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Feeling Strong

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very nice. I did pretty well on my goals last week... I didn't get a formal walk or run in on Saturday, but we took the dog to the Farmer's Market and then to a City Festival and did a fair amount of walking around, so I know I got my 2 miles in. I took a rest day yesterday as my knees are still not happy with me. But here are the goals for this week:

Walk/run Mon tru Fri, rest Saturday (min 2 miles)
Eat within calorie range every day
Start and finally complete the 2-week plank challenge that's been on my phone for ages

I think I've pretty much decided I can't do morning workouts. They will have to be evening workouts. But that is fine, I will try to drag the hubs out with me as often as I can as he is also feeling very uncomfortable in his own skin these days. I need to make sure that when my schedule changes to long days I can still get my exercise done. I'm sure Summit's cute little doggie face will keep me motivated!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/19/2014 3:14PM


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HILLSLUG98239 8/18/2014 6:48PM

    A dog is a great motivational tool! Our cats just get in the way and glare at us suspiciously when we return from a ride. Sloth is the mark of contented cat.

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IRP1114 8/18/2014 4:21PM

    Great plan. Glad you had a nice weekend. Let's make it a great week!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/18/2014 2:28PM

    Those little puppy eyes can talk a person into just about anything! emoticon

Good luck this week on your goals! emoticon

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Progress Report

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Thursday! It's my last working day of the week - yay!! I had every intention of getting up and walking the pup (Summit is her name) this morning and FAILED. I don't know what it is going to take for me to get going that early in the morning. The dog didn't even get up this morning either to watch my husband get ready. So, I plan on taking her out for a 3ish mile walk tonight... as my knees are still killing me, I don't think running is a good idea.

I weighed in today and am down 3lbs since Monday, I'm sure most of it is water weight and the fact that I was eating below calorie range. Yesterday I was pretty tired and I'm thinking it's due to lack of food, so I'm increasing my calories this morning. I was being lazy, so that increase is coming from good ol' Starbucks, but I already feel better than I did yesterday... so I'll just let it go. Tomorrow will be a much better day as I will be at home for most of the day, so I can eat healthier foods.

The plan for my weekend goes as follows:

Tonight, 3 mile walk with hubs and Summit
Tomorrow, a longer walk/run with Summit, green smoothie for breakfast, yoga, and cleaning. I need to vacuum/swiffer, clean the shower, and clean off the kitchen island.
Saturday, not sure yet... maybe a mid-morning walk with the pup and enjoying the rest of the day after that.

Goals for next week will be made on Sunday.

What does everyone else have planned for this weekend? Anything fun?

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IRP1114 8/16/2014 11:21AM

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That is awesome progress! Just keep doing what works for you! You got this!!!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/14/2014 2:18PM

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/14/2014 2:14PM

    Congrats on the 3 lbs! That is a great start! Your weekend plans sound wonderful! emoticon

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PROPMAN1 8/14/2014 2:00PM

  Sounds like Summit is a very lucky pup. Good Luck with getting all your walking in.

No plans really for the weekend. Working tomorrow and then staycation for a week. Have not taken 5 days in arow out of here since sometime last year (i think). However, I will miss SP but i'll try to continue getting exercise in and watching the food intake (it's so easy to be bad when you're on vacation).

Take care. :)

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MJRVIC2000 8/14/2014 1:45PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love make everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Workout #3 Complete!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The pup and I went out for our third run this morning. 3 miles today. I put her training collar back on today and she did much better. It was also pretty quiet on the trail since it was about 9am on a Wednesday. She still likes to veer into my running legs and trip me. I don't know what I need to do to keep her a safe distance to my side. My knees are killing me now... I forgot to foam roll my IT band before my shower and that usually seems to help.

Regardless, I got it done and I am proud of myself! The plan is to get up with the hubs at 4:45ish tomorrow and get a 2 mile walk in. If I manage to get back home before 6am then maybe I can close my eyes for 20 minutes before getting up and getting ready for work! :)

Friday I plan to go for a long walk... maybe run if my knees are feeling better. I'd love to get some yoga in after that, but before I clean the house but we will see. I need to make it a productive day and get stuff done!!

It's hump day!!! How are you guys doing this week? Goals on track?

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Feeling better

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'm feeling much better after such a down day yesterday. The dog and I even got out for an easy jog after the sun went down (though it was still like 87 degrees). I was pretty proud of myself for not letting the heat stop me. We got up this morning and got in another 2.25 mile walk/jog. I'm feeling pretty tired sitting here at work, but my mind is more calm than it was yesterday.

I also stayed in calorie range yesterday (actually slightly below) and am well below today with the food I packed. I don't have much of an appetite these days, so I'm not going to stress too much about being below calories. I know this phase won't last long, so I'll just roll with it.

Other than that, not much to report. How is everyone else's Tuesday going??

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POISONGIRL999 8/13/2014 11:34AM

    Sometimes when motivation stops us we have to rely on pure will power. Because let's be honest, motivation may get us going to begin with but it fades. I have been dealing with lack of motivation and I've found the hardest part is getting the workout clothes on. Once I have the clothes on, the next hurdle is the shoes ( cuz let's face it, yoga pants are pretty darn comfy and I could really just lounge in them). Once the shoes are on my body is suddenly like, well come on we going or not? One baby step at a time. And I know the pooches help. I've gone on so many more walks than I ever have before since getting Miss Sally May.

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MJRVIC2000 8/12/2014 5:44PM

    When one door closes on you, God opens another door just for you. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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IRP1114 8/12/2014 5:29PM

    Yay : )! Glad to hear you feeling better and on a roll! Wooohoooo to that. Once you have gotten a few good days behind you, you will definitely feel like you can do this! (because you CAN) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Yep, I go months and months without blogging, and now you get 2 in one day.

My goals for this week (as in today thru Saturday):

Eat within calorie range every day emoticon

Get out for a walk or run each day (min of 2 miles) emoticon

Clean the house on Friday (my day off) emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/11/2014 5:00PM

    Great goals!! emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/11/2014 4:11PM

    Good simple, but wonderful goals! Love them! emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/11/2014 4:04PM

    Awesomeness!! emoticon

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YVETTEB57 8/11/2014 3:58PM

    There ya go! You got some goals! emoticon

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