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Saturday, May 05, 2012

This was sort of a strange week for me but I kept it together and overall I have done well. I'm not used to running so many times in one week, so it will take some time to get used to it, but I am easing into it with lots of stretching and I will slowly increase my mileage according to my schedule. I'm not experiencing pain, I'm just very exhausted today and glad I have a rest day tomorrow!

I could be doing better on the schoolwork (I should be studying Japanese more). I will need to make that my focus this coming week. I also need to plan to go to sleep earlier, because my body keeps waking up at 7:30 am, regardless of when I want to wake up. I am planning to get ready for bed at 10pm each night this week, and be asleep by 11 to make sure I get enough rest this week.

I lost 1 lb, which is pretty good. I'm hoping for a bigger loss next week, but anything down is a great achievement in my book.

I also had a MASSIVE non-scale victory, fitting into a size 22/24 running shorts which were the first bottoms smaller than a 26 I've EVER worn in my adult life. :)


Here's last week's goal progress:

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*Log at least 10 miles of walking, elliptical, or running.
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*Running training at least 2x
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*Log at least 250 minutes of cardio (not counting circuit training)
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*Log at least 90 minutes of strength training
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*Weigh-in on time for Blue Hyacinths and Limes teams
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*Connect with my Blue Hyacinths, Limes, G.O.N.E., and Game of Thrones teammates
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*Stay on top of schoolwork
--- this could be better but I'm not doing bad

*Clean at least one thing in the house
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*Stay in budget for dining out
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emoticon Daily Personal Goals emoticon
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*Eat in calorie range
---Su: SUCCESS!
---M: SUCCESS!
---T: SUCCESS!
---W: SUCCESS!
---TH: SUCCESS!
---F: SUCCESS!
---S: SUCCESS!
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*100 % Gluten-free
---Su: SUCCESS!
---M: SUCCESS!
---T: SUCCESS!
---W: SUCCESS!
---TH: SUCCESS!
---F: SUCCESS!
---S: SUCCESS!
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*"Me Time" each night before bed
---Su: SUCCESS! bubble bath
---M: SUCCESS! reading / stretching
---T: SUCCESS! trying on new clothes :))) that actually fit!
---W: SUCCESS! bath / reading
---TH: SUCCESS! walking
---F: SUCCESS! movie night
---S: SUCCESS! conservatory
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*Post in Daily Chat Threads on all teams page
---M: SUCCESS! (Make it Count Monday)
---T: SUCCESS! (Tighten and Tone Tuesday)
---W: SUCCESS! (What I Ate Wednesday)
---TH: SUCCESS! (This or That Thursday)
---F: SUCCESS! (Fitness Friday)
---S: SUCCESS! (Last Chance Workout)
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*Freggies (Eat at least 5 servings)
(+Personal goal: at least 2 raw fruit and 2 raw/lightly-cooked veggies per day)
---M: SUCCESS!
---T: SUCCESS!
---W: SUCCESS!
---TH: SUCCESS!
---F: SUCCESS!
---S: SUCCESS!
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*10 minute exercise streak!
---M: SUCCESS! - elliptical intervals, circuit training
---T: SUCCESS! - walk/ran a 5k
---W: SUCCESS! - walking to and from class and strength training
---TH: SUCCESS! - walk/run intervals
---F: SUCCESS! Just Dance
---S: SUCCESS! walk/run on treadmill
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**BONUS CHALLENGE! **
Create a healthy meal/snack in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
--- emoticon healthy chicken taco salad with pintos, guacamole and homemade pico de gallo
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