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A new day, new goals!!!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yesterday's walk/run reminded me once again just how powerful a strong walk can be! I need to remember this as I slowly come back from my injury and prepare for my next race, which is in October. My knee and calf are responding well to the walk/run intervals and the slower pace I have been running. I also feel the biking as therapy for my knee and my PT exercises have helped as well. As with anything consistency is going to be KEY for me and so I cannot jump the gun and start running fast again or I risk serious injury. So slow and steady is the name of the game for me right now.

On the weight loss front, it is slow. It is like molasses weight loss at the moment but I cannot stress how important taking measurements are and to also take note of your physical fitness too! If you are running better than before, lifting more weights, and eating clean. Do not worry about the scale. We have all heard this a THOUSAND times in the weight loss community but somethings we have to bang it into our minds daily as a reminder. We are human and we want the scale to go down. For me it is holding steady for dear life but my legs and hips have really leaned out this last month. I have the measurements and the loose clothes to prove it! YEA!! So I am happy.

For today. I am going to try and focus on TWO things I NEED to get done. I desperately need to get in some good strength training today. By the way, someone asked me on FB or the blog was ST means.....it is short for strength training. :) My goal is to get in at least 100 push ups and some good lifting from Cathe or another circuit dvd. The second goal is to be sure and get in AT LEAST 30 mins of Yoga along with my PT exercises. I always save these for last and I need to make it a priority.

For nutrition....stay on track and keep tracking calories.

It is hard to believe it is Wednesday already. This week as truly flown by! My husband will be back Saturday!!!!! So excited. The forecast shows a cold and rainy weekend. PERFECT for a welcome home celebration ;) I am trying to decide what to cook for a nice dinner when we gets home. Ideas??

37 days until the cruise! MUST reset my mind once again to meet my goals and do what I can TODAY to become my very best. So many times I just feel like stopping......daily at times but there is always this inner voice that whispers....KEEP PRESSING ON! And so I shall once again....


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ALIDOSHA 10/21/2012 4:26PM

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 7/16/2012 7:23AM

    healing can't be rushed..sounds like you are listening to what you legs are telling you that can do. Way to go!

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EMILYDOODLE 7/13/2012 1:28PM

  great work, keep it up and you will achieve your goals.

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MARYM1962 6/29/2012 11:08AM

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RUNNER12COM 6/25/2012 8:45PM

    Keep pressing on, indeed!

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SBNORMAL 6/17/2012 10:26PM

  run run run!

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4RASCALS 6/17/2012 5:14PM

    Your very strong & determined. Sounds like you on your way. Good Luck
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KOMTRIA 6/17/2012 1:10PM

  I like your determination and focus. Very inspiring.

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SUSIESLIM62 6/16/2012 10:56PM

  Great blog. I need to get more organized so I can really set up my goals and learn how to work the site to help me achieve them. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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AKRONDANCER 6/16/2012 6:30PM

  sounds great!! :)

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MARYJEANSL 6/16/2012 6:11PM

  Sounds like you are doing very well.

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ARIZONA33 6/16/2012 1:45PM

    The countdown process is a great way to make sure you are doing what you need to everyday to reach toward the goals that you have set. Recording your daily progress also gives you a wonderful and inspirational record of what you did to make your goals a reality. Best of luck on your countdown to your cruise.

Don't stop...you can do it...just keep listening to your inner voice and keep pressing on!

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AATKIN01 6/15/2012 10:22PM

    way to stay positive emoticon

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BABY77A 6/15/2012 9:34PM

    nice ideas


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DEDE824 6/15/2012 3:22PM

    Great goal setting--measurable and attainable!
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DEBK0923 6/15/2012 1:55PM

    you know you can do this, you're awesome, great blog

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FITNESSFAN10898 6/15/2012 10:28AM

  Awesome attitude!! Your post just inspired me to make sure I buy me a measuring tape, because I too am seeing hardly any results on the scale, plenty when it comes to my clothes. I just put on a pair of shorts I forgot I had (it's been that long since I've seen the size 18), and a 16/18 t-shirt that I bought two years ago and couldn't fit, so never wore. Thank you for this post!

