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9/18/17 10:28 A

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Well, I wouldn't be so worried if it were just the weekend, but it was the prior weekend too with all the hurricane snacks & junk. Last week, I tried to get back on track, but had mostly mediocre days of not really sticking to a plan. LOL

Did Leg Day today, plus a 7 mile run. Let's just say, my legs are tired! Tomorrow I will do the Arms workout. I figured out how to track a future scheduled workout and then go back to the previously scheduled one on the app. It's kind of tricky, but can be done. =) I have a 20K trail race coming up in a few weeks, so I will have to improvise and maybe skip a leg workout that week too. We will see.

Anyway, gotta run! Have a great Monday!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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9/18/17 9:16 A

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I skipped legs on Saturday too.. but did it yesterday. BIG mistake, since it's leg day again tomorrow. I will be switching workouts around for sure... there's no way I can do legs again tomorrow. I'm so sore I can barely walk right now.
On top of doing legs yesterday morning, Chris and I took Rowan to the Ocmulgee Indian Festival at the Indian Mounds in Macon yesterday afternoon, and since she was pretty tired after we got there, we ended up taking turns carrying her for a good part of the day... and every time she had to go potty, (she's just starting to potty train) - I had to take her because, well you know.. girls bathroom... So that meant holding her when we stood in line and then constant bending down to help her. It was an exhausting day.

So.. Arms and Abs (Day 43) done this morning... and now I have to figure out how to switch around the workouts to make it work. lol

Happy belated birthday to the twins!
And fear not... you are not alone. I've been eating bad too. Trying to get it back under control today. I did okay yesterday, but not great. We did manage not to get food at the festival, and waited until we got home to eat. Win!! But it was sandwiches last night because we were just too exhausted to cook.
At least you've been doing great with the nutrition for a long while. You didn't ruin anything by a day or two of indulgence.



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9/17/17 9:02 P

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CONFESSION TIME:
I skipped leg day yesterday. Just too much to do. It was my twins' birthday yesterday, I ran 12 miles in the morning, and just had too much to do. I don't plan to make it up, because I'll just have another leg day coming up! I will probably do leg day tomorrow, and switch it with the other workout that would be tomorrow's normal workout.

Anyway, also, I've been eating HORRIBLY this weekend! Cupcakes, Ice cream, the works. And I am just starting Aunt Flo, so I'm all out of wack. Planning to start the week STRONG though and really give full effort to getting back on track with my nutrition!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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9/14/17 7:28 A

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We made it through the storm too! The winds were insane!! I can't believe how strong it still was when it got this far north! While many lost power and some are STILL without it... we kept electricity the whole time. I missed my workout on Monday but doubled up Tuesday so I am on track this week.
I AM exhausted though. I missed work Tuesday too, and have very little vacation time, so I'm working over to make up the missed time... which means coming in to work earlier than normal which means getting up earlier to get to the gym and get my workouts in.
BUT... I am doing it.

I AM ready for the weekend though. I'll probably go to the gym Saturday morning early enough to still have the place to myself, and then go home and go back to sleep. Chris is working Saturday anyway. ;)


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9/13/17 7:07 A

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Hey, Becki! We made it through the storm & survived!! LOL I'm so glad it turned out to be pretty mild for that kind of a storm. We got power back pretty quickly, and things have pretty much returned to normal. I was definitely tired yesterday, though. Although I didn't panic about the storm, or even feel scared about it, it was a bit stressful, and I need to rest a little.

I did NOT want to go workout this morning. I was fighting myself the whole time, trying to get out the door. I'm so glad I went, though! Leg Day .... and now I can barely walk straight. I don't know why I struggled so much this morning mentally!

I got out for a run yesterday, and did Day 37 - Chest/Abs. So, I am pretty much right on track. No skipped workouts.

My nutrition has gone down the crapper the past few days, which is probably to be expected. I need to get back on track!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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9/8/17 10:57 A

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Got my workout done this morning. I am a day behind this week because of Monday's holiday... I refused to get up and go to the gym when I didn't have to get up for work. I can do it on weekends for some reason, and will tomorrow, but I flat refuse on a week day when I don't have work.
Tomorrow, I plan to do days 33 and 34 to get caught up. Chris is going to a friend's house to help him replace the water lines, so I can pretty much spend as much time as I want without catching the "you weren't here to have morning coffee together" guilt trip. LOL
I track my workouts both here and Bodyspace, and I totally agree about the creepy guys. Some friend requests I accept... some .. Ummm... no.

It's either that or go Sunday... and I want to sleep in on Sunday!!

We have gas stations running out of gas here. It's crazy! I'm planning to top off my gas tank on the way home from work today just in case more stations start running out. From what I understand, the ones in the small town I live in now have already run out. Makes no sense to me, since it's not even close to the interstate. One would think that people would be getting off of the highway to fill up then get back on.. but apparently they decided to drive 15 miles from the exit and take all of our gas. LOL

Have a great weekend and stay safe if it comes your way.

Becki

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9/7/17 8:40 A

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Hey, Becki! Good to hear from you. I understand the exhaustion. I don't know how you do it, with work and everything. The only way I can console myself about dragging out of bed so early is with the hope that I just might get a little nap at lunch time. LOL That's cool that you use calipers. I had a trainer use those on me a few years ago to determine my BF. I wouldn't know how to use them for sure. My scale tells me I have 14-something%, which I think is lower than it actually is, but at least it gives me a gauge.

We are in Tallahassee, which is right on the edge of the Panhandle, and we are a bit inland. The storm is MASSIVE, but is predicted to hit the east coast. We are on the outskirts of where storm is predicted to hit, and we will probably get some pretty bad storms, but as long as it doesn't turn more west-ward, we should be fine. But people here are going ABSOLUTELY NUTS!! They are buying all the water, bread, other food items, and gas. They have been totally panicking, because a few days ago, the predictions were that the storm was coming for this area. But seriously, I KNEW it was too early to tell. Even now it's too early to know for sure. We plan to stay here, unless its gonna be like a Cat 1-type storm here. I hopeful that we will be fine though!

My workouts have been going great. No skipping here!! Although I didn't post all my workouts last week on SP. I am using the BodySpace app to track all the workouts now, which makes it a little easier without having to take a clipboard & sheets into the gym. I just don't like some of the creepy guys that try to add me as a friend on BodySpace. LOL Nutrition is also going well. I definitely have cheat days or meals here & there, but I'm into much better habits now than a few months ago! Anyway, I gotta run! Have a great day!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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9/7/17 8:06 A

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I've still been keeping up with my workouts, for the most part. I missed a couple of days last week simply because I'm exhausted, especially after Tuesday nights with school and all.
I measured my BF% with calipers. I got some as my free gift last time I ordered my protein powder and pre-workout stuff from BB.com. I'm afraid to do it again.. I know it's gone up. My weight too, but I refuse to get on the scale for another week or two at least.
With my skipped workouts and REALLY bad eating lately, I can tell I've gained some back.
I'm back on track now, but GEEZ.. it's like I went insane for a while.

Life has definitely been nuts over here.

Darcy, how are you doing with the hurricane coming? Are y'all expecting it to be bad there? At least you aren't RIGHT on the coast....
If it comes north and skirts up the coast like they are forecasting right now, we are expected to still get some bad stuff here, even though we are in the middle of the state... and the tornadoes that often happen from the outer bands kind of scare me. We are trying to be prepared just in case. I refuse to buy a lot of food until after it's passed, just in case we lose power.

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9/1/17 7:14 A

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Can't believe I'm already finished with Phase 1 in this round!! WHAT?? This week I didn't even print out my workouts - I just used the app. Had kind of a crazy week.

I'm definitely feeling changes & seeing them a little bit too. I think we always see it last. I'm seeing a bit more muscle tone, and tightening up. My clothes are fitting better. The scale is even moving, but just very slowly, but that is ok. My main focus is not just the scale.

BTW, I saw on BodySpace app that you had a BF%. What do you use to determine body fat? I bought one of those scales that is supposed to tell you, but I don't trust it. It says my body fat is between 14.8 and 14.9 usually, but I don't think it's accurate. In my humble opinion, I don't think body fat fluctuates that quickly. Weight does, because it depends on water retention, or how much you have or haven't pooped LOL, or whatever. But I'm thinking actual body fat doesn't change that quickly. What are your thoughts? How did you get your body fat %?

