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Running Day 6( day 3,wk 2)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finished week 2 today!! Planning to actually run outside for the first day of week 3. It will be cold, but since I am going to be running out in the cold in a couple of weeks for my first race, I need to get used to it!! Ann has been running outside since we started this, so I'm a little behind:-) I improved my time on the 2 miles- 32 minutes now. I remember when I was in high school, we had to run a mile for the Physical Fitness test, and we had to do it in less than 12 mins. I actually managed to do that. It would be awesome to be able to do that again someday!! A little bit at a time:-)


Lifestyle Change Strategy #5/blog assignment

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Think about why you are eating, and situations in which you find yourself slipping. Is there a life issue (stress, failure, gloominess, a traumatic experience) that may be at the root of the problem?"

This is really something that I have been focusing on for a long time- ever since I started over again. Mainly because this is the thing that scares me the most- I wasn't able to identify the trigger that sent me over the edge the last time, but after some discussion with people in my life who care about me, I've been able to hone in on a particular event that may have been the trigger. The situation took place at work, and it caused me a great deal of stress. This was also the same time period when I regained all that I had previously lost. I have recently started to recognize the potential triggers courtesy of the same individual, and so far, I have been able to mentally identify and note the emotional reaction I have had. I know that if I had a pile of chocolate, for example, at my disposal when these moments happen- it would be a temptation for me. I am working on changing that mental thought though. In the meantime, I don't not ever keep a pile of chocolate lying around.
I had one of these moments this morning- I sought out one of my support people, and vented about it- fast and furious as it was- and it was over. I will not let that woman have so much influence over me. If she wants to be unhappy in her own miserable world, that is her business, but I will no longer let her take me down too. I had to visualize myself laughing hysterically while she had her little hissy fit over NOTHING!
Anyway- this helped too:-)
It's a good day....I run after work tonight:-)...and I have my new MP3 player to use. Whoo Hoo!!

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OLIV0144 1/24/2011 3:05PM

    Great strategy, using your understanding a good listening friends to be your 'release'. It's tough to have stressful people around but it seems like you're on the track to be successful in dealing with them!

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Running-Day 5(day 2, wk 2)

Monday, January 17, 2011

I think I will have to accept the fact that week two may take me more than 3 sessions to be ready to move on to week 3. I Started by jumping rope, and I was able to walk 3/run 2 today, but it was because I decreased my running speed from 5 mph to 4.5 mph. I think I will probably repeat week 2 next week and increase my speed back up to 5mph for the running. That is my goal anyway. I noticed something today, and I decided I would document this as well, so I can track my progress. My maximum heart rate was 163bpm when I first started the running, and it has gone down to 157. I don't always pay attention to the end of workout summary that the treadmill gives me, but I'm going to start. Does this mean my heart is getting stronger?? I hope so. It's still really hard work, that's for sure.
My new MP3 arrived today, and I've loaded it up with my music- just waiting for it to get a full charge now. We got out of school early today due to bad weather, so when I went to work out- no students!! It was awesome! No yelling, no banging weights, just my choice of music on the sound system and adult time. One other staff member was there working out. The near-solitude was great. So peaceful.
I'm getting better at this:-)
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JUDITHROXANA 1/18/2011 1:51PM

    I can understand that, yesterday it rained and I almost didn't jog outside today because it was a little wet I was afraid that I would slip, but luckily I didn't! Better safe than sorry! emoticon

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MKELLY72 1/18/2011 1:35PM

    I use the treadmill, since the weather isn't great for running/walking outside. I am paranoid of slipping on the ice, because I have done that before. I couldn't stand it if I got hurt and had to lay low for a while.

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JUDITHROXANA 1/18/2011 1:30PM

    Sounds awesome! That is pretty cool! What do you use to measure how fast you are running? I need to get something that measures that! emoticon

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CASSARM1 1/17/2011 8:05PM

    Keep at it - you are doing great!

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Running-Day 4(day 1, wk 2)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Well, today was my 4th day running, and my first day on a new week with the C25K program. Last week I was walking 4 minutes, running 1-repeated 4 times. Today was the beginning of walking 3 minutes, running 2 for 5 repetitions. It was definitely a challenge. I got close to running for the full 2 minutes- ONCE. I ended up modifying it a little, I walked 3, ran 1. I did 5 reps of that. I think I may need to do that for a week before I can consistently run for 2 minutes without giving up. I'm not in a hurry though.

When I was using the cardio room yesterday, my youngest son walked up and met me after school. He was working with the jump ropes and having trouble getting it done. The last time I had tried to jump rope, I couldn't jump more than once without having to start over. I kept tripping on the rope. That's what he was doing, and he was feeling bad about it, so I was telling him how I have a hard time with it too. Then I tried to show him. Well, I'll be darned if I couldn't actually do it this time. I surprised myself by jumping 5 or 6 times in a row. I was tired though from having just finished my walking for the day, and I think my son was feeling a little worse about the situation after I had just talked about how hard it was for me, so I put it away. Note to self though- use the jump rope for a warm up sometimes...or to add some variety to the workouts!!

