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Food Log, March 4th

Friday, March 04, 2011

I'm not quite to the point where I want to resume tracking my food in SP's tracker, but I do want to keep tabs on it every day, list-style. So this is for my own benefit. Not a particularly interesting blog.

Breakfast - Coffee with 1/2 + 1/2 and sugar, 1 cup Cabot light Greek style vanilla yogurt w/ 1/3 cup of granola

Lunch - 2 servings of baby carrots w/ roasted red pepper hummus, 1 cup of black grapes

Snack - 2 oz Stacy's pita chips

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STAROFD00M 3/6/2011 10:49PM

    I don't use the SP food tracker, either. I kind of do what you're doing, sometimes as a checkup I'll start writing down what I"m eating in my blog, especially when I feel myself giving into temptation and cravings....hum, maybe I'll do that this week!

PS- your food sounded really yummy!!

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YOADDICTION101 3/5/2011 4:57PM

    you know as long as your keeping track of what your eat your doing awesome. It doesn't matter if it is in the food tracker or in a journal you keep. The important part is your writing down what you eat.

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AMALIA8 3/5/2011 8:20AM

    Sounds like you're off to a good start. I know that sometimes using the tracker can be annoying so I think this is a good compromise. Maybe occasionally you should put your food into the tracker just to see how many calories and stuff you're getting because you don't want to be getting less than 1200 right? Keep up the awesome work!

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Update - Couch to 5k - Week 1, Day 1

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

In summary, it was AWESOME!
In detail, it felt so amazing to be exercising again. Really exercising. Week 1, Day 1 wasn't a huge challenge for me, but it still was work. It still got me sweating (a little - think lady sweat) and glowing.

Here's what the road/weather ended up looking like at about 5:30.

Good things about the run:
-It turns out that the week 1 podcast takes me to the end of our road (at my current pace). This means I can run the first half, and have a good place to turn around.
-There was almost no traffic (no one to watch me huffing and puffing).
-The snow had stopped (see previous blog). The road was still icy and slushy, but I didn't have to contend with snow in my eyes/face.
-My mp3 player is awesome.
-I had on just the right amount of clothes to feel warm but not too warm. Small thing, I know, but this is Maine, and it can be tricky in March.

Things to work on:
-I had some weird cramping going on just beneath my ribcage. I think it's related to my abdominal muscles having recently been strained by pregnancy, but we shall see.
-I missed half of one of the 60 second runs because I kept waiting for the guy to say "go" and he never did. But I know I easily could have run the additional 15/20 seconds that I missed, so no biggie.
-I need more daylight! I ended up running half the run in the dark, and it felt a little risky with the roads being as slippery as they were. Fortunately, nature is on my side with this one.

So that's it! I'm so happy to be back at it, and I'm looking forward to the rest of Couch to 5k.
Here's a picture of me just in from my run.


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YOADDICTION101 3/3/2011 3:10PM

    Way to go. Hope you can schedule it to have more daylight next time emoticon

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MAGPIE17 3/3/2011 10:37AM


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KATJAMN 3/3/2011 10:24AM

    good for you!!! It is cold but that sure is a pretty picture of the snow and the trees

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CASILAYNE 3/3/2011 9:56AM

    That's GREAT!! Proud of you!! I seriously need to get my ipod out and use your suggestions of the podcast and some great music to distract me. That is seriously one of those things where I think, "C'mon! Why didn't I think to do that??" lol. emoticon

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AMALIA8 3/3/2011 7:24AM

    You did awesome! Congratulations for being back at it and for doing half of it in the cold and dark! WOO HOO!

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/3/2011 12:16AM

    You are awesome! Dark and cold are my two least favorite conditions but you rocked it!

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2MILESADAY 3/2/2011 9:13PM

    YAY! Nice work. It's fun to cheer you on till I get the green light for real workouts. Nice work and looks like the positives out weighed the negatives! Nice work..WOOHOOO

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I'm supposed to run in this!??!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Today is my first day of Couch to 5k. So what's up weather? You said sunny and 40. This is not sunny. Or 40.
The sound quality is kinda weird, so you'll have to turn it up to hear the commentary. Suffice it to say, I wanted to cancel my run, but then I went to the window to take a picture of the whiteout, and a runner went by. He looked pretty badass and snow-covered.

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LISSOME 3/3/2011 8:57PM

    I did!
The snow stopped just before I went out, so I had very messy roads to contend with, but no snow in my face.
It was awesome :)

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DEBIGENE 3/3/2011 7:53PM

    well ????? did you really ?????

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SNOWANGELDIVA 3/3/2011 12:35AM

    You brave lady! emoticon

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CARADAWN 3/2/2011 10:58PM

    You are crazy! I don't run in anything that even looks remotely this cold :)

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HOT4FITNESS 3/2/2011 8:48PM

    Wow! I am impressed you ran in that . In weather like that I goto the indooor track at the gym.