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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8/28/17 3:05 P

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Hey, girl!
I kept meaning to respond to you last week, and what do you know, it's Monday and I still haven't. I can completely relate about stress about finances. Not in the same way, but we definitely have our share of financial stress. I'm trying so hard to get my business going here in Tallahassee, and it's proving to be much harder than it was where we used to live.

As far as soreness from your leg workouts, I've been meaning to bring up a couple of ideas in case they might help. First of all, I have found, if I don't do a good warm up for legs, I get horribly sore! Sometimes lasting a full week! I learned my lessons - must warm up for at least 5 minutes on the elliptical before leg workouts... no excuses. Maybe you do that already, and if you do, great. Secondly, I also have read/heard that BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) help muscle rebuilding and should help you be less sore. My protein supplements I use have 4g of BCAAs. I have noticed that it seems to help. Can't be for sure, in that, maybe there are other factors as to why I didn't get as sore, but the 2 seem to be related for me, so it's worth looking into!

I hear you about feeling tired all the time. I at least try to get a little cat nap in the afternoon when I get up so early, but you work right through, I'm sure! Wish I had some suggestions in that area too! Could be nutrition, but could be other factors too... who knows? Let me know if you find something that helps!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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8/24/17 5:36 A

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I'm already registered for Soldier and Space Coast in November, and they are a week apart, so I'm trying to figure out what to do about that.... My skip Soldier. I want the special medal at Space Coast so I'll do it even if I have to walk most of it (if my knee acts up).
Still not sure about Tally. I want to do it, but haven't gotten as far as thinking about registering. It's going to depend on several factors that I probably won't know until January... like who gets our new contract at work, and if I will be in school that semester and if so, what the workload is.
I stay so stressed out lately because of Dad/work/school/finances, etc. that I stay just "tired" all the time. That may also be part of what's affecting my workouts.

I'm pushing through, but sleeping for a week straight - or a cruise - is sounding pretty darn good about now. LOL



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8/23/17 2:00 P

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Hey, Becki! Good to hear from you. I wouldn't worry about the weights too much. Maybe you were just having an off day today. I have had that happen. I've been super busy so haven't posted much on SP, but now you can keep up with me through the app, so you know I'm still going at it!

Workouts are going good. I am still sore from leg day too! But I will push through & do the other leg day tomorrow anyway. Not sure if I will try before my run at 5:30 like I've been doing on the other days, but I am going to do it one way or the other.

I'm still watching my nutrition much better than first round. It's become much more habitual now, so that makes it easier. YAY!

I ran 14.5 miles on Saturday! I had gone out to help somebody get through their long run, and a new girl joined us & didn't know our neighborhood that well, & needed to do 14, so what do I do? 14.5 miles! I hope it doesn't adversely affect my weightlifting / toning / chiseling goals. I'll be training for a 20K here over the next 6 weeks anyway, which means more running. Do you think you are going to try to do the Tally Half? Or Soldier? I don't think I can do Soldier. Finances are tight. I know your knee was acting up too, so no pressure. Just wondering what your plans were.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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8/23/17 6:59 A

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Day 17 this morning. I only got 2 hours of sleep last night, (too much running through my head and couldn't sleep once Chris went to bed and woke me up on accident) -
It was an okay workout today, but I felt kind of weak, I guess from the lack of sleep. The weights that showed up in BodySpace and what was on my log from the last round as the last weights I used were too heavy today, and they shouldn't have been. I did the best I could.
I'm probably skipping tomorrow's workout. I went hard Monday and my legs are STILL super sore.
Besides, legs twice a week is stupid. I usually do it, but I still hate it, LOL



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8/14/17 7:14 A

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Day 8 is done... Chest and Triceps. I also did 3 easy miles on the treadmill afterward. I used the weekend to recover from the extreme exhaustion that I was having last week... as well as to get a couple of runs in in the neighborhood. These were the first outside runs in a while.. it's been all on the treadmill lately.
Friday afternoon I did 5.11 miles, Saturday morning I did 5.15. Yesterday, I rested. No workouts, but I didn't get to really REST like I wanted.. I did laundry and cleaned house a little.
I AM actually not quite as exhausted today as I have been. I think it has a lot to do with some of the stress easing off from my Dad's situation. Three of my cousins donated to my GoFundMe over the weekend, with pretty good donations! I am so close to the goal now, and I feel SO much less stressed about it.

School starts back tomorrow. The class I am taking this semester is only one day a week, rather than the usual two... but it's from like 4-7pm I'm a little worried about how I am going to be able to handle a class at that time, since I usually go to bed between 7:30 and 8 after getting up at 2:30 or so. We'll see. My Tuesday workout schedule may have to change to allow me to sleep a little later and be able to not be falling asleep before class is over every week.

Got to get some work done. Have a great day!

Becki

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8/11/17 1:25 P

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Add me on bodyspace if you decide to stick with it. bmiddlebrooks. I love it because it sends a weekly recap showing what days you worked out and gives you a progress report.

I rested this morning and slept in a little longer than usual, but I still may get on the exercise bike this evening. Not really sure yet.

I will be going to the gym tomorrow to do SOMETHING, just not weights. Chris is working in the morning so I figure, heck, I might as well go while he's at work.
I can't believe how sore I am from the "easy" phase 1 workouts. I guess it's because I increased my weights, but not by enough to think I would be THIS sore. It's probably also got a lot to do with the week off.

About to get off work, thank goodness. It has been one heck of a busy day. WAY too busy for a Friday!!

Becki

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8/10/17 9:09 P

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I didn't do Day 4 today - on purpose. I will be doing it tomorrow. Just so you know, Becki! I ran an easy 3 miles today. I also wanted something to do tomorrow... =) So I am going to do Day 4 tomorrow.

I also downloaded the BodySpace app, but am not really sure I like it yet. I'll use it to track the next workout. If you are on there, let me know, and we can "friend" each other.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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8/9/17 6:59 A

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I got mine done too! No cardio today...

I'm sorry you were/are so tired! I am feeling it too! I agree, it might be the weather - we've been having the same weather here too. But I think I might be tired because of the change in the workouts, and working my muscles differently. I also didn't sleep well Monday night... But I drug myself outta bed to get to the gym & then go running yesterday. I crashed for a short nap, but it didn't help much. I think you are on the right track to dial in on nutrition too. I know I feel so much better when I am eating right!

I'm sorry about your knee. I can only imagine how frustrating that is, because you have been dealing with that for so long. Have you tried physical therapy? Maybe you could get a prescription or referral from your regular dr (which might be less expensive than an orthopedic?), and see if that might help. I had an issue with my ribs a couple of years ago, and they sent me for physical therapy, which I thought wasn't going to help, but it did wonders for me! I have costochondritis in my ribs on one side and scar tissue from it getting really bad one time. They might help you know what you need to do to strengthen up certain muscles around the knee, and they may also know how to help break of scar tissue. Just an idea.

Yay for us getting a great start on another round!! Have a great day too, Becki!

Edited by: RUNDARCYRUN at: 8/9/2017 (07:00)
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My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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8/9/17 6:26 A

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I got Day 3 (Legs and Calves) done this morning. Not too much knee pain, but I walked on the treadmill again instead of trying a run. I will probably wait another couple of days before I do.
Today is day 2 in a row of being absolutely exhausted! I woke up this morning feeling just as tired, if not MORE tired, than I was when I went to sleep last night. Not sure what's going on with that...
Chris and I were talking yesterday afternoon, and we both seem to think that it MAY have something to do with my diet lately. I've mentioned a few times that I haven't been eating very well. That's starting to change some, as I am trying to get it back under control as I go through this round of LiveFit, so hopefully as my diet changes, my energy levels will increase too.
It could also have something to do with the weather. Nasty, rainy weather has a tendency to cause migraines for me, and I have had a headache.. not to migraine levels, but close. Migraines drain me, no doubt about that.

