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Middle of the Week (5)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I set some (what I hope are) good challenges for the group this week -
Nutritional - 2L water/day, 6 servings of fruits/veggies
Cardio - 30 minutes per day 6/7 days OR 180 minutes total for the week
Strength - planks (3 @ 30 seconds), 2 full-body workouts
And another pound release!

So far, I'm good with the water on all three days and the veggies on 2/3. I've done two days of cardio and have already hit 188 minutes AND I've done one full body workout so far.

Now if I could just EAT better and get into the "within calorie range" habit again. I know that my training has tapered and I recently started taking a new medication.... but I'm not very happy with my weight right now. Strangely enough, if I'd have never seen 120, I'd be perfectly happy at this weight. It's weird how your mindset changes when you see how successful you CAN be....

  
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GEOGIRL 3/26/2009 5:01PM

  I hear you, I could be perfectly happy with my current weight but I've seen lower and want to get back there, success can be addictive!

Way to go on the cardio!

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SKOUET 3/26/2009 1:31AM

    I'm thinking the weather might have to do a lot with how we feel - we seem to have gone through the same mood swings lately! Has to be the weather :) Looks like it's sunny for us! Good luck with your eating! You CAN do it!!

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Snow Day!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This is the current view (4:25 MT) from my front step. Blech!!



  
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WOODHEAT 3/23/2009 8:13AM

    Bring on the spring! I'm ready for warm runs filled with the sounds of the birds surrounding me!


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BOBBYD31 3/22/2009 11:21PM

    please keep it.........

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CASSIOEPIA 3/22/2009 10:25PM

    Penny, was it all gone before this? We still have lots of snow here, but then we are farther north. Urghhh, is this ever going to end.

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GIGI1222 3/22/2009 6:28PM

    I am so sorry emoticon That really stinks, now that it is spring.

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Imagine that! Oh and the last day of week four

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This morning I showed Richard my pre-Spark photo from my Sparkpage.... he said "who's that?". He honestly didn't recognize me. He's often told me how proud he is of me and it really does my heart and mind good. BUT. Today was different because he REALLY got to see how far I've come. It's so nice to be with someone who appreciates the work that I put into my fitness and health. emoticon

Last week's goals were:
Nutritional - stay within calories 5/7 days. - NOT DONE - achieved once
Drink at least 2L of water per day - NOT DONE - 6/7
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days - NOT DONE - 4/5
Strength - NOT DONE- 1/3
Stretch - remember to stretch after every workout - DONE
Blog - at least twice to keep yourself accountable - DONE
RELEASE ONE POUND - to be decided in the morning.


  
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SKOUET 3/23/2009 11:45PM

    That must have been such a nice feeling - having one of the person you care the most about saying out loud how incredible is what you have achieved so far! I'm really happy for you! Congrats!
I remember thinking the same thing when I saw an obvious 'old' picture of you on facebook - I couldn't believe how much you'd lost from your lower area! This is awesome. I really thought that people with 'larger' bottoms could work as hard as they could without ever getting rid of it. I guess you proved me wrong! Again, congrats!!!

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5% Challenge - end of week three

Monday, March 16, 2009

Last weeks challenges didn't end so well for me.
Nutritional - stay within calories 5/7 days - NOT EVEN CLOSE
Cardio - 180 minutes - 243 MINUTES COMPLETED
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks 3 days (This one's tough - you can substitute 3 good days of strength training if you prefer) - NONE DONE AT ALL
Stretch - remember to stretch after every workout - DONE
Blog - at least twice to keep yourself accountable - JEEZ LOUISE! I DIDN'T EVEN DO THIS ONE.

So I guess I have a lot of room for improvement this week. My challenges are:
Nutritional - stay within calories 5/7 days. Drink at least 2L of water per day.
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks (3 days) OR 3 strength workouts.
Stretch - remember to stretch after every workout
Blog - at least twice to keep yourself accountable
RELEASE ONE POUND

Dangit!! this week I HAVE to commit. My health deserves it.

  


5% Challenge - End of week two

Monday, March 09, 2009

Nutritional - include 5 servings of fruit and vegetables in your "diet" daily- DONE 6/7 DAYS
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days - 4/5 DONE
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks 3 days - 1/3
Blog at least twice - DONE
"water" goal of 2L per day - 6/7 DONE
"staying within calories" at least 5/7 days - NOT DONE 0/7

Except for the fact that I didn't stay within my calories once last week, I am happy with how things turned out. There was only one day that I didn't drink all of my water and one day that I didn't eat all my fruits and veggies. I didn't do 5 x 30 minutes of cardio but I did do 2.5 hours total so that's pretty good.
I'm kind of looking foward to tomorrow's weigh in just to see if I will gain anymore weight. Gawd, I hope not.

  


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