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That Wasn't so Bad!

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Sunday, June 30, 2013



End of my first official week back into the swing of things and it's been going well overall. I feel a bit discouraged during my workouts though because I keep remembering how "It use to be". My endurance and stamina isn't up to the same level as I was. But I do remind myself that I only got to that place because I started at the bottom. Compared to when I very first started to exercise a few years ago I am leaps and bounds ahead. I could barely walk around the block! I'm learning to be patient with myself as I work my way back to a fitter me. Overall though I've completed my first week of the Sparkpeople 5k your way running training schedule and logged in 12 miles this week emoticon . The Nike+ sensor that I won from my fitness challenge last year is really coming in handy! Even though I don't have the fancy Nike shoes to go with it I bought a little pouch to put it in and lace it into my shoe laces. I like the feedback that it provides verbally like the distance, pace, and time. I know that it isn't 100% accurate, but for my needs I am very pleased. This coming week in between my run days I plan uping my strength training by doing the 30 day shred. Along with a fun cardio of my choice like a Richard Simmons work out (No matter what I can't get rid of him!) , step aerobics, or my Rockin' Body workout dvd emoticon .

My eating has been going pretty well to. There are days when I eat maybe 100-200 calories more then my 1500 goal, but its on nothing bad like chips or sweets. I do want to reign that in though and maybe give myself one day out of the week where I can "splurge" with the extra 100-200 calories. Kind of how it was when I followed the weight watchers plan. I loved those "anytime points". I have been getting creative as well with my food. Since it's summer I can't eat my bowl of oatmeal like I can in the fall and winter. A while back I had tried an "eggs and oats" recipe that I found here on sparkpeople and I really liked it. I've elaborated on it a bit and it's turned into a breakfast scramble emoticon . So I get a serving of whole grains, protein, and veggies in one meal. All you do is mix a serving of oatmeal oats ( 1 or 2 servings, I usually do 2 if I'm really hungry), an egg, a bit of water, and whatever veggies you like. I usually do green onion, tomato, shredded carrot, and fresh spinach. I add a bit of seasoning to like garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt to taste. I also add a tbs. of olive oil just to get a healthy fat. Then you cook it up in a skillet with a bit of cooking spray until the oats are softer and a bit brown, and it's very tasty! I sometimes top it with a bit of reduced fat feta as well. Later in the day due to the heat, I don't much feel like eating so I made a quick cucumber and carrots salad with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, parsley, and a bit of red onion. It was quick and very refreshing on a hot day emoticon emoticon .


Here's to week 2! emoticon


UPDATE: Here is the link to the original "Eggs -n- Oats" recipe I found on SparkRecipes.

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LOUTOKALAU 7/7/2013 3:53PM

  way to go girl!

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MINAMORIN 7/6/2013 6:13PM

    Baby steps & b4 u know u will b feeling the stamina again. U r on the rite path.

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LAWANDMUSIC 7/3/2013 6:22PM

    Wonderful! You go, girl!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/3/2013 5:55PM

    Look at you go!

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BETHSWORLD 7/2/2013 7:54PM

    One week down and you are doing good! emoticon emoticon

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RENATA144 7/2/2013 4:06PM

  If you stick with the program you will succeed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 7/2/2013 11:08AM

    Don't lose heart because you will gain back your stamina and strength. Just keep limiting those negative self talking points and turning them into positives. That breakfast idea sounds pretty good I'll have to give it a go sometime soon! emoticon emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 7/2/2013 10:59AM

    Great plan...I'm betting that you will be successful too. Keep up with your motivation and you will be home free soon.

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ELMA1913 7/1/2013 9:51PM

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MARINCESS 7/1/2013 9:37PM

    Wow! I really am surprised to see that this small post became a feature today! emoticon

@Sableness, the calories for me is a about 223 total for the egg and a serving of oats. If calories are an issue just use egg whites or whatever fits your nutritional needs. I've just come to see the oatmeal as a base that I can add to and do to it what I wish. Kind of like rice. You just have to be creative and do what you like!


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JACKIE542 7/1/2013 9:02PM

    Glad you are doing so well. emoticon

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1BEING1 7/1/2013 6:14PM

    emoticon keep up the awesome work!

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MANILUS 7/1/2013 4:35PM

    Nice job!

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AJB121299 7/1/2013 4:13PM

    kudos

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/1/2013 3:05PM

    Great post

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MELANIE0808 7/1/2013 2:19PM

  Nice job!! I am restarting myself this week. We CAN do this! Keep on keepin'!

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SABLENESS 7/1/2013 1:10PM

    Any ideas of the cal count on eggs and oatmeal? It sounds intriguing. One of my favorites is also from SP, Poached egg on 1/2 Avocado topped with salsa. Husband loves it!

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FIRECOM 7/1/2013 1:04PM

    Sounds like a good plan for all of us to emulate. Congrats.

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EMILY0724 7/1/2013 9:57AM

    Welcome back!!
Good luck in achieving all of your goals!

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ANGGEL40 6/30/2013 6:24PM

    emoticon good job..I like the food ideas must give then a try!

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SPARKLE1908 6/30/2013 5:03PM

    You are doing wonderfully!!! Congrats on getting back into the swing of things!

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FOURMA29 6/30/2013 3:48PM

    Whoohoo! First week down! It seems like you have a good plan and that you are in the right mind set to really acheive your goals!! Heres to week 2!! emoticon emoticon

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KACEYSW 6/30/2013 3:43PM

    You can do it and you ARE worth it! emoticon

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