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Two weeks in... Early returns look favorable

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      0 comments

I am 2 weeks into my new regimen. The goal is to drop body fat below 20% without going too lean in the upper body, hopefully just by dropping the 2-3 pounds I gained in Feb-Apr after I finished The Female Body Breakthrough and was messing aroun... Read more

Running.... without a plan

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      3 comments

How do people train to run? How does that differ from those who run to change body composition? Can the 2 be meshed? As I've talked about, I've just started running. About 10 days after I first ran I decided to run a 5K in a week. My ... Read more

There's No Medal for Being a Food Martyr

Monday, May 14, 2012      2 comments

I splurged yesterday and I'm not ashamed of it. I don't feel like a failure. I went right back to healthy habits today. Seems some think that that's just not possible. For me it is part of a balanced life. My big splurge was partaking... Read more

And I said I'd never run....

Saturday, May 12, 2012      1 comments

Finished my first official 5K in 28:49. My goal was 34. I hoped for 30. I got 28:49. Very, very, very happy. Read more

Love my lower body workout

Friday, May 11, 2012      2 comments

This month I am strength training 3x a week. I have 2 whole body workouts that I do Monday and Wednesday and I end the week with a lower body workout. All three workouts were designed by my trainer. Monday's is 'ok', except for the weighted si... Read more

5K in 34:00

Thursday, May 10, 2012      2 comments

Last pre-race treadmill run in. Did a full 5K (3.11mi) in exactly 34 minutes. Intervals of walking 4-4.5MPH and running 6.5-7MPH. I was a little behind Tuesday at the 3mi mark. Still not sure if I will run Saturday or walk/run. I'm leaning ... Read more

3mi in 32:23

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      1 comments

My goal for May is to run 5K in 30' or less. Today I did 3 miles in 32:23. That's another minute shaved off. I'm getting close enough that I'm going to do 3.11 mi for time now. That's REALLY 5K. 3 mi was 'close enough' but it's not anymore.... Read more

Ugh. My back.

Monday, May 07, 2012      0 comments

Weighted side lunges did me in today. I was putting the weights all the way to the floor. Unfortunately, I think that I was rounding my back to do it. Lower back hurts now. I did make adjustments but too late to avoid pain today. Stupid move... Read more

Woo-hoo!

Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

Went to the park and ran/walked 4.7K in 27:15. That's with my son slowing me down in te first lap (1/3) before I left him behind in the second lap. That's on track for 29:00 for a 5K. Toss in some walking with the family at the end and I'll c... Read more

Happy Friday and Personal Training for a Tween

Friday, May 04, 2012      1 comments

Even after splurging on 2 pieces of ice cream cake in honor of my eldest's half birthday, I was only up 1/2 pound of the 2 that disappeared. I KNOW that's water (they were within my calorie budget for the day) and it was super yummy. I di... Read more

Well, look at that....

Thursday, May 03, 2012      1 comments

I stop beating myself up mentally and wake up 2 pounds lighter. A weight off my shoulders because I decided to be good to myself? Relaxing and letting my body do it's thing instead of stressing? Who knows! And I'm bound to mess it up a bit w... Read more

Stopping the Punishment

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      2 comments

I gave up ice cream for Lent. After Lent was over my weight was right at goal (up a few pounds from where I had comfortably sat for months pre-Lent) and I was mad at myself. So... I made a rule, no ice cream for me unless I was under that pre-... Read more

Going in the wrong direction?

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      1 comments

First numbers..... A 3 mi hike with the family on Sunday brings me to 8.25mi in 1 week. Weight is 126.4 (I think... whatever it is it's slightly over goal.) Body fat is just over 20% Where I'm at ..... Just over goal and body f... Read more

Numbers, numbers, numbers

Saturday, April 28, 2012      2 comments

Since I love numbers so much, I guess I'll track my miles run. I don't have a pedometer or smartphone so I guess if I'm off the treadmill I'll be doing my best to estimate. So far, I'm just running on the treadmill (well, doing intervals of wa... Read more

I have futzed around enough! May Goals

Friday, April 27, 2012      3 comments

I ended my Female Body Breakthrough workouts in February and, knowing I had an elbow injury and something up with my lower back, dialed back the intensity. Then my trainer decided to leave the gym so I started working pretty intensely with him ... Read more


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