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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ugh. I am so bad at being consistant with Spark lately... But I'm still here and I'm still working towards my goals! I am not doing great with my weight loss. So let's start from where things left off in my blog at the end of February....

We had an AWESOME time in Vegas! So great that we came home and planned our next trip within a week. We will be there in just over 2 months for my birthday. On the down side, I didn't really lose any weight for the last trip. We did not get any pool time in because it wouldn't have been warm enough until afternoon and we were too busy by then. So I did not get to wear my new bikini, though I wouldn't have felt comfortable in it anyway.

Since getting back I've been trying to get on track to lose the weight for the NEXT trip... I at least want to lose enough that my thighs don't chafe while we are doing all of that walking. I would love to be around 145 or lower, but seeing as how I am hanging around 155-157, that is a tough feat in 2 months.

I am not consistant in my workouts... I still end up sleeping in most mornings that I should be getting up with the hubs at 4:45. I did manage to get up today and run a mile on the treadmill... not much but something. My newest workout has been on the treadmill at a 5% incline, trying to better my time each run. Before I am able to do that, I need to consistantly do the same distance! I think I will aim for at least 2, and up to 4 if I'm feeling great. I did 4 miles on my first run, still at the 5% incline, but averaged a 15min mile. I've gotten much better times, but for shorter distances. I just need to keep pushing. Today was a 12min mile, but only 1 mile. Now I need to be able to hold that for 2-3 miles!

Anyway... workouts are my biggest struggle right now and I need to FINALLY (after a full year of saying I'll do it) figure out a schedule that I can stick with. I know I'm not happy, but for whatever reason, sleep always seems to take priority... Any body know of a magical pill to allow me to wake up ready to run??? emoticon

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IRP1114 5/21/2014 11:44AM

    Hi : )! Glad to see you still around.

Missed seeing you at the 12k! We couldn't find you : (! Hope you had a good time.

What about trying to go to bed earlier? And you could try setting out your workout clothes at night too : ) emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 5/15/2014 5:03PM

    Hey lady good to "see" you! emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 5/14/2014 7:58PM

    Anyone who has the discipline to run on a treadmill has the discipline to get up early enough to run. Methinks, anyway - but that's because I dread the hamster wheel.

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Impromptu Rest Day

Friday, February 28, 2014

Well, yesterday turned into an unplanned rest day for me. For several reasons. First, I developed a knot in my back when I was working out on Wednesday. It is PAINFUL. I got my kettlebell in the mail and it hurt to even pick it up. So between that and my father in law wanting to take us to dinner, I decided to take a rest day.

I overate and overdrank at dinner last night... But still consumed less food than I normally would. The scale didn't move this morning, so I'll take that as a good sign. But I had a great time and I think I needed the break for my mental state.

The sun is out here today... and they are calling for it to be about 60 degrees!!! So, I am going to hit the exercise trail for my 4 mile run, get back home and eat lunch and shower, then I lucked out and got an appointment with my massage therapist this afternoon to fix my back.

As it turns out, the hubs does have to work tomorrow so I will be doing a killer workout tomorrow too. I will do my first ever kettlebell workout and then I will probably get a few miles in on the treadmill. Despite the great weather today they are calling for freezing temps and possible snow this weekend, so I plan on just staying indoors.

Sunday I have to work a few hours, then I will go home and get a workout in and get ready for next week..........

What are your plans this weekend? Are you lucky enough to get out in the sun for a workout?

Have a great weekend!

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POSITIVE41 3/1/2014 6:26AM

    Sorry about your back. Definitely take advantage of the nice weather day for your run!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/28/2014 2:55PM

    hopefully your back stops hurting soon! so glad you were able to enjoy your rest day though with yummy food and drink! afterall life is about ENJOYING yourself! have a wonderful weekend!

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ARUNNINGKAT 2/28/2014 1:45PM

    Yes! I have finally been getting in some runs outside this week! It is so nice! Your planned afternoon run sounds like a great plan! I look forward to hearing how the kettlebell workouts go. I have been intrigued by them for awhile now, but keep stopping just short of buying them.

Have a awesome weekend!

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HILLSLUG98239 2/28/2014 1:27PM

    The high for tomorrow is predicted to be 28F. We're hoping to get some yard work done, but I doubt we'll be able to do much. I suspect we'll be staying indoors, too.

I bought myself a pair of Skins compression tights. I got them at a steep discount, but they're so wonderful I'd be tempted to pay retail for them. (Trust me, coming from me, that is HIGH praise!) I ran in them yesterday morning. If it does get up to near freezing, I may go out for a run this weekend.

On the other hand, there's something comforting about staying in with the Hubs and playing Call of Duty on the Wii. I'm deadly with a sniper rifle, and he can handle an AA gun in a way I can only dream of. We complement each other nicely.

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I JUST WANNA BE FAT.............

Thursday, February 27, 2014

(now re-read the subject line in an obnoxiously whiney voice)

That is what I said to my husband last night. Let's start with some backgroud.... Last year I went to my doc and asked her to change my birth control prescription to make me only have 4 cycles a year. I was getting so tired every month and skipping workouts. I didn't want that anymore. So, here I am... not having to deal with it every month, but for the first time in my life having to deal with cramps every 3 months. They aren't terrible, but they are bad enough to make me wince sometimes.

Fastforward to last night. I get home from work at about 7pm, hubs is laying on the couch and I sit down next to him and tell him "all I want to do is curl up with a heating pad and a pint of ice cream.... I JUST WANNA BE FAT............" emoticon

So, what did I do? I got on the treadmill for an hour. It sucked, I moaned in pain a time or 2 because the cramps were getting me. But I did it. Stupid cramps were not going to keep me from being successful this week. 3 days down... 2 to go!

