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Week 10, Day 1

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Calories - 2099 Veggies - 4 Fruit - 2 Cardio/Strength - None
This wasn't exactly a perfect day but close enough ESPECIALLY since I also pulled off seven hours of sleep last night (whoohoo!)

Something cute happened tonight. I called into GL to cancel my tanning and was asked if I was working tonight... when I said no she said "awww". She was genuinely disappointed :~) That's never happened before. It feels good.

OH! and I was down to 121 this morning!!

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ARTEMESIAA 5/6/2008 12:38AM

    Nice job keeping yourself committed to this!

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FITGIRL15 5/6/2008 12:33AM

    Feels good to be loved, doesn't it? emoticon

And HOORAY on the weigh in! That's so great!

OMG... that's your goal weight! emoticon CONGRATS you!!!

Comment edited on: 5/6/2008 12:34:13 AM

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The eve of week 10

Monday, May 05, 2008

It's Sunday, May 4th and tomorrow is the first day of the last week of our 5% challenge. The ladies have done well and I'm very proud of all of them. Even if they didn't meet the 5% goal, they tried really hard and made some good changes in their eating and fitness habits.

This week:
The good ~ I stayed within calorie range four out of seven days.
I drank at least 2L of water a day.
I had at least 4 servings of veggies and fruit per day and, often, 6 or more.
I ran four days for a total of 35ish kilometres.
The bad ~ I did not do any strength training. I'll work to improve on that this week.

I leave for Halifax in exactly one week. Before then, I want to:
~strength train twice
~run three times
~maintain my water/fruit/veggies consumption
~stay within calorie range at least four days
I want to finish the challenge weighing the same as I did (or less) than I did when it started.
Totally doable. I hope.

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FITGIRL15 5/5/2008 1:00PM

    You are such a great motivator, I KNOW you can knock your items off that to-do list before the week is up!

What was the 5% challenge?

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The eve of week 9

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ok, week 8 didn't happen emoticon I had two good nutritional days and only 3 good cardio workouts, ONE strength training day. Oh dear.
Today (Sunday) starts week 9 and I've already maxed out my calories to burn for this week. If I can get a grip on the nutritional, I should be alright.

Today was good but boy-oh am I physically tired. I got up way too early and ran 18+ kms. Then, the family & I spent 3+ hours moving my mom from one apartment on the second floor to another that also happened to be on a second floor. Heavy lifting AND stairs.. whoohoo!! The only unfortunate part of the day is that I couldn't track dinner (chinese food) but considering I burned over 2500 calories, I'm not too worried. I enjoyed ever last one. Is that wrong? LOL.

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JACKYCW 5/2/2008 4:23AM

    congrats on such a great week!

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FITGIRL15 4/30/2008 12:02AM

    What do you do when you can't really track something? Do you add it to your comments section, or do you just omit it?

PS. Take a rest sweetie, sound like your body needs it :)

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KWASYLIW 4/28/2008 9:56AM

    Got to love moving (said with tons of sarcasm). Great work out, YES! Much fun, NO! One of the many reasons, I stay I hope everything went well.

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Week 8, Day 1

Monday, April 21, 2008

I spent so much time yesterday focusing on the bad parts of the weekend that I didn't take time to reflect on the good. So here goes:
Saturday, I got up at the crack of silliness (0545) and prepared to head down to the Calgary Tower for MY second (annual) Climb for Wilderness. Last year, I made the 1 km run and climb up the 802 stairs in 16 minutes. This year, my goals were different because I didn't do the run. I just wanted to make it up to the top at LEAST four times and, hopefully, five. Kerry challenged me to lap her at least once and I took her up on it. I'd have made it, too if the elevator didn't have such a big line up. (that's my story anyway). I reached my initial goal of climbing the four times and averaged about 9:30 for each climb. Not a bad day. I think that I might have done five but I got tired of waiting for the elevator after the 4th finish and took the stairs down. Midway, I got a weird cramp in my foot that scared me... so I bailed. I had to run on Sunday and NOTHING was going to get in the way of that. Besides, our brunch reservations were for 1130 and I was a little bit on the hungry side. emoticon
Later that night Glen and I finally got our "date night". It's been way too long since we did something like watching a movie & cuddling on the couch. We watched "live free or die hard". We're SO romantic. It was good for my psyche, tho'. And it gave us a chance to just be.
Another bit of awesome that I got to participate in this weekend. I was working and Neptune42 came in for a workout. She hopped on her favourite machine and hung out there for a while. After a bit, I heard a very excited "PENNY!" and when I went over she said "I finally broke 5 k on this thing!". It was so cool that I got to be there for that. She was just glowing. Have I mentioned that I *L*O*V*E* job #3?
OH (and how could I forget this?!) THE FLAMES WON THEIR GAME! GO KIPPER! GO FLAMES!
Anyway, I'm over the loss of mileage on Sunday and I'm refocused on attaining this weeks mileage. The Bluenose Half is rapidly approaching and I leave for Halifax in THREE weeks. (happy dance) I can't wait to see Mel again.


Stupid, stupid, stupid cold

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ya know, I'm starting to think that I can't have a "nice" 20 km run. This morning, even tho' technically I was running two 10's, it was -12 with a windchill of -23. My first 10 was cut short at 7 because of wind, blowing snow and crappy pathways. My second 10 was cut short for much the same reasons with the additional joy of 6-10 inch drifts of snow. I swear, I'm just going to curl into a fetal position before my next 20k training run and stay there.
C'mon it's frickin' Spring. What is going on??
I work this afternoon at job #3, so perhaps I'll hope on the treadmill and finish the distance that I missed this morning. And do a FitFix, too. I need the endorphins. I'm so upset right now.
Ok, shower, food and no more pity-me party!

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FITGIRL15 4/21/2008 3:46PM

    Trust me, I feel your pain! I was all geared up to get outside myself Friday Morning.. then it hit me. The snow and fricken wind! WTF??? emoticon
So I have created a little fitness oasis (haha) in my unfinished basement, and I did some skipping, plyometrics and dancing to newly acquired tunes on my iPod. It actually wasn't bad! :)

But I still hate this weather. I'm with you.

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