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Still Running!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back to running - Day 3...and my foot is fine -- Yayyy!

It is such a great start to the day, I missed it so much when I couldn't. I am not running for speed at this point, just getting my muscles back in the groove - 30 minutes per day on my awesome treadmill.

Hoping to run two 5ks in August, a mile run in September, and my first Mud Run in October!

  
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EDENZMOM 7/22/2011 8:37AM

    those are great goals!
i can't wait to hear all about them!

I also promised that I would run a 5km with a friend in August, but i don't know if I can get there yet.
I ran 3.65km without any difficulties, but for me, being a single mom of a 19 month old... I find it hard to get the time to go out and run.
I might have to invest in a treadmill like you have.

Good luck on your runs and your goals!

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Back to Running...Foot is Better!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

After lots of rest and stretching and wearing my running shoes everywhere, I am happy to announce that I am able to run again! Yayyyy!! I walked the dog 1 mile as my warm up - after stretching my feet out. I jogged 30 minutes on my treadmill as I watched "Good Morning America" then did a 5 minute walk cool down.


It feels so good to be back in action!! :)

  
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LIVINGTHELIFE78 7/21/2011 1:36PM

    Good for you!

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Surrounding myself with great friends, humor and balance...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I went to Atlantic City to see Sheryl Crow with my husband and 2 other couples. It was a spur of the moment trip...the kind where someone brings up a concert they heard about and in 15 minutes everyone has -- thanks to the internet -- bought concert tickets and booked a night at a local hotel.

We piled in a car, got a flat on the way, but laughed as our husbands tried to change a tire in the pouring rain (ended up calling for help). It seemed that we had one funny challenge after another; no one got frustrated. It was what it was which in reality was not the end of the world, just a bump in the road.

I feel so fortunate to be part of a group that sees the humor in things; they are not in a rush "to get there", and just enjoy life and go with the flow. All of our kids are grown (in their early 20's) and I think we appreciate not having a "full" schedules, babysitters (except for our dogs, of course), and also not having to report to anyone (ok, our kids do ask us where we are occasionally through texting).

I think that is why this new journey into eating healthier and making sure I exercise at least 30 minutes a day fits so well into my life right now. As I raised my kids, I yo-yo dieted and exercised. If I was stressed with their problems, I didn't eat at all, when they were okay or I was bored I would not eat okay. I also never could balance both. When I stayed home with the kids, I worked out at the gym for 1 1/2 hours a day (the gym had babysitting) I was in the best shape of my life. But, when I started my business I worked well over 12 hours per day then took YEARS figuring out how to balance it out.

I am still working on the balancing part of it, but, I feel at ease knowing that that is what I need to focus on. Just getting that 30 minutes of exercise in - even if I am on vacation and enjoying food with friend, makes me feel like I didn't lose track of my goal.

  
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RIVADERCHI 7/10/2011 11:11PM

    Great blog, R. Mom! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! Sounds like you got the "cheap" stairmaster exercise... very effective! That's wonderful that you incorporate good eating and exercise wherever you are and have wonderful friends and hubby too, to celebrate life. I saw Sheryl Crow when she was just starting out... she's very good! Have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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Nothing in the World Like Fresh Fruits & Vegetables!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Oh my gosh! How easy it is to stay within my calorie intake during the summer! Yayyyy!! With fresh cherries to munch on as a snack at my desk at work it is a no-brainer!! I love bringing a 1/2 pint of blueberries to work as well! Strawberries are great too! All I have to do is wash them! Yes!!!! And, for dinner I cook from my garden -- saute extra virgin picante olive oil and garic pepper, add zucchini, tomatoes, jalapenos and add some cooked chicken breast -- YUM!! It is done it 10 minutes and sooooo easy to make! I eat it all summer long! I made exra for tomorrow's lunch. I make a HUGE portion for all of my fellow workers! They love it! And, the best part of this menu is...if you want to eat more, go ahead! It is all healthy, tastes great, and is not going to mess up your calorie intake!

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RIVADERCHI 7/7/2011 11:12PM

    Hi RoxyzMom! Sounds delish! Thanks for visiting my blog! Glad someone missed me! I had a wonderful vacation and I hope you had a great 4th too. Yes, someone made a wonderful fruit salad for the party and it was so sweet and juicy, also had a watermelon... have a great week and thanks for the recipes! emoticon

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52WEEKSLAURA 7/6/2011 1:09AM

    I was munching on some blackberries today! YUMMMMY!!

Yesterday was so hard because so many people were around eating potato chips and all that crap.... emoticon

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SNW1126 7/5/2011 7:46PM

    Yes, I can't wait for my plants to actually produce.

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GORIANA 7/5/2011 7:42PM

    Couldn't agree more; fresh produce is the best!

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MJ7DM33 7/5/2011 7:42PM

  Very nice of you to share with your co-workers! emoticon

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Planning a Menu for the July 4th Celebration...

Monday, July 04, 2011

Today I have family and friends coming over. I find that it is easier to stick with my recommended calorie intake because I have control over most of the foods we will be eating. I can also plan ahead based on what they are bringing to the table. I am headed out to pick up skinless chicken breasts (for the grill), watermelon, blueberries and strawberries, and corn on the cob. I am going to make homemade baked beans. I am also going to throw in a couple finger foods they like that I won't eat (tiny hotdogs in BBQ sauce, cheese and crackers, peanuts). Someone is bringing homemade hamburgers for the grill, but I will stick with the chicken. And, last but not least...I will have my water bottle with me at all times so I limit my alcohol cals (which is Yeungling Light - 99 cals!!) I am tracking my food in Spark ahead of time to help keep me in line!!

  
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CATANTIGO 7/4/2011 10:20AM

    You've got a great plan in place. Enjoy your party!

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1LUVU2 7/4/2011 10:19AM

  That's the spirit! You're menu sounds delicious. Happy 4th of July!

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