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RAINTHIEF 3/2/2011 7:56PM

    That looks like so much fun! Invigorating!

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    wow you are so dedicated!!!

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TIGERJANE 3/2/2011 6:03PM

    did you really run in that?!?

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DDHEART 3/2/2011 5:25PM

    Drat! when someone goes by you can't hardly wimp out now can you! Same kind of weather here in Northern WI and I did wimp out a couple of times but can proudly say that this is the first winter that I ran all winter long and usually...once I got out there I was glad I did...of course I always told myself if it wasn't safe to do the whole long run on a given day I would modify and there were a few times I moved my schedule so I could do the long run on a slightly better weather day. Hope you are glad you did it!

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IPINTADO 3/2/2011 5:09PM

    Hope the run went well! emoticon

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B2W #4 (2/28-3/3)

Monday, February 28, 2011


I have succeeded in building up my desire to exercise full-tilt once I'm cleared at my postpartum appointment (tomorrow morning!). I've built up my confidence, slowly taking on strength and cardio exercises at home that are easy on my recovering body (planks, short burst of crunches, modified push ups, jogging in place, dancing). I've eaten well, taken my vitamins, guzzled my water, and I've actually gotten outside for a walk with both boys! I've been healing myself from illness by treating myself well, and I'm rewarding myself with a new mp3 player tomorrow to put some ROAR in my March.

emoticonB2W MISSION 4 emoticon

Report in for February 25-27:

I worked on my core this weekend, pretty much just doing crunches whenever I could fit them in. I've noticed that I can see my abdominals again. Nifty, eh? And though they're hidden under a layer of softness, there isn't far to go.
I danced for cardio. Flogging Molly makes for interesting workout music, and a 40 pound 2 1/2 year old is great weight for strength training.
Last night I took a long bath to relax and read my mother's latest issue of Martha Stewart Living. Now I have a strange desire to grow ferns?

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Continue working on the part of your body that you started with this weekend!

For those of you who chose CORE/ABDOMINALS to work on this week... look up a new workout to try on 2-3 of the next 4 days. That would add up to about 45-75 minutes in 4 days. On Friday, I will ask you to report in on how many minutes you spent working on your CORE.

BONUS: To mix it up- try adding different kinds of core strengthening moves- such as twists- or attempt a Pilates DVD that focuses on your core muscles.

*I have a great new Pilates DVD that I'll be using a couple of days this week.*

CHALLENGE BONUS: Try a new fun healthy recipe this week on a day that you had a killer workout. Post a pic (if you can- totally optional) of both proof of your workout AND the delicious healthy meal you made yourself for a full circle of sexiness.


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TIGERJANE 2/28/2011 3:42PM

    Hope your doctor appointment goes well and you're cleared to kick all the booty you want! That new mp3 player will certainly help :)

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B2W (2/25-2/27)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

emoticonB2W MISSION THREE emoticon


emoticonSince Monday, how many days did you manage to squeeze in a workout? 0 Approximately How much time did you spend working out since Monday morning? 0 minutes
What kind of activity did you spend most of those minutes doing? n/a
What moment were you MOST proud of? Did you have a chance to post proof of it? I was proud of myself every minute of this week. It's been a very tough week. The whole family was and is sick. Breathing complications for the newborn. No sleep for either parent. I'm just glad I survived to fight another week!

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emoticonChoose ONE area to workout this weekend that is NOT the one you worked out last weekend. Choose from UPPER BODY, LOWER BODY or CORE. If you want to do a total body workout this weekend, that's cool- but try to put emphasis on one of those three. Do TWO workouts this weekend for this - this should only take you 45 minutes to two hours total for the whole weekend.

*Since it's already Sunday, I'm going to just take the time tonight to do one solid core workout. Lots of crunches. Lots of quiet, focused exercise. Gonna get right on it.*

emoticonIf you are due for a rest day- make it a rest day that counts! Use your rest day to relax, get organized and center your motivation and determination. Spend time reading a fitness magazine, practicing cooking new dishes, washing all your workout wear or if you want to workout anyway- then ENJOY IT!

*I've really been trying to "rest" all this week, but I am planning to take a luxurious bath this evening and read my new issue of Eating Well magazine. That sounds lovely.*

emoticonTry to get in AT LEAST 30 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of stretching this weekend!

*I'm also going to attempt to get in a walk/jog for 30 minutes this evening while my husband and kids are at my parent's house. Gotta find ways to get active whenever I can...*


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TIGERJANE 2/27/2011 4:24PM

    A bath sounds like a great idea. Enjoy your "me" time!

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_TRIXIE_ 2/27/2011 3:47PM

    Aw, sorry to hear you were fighting the sick bugs last week. I hope this new week is better and you can get caught up on your sleep!

Taking a relaxing bath is a great way to close out the weekend. I hope you enjoy it all. You're under strict orders to not get out until all your fingers are prunes!!

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