And I just ordered a new bikini for our trip (23 days away!)... So I really hope that I look okay in it. I hope it fits!

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ELIZABETH5268 2/28/2014 10:56AM

    Ordering a bikini is some good motivations! GOod for you for turning your moment into something good

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SDLEE514 2/28/2014 10:47AM

    haha yup, happens every dang time. Just want chocolate and to be fat lol. good for you for moving through it!

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FITMAMA_ 2/28/2014 8:44AM

    Yah it sucks, but at least you did it anyway! Congrats!

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CANES4EVER63 2/28/2014 1:56AM

    Congrats on jumping on the treadmill and enduring through it!

We all have those "screw life" moments where all we want to do is eat. The juggle is to only give into them every once in a while! And then recover without feeling regret. That's the hard part. But I'm dealing with it right now!

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HILLSLUG98239 2/27/2014 6:50PM

    How's your IT band? Did you try icing it? (I think that will help more than anything else.)

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HILLSLUG98239 2/27/2014 6:49PM

    Good for you - keep pushing through. And I can relate - there are times I tell myself I'm okay with being fat if it means I can have another piece of pizza. Of course, then the inner coach gets MEAN.

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POISONGIRL999 2/27/2014 4:57PM

    Good for you !! You tell that body what you will and will not do.

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MENNOLY 2/27/2014 3:22PM

    emoticon I am sorry about the cramps. Hopefully they will not be as bad next time. Good luck on the rest of the week!

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IRP1114 2/27/2014 2:47PM

    LOL! You are too funny. Glad you got it done ; )! emoticon

When you get through tough workouts like that the pain free ones are so much more enjoyable.

I can say that from experience! (over a month of contractions non stop all day with this last one and I still worked out and did long incline walks even though it made them worse and closer. I know crazy. But it helped get me closer lol)

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IAMZBEE 2/27/2014 2:44PM

    Way to go!! Sometimes working out can make cramps feel better though.

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JANE-DOE 2/27/2014 2:09PM

    You are one tough cookie!

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ARUNNINGKAT 2/27/2014 2:08PM

    I understand the sentiment fact I have been there a few times myself the past week. This whole making yourself get up and work out is for the birds. emoticon That being said, WAY TO GO! You are really rocking it this week! Especially since cramps while working out can be the worst.

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One week plan: Day 1 done

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I kicked some booty last night! The only thing I didn't do that I was planning for was my detox bath. It just got too late and I didn't have the time/energy. I honestly don't know if I will ever have the time/energy... but I'll keep trying.

I did manage to do my 30 min HIIT and followed it up with 30 min of walking @ 3.5mph with a 5% incline. My booty was on FIRE! It felt really good. I slept so well. I did well with the calories too, coming right in at my minimum. Today I will be stopping at the store before going home, then getting to the ST and more walking.

I'm going to attempt a cream of potato soup in the Vitamix for dinner. Not the healthiest thing ever, but better than a lot of things that crossed my mind! I'm on my own tonight and cooking is just not my forte... so I figure something made completely from scratch is better than most meals I could go for. Plus, it's still low calorie so that's good.

That's about all I've got for today. Now I need to get to getting my exercises figured out for tonights circuit.

Have a happy Tuesday, everyone!

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POSITIVE41 2/25/2014 7:23PM

    Great weather for soup - nice job on fitting yoiur workouts in!

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ARUNNINGKAT 2/25/2014 6:20PM

    emoticon It sounds like you have a great start on this week!

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POISONGIRL999 2/25/2014 6:14PM

    Go you!!!! I haven't gotten around to the body rock videos yet, but the fitness blender ones kick ass. My arms are finally sore!! I think I'm going to try a body rock one on Friday, if I can tear myself away from fitness blender.

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HILLSLUG98239 2/25/2014 5:46PM

    Mmmmm....soup. I love soup. And the stuff you make is going to be a lot healthier than anything you buy because you will know exactly what's in it. Enjoy!

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This week's plan:

Monday, February 24, 2014

I am hoping to take this month out with a bang! I want to be as good this week as I can. Kick some butt with workouts, and show myself (and the scale) that I can do it. I did well last week, but I'm going to step it up this week. In addition to eating on the lower end of my calories every day this week here is my plan for the workouts:

Today: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling. I'll follow it up with a detox bath and then hit the hay
Tuesday: 45 min ST circuit with some sprinting on the treadmill in the mix. 30 minute walk to cool down
Wednesday: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling
Thursday: 45 min ST circuit w/ sprints, 30 min walk
Friday: 4 mile run (outside if the weather allows it), 15 min walk, 30 min yoga for runners, foam rolling

As far as I know my hubby will working this weekend so I will be kicking butt again on Saturday and resting Sunday. I'm not sure what's in store for Saturday but I'll figure something out between now and then! Probably another ST session.

I know keeping my calorie count low with my activity so high is not something that I can maintain, but I'm just looking to do it for a week so I think I'll be okay. On my rest day I'll figure a new plan based on what the scale decides to spit out at me. There is no time for rest right now! Only 26 days until Vegas and at this point, this girl will NOT be taking the bikini!

Who else plans on taking this month out strong?? Any plans started for next month??

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POSITIVE41 2/24/2014 7:41PM

    Busy week - great plan. :)

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IAMZBEE 2/24/2014 6:45PM

    Wow. Sounds like an awesome and intense plan. You've got this!!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/24/2014 6:38PM

    Sounds like an awesome plan and I know you can do it!!

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