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November Mini-Challenge #2
11/5 - Walk 30 hour
11/6 - Walk 30 mins
11/7 - Elliptical 30 mins
11/8 - REST or Stationary Cycle - 30 mins
11/9 - REST or Elliptical 30 mins
(Recovering from back injury)
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November Mini-Challenge #1
10/30 - Walk 1 hour
10/31 - Walk 30 mins
11/1 - Elliptical 30 mins
11/2 - REST or Stationary Cycle - 30 mins
11/3 - REST or Elliptical 30 mins
(Recovering from back injury)... Read more
Down time and Comfort-(Over)Eating
I have recently had a hard time falling asleep. I attribute it to the fact that I haven't worked out in a week, and prior to that, I was working out every day for a few weeks. I hurt my back lifting some heavy things (stupidly) around the hous... Read more
Sleep issues - and impacts to the day
For the last three nights, I've tossed and turned - and finally only slept at around midnight. I'm not sure what changed - except that I didn't work out for about 3 days. My diet has been about the same. I do have some stressors - sick kids,... Read more
Striving for life balance
There's too much to do in a typical evening. Especially with young kids. It all is about them anyway - the parents are second, third and many times last priority. This morning, homework took priority over my breakfast. I ended up being able ... Read more
Too much good fat is not too good :-(
While I have been trying to avoid sugar, and have been mostly successful, I have been substituting my sweet snacks with nuts, avacado, salads with olive oil dressing, cheese and crackers. I have been working out almost every day for two weeks.... Read more
Most of the days, I've been positive and patient. Today, I am ANGRY and FRUSTRATED and IRRITATED - mostly at myself.
WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY - is it still so hard?
Even though I have been carefully eating a balanced diet, trying to get m... Read more
Sugar Cravings and Emotional Eating - Introspection
Yes, again, I am blogging about my two (insert sarcasm) FAVORITE topics.
I thought it would take about 2-3 weeks to somewhat detox my body of the sugar cravings. I've had some stressful days lately, and have noticed that my food (particula... Read more
Results of Mini-Challenge #1 was an overall success. I acheived the goal of working out 5 out of 7 days, though I mixed up the run/rest/weight days according to how I was feeling.
10/8 - Monday - Cardio 10 mins, Weights - 20 mins
10/9 - ... Read more
Listening To My Body
I have spent years (decades) feeling guilty about what I ate, and how I looked. I'm done with all that. I have decided that, going forward, I am going to let my body decide what it should or should not do.
This means, though I will contin... Read more
Recovering from Sugar Addiction - week 3
I am not ashamed to say that I have a problem with food. Especially sugar/sweets.
There are strong emotional factors - stress, mild depression, anxiety and there are biological factors - lack of sleep, an over-production of insulin, and again... Read more
Mon 10/1 - Run 2 miles
Tue 10/2 - Cardio 10 mins, weight training 20 mins
Wed 10/3 - Outdoor run/walk 20 mins OR REST
Thur 10/4 - Cardio 10 mins, weight training 20 mins
Fri 10/5 - Run 2 miles
Sat 10/6 - Rest or weight training 30 mins... Read more
I don't know how the last 9 months of 2012 slipped away. But I'm back. I haven't gained weight, but I haven't lost much either. So, back at square one.
Main Goals: to lose 30 lbs by summer 2013 and to acquire a balanced eating-exercising... Read more
Sat: Cardio 25 min + 10 min weights
Sun: Cardio 20 min
Mon: Cardio 20 min + 20 min
Tue: Cardio 20 min + 10 min weights
Wed: Cardio: 30 min
Fri: Cardio 25 min + 15 min weights... Read more
I don't know which is harder...
I don't know which is harder: restricting food or getting the motivation to work out.
There are so many temptations every day. It just seems like it is a never-ending battle to convince myself not to eat unhealthy or limit my portions. On... Read more