RUNNINGWILD   141,529
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
RUNNINGWILD's Recent Blog Entries

July week two - progress

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This week went by way too quickly. I think it's because I'm SO unprepared for the family's trip to NS next week that Sunday feels like it should be a week away but, in reality, it's tomorrow.
My progress this week:
1 - to continue running 3 times a week
**again, easy peasy goal here. I even ran on Tuesday BEFORE our cross-training class which happened to be BEFORE my bootcamp. (ugh)
2 - to lose my last five pregnancy pounds
**The scale did not move this week. I even got off of it and negotiated with it. When I stepped back on, the number had not changed. I flipped it the bird and moved on with my day.
3 - to blog my progress every Saturday
**Here I am! On schedule, even.
4 - to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day
**The hot continues.. I'm drinking 8+ per day.
5 - to sleep 7 hours a night
**Except for the night that Roo fell out of bed, I'm good on this one.
6 - to add two- days of strength training to my week
**Boot camp on Tuesday & Thursday this week. Nothing else tho'.
7 - to add one day of yoga/stretching to my week
**okay, NEXT week for sure. emoticon

I have to get to bed. I had a nap today but the effects are starting to wear off. I have to share this before I go though:

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANDIRUNS 7/18/2012 9:12PM

    Haha! I've had many discussions with my scale. Not nice ones, either. Evil things. Have a fun trip!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASSIOEPIA 7/16/2012 3:45PM

    Love that look on her face.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONE*BUSY*MOM 7/15/2012 2:35AM

    Roo is such a cutie!

I know you're frustrated and want to lose those last 5 pregnancy pounds, but you really are doing amazing. Roo's still just a wee babe and here you are almost at your pre-pregnancy weigh, running HM, and going to fitness classes. Truly, you are rockin' it! Keep up the GREAT work.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLASSART43 7/14/2012 8:39PM

    Roo is so adorable! We're going to miss you on the Warriors, Penny, but I'm sure there will be sharing between the two teams, and meanwhile we have SAC to look forward to.

If you find the secret to losing those last few pounds, let me know please. I'm no good at negotiating.

emoticon

Marianne

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNNY135 7/14/2012 11:05AM

    You're funny Penny, flipping the bird, never thought of that. Lol Your daugther is a cutie pie, she has a lucky mom, a mom that's focused on a healthy lifestyle. She's been on healthy, athletic and happy child.

Have a great weekend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
A-STRONGER-ME 7/14/2012 9:24AM

    It actually gets LOUD in my bathroom when the scale will not negotiate!!

You always make me smile! So do Roo's pictures!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANEGSN 7/14/2012 9:19AM

    Penny - I laughed at your expressing your feelings to the scale. Those scales are STUPID, don't give them too much weight (ha ha), I mean credit. At your point how you feel about how your body looks and how others say you look is more important.

Cute pic - what an expression!

Report Inappropriate Comment


BLC Summer Break Plan

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sadly, BLC19 ends this coming Tuesday. Happily, the Seasonal Accountability Challenge begins on the 25th so there won't be too many days when I'll be accountable to no one but myself. THAT could not end well.
To stay on track over the BLC Break, I intend to:
-post my goals on a monthly basis.
-post my progress on a weekly basis.
-hold myself accountable to my SAC team daily.
-work towards losing these last darn 3 pounds. (interesting fact: I took my emoticon to the vet today and he also has to lose 3 pounds)
-keep running
-keep ST
-start flexibility training (yoga, pilates, tai chi - SOMETHING!)
-CHECK IN WITH MY TEAM ONCE A DAY (or more)


Ok, you know you spend too much time on FB when you try to "tag" people in your blog post.... *sigh*

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAYEMC 7/19/2012 11:20AM

    You've got some great goals during the break. I've had a rough week but plan on getting back on track next week with SAC.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIZZYP609 7/18/2012 8:12AM

    Oh i have no doubt you will do all of these things. Loving your energy Lady!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PKCTTS 7/14/2012 11:42AM

    I too am 3 lbs away from my BLC 19 goal. I trying like crazy to make it happen this week, but it will definitely be gone by the beginning of next round. Looks for some good power yoga - you get the flexibility and balance and work the muscles like crazy all at the same time.



Report Inappropriate Comment
A-STRONGER-ME 7/14/2012 9:26AM

    Always pushing - I LOVE IT!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SRITHI97 7/14/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROUNDTOWNMOM 7/14/2012 8:52AM

    Penny, we'll lose those last stubborn pounds together...............one stupid pound at a time!!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANEGSN 7/13/2012 2:13PM

    Penny have fun in SAC and I will see you on Amazon Warriors break challenges also.
Persistence will overcome that last 3 lbs.

Report Inappropriate Comment


July week one - progress

Sunday, July 08, 2012

to paraphrase Winnie the Pooh: "Mind over matter makes the bear unfatter" and that seems to be where I'm at right now. Letting my mind guide my body to do what it otherwise might not because I'm so sick of feeling "fluffy" that I just have to do something about it.
To recap, my goals are:
1 - to continue running 3 times a week
**This one's easy because I love my half marathon group and I hate it when I don't make it out for a run with them.
2 - to lose my last five pregnancy pounds
**This one is NOT so easy. I did, however, lose another pound as of Wednesday. That brings me down to four gone as of June 1. Four more to go.
3 - to blog my progress every Saturday
**Aside from being a day late... lalalalala
4 - to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day
**It's been kind of hot here. I've been going above and beyond on this one.
5 - to sleep 7 hours a night
**Hit or miss. I usually get 7 but not straight. I've had four or five nights so I'm not complaining.
6 - to add two- days of strength training to my week
**Boot camp on Tuesday & Thursday kicked my butt. I attribute the lose of pounds and inches to this class.
7 - to add one day of yoga/stretching to my week
emoticon oops. Maybe this coming week....

