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pittburgh marathon tomorrow and update

Saturday, May 14, 2011

hi all

first thank you for checking up on me while i have been absent!

sparking and internet is hand in hand lol.
netbook still out there somewhere being repaired ;p

I don't feel comfortable writing my blogs on my hubby's comp LOL
don't have the free flow feeling.

but anyways!

tons to update, not much time.... so i will summarize

1. HALF MARATHON

picking up the package today ;p
race is tomorrow... will definitely post my experience tomorrow ;p

2. BUZZ KILL

as you know the last few entries here i was on a high on a high!
i was feeling sooo awesome!

and it all crashed!

best to explaing it as...
when you have a crush....you are all excited you don't know what is instore!

then you initate and find the guy/girl is ok wil going out.... you start the ball rolling!

2nd date.... 3rd date.... you keep going and things seem going well!

Then you find either.....he/she likes you only as friend....or that it's just a lot of work!

AS FRIENDS

lol what I mean is as friend...you are sad....but it doesn't mean relationship ends there! you still can hangout!

with my lifestyle change, it felt like "now, ok, i got here... now what!" am i happy, not really, i want more! I am still looking! sigh!

But i am too tired from the rush to get here, to continue!

so I took a break! i have not stepped on the scale... but i think it may have gone up!
but i think i look fine,.... no pics!

it's ok... I need this.... some normalcy!

GROWING RELATIONSHIP

ok so, the dating is going well, or the bf/gf relationship is established!
it feels like WORK to keep it together!

this is HOW I FEEL last 2 week!

I decided to cut down on the 5 miler and p90x for the last 2 week!

HOLY Fat batman!

I mean... the packs I was working on, POOF GONE!

So it got me thinking! WHAT WHAT DO I WANT!

I do want to accomplish my abs of steel challenge! but it means to continue that regime forever?

i mean these past few days, my hubby "forgot" what i looked like before...

was a little disappointed that I turned "flabby"...or he can tell! (good way, nothing bad)

but i got the WOW i work so hard, and 2 wks of slacking gets me HERE?
and my slacking is still 15 miles a week and 3 p90x and zumba!

what do i do?

still working it out!

i am HAPPY where I am, my size 4 jeans don't zip up anymore!

I know its SALT SALT SALT!
and the HM training!

I didn't run as much, I don't want to injure myself, legs feeling funny!


SOOOOOOO............

MY PLAN!

after the HM tomorrow, I have no more races til SEPT!

I want to focus on the p90x and run shorter nd only 3x week instead of 5-6x

I want to find and MAINTAINABLE forever solution.

and if the wieght comes off slower...whatever ;p

b/c now i am eating as much as when I was training and working out less!

SO as of next week, I going to restart.

my stomach stretched and so I need to go back to tracking and being accountable!

I can do this!

sorry for the ramble!

i didn't know how to write this blog

spark on




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  • -CORAL-
    I have been there so many times! work work work... then it feels like too much work... then take a break.. then start over again! Somewhere there is a happy medium! Nutrition is very important! I am working on that now. Try eating less, eating clean. Don't have to work as hard with exercise that way. Happy sparking!
    1963 days ago
  • THESB25
    It's so hard when you work to get to a place, but your body naturally does not want to stay there. Stay healthy, stay happy and always remember to give yourself some credit. Some "flabbiness" comes from overeating or salt intake, but always some comes from our bodies naturally wanting to keep that on. Work out and lean out, but always throw out the negative thoughts about yourself. You are a machine girl! You just ran a half marathon without stopping! WOW!
    1963 days ago
  • RUNJEWELRUN
    Go April Go! You can do it :)
    1963 days ago
  • ABSOLUTZER0
    I can't wait to hear about it! I knwo you ROCKED IT!! WOOHOO!!!
    1965 days ago
  • CINDYHN
    Good Luck to you!!!! Wow you are amazing!!! Can't wait to hear about the race, you ROCK!!!
    1966 days ago
  • MOVE-DAILY
    Good luck on the race! I hope the rain doesn't slow you down!
    1966 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
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    1966 days ago
  • ONE*BUSY*MOM
    Good luck! You're going to rock it!
    1966 days ago
  • CHERWHOAH
    good luck on your HM tomorrow! I hope you find that nice balance of exercise that is maintainable. :)
    1966 days ago
  • CHICAGOHEALTHY
    emoticon Have a great HM Run tomorrow!


