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Let's get serious...

Sunday, July 01, 2012

After surgery I really let loose. In not so many words. My eating wasn't the way it was supposed to me, neither was my working out... and it doesn't help my doc has me on a new medication that one of the side effects is weight gain. Now I'm not chalking up my +13lbs from surgery because of the meds, but I gotta get serious about this ya'll! AND my fitness test is coming up. Normally I'd take it in Sep, but I'll likely be gone the WHOLE month, so it'll be in Aug before I leave. And I have to be careful and not schedule it around that TOM, so it pushes it even earlier!

I got a sweet widget for my phone that shows me in the top right corner how many days until my potential test- 40!

So here's a few things getting me on track:
1) Posted scary but REAL "before/now" photos in my album

2) Wellness Momma is doing a Summer Wellness challenge... and myself & my girl TAT2DOLLFACE are on board for this! Check it out:
**this started AFTER my oven made s'mores tonight emoticon**

3) On board with my Couch to 5K workouts (did week 4 day 2 today) - 3 times a week

4) Back to loving/hating Jillian Michaels. Did 6 Week 6 Pack on Saturday. Goal is to do a video everyday; likely to alternate between 6W6P and Ripped in 30. (Issue with Ripped in 30 is the weights, and I leave on Sunday for three weeks. We'll see. I'll be doing that workout Tues since I have to let my inner thighs rest from yesterday's JM workout-felt a little tweak in the thighs that wasn't comfortable, PLUS the running/walking that occurred today in the crazy heat UP and down 15% grade hills)

5) Nightly pushups/situps/flutter kicks to get ready for my situps/pushups part of the test.

My goal is to get a 90% on this test, but last year was kind of a fluke (I think) that I scored above a 90%. Let's see... to get a 90.1% I'll need...
Waist Measurement: 31.5
Pushups: 35
Situps: 54
Run: 14:45

Realistically I think I could do:
Waist Measurement: 33"
Pushups: 30
Situps: 54
Run: 15:30
Which is 81.6%

This PT test will be a challenge in many ways. The waist measurement (see above comment regarding weight gain), and everything really! If by the end of July I cannot run comfortably (jaw pain wise) then I'll take the test walking. The situps and pushups are hard because I haven't done them, and the pain associated with the jaw surgery (clenching muscles while doing those exercises), and situps from the hip graft. But I gotta give it my best.

Anyway, just wanted to send an update to the SP world and friends... so ya'll knew what was going on! And could help keep me accountable emoticon

Thanks all! Night night!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALPINESALLIE 7/23/2012 6:09PM

    I'm such a loser for just getting to reading this blog now, because I love your honesty! You go girl! I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to see you darling!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 7/17/2012 11:35PM

    Sorry it took me so long to check in! Hope it is going well and you are being gentle with yourself. Heck, if I had my jaw wired shut I think I would have totally gone a bit overboard when I got to eat again. Just saying...

As for me - just back from a cruise where I ate like food was going out of style - just trying to get back to where I was. UGH!!!!!
It's tough.

Hang in there.
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TAT2DOLLFACE 7/3/2012 12:16PM

    You are going to do awesome! It is so good to have a support system like you during my weight loss adventure...I should call it a get fit adventure because that is what I really be fit. I hope I can be as motivating to you as you are to me!

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CONRADBURK 7/2/2012 8:18AM

    Good luck with the tracking. Tracking really works!
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CINDYTW 7/2/2012 12:02AM

  emoticon We can do this!

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LEANJEAN6 7/1/2012 10:24PM

    You go girl!!!

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MYBULLDOGS 7/1/2012 10:16PM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 100 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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