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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Long time no blog.

Oct and Nov were not my best months. Too many office/birthday parties in October, Halloween, lots of relationship drama that drained me mentally and physically, a work trip in November, a cancelled vacation, Thanksgiving, too many days off work, too much wine, stopped tracking fitness, stopped sparking, blah, blah, blah…. I didn’t fall off the wagon, I just kinda got sidetracked.

But not all was lost though. After avoiding the scale for exactly 2 months I weighed in at 133. So, no major damage done (at least none that I noticed!!). I also managed to get some kind of workout in at least 3-4 times a week- even on travel (except for one whole week I took off each month). I am not proud to admit that I officially quit the Chalean Extreme program. I always wanted to do it. So I tried and failed. I only did 1 month and a half. I found out that I am not good at following 90-day programs…too long, too structured. I got bored. 30 days of a program I can manage. Or workout like I have been for the past year just popping in whatever DVD I feel like doing. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE Chalean and totally believe in her philosophy and the program but following the same routines for long periods of time got to me. So, been there, sorta did that…..Now I am turning the page.

Back to running!!! Half-marathon training mode is FULL on. My second half is on Feb 6, 2011—9 weeks away. For me a running plan is different because I have more flexibility and autonomy and mentally that’s a relief. Now I am not exactly sure just how I’m going to fit in all the running with my hubby in the police academy full-time (me and my 4 yr old alone at home) and the holidays approaching (I am traveling/taking vacation) but I am excited and will do all that I can. The plan is simple, like I’ve done before:

Run- 3 days a week (with 1 long)
Cross & Strength- 2 days a week (various DVDs)
Yoga- 1 day a week
Rest- 1 day a week

I am back. I am confident. I am strong. I am happy. I am positive. I am in control. I make mistakes. I make changes. I learn. I move forward. I got this.

Focused and determined!!!

That's me at a 5K on Nov 21- I won a turkey for being first (and the only one) in my age group. Hehe!!
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    Me encanta to background photo. Y lo mas que me gusto de tu blog es la ultima oracion.

    3060 days ago
    "I am back. I am confident. I am strong. I am happy. I am positive. I am in control. I make mistakes. I make changes. I learn. I move forward. I got this." -- EXACTLY!!

    And love the pic!! Beautiful!
    3062 days ago
  • SAGE150
    What about taking you kid to the park or where there are some even paths and running in one of those special strollers designed for that kind of thing? That way you can still get your run in on the tricky days when your husband can't help out with childcare, and it will also get your upper body a bit of a workout having to push the stroller. Or, maybe your child's too big for one of those strollers, I don't know. Don't have kids and everyone says the cat doesn't count, so..... ;)
    3062 days ago
  • SAGE150
    I'm glad to hear you're back, back. I've missed you. :)

    I haven't tried Chalean Extreme, I'm still on the first set of basic tapes and content with those. Actually, this morning I'm going to try out some new sneakers in the house while Turbo-Jamming. Somethings work for some people, somethings don't. I don't know if I would be able to do a 90-day program either since I like variety and flexibility as a part to keep me going. Good for you not gaining hardly any weight at all either. That little bit will come right off once you get into your running program.

    You can do it! You've got this!
    3062 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    emoticon You got this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Love your determination! emoticon
    3062 days ago
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