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Biking in Liberty State Park

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yesterday we took a break around lunch time, hopped on our bikes and biked over into the park. The weather was totally gorgeous. I have never been to see the Statue of Liberty up close, though we live in a neighborhood where you can see her every day. Since the park has a walkway that goes along the water, this was the closest I've ever been to the statue. Pretty cool! We were also able to find the nature center in the center of the park ... its just been a point of curiosity. The most time I've really spent here has been for concerts or for the Fourth of July and then its usually so crowded... you don't really get a sense of how nice and green it is there!

This is my bike: its a silly little beach cruiser I bought for the beach house but we haven't brought it down there yet because I can't afford a nice hybrid bike right now. Its a comfortable ride and it fits my tall frame just right (probably because its a Man's bike) so that's all that matters. I can't wait to get a "real" bike someday with gears and hand brakes and an easier way of getting up hills. In the meantime, this bike is fine and its cute because I added a basket. :D

Afterward, I checked my GoWearFit arm band and realized we really were just kind of slowly cycling around. I barely clocked any moderate exercise so I made sure to hit the gym last night and get in a round of treadmill cardio for good measure. I spied on a hip hop class I think I'll join next week because it looked really fun in there!!

I'm feeling good and I'm not letting my recent mood swings deter me from the larger goal. I just want to keep on feeling good -- give my body the right mix of nutrition without going crazy and over-controling everything. Portion control actually makes sense if you let it work for you. Once I start fighting against it because its too much work-- or if I feel too controlled, that's when I start feeling bad for myself. Must focus on the positive.


We went rock climbing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We had a really nice weekend. I *almost* stayed in but at the last minute my friends convinced me I would have a good time rock climbing and they would help me figure it out. I need to lose more weight before I can actually do anything effectively but I did manage to get up. At the end, my friend led me up around the back of the mountain and tricked me into belaying both of us down from the top. I was scared beyond reason but it was really cool. I like being pushed to the limit lately. Its nice to try things completely out of your comfort zone!

I also like doing outdoor activities that give me a reason to train harder in the gym. Its so much easier to have a goal in mind than just a general sense of "i need to get into shape." Its much better to think, "I want to lose ten pounds so I can climb higher... I want to increase my flexibility before we go out hiking in two weeks."

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 10/12/2010 10:48AM

    My boyfriend is REALLY into climbing and my friend is an Eagle Scout and ropes expert so I lucked out on this opportunity. I couldn't believe how my adrenaline just kicked in and allowed me to do this with no panic.

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/12/2010 4:55AM

    very cool, i would love to try this someday!

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THEREALDINANE 10/11/2010 6:53PM

    That looks like terrifying fun! I'm glad you went.

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So tired!

Friday, October 01, 2010

This weather is miserable. I just want to sleep in every morning. Its been raining and grey a lot. Listening to music is the only thing that will get me going.

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 10/10/2010 9:20PM

    Thanks guys! I also fought off a bad case of the PMS blues the last two weeks. What a bummer! This weekend was GORGEOUS... made up for all of that bad weather!

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/1/2010 2:20PM

    sleeeeeeeeeep, muuuuuuuuuuusic :) a girl after my own heart. the good news is after a lazy time there is always an energetic one!

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KERPER79 10/1/2010 10:33AM

    I hear ya! This weather certainly doesn't help with motivation. Hope you have a nice weekend & this weather gets better.

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New week, new goals.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well, I was pretty sick last week and skimped my time at the gym. I'm not happy about that but it is what it is. I needed to give myself some down time I guess. Therefore my goal this week is to use the three days I have at home to make sure I get into the gym. I leave for a wedding in Cape Cod Wednesday night and I'll be gone all weekend. I want to have a good healthy base to carry myself into that experience and really enjoy it. I want to feel like I look good in my dress at the wedding and enjoy time with family and friends!

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 10/11/2010 10:40AM

    Thanks guys! Slow and steady wins the race in the end. Just have to keep going!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/14/2010 12:44PM

    even a bit of downtime is a variation in your program, and the body craves variation, and just think how much extra energy you will have after a bit of a slow week, it always balances out sweets! rock on!

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ZIRCADIA 9/13/2010 1:00PM

    Hey , you were sick -- don't be so hard on yourself!! You have a great plan for this week. :) ROCK IT!

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Totally distracted.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Work has just asked me to change my role. Its a little bit of a scary transition. I'm distracted by that and by friends that are in town and some major family social engagements this weekend but I have a goal to make healthy food choices for the rest of the weekend whether I am on the internet to keep tabs on myself or NOT!!!

Bring it!!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/3/2010 10:28PM

    life definitely happens! i am glad u arent letting it stand in the way of living your sparked life, whether u get a chance to log in or not, i know you know what you have to do to stay on track and will as much as possible! have fun with your friends :D and good luck with the work situation!

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