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Figured out - but there is work to do

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I still have so much to figure out. I can do Supreme 90 - but I also have P90x, Turbo Fire, Rev Abs, and a variety of other workout DVDs. Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Stott Pilates, etc.

I know I must create a plan I can actually stick with....maybe this thanksgiving holiday weekend I will have that opportunity.

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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/26/2014 11:13AM


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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 3:19PM

    Good luck!

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RUNNING-LIFE 11/25/2014 9:36AM

    emoticon There will always be obstacles to climb over, th goal is to find a plan YOU can live with and grow on. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/25/2014 8:04AM

  Never, never, never give up!

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EVILCECIL 11/25/2014 7:59AM

  Good luck! emoticon

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So I think I have it figured out

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My plan is not about losing weight. Down to my goal, but yeah another pound wouldn't kill me - now my goal is to build lean muscle and reduce body fat. I understand the only way to do this is to lift and eat super clean. I will eat as clean as possible with my life style - I don't like to cook - so..........

I am looking at all my programs for muscle building at this time. Plan is being worked on as I type.

Have a great day - hope you all are staying warm as it is 34 here in Florida where I live.....

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 4:43PM

    Good luck!!!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/19/2014 2:00PM

    34 in Florida? BRRR! I don't suppose you have a good supply of warm winter clothing! I hope you warm up soon!

How did you get down to your goal weight? I remember you were pretty frustrated for awhile and I would love to know what changes you made to get your weight back down?

Great job Mary! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 11/19/2014 12:23PM

    OMG! 34 degrees in FL! Yikes!

Congratulations at being at your goal weight and maintaining. I certainly would love to hear all about your strength training plan..

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/19/2014 8:34AM

    You can do it! 34 in Florida? Oh no, I'm headed that way next week.

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JAROL7 11/19/2014 8:08AM

    Work your plan.

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What's a girl to do

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am so distracted - I can't seem to focus on getting my plan in focus. I know I need to add strength training, thinking of adding Supreme 90 back in again and some yoga and stretching and flexibility. I just look at all I should do and get overwhelmed and then do nothing. Decluttering the house and simplifying my life are still on my list of things to do. But exercise and work seem to get in the way.

I know 10-15 minutes a day of decluttering would get me well on my way, but being overwhelmed just makes it look like nothing would get done.

Thanks for listening to me whine emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/18/2014 8:46PM

    LOL, I am in the same cluttered boat Mary! And I don't know where to start so I just don't. Tomorrow my goal is to clean out the fridge and declutter in my computer room and in my library for 30 minutes each.

So glad to know I'm not alone! Good job keeping up with your exercise...really its more important in the long run to have a healthy fit body than a spotless house!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 2:21PM

    Set a timer. That will be an audible cue that your time to do whatever has ended. Then you can assess your progress and either go for another length of time or move on. Yes, being overwhelmed leads to paralysis, but the NOTHING gets done.

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Oh my

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reality is REAL. I did get 9.75 miles in this weekend and it felt good consider less than 1 week ago I ran a half.

I am in need to get back to the lifting/stretch/yoga.

Working on a challenge group at work. I would like to definitely lose the fat and replace with muscle. I know that comes from clean eating and lifting.

So my goal this week is to figure out a workable schedule to get me there. Next week being Thanksgiving will bring me to a 5K Thanksgiving morning followed by a half marathon on Sunday.

More on my plan and reporting to you all later.

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    I know you can do it!

Have Fun!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2014 2:36PM

    Best wishes. You can do it.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/17/2014 11:31AM

    Sounds like you're on the right track!

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MONTREALESTMOI 11/17/2014 9:15AM

    Good luck with your goals!

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I am alive and kicking - honestly

Friday, November 14, 2014

To any of my Sparkfriends still here - I apologize for being AWOL.

I am running and racing again, even if it is only against myself.

Life is continuing and is very very busy.

Need to get back to doing more than just running again. More on this - sometime this weekend.

Have a great day.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/17/2014 11:30AM

    Good to hear from you and glad all is well!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/14/2014 10:21PM

    Wow, good to hear from you! I've been missing you lots. Can't wait to hear what you have been up to! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 11/14/2014 11:49AM

    yaaaaaaaaaaay! I've emoticon Sparkie!!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/14/2014 10:11AM

    emoticon on the running and racing. I've been MIA too, life gets in the way. Glad you stopped in for a quick update.

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