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Bu-bye 2010!

Sunday, January 02, 2011


This is me and my friend, Rebecca, she's one of my bestest friends.

I spent my last night in the year 2010 running and watching movies with 2 out of 3 of my favourite men. The third one ditched us to sleep over at his friend's house... rotten kid.
To start tho', Paul and I did the "Resolution Run". It was my 6th and his 2nd. We aced it. They gave us hot chocolate and cinnamon buns to celebrate our victory. After, we grabbed a pizza, some wings and some popcorn and headed back to finish off the night with a few good movies and my oldest son, Colin. Logan was the ditcher emoticon

For those of you keeping up with my blogs, I did NOT meet my December goals. Not all of them, anyway. I did pretty okay with the basic nutrition stuff - fruit, vegetables, water - but I didn't do so well with my actual calories. I also did not add more than a couple strength training sessions in. No yoga whatsoever. Am I disappointed in myself? A little. If I had a really good reason for not succeeding, I'd be ok but I did not. That was December, though, and this is January 2011. I have some new goals.

#1 - water - my new water bottle holds 600 ml of H2O and I intend to drink four of them a day.
#2 - fruits/vegs - I'm continuing to consume at LEAST five servings a day.
#3 - exercise - I've told my new BLC15 team that I will do 210 minutes a week of exercise.
#4 - blogging - I will blog a minimum of once a week.
#5 - strength training - I'll keep adding this to my list until I do it - once a week.
#6 - yoga - once a week (when I don't have the boys) for sure...
#7 - track my food 7/7 days and stay in range at least 5/7.

That's all for this month. So far, so good.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/2/2011 11:51PM

    sweet pic of your and Paul. Great goals,too,btw!

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BOBBYD31 1/2/2011 11:43PM

    nice set of goals penny and love the pic of you and paul

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ZORAHGAIL 1/2/2011 11:26PM

    You can do it Penny!

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MKKAYA 1/2/2011 11:15PM

    Penny we are here to keep you on track or you might get some fire breathed at you. that wil heat Calgary right up. :-)

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ETTEZEUS 1/2/2011 11:08PM

    Go Penny Go!
Dragons will hold you accountable!

PS, nice pics!

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December begins....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Last month I was at 30%.
Eleven days out of thirty, I ate within my calorie range.
I ran on 12 days - that was 74+ kms. For that, I'm happy. I missed a few runs due to illness and mom-type obligations but, overall, I think my two "races" made up up for those.
Fruits and veggies were good on the weekdays, less than stellar on the weekends.

Other November high points: CFL Western Finals game. Sure, the Stamps lost but I had a great time.
No weight gain. No weight loss. Two inches gone from my waist.

This month:
I want to do more strength training and yoga. I received a 20 for $20 pass with my favourite trainer. If I don't die, it'll make me a stronger person and runner.
I want to make it through the month running 3 times a week. (which means, first and foremost, I have to make up tonight's run)
I want to continue to meet my fruit/water/veggie goals.
I REALLY want 80% of my month to be gold-star days. That's 24 days. I'm pretty sure I can do that if I don't eat when I'm angry or sad or bored.
I want to knock the dust off my ice skates and enjoy skating again. Maybe do some roller-blading?
I'm sure I'll think of some other things but for now, I think I've got a good start to my goals.

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SKOUET 12/10/2010 12:55PM

    20 for $20? That's awesome!!! Hope you meet your December goal!

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ETTEZEUS 12/3/2010 9:06PM

    You can do it Penny! Be persistent!

Good luck in Vegas this weekend!


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ONE*BUSY*MOM 12/2/2010 12:03PM

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Here's to lots of gold stars!

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KEAKMAN 12/2/2010 10:29AM

    emoticon And you are off to a great start! WOOHOO - let's see that grow to 24!!

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BETH0720 12/2/2010 10:01AM

    Awsome job!!

You missed one November highlight though.....the Riders lost the cup!!! emoticon

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GEOGIRL 12/2/2010 9:45AM

  Looks like you have a good plan for the month!

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MKKAYA 12/2/2010 2:02AM

    Looks good Penny! You have lots of things to keep you busy and to confuse that body of yours. good luck with all those things! I know you wi do great with your food! Have fun in Vegas!!!

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November 14th through 20th

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The good -
Three runs totalling 21 kms.
Water, fruits and vegetables - met my goal almost every single day.
Weigh in day had me down to 130. (lost a whole half a pound this week)
The bad -
On the days that I screwed up nutritionally - I REALLY screwed up.
I didn't do any strength training.
The ugly -
Nope, no ugly.... I'm feeling pretty good lately.

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Tonight, I ran an 8km "race" called Sight Night. It was the first year that they've held it and I LOVED it! It had a fairly flat route, the weather was chilly (-17C) but comfortable and we got a super-duper fantastic headlamp in our schwag bag. connect.garmin.com/activity/57378652
Tomorrow begins a new week. First up: 9 km run with my HM Clinic peeps. Then it's home for a quick shower and change of clothes before I go to my second ever Calgary Stampeders game.
It's gonna be a cold one but I think I'm prepared.
I'll let you know how it turns out.

  
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ETTEZEUS 11/23/2010 9:03PM

    Did you enjoy the game?

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/21/2010 11:22PM

    Sounds like a pretty good week anyway Penny. Hope you didn't freeze to death at the game!

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GEOGIRL 11/21/2010 10:43AM

  Sounds like a decent week! Enjoy the game and try to stay warm!

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KEAKMAN 11/21/2010 9:21AM

    HAVE FUN! I love football and my dream is to make it to a Steelers game someday.

How many stars for the week??

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CASSIOEPIA 11/21/2010 8:58AM

    Last night's hope was that Durant is a bigger man than Burris, so he will be able to survive the cold and the wind chill a bit longer. The one I'm really worried about is Penny! Dress warm, and use Paul to your full advantage ;)

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RACING4ME 11/21/2010 1:50AM

    You are so good when you are bad!! Looking forward to you and Judi fighting about how many players are on the field:)

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Monday

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My goal was to be within calorie range. What actually happened was that I was 128 calories over. I did make the fruit, veggies and water goals that I set so I'm still good with today.
Tomorrow I run!

  
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KEAKMAN 11/17/2010 8:17AM

    Sounds pretty darned good to me! Enjoy your run!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 11/16/2010 1:59AM

    Woo hoo!

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This week in review (7th - 13th)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This week:
I consumed 11,290 calories. That's four days eating within range, two over and one under (Sunday, I was sick).
I burned 1320 calories. Not bad considering that was over three days.
I ran once - 3 kms. Twice if you count the mile that I ran at the gym to warm up for my ST session.
I strength trained twice.
I drank my goal of 2L+ per day - 6/7 days.
I at my goal of 5+ servings of fruits/veggies - 5/7 days

The plan for next week:
In range 5/7 days
Burn 1800 calories (minimum). Should be doable because last week, I missed two runs.
Strength train twice.
Drink my water & eat my fruits/veggies.

Tracking todays fitness before I did it REALLY helped me follow through so I might do that again this coming week. I might also start pre-tracking my meals again, too. Just for added accountability.

  
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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/14/2010 11:38PM

    Looks like you had an awesome week Penny!

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MKKAYA 11/14/2010 11:14PM

    Penny, Nice job this week!!!

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GEOGIRL 11/14/2010 1:26PM

  I totally find pre tracking my meals the way to keep me on track, hope next week is fabulous for you! I just loved my LSD run this morning....I'm digging this fall weather, too bad it won't last forever :)

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KEAKMAN 11/13/2010 11:50PM

    Sounds like a bunch of gold stars coming your way.....18 if I counted correctly!

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