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Day 42: A great healthy week

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Somewhere in the middle of this week, I realized just how easy living a healthy lifestyle full of activity and good food choices is -- but for me, it still requires a lot of planning and also having contingency plans on hand for when things don't go according to plan -- AND it requires being dedicated to sticking with the plan.

So I'm happy with my accomplishments this week. I'm finishing up week one of my phase 2 running program. Although by the end of it tonight, I was starting to get a bit overwhelmed with how hard it still is (although I've really come a long ways in a short period of time with the running (starting from very beginner)), but towards the last half of my sequence tonight, my mind started to wander to the remainder of the schedule and how quickly things begin to escalate with each workout after this week. But I'm going to take it one workout at a time, and try to take it in little 'bites' rather than looking at the entire 8 week program. Because the 8-week program has got me FREAKED OUT at the moment.

I was reading about beginning swimming endurance programs online tonight -- I think I found a program to try with my 'rest' nights inbetween the running. When I was in high school, I was on the swimteam, but it's been a very very long time since I've done any serious swimming. Thought I ought to start from a beginning program, as I would like to work on building up my lung capacity / efficiency. So, I'm planning on going swimming at my gym tomorrow after my work meeting in the morning. Then I'm going SHOPPING with my Macy's coupon. And THEN I'm getting a massage as a treat for doing awesome with the workouts in April. Yep. It's going to be a real ME-day tomorrow. :-) And hopefully I can actually just go to sleep early tomorrow night, as even though that's been the goal all week -- it doesn't seem to have happened as of yet.

Sunday is kayaking in the morning to mid-afternoon. Woohoo! Maybe I'll remember to bring my camera, as I love kayak photos.

I just realized that my weekends are all booked for the month of May at this point, which is good because I'm doing some cool things -- visiting family, walking a 10k with my mom, taking two kayaking classes, but it's a little crazy because every weekend has things scheduled already, and I've been wanting to do some hiking now that the weather is finally so nice. Well, I'll have to take a look at my upcoming schedule for the next few weeks -- it's going to be a busy month anyway.

Didn't quite get all my fruits and veggies today, but hit my nutrient goals and calorie goals, plus got all my water and got my exercise in.
The sports suds thing will require a separate blog -- so stay tuned. :-)
The terrariums are looking good today -- woohoo!
Plus got most of the laundry done -- which I try to do during the week, so I don't spend my weekends doing chores. It's not always successful -- but I love it when I manage it.

Hope that you have something active and healthy planned for this weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 4/29/2013 12:56AM

    Sounds like you had a great week awesome.

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BLITZEN40 4/27/2013 5:02PM

    Sounds like you're doing great! Booked weekends means you have lots to look forward to so that's always a good thing. With the swimming remember, if you did it once (swim team) you can do it again! It's great exercise and so much easier on the knees, shins and feet than running is. I WISH I was a good enough swimmer to be able to make it my primary exercise, but I never could seem to pick up side breathing. Good luck with your journey back into the water and have fun kayaking and at the 10K! emoticon

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MOVEITMARY 4/27/2013 3:48PM

    Yes, kayaking photos would be awesome, share them here please!!!

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JACKIE542 4/27/2013 11:28AM

    You have so many wonderful fun things planned. I need to start writing down some plans, especially some new hiking and biking adventures.
Have a nice relaxing message, you deserve a great me day with all you do. emoticon emoticon

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SENIORSWIMMER 4/27/2013 8:39AM

    We are getting much needed rain. We're supposed to have drizzle all day and into the night. Unlike you, I am behind on laundry, and my husband has to fly out for a business trip on Monday. I will be doing laundry and working in the kitchen all day today, which I enjoy. I need to figure out what I'm going to eat this week. Food as fuel. Food as fuel......

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KKKAREN 4/27/2013 8:38AM

    Souds like you are keeping busy with exercise as well as with life. Have fun kayaking this weekend!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/27/2013 8:18AM

    You always have so much on the go! It's awesome emoticon You truly do deserve a day of pampering and shopping & a massage sounds like a wonderful way to do it. emoticon I hope you are able to find some time to go hiking in May. You have motivated me to sit down and plan some weekend activities emoticon

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 4/27/2013 2:32AM

    Baby steps lead to giant steps Ive found,,,,,have a great weekend!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/27/2013 2:15AM

    Keep on doing the basic steps in a great way and you will achieve your goals. Just realize that your body has not been to Math class and a calorie deficit of 3500 might not give you a loss of one pound every week. You are unique and you will have to find out what is working for you.

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PINKEUROGIRL 4/27/2013 1:25AM

    You are doing great!!

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