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Yesterday-Day 2 Running

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yesterday was my second day running, and I still love it. I also remembered to get a "before running" picture. It isn't exactly before, since I didn't get it done until 2 days in...but close enough. I'm looking forward to seeing the "After" and making the comparison.
I'm also squeaking closer to the under 200 mark!! Only 5 pounds to go!! whoo hooo! I will be doing a super-excited-happy dance when that happens.

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JUDITHROXANA 1/11/2011 3:52PM

    Awesome! You will be in Onederland before you know it!!!! Keep it up! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 1/11/2011 1:12PM

    woo hoo, you go girl

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Loving running:-)

Friday, January 07, 2011

I can't believe I am really enjoying the running that I'm adding to my walking routine. Thanks again to JUDITHROXANA for your inspiration. I feel so good tonight! I tried it out on the elliptical yesterday afternoon, but it didn't really feel like I was working that hard. Then as I re-read the program instructions for Couch to 5K, I noticed that it recommends elliptical in the suggested cross-training, I guess I started yesterday with that part. I used the tread mill today, and being able to set the pace as necessary really punched it up. I definitely felt like I was challenging myself! When the weather is nicer, I plan to do this outside. I really prefer to do my walking (and now jogging) outside whenever I can, but I'm too paranoid of slipping on ice. Getting an injury would mess with my exercise routine, and I don't want to do that. I am 5 pounds away from the lightest weight I achieved a few years ago before I gained it all back. I don't need any roadblocks, because this time I am charging right through!!
Again, I still can't believe how great I felt after that 30 minute session today. We'll see what week 2 brings when it gets here:-)

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STARLIGHT30 1/10/2011 1:03PM

    That's amazing! I really want to try to step my running game up. When I was younger I used to love it!

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JUDITHROXANA 1/7/2011 10:07PM

    I am really excited for you, this is definitively going to help us lose more! I love doing the elliptical too! I am so happy that I helped inspire you to do this at the same time as me! emoticon Gooo you!!! emoticon

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Great Weekend!

Monday, January 03, 2011

What a fabulous beginning to the new year. I spent New Year's Day with Ann and her family. She invited me for her family Christmas, so my kids and I went down a day early to hang out and help her get everything ready. We went to the grocery store to get all the food for her dinner on Sunday and our dinner for Saturday night. It was so much fun getting all the veggies for her chicken and shrimp creole she was planning for the party. We also made a really healthy home-made spaghetti for Saturday. We finished Saturday with a 40 minute workout with Jackie Warner! OMG I am sooooo sore. That was intense. 2 days later and I can barely lower myself to a chair without wanting to cry! It's a good pain tho:-)
Played some Texas Holdem with all our kids before crashing at 9:30. What a fun day!
Sunday we got up at 6 AM to get to 7 AM Mass, followed by breakfast at Panera Bread. The Gingerbread bagel was delicious! When we got home, we took a half hour walk- what a great time we have! The time flies along, because we just chatter away. It was soooo cold yesterday morning too. Somewhere in the teens I think.
Back in time to get chopping and cooking. It was a team event and so much fun. It was so great having this day with my family and hers. We've been friends since we were 13 and 15, so her family is like an extension of mine.
After dinner we hit the Goodwill store and had a blast! Spent $35 and got new clothes for me, my 15 year old daughter, 12 year old son, and 18 year old son. Getting in and out of the car was brutal after Jackie the night before...nearly brought tears to my eyes, but boy we laughed at ourselves.
Back home around 9 PM last night, and back to work today...Christmas break is officially over.


"I am a slow walker, but I have never walked backwards." Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

As I was catching up on some of my daily Spark emails, I ran across this one with a quote from Abraham Lincoln. I especially liked it, because it really speaks to where I am right now. My progress has been slow lately, but I'm not giving up. I have done my share of walking backwards before, but I'm determined to keep moving forward-no matter how slow.

I have felt this change become more habitual over the past few weeks, and I'm proud of that. I don't feel bored with it-just routine-like a good thing. It's much like brushing my teeth or putting on clothes everyday. Right now, that part is really important for me. I have allowed this part to break me before. Maybe it's because it becomes monotonous, or maybe it's because I needed more support than I was getting, or maybe I allowed numbers to derail me when it got slow.

I'm learning to acknowledge and celebrate the subtle milestones and markers of progress:

More energy- more adventure

Higher confidence level

Things are easier- like shaving, kneeling in church (old churches especially that have small pews and short kneelers...I don't have to lean back to seat as I discovered at my childhood parish on Christmas Eve!!!), sitting with my legs crossed with out holding my leg in place

More stamina for a wider variety of physical activities

Lower blood pressure

I feel like it's ultra important for me to keep reminding myself of these little perks and accomplishments- especially since my weight loss has been slow that last 3 weeks. (No gain through the holidays though!!!) It helps me to remember how far I've come. I have a good distance to travel yet, and the only way to get there is to keep moving forward- No matter how slow!!

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JUDITHROXANA 12/30/2010 12:25PM

    That sounds so fun! Walking in the snow... I have NEVER seen snow in my life, it must be cool (no pun intended). You can make a snowman! But here in Florida believe it or not there are some people complaining about how to 45 degree weather is too cold. Right now it's in the high 60's and it feels great. But seeing people in the north, those poor people! Well a walk in the snow sounds like a lot of fun, make sure you bundle up!!! emoticon

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MKELLY72 12/30/2010 11:58AM

    Thank you so much!! Isn't it great when you think about all the new things we can do? I'm so excited today! My best friend is on her way home from airport....from her trip to Jamaica, and I'm heading to her house around noon to see her! She is also a fabulous motivator for me...(and I for her too) Looking forward to talking to her...and probably going for a the snow- holy cow we have a lot. It has rained some though now, so it has gotten rid of some of the snow.

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JUDITHROXANA 12/29/2010 9:23AM

    You realize how great you are doing! I'm there with you... sometimes I feel great that I have lost 15 pounds and then sometimes I look at where I fall in the weight chart and I realize I have such a long long way to go and it does feel a bit overwhelming but, there is no going back! We are worth this journey! I also notice that it's so much easier to put on my sneakers, I don't even have to sit anymore to do it! It's important to remind yourself of these little perks to keep yourself going! I intend on surrounding myself with a lot of motivation too! I love to look at before and after pictures to remind myself that I can do it. By the way that is so great that you have your kids cheering you on! emoticon

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CMCHAISSON 12/28/2010 2:25PM

    I love that quote! It speaks loudly to me. Thank you for sharing it. Good luck. Slow and steady does win the race!

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I will get my exercise today- like it or not

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holy Buckets! It is snowing to beat the band. If I was feeling overwhelmed about not getting a chance to squeeze in exercise because of the Christmas Vocal concert for my daughter tonight- that's no longer an issue. Concert is canceled, and we are getting out of school early because it is snowing so much. Oh shovel, here I come!!

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