I've been running my Mother to blood tests and doc appointments so my mornings are kind of shot. I'm getting lots of cardio and *some* ST but no yoga yet. It'll be my thing to work on this week.
So, yes, this is kind of a weird photo to post and, yes, I was a little weirded out when my son's friend took it BUT it shows that my hard work's paying off. My arms look tighter and my waist is looking trimmer. I feel good about things.


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WESTJETDIANE 7/10/2012 12:29PM

    you look great! and those arms are definitely from all of that punching at boot camp! I am starting to see the toning coming in mine as well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNNY135 7/8/2012 11:59PM

    You're looking good, keep up the great work.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASSIOEPIA 7/8/2012 10:11PM

    Hot Mama! Great job on the goals and on the results.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYEMC 7/8/2012 7:52PM

    Your arms are looking pretty darn buff GF!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONE*BUSY*MOM 7/8/2012 6:25PM

    You're looking awesome, Penny! Keep up the great work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 7/8/2012 5:47PM

    I agree-you're looking good,Momma! I'm sure that bootcamp is doing wonderful things! NICE JOB!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JESUS.SAVED.ME 7/8/2012 5:34PM

    Hahahahahaha, that is a funny photo for a sons friend to take. But I'd take it as a compliment :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
THOMS1 7/8/2012 4:16PM

    Good goals! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


July goals

Monday, July 02, 2012

For me, July is the month that I would like to:


1 - continue running 3 times a week
2 - lose my last five pregnancy pounds
3 - blog my progress every Saturday
4 - drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day
5 - sleep 7 hours a night
6 - add two days of strength training to my week
7 - add one day of yoga/stretching to my week

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ZORAHGAIL 7/3/2012 7:01PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYEMC 7/3/2012 4:20PM

    Great goals, and congrats on loosing most of that pregnancy weight. Good job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASSIOEPIA 7/2/2012 10:43PM

    I love me some summer time yoga on the grass in the backyard! Enjoy :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNNY135 7/2/2012 10:08PM

    Sounds awesome, achievable.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RDARLING 7/2/2012 7:17PM

    Great goals, might join you on a few...like all but #2! Have a great July!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JESUS.SAVED.ME 7/2/2012 4:14PM

    Perfect goal setting. Achievable, manageable.

Report Inappropriate Comment


A compliment...or two :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

This weekend, I ran the Starbucks Run for Women 10k on Saturday and then the HM clinic group run 9 km on Sunday. I felt pretty good while running both. The weather was perfect. No small feat on Saturday when, up until 30 minutes before the race, it was pouring. I'm not kidding, I was actually starting to wonder if it would be a smart run to do. It was raining that hard. Here's some of the girls and I with the firemen that were handing out the bling at the finish line.

And here's the link to the race course itself. I've been told the elevation doesn't look that bad but, trust me, the hills were real butt blasters. connect.garmin.com/activity/19196497
3

On Sunday, my HM clinic and I were scheduled to run 9kms (LSD). I was happily surprised to see so many from the day before out to run again. Literally, I was giddy with joy. During our run, I dealt with something that I'm REALLY not comfortable with.... twice. Two of my buddies gave me compliments on my weightloss. The second, however, was very specific. "Your ass is looking great". I just grinned and said thank you. (In case you're wondering why PEHASS2/Paul won't mind reading this, the compliment came from a woman) Personally, since I get to see it w/o its spandex/lycra covering, I don't see the big deal BUT it was still nice to hear that my hard work is paying off. I have, however, noticed less jiggle when I run. I like that.

For my next trick, I'd like to have defined arms and less tricep wiggle.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLACKROSE_222 6/30/2012 2:08PM

    I got a nice run in on Saturday before it really got bad, too... and I also enjoyed the Fireman pictures you posted. NOM!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASSIOEPIA 6/27/2012 11:40AM

    WOOHOO!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIZZYP609 6/26/2012 9:39AM

    This makes me smile!

Such a great feeling getting those compliments...which is the exact reason why maintenance is so hard! You have come such a long way since Roo was born. I am so proud of you! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONE*BUSY*MOM 6/26/2012 3:32AM

    Lookin' good, girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYEMC 6/25/2012 5:39PM

    Good job on the two back-to-back runs. I hear you on the tricep wiggle.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DENAMARIE1 6/25/2012 1:25PM

    Nice!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARGARITTM 6/25/2012 12:40PM

    Good job on the runs.

That is a great race t!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANEGSN 6/25/2012 12:13PM

    Getting some nice curves. Keep up the ST and you will see less jiggle in your arms also.

Report Inappropriate Comment
A-STRONGER-ME 6/25/2012 12:05PM

    Like the Energizer Bunny . . . - I am impressed!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNNY135 6/25/2012 12:03PM

    Great job, yes the rain gods stopped to watch you run. Compliments are always welcome, running is so great on the toosh and legs.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRISTINA791 6/25/2012 11:58AM

    Wow... nice job running on Saturday. I'm ashamed to say that I opened my eye, looked out at the weather, and immediately went back to sleep (I did get a workout in later, but I totally wimped out on going outside).

It's always a nice boost to get a compliment. I think it's easy to focus on the less-than-perfect while not seeing the overall changes, so it's a good reminder when someone notices. Looking great!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Last Page