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10/24/13 1:39 P

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Hello All!

Sorry I missed yesterday. I was exhausted and ended up taking a rest night. Ahhhh:) All it took to go from an emotional mess to energized was SLEEP! I need to do that more often.

I managed to finally get post some comments on the Fat2Fit HQ podcasts. Think I have one more to catch up on:)

Hope all is well:)

-Kristin

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10/22/13 8:05 A

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Hi:)
I see major challenges coming. The cold, gloomy days are already taking their toll on me. All I want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep. Last night I managed to do 30 mins on the treadmill, 20 mins of a very sad ST session and the plank challenge. I didn't "want" to do any of it! zzzzzzz

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10/19/13 8:06 A

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Thanks:) Shucks, I got teary when we registered. Cool thing is the three of us are in three different states, we registered and managed to get our bib #s in a row...7085, 7086, 7087!

As for training, my back is still a little funky, so this is what I am going to do up until race day...
5K plan while the back heals, then 10K plan, then half marathon plan.

I have plenty of time to get all three in. It seems a safe way to build miles. I will also continue with my strength training and for the next month I am doing a 30-day plank challenge with a spark friend. I will also continue with my weekend long run/hikes with my friend(s). One thing I know is that I can do the miles, as I have on our weekends, it is just a matter of going FASTER! That is helping me feel more confident. This is going to be a long road. I swear it is like a marathon to ME, since I am not a strong runner. Super excited:)

Today I am hitting Cedar Point Amusement Park for their annual HalloWeekends. An adult day of fun on roller coasters and I anticipate bad food. There will be a ton of walking in there:) I cannot tell you just how nervous I am to hit those roller coasters. I haven't been to one of those places since I lived in TX and worked for the airlines. We had cheap season passes and went all the time. Here is to facing FEAR:)

Have a great weekend all!

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10/19/13 1:25 A

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whoo!! do you have a training plan picked put to follow yet?

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10/18/13 8:28 A

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I hear ya on the blizzards Jess! and I even get the ones with brownie chunks in it. My favorite place is a little frozen custard place. It doesn't hurt my stomach AS MUCH:)

Way to go on the walking at the zoo. Savor those chocolate kisses. Hey, it's better than me with chocolate. I end up mixing it with high calorie stuff.

Thanks so much for sending good thoughts for us.

Today is the official sign-up day for my first half marathon! Nervous and excited:) It will be an awesome day with two of my Spark friends. That makes it extra special. There will be tears.

TGIF!

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10/18/13 7:41 A

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we all have days like those! i cant remember the last time i ate a bloomin onion.... my weakness is dairy queen.. i can polish off an XL blizzard of my own and part of my husbands without batting an eye... but, like you said - boy do i pay for it the next day! its amazing how much better our bodies function when we eat good, clean foods (i need to remind myself of that!)

today I did pretty well, we took our son to the zoo, so we did lots of walking! but i am sitting here eating chocolate kisses... lol :o)

so sorry to hear about your father, i send good thoughts to you and your familiy

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10/17/13 9:03 A

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oops! I didn't get over here yesterday to post. One of those kind of weeks.

I was really bad yesterday and ate the food that is at the top of my worst foods list. Are you ready??? Bloomin' Onion!!! Ugh. Now I didn't eat ALL of it. Shared it with the boyfriend, but ate my fair share. I knew it was bad as soon as I started to rinse dishes for the dishwasher after dinner. You can't even rinse that fat off the plate without adding soap. I haven't dealt with that since cleaning up the diet and also eliminating beef. You see the difference in fats. It really is quite nasty. Anyways the damage was done and let's just say that the stomach was not happy all night and this morning. Lesson learned. Couple that with my lack of movement yesterday and it was not the best day.

