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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I burst into tears this morning....because I couldn't find my mp3 player. After about 10 minutes of completely in-proportionate panic, I saw my sweatshirt and remembered that I had worn it Monday morning and stuck my music in the pocket.

I'm really hoping this is just PMS. I spent 20 minutes debating between mac n cheese or ordering Chinese food for dinner. I ended up eating a couple Boca burgers and hating every bite. I'm just an emotional mess right now.

On the fitness front I'm doing great. I completed C25K week one, so on to week two on Friday. 90 second running intervals...sounds easy, right? LOL

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BIXASTARR 5/31/2013 7:31PM

    Oh man, my day has been like this too. I'm sad and frustrated and I can't quite figure out what it is. But it's driving me crazy.

Hope things get better! *hugs*

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KITTY_M 5/30/2013 10:08AM

    I can get emotional when I'm on my period. Or sometimes when other things are bothering me but then something small just sets me off.

Good luck starting week 2! I'm planning to start week 1 next week. I'm not ready to run (I don't think my knees could take it...) but I am going to walk much faster than normal for my intervals.

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/29/2013 6:16PM

    yeah, sounds like hormones.

when I get this way I try to imagine how important the issue is...
or what size it is, compared to the universe.
then I feel silly.
if you lose it, whatever, so what? what's the worst thing that could happen?
will you explode on the spot?
not worth the calories!

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It's been a good week.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The scale finally started moving down again, I was able to check off another full C25K day, and I only had one small piece of cake at my sister-in-law's bridal shower. There were three different flavors and in the past I would have HAD to try all three, of course! emoticon

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BIXASTARR 5/27/2013 5:30PM

    Good job! Always feels good to see the scale move down. This may be a stupid or silly question, but I'm new to all of this... what is a C25K?

Good job on only one piece of cake. Those kind of social temptations are so hard for me!

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JANUT57 5/26/2013 11:22PM

  Good for you! emoticon

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C25K Day ???

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I finally did it! I made it through the entire 8 interval program of Week One today! emoticon

It took me almost a month to get here, but that's fine. I may not be able to do it next time I try...but that'll be fine too. Cause I know I've done it once and I WILL do it again!

I wanted to dance on the treadmill after the last run interval. Instead I squealed and gave a little fist pump and hip wiggle. That earned me a few giggles from the crowd. Yes, fellow gym goers, I am insane. Insanely proud of myself for being able to run for 8 nonconsecutive minutes! emoticon

I'm almost ready to start calling myself a runner! emoticon

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KITTY_M 5/23/2013 4:24PM

    Way to go!

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SHAPESHIFTER09 5/22/2013 7:54AM

    Congratulations!!! You are awesome! Couch to 5K really does work if you just keep at it. I had never ever run in my entire life before, and honestly didn't believe that I could do it at all. I really love proving myself wrong, and I've come to the realization that I am so much stronger (and much more determined) than I ever give myself credit for! Anyway, keep up the great work!!!

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MOTHEPRO 5/21/2013 3:40PM

    emoticon emoticon

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LOLATURTLE 5/21/2013 3:36PM

    congrats! I felt like such a superhero when I did C25K. Will be starting over again soon, training for a race in October!

Oh and I love that quote. Best slow runner quote EVER! :D

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LADYJ6942 5/21/2013 2:09PM

    Awesome!!!! Keep pushing!!!

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UWPALUM 5/21/2013 1:43PM

    Congratulations! That's great and I love your attitude!

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards." ~Abraham Lincoln

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  Awesome! Good for you!

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Friday, May 17, 2013

The scale has not been kind to me for over a week now. My clothes actually feel a bit tighter. My ankle hurts, my knee hurts, and my sinuses feel like they've been pumped full of cement.

My trainer had me do both a little bit of running and some full body strength yesterday and my body is telling me to take it easy, so I guess I'll just walk on the treadmill. Maybe I'll play with the incline a bit. Maybe I'll try a stationary bike. I dunno, I'm just not feeling it. Part of me is saying if I know I can't push myself, what's the point? Mentally I know that the point is to be healthy, I'm just having a bit more trouble than usual convincing myself this morning.

I'm gonna get the biggest kid off to school, have some breakfast, and head to the gym. The middle kid will have fun at babysitting and I'll have an hour of peace, at least.

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MOTHEPRO 5/17/2013 9:57AM

    emoticon emoticon
I was in an exercise slump about a week ago. I made myself go to the gym anyway and tried new things. It helped a little. It's OK to have an easy workout day. Rest and recovery are important too.

I hope you feel better soon!

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SHAPESHIFTER09 5/17/2013 9:04AM

    I'm sorry you've got the blahs. I an definitely relate! For me, when I'm feeling that way, I just make myself go to the gym anyway. Sometimes I only do a little bit, and other times, just being there inspires me to do more. Don't give up- as long as you keep moving forward, you're going to make progress. Best of luck!

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PINKEUROGIRL 5/17/2013 7:59AM

    You can do it!

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NSV of the mental variety

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I had my follow-up with the surgeon today re: pilonidal cyst. I don't need surgery now, although I may in the future. Hey, I'll call that a win!

As for the NSV....the surgeon's office is on the third floor. When you walk in the building the elevators are right there, but I just kept walking back to the far corner and took the stairs. Granted, three flights of stairs isn't much physically, but in my mind just saying "NO!" to the elevator felt like a HUGE accomplishment! emoticon

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KITTY_M 5/15/2013 10:00AM

    Every NSV is a step in the right direction. Way to go!

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KARENE10 5/15/2013 8:53AM

    I had a Pilonidal Cyst removed. It first appeared when I was 16 and went away but then in my 20's it came back and I needed surgery. It hasn't returned (and I'm MUCH older:) emoticon on walking up all those steps!

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    Awesome NSV!!!

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SHAPESHIFTER09 5/14/2013 7:55PM

    Every single positive step you take is a step closer to your goals! Keep up the great work!

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