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25 Standard Pushups!!!!! And I'm not so tired this morning.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I got to bed early, sort of, last night so I had more sleep. The cat came and snuggled with me at about 2am....so sweet. I got up again at 3am to workout because I'm heading out to dinner with a friend tonight.
Today was C25K week 5 day 2. I had good tunes and breezed through. Day 19 bootcamp....done. It was sort of tough because it was lower body and I had just been running. 25 standard pushups...I didn't think I'd get there quite so fast and of course the jumping jacks and crunches.
If we get noodles tonight, I'll try to restrain myself.....love me some drunken noodles (add lots of extra chili sauce)!
I will be up late tonight so I doubt I'll be doing my workout tomorrow morning.
I guess I should go label some chemical waste (I work in a research lab). Have a good day, my SparkFriends. If I remember, I'll get some dinner pictures and post them later (or tomorrow, which is later)...probably should 'cos it will make me more accountable.

  
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HARRINGTON5 10/20/2010 5:58PM

    Boy, you sure know how to get ready for dinner! Congratulations on week 5 Day 2. That was a hard one for me. I actually liked day 3 much better because it is hard for me to start jogging after walking. The continueous run, slow as it was, was a little better for me, so good luck to you. I'd like to know what you thought after day 3.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 10/19/2010 10:43PM

    Wow! Congrats on that 3 am workout!! And those drunken noodles sound delicious . . . (I have a favorite Thai restaurant where I order drunken noodle jae every time I go, hehe)

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ROXANNE723 10/19/2010 3:33PM

    I agree - You ARE the queen. We are not worthy....

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HALFFAST 10/19/2010 12:37PM

    You are the pushup queen now! Woohoo! And I just have to ask... what are drunken noodles?!

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LAPLESKY 10/19/2010 10:05AM

    Pushups! And getting up at 3 a.m. Amazing!


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DSTDIVA9 10/19/2010 10:03AM

    Congrats on that workout!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/19/2010 9:49AM

    Kudos on the workout!! Have fun at dinner tonight. Looking forward to the pics if you can take some.

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Tired Monday

Monday, October 18, 2010

I didn't get much sleep last night so it was really hard to get up at 3am to workout, but I did. I did my day 18 Bootcamp, 23 standard pushups + 2 girlie, 25 jumping jacks, 25 crunches and 30 minutes on the incline trainer.
I hope to head to bed earlyish tonight because I've got to get up at 3am and exercise tomorrow, too. I'm meeting a friend for dinner (Thai) and won't be able to do it in the afternoon. Tomorrow is my 2nd day of week 5 C25K. We'll see how that goes. I may have to slow down a little.
I'm making turkey burgers on whole wheat buns and spinach for dinner. I'm baking some banana nut muffins for my husband to take to work for breakfast.

  
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STIPER23 10/19/2010 11:59AM

    I get out and run at 5:30am and everyone things I am crazy. I like to think I am motivated, but that would make you uber-motivated! Good job! All that food sounds soooo yummy! :)

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/19/2010 11:13AM

    Good job on the workout! You rock! Banana nut muffins are my favorite. Do you have a healthy recipe?

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NATPLUMMER 10/19/2010 11:02AM

    On days I don't exercise, I get up at 4.

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ARAVAN 10/19/2010 10:55AM

    Wow - makes me getting up at 4:30 sound lazy! Kick butt!

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MIRWYN 10/19/2010 9:05AM

    You're a warrior girl! WOOT

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ROXANNE723 10/18/2010 10:46PM

    Girllll, you are my hero..... 3 a.m. so you can exercise??? That is awesome. I hope Tuesday is less tired....

