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Yay for me!
Sunday, January 10, 2010      2 comments

I'm nearly halfway to my monthly fitness minutes goal and it's only ten days into the new year! :)... Read more
Strength training frustration
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

So I'm relatively new to strength training. I also have some physical limitations to what I can do, between the bum knee, wrist, and back. I did pick up Erin O'Brien's Strong Body, Ageless Body DVD and discovered that it's way too tough on me. I... Read more
Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

I took my measurements this morning. I take them on a monthly basis. I've been tracking exercise, weight and measurements on and off since 2006, so I have a pretty decent record of how I've done in the past versus now. At any rate, I realized th... Read more
Knee aches aren't keeping me down.
Sunday, January 03, 2010      2 comments

So I've had patellofemoral pain syndrome in my right knee since high school--more than 20 years at this point. I've had two surgeries on the knee. So it tends to ache at the most inopportune times. I've learned to listen to it when I'm working o... Read more
Tangible progress
Sunday, December 27, 2009      0 comments

So last Tuesday was the last day I walked. Until today. Yes, I took five days off...between Christmas travel and prep, plus dealing with snow and ice and rain and flooding (love those NC mountains!), I just didn't get in any exercise. However, t... Read more
Starting the "long walk" training
Sunday, December 20, 2009      0 comments

Well, today was our "long walk" day...we did 4.15 miles in 77 minutes. So we're still doing about an 18:34 minute mile pace, but it'll improve, I have no doubt. Jeremy and I have mapped out two solid loops around our neighborhood--which is somew... Read more
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

I just signed up to walk the first-ever Flying Pirate Half Marathon! Paid for and's scheduled for April 18, 2010 in the Outer Banks! I'm stupid excited...not only because it'll be my first-ever half (and there's a VERY generous c... Read more
Strength training
Sunday, December 13, 2009      0 comments

Still wondering if I'm doing enough upper body strength training. I did about half an hour of an upper body workout on the Sports Active for Wii, but I'm really not feeling like I did anything substantial. I do follow some of the strength traini... Read more
Listening to one's body
Saturday, December 12, 2009      1 comments

Cold and rain do not make for a good combination in my world. It's not raining yet, but it will be soon. I can tell, because I am a human barometer. Every joint I have ever injured aches like nobody's business when the combo of rain and cold are... Read more
Seeing progress
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

I knew my body was tightening up! Especially in my upper back/bust area. In three weeks, I've lost 1.5 inches across my back. The upper body workouts and walking must be making an impact, and I'm glad for that. I just hope the numbers keep decre... Read more
Getting better at this
Saturday, November 28, 2009      3 comments

I'm starting to see some changes in my fitness level...for the better. I made a point to take a 2.25-mile walk on National Overconsumption Day (okay, Thanksgiving), and I also didn't overeat. Today I did the Leslie Sansone 5-mile fat-burning wal... Read more
New shoes!
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday I went and got properly fitted for a pair of running (walking) shoes. Did the 2.25-mile loop around my neighborhood in them...they seem to be a good match. Need to get different socks, but I think that these will work just fine for my ... Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      0 comments

Didn't flame out, exactly...have had some physical setbacks. I have been having some pulse rate issues (high/irregular) and also, the weather changed, which has made every previous injury I have had ache like nobody's business. I know I have ost... Read more
Twice in one day
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      3 comments

I made myself get up this morning. I didn't want to, but I did...and did the high calorie burn Leslie Sansone WATP DVD. Then tonight, I went walking around my neighborhood w/my BF for nearly an hour--2.25 miles. Yes, that's slow, but still nursi... Read more
Oh dark thirty
Monday, October 05, 2009      3 comments

Got up much earlier this morning than I have in a long time. Since I've been unemployed, I've gotten in the habit of not getting up until 8 or later, which is unacceptable. I'm 95% employed (have a new remote position starting this week, and hav... Read more

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