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2/1/11 12:50 P

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Where is everyone's updates? C'mon team. Even if you didn't pass with flying colors, let us know how you did. You never know when someone who's struggled with similar things will have some advice, but they may not know we need it until we say so. ;-)

When not running, I write sensual happily-ever-after books for the queer community. piaveleno.com
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1/31/11 1:25 P

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Fitness - I did pretty well with the running 3 times a week - terrible at the abs work... (fail)

U: Have to say I did pretty well in the evenings except last week to have some me time - read a bit and did a lot of crochet/cross stitch

Nutrition - awesome with the water - good with the calories except for last week where I probably had more calories than the other three weeks combined (vacation)

The week vacation was great but I need to do some major repair work this next month!!

‎"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run."
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1/31/11 8:20 A

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FUN UPDATE!

Original goals....

Fitness: Add additional IT band stretches to workout using a foam roller.

U (i.e. Me): Investigate getting a sport's massage and then actually consider having one [notice I did not go so far as to say - have a massage, but maybe if I get brave].

Nutrition: Drink an additional 3 cups of water every day.


UPDATE - end of the month...

FITNESS: Well this, for me, was somewhat of a miracle. Although VERY painful at the beginning I am so happy to report that I have NO IT-band pain at all when running. I try to remember to use the foam roller before and after running and every evening. An awesome tool.

U: Failed here. I did not call. I do know they offer sport's massages not far from here, but since the foam roller did it's job... I did not call about the massage.

NUTRITION: I would call this a success. I think in the month of January I only missed 1 day of drinking an additional 3 cups of water. After lunch I would fill up my water bottle and know that I needed to drink it. This is a great step for me and, I think, now a lifestyle habit.

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Most important for me is the realization that I can actually change. Sometimes I get impatient or doubtful, but it can be done!!!

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo




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FICTIONRUNNER's Photo FICTIONRUNNER Posts: 861
1/8/11 5:37 P

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Looks like we have some great FUN planned. So how is everyone doing so far?

I missed my fruits/veggies one day, but otherwise, I have a fridge full of clementine oranges for a quick and tasty fruit serving.

One book I was reading turned out to be bad for pre-sleep reading. It gave me weird, anxious dreams. Go figure. LOL

Went to the gym twice. Once was a short trip, but I went when I really didn't feel like it, so extra points there. ;-)

When not running, I write sensual happily-ever-after books for the queer community. piaveleno.com
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1/7/11 8:17 P

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Hi everyone -

Fitness: Run 3 times a week and 8 minute abs every day. Gym for weights 3 times a day.

U(You): Take time every day to read or knit (or both)

Nutrition: 8 glasses of water a day and stay under 1200 calories. Daily fiber.

‎"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run."
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1/3/11 10:43 P

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Okay, editing this a little...

Fitness: Take the dog for a walk at least twice a week. AND...Re-start a regular fitness plan. I started the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge.

U (You): Clean my home office and keep it clean (trust me, this really is for me!)

Nutrition: Drink 8 glasses of water a day (actual glasses of water, not counting coffee-can you tell I'm not good at this one?). AND...eat breakfast every day, even on the weekends.

Jayne

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has NO POINT! - unknown

There is no growth in the Comfort Zone, and NO comfort in the Growth Zone

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1/3/11 11:27 A

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I've already messed up on my "F" but I'm not giving up. I'll eat extra today to make up for it.

Sea, let us know how you like the roller. I just read a running article that recommended rolling muscles after (or was it before) the post-run stretch.

BB, good luck with the office. I'd never pass that test!

Grey, I loved the Boot Camp! Hmm... perhaps I'll restart it soon.

When not running, I write sensual happily-ever-after books for the queer community. piaveleno.com
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1/2/11 8:04 P

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Fitness: Complete the 28 day boot camp challenge, Run min of 25 mi/wk

U: do yoga 3 times a week (great destressor for me)

Nutrition. Get diet back in control both portion and content (can we say sugar)

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1/2/11 12:20 A

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Fitness:I'm going to start the 10K walking training and introduce pilates,strength exercises, tai chi,gigong in my routine once a week

U: de-clutter my e-mail, meditation 15 min once or twice a week

Nutrition: keep my journal, 5 fruits/vegetables and min 8 glasses of water, portions under control



What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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12/31/10 7:54 P

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This sounds like a great challenge!

Fitness: Take the dog for a walk at least twice a week. AND...Re-start a regular fitness plan.

U (You): Clean my home office and keep it clean (trust me, this really is for me!)

Nutrition: Drink 8 glasses of water a day (actual glasses of water, not counting coffee-can you tell I'm not good at this one?).

Jayne

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has NO POINT! - unknown

There is no growth in the Comfort Zone, and NO comfort in the Growth Zone

halfboundorhalfbaked.blogspot.com/


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12/29/10 7:39 A

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FUN

Fitness: Add additional IT band stretches to workout using a foam roller.

U (i.e. Me): Investigate getting a sport's massage and then actually consider having one [notice I did not go so far as to say - have a massage, but maybe if I get brave].

Nutrition: Drink an additional 3 cups of water every day.

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo




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12/27/10 6:41 A

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I am going to try this also, but I need to think about it. Sometimes I set goals that are either too easy or too hard. I need to choose healthy FUN goals that will benefit this body, mind, and spirit AND that I am actually willing to do.

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo




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12/26/10 6:15 P

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Fitness: Try something new once a month.

U (You): Get 8 hours of sleep every night. (Means in bed by 11:00 PM every night. I know this will be my problem area.)

Nutrition: Continue to remain in my calorie range for 6 days out of 7, even though I am in maintenance mode.


Edited by: SKIRNIR at: 12/26/2010 (18:15)
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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12/26/10 4:59 P

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Fitness: Go to the gym twice a week. No excuses!

U (You): Get to bed early enough to read for at least an hour each night. You know you sleep better when you do!

Nutrition: Three fruits/veggies every day. Even good weeks, it's hard to do five every day. Baby steps.

When not running, I write sensual happily-ever-after books for the queer community. piaveleno.com
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12/26/10 4:57 P

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

For January, everyone gets to set their own challenge in three FUN categories. Fitness, U (Yourself), and Nutrition.

Post your personal challenges here, and then come back and share your updates - successes and struggles - and help out your teammates with ideas for accomplishing their own FUN.

Remember this can be anything at all in these categories.

Fitness: Run a ten minute mile. Do ten push-ups a day. Take the dog for an extra walk, no matter how cold it is. Dig out those old fitness DVDs and use them every day.

U (You): Turn the TV off and read an hour a day. Try a new fruit once a week. Give yourself a reward for something extra you do each week. Meditate ten minutes a day.

Nutrition: Eat five veggies a day. Try a new recipe each week. Pack a healthy lunch twice a week. Plan out your spring garden. Drink ten glasses of water.

When not running, I write sensual happily-ever-after books for the queer community. piaveleno.com
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