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Rereading a lot of good sparkarticles today...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Here are two of my favorites:



Thursday, July 17, 2014

I had today's meals planned out well, but decided to forgo my planned dinner for a night out that included drinks and a late night stop at Jimboy's. I learned something from this- I could have had a balanced dinner and still gone out for an hour to see my friends and their art show. I could have also had one simple drink or none at all and still had fun. I need to realize that every time is a choice between staying in this rut even longer or putting in the hard work to get where I truly want to be.

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REECANDOIT 8/1/2014 1:44PM

    For me personally, it works better to work in small amounts of the foods I love rather than have a "cheat" day. This article explains it much better and I totally agree:

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    Although I agree that in order for us to get out of certain ruts related to our weight loss, I feel that sometimes it is ok to take a day off from our programs. The big problem is when we work our programs 1 or two days and the rest are used as days!
Do what you feel is best for you, that's what counts! emoticon

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SJMONROE2 7/17/2014 12:49PM

  I agree. A healthy life style is not about depriving yourself. It's about making sensible CHOICES which include sometimes chucking "the plan" and going with a new one. emoticon

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Gotta catch that wagon

Monday, July 09, 2012

I just typed and deleted all of the excuses that I used this weekend for why I didn't get on the bike and ride.

And in the end, they are all crap!

Promising only myself to do better this week and get some miles in.

Every ride is epic, because you're riding.

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BLUE42DOWN 7/9/2012 5:16PM

    At least if you're running after the wagon, you're burning calories, right?


Honestly, sometimes it takes putting our reasons out in front of us to recognize when they are just excuses. emoticon for seeing that and determining to overcome them this week!

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REECANDOIT 7/9/2012 4:01PM

    Thanks, Dana!

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DANAWALKER4 7/9/2012 3:59PM

  Riding is easier than walking. I was looking at some mountaiin bikes today. That is Ok if you do not ride just every day. Just do not let yourself get lazy. I know you won't. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Ride a f'n bike!

Monday, July 02, 2012

So, I am beginning a love affair with cycling! Purchased a used road bike about a month ago and I LOVE riding it!

Two years ago, I signed up to do a bike trek, but failed to actually ride because I didn't have the money to purchase a proper bike. I have signed up again this year, and I am so excited to actually ride. My goal is 25-30 miles per day, and the trek is 3 consecutive days of riding.

It feels insanely good to be active and also find an activity that I really enjoy. It sucks when you have to force yourself to workout, and you fall off the wagon repeatedly because it literally holds no enjoyment. I love the way I feel when I'm riding: the wind, the workout, the freedom, the speed, the soreness afterward, etc.

I don't even mind the spandex. ;)

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REECANDOIT 7/3/2012 5:05PM

    Hi there! Yeah my goal is to do 25-30 miles per day at the bike trek, but for now I'm doing about the same as you. I try to ride a few times a week, and I want to start being more consistent and riding every other day. Right now I'm varying between 10-18 mile rides.

Like my bf says, every ride is epic. Because you're riding! So, even if you only feel good enough to ride 8 miles, that's great!

I'll have to look into this cream you're talking about. No major chafing so far, and the soreness goes away faster each time I climb onto the seat.

I plan on going for an early morning ride tomorrow.

Congrats on falling in love with cycling!!! :D

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KLYNCHHERE 7/3/2012 4:54PM

    I started riding three weeks ago. No where near 25-30 miles per day, but 10-14 miles per day. I have not been active pretty much my entire adult life, other than running errands and taking care of my three kids, and it feels great to bike. I cannot believe how much I enjoy it and look forward to getting on my bike. I don't mind the spandex either, happy for it actually, as after my fifth day I was raw, yes I said it RAW.
Now, thanks to bike shorts and utter ride is so much more enjoyable and growing. I joined a local bike club and am looking forward to participating. I have a lot of weight to lose, and I am stuck right now on a plateau but I am not giving up.
Will be reading your blogs for inspiration to get to 25-30 miles per day myself.
Thanks and keep it up!! And I will keep it up, too. :) emoticon

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A small bump in the road

Friday, May 11, 2012

On Wednesday, I had scheduled a few cardio workouts using Sparkpeople videos and also some strength training to finish things off. As it turns out, I barely made it though Nicole's Jump Start Cardio 10 minute video, because my feet were hurting so bad.

It really pays to have good workout shoes, I know this. I knew better than to wear my old, semi-too tight sneakers. Everyone needs the proper shoes for whatever they plan on doing before they work out. So I injured my feet and was unable to even complete my Daily Challenge which was to lift one leg off the floor for an extended period of stretch and balance. What a bummer!

The good news is, I was able to find a hopefully good pair of crosstrainer shoes from the Nike outlet, that I will be trying out this weekend. I learned that crosstrainer shoes don't typically have much arch support. I had asked about it because I've been told and read many articles that say that people with flat feet (ME!) need much arch support. So, I may have to buy some inserts from a local drugstore.

I have also heard from a couple of friends about the shoes that have toes and barely any extra cushion. I've been told that I should try those, as wearing regular shoes over the years is what makes a person's feet so flat. I must say though, that I've always had flat feet, I inherited them from my mom. Thanks, mom! Haha so I don't know that I put much stock in those toe shoes.

How about you?


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