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I think I am addicted to exercise!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I have to admit, I do love my current exercise program. I am doing Chalene Johnson's TurboFire. Like most programs, there is a rest day during the week. Each week I am finding it harder and harder to take that day off. Yesterday was the scheduled rest day for the week, and I just couldn't do it. it was like my day was incomplete without some form of exercise. ... so I pulled out a turbo Jam video (a lesser level of intensity) and did a 45 minute workout. Finally, I felt like I put the missing piece into the puzzle of my day.

I NEVER would have thought that I would NEED exercise for reasons other than that is what you are supposed to do when you are trying to lose weight.

Just had to share with people that may know where I am coming from. emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 10/16/2011 7:39PM

    I'm with you! I was sick last week and missed 2 workouts in a row. That was worse than being sick!

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MICHSTATE 10/16/2011 7:02PM

    I could not agree more!!!!!
I did TurboFire at my gym last year and we started ChaLEAN Extreme two weeks ago. I really like her programs and Jillian Michael's!!!!

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NALAYB 8/27/2011 1:53AM

    I totally agree with you. Plus, when I started with a streak of working out, on supposedly rest days I just do walking to continue my streak.

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MELODYSUE 8/25/2011 11:38PM

    I know the feeling. This morning I really just wanted to ignore my alarm, stay in bed, skip my spinning class, and go back to sleep. I just couldn't let myself do it. So I made myself get up and got dress and off to spinning I went. After I got home I was sooooo glad I didn't skip it. Like you said, I just feel like something is missing when I don't get that exercise in.

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HEALTHYONE2008 8/25/2011 11:03PM

    Good for you, wish that I could get that motivated. Keep it up.

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1 Year Runnerversary

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my first 5k. I ran the same race The New Milford Fire Department 5k. Last year I finished in 32+ minutes and was pretty proud that I ran about a 10 minute mile pace. Well this year, I ran it in 26:45. Shaved almost 6 minutes off my time. (not to mention beat my hubby!) I am so psyched!

I have been doing some HIIT training with Turbo FIre and I really think is what helped me to run so much faster. I did a 5k last week and finished just shy of 29 minutes.

Next week I am doing a mud run with my friends from HS. I am sooo pumped for it. We have costumes and everything. Our 20 year HS reunion this year and we are still friends and are all in the best shape of our lives, who would of thought. I will post pics and hopefully have some funny stories of the whole experience. emoticon


1st blog

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I have never done this before, but I figured I give it a try. I am trying to maintain my goal weight, which I am pretty sure is 115. I have lost over 45 lbs and people tell me I look so thin. And let me tell you, having gone from bulging out of a size 14 to sometimes a size 2 usually a 4, I should look thin. But to myself I really don't look as thin as I think I should. Does anyone else have this problem? I did not feel that I looked that bad 45lbs heavier, but I don't think I look as good as I should now. I guess it is good to have something to strive for right?

My other problem is self sabotage, which I am desperately trying to be aware of. It is like I see how much I can indulge and see what it does each week. If I don't gain too much, I sometimes unconsciously keep doing it. Like yesterday, I knew I ate things that I normally would not, popcorn and candy at the movies, then candy and icecream and cookies at home. The devil on my should was saying have something else and the angel was saying what are you doing? But the devil won, cuz I kept eating and feeling more and more crappy physically and emotionally. I am sure there are people who know where I am coming from...Why am I doing this?

The last thing on my mind is vacation in 30 days. 1st off, we are going away with a friend from HS whose been thin and active all her life. I want to feel comfortable in a bathing suit. So tomorrow I am starting Turbofire (beachbody product). I took my before pics today for some motivation. I will post them when I get after pics to go with them. So, what did I do tonight after having made this conscious decision...order chinese for diner, not a terrible choice, but I should have made something right here at home. I am determined to make better choices from here on out. I want to be a role model for my daughter. Teaching her about health and fitness, not dieting! I guess that is enough ranting for now. It is a bit cathartic.

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RSWIFE 6/13/2011 8:38AM

    This is a blog I could have written. I know exactly how you feel. I think since I struggled with weight issues all my life I can not ever feel comfortable with myself. I have lost nearly seventy pounds and when I look in the mirror I don't see skinny. The last time I was this weight I was in H.S. But my body certainly doesn't look like it did then. After kids and gravity. LOL. I have a 12 year old daughter and I know that I have not given her a good example to follow. Because I'm weight obsessed I see her worrying all the time. This is something that I wish I could change. Oh and guess what, I also had chinese for dinner last night, and I experienced the same guilt as you. But of course I didn't stop eating it.
We can do this! One day I hope food/diet will not control me any longer
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