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4:30am wake up call

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's 4:30, my husband snickered. He'd been up for a while and could hear my alarm being slapped on to snooze again. I still need to tweak my timing for going to bed and getting up to work out, but I am making progress. I was out the door 15 mins earlier than yesterday and it gave me more chill time at home before i had to leave for work. yay.

I did intervals on the bike this a.m. I choose a speed program and 20 seconds of every minute, I would break into speed demon mode and really pick up the pace. I was about halfway through my timer, when I realized the bike only programmed me for 15 seconds of super spin time, so the extra 5 sec were just a bonus.

Doing the intervals for every minute (minus the warm-up and cool-down) really made the time on the bike fly by. It also made me sweat, which is something I have not really done in a while. I could have sworn I heard my pores saying, "thank you."

All in all, it was a good morning. I had a nagging feeling I had forgotten something and when I got to the gym and saw someone having a big sip of water, I realized what it was. ha ha. Good to know, my memory might be going, but at least I am not completely crazy. ;) I had time to make breakfast and empty and re-fill the dishwasher before leaving for work. Another 15 mins on my side and won't have to jump in and out of the shower so quickly. I'll get there.

My best feeling and realization this a.m. is not only am I taking care of myself appropriately again, I am also experiencing very little leg pain which I had chronically before. Woo hoo! So, I guess my pores AND my legs say Thank you!

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YESITSDEB 2/24/2010 10:45AM

    Well done! You made a commitment and are sticking to it. I give you ALOT of credit. Not sure I could get up that early and work out. You go girl! emoticon emoticon

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STARRPARENT 2/24/2010 9:07AM

    I'm not a morning exercise person at all. But, when I exercise on the weekends at about 10:00 it does feel so good. At least by exercising in the am you know you've already done what you needed to. I exercise at about 7:00 pm.

Keep up the good work!!

Bridget

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DONNAEDA 2/24/2010 8:50AM

    Congratulations on your accomplishment. It does feel great when your morning starts out with exercise and no stress. Have a wonderful day.

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BBAHONORS 2/24/2010 8:29AM

    Early morning workouts are emoticon I need to get back in the habit of getting up before work again.

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No More Mrs. Nice Guy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I did not roll over and go back to sleep when my alarm went off in the 4:30a.m. range. While I do need to tweak my timing for being up and out the door, I was so pleased with myself that I was up and out and riding the bike by 5:15-ish. Woot!

I thought about how I had been going to the gym previously and sans trainer, was babying myself with low level workouts. I cranked the level up to 11, and set it for 30 mins. I was so surprised that even the first few revolutions of the pedals seemed hard to turn, but I kept going. :)

About 10 mins in, I was starting to weaken and I dropped the level to a more reasonable 8. This was still head and shoulders above my previous workouts where I was moving at level 1 or level 3 if I really went crazy. :)

No more Mrs. Nice Guy. I know I really need to push myself to keep working out, and keeping myself on a consistent path. This morning, I visualized I was in my old gym in Boston, where I had so much success. I put myself there in my minds eye. I know I can ride myself out of my rut, where I'd spending too much time.

I'm feeling pretty good this morning, and I want to just keep myself rolling.

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/23/2010 12:51PM

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/23/2010 9:43AM

    I love how you are creating success.

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HEALTHQUESTER 2/23/2010 9:43AM

    Great job! It's good to push yourself up to where you can be, instead of believing that you have to stay where you are! Go you!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/23/2010 9:16AM

    Visualization is a great way to motivate ourselves to push further! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 2/23/2010 8:19AM

    Wow! That is awesome! I love the tie in to you previously successful days. You know that you can do it. You've done it before and you're doing it now! Great job getting up and kicking bottom at the gym today!!!

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Hubby!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hubby was happy I lost the 3 lbs and volunteered to make a new low-fat recipe that he heard on tv. :)

He's on the bandwagon. Woo hoo!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/22/2010 3:36AM

    That is awesome!

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TWOCANS 2/21/2010 5:08PM

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 2/21/2010 2:57PM

    That is so nice that he is so supportive...it is always helpful when your spouse is encouraging. Good luck on your journey =)

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LOOZINITNOW 2/21/2010 2:16PM

    emoticon for doing it together!

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MICKEYMAX 2/21/2010 2:00PM

    It helps a lot and I know we can help motivate each other. :)

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POLARBEAR63 2/21/2010 1:55PM

    Makes it easier when husband and wife are both trying to lose.
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GBO323 2/21/2010 1:53PM

    It helps when both are on the same bandwagon!

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FIRST weigh-in

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jumping up and down that I lost 3 pounds this week. The scale is going in the direction I want. YAY!!! I can do this! I can! I can! I can! yay!!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/21/2010 10:46AM

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DONNAEDA 2/21/2010 10:10AM

    congrtulations on your weight loss. You are awesome.

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MICKEYMAX 2/21/2010 9:27AM

    Thanks!!! In the past I would have moaned and groaned about "only" losing 3 pounds - but I am trying to let the process do the work and not get crazy about the number. Many thanks!!! I am stoked!

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TINARENA2 2/21/2010 8:50AM

    You go girl! Congrats on the first week! You can do this!
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Congrats! You are doing great!!!

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NITETIMENOSHER 2/21/2010 8:27AM

  Good job on the weigh in!

Now it's time for week two :)

Anne

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LOOZINITNOW 2/21/2010 8:25AM

    emoticon Great job!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/21/2010 8:21AM

    Great news!!
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Absolutely Capable

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just came back from the grocery store. Most of the shopping was for me, and it was easy to buy "the right stuff." I am so much more dedicated to re-gaining (MY LIFE) back and not only ready and willing to overhaul myself --- I am doing it!
Reversing myself from a talker to a doer. I am so proud of myself and delighted that I have been struck on the head with an anvil --- finally ---- that I finally realize (and believe) that I am so worthy of BETTER! Wow, and it only took 45 years to get there. ha! :)

As for the cart, it was full of fruit, yogurt, veggies, and very little from the inside aisles. I'm patting myself on the back (I'm double jointed so I can reach) that I know that I am absolutely capable of changing, and meeting my goals.

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MUGGLE_MOM 2/20/2010 4:09PM

    I just love the power that comes from your post! Congrats on a successful shopping trip! Get yourself that party hat! You so deserve it!

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AMAZINGANN 2/20/2010 10:40AM

    Isn't all that fresh colorful produce beautiful!? I love taking my cart to the checkout when it looks so pretty and healthy. Who needs all those boxes and frozen containers of yucky blech?!

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M0M2THREE 2/20/2010 9:57AM

    Woooo Hoo, you go girl!!!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/20/2010 9:55AM

    emoticon Here's your party hat! You have good reason to want to celebrate! I love going to the store and looking down at all of the wonderful items I have placed on the belt! Makes me feel proud of my choices!

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DONNAEDA 2/20/2010 9:42AM

    congratulations on your committment to a healthy lifestyle. Your a kid at 45 I first learn this at 70, so you have a head start. Continue doing what your doing.

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MOOTWO 2/20/2010 9:38AM

    Awesome! Such a great outlook and well executed shopping trip. Whens chow? ;)

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