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January 2 & 3

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Let's start with the good news. In the past three days I've run 10+ kms in three short runs. On Monday, I started with a trip out with the "Freshmen" AKA the Learn to Run group. These are the ones that have NEVER run before or have but haven't in a very long time. When we got back to the Running Room, I noticed that the "Sophmores", AKA the Learn to Run 10km group, was heading out for their first night's run. So I went with them, too. Tonight, I ran with my half marathon group, the "Juniors". emoticon I feel so good right now. Aside from a pain in my shin/calf that has now gone "poof" mentally and physically, tonight's run ROCKED!

Exercise emoticon
Next goal, 5 servings of fruits & veggies - Done & Done emoticon
Third goal , 3 bottles of water (1950 mL of water) - Done & Done emoticon
Finally, I wanted to keep my percentages at 50% carbs, 20% protein and 30 % fat. On Monday, I consumed 2,814 calories. (52.5/16.6/30.9) Did NOT meet the goal. Today, Tuesday, I consumed 1,846. Better intake for sure but the percentages were 55.7/20.3/24). My big concern is the amount of sodium. That will be added to tomorrow's goals.


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GAYEMC 1/5/2012 5:20PM

    Great work on the runs!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/4/2012 8:41PM


Way to get back at it!

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RICHOJOHNSON 1/4/2012 5:47AM

    Doing awesome P

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January 1 recap

Monday, January 02, 2012

Ok, first a confession, I totally dropped the two challenges that I joined yesterday. For a few reasons. Mostly because, even though they're only asking me to commit 10 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes is hard to find in the day and I don't want to feel guilty about failing. I have to many other things to think about.

Alright, now that that's out of the way. emoticon I still am not sure how many calories I'm meant to consume. I'm pretty sure the ice cream cake & chocolate covered pretzels should not have been. Consumed, that is. Yesterday, my total was 2033 (58.4% carbs, 10.7% protein, 30% fat) Today, I'm working towards the recommended of 50% carbs, 20% protein. If I keep the fat intake to 30%, I'm doing okay.

I fell short of my "3 bottles" of water goal by one bottle. This means that I consumed 1300 mL. Not bad, just not ideal.

Exercise did not happen. I have a list as long as my arm as to why... it all boils down to "I don't wanna". Today will be a better day. I need to go get bus passes for the boys so I will walk to the 7-11 for that. I'll also be crashing/pacing the LTR clinic tonight so that'll get me a few calories burned, too. Tomorrow, I was thinking of hitting the gym. Maybe. We'll see. It's also weigh-in day. Hopefully, the gods are good to me as I did little to earn it.

ETA: I *did* have five servings of freggies emoticon

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EXRAYCHIC 1/7/2012 10:16AM

    Great job on the Freggies!! I have really got to work on that one.

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LIZZYP609 1/2/2012 5:49PM

    Great Blog, honest and love that poster! Just do what you can, you'll be back to the old self before you know it!

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    High 5 on the freggies!!! concentrate on nutrition and exercise...breastfeeding will be over before you know it and the weight will drop off...You're doing AWESOME!!

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Happy 2012!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

"Today you have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities. " - Tommy Europe

I joined TWO January challenge groups and set my own running mileage goal for 2012.
So far today, I'm eating well and staying hydrated. Baby steps!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/1/2012 9:45PM


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COOPSM 1/1/2012 7:31PM

    doing good!!!

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AJB121299 1/1/2012 6:09PM

    Good luck & Happy 2012

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Setting my first running goal for 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I will train with my Half Marathon group three times a week
I will finish the Scotiabank Half in 2:15 or less.

This will be my return to HM running and will, hopefully, bring back my confidence as a runner and instructor.

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COOPSM 1/1/2012 10:06AM

    I know you will do this!! Happy New Year!!!

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GAYEMC 12/30/2011 10:23PM

    You go girl!

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RUNNINGWILD 12/30/2011 4:35PM

    Anne, the HM is on May 27th.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/30/2011 2:51PM

    Great running goals! When's this half? LOVE that you have the running group to run with...

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BLACKROSE_222 12/30/2011 11:15AM

    GREAT goals! I'm thinking of doing the Scotiabank Full, but I want to wait and see how this next week goes... I'll let you know if I sign up or not!

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ETTEZEUS 12/29/2011 2:55PM

    Run Penny!

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CANDIS799 12/29/2011 2:43PM

    I like it! emoticon

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Questions asked & answered

Thursday, December 29, 2011

emoticonWhy do you want to lose weight?
Answer: I want to look and feel better. Right now, I'm a fluffy version of my fitter self. I want Emily to have the energetic mom that Colin & Logan had.

emoticonNext, take each of those reasons and reflect upon how your life will improve if you address these reasons.
Answer: Looking better will bring back my self-confidence. Feeling better will make me a happier person. Increasing my energy will make playing with my children easier and more enjoyable.

Finally, set some weekly, doable goals for yourself to help you move forward in a positive manner.
emoticonWhat can I do this week to improve my appearance?
Answer: STOP dressing so "fat". Wearing baggy clothes just makes me look fluffier.
emoticonWhat can I do this week that will increase my energy?
Answer: Eat healthier. Walk/run or SOMETHING that will rev my metabolism.
emoticonWhat sports, exercise, or other physical activity can I do this week to improve my fitness?
Answer: see above
emoticonWhen and how often will I do it?
I've already run twice. I have plans to run once or twice more. I will do my best to do two more workouts that aren't running or walking.
emoticonWhat can I do this week to boost my self-confidence?
Positive self talk. Also, accept compliments as they are given.
emoticonWhat actions will I take this week to improve my health?
Make better food choices. Move more.

I got this list of question in an email from the Biggest Loser. I decided to use it help me with my blog for today. Gave me a lot to think about. Hopefully, I can follow through with the "eat better" part. I've got so many baked goods in my house right now it's insane. Thanks Mom but YIKES.

Oh and here's the latest new picture -

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/29/2011 12:31PM

    OMYGOSH!!! the black and white of you 2 is SWEET!!! sooo very precious!
oh,yeah...the blog-great questions to ask~~maybe I'll ask those to ME.

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CANDIS799 12/29/2011 11:38AM

    I'm soooooo jealous that you ran!!! Ok, I know I'm a broken record. LOL Love the new pic!!

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LIZZYP609 12/29/2011 8:54AM

    LOVE the picture. Questions are awesome! very thought provoking for me!

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CASSIOEPIA 12/29/2011 8:30AM

    Pretty good thought provoking questions. And I love the black and white!

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DREBENEZER 12/29/2011 7:58AM

    Great picture. Love the black & white style. Great goals - you know how to get yourself back into shape. You can do it!

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