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Still holding on

Saturday, March 09, 2013

This week was busy again.
I haven't sparked at all. Gave up on tracking water, fitness minutes and my other goals. I haven't even recorded my weight.
What I did was morning exercise, then work 10+ hours, spend a little time with my family (on 3 days by phone as I was out of town) and go to bed.
But it was not a bad week.

I made very good progress on my business trip, and ran about 30 minutes around the lake every morning. I was feeling tired and slow, but to my surprise my pace was 9:35 in the first morning, and 9:31 and 9:34 in the next two.
My 5K PB was 9:15 last October, so this is quite good : )

Eating went well. Getting off work after 9 pm when all the shops are closed with the only available food option healthy packed dinner definitely helps to avoid evening overeating.
I also got back to my goal weight.

Monday is my 45th birthday.
When I was young, I thought I would be hopelessly old and probably fat too at the age of 45.
I'm not : ))
I feel better than ever, age means nothing to me.
And I look better than anytime in the past 20 years, at least my husband tells me so.

I'm too tired to cook or go out, all I wish is staying at home and spending some quiet time with my kids and husband.
And my birthday is on Monday when I have to give a very important training, and will be out of town all day.
So we will celebrate on Sunday, ordering some thai food (I'll add a lot of steamed vegetables) and my daughter will bake a cake.

I planned not to work at all during the weekend, but I feel I'm not so well prepared for the Monday training as I normally do, and have some ideas to improve my presentation and training material... So I will have to. But I'm enjoying it, and do my best to get enough rest.
I slept well in most nights and I'm not stressed out, so I guess I'll be OK.
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    759 days ago
  • SUNSHINE20113
    Happy Birthday!!
    Sometimes it's just hard to keep up with everything, but hopefully you'll get a break soon!!
    1901 days ago
    You will be awesome! You are doing awesome! Running each morning before work is fantastic! I'm inspired! Congrats on hitting back on your goal weight! See, you're doing stuff right whether you're recording it or not! Keep up the good work! Happy Birthday! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1902 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ...for the terrific, commendable job you have done under SO much stress - all those hours on the road, very long work days, and having to engage in advance preparation for the training you do. You sound so steady and capable throughout all this, Kriszta - I am so impressed! By the way, happy birthday in advance! No, my dear, you do not look your age...and yes, 45 is young - it's the prime of life! Enjoy your special day, and the Thai food and homemade birthday cake sounds like a really delightful way to celebrate! All the best... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1902 days ago
    45 is not old! In fact, in 10 short years you'll be 55 and 45 will look young! Or so it seems, from my 57 year old perspective. emoticon
    1903 days ago
    Well first off, Happy Birthday on Monday!!! You fabulous at 45, so great job! Good luck on the training on Monday as well, you will do great. Try and get some rest, and if not you will sleep well on Monday night...

    Have a great birthday,
    emoticon Marty
    1903 days ago
    Happy Birthday. 45 IS young!! Wait til you're my age!!
    1903 days ago
    You may be tired. You should be with your workload, but you are doing awesomely well and it seems like you know it. Have a great 45th birthday an 46th year.

    1903 days ago
    Happy Birthday! And what a great gift to yourself - great health!!
    1903 days ago
    Happy birthday! You are doing great, keep it up!
    1903 days ago
    Happy Birthday!!! You are doing VERY WELL!!!!!
    1903 days ago
    For one, you look so much younger than that age and you are much stronger than your peers of the same age at least those around me here. CONGRATS in advance
    1903 days ago
  • MONA791
    Have a rest during the weekend, have a good sleep. Monday everything will be ok.
    And happy birthday to you!!

    1903 days ago
    Keep holding on.... And happy up coming birthday!

    There are a lot of times when as women we get bogged down and have a lot to do. That's when we grab he reins and go!
    1903 days ago
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