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My very first visit with a personal trainer-and not my last!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For all that I love exercise I was a bit nervous before my session today. I made sure to inform her that I do have carpal tunnel and explained just how I normally work out and my vegan diet and my weight loss over the past several years. So what did I get myself into?


Lunges lunges lunges-side lunges called sliders(new to me!), the dreaded walking lunges and backwards lunges, one legged Romanian deadlifts(new to me too), plie kettlebell squats(YAY something I knew!!!)wall sits, calf raises, and foam rolling at the end of it all. I am happily sore now--and actually signed up for twice a month sessions too. I still want to do that half marathon--and possibly full one too and know I need to train seriously to do so. Last Friday I did actually walk/run/jog/sprint 13 miles so I still have a month and a half before my 45th birthday goal--but I know I can do it!

  
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LYNN-I-CAN2 10/24/2014 4:37PM

    Late read for me, but I know you can do it. WOW! I would have never picture you at 40 nothing. You are a beautiful woman. emoticon

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FITGIRL15 10/20/2014 12:24PM

    Sounds like a great session! Here's to many more!

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SAPHRAEL 10/17/2014 5:33AM

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KRISKECK 10/16/2014 12:49PM

    you can do it! And you're so smart to be cross-training for it! All runners need to do ST too, to prevent injury. You are an inspiration!

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ANDREAG89 10/16/2014 9:34AM

    I didn't think you could get any more motivated than you already are, but I was wrong! So glad the session went well for you and that you're aiming for a goal that you undoubtedly will achieve. Keep up the fantastic work, and thanks for your continuous updates - I love them!
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AUNTRENEE 10/16/2014 7:56AM

    Go for it and you will go far.

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NDKARIKARI 10/16/2014 6:01AM

    this is great news emoticon emoticon

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DESYACV2 10/15/2014 9:56PM

    That is awesome. You always doing great, love it.

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JCLJR4547 10/15/2014 9:55PM

  WAY TO GO. KEEP IT UP!

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Non-scale victory -my total cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older. I want to be around for my kids as long as I can with good health!


Sooooooooo here are my numbers:

Blood pressure-120/74

Total cholesterol-141

HDL:58 (up 6 from last year!)

LDL: 68 (down 12!!)

Triglycerides: 71 (up 10, but less than 150 is optimal)

Blood glucose: 86


I am happy for these numbers, and they are a vindication-for every diet soda I did not drink(last one was 1/19/2009), every french fry I did not eat, every kettlebell swing and every Zumba step, I am being the best me that I can be. Here's to turning 45 in good health!!

  
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LOSINGLISA 10/27/2014 6:16PM

    Awesome!! emoticon

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ANDREAG89 10/14/2014 9:28AM

    Thank you for this reminder!

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HEALTHYLU1 9/25/2014 7:11AM

    Excellent! How wonderfully empowering! emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 9/18/2014 12:17PM

    Way to go! It is always nice to see your hard work paying off!

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ODAT1117 9/18/2014 7:31AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on some AMAZING victories!!! You HAVE come a LONNNNNGGGG way baby!! :-)

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I like running. No, I LOVE IT!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Goodness knows I would have never thought to like it so much during my fitness journey--now I am not fast admittedly, and I do slow down when I need to--but I like to run and honestly feel the difference mentally when I don't. It's a beautiful thing indeed!


Now there are others who run and have been runners in our family, my late uncle ran 2 marathons and I always was amazed at that kind of endurance; looking back now he was the around the age I am now so it is never to late to enjoy something new. Oh I still love my heavy weight lifting, kettlebells, Jillian, Zumba and Shaun T--but I'm becoming a runner!!!! emoticon

Who also appreciates stretching even more now..... emoticon


  
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FITWITHIN 9/1/2014 7:12PM

    I not a fast runner either, but when I do I enjoy it. My knees and feet aren't to happy with me for a couple of days afterwards. I will continue to improve myself each time out, but I will not feel 100% until I complete a triathlon and a emoticon . We just have to emoticon . emoticon

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FITGIRL15 8/19/2014 11:44PM

    Way to go! Finding your "happy place" when you exercise is the key to success in health!

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/18/2014 12:46PM

    I am right there with you - nothing better than a great run! emoticon

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KRISKECK 8/18/2014 11:31AM

    Totally get the love of running - I do too!

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    Always great finding something new that you love. emoticon emoticon

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144AUTUMN 8/15/2014 10:38PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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I ran a whole minute today without stopping! Yes that is big for me!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was NOT going to happen--dropping back down to a walk or stopping on the side of the treadmill during Tabata sprints was doing me just fine, thank you very much. But run..run? Noooooooooo way.

Now we recently had a marathon in our fair city, and last year I'd vowed to run it, but in taking care of my Dad before he passed that dream had not been visualized (and I regret not a moment of taking care of him, that was far more important). So again I'd made the vow to run the next marathon..but still was only sprinting or walking back and forth from work.

Well I joined the YMCA yesterday and my kids are going too--but today along with my beloved interval sprints(and legs, back, chest, biceps and triceps) I decided to run a mile (6 mph is running for me, sprints are 8-9 mph)without stopping-and I did it. I did it!!! I kept playing the Rocky theme on my music player to inspire me but I did it--and it felt great! I liked it so much that while I was there at the Y in the morning with my daughter, I went back in the evening with my son--and did some more!!


Am I tired? Yes --but I feel blessed that I was able to do it and put words into action finally-I DID IT!!!!!!!!

  
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CORIENDOPARAMI 7/30/2014 12:48AM

    Awesome!!

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MSILVER94 6/29/2014 10:22AM

    You can do anything when you put your mind to it! Great job!

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FITGIRL15 6/28/2014 10:50PM

    Your excitement is infectious! emoticon

You rock! Keep pushing yourself, and you will be amazed at how far you can run!!!!

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    emoticon emoticon You Rock!!

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MSBOOTCAMP 6/27/2014 11:35PM

    Congratulations, MsKiz!! Keep on going.

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NDKARIKARI 6/27/2014 11:03PM

    this is amazing! great job! you must feel tired in a GREAT way emoticon

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If she can do it, I can!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

In the gym at work this week as I was doing my insane sideways treadmill there was a woman doing heavy deadlifting. Now I mean as in 35lbs on each end of the bar. It was so inspiring! But I pouted as I finished my workout-- because of my wrists being weak because of the carpal tunnel I couldn't do those deadlfts and I was irritated at my weakness.


I told her that it was incredible what she did and how I wanted to do that but my wrists were too weak. She told me she had tendonitis in both arms and it took her a long time to build up to it but she could do it-and showed me her gloves that helped her. We talked about our buddy ibuprofen helping us along -but what's more--I am going to build up to it! If she can do it I can!!!!!

  
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FITGIRL15 6/2/2014 12:03PM

    I have hook grips that really help to perform a heavy deadlift without much wrist strength required at all!!! Worth the investment and I bet you'll be deadlifting heavy in NO TIME!!!

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ANDREAG89 4/28/2014 9:54AM

    As inspirational as you are, it's good to read that you continue to be inspired by others. Make that deadlift happen!
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VALIENDRA 4/28/2014 9:02AM

    Of course you can do it. There's nothing beyond your reach =)

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AUNTRENEE 4/28/2014 8:33AM

    You can do it. That is what you need to tell yourself all the time.

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MERRYMARY42 4/27/2014 11:24PM

    you bet you can

we can do it,

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KST1969 4/27/2014 10:37PM

    That's right. You can do it! Go for it. :)

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