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    MARTILLINI   8,685
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I think I've figured it out...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Two things:

I have to take things at my own pace.
I need to work on a goal.

I've been tracking my food on this site, that has been SO helpful. I'm also working on a challenge from a FB group. The goal is 1300 jump squats, 1000 burpees, and 120 minutes of planks. First, let me say, burpees are one of the most evil things ever. I'm kinda cheating, but not because I want to cheat. I'm doing the pushups on my knees, because I'm just starting out and I'm not sure I can knock out a single pushup on its own. The good news is, I have a side goal of being able to do normal pushups, hopefully 10, by the end of the month.

My progress on that challenge is 500 jump squats, 450 burpees, and 32 minutes of planks. It doesn't sound very impressive. I did start a week into the month, so I'm just doing the best I can. I'm doing that and whatever random exercises to a non-sore body part of the day. I need to make a better schedule.

I have to admit my goal is to be able to run again. I haven't been able to run since 2002. I injured my back, a herniated disc in my back, and had to quit. I want to be able to go out and run my stress away. I'm a bit worried that when I start up again, I'll jar my back so bad that I will have to stop again. When I did run, my back hurt so bad I wasn't able to walk upright. For now, I'm preparing by doing as much to strengthen my legs and prepare my muscles to move again.

I think that's about it. I'm seriously considering buying the SparkPeople book and reading it on my kindle. I need to really learn what I should be doing instead of doing random stuff.

Although I'm finally mentally prepared to do this, I absolutely need to lose weight to avoid being diabetic and have heart problems. I don't want to take after my parents for THOSE things.

Thank you for reading my rambling thoughts. Have a great day.
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SACRED_FIRE 2/19/2013 3:24PM

    The hardest part is realizing what life changes you must make, so good job on taking that step! Its a hard one, but you can do it!

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JENNY_VIVIAN 2/18/2013 6:48PM

    I find that when I set a schedule of what I want to do I am more likely to follow it and do more than I expected. For instance, whenever I would go to the gym with no schedule I would do about 30 mins of cardio and then wander from workout machine to workout machine and not really get any good progress. Then I started making a list of things I wanted to do, example: 30 mins elliptical, then 40 bicep curls, 40 triceps kickbacks, 60 russian twists, etc.... you get the point. If i had those goals in mind then I found myself actually doing them. It is nice. And be sure to set your own goal, and not one with someone else. We all need to go at our own rate. :) Hope you figure out all you need! emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 2/18/2013 6:39PM

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