    1966 days ago
  • IMSMILEY88
    Have a great HM! Spark on!
    1966 days ago
  • NINNY165
    I am right there with you. I ran my half last week in Indy. I managed to to finish in a little over 3hr my personal best. I trained the best that I had ever. The race was over before I knew it. Now what? I have picked a shorter race in September so I am excited, but it will only be a 15k (9.3 miles). This is the point in my mini that I tend to slow down 6-9 miles. But I want ot take the summer to focus on losing twenty pounds but adding in some zumba & strength training. i do believe that you have to find a plan that works for you. I don't lose weight when I train but love the thrill of just saying that I am training. Hang in there you will find your grove....Good luck on your HM!!!
    1966 days ago
  • MRDPOLING
    Run April Run!!!
    1966 days ago
  • SOULOFADANCER
    I think its great you are trying to find your normal spot. Remember you want to be able to keep that goal so it may look different then you originally hoped. Don't fret though you proved you could do it. I think I am adjusting my goal too I like where my body id getting and if I am a 4 at this weight I only need to go a little further and tone.
    At bext we have gotten crazy fit~~ emoticon
    1966 days ago
  • SALLY_MANDER
    Congrats and good luck tomorrow!

    As for your weight fluctuations, I know you're frustrated, but ask yourself this: "Can I keep up this exercise regime forever? Do I WANT to?" If the answer to one or both of those is NO, then you need to revamp your whole program NOW and find something that works for you and will continue to work forever (your HM/Marathon training notwithstanding.)

    Consistency is key in any program; consitency with eating AND exercise. You just have to find the balance that works for you.

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    1966 days ago
  • STEPH01234
    Good luck tomorrow!!
    1966 days ago
  • KAMAPERRY
    Good luck on the marathon!!
    1966 days ago
  • BAILEYS7OF9
    rock your marathon girl!
    1966 days ago
  • SARAHSUNDAE
    Rock that half, Girl!!! emoticon
    1966 days ago
  • LYNNANN43
    ROCK that HM tomorrow!!!!

    You're gonna smoke me out the water on our first HMs!

    emoticon
    1967 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    Good luck on your half marathon tomorrow!! I'm sure you will do great!!
    I think we all go through phases. There are always ups and downs in life.
    I like your plan. You do need to find something maintainable forever. And you will.
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    1967 days ago
  • BABYBEARY
    All the best for the HM!
    1967 days ago
  • IONA72
    I blogged about similar feelings, and I'm still working it out too!
    Enjoy the HM tomorrow, cant wait to hear about it. Just an easy 5K race tomorrow for me! Haha.
    1967 days ago
  • DANSAPPHI
    I think it's perfectly normal to go through those phases with anything. I've been here over a year, and well, every now and again I'll do the same. Get excited, and then for one reason or another I get a little complacent or lazy. As long as you are still here that's what counts.
    1967 days ago
  • MINDY502
    Know how you feel April kind of lost some of my spark too! I know what I want and I am far from done so I know what needs to be done. You have done such an awesome job so far and I know for you it is challenging to find a place you can be happy and maintain. Irregardless of all that you look awesome now and have come such a long way and you have encouraged so many people! Wish you the best on your marathon, You can do it!
    1967 days ago
  • AARONSGIRL420
    It's good to re-assess and restart. I have restarted so many times. The difference between those who succeed and fail is that fact that we who succeed do pick ourselves up when it counts.

    You are your own fire...burn brightly!
    1967 days ago
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