I definitely would like to feel better tomorrow. Thursday nights, we get the grandbaby, and the last 2 weeks I have felt HORRIBLE on the days we have had her. 2 weeks ago it was a migraine, and last week it was exhaustion from not sleeping at all on Tuesday night. The sleep that I did get on Wednesday night wasn't enough to compensate for it, so Thursday, I was just plain tired. TODAY, I need to do something to make some changes that will take effect quickly in order to have the energy to actually enjoy my time with our 2 year old tomorrow night.

Anyway, making it through the work day yesterday was TOUGH. I'm hoping that today won't be quite as bad. We shall see. At least I'm already an hour in. And hey... the first 2 weeks of LiveFit are only four workout days. That means when we get Rowan tomorrow night, I can stay up a little later with her and not have to get up so early and go to the gym on Friday. Unless I just choose to go to try a run. Either way, I don't have to go as early.

Have an incredible day!!

Edited by: MARATHON_MOM at: 8/9/2017 (06:28)
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Oh, and one more thing...
I am seriously sleepy today. I'm not sure what's up with that. I mean, yeah... I don't get a full 8 hours of sleep a night, except for weekends.. but I get enough sleep that I shouldn't feel like I'm about to doze off at my desk at any moment.

I know my nutrition hasn't been on point lately, and that may have something to do with it.. but I am working on remedying that. Last night, we had a healthy dinner, and I ate well all day yesterday. I know it takes time for the body to reset, but GEEZ!!
I am just so incredibly sleepy!! I have zero energy to actually do my work today. I kind of just want to sit here at my desk and do nothing.
I guess it could also partially be stress from everything that's been going on over the last couple of months and dealing with the stuff with my Dad right now?
There has to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I hate feeling this way! My morning workouts used to energize me and make me feel amazing. Lately, I'm just EXHAUSTED!

Becki

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Happy Tuesday!! Round 5 (for me) is underway! I did Day 1 yesterday and Day 2 this morning. I love seeing the increase in weights from my logs from one round to the next. I was up at least 5 lbs on each exercise since last round.
I wasn't able to get any real cardio in today, just a one mile easy paced walk on the TM after I finished the weights, but I'm not too worried about it. After all, she DOES say no cardio in Phase 1, right? Not that I've ever done that... (it's hard to do and be a runner).. but today, I didn't fret about it.

Tomorrow is Legs. We'll see how that goes considering the knee pain I've been having lately. I'm a bit worried about being able to do all of the Legs workouts this round. My knee seems to be getting worse and worse. And with my crap insurance, I don't even want to think about what a trip to the orthopedic will cost.

No sense worrying about it though.. I'll just see what happens.

Becki

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Day 2 of Round 2 (for me) is successfully complete! Along with a 3-mile easy paced run. Taking it a little easier on the running this week.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
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I dropped another pound and a half this week! YEAH! I have continued the circuit workouts - my own selection =) - and the carb cycling this week. Tomorrow is my 4th out of 4 trail races in the evening, and I plan to (a) have a higher carb day, and (b) race my hardest! It's only a 4.5-ish mile race, but the trail may be difficult in some places. The last 2 trail races were brutal.

Becki, I wanted to share my 2 cents about the carb cycling / low carb thing (this might get long). I get that it is hard. But maybe you can find a balance to implement it without it being too difficult. One source I read recently said even doing 1:1 days low-carb then high-carb can help you lose that fat & chisel those muscles. Maybe you can try to just that, or a 2:1 Low-High. I feel like changing it up REALLY makes a difference. I also read that when you eat higher carb, you want to keep your fat lower, because they are both fuels for your body. If you look at Jamie's calculators, it automatically adjusts that way - the lower carb days will allow for more fat, and the higher carb days should be lower in fat.

Anyway, here is my story - I did a low-carb diet after my girls were born to lose weight, and it worked great. But I had the mindset that I would do whatever it took, because I was miserable about my weight & the way my body looked. About the 4th day in, I had a really sluggish day, but then I was fine & kept up with the low-carb thing for a long time, and had awesome results with weightloss. I even dropped like 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks, which was hugely motivating, and why I stuck to it for so long. Then I got away from it more & more, and gained 5-10 lbs. Every time I've tried to go back to strict low-carb, I don't seem to stick to it long, and feel really tired. It got me thinking, I really don't know that it's good for long-term eating. However, I do think that carb cycling is a great way to reap the benefits of doing low-carb, but also fueling your body with the carbs it needs to balance out on certain days to keep you revved up. I have NOT felt as sluggish & tired, and have learned to enjoy the higher carbs days - usually allowing my treats on those days.

So, here are some things I have gathered from good sources about nutrition - I have read from multiple sources that women burn fat more efficiently as fuel than men. Also, that women's performances in scientific studies are NOT enhanced by carb-loading before big races like men's performances are, because we store less glucose in our muscles. Some studies say, and I believe, that if we train our bodies to not rely so much on carbs, it WILL burn fat more efficiently too. I also read an article talking about how women do not need as many carbs as men, and to lose weight / burn fat, women do much better with a LOWER (not low-low) carb diet. It described low carb as around 60-75 g of carbs per day, moderate carb around 125 g carbs per day, and higher carb 175-200, or somewhere around there. This source was recommending for women wanting to lose weight to stay around the moderate carb area.

I'm not sure if any of this helps you (I'm sort of throwing a lot of mixed up data at you), but I feel I have found a balance in my nutrition lately and just wanted to share. I used to shun bread (with my low-carb mindset) and grains, but now I allow & enjoy them, but with control. I also realize changing up your nutrition takes a TON of energy & focus. I always have to psych myself up, and keep working at it until it becomes my routine. I usually have lots of mess-ups & strings of bad choices before it starts to stick... LOL

With that said, I really feel like using a "treat" for yourself as a reward is a great motivation! Telling myself, I can have a piece of a cupcake (we've had a lot of birthdays lately) to celebrate if I stay REALLY REALLY good about my nutrition for 3 days in a row has worked wonders!! Just an idea! But I also understand if you are under a lot of stress & pressure from other things, and aren't able to really implement new nutrition plans. I get that. I just wanted to share some of the things I've learned that might help you.

Edited by: RUNDARCYRUN at: 8/4/2017 (09:19)
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My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I really want to get the nutrition back on track from the beginning this round too.
My problem is mainly emotional eating. And I have been SO incredibly emotional. I need to just suck it up and reign it in. I CAN and I WILL do this.

I am so proud of you.. you are rocking it!!
I tried the carb cycling once, It is sooo hard for me to go THAT low on carbs. I may go for it again this next round though.

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A rest is definitely in order!! I'm so sorry you are going through all of that with your dad. I cannot even imagine the stress from all of that. I am stressed out with our finances as it is, and we are not dealing with making sure a parent is medically taken care of. I'm so sorry! Take the rest & enjoy it. Get rejuvenated for next week.

To be honest, I have been super tired!! I feel like I have really needed a rest this week, too. Probably just because I've been pushing hard for weeks now. I have continued doing the circuit workouts, because they are lighter at least on the weights, but doing them here at home, & in my own order. No legs. All upper body. Did Arms on Monday, and Shoulders yesterday. Today I will do chest. So, with lighter workouts this week, I think I will be ready to start over next week too.

My nutrition has come a LONG way in the past several weeks. I've had good days and bad days, but I can honestly say, I am tracking & on top of it. Most "treats" have been planned & accounted for. LOL I've definitely lost a few pounds (showing on the scale) and my body feels more toned, especially in the abs. I even followed Jamie's carb cycling for the past 3 weeks, and actually really like doing that. 3 days low-carb, 1 day higher carb. She has calculators on the workout pages to figure out what your calories & macros should be, so I followed that.

So, with my nutrition much more in control, I am VERY interested to see how another round of LiveFit goes, starting off eating right from the beginning. I will also have gym access from the beginning, which I didn't have at first last round.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I am resting this week and trying to recover. Darcy, I know we talked about re-doing the circuits, but I have sooo much stress right now, I just need a week.
I got done with school and got my biopsy behind me (benign, thank God) and thought that I could finally breathe... and then the letter came in the mail from the nursing home.
While I thought I was up to date on the payments to them, apparently I miscalculated and am a month behind. And they are right, so I can't argue it.

