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Day 6 of the Challenge...and feeling great!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yesterday, I did my first "real" strength workout, meaning, 3 sets of each exercise and 3 exercises per body part. I did Chest, Tri's and Abs. I followed it with a 30 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session on the Arc Trainer. I felt great during the workout and felt great the rest of the day!

Got my Singular and Inhaler, and ready to see if it makes a difference. Eating has been on point! Having a wonderful cheat meal tonight at a favorite restaurant, Harry's Seafood (New Orleans food) Restaurant. We're staying overnight about an hour away so we can get up and watch some friends do the Ironman 70.3 Event tomorrow morning!

So not only have I now signed up for my first Triathlon, but I've talked 5 running friends into doing it too for their first! I'm part of Black Girls Run Tampa, so a bunch of us are planning to do it together! It will be fun!

Just excited about life!

  
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THECRAZYMANGO 5/21/2012 3:11PM

    Did you always like lifting? I know all the reasons to do it but still it sneaks out of the my routine.
-Savannah

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/21/2012 10:31AM

    I wish I had your discipline.

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KAYATLANTA2010 5/20/2012 4:09AM

    Love it!
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TIFFY0906 5/19/2012 11:16PM

    So glad you are feeling better and able to get in a great workout. You're such a motivator getting others to join the tri. Keep up the good work.

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IRP1114 5/19/2012 8:32PM

    Woohooo way to go getting back to real strength training :-)! I got a really good one in yesterday, actually split it up into 3 workouts lol!

You are probably even more motivating in person!!! I don't see myself doing a tri at all but if you where my friend in real life it would be hard to say no to you!

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/19/2012 7:31PM

    Great job! Your idea of a "real" strength training workout sounds a lot like mine. Only to do all that takes me an hour, not sure about you, but still doing a half hour of HIIT afterwards is pretty hardcore! Great job.

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Day 4 of the Challenge...and set a new goal!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Today I went to the Pulmonary doctor and he strongly felt that I have Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA). Honestly I was so excited to hear that. I posted it in my Facebook Running Friends Group and found many runners suffer from this but from medication (inhaler & Singulair) it's manageable. So that means I can work out full force once I get my medication (picking up tomorrow).

Today I worked legs and did a HIIT session. It went great but had the shortness of breath afterwards. Hopefully Doctor is right and once I take meds, will be fine. I'm very optimistic!

This morning, someone posted about a local Sprint Triathlon for women only so I checked it out. I re-posted it and said something like "I may consider this", since I've considered doing a Tri but not seriously. Well one thing led to another and there was a woman selling her entry (for the lowest fee plus a bike jersey that was no longer offered), so I got it! I have officially registered for my first Triathlon!!!

It's a Super Sprint, and a reverse, so 5k run, 9.25 bike, then 225 yard Pool swim so it's perfect to start! And it's 4 days after my birthday so it will be my 44th birthday present to me! I have a month to borrow a bike and figure out swimming lol but I know I can do it!

Hope everyone had a great day!

  
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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/20/2012 6:17AM

    So glad it is not anything serious and what a great way to celebrate witha rac.

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IRP1114 5/19/2012 8:26PM

    Sounds like the perfect b-day gift! You are so brave in taking a leap to do it that is awesome ;-)

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TIFFY0906 5/18/2012 3:48PM

    Glad the docs think you can resume your exercise routine with meds. The tri sounds like fun - enjoy training for it.

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ANDREA0301 5/18/2012 11:42AM

    Here's hoping the new meds get you to where you want to be with your breathing and you're back out on the track in no time!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/18/2012 11:27AM

    Go to a bike store....also don't forget you will need to buy a 1 day USAT license for $12. Good Luck!!

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RUNGIRL4LIFE 5/18/2012 8:28AM

    That is wonderful! And what a great deal!!! Good for you and GOOD LUCK!
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ALESHABEE 5/18/2012 7:58AM

    Way to go!!

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KAYATLANTA2010 5/18/2012 7:02AM

    So cool! I know you are going to have a blast training for and actually doing the Tri! Your sense of adventure encourages me to try new things, as well. Thank you!
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I hope the medicine helps you to feel better....

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ANANDA82 5/17/2012 10:06PM

    Great to hear that the doctor appointment went well! I hope you have an awesome triathlon and keep inspiring us!! emoticon

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Slowly but surely...I'll get there!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last week was a little setback, and I ran a 5k on Saturday which was a big mistake (due to my condition, my back hurt so bad when I breathed as I ran). But I finished the race so that was good. My appointment with a Pulmonary Doctor is tomorrow, and I'm anxious to see what he says.

In the meantime, on Friday, a Personal Trainer/Bootcamp Instructor friend of mine was doing a last minute enlisting of people for her 6 week Transformation Challenge, and I found out a friend of mine wanted to do it but didn't have a partner. So I figured, it would give me the incentive/goal I needed. And even though I can't work out like I want to, I know winning will be 70-80% diet. So I signed up and started Monday.

