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Holy Hell! I did it!!!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I actually jogged today!
The day before yesterday, our first walk/jog day was rained out after about 6 minutes (I posted the rain pics in my blog the other day)
Well, today was full of horrible ups and downs for me, I don't know what is wrong lately but everything is bothering me more and today I busted out crying when I had to shell out almost 400.00 for 4 new tires for the car because NO ONE would replace just two! I realize they all needed replacing but the two front were worse and while we could swing getting two done, all four this week put off paying other things. NOTHING was going well today!
Anyways...after spending a couple of hours sobbing on and off, I didn't know if I would really have the energy to go out and do any more than walk this evening. I was way short on calories for the day having missed both my morning AND afternoon snack. So I decided that tonight it was pasta for dinner. I am still WAY short on protein but a shake is most definitely in the works!

By the time all my errand were done and dinner was made/eaten/settled, I was bound and determined to jog AS I HAD PLANNED!
My beau and I set out and I must have still been po'ed because he actually had to prompt me to slow down a bit on our first lap of the block...which, as it turns out, is about exactly 1/3 of a mile.
After that first lap, we jogged...it wasn't as hard as I thought in the way I thought it would be. My feet seem to be alright, although a bit tingly now that I have been off them for a little now. the c25k alternates 60 seconds of jogging and 90 walking....I was only able to do 45 seconds the first time. I got a stitch in my side and in my right shoulder and collarbone almost right away.
It was a HUGE help that my beau was counting down for me. The 90 seconds of walking was much easier, lol!
Just about the time that I caught my breath from the first jog, it was time to do it again. The second didn't hurt quite as bad in my side but my collarbone area was still not happy. That finished off lap #2 around the block.
Its still pretty warm out and by this time, I could feel my face was beet red, so I told my beau that I was about done but wanted to do a third lap to cool down a bit.

When I got in the house, I pulled out my mat and stretched out my legs and back and took a cold shower....which felt awesome!

I must have spent 5 minutes just standing under the cold water feeling overjoyed and so proud on myself.

  
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YESCURLYCAN 7/8/2012 2:56AM

  That is awesome! emoticon emoticon

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IM2READY 7/7/2012 7:08PM

    You did great! I may have to try jogging intervals. Do you get the shin pain when you jog? My lower back aches after I walk for a little while--does it make it worse for you when you jog? I will just try it nd see what happens. Thanks for your blog,you tried it and you pushed through, emoticon. If it wasn't over 100 degrees outside I would go give it a try right now!

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GRAMMACATHY 7/6/2012 5:27PM

    Nice that you have such a good coach encouraging you. emoticon

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RRBSKI 7/5/2012 11:41PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!! Get er done....proud of ya. emoticon

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EZRIN101 7/5/2012 11:01PM

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 7/5/2012 10:48PM

    GREAT job! I did walk/jog intervals on the treadmill at the gym tonight since it was still too hot outside to walk outside. It's only the second time EVER I did that so it was awesome! Good for you!

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TRIPLEL1977 7/5/2012 10:37PM

    Congrats. I'm doing the walk / jog as well (see todays blog). What is C25K? I've seen it on a couple of blogs but you're the 1st who mentioned the walk/jog as an alternative? Please give me more info.
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CHEROKEE1946 7/5/2012 10:31PM

    good for you

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Happy and Safe 4th

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday! Here in the States anyways...for everywhere else, I hope you had a happy and safe 4th / 5th depending which side of the date line you are on, lol!

We got the day off so we slept in late...or would have if I had turned the alarm off on my phone, lol!
Stayed in bed late anyways, made breakfast as usual and then my beau and I dropped my son off at work and drove out to the health food store and then grocery shopping. Finally had to cut the shopping trip short because I felt like I was ready to keel over.

Most of the healthier eating options were closed for the holiday so we ended up going to a bbq place....its not that unhealthy, they smoke everything and all the sauce is served on the side.
The bad part is that they were packed! We waited in line forever to order and then waited some more for the kitchen to order up for us and since we had groceries in the car (and no where to sit!) we had to get it to go. I didn't think I was going to last on the drive home, it smelled SOOOOO good, I could have gnawed my arm off.

I ordered a brisket salad which was awesome, I only ate half of it, no dressing, just dipped my fork in the bbq sauce before poking at the meat...it didn't even really need the sauce, whatever they use in their smoker is awesome. I also ate a couple of onion rings and maybe 4 sweet potato fries...and promptly felt overstuffed.

I know I ate fast because I was hungry and I think my sugar was dropping quickly by the time we got home and I started eating. I ended up with a headache and needing a nap, I got the nap and still had a headache when I woke up so we ended up cancelling our plans to go see Spiderman and fireworks tonight.
I feel like I ruined everyone's afternoon/evening.
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I also came in 107 short on my calories which I had planned to fix with a small protein shake this evening, but I REALLY do not want to put anything else into my stomach tonight.

