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Sometimes you have to stop planning and just DO IT!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I admit...I'm a planner. I like to have my packing lists made before a trip, a to do list to get chores done, deadlines for goals to measure progress.

But sometimes I feel it's easy to get lost in the planning phase and keep saying "I'm almost ready."

I've been "almost ready" for months and months and months.

So today, I found myself in the "revamp planning stage" determined that this time I would get all my ducks in a row and it would lead to consistency.

And then I stopped....and just went to the gym for a run.

I decided to be active and proactive and JUST DO IT instead of preparing to do it.

And THAT is my first step in the right direction.

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KARENCRANER 4/5/2012 2:01AM

    Yea! Way to go, literally!

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The Hiatus has ENDED

Monday, September 12, 2011

It seems that I always put myself second. Work, friends, school, family etc always took precedence to myself, but NO MORE!

I have picked up and moved across the country, knowing no one, to establish myself and learn more about me. I've never lived in an urban environment, and I'm liking it quite a lot. But now I have had enough time to settle in and it's time to start living here like it's home!

This is the first time in my life I have lived by myself and have gone somewhere that I know no one. Therefore, I HAVE to focus on myself, right? ;)

I am in total control over what food comes in the apartment and distractions from a workout. My work week is semi-regular, so I can easily plan meals and exercise.

This is the first day of the rest of my life. The life where I put my needs higher up on the list.


DIY Challenge 7/11-7/14 Assignment 4 Wrap-up

Thursday, July 14, 2011

DIY Challenge Instructions 7/11-7/14 Assignment 4

I confess, this weekend I-- ate something because it was good and not because I was hungry.

BUT! I also am very proud to report that-- I finished my first 20 minute run with C25K!
10 minutes at 6mph and 10 minutes at 5mph.

So I am forgiving myself and moving forward TODAY because-- I want to feel this great after every workout.

My biggest motivation for this week is-- feeling better in my swimsuit next weekend than I did this weekend.

And I'm setting one major goal for myself this week, which is-- to use the elliptical on my off-run days. (If all goes well this evening I did it!)


1. Go back and read your DIY Challenge Entry Card and the entries of two other people. emoticon
2. Motivate someone else every time you log into sparkpeople this week. **I need to do better on this one.
3. Make this week about maintaining a pace, instead of going balls to the wall. Sometimes you need to just simply prove to yourself that you are moving forward by doing something every day. emoticon
4. You can only eat one craptastic thing per day. So make a decision... have a Coke or have dessert! emoticon (according to my nutrition tracker)
5. Get your heart rate up for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. emoticon



My First 20 minute run...Success!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I just got back from my first 20 minute run.

I'm not talking about working out for 20 minutes, I'm talking about RUNNING FOR 20 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING!!!!!!

It feels fantastic! I remember when I first started the C25K program and was excited about 3 minutes running....and then five and eight and now 20!

I ran the first 10 minutes at 6mph and then the second 10 minutes at 5mph. When I finished I was gross and sweaty and felt amazing! emoticon

After I stopped doing the happy dance (luckily I was the only one in the apartment complex's gym) I did some strength training and cycling.

I'm am setting the goal for the 25 minute run at the end of this week to run at 6mph for 15 minutes. emoticon

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ASMITH3B 7/11/2011 11:00PM

    Awesome job! emoticon

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WHOWANTSOLLIE 7/11/2011 10:54PM

    Wow! Great victory! Yeah!
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HARRINGTON5 7/11/2011 10:51PM

    WooHoo! That is a great accomplishment. Now that you know you can do it, your runs will just keep getting better and better. Congratulations!
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ASIAMORA 7/11/2011 10:49PM

    Way to go!!! Really awesome to feel that success!!!

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MOTIVATED@LAST 7/11/2011 10:33PM

    Nice run!

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Bah! And back on the horse.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I was doing so well. I was doing GREAT! 4-5 days of exercise, moving through the C25K program, feeling like a...dare I say it?...runner!

And then I pulled a muscle in my shin. So I took a few days off of the running thing.

What I should have done? Given it a day and then did some lower impact elliptical training.

What I did? Slowly got out of my routine and have not been to the gym in a WEEK!

In that time I also managed to make excuses for eating some things I probably shouldn't have and then missing tracking my nutrition...damn.

So...the scale on Sunday showed I'm back in the 150s and I plan to STAY there (that is until I reach those 140s I haven't seen in...well I don't know when).

Therefore, that means gym for me today, tomorrow and Saturday.

Also, I will NOT let going home and my mother's cooking disrupt the progress I have made. I will go jogging with my little brother (he is training for year 2 of cross country) and I will watch my portions. I REFUSE to sabatoge myself after I have done so well preventing what always happens.

So, my game face is on. My Google calendar reflects my personal appointment with the gym after work. And I will make sure there is something healthy and properly portioned for dinner today. Check and mate. emoticon

EDIT: I went to the gym...restarted week 5 of C25K and biked for 15minutes. Cooking a healthy dinner of baked zucchini sticks and boca burger now. emoticon

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KRISTOLJONES 6/30/2011 5:02PM

    Good job getting back on track (which will lead you to the track in no time)!

Making a plan for when you're back in your mom's house is great too. I find it way too easy to let the comforts of home invade my plate while visiting my folks. Let your little brother help you stick to your plan.

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HAMSA0908 6/30/2011 2:44PM

  When you're looking at your game-face in the mirror, say out loud, "I AM a runner!"

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