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Day 43- Streak intact and going strong!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The projected high today, January 10th, is 58 degrees. I decided to walk/jog today for my workout. I'm glad I did. It lifts my spirits so much to get outside. I went a total of 4.5 miles, three one-mile jogs, the rest walking intervals. I also did weights and crunches. I'll get my stretching in sometime later. My calves need that.

So I'm going to keep my blog short today. I want to get outside some more and need to get off the computer to do that.

Have a sunshiney day everyone!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KPETSCHE 1/11/2012 12:40AM


Way to go on your exercise streak!

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/10/2012 3:15PM

    Enjoy this awesome day! It's gonna be cold tomorrow.

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Day 42 of 10 min/day

Monday, January 09, 2012

Today I rested all morning. Sean stayed home sick today, so I hugged him up. I also didn't sleep well all weekend. I rarely do when I'm working. So at 2pm today I rushed to get my workout in before the rest of the kids came home from school. I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights, non-crunch ab routine, and I hope to stretch later.

I'm still eating well also. I didn't break down and have cookies or M&M's, both were offered to me at work. I stuck to my veggies. I'm getting to the point where the thought of eating back turns my stomach. I hope I stay that way.

I enjoyed the sun this afternoon. Sean and I walked down to the school to pick up the kids. He's not really that sick, thankfully. I plan to enjoy this good weather every chance I get.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KPETSCHE 1/10/2012 5:11AM

Good job on the exercise! I'd like to say that I've avoided said cookies, m&m's, etc but I'd be lying to us both. I need to up the calorie burn just a little more. One more night of work and then (hopefully) I'll become more productive. My streak is still going, though. Hope Sean feels better soon.

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ALLISON145 1/9/2012 10:41PM

    So glad you've avoiding the junk! I have to admit I've been using a little candy here and there to get over my "poor me I can't eat wheat anymore" fits, but I'm staying below 100 total carbs (my goal right now) and within my calorie ranges. I need to get my fiber up more, but that won't happen until I quit spending my carbs on candy! :)


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MUSICMOMOF2 1/9/2012 6:54PM

    This weather is just awesome! Glad to hear that you had a pretty good day and way to avoid the cookies and M&M's at work (I wouldn't be so strong!)!

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Day 41

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Taking a little break at work to post a quick blog. It's been a busy weekend here, but I'm making myself take breaks. I just took a long walk to the exit door to the employee parking lot (opposite side of the facility than where I work). I was good and returned to work, but I also took a short trip up the stairs. I made it up 5 flights before coming down three to where I work. I might have been able to do a little more, but was worried about getting all sweaty at work.

My official exercise for the day is 20 minutes on the elliptical. I started off slow, but was able to increase the pace to my normal.

I forgot to mention another goal I'm working on. At home, I have the tendency to ask the kids to go get things for me, especially items from the basement. We have an extra refrigerator down there, and shelves full of food from Sam's/Costco. I've made it a goal to go get things myself, thus increasing the number of stairs I do in a day. Most days it works well. The day after I jogged last week, stairs were tough, but I did them anyway to try to work out all that lactic acid in my muscles.

I'm looking forward to another great week of workouts and eating veggies!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/9/2012 8:57AM

    Way to stay active at work! Keep the streak going!

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ALLISON145 1/9/2012 12:50AM

    I've noticed lately that I have the same habit of asking the kids to fetch things, so I've been making an effort to stop that as well... It really helps me get my steps in! Great minds think alike!


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BLUE42DOWN 1/8/2012 9:34PM

    Nice way to add some activity AND get away from the desk for short periods of time.

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Day 40 (and 38 and 39)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Wow! Today is day 40 of my streak!! Here's a breakdown of my workouts the last few days:

Thursday (Day 38)- I walked a total of 2.2 miles, jogged 2 miles (times per mile 13:28, 13:10 second mile faster than first). Then I did weights, crunches, and stretching. Awesome day!!

Friday (Day 39)- I was sore from Thursday (thighs aching all day) so I swam for 30 min including various kick holding onto the kickbar and 1000 backstrokes.

Sat (Day 40)- Much better, thighs just slightly sore, the good kind of sore telling me I'm doing good workouts. Another work day so only time to swim for 30 min. Same routine as Friday.

Positives this past week:

1. I'm eating tons of veggies!!! I'm also doing great with low carb.
2. 379 fitness minutes for this week! Most days I have a little soreness, but the good kind telling me that I've worked out. Only one day (Friday) did I have some trouble moving. I wouldn't trade it though. Over 60 degrees on Thursday, no way I was staying in the house!
3. My streak is going strong, and I know I'll get my 10 in tomorrow even though I have an extremely busy day. I'll just get it in, on the elliptical, after breakfast but before church.

Thank you all my Sparkfriends for all the support!! Every little bit helps me to keep going!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUSICMOMOF2 1/8/2012 12:37PM

    You are doing great! I love that "good sore". It shows that what we are doing is working. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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SANDIK9806 1/8/2012 8:58AM

    Great Job!!!!!! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 1/8/2012 1:30AM

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It has definitely been a great week for getting out and about.

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MJ7DM33 1/8/2012 1:11AM

  emoticon Keep up the good work!!!

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ALLISON145 1/7/2012 10:55PM

    You are doing an AMAZING job! Imagine how you will feel if you keep this going all year!!


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FREELADY 1/7/2012 9:36PM

    Your motivation and determination is sparking me, too!

These ongoing behaviors are what add up to great health!

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KPETSCHE 1/7/2012 9:28PM

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Doing great, Chris! Keep going - you're rocking right along.

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Day 37

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well, I've been exhausted today. I didn't sleep well. Politics always bothers me, and last night was our caucus night. I know I need to get involved, I just have to stop obsessing over it. I stayed up way too late to see the results, and that really hurt my sleep. I did get an extra nap in after everyone left for school and work. That helped a lot, so I got my workout in, a decent workout:

30 min elliptical
weights (triceps, glutes)
non crunch ab routine

It adds up to over an hour of working out. I can feel my muscles, so I know I'm progressing. I'm also eating much better now than over Christmas break. My veggie intake has sky rocketed!!

So now that the caucus is over, I'm hoping to sleep better and concentrate on my little world for a while. Have a great day!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KPETSCHE 1/4/2012 10:59PM


You ROCK Chris! Way to get those muscles working to their full potential. LOL Get some more rest and we'll see you at work Friday.

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BRANDTSGIRL 1/4/2012 10:15PM

    Glad you were able to work out after your nap, emoticon

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ALLISON145 1/4/2012 9:24PM

    Definitely get to bed early tonight and DO NOT dream of politicians - LOL!

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/4/2012 8:30PM

    Way to go on the workout! My eating has improved since coming home from visiting my parents. I'm even still allowing myself some chocolate and I'm well in calorie range! Keep up the great work!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 1/4/2012 5:33PM

    I agree - politics does add to our stress. I was definitely ready for the t.v. ads to be off.

Glad you were able to get a nap in so you are more rested. Great job on the variety of exercise!!

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