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A Few Things... Including Week 2 Review


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

#1, maybe in light of some recent events in our United States and the world, a positive pick-me-up blog is what you or someone you may know needs:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Start there.

#2, "April Take Back" week 2 was rough for me. I feel like every step was a struggle. I had to constantly push and force and this and that. My calories were all way over where they should have been (and as such, many other macronutrients as well). My vitamin intake was low, also. I may have to consider supplements. I couldn't get a handle on how much I was taking in, even if I thought I was eating really healthy. I also know I ate passed midnight at least 2 nights. My fitness minutes are in dispute. Spark counts a week as Sun-Sat, starting anew on Sunday. But, April began on Monday, so I'm counting my weeks as Mon-Sun. So, I either came in 27 minutes short or was at 181 fitness minutes. Depends on how you wanna look at it. Personally, I like the numbers of where I was successful! emoticon

However, my fitness has not been all that consistent. I skipped workouts two days in a row, worked out a day, then skipped a day again, worked out, skipped another day... I need to workout daily, and plan for 1 or 2 rest days (at most) in the week. My first two workouts of the week were just over 30 minutes long, and then the next one was 48 minutes, and the next 58 minutes. I'd like to keep them consistently higher (although 30 is my month's minimum, so maybe I need to just chillax). Despite the spotty record, I do find that my endurance has improved a bit. I am still literally dripping with sweat by the end, but I find I'm able to go longer, do more reps, etc. It's the little things...

I weighed myself and found I gained 2 full pounds. I'm not trusting that number, though, because it's TOM for me, so I'm sure I'm bloated and retaining water. Also, that could explain my sh!tty nutrition for the week. So, I know what needs improving for this week. Its going to be tough (I have yet another stats test on Thursday... didn't I just take one of those?!?!) and I need to be consistent and schedule myself accordingly.

#3, Boston. I just have no words. I'm heartbroken. I can only hope the jerk(s) who did this are brought to justice. I keep the people affected in my prayers and thoughts. Today, in honor of them, I'm wearing my Iron Girl t-shirt, since it's my only race shirt, and I wear it in solidarity with the running/fitness community [and the world community]. All my love to the big city that feels like a little city! emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/26/2013 9:00AM

    Hugs! The shirt is a great tribute!

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SMILINGTREE 4/17/2013 9:41AM

    I love your Iron Girl t-shirt. Improved endurance isn't a little thing, and a slow but steady increase is a good thing, so feel good about what you are accomplishing. I'm weighing everyday and tracking averages in an effort to see a trend rather than to look at a single number. Don't let a small gain get to you.

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FRENCHTOSD 4/16/2013 10:22PM

    Jill - you are an inspiration. Keep on Sparking if you have a good or a bad day and in the end you will be fit. I'm glad to see you are trying no matter what.

Hugs, Sharon

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