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Started C25K week 5 and baked reduced fat pineapple upside-down cake (yes, there is a picture)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week 5 started well, some good tunes on the iphone (c25k app) made the running very enjoyable and the time fly by. Did my upper body bootcamp as well as the pushups (up to 20 standard today), jumping jacks and crunches.
We took my husband's grandmother out to lunch at Olive Garden. A long wait because it was Sunday afternoon. The apricot chicken was tasty and I brought half home for lunch tomorrow.
I was testing a reduced fat pineapple upside-down cake recipe for a magazine. It turned out very nicely.
This is it:

  
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STIPER23 10/18/2010 1:11PM

    The cake looks yummy! Congrats on the c25k progress! I graduated from c25k this weekend and just posted a blog about it. For me, the final run of week 5 was the BIG one. Everything after that seemed easy once I got over the mental block of running for 20 minutes straight. Good luck!

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MASSPEACH 10/18/2010 12:55PM

    Ah, you're going to be ahead of me for C25K now! I decided to re-do Week 4 after my vacation, because I ended up missing a day last week. I did Week 4/Day 1 again today, and it was really easy, so I guess I could have moved on, but I'm still a new runner, and would rather be safe than sorry!

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2010 11:37AM

    It's not published yet, so I can't post it. It should be out in the next few months and I'll try to remember to put it up then.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/18/2010 10:03AM

    Good job on the workout and eating out. That looks so yummy!!! You will have to post the recipe though. emoticon

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Lebkuchen

Saturday, October 16, 2010


So this is what they look like baked. They're pretty tasty, too. Hopefully the model building guys like them.
I finished day 15 of bootcamp, did 30 jumping jacks (because I have a hard time stopping at 25), 25 crunches, 18 standard + 7 girlie pushups. I tried later and could still only do 18 standard. I'm hoping in a couple of days I can up that to 20.
Bootcamp was lower body and my legs were sore from yesterday's kickboxing. I did it anyway, but it was hard today.
They guys should be arriving soon. It should be a fun evening.

  
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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/16/2010 10:09PM

    Those look delish!!!

Great Job on the bootcamp!

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NEUSTART 10/16/2010 7:38PM

    OMG, I love lebkuchen! My grandma makes special lebkuchen christmas cookies and sends them to us. yum!

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HALFFAST 10/16/2010 7:07PM

    Mmmm those look delicious! I talked to my mom this afternoon and yes! that is the same stuff she makes (though hers don't ever come out looking that good, but shhhh!) :)

Good job on bootcamp! I'm getting ready to do mine in a few minutes. I've pretty much been a lazy sludge today so I'll have to make up for it tonight!


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3rd week of bootcamp

Friday, October 15, 2010

I started the 3rd week of the bootcamp. Cardio. Added 40 minutes of a kickboxing dvd (violet zaki --weight loss cardio kick). Maybe I should be jumping so much because I started to feel it in my lower back.
This morning I did 15 standard + 10 girlie pushups right after breakfast. I tried again about an hour later and then I did 18 standard + 7 girlie. Must have been all the blood in my stomach instead of my muscles. Also did my 25 jumping jacks and 25 crunches. I better get some buff arms and a six pack out of this.
Tonight we're off to the Silicon Valley Scale Modelers (SVSM) Meeting. Sometimes it's fun to see the models and hear about them (but sometimes people are boring). I'll bring a book just in case.
I'm glad it's Friday. Maybe it's because there was a holiday on Monday (for some people) but it felt like a really long week. Whew!

  
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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/16/2010 12:53PM

    You are doing fantastic!!!

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HALFFAST 10/16/2010 11:42AM

    You are rocking those pushups! I'm so jealous!

"but sometimes people are boring" emoticon

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MIRWYN 10/16/2010 10:49AM

    Keep on kickin' butt! Have a great weekend!

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LARIESHA 10/15/2010 10:08PM

    Good job. I will be happy when I can do that many push ups at once. The most I can do is 10 at a time and I have to break about 1 min in between those sessions.

Enjoy your weekend! emoticon

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LEAHLUE 10/15/2010 9:05PM

    Great job on the Boot Camp! Have a fabulous weekend!

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