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Weekly Update Blog (WUB)


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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*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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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAMAKATTORRES 5/7/2012 8:57AM

    Congrats on all of your victories- these successes will all add up! Quick tip: For spending more time with your Japanese (I've been studying German since middle school and these help me a lot) try to download more Japanese music that is easy to understand- so some good Jpop! Also, try finding some Japanese audiobooks- these might be trickier to find, but ask your instructor. Then, make sure this is what you are listening to while you workout. If there is a word you don't understand, look it up while you're stretching after work out. Soon, you'll know every song and know exactly what's going on. We can't all have time in Japan for the proper immersion, but you can fake it! Hope that helps- have an amazing week!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/7/2012 2:48AM

    Fabulous job.

And a BIG emoticon emoticon emoticon for such a great non-scale victory!

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KIPPER15 5/6/2012 9:00PM

    Way to go on the shorts victory. Isn't it great to have get a smaller size:)

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DAYTHYME 5/6/2012 7:37PM

    Busy, busy girl! Great success, you are so inspiring every time! The ''Just Dance", now is that done on a game console? or DVD? I was looking into getting it for my Wii.
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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 5/6/2012 5:45PM

    You did great last week!

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RICHILA 5/6/2012 2:26PM

    Spark On! You Got This! emoticon

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SERENAJL 5/6/2012 11:11AM

    That is fantastic! You met so many of your goals

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/6/2012 2:31AM

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JOEYKTTN 5/5/2012 10:19PM

    emoticon you totally ROCKED your goals! Yipppeee on the new shorts size!! emoticon

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CONDA86 5/5/2012 4:43PM

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JANDK156 5/5/2012 4:13PM

    You are one busy lady with all these teams! emoticon

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EUEK098 5/5/2012 10:59AM

    Good job, Jamie

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KARENDEE4 5/5/2012 10:34AM

    Way to go on the NSV!!! Those are the best!

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OPTIMIST1948 5/5/2012 10:19AM

    I'm loving that you are keeping yourself so accountable! Way to go!

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STLADEE 5/5/2012 9:52AM

    emoticon on all you SUCCESSES! GREAT JOB!

emoticon in the one pound loss. A LOSS is a LOSS! No matter how big or small.

Keep it up and those short sizes will get smaller and smaller!

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