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Day 3/55 for blogging, 5/57 for exercise and 3/56 for staying in calories.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Today I did 30 DS (Jillian Michaels) for the 3rd day... though mind you I am doing it over 60 days. This is because she does a lot of shoulder work and I really need to let my shoulders rest on the days in between. I also need to build up my running on the opposite days, too.

My calories went over last night because I got legitimately HUNGRY last night, but I still had only ONE thing to snack on, not a pile. So my extra food was controlled, and I still have a calorie deficit at the end of the day. My calorie deficit since Monday is -1461, about 6.5 oz. Just as these few pounds have crept on, they will creep on.

I am also excited today... my new Vibrams Fivefingers arrived. I can't wait to get on the treadmill in them. The bottoms don't feel quite thick enough that I would want to wear them for road running, but I think they will be just fine for walking about and running TM. I still have my lovely FILA Skeletoes for outdoor running. It's funny, but for the most part, I have NEVER been a shoe junkie, but ever since I have been into fitness, I have been wanting to buy tennis and exercise shoes... lots and lots. I am also hooked on the toe shoes, but sadly I can't run my APFT in those, I have to use conventional tennies.

So, tomorrow, I will be back on TM to repeat yesterday's 45 minute routine. I will be upping my running time next week by adding an extra minute at 6.5 mph in the middle of the 5 minute running segment.

It's kind of fun to have goals again... and while I am concentrating on all of this, I have 8 weeks to finish a Nurse Case Management online course that usually takes 20. Woo Hoo! It's a great opportunity, though, since this case is hard to get on the civilian side. It will also allow me to sit for an accreditation exam on the civilian side and add an extra skill ID on the military side that might get me some good assignments.

This will all help my last 3.5 months fly by here. By the time I get back from my leave in October, I will only have a month or so left.
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    So many goals! You are so motivated, keep on going!

    I know what you mean about the 30DS, I've thought the same thing, I don't think I could do that daily. But I guess because it's low weight/high rep it's not breaking down the muscles as much to need the day off? Still, I like a day of rest between working muscle groups.

    I have some Vibram 5 fingers, only wear them at the gym, I don't think I'd like them outside, but I have seen runners wearing them on the trails. They do make me run faster, since I'm striking mid foot rather than heel strike.
    2105 days ago
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