2010 8:47PM

    I hope you get to feeling better. Headaches are terrible.

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WIFEALF 2/5/2010 4:45PM

    Good job sweetie feel better!!!

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SPARKLOVE 2/5/2010 2:33PM

    emoticon Keep moving forward.

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ROUSEHEAVY 2/5/2010 10:19AM

    we r soo proud of u. keep up the good work. switch it up!!

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AREBMAN 2/5/2010 9:18AM

    Hope you feel better today! emoticon

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HEATHER1969 2/5/2010 9:09AM

    Slow and Steady wins the race emoticon

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PIGLIIIT 2/4/2010 4:46PM

  Keep it up and good luck!

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Strategies to stay motivated

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I am trying to stay motivated. I have a headache again - it started yesterday after a poor sleep the previous night due to an early morning and bad dreams. Last night I fell asleep on the couch but didn't sleep well due to dreams.... So although I slept for nearly 8 hours, I think a good quality 6 hour sleep would have felt better.

So what am I doing?

-- Eating Healthy, this is hard because I want to snack... No grocery shopping for me today as I would buy all the wrong foods. I don't really have any bad foods in the house, so that helps...
-- Got out for a morning walk with friends, didn't run but the walk felt great
-- Walked the kids to & from school, the fresh air felt great
-- I'd try and catch a nap today, but the kids have early dismissal again-- Early dismissal should be banned! It interrupts my day!

Further solutions
- I will get out for another walk.
- I will eat a healthy dinner.
- I will get to bed early tonight.

And tomorrow will be a better day!



  
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ISUPATTY 2/11/2010 8:39AM

    I am just starting my plan and reading your blogs and studying your goals; they have been a big help to me. I haven't set goals and now I see how important they can be. Thank you so much.

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WIFEALF 2/5/2010 4:46PM

    great plan,good luck!

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KIDDER136 2/4/2010 2:38PM

    well, hope today was better for you. i hate those sleepless nights. hope your headache is gone and great job writing a plan.

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POSEY440 2/4/2010 12:27PM

    mak sure you drink enough water could cause headaches plus I get them when I do ot eat enough. Hope you are better I like your pep talk cool, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATELJM 2/3/2010 10:07PM

    L, I've had headaches, too, the past couple of days. Are you sure we live on opposite sides of the continent?

Way to plan!

I'm doing better planning my eating at work than on the weekend, which is a switch. I can't wait until I can revel in my exercise like last fall.

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46SHADOW 2/3/2010 6:55PM

    What a good way to deal with fatigue. It can be a downer.

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PAGONA 2/3/2010 6:51PM

    your plan sound great. just stick to it and you will do great :)

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JLK7TIGER 2/3/2010 5:24PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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THORNTONSTEPH 2/3/2010 4:52PM

    Thanks for sharing your struggles and the positive...I Can, I will. It does help me to plan ahead so that I do not impluse eat, shop etc.
This blog really has been an encouragement to me!
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Highland Dance

Monday, February 01, 2010

For the past few weeks I have been busy making my older daughter's dance outfit.... She is moving up to Beginner for Highland Dancing and needs an additional costume now. Given the smile on her face - I think she likes it!




If you are interested in seeing more photos of the items, my sewing blog is l3designs.blogspot.com

  
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ABIGAILSING 2/2/2010 8:35PM

    Very good, Leah. You are gifted. I enjoyed looking at your items on your sewing blog. emoticon

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POSEY440 2/2/2010 1:51PM

    I went to your blogspot, I have one too you can see mine is same name posey440. You can really sew. I ust to do a lot I have to share with you my sisters blog you may like checking it out her and her hubby do tons of crafts. It is called /www.stufftocraft.com some really cute stuff my sisters pictures is on it. It is just nice for crafts for the ids to do sometimes and they do a lot of recycled goods. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 2/2/2010 12:28PM

    What a beautiful dress, you are a very accomplished seamstress. We love the highland dancing. My husband and I go every year to the Highland Games in central PA and just have the best time...my mother was from Ireland, and his Grandparents were from Scotland...so it's in our blood.

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ROUSEHEAVY 2/2/2010 10:03AM

    aaawwww!!! too cute!!!! yup, it may take days to get her out of that dress!! lol!! good job!

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LDBROOME 2/1/2010 11:50PM

    The outfit is beautiful. You are talented and creative!

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SUPREME5 2/1/2010 9:15PM

    CUTIE IN HER MOTHERMADE DRESS YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW YOU MADE IT ARE YOU TELLING

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