The problem is Medicaid hasn't started paying yet, because OPM hasn't sent documentation for me to be his representative payee.. (they don't recognize power of attorney)... and this is taking an eternity. All I need from them is his total gross income to get the Medicaid. But unless I am his representative payee, they won't give me that number. It's all so insane and ridiculous.

ANYWAY... long story short.. while we wait for a bunch of bureaucrats to file through red tape, my dad doesn't have enough money to pay for the nursing home out of pocket every month (which is what we have to do) and I sure don't have enough to do it either (that's laughable)...
SO.. we are falling more and more behind. I got a letter saying that he is going to be kicked out of the nursing home if they don't get paid by the 14th. They were a little nicer than that.. but that was the general idea.
I understand their point. But it's not my fault that OPM is screwing around and not getting me what I need.
Anyway, I even resorted to creating a gofundme last night and posted it on my FB page. THAT was humiliating. It is what it is. And since people today don't much care for other people anymore, they all continue posting about what they ate for dinner and ignore my dad's struggle.

That's my rant.

And as far as my workouts...
I am doing some very light weights this week and some cardio, It's basically just a de-load week for me and a chance to catch my breath. If I miss a day at the gym, (I missed yesterday) - I'm not too worried about it. I went this morning, even though I did not sleep AT ALL last night. I literally have not slept a wink since I woke up at 4am on Tuesday morning. Hopefully I can just survive this day at work and go home and crash!

And Monday, I'll start Round 5 of LiveFit!!!

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Day 75 is COMPLETE! It was a super easy circuit workout. Then I did a 1.5 mile run with HIIT at the end. The trainer dude at the gym said even just 10 min of HIIT can make a huge difference in shedding fat, so I am trying to do a little on the days a normally don't run, just to crank up the burn.

Today is a higher carb day!! The carb cycling schedule has been low-carb the last 3 days. I have never done carb-cycling before, and am really liking it. PLUS, the scale has been moving for the first time in a LONG time! YAY! Down a couple of pounds just this past week, and eating well - between 1300-1800 calories per day (sometimes even more for "cheat" meal days here and there).

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I'm really enjoying the circuit training! The workouts take less time, too, which is really helpful for me.

I'm also following the carb cycling she lays out for the last few weeks. And this morning, I actually weighed less than I have in quite a while!! Actually seeing the scale move... YAY!! I really should have tried to eat better earlier on in the program, and when I do a second round, I will shoot for better eating early on... not necessarily restricted calories so much as better eating choices.

One of the things I have been doing is allowing a treat or cheat meal... Not a cheat DAY, but a cheat meal. Always as a way to reward myself after a few days of eating good. This has made it so much easier to eat better, in the weirdest way!!! Just keep telling myself, "Just another 2 days, and then I can have a treat..." or whatever! HAHA! Isn't that funny how that works? And the great thing is that is just gets my mind into a really healthy eating mode, so when I do have my cheat/treat, I WANT to get right back on track eating healthy. YAY!!! This is the most consistency I've seen in my nutrition in a very long time.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Good to hear from you, Becki!! Yes, I am hoping to see some slimming down. You know, we were just talking about how we have to lower weights in this phase, and I was reading an article that said, if you are having trouble losing weight, lower your weights and do more reps, or just maintain the weight, but do higher reps (which is what we are doing in Phase 3), and it also suggested HIIT, which is also what Phase 3 includes. I'm bad about doing the HIIT, because I usually just go run. We do intervals in our running, but it's probably not the same. Anyway, those were just some thoughts I had about the subject.

I somewhat skipped my workout today too. I was sooooooo tired this morning, and I also felt really queasy & weak in a weird way. So I didn't get out to the gym. Then I figured I could work out at home, given the exercises - most can be done at home, or modified with something similar at home. So I did that, but I didn't do everything on the list. I am just very tired today. I will hit it hard tomorrow!!

I've been doing a lot of reading on nutrition & everything for muscle building, and fat loss. It looks like my macro goals are very similar to what is recommended. If I can just stick to them consistently, I think I will see more results, regardless of what phase we are in. Do you know if you are going to start over with Live Fit after this? Did you see there is another program by Jamie Eason called From Flat to All That? Whatever I plan to do after this, I want to give a big push on nutrition from the start, when the workouts are "easier".

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I've still been going strong with the program, I've just been SO overwhelmed with everything else that I haven't had much time to get on SP. I've gotten on to track but that's about all. I was ridiculously behind on schoolwork, but I'm finally getting caught up.
I only have a couple of weeks left in the semester, THANK GOD.. but not really.. because in that couple of weeks, I still have the weekly lectures/notes to keep up with, the weekly readings and reading journals to do, and I have to do research and write a 6-10 page final essay that's due by the end of the semester.. PLUS the final exam is coming up. So, yeah.. it's been a bit crazy. And on top of school, I am STILL dealing with the financial crap for the nursing home that is not straight yet and I meet with the surgeon tomorrow to get that scheduled.

I skipped my workout today. The first one I've skipped in a LONG time. But I'm okay with it. I went to bed a little late last night and had to come in to work early this morning, and when the gym alarm went off, I just couldn't do it today. But, I just figure I'll either skip the 2nd leg day this week and do it then, (my knee could use the break) or I'll work out Sunday and make it up. Either way, it will get done. It just didn't get done TODAY. LOL.
Coming in to work at 5am kinda sucks when the workouts are so incredibly long in this part of phase 3!!! I almost feel like I need to get to the gym at 1am to have time to get it all done! And that ain't happening!!

I know you will see results with the slimming down. I didn't really see a whole lot in my first round, from what I remember. Most of the fat burning happens in phase 3, so you may start seeing more by the end.... the high intensity moves with the ST and the sprints help really burn the fat in the first two weeks and the circuits in the last two weeks do the same, so hopefully that will make a difference for you. And yes, the muscle building of the first 8 weeks probably has a lot to do with it too. Diet is very important and MINE, personally, has sucked! I can't get it under control lately. It's so frustrating.

Back to researching for my paper on the Albigensian Crusade now. Good times...

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Becki, how are you doing?

I finished the second day of Week 9 - Back, Biceps & Abs. Even did an HIIT run on the treadmill, because it was stormy out, with lightning. I'm still going strong!

Trying to eat really really good this week! So far, its been going great. Friday & Saturday weren't the best eating days, but Sunday & yesterday were stellar. I still don't feel like I am slimming down like I want to, but that may be due to the heavy lifting, which I am sure is building muscle. Maybe when we start the next round of LiveFit or whatever we might do, I will focus more on the diet of Day 1, because I KNOW that is where the progress really comes from.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Week 9 is DONE!!! Did every workout almost to the T. Today's workout - Shoulders/Tris/Calves - was TOUGH after a 10-mile run!! I did not do the sprints. I did do all the jump roping & other moves though. Feels great to have made it through this week! All of the workouts take me a bit longer, so I was feeling it!

Gonna head out to some cold springs today to enjoy swimming with my family! Have a great weekend!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I'm sorry you're not feeling 100%. Is it that you feel weaker? Or is it more mood-like, that you feel down & it effects your training? I know whenever I feel down, it effects my training, but your strength & stamina can definitely be effected if you are battling something serious. You're doing the right thing listening to your body. Let me know how it goes with the consult.

I did a 4-mile run, with 2.75 miles tempo/5K pace. Then I went to the gym right after, quickly dropped by my house & changed out of my mega sweaty clothes and toweled off, and ran to the gym for the Leg Day workout. PHEW!! That was rough! But got through it and felt good & tired. I am definitely sore from the last couple of workouts just like I thought I would be! I knew leaving the gym yesterday, feeling all wobbly in my arms & shoulders, that I had a good workout. I'm sore in my abs, shoulders, and side flanks today. Next week, I will definitely skip the leg workout on Thursday, and also, we won't do a tempo run - just an easy run. We have our 3rd out of 4 trail runs next Saturday, and I want to go into it at strong as possible. It's supposed to be longer than the last one, and MORE technical!! So, my game plan is to do a slight taper, and no leg work later in the week. I will still do the one on Monday though.

