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Day 4 of 7: Flopped Run

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This morning, the emoticon was out so I was hoping for a run outside. I got outside and changed my mind. I went to campus's inside track. Ran for 15 minutes but I think I might have been too tense. My traps and my shoulders started to hurt. I walked for 5 minutes than decided to go home.

Why was I tense? Or shall we say mad?

Right before I left to emoticon I got a voicemail from work. We give orientations for members using the Nautilus machines. Typically, we do not provide orientations for free weights. Isn't that what a personal trainer for? Apparently, I am wrong. It is part of my job and I didn't realize it. I guess we are going to "talk" about it when I get to work. It's great that when she wants to talk, she will be there but when *I* want to... she's no where to be found. In fact, she typically leaves early.

I will do the free weight orientations but I do not feel it should be part of my job. With free weights, one needs to be aware of form. Personal trainers should do this because of liability issues. *sigh* I am ready to do my internship. I am hoping to do it in a different area of the U.S.

Anyhow, I hope to walk to class soaking up sunshine. Than, I hope to get to work early and get a bit of a work out in.

Thanks to NATPLUMMER and PINKBEANBO for encouraging me to write this blog. It really made me accountable... knowing I had to answer to you gals!

  
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FUNFROG79 12/21/2011 9:38AM

    A run is great no matter how is goes! Great job! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/20/2011 7:25PM

    It was a run even if it wasn't a great one. Too bad it didn't help shake off the tenseness/madness.
I agree, the personal trainers should do the free weights orientations.
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MYLADY4 12/20/2011 3:04PM

    Yeah, at least you got out there and agree, it was a bit chilly today.



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BAILEYS7OF9 12/20/2011 2:29PM

    Not everyone can afford to hire a PT, so I would think a brief orientation on the free weights would probably be a good idea. Like don't think you lift 100#'s right away!

Also.. remember what she does to irritate you, and make sure you never do that to someone else! You can be better!

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LISAINMS 12/20/2011 1:41PM

    Some runs just aren't meant to be. And some are just crappy. Then there are those that start out bad, smooth out then finish fine. Too bad they aren't all perfect and without sweat or chafing, LOL. Makes me really appreciate all of the great runs I do have when I have one that isn't stellar. Good luck with your internship search!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/20/2011 1:01PM

    **SIGH** sounds like the POWER bug bit your caller. Oh well, you know . . . listen to what she has to say, do your best. That's all that you can ask of yourself.

Wishing a peaceful day for you, my dear.

HUGS!

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Day 3: Worked Out

Monday, December 19, 2011

I worked out again today. Why do I keep announcing it like this?

Because I need some accountability to get myself back on track. So, hoping to get Day 7 announcing that I have worked out.

So far, so good.

Day 1: spinned for 20 minutes
Day 2: ran 2 miles outside in the sunshine
Day 3 (today): 20 minutes on elliptical, 20 minutes on bike

It really bothers me that I was down to 155 than I emotionally ate on cookies and pizza. Now, I am 158.4.

It is not the number itself that is the big deal. What is really bothering me is I made a mental goal of 155 by New Year's Eve, my Grandma's Christmas and was at it but seemed to like I let it go. Well, I can't go back - only forward!

On a side note, many people around here wanted a white Christmas. For the longest time, I did, too, until I ran outside yesterday. As long as it doesn't snow, I could run outside. That would be a great Christmas present in my book! In fact, I am going to head over to TJ Maxx and see if I can find some cheap outside running pants. Right now, I have capris and kinda afraid to get frost bite if I run outside of those.

Happy Sparking!

  
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FUNFROG79 12/20/2011 8:47AM

    I think you are doing great, keep it up!

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VICIOUS421 12/20/2011 2:06AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!!! Keep it movin & groovin and soon you will reach your goal!!!!!
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SHERYLDS 12/19/2011 10:47PM

    You are doing so well.
Even when you have a tine slip...You do what you know you need to like a pro. Good for You Savannah. Hope you're having fun with the Xmas wrapping. Hugs my friend

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NATPLUMMER 12/19/2011 6:05PM

    I'm with Amy....keep posting that you worked out.
Longer pants might be a good idea ;-)

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PINKBEANBOO 12/19/2011 2:46PM

    Ok, tomorrow I want to see a blog that is titled "Day 4: Worked Out"
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I worked out today!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Today I did 20 minutes on the spin bike. I was going to do more on the arc trainer but wasn't feeling it. Hoping to go for a run tomorrow. I really want to go outside tomorrow. It is supposed to be 40'. Might be a possibility. Never thought I'd be a winter runner but the treadmill kills me. It's a struggle to run two miles on it.

You know, I am looking forward to this week because it means less things to worry about and more time for me. In other words, time to work out! emoticon In fact, that is the reason I am looking forward to break... I can work out for two hours solid like I did before!

Just wanted you all know, I did work out today.

One other thing..

I struggle with spending my money properly. Today I spent around $50 on groceries. It felt like a victory! WIN!

Update:

Tomorrow's goal: Run!

And, Monday's goal: Spin at noon

  
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FUNFROG79 12/19/2011 9:29AM

    Fantastic!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/18/2011 5:59PM

  emoticon YOU are emoticon

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MYLADY4 12/18/2011 11:20AM

    I am hoping to get outside too. First day in a long time with sun. We need some sun!!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/18/2011 10:12AM

    YAY!!!! Have a fabulous run!! emoticon you know you'll feel better once you get it done.


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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2011 8:34AM

    GOOD JOB! Now to get creative with that $50 of groceries to make some healthy, tasty dishes!