Onward and upward though...tomorrow is a new day. We are prepared for workout day number 2 of the couch to 5k program! Maybe Mother Nature will send us some more wind and rain to cool it off again!

  
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DLDROST 7/4/2012 11:22PM

  Happy 4th to you

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I did it...kinda!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I was bound and determined to get out and start my couch to 5k today, and I did! Well, sort of...the plan was 20 minutes of alternating a quick walk with a light jog....

My beau and I got off of work a bit early and just as we were driving home, it got darker and the wind started picking up and cooled it down about 10 degrees in just a few minutes.

As soon as we got in the door we ran into the bedroom to get changed, my beau grabbed his water bottle and we zipped out the door just as a few fat drops were thrown our way by the wind. We decided that it wasn't going to hold off 20 minutes so just decided to make one trip around the block...its a city block so its not too little.

We set off at a quick pace and before we got to the corner, I could feel my shins complaining....I told them that was too bad and they would get over it.
Halfway around and I could feel it in my lower back, not too bad though.
Three quarters and my shins are complaining louder and my beau asked if I needed to hold on and he would pull me....
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Made it back in the door and yanked out my floormat and stretched my legs out...although I am not too sure about how to stretch my shins and give them some relief....
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Heard lots of thunder outside about 5 minutes later and peeked out the door and saw this...


Which was quickly followed by this...


And then....sideways rain!



My legs and feet are a bit tingly and my shins are mad at me, but I feel good....oh, my distance was .22 miles timed at 5 minutes and 50 seconds. Not much but I am thankful that I was able to make a start.
I am also thankful for the rain and for it holding off just long enough to accomplish my goal of making a new beginning today.

Oh and edited to add that I am thankful that Mother Nature decided to wash my nasty car too!

  
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RRBSKI 7/3/2012 8:07PM

    Fantastic.. emoticon
Walking backwards will loosen the shins up.

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LYNSEY723 7/3/2012 7:03PM

    Good job getting out there and doing what you could! Way to not let the weather knock you down!! emoticon

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PATTOMMC3 7/3/2012 6:37PM

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Long day

Monday, July 02, 2012

Working on end of the month stuff at work....my least favorite time! On top of the end of the month workload, we switched to another payroll format...(and will have yet another when we are bought out in a few weeks), had a headache that just wouldn't quit, my beau was 30 minutes late getting off work and no one at home thought to start anything for supper.

I think I did a good job, I ordered pizza for everyone, but for me, I warmed up some split pea soup leftovers...oddly enough, someone ate all the ham out of it, so I substituted cheese, lol, it actually tasted pretty good! If I am to be totally honest...the pizza smelled better, haha!

Still....I managed to come close to my minimum calories today, with my head feeling like it is trying to eject my eyeball all day and being bummed because I had to put off my beau and I's first walk/jog/walk until tomorrow....I just wasn't really hungry much. I had to force myself to eat a hb egg and hb egg white this evening just to get a bit more protein in for the day.

This week, I am going to work on getting more good protein. Today was at 20% - ish, and my doctor wants me to get more than that.

But for now...sleep.

  
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RCOGLE 7/3/2012 4:01AM

    Protein is very important to your body. It's involved in almost all cell functions in the body. Not getting enough would be like trying to build a house with one small box of nails. :)

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Oh, boy.....

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I have a feeling that I am going to pay for my antics tomorrow!

After running errands ALL day today, my beau and I stopped by the new greenhouse place on the corner and bought a bunch of new and fresh house guests....a fennel plant, a basil plant, a mint plant, a rosemary plant, and a chive plant.

All the herbs were half off so all five plants only costed me 8 bucks! They are all healthy looking and look so beautiful sitting in my window. The smell so sweet too!

We finished out the day by getting a daiquiri and going to see Rock of Ages....it was AWESOME!
I had a pina colada daiquiri, something I haven't had in a LONG time! I rarely drink anymore (cause I got tired of hearing people tell me what I did the night before, lol!) So it tasted extra yummy!
I don't think I will be having any more any time soon though, that baby was over 500 cals for a 10 oz service (according to the nutrition thingy) And it put me over for the day.



OH! I have the best news....my beau told me today that he wants to be something other than a computer potato....he does have a lot of health issues right now, we are waiting until we can afford for him to take off 3 weeks and then he will be having neck surgery for spinal stenosis. His other bg issue is that he had a heat stroke when he was younger and his body doesn't regulate its temp like it should any more. We have a few plans to put into action for him, but it sounds like he is going to go out with me and start on the couch 2 5k plan!

I am so excited for him and to have him with me for this! He always makes my heart pitter patter so!
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