Nutrition has been good, not stellar, but definitely good the last couple of days. I did eat some cookies on Tuesday, but as far as I could account, I stayed within decent calories. My birthday is this weekend, so I'm probably gonna cheat a little this weekend. That's in order, right?? LOL

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I did end up going to the gym this morning, but I didn't do the ST workout. I just got on the treadmill and did some super easy run/walk intervals. The knee held up and it didn't hurt, so at least there's that....

I'm not feeling 100% anyway today... so probably best that I took it easy.

I finally got my surgery consult appointment. It's next Thursday at 3pm. I'll be glad when all of this is behind me.

Becki

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After today, I may need to go to the gym tomorrow just to relieve some stress. LOL
I just got back from taking a quiz AND a midterm, and both SUCKED. Now, I have a final essay due in like 3 weeks that I haven't started on and I have GOT to get to it... and I have my dad's nursing home stuff to take care of... and I have to figure out what's going on with the due date for next semester's tuition, and try to find out something about my surgery referral. STRESS. UGH!
So yeah.. I may go tomorrow, I may not.

I totally feel ya on the arms/shoulders being sore. When I was at school, I was starting to get sore. Already. Usually it's not until the next day.



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Hope you had a great 4th of July! Yeah, a rest day sounds in order for you. I have to go lower weights too. I still try to pick a weight that challenges me, and if I have to drop it for something lighter mid-way, I just do it. But yes, the weights have to be lower for sure.

I got my workout in now too, and my arms (mainly shoulders) feel like jelly!! I did not do the plyo pushups. I tried, like, one, and felt like I was going to do a face plant into the kettlebell. I also have issues with one of my wrists, so on top of not really feeling strong enough to handle the plyo pushups, they also agitate an old wrist injury (an injury from vigorously hacking & shoveling ice off our drive way in Germany!) So I substituted for regular pushups. Then I did pushups with the burpees, so by the time I got to the last set of exercises with pushups, I switched to girly pushups and it still felt super hard! I'm not going to be able to life my arms the rest of the day.... LOL I did not do cardio, since I usually take a break from running on Wednesday. Which means, tomorrow is Leg Day AND a run! I'll probably go to my run first, then go straight to the gym.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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The phase 3 workouts, at least in the first 2 weeks, are definitely longer. No doubt about it. The circuits in the last 2 weeks don't take as long. Thank goodness.
I got today's workout done. I can't say it was awesome, but it's done. I hate that it's lower weight, higher reps. I have to go lower on the weights to do the higher reps, but at least I'm lifting more than I did in the last round. LOL
I'm super sore and just plain exhausted, and my knee is really hurting this week, so I may skip tomorrow's leg day and take a rest day. The workouts combined with the longer work days and constant studying when I've been off and concern about my medical issue - which I still have no answers about - have me just mentally and physically exhausted. I need a rest day. I didn't go to the gym Sunday, as usual.. but I spent the whole day studying and doing schoolwork.. so really had NO rest or relaxation time.


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I started posting this yesterday, and never finished! Got my workout in yesterday. I actually ran out of time, and had to do a couple of things, like calf raises, at home after my group run. Did an easy 3 miles yesterday, and I am STILL SORE from Saturday's tough trail run! Especially in my ankles & calves.

Today's workout went well. I ran out of time AGAIN. These workouts are taking me a little longer, probably partly because they are new routines, and I have to figure out how to do everything. When I saw I was running out of time, I left a couple of things I knew I could do with my equipment at home, so I went to my run - 4 miles with half mile interval repeats, quarter mile recovery in between - & then I finished up the last few things at home.

My nutrition was not the best yesterday. But we will try to stay on track today in spite of the holiday!

Happy 4th to everyone! Hope y'all have a good one!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Phase 3 is brutal! I guess you can see that from just looking at the workouts. LOL
The first two weeks are super tough, but I actually love the last two weeks. The circuits are actually fun to me.. and the Saturday workouts are just "one hour of cardio of your choice".. so no gym time or ST required!! Nice!
Just have to make it through the LONG and tough two weeks coming up.

Today's workout was tough for me. I forgot how hard these plyo moves are on my knee. But I did it, and I'm okay. I feel pretty great actually.
Looking forward to arms tomorrow. :)

There's like NO ONE at work today... with the holiday tomorrow, it seems most people decided to take today off and make it a 4-day weekend. If I didn't have to save the leave for surgery - (whenever they decide to schedule it) - I would be doing the same thing. LOL

Have a great Monday!!


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I ran a 5-mile trail run on Saturday, and it was TOUGH!! My calves & ankles are torn up! I placed 3rd overall woman, and first in my AG. This was the second of a 4-race series. The next one is in 2 weeks, and is supposed to be even more technical! Eeeek. Oh well! LOL I'm a glutton for punishment... I think I will adjust my LiveFit schedule though, and drop that second leg workout that week.

Anyway, we are moving into week 9! I'm getting ready to print out my workouts for the week, and get them ready. I'll be hitting the gym early tomorrow & running, like normal. Let's get this week started right!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Sorry about your knee, Becki! That really sucks. You just keep perservering, which is great, but I know it stinks having to deal with stuff like that.

I did both today's & tomorrow's workouts today - legs & back. It makes for a longer workout, but I'm glad I got it done. Tomorrow I have a trail race, so I don't want to have to go to the gym.

The last 3 days, I have been ROCKING the nutrition! Seriously, better than I've eaten consistently since.... I don't know when! Today is going to be a cheat day, though. More out of necessity, since we're driving to Pensacola & back (6 hrs round trip) today to pick up my oldest son, so we'll be eating out. But my goal will be to get right back on track Saturday.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!! I got day 54 in this morning, but no time for the run I wanted to do. If I can, and the rain holds off, I am going to try to do a few miles in the neighborhood tonight. If I can't, I may go back to the gym for a treadmill run.. OR, maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow and do it when I finish with my Day 55 workout.
I really love my Saturday workouts, because I can take my time and stay as long as I want to at the gym. Tomorrow will be even better. Most Saturdays I try to get home before Chris wakes up so we can have our morning coffee together, but tomorrow, he's working OT.. so that won't even be an issue.
This morning was a pretty okay workout, but I had to do one set less of the one-legged barbell squats because my knee (the one I had surgery on) was screaming at me. I seriously think I have some arthritis happening in it since the surgery, because it's always SO much worse when it's rainy out.


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I actually did Day 53 last night! I did Day 52 in the morning, and 53 in the evening, so that I would be able to sleep a little longer this morning. Got out for my group run! We did a 4-mile tempo run. Tomorrow, we are driving to Pensacola and back, so I will be hitting the gym early & probably combining days 54 & 55.

I wouldn't beat myself up so much, if I have been eating consistently good, and then had a slip up. I feel like in the past several months, every day has been a cheat day, which is why I am not seeing results. I felt like I have ONLY NOW, within the past few/several weeks, been really focusing on eating right.... like for real. I had eaten really good for like a week, then I caved, and ate so badly, that I felt really blah. But Tuesday & Wednesday, I kept my calories low, and filled up on LOTS and LOTS of veggies! The last 2 weeks, I have really been trying to stick to the macro goals I set for myself several weeks ago too.

Here's to seeing some results from my diet soon!! Gonna keep working at it & making healthier choices!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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You are doing great, Darcy! Don't let one day of bad nutrition make you feel too bad! If I get the Apple Watch, I will definitely let you know. I'm so excited. Chris knows how badly I want it, so I'm pretty sure he's going to get it for me. Christmas can't get here fast enough!! It's still SIX MONTHS away! UGH!!

I got day 53 done today. I wasn't feeling as strong this morning, and my total weight lifted showed it on the bodyspace app. Last week it was over 5,000 lbs. Today is was like 3500 or something. Oh well. Good days and bad days, right?

My nutrition has still not been great... but I'm working toward getting it under control. Still. LOL

I didn't have my procedure done Tuesday. I got there and got on the table and was then told that I was too "small" for the big ol' needle, so I have to wait now and have it done surgically. I am waiting for a call from a surgeon to get it set up. Yay. *insert dripping sarcasm here*. The one good thing that came out of it is that I got to postpone my midterm because of it, which I was definitely not ready for. Hopefully I can be ready for the test next week.


