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BOA - Week 8 Tuesday

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our challenges for this week are:
Cardio: 10 kms. Walk, run, bike
Nutrition: 6 servings of fruits and vegetables
Water: get your 8 cups a day (2L)
Strength: full body workouts - twice

I slept in until 10:00 today. When I finally got up and at 'em, I spent the day with Logan watching a movie and then I gathered up the rest of them and headed out to Cochrane for ice cream. If I'm going to splurge, it's going to be the very best: McKay's!!
Tonight we had a turkey dinner. I didn't weigh/measure anything exactly but I think I have a reasonable eye for it by now. Hopefully, I stayed within my calorie range because I have to present my journal to Chas. Ugh... I love turkey but I hate (HATE) the turkey hangover. :~) I hope I can stay awake for Biggest Loser!

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SMARA77 11/13/2008 1:07PM

    Yummmm! McKay's is the best! I used to live in Cochrane frequented there more than a few times! :P

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BOA - Week 8 Wednesday

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ugh - another early morning and another session of Boot Camp. Actually, I liked that part. I have to say, though, the sight of my own sweat dripping onto the gym floor was a little unnerving LOL. I HOPE that after six weeks of these classes, I'll have increased my upper body strength. I have got to learn how to do pushups. My limit is 10 per set and I need a good deal of rest between sets. I'm really poopered. And famished!
Oh and I'm so proud of myself!! I went into Superstore and all the Halloween candy is marked down... they had all my favourites and I WALKED AWAY!
Yay me!

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FITGIRL15 11/10/2008 6:59PM

    Sweating is a great thing! It's your body's cooling system kicking in! Not to mention is proves to me that you are staying well hydrated! Yay for drinking your water!

Personally, the feeling of getting a good sweat going is pretty exhillerating to me!

PS... congrats on walking away from those candies! I doubt I could have!

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WOODHEAT 11/7/2008 7:45PM

    Penny - I agree - good for you!
Sweat is a good thing - it shows you're working hard! Your accomplishments over the last 2 years just blow me away!

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KWASYLIW 11/6/2008 12:26AM

    Yay you!!!

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BOA - Week 8 Tuesday

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon for a couple of days but I'm back on track now.
On Sunday, I did my first long run in a long time. Actually, it was my first outdoor run in two weeks. Not that good considering I have a half marathon to complete this coming Sunday. The only other exercise that I got that day was grocery shopping. :~) In my downtime, I did make a decision to swear off fast food for the month of November. So far, so good.
Monday morning was my first day of Chas' boot camp. It was challenging but doable. I don't have any DOMS so I guess I'm ready for tomorrow's class. She promises to make each of the remaining 5 weeks more challenging than the previous week.... I'm thinking she wasn't kidding when she said one of us was going to puke. I just hope it isn't me.
Last night, I had another email showdown with the ex. Apparently, the upcoming long weekend isn't a real long weekend. Not by society's definition (his words). I say that if every school, public and separate, in Calgary is taking Monday off then it most certainly DOES count. But hey, what do I know? emoticon
On a good note.. I did not eat in anger.
Oh and I've been tracking my iron levels through Spark again. I'm back in the ranges for that, too.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/5/2008 7:52AM

    Our kids have Monday off too, here in NE Saskatchewan (and the Friday before, and the Tuesday). Definitely a long weekend for them!

It made me chuckle to see you put down grocery shopping as exercise! That used to be the case when I was dragging a toddler and baby around the store, but I don't think I could justify it anymore. I'm picturing you hauling 50 pounds of bagged groceries while walking 20 blocks home. I only had to learn that lesson once. Geez, I still wince at remembering that....

Don't puke!

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FITGIRL15 11/4/2008 12:45PM

    It isn't a STAT holiday for us offie employees, because we get the Tuesday off instead. The schools must have just given the kids the Monday off to make it easier on them! I'm sorry you had a big fight with your EX about it though! :(

Good Luck on your 1/2 marathon this Sunday! 'm sure resting up for it isn't such a bad thing!

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BOA - Week 7 Saturday

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I had a really eventful day. I worked until 12:30 and then I headed to Cardel to the blood donor clinic. For the second time since I've been donating, I was turned away for low iron. I was so bummed. I used to be very good about monitoring my iron intake and the moment I let my guard down BAM, low iron. Home for a sandwich (tuna LOL) and I was on the road again.

My next stop was Inner Spirit Photography. I have to say that, for as nervous as I was, it was a LOT of fun. I spent five hours in various stages of undress and in about a hundred different positions. I have a whole new respect for models because it is not easy to relax and feel comfortable and it is NOT easy to hold a pose. I go back to pick out my favourites on Monday, the 10th. From what I saw today, I should have no trouble picking out a half dozen or so.

Nutritionally, today was another good and bad day.
Three servings of fruit, three of vegetables, 3.5 litres of water.... and 2370 calories. Over again.

So here's my newest goal: NO fast food for the remainder of November.
This is going to take some willpower.

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FITGIRL15 11/3/2008 12:10PM

    I am so glad your photo shoot went so well! I'm pretty excited to have a photo shoot of my own soon! (well, I definitely will be having one in April before my show!!!)

How do you rectify your low iron situation?

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JEANELLEN59 11/2/2008 6:00AM

  Are you going to post some of the photos on Spark? Hope so! What an interesting day this must have been!!

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BOA - Week 7 Friday

Friday, October 31, 2008

I was doing really well today and then I got hungry. Really, really hungry. So I had some pretzels, twizzlers and banana bread. Now I'm really over on calories. 508 over. Omigosh. I think my nerves about my photos have kicked in full throttle.
Alright, focus on the good:
4 servings of fruit
4 servings of vegetables
1 hour of BodyStep and 15 minutes on the Cross Trainer (elliptical w/attitude)
2L of water
I burned off more calories today than the amount that I went over by. Hopefully, that means I'll maintain and not gain this week.
Fingers crossed.

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JEANELLEN59 11/1/2008 6:38PM

  I love Twizzlers. LOL!!!
Thanks for all the support!

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