I've been feeling good- still enjoy the running/walking workout. Took me 35 minutes to cover 2 miles. I was definitely tired today though. Had a great supper to end my week. At the suggestion of my youngest, I made taco salads. It really hit the spot:-) Earned 46 activity points this week! I had WW meeting last night, and I haven't lost anything, but I weigh myself tomorrow morning, since that is what I started this journey for my own records, I use my own numbers. I lost pretty big last week though, so I'm fine with staying the same this week. I don't want to lose too fast. Tomorrow is my new week, and I get to go dancing with my sweetie tomorrow night- as long as nothing changes our plans :-)

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MKELLY72 1/16/2011 8:39AM

    Thank you, thank you!! I just enjoy dancing- I don't know any particular kind, JUDITHROXANA. I would love to take dancing lessons, but I'm not sure my partner would enjoy it so much. We didn't go to the dance I thought we were going to, because I finally dragged it out of him that he really didn't want to. He was going to go anyway and not even say anything, but I was starting to get the feeling he wasn't that interested, because he was saying things like, "if you can't make it work, ( I had my kids for the weekend) that's ok." He had mentioned this more than once, and I finally asked him, "do you not want to go?" He reluctantly told me that he didn't. I would have asked my best GF to come along and use the other ticket, but she was having a sleepover for her 12 year old's Birthday.
Oh well, we had a fun night anyway. He came over and watched a movie with my youngest son and me. He also sampled my garlic-ginger chicken stir fry I made. He's not into that kind of food, but he's trying it a little at a time. He's a trooper, and so good to me:-)

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JUDITHROXANA 1/15/2011 4:29PM

    You're doing awesome! It's great that you are adjusting your workout to fit you! You'll get there, enjoy the journey! Good job on jumping rope, that sounds like a great warmup actually! And dancing is sooo fun, I just went last night? What kind of dancing do you do? I am gradually doing the C25K too, I am also adjusting it to fit me! Even if it seems like it's taking a long time to do 2 miles, think of how great you will feel once you are able to do it in less time each time or even cut that time in half in the future! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 1/15/2011 9:18AM

    you go girl............we are so proud of you

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MKELLY72 1/15/2011 9:16AM

    Along with my weight measurement, I added waist and hips today too. I'm not one to measure every little thing, so waist and hips are the ones I chose. I record my Saturday weight, and I'm down one more pound this week! Even though I was fine with staying the same, because I know I've been building muscle-it's always nice to see that scale move down :-) Thanks for the tip, J-HANSEN, on adding the other measurements. Yeah for me!!

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J-HANSEN 1/14/2011 9:50PM

    Good Job! You'll get there, and remember, you started your exercise program, so you're building muscles, which weigh more than the fat you're burning off. Stick with it, and try measuring inches instead of pounds. I bet you'll see a big difference!

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Today-Day 3 Running

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Planning to run/walk after work today, but I forgot my workout clothes. Got the bag all ready, then walked out the door without it. I work out in the cardio/weight room in the HS where I work, so I bring my gear with me to work on the workout days. I guess I will run home after work to get changed. No big deal. I don't live too far away, so it will all be fine:-) Will report back on how it goes. Picked up an entry form for a 4 mile run/walk that takes place Feb 5. Not too far away. I won't be ready to run the whole thing yet, but I can walk it too.

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JUDITHROXANA 1/13/2011 12:17PM

    It's a good idea to tune them out. If you are going to buy a MP3 look into Sandisk Sansa clip. I think it has a radio got great reviews online. I have an IPOD but I sometimes wish I had a radio too. That is AMAZING that you are moving on to week 2!!! emoticon I was riding my bike yesterday in the cold...well it was 55 degrees but I wasn't too cold because I was working out hard...I'm not sure how cold it is out there but exercising warms you up pretty quickly I think. Have a great workout!

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MKELLY72 1/13/2011 10:01AM

    Well, the running went well. It is awesome that I have a free gym at work. The only downside is that obviously I have to share the space with the student athletes. I'm not saying that I don't like them.....they are just so loud-especially the boys. The wrestlers and basketball boys have been lifting when I've been running lately, and they are constantly dropping their weights on the floor, and the trash talk can bother me sometimes too. A couple of them are just so negative toward their fellow athletes too, and it just isn't real conducive to a relaxing time on some days:-)

I keep trying to remember to hunt up one of my kids' old MP3 players. That would help me tune them out and go to my own happy place. Actually, maybe I will splurge on one of my own this weekend. I get paid on Friday, so that could work. I'm due to reward myself anyway:-) I'm so glad I "talked" this out.

Ann and I talked last night about the run/walk, and she's in!! I'm going to see if my boyfriend is interested at all. I'm just worried about planning what to wear, as February here can be VERY cold, or it could be mild. Have to figure out how to layer so I won't be cold, and I can peel easily.

Tomorrow I move up to week 2 of my training schedule. I think I'm ready!

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JUDITHROXANA 1/12/2011 6:31PM

    Wow that is great that you are going to do a 4 mile run/walk! Awesome that you have a free gym at work! You're doing fantastic! emoticon

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