Now here is another reason why I ask "why on earth did you eat that?"... This past weekend I talked to my dad and was informed that he is going to end up having to have the stent put in the narrowing artery. I have had two friends who have had to have the procedure and now my father. When will I learn? His surgery is scheduled for November and I am going down to take my dad and step mom to the "big city" to have it done. It is scary, but I feel confident that he will be alright. They are doing it early before it becomes an emergency and he is weakened. He has to stay in the hospital for a couple days. I was scrambling to figure out hotel rooms since it is around a 4-hour drive from where they live, but just found out that we get free rooms at the hospital because of the distance thing. That is wonderful.

Here is to new days and better choices! I am reminded of why I am REALLY on this journey:)





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10/15/13 7:41 P

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LOL! The longest race I have done is a 5K and I had faster times with those. Thanks for the comment. That is how I am trying to look at it. Even though I was hurting, I stuck it out and still had a glorious day:)

I don't have a step mill, but I LOVE it. I did it when I was at the gym before. That is on my wish list when I win the lotto! as well as a fancy rower:) I did incline work tonight.

Thanks for the tips. It is nice to hear from a runner. I absorb it all in.

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10/15/13 7:31 P

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oh sorry! i misread - it was late :o( still, thats 2.5 more miles than my husband *(and many other people!) have ran!

if you have access to a step mill practice "running" on that, it will really help with speed/incline! (and works your butt good too! lol)

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10/15/13 2:15 P

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Jess: the race was sadly only a 2.5 miler (they also had a 5.5 and 8.5), but I knew I was suffering. I hear you on the ST to help running. Shucks even incline work helps a ton. Tried the new ST workout last night and loved it. Simplicity rules!

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10/15/13 7:58 A

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awesome job with the marathon/2!!! even if it didnt go exactly how you had thought, you did it - you finished, which is so much more than most people can say! hopefully it has lit your fire to keep running :)

the strength training will help you increase your running speed. when i am training for a run i make sure to focus on building strong legs to help me zoom past the other runners ;) LOL!

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10/14/13 2:17 P

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Thanks Carol! LOL, I realized I typed sampling. Good thing I work with ELA materials, huh? I pretty much throw all of that out the window when sparking. ST stands for strength training:) I will keep you upated on the ST. Here is the plan I am trying out:
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I did her LiveFit plan and loved it. This is definitely easier:) Her plan is what started my clean eating. When I did the 12-weeks I was easily eating over 2000 cals, with little cardio, and still lost fat and built muscle.

Rock on!

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10/14/13 1:54 P

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FANTASTIC Kristin!! Your plan sounds perfect. I envy your red shirt (my favorite color also) and your sapling. Hope your back is well today.

I'm a slug today. But I have plans to be very active this week!!

Have fun in the 20% & keep us posted!

Oh- what is ST??

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10/14/13 1:09 P

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Oh dear Carol, you are too kind. I am still a pretty awful runner, but some crazy part of me wants that elusive runner's high or something! I love sprints and walks more. Which brings me to my race yesterday.I woke up barely able to get out of bed with back spasms and sciatica. I sucked it up and went. Arrive at the race. It was a beautiful, God is shining down, colors changing, cool air, extra special kind of day, ...and then...I ran! Quickly realized these people are real runners and I can barely walk. Embarrassed to say I felt defeated, which BTW is kind of an accomplishment because it is showing that I am beginning to care about this running thing. lol I did it and in the end could have easily walked faster than my running. Tricky thing is the whole time I was trying to think of what hurt less, fast walking or running. Running a tad, but I threw in walks. Looked across that lake we were circling and thought "hmmmm, I could swim across this faster and it would feel a heck of a lot better on my back." But I didn't. Scored a red shirt (favorite color) and instead of a medal they gave out pine tree samplings. Very cool!

Today I have been thinking about the back to basics, scaling back , Pareto Principle stuff that I discussed on your Fat2FitHQ podcast. This is the plan. I am hitting that 20% for awhile with a little running. Doing a new, easy-to-follow ST plan and using the cardio days as run/walk/hike days. Maybe a little more core work to help the back. Clean eating. ST has always given me the best results, physically and with the spirit. I want that half marathon in May, but I am going back to focusing on short runs for the next month. That's the plan!

Have a great week all! You ROCK!!!