I decided to pull out some meal plans from when I trained for my Figure Competition 2 years ago. I did a 15 minute weight workout yesterday and was able to do a 30 minute HIIT Cardio session today (on a lower much setting than I would normally do). Since I'm so competitive, I'm determined to do everything I can within my limits to win!

So today is Day 3 of the Challenge and I'm feeling great!

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ANDREA0301 5/17/2012 11:57AM

    I love how when life throws you an obstacle, you pick right up with a new path in order to achieve your goals. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, for being such an inspiration!

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PHLESIAZHOPE 5/17/2012 10:14AM

    It's really awesome that you' re still motivated even thru all of this ! My excuses not to exercise don't hold up after reading this! Your my Superhero! emoticon

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KAYATLANTA2010 5/17/2012 5:41AM

    Sounds great! Keep going!
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ANANDA82 5/16/2012 10:14PM

    I hope the doctor has good news. Good luck on the challenge! You have such a great attitude! emoticon

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TIFFY0906 5/16/2012 6:53PM

    Great job - I'm sure your docs appt turn out ok.

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TAICHIDANCER 5/16/2012 12:53PM

    Hope all is well with the doctor.


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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/16/2012 12:12PM

    Listen to your body - rest or take it 50% less intensity when it tells you to.

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MSILVER94 5/16/2012 11:32AM

    I am sure you will do great!

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KARENA228 5/16/2012 11:23AM

    I'm sure you will be fine. Take good care of yourself.

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MARATHON_MOM 5/16/2012 11:18AM

    Way to go, Tia! You'll do great in the challenge, I know it!
I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with your breathing when you run! Hopefully, you can get some answers and some kind of plan to manage it SOON!

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KJDOESLIFE 5/16/2012 11:08AM

    Great job!

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COOP9002 5/16/2012 11:06AM

    Hope the doctor appointment go well tomorrow. Looks like you're on course to where you want to be.

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Another day with no workout...but still smiling!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Today I scheduled an appointment with a Pulmonologist, just to make sure I have this Costochondritis and to see if there's anything that can be done to speed up the healing process. So no workout today because of the breathing issues.

However, just because I can't workout doesn't mean I don't get at least 30-60 minutes of walking in each and every day! I'm not just going to sit on the couch. And now is the time to really pay attention to my nutrition, since diet is 80% of results.

Saw this article about sodas I thought I'd share. I've never been much of a soda drinker (I get a craving for a Dr. Pepper 2-3 times a year but that's it), but I know many people love them and this is good info:
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/763462

Hope everyone had as wonderful a day as I've had! Enjoying Yahweh's perfect present!

New Motto: If I can't race, grateful to run, if I can't run, grateful to walk, if I can't walk, grateful to be alive, if I'm not alive I won't know it!
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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/10/2012 12:37PM

    Stiff upper lip, you will make it through this hump

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TIFFY0906 5/9/2012 10:22PM

    That is a great motto - hope you feel better

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/9/2012 11:36AM

    Hang in there.

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IMARUNR 5/9/2012 8:44AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon!! Thanks for sharing your new motto! :)

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IRP1114 5/8/2012 11:20PM

    Well said. emoticon

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STOPPLAYING2011 5/8/2012 11:11PM

    Glad to hear ur not letting ur condition stop you from keeping on emoticon emoticon feel better spark friend

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TMCLEOD4 5/8/2012 10:25PM

    I love the new motto!

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A little sidetracked but not derailed!

Monday, May 07, 2012

The Costochondritis was really acting up today, lots of breathing issues and got some kind of virus from my husband who got it from my nephew, so let's just say I've spent much of the past 24 hours in a small room of my house lol. So my training will have to wait a moment but that's okay, I am not discouraged! How can I be when I get to wake up every day and choose to smile! Hope you had a great day!

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MAJTMS 5/10/2012 10:57AM

    Your comment "I get to wake up every day and choose to smile!" is what I needed to read today. We can choose how we approach our days!

I choose to smile today!

Thank you!
Thelma

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TAGSUIT2 5/9/2012 10:11AM

    Very inspiring! I hope you feel better, keep believing and you shall receive.

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STSCOTT11 5/9/2012 10:04AM

    Get well soon.

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NEWME0519 5/8/2012 10:48PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/8/2012 8:54PM

    You are AMAZING!!!!!!!

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TIFFY0906 5/8/2012 4:28PM

    You have such an awesome positive attitude - I hope you feel better

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/8/2012 1:37PM

    Get Well soon

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PEPPERCHILD 5/7/2012 11:54PM

    Take care and get better soon

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TMCLEOD4 5/7/2012 10:00PM

    I hope you're feeling better really soon!! I love your positive attitude!

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