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I feel like an Athlete...

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I have been super focused since early November, mostly because that is when the idea of a half iron distance triathlon started to be a reality. I made it through the holidays and lost weight, I'm 3, now 4 days into January and I feel more focused and determined than I have in the past 5 years on Spark, I don't want this to fade, I think this is the year for me to finally see onederland again and to stay there!! I'm ready to be successful in my athletic goals and to just feel like an athlete again. I am starting to feel like that again, honestly one of my biggest tools for helping me feel athletic is playing raquetball a couple times a week, that little bit of competition and seeing my fitness put to function is really boosting my self image as an athlete. For some reason it makes me feel athletic to jump and run and hit the ball. Kettlebell training is helping me feel this functionality too, I feel like it trains me the way an athlete trains, not just a person trying to lose weight to fit into some jeans. My cycle trainer kicks my butt, but is also a nice reminder of the support system I have at home from my wonderful boyfriend (I gush about him so much but he really is great). On the treadmill I have been pushing myself to run faster intervals, I have a mental capacity of 2 miles at a pop on a mill so I really focus on quality intervals on the mill. I make a lot of sweat with each workout and that makes me feel like an athlete, I guess I had forgotten how much I liked being an athlete. While I am not a Iowa Hawkeye track athlete anymore I think I feel more like an athlete than I ever felt before.

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ON2VICTORY 1/6/2012 10:58AM


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RUNTRILAUGH 1/5/2012 3:50PM


You ARE an athlete!!!!


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KKINNEA 1/5/2012 2:43PM

    Love it - I think trying to be fit beats trying to be skinny any day of the week!

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ABSOLUTZER0 1/5/2012 10:48AM

    What a feeling! You ARE an athlete! Your athletic prowess is evident! That fire will continue to burn and I'm sure it will become fiercer as the year progresses.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/4/2012 2:38PM

    i remember that feeling.i want to get it back as well.good for you i love i am so proud it is great how your enthusiasm is growing and growing over the years.you are awesome.never forget that. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAKAKALI4 1/4/2012 9:11AM

    Awesome! You are an athlete .. girl if I could do half of what you do .. I would blow away in the wind! You are an amazing person to be able to push yourself the way you do! Keep it up .. and you will soon reach all the goals you set for yourself! :)

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2012 Goals and Plans

Friday, December 30, 2011

The big focus this year is going to be on the Pigman Long Course 70.3.
Big picture is I am shooting to lose about 30bs by March. March 4th becomes training time, I hope to continue to lose another 30lbs from March until around August. August 19th is race day. I may do a few smaller races here and there Marion Arts Festival half marathon is looking like a good one to start racing season and there may be some 5 and 10k races in there. I am looking at possibly doing the Chicago Marathon again this year, I will be making that decision in February when registration opens and I see where I am at with my Pigman goal. Pigman is the main course so I am not going to get too side tracked with side dishes and desserts both literally and figuratively emoticon!
I have all workouts mapped out for the entire year, I work night security so I have been working on this since October. 95% of the time my calories are in check, I am going to be focusing on not only calories, but also proper fuel. It is so totally go time right now. While I'm officially on "GO" status Jan 1st, I have been on go status since early November, I have lost 9lbs officially (I need a couple more weigh ins to count it officially as 11 lost but I do have those other 2 lbs knocked off the scale).

The tale of the tape is
Lose 60-70lbs this year
Do a half iron distance triathlon
Possible Marathon (let you know in February)
Mini races here and there

I like how my goals while weight loss is one of them, my goals are more related to being an athlete. I think I have finally stopped thinking of myself as a fat girl and I am moving into thinking I am an athlete.

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SUPERKARAMEL 1/1/2012 12:55PM

    You go girl! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/30/2011 3:05PM

    sounds good to me and feasible doing 1-1.5lbs a week will get you there.remember though as you are doing all your training you might end up building more muscle which can slow the weight loss down i would maybe put in something there about iches lost than realieing mainly onthe scale at my last drīs weigh in etc i had actually put back on 2lb while actually losing 18 cms.so i was over the moon even though i had put on weight as i had built muscles and lost one size in clothes.if you are determined i am sure you will do what you setout to do especially now you have a man besides you that is fully supporting you in youe endevours.good luck(not that you need it only hard work and determination)and a happy new year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KKINNEA 12/30/2011 12:34PM

    Fantastic, you are ready to rock!!