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10/14/13 9:15 A

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I just know life would be easier if I were a runner. You guys are so inspiring with all the running! I did a 1/2 marathon once. I didn't stop but the walkers were passing me toward the end. I swore I would never do another one. Now that I am a faithful walk/runner, I kinda want to do another one. Now that I gave myself permission to stop! LOL
I do like to pick up the pace and sprint here and there and I am with you Kristin, I think I get more of a 'mind-clearning' experience out of it than anything.
Kristin is right, the picture of your cutie is to die for Jess.
Keep up the awesomeness ladies!!!



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10/12/13 9:58 A

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Thanks Jess!

My half is in May of 2014, so there is time. I just started a 10K training program on Active, but I am in over my head. Although I am enjoying the running I am struggling. I may need to modify it for awhile until I find a groove. Definitely challenging me.

Somehow running outside takes the pressure off my mind. For me fixating on my steps and breathing throws me off. When I am outside I get into the surroundings and forget about how I sound like an elephant out there! LOL When I am downstairs I sometimes use a metronome that I discovered through Chi Running. It somehow soothes my thoughts:) I want to find an inexpensive GPS watch for runs (there are so many to choose from) so that I can just get out there and move instead of paying attention to specific, pre-planned routes.

Thanks for the tips! I realized the water necessity last weekend. Two hours out there and one water was not nearly enough. The body suffers. Also may pick up some of those gel packs. Looking at hydration packs or belts, so I am not having to carry the bottle.

Any big plans for the weekend? I have that "first" trail race tomorrow. Thinking I may be doing a bunch of walking because of the back/sciatica flaring up. Oh well, I will be spending time with friends so it will be awesome, even if I do come in last! ha ha

Have a great weekend!

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10/11/13 7:41 A

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haha.. thank you! hes a bit of a ham :o) loves posing for pictures

yes, running outside is so much better - more relaxing and stimulating i think. when im running infront of the tv its hard to concentrate and just get into that zone and focus on my breathing ans steps - but some days its just not possible to get outside! are you following a training program? whens your half marathon?

keep up on your water and be mindful of what your eating. the weight will come off, some days the number just goes up... just remember that another day that number will be down!

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10/10/13 9:03 A

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Morning Jess:)

Let me start by saying your new pic is absolutely darling! made me smile and I needed it. What a little cutie pie:)

I am still relatively new to this running thing. I hands down prefer trails. Nature helps me get through the runs which do not come naturally to me. Next is treadmill in the basement and then pavement. I have to start hitting the pavement more if I ever plan on conquering that half marathon. Excited to do my first trail race this weekend. Goal is just to do it and have a good experience, time isn't even a thought:) I can't wait to hear how wonderful you feel when you hit those trails again. It really is awesome for the spirit:)

I weighed in this morning and have hit that frustration wall again. I gained and haven't a clue why. Seriously I have been working out strong and eating pretty darn clean. Ugh! Power on!!!

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10/10/13 7:44 A

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haha! i know how you feel... i am ridiculously clumsy! i have more than once almost fallen off the sidewalk while trying to text and walk (dont worry, i know better than to try to text while driving!!)

do you run indoors? or out on trails or sidewalks?

as soon as we get back home in a few months i want to start back up trail running, i was really into it before getting pregnant, but then stopped for safety and just stayed on the pavement

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10/9/13 7:44 A

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Morning:)

Way to go on the spinning and lifting. I miss weights and miss my booty (running seems to have taken it and I am back to it being flat!). Clutzy Kristin went downstairs last night to hit the treadmill and twisted my ankle. It's ok today, but hurt pretty badly last night. I swear I cannot do two things at once, like walk and look at my HRM!

As for the tracker, I think it is like a fitbit. Not familiar with the fitbit, but hear people saying it does similar stuff. I am only using it for steps and for the syncing. I wear my HRM for workouts and log into a spreadsheet. The SP tracker, for me, is another way to stay engaged in Spark, which I struggle with at times. Hopefully it helps me during the winter months when I have a tendency to retreat:(

Happy Wednesday!

