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I Started My Day Great...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yesterday, I started my day with the normal coffee routine and had my usual breakfast (oatmeal with fruit and flax seed). I even did a 45 minute training session with the Nike Training app.

Then, came disaster, I had to go to town. I did great until my daughter bought a bag of rice and bean chips. Then it was downhill from there. I had a lot of fat, sugar and salt with very little nutrition. And this on the day I signed up for the "Eat Better, Feel Fitter" challenge.

I know what I should eat and I know what I should avoid, but I find myself continuously drawn to the unhealthy choices. On a positive note, I am more selective in the junk that I choose now. I used to eat anything and everything.

Toady is a new day and a new beginning.

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MOONANDSTARS77 1/21/2013 7:02PM

  Everyone makes mistakes, you are picking up and moving on!

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LIV2RIDE 1/21/2013 9:14AM

    I love rice chips! On the bright side it wasn't a bag of Doritos or Lays Potato Chips. It was a better choice even if it wasn't perfect. Take pride in the fact that you are making progress. Next time will be even better!

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SNOWJESTER 1/20/2013 12:34PM

    emoticon One day at a time.

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Treadmill 5k 32:29

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am not sure but I think that is my best time for the 5k on a treadmill. After my times from last summer, I am encouraged that it was under 33 minutes. Plus I never had a good time on the treadmill. I think that was due to the consistent movement of the belt. I have trouble running at a constant pace so I find the treadmill more difficult than running outdoors.

I think it will be a while before I can run outside; my running route is all ice. emoticon

The gym I go to has recently updated the equipment and I love the treadmills (STEX)

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OMG! No wonder it is so nice! It has a pretty price tag even on sale.

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BECKYANNE1 1/19/2013 7:14AM

    Way to go on the time! It's tough to get a good time on the treadmill.

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COOP9002 1/18/2013 12:46PM

    Nice job on getting the run in and with such a nice time.

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What a Workout...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did I say workout? Ugh! I get to the gym only to realize I forgot to bring along my workout clothes. I brought my granddaughter with me, So I coached her an a few machines and did some strength training.

This spring I will be signing up for the running class with my granddaughter. It will be fun to actually go through three months of training with her. I hope she will enjoy running and become my running buddy.

She is off to a good start...

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COOP9002 1/14/2013 11:48AM

    What an awesome thing for the two of you to share. I hope this will be more amazing than either of you could imagine.

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Good Advice for me

Thursday, January 10, 2013

For some reason, on my cross training days, if I do not get my routine done in the morning it never gets done for that day. So, before my brain is aware of what I am up to...

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ANDY_54 1/11/2013 9:19AM

    I'm a big morning exerciser. Too easy to come up with excuses not to get it done--much easier to find myself awake and already on the cross-trainer, LOL.

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BARBIE1967 1/10/2013 1:26PM

  I am totally with you. If I don't get it done first thing in the morning after taking the kids to school it is so hard to get it done. Good job.

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CAROLIAN 1/10/2013 12:49PM

    I like mornings best about 1 hour after my meds is best for me emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 1/10/2013 9:29AM

    I love working out in the morning. If I put my workout off until later in the day I often don't get it done. So I get up at 3:45am so that I can get in my workout before I have to get ready for work. Is it harsh? Not anymore but it hurt for a while. Glad to know I have another early morning friend. emoticon

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ERICADAWN1986 1/10/2013 9:28AM

    Good luck! Morning workouts feel so productive!

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I ran a 9:41 minute mile today!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

emoticon Treadmill mile but still a mile. It seems like it has been forever and a day since I broke 10:00. Next week I begin my training for the half marathon I signed up for. I have til the end of April to get my act together and get a handle on proper nutrition and get my base for the distance.

I am feeling good about it all so far. Although I want to beat my time from last spring, I am going to focus on getting fit and strong; and I won't complain if I can fit into those skinny jeans again. Finishing strong is my real goal.

Now, if I can do a string of 9:41 minute miles I will be one happy runner. emoticon

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ANDY_54 1/11/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon I'm in pursuit of a below-10 minutes miles, but it's proven very hard to do! Good luck with that half-marathon in April!

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BARBIE1967 1/10/2013 1:21PM

  emoticon You are awesome and you can do this.

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MNNICE 1/9/2013 10:11PM

    Great time, and great goal (HM).

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