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Back to sparking! I've tracked randomly here and there the last two years, now I'm back at it full-time and more than ready to she'd the last 11lbs that have stubbornly stuck around since my youngest was born almost 4y ago! February 2015: At this point I have two girlies, a 3yo and a 13mo old. I haven't been exercising. Period. Not, I haven't been exercising regularly, I just haven't been. I still have 10lbs of baby weight I'd like to lose (from the second pregnancy, then I have the four I never lost from the first, lol). But more importantly, I FEEL yucky. I don't want to get up and go, I don't want to play with the kids and push them on their cars around the house. I feel tired and BLAH. So I kicking my butt back into gear. I'm following the ChaLean Extreme program again and on day 5 of the month, I've hit all 5 goals :). Full steam ahead! Update: DD #2 arrived 12/31/13, just shy of being a new year's baby. We're both doing well, her sister is adjusting wonderfully and I've learned with the Spark my DH got me for Christmas that I can get in about a mile a day just chasing the two yo and going back and forth changing diapers, trying to potty-train, etc. ;)! Wow; it's been forever since I've updated my page! November 2013: Currently I'm just tracking nutrition as Baby #2 should make her appearance in a relatively short time and I am unable to exercise anymore due to some issues. My biggest concern is how in the world am I going to find time to exercise with both a newborn AND a two-year-old??? It was hard enough with the first one! Not to mention throwing in the two jobs, lol. The good news...my weight gain has not been as horrible as it was the first time around :D So it should come off a bit quicker once this little one comes. Bad news? Double jogging strollers are EXPENSIVE; looks like my running days are over for awhile.

Member Since: 4/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 143,330

My Goals:
1) Continue with cardio and strength training to tone my body and continue to feel great!
4) Run in 2-3 races each year:
May 16, 09: CNY Susan G Komen 5K- 26:55
9/11/10: ARC 5K- 29:01
10/3/10: SFoR 5K- 27:31

My Program:
Well, no program anymore, lol. Grabbing exercise in 20minute increments when the baby is napping, and taking her for walks on nice days, hiking with her in a baby carrier, and once she can sit up a bit better, we'll get a jogging stroller.
I'd love to do some more 5K's, then work my way up to that 1/2 marathon I had been talking about before I injured my hip in 2010.

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Heather, age 31

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    Thank you for the goodies!! I appreciate it and you're sweet words of encouragment! :D
    3896 days ago
    YES!! the elliptical and a jog!! a short jog but I was able to do it nonetheless!!

    I've been getting on the elliptical for 30 minutes and following that up with a 10 minute cool down walk. But I throw a few runs in there too, just to see where I stand. What's hurting if anything and where I need to make adjustments.

    How are you?
    3925 days ago
    Thank you for the Spark Friend add, how's your injury situation going?

    Edit: Just saw your comment on my page.

    Nope, I'm still not able to run. The IT band is awesome, rocks, feels fine. But I finally got the steriod shot.

    However the pain I went to the dr for initially still hurts. Its the Peroneal Tendon.


    Tomorrow I have to get my blood drawn so they can check me for inflamatory diseases, like arthritis. Which I don't think I have. But I'll get the draw anyway. I go back next week to get the test results and to discuss what else I can do about this injury.

    I know he wants to do an MRI, but I don't want to do it just to hear, rest it and ice it for a few more weeks. I honestly don't think I need surgery. I'm sore after I do activities but I'm not in accute pain.

    So for now my plan is to bike and do yoga and spark videos until I can run again, for however long that takes. :D

    3937 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2010 5:57:58 PM
    Thanks for the spark goodie and for cheering me on!
    3939 days ago
    Yup, take it slow...like my running motto: slow and low!

    Sorry you're injured, I know from too much experience how frustrating it is.

    Mary (lighteningrunner) told me something, two injuries ago, as it was clear I wouldn't be able to run my planned race.

    Do you want to run "this race" or do you want to run for a lifetime?

    I choose lifetime! So I've done what I need to do to get stronger and more flexible.

    I think its from a 6 mile hike that I sent my IT band into fits. And I've been off running now for 5 weeks, with probably 2-3 more to go! But I've been swimming and I've been doing ST and I've been trying out a variety of yoga practices from FitTV.

    The Yoga has really helped. So I encourage you to get back on the Yoga wagon and stretch that hip out! :D

    Thank you for your sweet comments!! Ya know, we're runner girls, we just.keep.going!!
    3980 days ago
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