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So.... Monday was a horrible day for nutrition. I had been having such a streak, and then Monday, one thing led to another, and then we took my son out for pizza for his birthday, and I caved. I did order a salad and ate that first, but had pizza too. I was so mad at myself. I felt awful afterward, not just about myself, but physically. So, yesterday, I made it my absolute goal to keep my calories low, fill up on veggies and good protein, and have a great day nutritionally. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! I am going to lunch with a friend today, so I'm already planning how I can be really good and stay in line with my nutrition goals.

I have gotten all my workouts in this week so far. This morning was Chest and Abs. Got to the gym before 5 am and finished a great workout.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Yep, I think we are on Day 50. Today was Arms. I got to the gym around 5, but didn't have time to do the abs part before the group run at 5:45, so got all the arms stuff in, and ran off to meet the other ladies. I did 3 miles, the last mile with HIIT intervals - 30 seconds on & off.

I really like using my Apple Watch (series 2) for all my workouts & to see my entire calorie burn for the day!! I didn't really like the Nike app, so I tried Runkeeper, because I already was using Runkeeper regularly. It takes a bit of trial and error at first to find what you like best! You can also use the Apple Activity App to do runs. You can also have other Apple Watch users that you share your daily workouts with automatically! It's fun to use for accountability. So, if you get one, Becki, let me know!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Got my workout in this morning. Not even sure what day it is, 50 maybe? LOL
I left my workout guide in the car and don't feel like walking out there to get it. Yeah, it's that kind of day already.
Sorry I've been MIA! There's been so much going on and I have gotten on here long enough to track, but that's about it. Last week was insane. Between doctor appointments, going to classes, doing schoolwork and reading, and working late to make up time for the doctor appointments, I've barely had time to breathe, much less post. I have made it to the gym every morning, but I will be missing a day or two this week. I have to ask my doc how long I have to hold off on lifting after my procedure tomorrow. Hopefully not long. Everything I've read said "resume normal activities after a day" - but I'm pretty sure they don't include lifting heavy weights in a woman's "normal activities". LOL

I tend to run on the treadmill more than outside, simply because it's convenient when I'm already at the gym. After work, I'm too tired and I go to bed so early to get up to go to the gym that I can't really even wait until the sun starts to set and it cools off a little.





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Day 44 today - Was planning to do the legs at the gym, and then meet my running group, but weather was iffy. As I was working out, people started bailing on the run. It was a good thing, because I wasn't quite finished by the time I would have needed to leave, so I decided to stay and run on the dread-mill - first time in almost 10 years on the treadmill!! I did a 4-mile interval run - .25 mile speed intervals with .25 mile recovery in between. Great run!

Glad I got my workouts in. Got a busy day ahead! How are you doing Becki?

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I've got all my workouts printed out for the week, and am ready to ROCK IT!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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So, my weekend was less than stellar in nutrition. We went out of town Saturday and yesterday, and ate out a lot. I didn't make the best choices either. But this is a new week, and I am trying to make better choices already!

Got to the gym early & did Day 43. I will keep this week probably very close to schedule with Leg Days on Tuesday & Friday.

On Saturday, I got 4th overall woman at the 10K and 1st in AG. It was HOT and very humid, though much of the route was shaded. Half of the race was on the road, half on trails. It was really fun!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I got 'er DONE! I doubled up this morning, and did both Arms/Abs and Shoulders, Days 39 & 40 I think. With us trying to head out of town tomorrow, I didn't want to have to go to the gym.

Got a 10K tomorrow morning! And then we are hitting the road to drive over to the Fort Walton Beach area just for Saturday & Sunday.

Yesterday was really good in the nutrition area too! Hubby & I went on a date night. We went to a local farm-to-table place on the outskirts of Tally. The food was AMAZING!!! I had stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and a salad topped with seared tuna. The food was just incredible and so fresh. It was fun to try something recommended by locals! And to eat out, but still stay in the healthy range. I couldn't track my food as accurately, but according to what I did try to track, I did very very well yesterday. This week has been GREAT!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Great job, Becki! I like Arms Day too... But I will do that tomorrow. I totally get that whole dilemma with the workouts. Keep me posted on what you decide. Enjoy your "not-late" day at work!

I have a little dilemma of my own - I have a 10K on Sat morning and we will be leaving to go out of town after that. So I might just double-up on workouts tomorrow, so I don't have to go to the gym Sat... or I go to the gym super early Sat before my race. Not sure what I'm going to do just yet.

Got my second Leg Day in early this morning, before a 4 mile run, 2.75 of which were tempo run. That was BRUTAL! I got to the gym a little later than I wanted, and barely finished the workout... actually, I skipped the leg press to failure part. My legs were wobbly before I started running, and very tired when we did the tempo part. We were a good 10 seconds slower per mile today than last week, because of my tired legs. BUT I'm sure its great training!!

Nutrition was GREAT yesterday again! I've got a good streak going this week. YAY!!

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My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Day 39 - Arms and Abs is done, plus a 3.3 mile run. Good workout this morning. My foot is killing me though. I am going to end up having to go see a podiatrist, I think, to figure out what's going on with it. I just don't want to pay the astronomical co-pay that my insurance makes me pay for a "specialist" doctor visit. Ugh.

Tomorrow is going to be tricky. I'm trying to decide if I am going to get off work early or not... or maybe even just take the day off completely. We have that concert tomorrow night in Atlanta... and if I get up and go to the gym as early as I usually do, there's NO WAY I will be able to stay up for the concert. If I sleep for the extra hour or two and then come in, I can get off early and go work out before we go to the concert and just deal with people being at the gym.... OR I can go early, then go home and go back to sleep and take the whole day off work and get ready to go to Atlanta when I wake up.. and just enjoy a day off. I don't have a lot of leave, so I use it sparingly, but I'm thinking this might be one of those days when it might be worth it. Got to decide soon....
One thing's for sure though... Saturday's legs workout probably won't get done.

Have a great Thursday! I'm going to get started on some work and school stuff and hopefully this day will pass quickly! I'm just glad I get off at the normal time today and it's not a "late day"

Becki

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Leg day is done. I probably won't be doing the second leg day this week (Saturday) - or anything else for that matter. We are going to the Luke Bryan concert Friday night and will be getting home LATE, so I don't see me getting up and going to the gym. I may try to run Saturday, but that depends on several factors. LOL

My nutrition yesterday was actually pretty good too!! We had fried chicken for dinner, but somehow I was still in ALL of my ranges! If I could just stick with eating well, I would see huge improvements... but it's happening. I noticed my arms and legs are both looking better! (If I could see one little ab muscle, I'd be doing a dance!)

I am always starving after my workouts. ALWAYS! I have a protein shake afterward, and that usually holds me over til I get to work, but by 8 I am having breakfast. And usually still hungry. I just finished with my oatmeal mixed with almond milk, and I've got 2 protein bars and a Lean Cuisine here with me today and a long work day ahead, so I'll probably be starving still at dinner time.

I really need to find some people to run with. I can't seem to make myself run outside if I dont


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Chest/Abs workout DONE! Today is my break from running, so just needed to get my ST in.

Had another great nutrition day yesterday! Fat grams were a little higher than my goal range, but all-in-all, what I ate was really good & stayed within calories.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I know! Leg Day is hard to wrap your head around. It tends to be the longer workout for me... is that the same for you? Yesterday took me about 50 min to complete. I honestly was just thinking yesterday how nice it was to get the Leg Days done earlier in the week. I think I would dread it more if it were later in the week.

I hit the gym early again for the back workout. Then I met up with my running group again. My speed buddy is out-of-town on a camping trip, so I was alone with intervals, but still did a great 4 mile interval run! 1-mile warmup, then 800m repeats with 400m recoveries to the end. It was a GREAT run! It feels so great to be DONE with my workouts (both my run & my strength training) before breakfast!!

