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Goals for this week

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I saw a comment on my feed asking me to post my goals--so here they are!

1) do "boy" push ups every day-- 2 sets of 12
2) stay within my nutrition ranges
3) Run 3 times, minimum distance 3 miles
4) Complete week 2 (5 workouts) of P90X2

Now, I am coming back from being pretty sick, so I'll be keeping that in consideration as I tackle this.

So far I've done my push ups each day, stayed within my ranges, and run 1 time. I did the first of the 5- P90x2 workouts last night. I might tackle the second one tonight if I'm feeling good--I don't want to relapse and end up sick again!

What are your goals for the week?

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/25/2012 3:44PM

    I'm glad to see you recovering. Take it easy and don't push too hard.

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NUOVAELLE 1/25/2012 1:36AM

    What do you think of P90X so far? I was thinking about it but when I saw your fit test results some blogs ago, I started having second thoughts. I don't think I'm as fit as that! But I would really like to try the strength training workouts. How many are there in the whole program?
Good luck with your goals! I'm sure you can do it!
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KKINNEA 1/24/2012 2:50PM

    Nice job! I'm a day late in posting my goals - gotta get to it!

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CHAOTICMOM4 1/24/2012 2:06PM

    Wow! I'm impressed, espescially after being sick! Good Luck!

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Back At It!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Last week I got sick--really really sick! I ended up at Urgent Care twice to get antibiotics and IV fluids. I felt rough. It was all I could do to just stay awake during the day. I had a fever of 103 basically all week.

Because of all that, I didn't manage a whole lot of fitness. I knew that I needed to rest, but after 2 years of an active lifestyle, it was hard not to be bummed out about no exercise.

Today was the first time I was able to get a workout it. I decided on my Zumba DVD. I wore my heartrate monitor so I'd get an accurate calorie burn. In 45 minutes I blasted 408 calories!

I could tell my endurance was down, but it sure felt good to sweat again!

  
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TESS504 1/23/2012 1:08PM

    Whenever I get bummed about my downtime, I just tell myself that this healthy lifestyle is going to be around for a lifetime so I got time to make it up.

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CBEVNOW 1/23/2012 1:17AM

    Dont go to fast, your body needs time to heal. Just take it easy. go your pace and dont feel guilty about it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 1/22/2012 8:41PM

    You were sick enough to go for help, thank goodness you refrained from exercising, your body needed the rest. Continue to feel better, and even if you need to slow done your time of exercise, do it for your health---don't overdo.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/22/2012 7:50PM

    I'm glad your bout with sickness is over and you are on the mend.

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P90X Fit Test

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Alrighty, since I've been back on the horse, I'm trying to reverse the "damage" as quickly as I can. I'm doing 5 million times better with eating now that I'm back to tracking my food. I was over my calorie range by 62 calories today, but this is the first time all week I've been over. I'm also not going to beat myself up over those 62 calories because I was genuinely hungry.

My husband purchased P90X2, recently. I've dabbled in the P90X workouts; he's pretty much a grad of the first program. I'm really wanting to lose these extra pounds and work on my core strength since marathon training isn't that far away. I was pretty satisfied with my "fit test" results--I was pretty much right where I expected I'd be. I thought I'd share them.

Resting Heart Rate: 62

Pull Ups: 0

Vertical Leap: 10"

Push ups: 9
These are "boy" push ups and your chest had to touch a towel on the floor to count

Toe Touch: +2"
Sitting on the floor legs out in front you extend your arms and try to touch your toes. Touching toes equals 0, if you can reach further measure how much further.

Wall Squat: 1 Min. 35 Seconds (isometric hold with legs in a 90 degree angle)

Bicep Curls: 15 reps with 15 pounds (no breaks, as many as possible until failure)

In & Outs ab test: 45

Heart Rate Maximizer... this was jumping jacks at a steady pace for 2 minutes, with the last 30 seconds being as fast as you could go. Immediately after my HR was 171, 1 minute later 118, after 2 minutes of rest 106, and after 3 minutes down to 84. It seemed like I recovered pretty quickly.

I also did a full set of measurements. I've honestly never done that before!

The good news is I'm definitely fit enough to do P90X or P90X2, I'm just not sure if I'm ready for the intensity. I also really enjoy going to the YMCA and doing classes there, plus I'm a little concerned about over doing it with the running, too.

Anyone out there have an opinion on either one? Am I biting off more than I can chew?

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/17/2012 11:02PM

    I t is possible to exercise too much and burn yourself out. Do you think you would enjoy it?

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FITFOODIE806 1/14/2012 9:43PM

    I think you need to do whatever is a good cross training activity for you. One that compliments your marathon training. Only you know what that is. For me it is classes at the Y and yoga. The frequency of P90X may be difficult to keep up with. I would be for me!
Impressive fit test results!!