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10/9/13 1:28 A

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hello! :)

today I did my spin bike & lifted - whoo! trying to build up my booty :) haha

what does the spark tracker track? is it like the fitbit?

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10/8/13 10:41 A

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Morning all!
Planning a run on the treadmill today. Took the day off for doctor's appointments so there is no excuse not to! I now have the Spark Activity Tracker and I am super motivated to meet daily goals. It's a fabulous little gadget:)

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10/5/13 5:59 P

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Jess: How wonderful!!! I have a foot reflexology massage that I still have to use. Nice birthday gift. The inversion table has helped me. I don't stay on it for long and don't do full inversion. I used to visit the chiropractor and he would let me use his for free whenever I wanted. It just seem to alleviate it temporarily. I don't believe it fixes stuff though. Not recommended for use with high blood pressure, glaucoma, heart issues and such. The boyfriend bought it for me for this past birthday. So far, so good! Oh, it kind of works like traction. For me to get the feeling it takes the being on my back and raising my legs (bent) and the boyfriend kind of holds me up a little. The table is a whole lot easier:)

Carol: How did the Mudder go??? Was thinking of you today and hoping all went well:)

Me: I did 11 miles on the trails. About a third of it was hiking because the hills are really steep and narrow trails. Lots of mud and NO blisters! Yay:) I am starting to think I might actually be able to accomplish that half marathon in May of 2014!

Edtited to add that Sunday ended up being a rest day. Wanted to workout, but house cleaning and other stuff took much longer.

Edited by: K-GETTING-FIT at: 10/7/2013 (07:34)
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10/5/13 1:06 A

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the massage was amazing!!! it was my reward to myself for surviving my son teething lol.. he finally ha all his teeth & it has been a very long & testing adventure... ;o)

do you do the inversion table to help with back pain? how long do you do it for? ive herd of people hanging from them, but not really sure what the benefit from it is!

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10/4/13 8:29 A

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Jess: Way to go on the spinning and weights! Jealous over that massage. Hope is was wonderful and helped you sleep like a babe:)

I hung from the inversion table and did a little yoga. It was pretty much a rest day. Eating was not great though. I had chocolate and it was more than a piece! Today is a new day!

Go Carol! Go Carol! Just in case I don't catch you before your Tough Mudder, I want you to know I am cheering you on and sending prayers. Have a wonderful day!!!

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10/3/13 7:42 P

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i did 30 min on spin bike & 20 min weights....but what im really looking forward to is this afternoon - i get a 100 min body massage!! i have been dreaming of this for a looong time! ;)

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I did a 40 minute treadmill walk/run last night. Not too sore today. Score!!! Was a clean eater too:)

Happy Thursday all!
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10/2/13 8:53 A

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I am with you! I am torn between wanting the structure of a "system or plan" and listening to my body. The latest podcast was just what I needed. I really need to get over there and post my reply. It was one of those blessings that presented itself at just the right time. Love when that happens:)

I did 20 minutes of treadmill...very slowwww, before my back seized. Followed it up with some stretches. It was sore last night, but feels better this morning.

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that is so true... listening to your body is the most important. sometimes i forget that and try to make myself do what is 'scheduled' and not what is just needed

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Strange as it sounds, I took a rest day last night for health! Fighting sciatica and need to listen to the body. Today I am shooting for some treadmill and yoga moves.

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Did 30 min of spin on my bike before my son woke up this morning. Walked him (about a mile each way) to the pool & swam (ok ok..played! lol) with him in the water... now its nap time and Im enjoying a bowl of greek yogurt

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I did not get a chance to workout yesterday but I did take the dog for a 2.3 mile walk. We had some fun chasing squirrels until he got naughty and refused to come when called.

I spent last night cooking my chicken, eggs, and green beans for the week. I also sliced sweet peppers for my salads. It really IS a lot of work but it makes the week easier so I don't have to think about it.

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I did some stairs and I prepared some healthy veggies for the week. I hope it makes a difference!



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