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    KIMI_SILVA   42,238
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On the right track and very proud of myself

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I was looking over my blogs from the first months here at SP, when I was doing so well and lost 35 lbs in just a few months, to see what was different. What I realized was that I was pushing myself everyday, competitively. I was running everyday, timing myself, and giving all I had the next day to beat my time. I felt really inspired to do that again, and figured that it was a waste to have new Saucony running shoes in the closet that were not being used for running - along with some pretty cool workout clothes, and an awesome sports bra from Moving Comfort (Maia) . . . so I go dressed, tied my running shoes, put on my UA hat so the sweat wouldn't run into my eyes - I sweat an unbelievable amount: not just for a female, but for a human being - then I set up my RunDouble app to 'open run' and filled my playlist with Rob Thomas / Matchbox 20. I felt like a real runner and for me, as silly as it may be, that's important.

I did a walk/jog to the college track - which is about mile from my apartment, and was hoping that I would be able to alternate laps with running and walking, but it's been so long since I've run that my cardio is awful. I felt so grateful that I quit smoking on Christmas - it was a Christmas gift to my beautiful mother. I was unable to do what I was hoping for, but I improvised. I did a rapid walk until I got to the curve of the track and then I sprinted, giving it all I had, to the other side of the curve. I have a sports-watch that tracks my heart-rate and calories burned according to that number. I was able to get my heart-rate up to 178, which is 98%, and in 55:20 I did 3.25 miles and burned a total of 826 calories. When I got home I felt my legs shaking when I was walking up the stairs. I feel pretty good right now, and I am so proud of myself!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOMBCHELL23 5/31/2013 11:12AM

    Thank is fantastic that you are getting back to exercising and pushing yourself. It truly takes dedication and commitment like no other. I feel you though I walked 5 miles this morning and ended up with 2 blisters. I am beginning to think I may need a new pair of shoes b/c they are wearing down. I have become discouraged b/c my clothes are tighter and the scale is going in the wrong direction.

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 5/23/2013 8:03AM

    Sounds like you are back in the program and on track for your goals


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MURPHI13 5/22/2013 10:57PM

    emoticon Great Job!!! emoticon

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    I'm proud of you too!! You did great! I have a pair of Saucony shoes too my son bought me for Mother's Day. I love them and they are so lightweight and comfortable.

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TRESSA48 5/22/2013 6:26AM

    emoticon Kim, great job!

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MELP06 5/22/2013 1:16AM

    Great job! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/21/2013 9:23PM

    Hopefully this will help you get back on track. Think about writing a note for yourself somewhere: "Have you gone for a walk/run lately?" or something similar. This will help remind you to keep going out there and getting moving.

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ANATASHIKI 5/21/2013 1:27PM

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PAULA-ZARYA 5/21/2013 12:22PM

    Brilliant emoticon I too have looked over my blog and realised I needed a Challenge that would really challenge me and BLC 22 will do just that.
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BUSYBEE37 5/21/2013 12:17PM

    emoticon That's fantastic, keep it up.

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