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/30/2011 11:36AM

    Great goals . . . with the bigger picture in mind.

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KAKAKALI4 12/30/2011 9:59AM

    Good Goals! Love your perspective~!!

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JUSTFOXXY 12/30/2011 6:55AM

    I am a wanna be athlete. 2012 will be my year to confirm my status. Good luck on your goals!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 12/30/2011 2:56AM

    I'll be here cheering you on! Sounds like you have a plan in place to make this come to fruition. I look forward to the updates as you progress to success! GO GET IT!

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When I can't make the gym

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I am armed with all kinds of tools, no excuses. I have a treadmill, a cycle trainer, P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, free weights, kettlebells, and of course body weight exercises and the great outdoors. I have no excuses not to get a workout in, even on my work days when there is very little time for much beyond sleeping and making a healthy meal. While the meal simmers, I can hit the cycle trainer, then I can hop off and do some kettlebell training. I can do a brick workout in my own house if I wish. I can just go back to my initial weight loss roots and tackle P90x workouts, I can sweat till I have to mop the floor with Insanity. I can laugh at how terrible I am at TurboFire. I can utilize my bands and weights for a short ST session in between chores or cooking. No more excuses, they just won't cut it when I have my goals and dreams and they depend on me eradicating this extra weight.

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KKINNEA 12/29/2011 11:18AM

    Love it!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 12/29/2011 11:17AM

    You know what your goals are and what you want, so "GO GET IT!"

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KAKAKALI4 12/29/2011 8:39AM

    Awesome .. I have been saying that this whole holiday .. I have to find a way to work out at home .. but with 4 kids it is so hard .. I will find a way in 2012 .. to do something everyday .. even if it is only a 10 minute something! Thanks for the push!

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ON2VICTORY 12/29/2011 7:19AM

    yeah girl, thats what im talkin' about!!! Bring it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/29/2011 4:32AM

    i am all with you love.you can do this so can i we just have to want it bad enough,lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonhappy new year and remeber everything is possible if you are prepared to work for it.

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*MADHU* 12/29/2011 4:28AM

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Fit Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Here is my new toy compliments of my boyfriend Mike

Mike putting it together while I got ready for work

I got to test drive it first and Mike took it for a little test drive, can't wait until I am off work to really get some miles in on it.

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ON2VICTORY 12/27/2011 2:28PM

    love it, i think i saw a treadmill in the background as well, hey u r just like me!!! enjoy the trainer, you will notice a difference after a few weeks of consistant usage. u gonna luv it! :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/27/2011 4:37AM

    great love.no excuses now even when there is a storm blowing,lol. emoticon

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GONEWLIFE 12/25/2011 11:45PM

    Nice !

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Its the support at home that means so much

Friday, December 23, 2011

Some are not so lucky to have a good support system at home, for whatever reason some significant others are not supportive. I'm lucky not to be one of those people. My boyfriend is very supportive of my athletic and weight loss goals and not in that nagging, accusatory way that is not actually supportive. He is good at getting me motivated to hit the gym when I'm less than enthused, in turn I also motivate him when he is tired from work and not feeling working out. But in a great, super supportive, he's giving me 2 thumbs up kind of way he showed his endorsement of my 70.3 triathlon goal. For Christmas he got me the kinetic rock n roll cycle trainer. I'm the one who is at home during the day to get shipments, so I wasnt snooping cause it didn't come disguised in another box. I wrapped it and plan to open it on Christmas. I already knew he was a great guy but his support means so much, I know I won't fail with him by my side! I hope others find the same support at home, while they don't have to get you the cycle trainer of your dreams, it's nice when they show that your dreams aren't silly and that they have your back whether your goal is an ironman or just losing 20 lbs! Happy holidays all!

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KKINNEA 12/23/2011 11:29AM

    Too awesome! Happy holidays to you and many great days of training ahead.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/23/2011 4:02AM

    thatīs great and i know what a boost that is when your husband or partner supports you in such a way.for our tenth wedding anniversary he brought me a treadmill which i have been wanzted for ages.have fun with your presant.hope you got him a really good presant as well.merry christmas love and a fit and healthy new year.

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