Glad you're heading for a break. You can use the down time!

HUGS!

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/18/2011 12:36AM

    You're making great progress! It's pretty much one step at a time when you take on any relatively new learning curve topics. I understand SparkPeople has a complete financial planning segment . . . an area I have not yet investigated. I tend to enjoy Suze Orman, Clark Howard, and Til Debt Due Us Part (on CNBC and CNN-HLN) for some great tips.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2011 10:46PM

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Food + Stress = Bad News!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sometimes you drop the ball.. with weight loss, with life, with __________ (fill in the blank).

Well, this week I did.

Boy, did I?!

Let's see... summed up I worked out ONCE and didn't eat properly at all. This week I ate nearly a whole pizza - that was Wednesday - and an appetizer, pasta, and half a bottle of wine.

When I did work out on Thursday, I was the happiest! Otherwise, I have been a crab to be around. I hate it when I don't work out all week. Honestly, I feel like I am losing control of me again. Not a fun feeling. So, here I sit, feeling emoticon, but it is only my own fault because I made these choices.

In the next week, I hope to work out for 20 minutes each day. The idea is to just start to work out, and relieve some stress. In other words, get back to ME.

I just had to fed up. Since losing 100 pounds, sometimes I feel like people think just because I am maintenance stage, I don't have issues. Or maybe that was my perception. Oh, the issues are still there and I just wanted to let you know they don't go away. They are still there.. sometimes even lurking!

  
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FUNFROG79 12/19/2011 9:24AM

    Acknowledge and move on! Be proud of losing 100lbs! It's a HUGE accomplishment that even a whole pizza can't take away!

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NATPLUMMER 12/17/2011 5:53PM

    I think the issues will always be there...or at least they've been around for a very long time for me.
20 minutes a day is a good start to get back to you!!

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MYLADY4 12/17/2011 1:26PM

    Ok, I think it has been the gloomy weather in WI for the past two weeks that is wreaking havoc on us. I would hate to see what I would be like if I was not taking vitamin D (my sunshine happy vitamin).

Like your plan. You can do it.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/17/2011 11:15AM

    Wow, 100 lbs? Awesome!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2011 11:11AM

    Agree . . . change "will try to" with "WILL" and you're back on the path again. Not easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever IS easy.

Maintenance in many ways IS more difficult, for just the reasons you stated. But that's why you stya involved here, heep you goals in mind always and never stop working!

HUGS!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2011 10:21AM

    Just change "hope to" with "WILL" and you'll be good to go! emoticon

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HDHAWK 12/17/2011 9:05AM

    I've never been able to pull off maintenance which is why I have to lose this weight all over again. It's much tougher than losing in my opinion. Hang in there!

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CIVIAV 12/17/2011 8:59AM

    Staying strong is not easy but we can do it because we are strong...

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CRISSYCURRY 12/17/2011 8:37AM

    Good job girl! Just hang in there!! I still have major food issues, too. I've been in maintenance for over a year now and am still fighting the food demon. Sometimes I give in, other times I don't. It's just a constant battle. So, I do understand! The important thing is we usually stay strong, or when we do get knocked down, we get right back up. :)

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Determined to find myself an awesome internship!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I have changed my mind once again.

I am keeping my major as Exercise Science since I practically have it done anyhow. I think I am two classes shy of completion. I did the work. Now let's get the words on a piece of paper.

With this decision made, I am back on the internship search. In order to apply, I need faculty references so I asked two professors. Not only did they say YES, they asked about the internship search and what I want to do. They BOTH are going to help me.

Basically, give me some ideas where I could apply. That is all I need and what I wanted from my stupid advisor in the first place. It sounds like it might work out since the one reference has connections in the field that go forever and forever.

We talked briefly about a few options. He mentioned he knows this one guy that has been on the Today Show and others that he will see in January. He will ask if he takes interns, like me! Even if he doesn't, he will know of some serious awesome connections that will! I guess this is why people network!

So excited... that is going to be the winter break project along with getting ACE certified to be a Personal Trainer! emoticon

So.. how does this relate to weight loss... or even to anyone else..?

Well, I was given a road block and was trying and trying to get around it... if you keep trying and are determined.. you CAN get to your goal!

  
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MSJULES01 12/14/2011 4:40PM

    congrats on your success so far. Before you know it you will have people beating down the door to get you for an intern.

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GETFIT2LIVE 12/13/2011 3:01PM

    Way to go on making the decision that's right for you! I am so glad you are going to have help in finding the right internship; that's huge, because that can open so many other doors in the future. And that's what the internship is likely to be about as much as anything--getting you connected to the right people and places for your (very bright) future.

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NATPLUMMER 12/13/2011 12:40PM

    emoticon Awesome!! Good luck!!

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MYLADY4 12/13/2011 12:07PM

    That's AWESOME!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/13/2011 11:05AM

    Way to go! You're following your heart and that's what is going to give you joy in your life. Proud of you!!!!

Seriously?? Good Morning America! How awesome is THAT! And yup . . . I'll bet he'll have plenty of fantastic ideas.

UGH! I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but I didn't care for my college advisor either. Anything but supportive. Actually, she was downright NEGATIVE!

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EMMANYC 12/12/2011 7:41PM

    Are you getting student loans? If so, one of the factors you might want to consider is which one keeps you classified as a student (without the clock starting to tick on paying back loans) for longest. That shouldn't be the sole factor in your decision, but if financial considerations are important, then this might be something to explore.

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IMSMILEY88 12/12/2011 7:07PM

    That's terrific! Way to keep trying & make it happen!

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