Yesterday was also a GREAT day for nutrition! Stayed within my macros and everything. I was really hungry after my workouts this morning though, I think because my calories were a bit low. I also weighed myself this morning. I got one of those new-fangled scales that tell you your BMI and BF%, as well as muscle %. Not sure how accurate it is, but I'd like to start keeping track to see my progress. We shall see!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I'm right there with ya! I love marking them off and feel so accomplished when I get it all done... even adding exercises sometimes. I change them up sometimes too, either because my gym doesn't have the same equipment or I just hate the exercise and want to do something else. (I also hate side to side pushups)

And look at you - getting in the gym so early and then going for a group run! God I wish I didn't have to be at work - especially so early. I feel like this whole "work" really gets in the way sometimes. Alas, I do enjoy the paycheck. *sigh*

I did Day 37 today - Chest and Abs, followed by a 3 mile run on the treadmill. Pretty great workout. SOOOO dreading legs tomorrow. I know I need it, but dang it.. I'm sick of leg workouts!

Becki

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I totally get keeping folders!! You gotta be able to see your progress!

I really like being able to mark off EVERY exercise, and doing them almost to the "T" what's on the page. I do modify or do something else that works the same body part here and there, but I love being able to use all the machines!

I did Legs today - hit the gym at 4:30 this morning, and got my leg workout in BEFORE meeting up for a group run at 5:45. Feeling so accomplished today!! My plan is to keep going early before my runs on the days I run!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I have my sheets all printed out too... I actually have folders for each round I've done (this is 4) so I can go back and look at how far I've come. Chris thinks I'm a "hoarder" for holding on to them, but I say he's mistaken.

I did Back this morning, and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna feel it tomorrow. I upped my weight on some exercises, so I think it's going to show in my soreness level. Looking forward to chest tomorrow. NOT looking forward to legs. I used to love leg day. Now, not so much, although I really did kick ass on Saturday's legs workout, and even got in a 4 mile run after I finished. By the time I got home from the gym, I didn't want to do anything... not if it required walking.

I love Saturday workouts because I don't have to rush. On weekdays, I have to be really watchful of the time so I can hit the shower no later than 4:30. On weekends, I leave while Chris is still snoozing to go to the gym, I'm there forever - and when I get back, he's either still asleep, or just waking up.. I am a good girlfriend and actually start coffee for him before I go, just in case he wakes up before I get back.

Yesterday, according to my tracker, I got in a whopping 2000-ish steps. Pretty pathetic, but I spent most of the day sitting on the bed reading 3 super long chapters in my school textbook. Most of my walking was from the bedroom to the kitchen or to the bathroom. LOL

Just got back to work from school, so got to actually do some work now... Mondays and Wednesdays are so ridiculously LONG. I'll get home today around 5:15 or so. UGH! Kinda stinks when you usually get off work at 2:30.

I'm with you on gettin' it done strong this week!! And way to go on your race!
I don't have any races until Labor Day. Nothing much goes on around here, race-wise, in the summer.

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Got my workouts all printed out for this week! I'm starting with a bang with legs first thing tomorrow. I'm switching the workout days around again, doing legs Monday & Thursday. Let's go get 'er DONE this week!!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Did a 6-mile trail race this morning, and finished in 50:24, which I was pretty pleased with! I also came in 4th overall women! Wasn't expecting that! It's a local trail series with 4 races, and at the end, you place based on your top 3 races. This one was 6 miles, but the other 3 are either 5 or 4.5 miles. I thought it would be a fun challenge for the summer, something to keep my speed work up for ('cuz we all know, speed work during the summer down here in the South is brutal).

Then I hit the gym for day 30 - Chest & abs. I really hate side-to-side pushups, so I just did extra chest exercises on the chest fly machine, on top of doing the cable fly. I take my workout printout sheets on a clip board, and write everything down as I do it. It feels really good to be able to do pretty much every exercise exactly like it is on the sheet!!

So, a very successful Week 5 is on the books!!

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My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I personally feel like I NEED the 2 legs days, and I do like the fact that each day is different. It's not the same exact leg routine twice. I worked HARD today! I was going to take it a little easy, but got in there & just went for it. My legs were WOBBLY afterwards! Tomorrow is the first of 4 trail races... Hope my legs will still operate and carry me through! haha!

Yesterday wasn't the best nutritionally for me either. I am dealing with some things too, and had to run errands in between my piano teaching schedule, and didn't get lunch, so grabbed a Starbucks to hold me over, and then we had VBS at our church last night, and I ate whatever they had, which wasn't too nutritionally bad, but then I caved and had some dessert.

Oh well! Today is a new day! I think I have actually lost a couple of pounds in the past week or so. I have been doing a good bit better this week.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Yep... my legs are still a little sore from Wednesday, and tomorrow is legs again. These twice a week leg days kill me! But she does say that you don't HAVE to do legs twice a week.. you can re-arrange the whole thing and make whatever you feel is your weakest body part the "twice a week" workout. But honestly, as runners, we probably NEED the extra leg strength, and I don't have the kind of energy it would take to re-arrange it all. LOL

I ended up having a bad night last night... emotionally and food-wise. The food was mostly because of the emotional. I'm going through SO much with dealing with the crap for my dad's nursing home and the finances for it, and one of the banks that I had to deal with yesterday caused me to go into a little bit of a tailspin. Hopefully I will have a better answer from another bank today, but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway - Shoulders are done, and I walked 1.5 miles on the treadmill afterward. Planning to run tomorrow, even though it's leg day.... It's Saturday and Chris has to work, so I'm going to take advantage of it. LOL

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Haha! I totally get that!! I'm always more tempted to munch when giving the kids treats. It's a never-ending battle! Yesterday, I baked cookies for VBS, so I caved a little in that area too, but not TOO terribly. I made up for it by eating healthier the rest of the day.

I got up at 4:15 and went to the gym to get my shoulders workout in BEFORE my 5:30 run! It worked pretty well, and the gym had only a few people in it. After the gym, I met up with our running group, and did a 4-mile tempo run with one of my running speed buddies (1-mile warmup, 2.75 5K tempo or so, and cool down a little at the end). It was HARD, maybe because I am STILL sore from legs on Tuesday. Can't believe it's Leg Day for me again tomorrow! Then I have a trail run race on Saturday, so I might go a LITTLE easier on my legs... But yet, I still want a good workout, so we will see.



**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Day 32 is in the books! Arms/Abs and cardio. I had a really good workout, followed by a 3 mile run on the treadmill in 28 minutes. Not too shabby.
I'm not quite as tired today as I was yesterday, thank GOD! Yesterday was pretty brutal. I ended up going to bed at 7:00 last night.
Looking forward to shoulders tomorrow. emoticon

If I could get my eating back under control, I know I would be seeing some results right now, because I have been working super hard.. but I've been eating like there is going to be no food on the earth tomorrow.
As of right now, I have a plan for today. I have already tracked it. I just have to NOT deviate from it.

Yesterday was WAY awful nutritionally. After I got out of class, I was starving, and I knew that I had nothing to eat at work when I got back, so I ended up stopping at Burger King since I have to pass it on the way home from school. It wasn't pretty.
I did log it all, and when I looked at my daily calorie differential, it really sucked to see that I had an overage - even with my workout calories subtracted - of almost 600 calories! Yikes!! It's ok though. I will be back in the negative today.
I just have to stay out of Rowan's cookies. When she wants me to give her one, I have to not give myself one (or two) also... lol. Damn Nilla Wafers. Why do they have to be soooo good!?

Becki

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I knew you would feel a difference doing it in the gym! I know I did when I first started going!
I am exhausted today! I can't even tell you how tired I am. I am literally dozing off at my desk. I even slept a half hour longer this morning.
Went in and did my legs workout (I really felt this one!!) and walked for 10 minutes at the end, but NO RUNNING today.
Oh well.. hopefully tonight I can get to bed a little earlier.

I have a quiz at school today, so last night I was studying and got to bed a little later than I wanted to. The 10 hour days at work are kicking my butt this week.. today is the last one, but then tomorrow night we have Rowan, so I don't see me getting a lot of rest with the 22 month old in the house! I'm REALLY looking forward to the weekend this week. No doubt about it.