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Body For Life

Friday, January 13, 2012



As I get further into my weight loss journey, it's becoming clearer to me that it's not just about counting calories; it's also about QUALITY calories. I am hungry for more information about nutrition. I want to properly fuel my body for the upcoming race season, especially because I will be starting marathon training soon.

I have a couple of friends who highly recommend this book. I'm going to give it a whirl.

Another book on my radar is called Eat To Live.

This book is endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz--someone I think very highly of and trust. My basic knowledge of both of these books is that they both emphasize eating more whole foods and little or no processed ones, something I'm trying to do anyway. I'm really looking forward to learning more.

Other tidbits about me--In one week of being back on track with my food intake, I've managed to dump 2.5 pounds. I'm excited and feeling empowered again. I'm realizing that I was just going through the motions for all of December. It really does matter what I'm putting INTO my body, not just how much exercising I'm doing; it is entirely possible to eat your way through any workout regimen. I'll blog about what I'm learning from my reading materials.

Here's to a healthy weekend!

  
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MUPPETB 1/14/2012 5:27AM

    Wow! 2.5 in one week is quite a bit. Way to go! emoticon

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DIAMONDMAMA 1/13/2012 6:31PM

    I know that eating quality foods is something I have been struggling with a lot lately. Being sick and in pain have not helped but I really need to get back into that mode rather then telling myself that I can eat that, I worked out this morning!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/13/2012 2:52PM

    I also think that clean eating is the way to go and I work to get closer to it but it's hard.

Congrats on the weight loss!!

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KKINNEA 1/13/2012 11:57AM

    I'll be interested to see what you learn from these - good eating is still something I am purusing.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 1/13/2012 8:15AM

    Good luck with staying focused and reaching your goals. +Mark

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FITFOODIE806 1/13/2012 8:11AM

    Yes! I really liked Eat to Live. I don't follow it exactly, but I definitely agree with the philosophy. I am a firm believer that all calories are not created equal. It's not as simple as calories in, calories out. I wish it were!
Glad you had a good week.

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NUOVAELLE 1/13/2012 8:10AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss so far! That was a perfect start! Keep it up!
I believe clean eating is the best kind of nutrition for anyone. Processed foods, especially highly processed ones are full of additives and have lost many of their natural nutrients during the process. They should be avoided or at least kept at a minimum consumption.
The other thing I try to remember is moderation. As with many other things in our lives, moderation is the key to proper nutrition as well. We are humans, and at some point we'll want to eat a chocolate cookie or a slice of pizza. As long as we remember that it's an exception and we don't grasp the opportunity to make it a rule of our everyday routine, we'll be fine.
Keep us updated on what you'll learn from these books. They sound really interesting.
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DRB13_1 1/13/2012 8:09AM

    I haven't read Eat To Live, but Body For Life is a plan that does several small "meals" a day and formerly included supplements like whey protein.
Find the right balance during your marathon training of exercise to burn calories AND food to fuel your workouts.
NOVA sponsored an entire team of marathoners years ago and studied whether they lost weight - because of the demands of properly fueling your body for the demands of the marathon, the majority of the team didn't have significant weight loss, but became fitter, leaner versions of themselves. Being able to perform ends up being more valuable than reaching a number on the scale.
Looking forward to your impressions of both books and the marathon race report!
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Refocused

Tuesday, January 10, 2012



This sums up how I'm feeling since my "reality check" and weight gain. All of the things listed apply to me, and the blinders are off.

Today I'll knock out a 4 mile run after I drop my peanut off at preschool. My meals are already planned out for the day. Yesterday was the first time in a long time that I've logged every bite of food--and stayed within ALL ranges.

Here's to being back on track!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 10:20AM

    Good job!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 1/10/2012 5:32PM

    GO GET IT!

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FITFOODIE806 1/10/2012 1:37PM

    woo hoo is right! I hope you have another great day.
I love your background image.

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ERINBEAR1876 1/10/2012 11:30AM

    Yay!!! I am excited for you. Keep it going. Less words, more action is something I need to look at ;o}

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KKINNEA 1/10/2012 10:17AM

    Rock it!

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LIFE-FAITH 1/10/2012 10:00AM

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Keep up the great work.

Jean

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CELLCHIC 1/10/2012 9:39AM

    Nice post. I've been in the "I'll start tomorrow" for about a month. I can't say I logged all my food yesterday. There are some snacks I would just like to forget. You have inspired me to be more diligent today! I love the idea of having all meals planned. Have a great run. Thanks emoticon emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 1/10/2012 8:42AM

    It's so good to see you back on track! And congratulations on the 2 pounds' loss!
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