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RRA1963 6/15/2012 8:50AM

    Thanks for the healthy perspective. I am also trying to come back from an injury and trying to run again after 8 weeks. It's tough. Patience isn't something I have a lot of and "Slow and Steady" seems to be the best course for me as well. Thanks for sharing.

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LEANMEAN2 6/15/2012 8:21AM

    Thanks for sharing

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NHEMBERGER 6/15/2012 7:56AM

    Great attitude! You are so right about the scale, I see so much more in the loose clothing & measurements!

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JGRAY76 6/15/2012 6:58AM

    Great attitude! Your blog is motivating.

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SEXYISBACK01 6/15/2012 3:46AM

    You have a great attitude and as far as a good meal that men love is Rotel Spaghetti and it is very good! emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 6/14/2012 11:56PM

    Keep it up! And a suggestion is fettuccine alfredo!

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TMOORE073 6/14/2012 9:05PM

    Your right! It's not about the scale. When you start lifting weights you will gain weight on the scales. Muscle weighs more than fat. But you can't get frustrated because it's muscle weight not fat! Keep that positive attitude going girl! Have fun on your cruise! emoticon

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ISABELLE31 6/14/2012 8:12PM

    Thanks for this post. I'm all about those Non-Scale Victories!

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CYDNEYLEECH 6/14/2012 8:12PM

    Happy for you that your husband is coming home soon!!!!! Also have a great time on your cruise!!!!

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TARAH85 6/14/2012 7:38PM

    I made a great seafood pasta bake tonight, and it was a hit. I used Chef Meg's Spicy Shrimp Linguine Recipe (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/rec
ipe-detail.asp?recipe=652380) and added five oz. of fresh mozzarella to the sauce until it melted. Then I made 3 layers of noodles/sauce in a pan until I had used it all. After that, I cut an additional 6 oz. of fresh mozzarella and topped the pasta bake with it. Finally, I baked it for 35 min. at 350 degrees. It was light and wonderful and very romantically paired with the leftover white wine. The hubby loved it and had a second helping. If you like seafood, I would highly recommend it.

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LYNCHD05 6/14/2012 7:37PM

    Enjoyed your blog....first time for me. Enjoy your weekend!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/14/2012 7:01PM

  Great Reminders............ emoticon

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MZKAY25 6/14/2012 6:00PM

    you can doit ! :)

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SAZZLERAZZLE 6/14/2012 5:39PM

    I love reading your blogs Jen, they are always so positive, even if you are facing a challenge!

We are having terrible weather in England too and is it hard to find motivation on what feels like a winters day!! But i have just started Jillian Michaels 30 day shred so that help me exercise indoors!

Ive just clocked my first weight loss (4lbs) and wanted to say THANK YOU to you as you were my first Sparkfriend - i want to lose a 100lbs so you are a very good example for me!!

God bless and enjoy your weekend with hubby!

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LTMURPHY7 6/14/2012 4:26PM

 

Good job

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MARGARITTM 6/14/2012 4:02PM

    Have a fantastic week end!

Keep up the good work!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 6/14/2012 3:05PM

    Slow and steady... that's the way I ride, too.

This week I've hopped out of bed for my morning workout and then reconsidered 5 minutes later. I don't know what that's about but I keep pressing on and I'm not giving up. I'm in this for life. There is no end date to my exercise and eating habits. I have to keep myself honest or I'll be right back where I was and I don't like that place.

Thanks for sharing your blog! Let's be our best!

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JIBBIE49 6/14/2012 3:04PM

    emoticon What an honor to have your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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JESSZZ123 6/14/2012 2:43PM

    So motivational. You can do it!! Never stop, always keep your head up. emoticon

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    Onward & upward toward those goals. emoticon emoticon

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