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Getting stronger!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It's important to realize that we make strides in ways other than pounds lost. I can tell how much stronger I'm getting. And I did change my goal to becoming fit rather than just losing a certain number of pounds.

When I did Day 2 Week 6 of my 5K training on Tuesday not only was I able to spin for 64 minutes and then do the training (for 63 mins) but I was able to do 9 intervals instead of 7 and ran for 3 1/2 minutes for 5 of them and 4 minutes for the last interval instead of 3 minutes. My gym has the new Matrix stepper. When I went on it months ago I was ready to collapse after 2 minutes on level 1. The other day I did over an hour on level 6. These are great NSV (non-scale victories.)

Muscles are starting to emerge. Can't wait to get my cholesterol numbers later this month because I'm eating so much healthier. It's a great feeling.

Think about upping your physical activity. Join a Challenge whether a great weight one like the Fall 5% Challenge ( www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=52982
) or an activity one like a 5K Your Way. You'll be excited by your progress and it will keep you going!
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 9/10/2011 7:42AM

    That is emoticon

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STARCHELSEA 9/9/2011 6:16PM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work!

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STEPHIEKNITS 9/8/2011 6:43PM

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/8/2011 5:54AM

    Those are fantastic non-scale victories! Spinning and 5K training in one workout, you are wonderwoman!

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MISSY455 9/8/2011 1:59AM

    emoticon for NSV's!!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/8/2011 1:10AM

    Great observations on some of those non-scale victories! WooHoo! Make it a great finishing week! Teddy Bears rock!

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CHAR1970 9/7/2011 11:47PM

    How can Brad and I join the fall challenge? The link is saying it's a private team.

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MAGGIE805 9/7/2011 10:28PM

    Woohoo!!! I emoticon muscle defintion, too! I started the C25K a year ago and have been running forward ever since. emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/7/2011 9:48PM

    Way to go! I love muscle definition too. emoticon


I have spent more time reading blogs that state that it is no longer about the scale. I am there too and I just love this state of mind.

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The scale is only a guide and not a reflection of me.

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/7/2011 9:10PM

    That is fabulous! Like another of my Spark Friends, I refer to the EVILIPTICAL at the gym, so I'm so impressed with people who beat those machines!!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/7/2011 9:05PM

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IMIN2GENES 9/7/2011 9:02PM

    Woo hoo! That's so awesome. You're doing great!
Chris

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GETSTRONGRRR 9/7/2011 8:45PM

    Good on you, and I'm all in for the the Fall 5% challenge....and I just had to respond with a Blog title like this!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/7/2011 8:27PM

    You are inspiring!

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