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Some Friday morning fitspo with my summer goals

Friday, August 17, 2012

I've focused on nutrition for the past few weeks in an effort to lose just a couple of pounds or inches. It has definitely worked, but VERY slowly. Today is my lowest weight of the summer. by a whole 0.2 pounds!! but, hey, I'll take it. I've been working super hard and I understand the scale does not define us, but it's still nice to see a number that I'm satisfied with.

It's also good to remind myself:



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In some ways, this year of maintenance has been harder than that year of weight loss. Working on fitness doesn't give the same instant gratification that weight loss does. Don't get me wrong, fitness goals are extremely rewarding and empowering. They are just different beasts!


Summer goals:

Did it! I relive little moments of it often. Already looking forward to Twin Cities 2013.



1 pull-up, that's all I wanted. This has been a goal for a long time. I'd try to follow a plan with assisted pull-ups, DH uses some app that he tried to help me with. I'd get frustrated because it was so flippin hard and I'd give up. And because he can bust out 50 in a row and that's crazy intimidating. Well, I finally did a real one. Without jumping to help my way up! Full body weight hanging from the bar and pulling myself up, chin over bar. whew! And then last week I did 2. My whole body shakes the entire time. Working towards 3...



head stand. Not there yet. There's still a lot of time left in 2012! I'll get there.



I know this is incredibly vain, but I wanted someone to compliment my legs when I wasn't wearing workout clothes. I was wearing shorts and wedges and a stranger came up to me and said I have amazing legs. She made my day!! Give someone a compliment today. It may work wonders in a very simple way.



triathlon. my new love. Completed the Sprint, had a blast, the Olympic distance is next Saturday.



run. It's still my true love. I ran on vacation, I did my first track workout, I ran new routes all over the city seeing places I've never been & seeing familiar places in a new way, I ran pushing my kids in the double jogger, I had running dates with DH, I ran with my dad and my sister, reconnected with an old friend on runs, made new friends in a running group, ran hills, ran a 5K in 24:06, ran alone for joy. I love running.

And I am so excited for Fall running gear!



What a great summer.
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HEALTHYL1 8/20/2012 8:12PM

    Wow! That is awesome and your 5k time is super fast! Great job on the marathon too. I'm running my first one in October! I would love to be able to do a pull up again...maybe I will make that my next goal! emoticon

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MEGSMILEY 8/20/2012 2:46PM

    Good for you!!! Inspiring blog!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 8/20/2012 8:18AM

    What a great year!! I am so happy for you.

2 chin-ups in a row??!! Why was I not aware that you busted out one? This is such a great fitness goal. Goooo 3!

Yupeeeee to lowest summer weight. I understand its not all about the scale BUT its a bit about it:)

Man, you are fast. 5k in 24minutes is FAST! I am still wanting 29minutes-I will get there some day, right?

Was camping with my sis this weekend and we had 1 run to do. I do not get to run with her very often-between the 2 of us we have 7 kids!ha, We are going to run this HM together in Sept-so fun. Anyways, we had 45mintues together-kiddless-and we actually got to talk. She said she would love to try a sprint tri and I got soooooo excited-me too me too! and so, after all this training for the half is done, that will be the next goal-thought you may enjoy that:)

Happy Monday to you. I declare you motivator of 2012 just by how you live your life-hehehe. Sooooo motivating for me!



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GODIVADSG 8/19/2012 11:16AM

    Sounds like an amazing summer! Congrats on living a full life!! So thrilled about your pull ups! You rock!!

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KANSASROSE67 8/18/2012 7:50PM

    Wow...amazing job meeting so many goals. Love it!

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MICHSTATE 8/18/2012 5:34PM

    Awesome job!!!!!! I have been working on the pull-up goal too...still a work in progress!!!!!:-)

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FITFORMYFAMILY 8/18/2012 6:59AM

    You just put a big smile on my face. I love you!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 8/17/2012 8:39PM

    You have come so far and the year is not even over yet.

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 8/17/2012 4:21PM

    emoticon You are an Inspiring Wonder Woman to alot of people! You realize that, don't you?! Congrats on achieving & continuing to reach for new goals!!

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AMSTERDAMAND125 8/17/2012 3:08PM

    I LOVE YOUR GOALS - so inspirational. Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the great progress!!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 8/17/2012 2:37PM

    emoticon Isn't amazing to see how many goals you've accomplished (or are on your way)? I think it is! So how did you work your way to doing 2(!) pull-ups? I'm working on it too (but feel like giving up every time)!

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LISAINMS 8/17/2012 11:46AM

    Two pull ups? Awesomeness!! Next Sat is my "A" race, too. You will do great!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 8/17/2012 10:57AM

    Congrats on all your success so far this year Maura! You truly inspire me. emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 8/17/2012 10:40AM

    Congrats on a productive summer and thanks for the inspiration. I'm looking forward to running in the fall in the exact same clothes I wear to run in the summer without getting crazy hot! (early fall anyway)

But running in those tight black pants will be good too - in later fall.:)

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EILEENXO 8/17/2012 9:51AM

    WOW! You've made great progress this year on fitness! A marathon and a pull up. Dangity... one day... right now I got the weight to move on out. Congrats!

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