Becki

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Got my workout in this morning - did Day 32. I will tack Day 30 on at the end of the week (Saturday). I got to the gym at 5:45 but I guess that is the time a lot of people go before work, so there were more people it seemed than when I have gone at 8/9am.

I'm so sore in my legs! Differently than when I've done other leg workouts. I can definitely feel that it's challenging my muscles differently.

Nutrition has been good the past couple of days too. I'm hoping to keep this up!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Hey, Becki! I did Leg Day, which is technically Day 31, but I HATE doing Leg Day on Wednesday and Saturday, so I will do the chest abs & cardio tomorrow, and switch around a couple of the other workouts later this week too, to make the other Leg Day on Friday. Did an interval run with a running friend this morning, and we got caught in the rain! We were drenched by the end!

My legs feel like jelly after the gym workout! I haven't done a leg extension machine in FOR-EV-ER, so my thighs were burnin'! I also had to get used to where all the machines were, how they worked, etc. Pushed hard!

I'm sorry you have been so tired! My remedy for that is always to get a nice nap in if I can.. but I know that is not always possible, especially for you. I'm going to try to get up early & workout at the gym tomorrow since I won't run. I my even try to start working in the gym workouts BEFORE my runs, so we will see. What time do you see the gym busiest on the weekdays where you are? It has been pretty quiet for me at 8 am, but still I feel awkward right now, because I am always trying to scout out the machines I need, then try to operate them, and I feel like I don't know what I am doings even though I used to be pretty comfortable in the gym setting!

On top of feeling a little awkward, I also saw my reflection in the mirrors at the gym, and wasn't happy. emoticon Good grief, I could definitely stand to lose a few pounds.... I keep starting to get on track nutritionally, and then something throws me off! So, trying to get back on track starting TODAY!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Day 30 today - Chest/Abs/Cardio - Done! It was okay. I did the ST workout and then a 3 mile treadmill run. Not awesome, but it didn't suck, so at least there's that.
I've been having a LOT of pain in my left foot lately - on the bone/joint under my big toe. The doc did blood work the other day, and it's definitely not gout.. so now I have no idea what it is... maybe arthritis or something. After the running the last couple of days, it's really bad today... I'm actually sitting in my office with my boot off. Probably should have worn more comfy shoes today too.. LOL.
So, anyway, I'll be NOT doing cardio tomorrow. Leg days say not to do cardio, so it's all good... right?
On another note, I'm super tired. Getting up so early, it's hard to get enough sleep without going to bed as soon as I get home on school days. Plus, there's a little extra stress going on at home this week, too.. just trying to work through it.
I may sleep in tomorrow and go to the gym after work/school. I don't like going in the evening, but I may suck it up and do it tomorrow, just for that extra sleep in the AM. Then again, the ST workout alone wouldn't be too terribly long, and no cardio means I wouldn't have to get up AS early. Maybe I can make this work after all and still go in the morning and still get a little extra sleep too!


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I'm so glad you joined a gym!! I know the workouts are sooo much better when you have the right equipment. Modifying them works too, but it's better with the machines and free weights at your disposal.
I did day 29 again today too. Pretty good workout. I actually went to bed super early last night because I could barely hold my eyes open.. so I was up earlier than usual. Went ahead and went to the gym, and since I had tons of time left after I finished the weights, I ended up running 5 miles too. I had planned to run some, but not that much. LOL
I feel pretty okay today... just wish I didn't have to stay at work until 4:30. School days are hard. And even staying til 4:30, I'll only have 7 hours and have to make up an hour. Doing the same schedule Wednesday too, so planning on working 2 hours over tomorrow to make up those 2 hours I'm missing.
It works out though, because Chris is doing overtime, and it helps us to be able to ride together every day except Friday this week.
We get Rowan Thursday night, so he will be coming in late Friday morning to take her to daycare.



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Did my workout (Day 29 I think - first of Week 5 again) at Kinetix this morning! Joined the gym! It will be really great to not have to modify & improvise to get my workouts in. I am a little concerned that some days it might be hard to get there, but for now, I will be shooting to make it priority.

I did a great 10-miler on the weekend with a friend. Actually, we did 10, but we met up with a HUGE group that were meeting at a new local biscuit place where we hung out afterward. It was great. The running community here & MRTT group is AMAZING in Tallahassee!! I LOVE IT! I had lost so much of my motivation for a long while there, but I have really been inspired again since running with these ladies. Not necessarily for longer distances, but certainly to work more on speed. It's great!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I did an arms workout today. I haven't run since Tuesday, and I will aim for 10 miles tomorrow. I've got some races coming up too - there is a trail series with 4 races throughout the summer, first one is Saturday the 10th. Then I will do a 10K on the 17th.

Yes, I used to have a gym membership, and don't feel uncomfortable working out with others around. Although I try to work out very hard at home, I KNOW there is equipment at the gym that really helps, especially when you start trying to increase weight. For example, I got more weight plates for my barbell, and then discovered, I am only strong enough to hoist my bar when it has 25lbs on each side. I tried with 30 lbs on each side, and couldn't lift it quit high enough.... It was actually kind of funny when I tried. I KNOW my legs can do more, but I can't safely hoist more (or at least don't feel like I can, especially without a good spotter).

Anyway, there is a Kinetix close to my house, and I had called them, and was supposed to go in Wednesday for a trial. I had already talked to hubby, and he was totally cool with it, and had even said he was planning to get me a gym membership for my birthday next month anyway. So, it's definitely a go! I'm sure I will be seeing even more results, and be able to do the workouts to their fullest. I saw the print outs, so I will be sure to take those.

I just need to get my eating under control. I did really good last week, and then Memorial Day hit, and I am PMSing a little bit, so my cravings were all over the place. Our friends we had over for Memorial Day brought ice cream. I mean, COME ON!! LOL So this week, I feel like crap as far as eating goes. I also feel I have put on weight because of bad eating lately, which makes me feel even worse. I LOVED what I was doing counting my macros, so I am going to get back on that!

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well! I know it sucks, I was dealing with sickness crap for over a week not too long ago. I can repeat it with you. No problem at all!! It's just an extra week to get to work out, right? Besides, I've been having a crappy food week, and I planned to do a weigh in and measurements before moving on to phase 3. This gives me an extra week to try to get it back under control!

I'll go ahead and print out the logs for it so I'll have them to take with me to the gym, and I'm good to go!

If you do decide to join a gym, I really think you'll be amazed at the difference you notice from your workouts. I know I was when I did it several years ago. I had never been to a gym to do anything except cardio, so using the weighs area was a new experience for me, but the results are awesome!! I still don't like going when there are a lot of people there, though... which is the main reason I get up so early to go before work.


Becki

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Ok, Becky, this week is really turning into a dud.

I am dealing with a little bit of a health issue the past couple of days, and haven't worked out at all yesterday or today. Which just makes me feel really crappy. And I was actually going to join a gym this week to get better workouts in!!

Anyway, I feel I need a redo!! I am going to work out tomorrow, and Saturday, but I think I will restart Week 5. I'm sorry. Will you go on, or would you like to repeat with me??

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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Trust me, I'm carrying around some added fat myself. If I could ever lose the baby fat from having kids, it would be a miracle. And my "baby" is 19!! LOL A lot of it is loose skin, and there's not much hope for that... but a girl can dream.

The first time I did LiveFIt, it didn't have a gym membership at first. I ended up joining one. It helped. But it was a small, womens' only gym. The one I go to now is also small, but it's Kinetix... so men and women. That's one reason I like to go before work. I don't have to deal with other people there. I'm the only fool that goes to the gym that early, apparently.

My schedule may be changing some soon though. We'll see how well I can juggle it all when school starts back. I've done it before, but I was exhausted. If I start going in the afternoons, I fear I will go off on someone the first time they don't re-rack their weights. Some people who go there never do, and I know this because I have do deal with all of their stuff laying around when I go in the mornings. HUGE pet peeve. LOL

Anyway... I restarted day Phase 2 today. Doing Back on Saturday and then again today was tough... but at least I had a rest day in between.

Now, it's time to go wake Chris up.... he didn't want to sleep late today. I figure 8 is good.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Becki

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