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oww!

I did my strength training. I hurt everywhere! I did well with everything for the most part. It was all just hard enough. The only negative is the jumping Jack's. My knees aren't up to them at this point. I did them all but my knees have been mad all day long. So I think I'm going to change out the jumping Jack's. I'm either going to do modified one's that don't involve jumping or try a different exercise. My boyfriend suggested I try mountain climbers. But those may be just as bad on my…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 23, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

A No Title Update

Just a few quick updates to keep myself a little bit accountable in some way.

  • 32 Days till the Avon Walk and 39.1 miles.  I am $190 away from my fundraising goal.  Sweet!  Last year I was that much away the night before the event.  So, I feel like I'm in a good place.  After my 1/2 marathon walk the other day, I did another 5 the next day.  Wasn't sore and my feet didn't hurt like I thought they would.
  • Monday night, I booked our hotel for Disney.  We are talking the…
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Added by LindaB on September 23, 2014 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

woo

I hit my first weight loss goal today. It wasn't a big goal just something to get me going. I started at 216.5, today I hit 209.6. I was aiming for 210. I'm happy and I set my next goal for 200. Tomorrow is my first day of strength training and my second acupuncture appointment. There may be a need to adjust my strength training exercises but I'll see tomorrow. I'll give it a go and if its too hard/easy I'll change some things up. For now I'm just happy about reaching my first goal.

Added by Ovelia19 on September 22, 2014 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Going on week 3

Im so glad i finally have the right mind set to do this.
I have been walk/jogging 5 days a week and doing piyo once aweek also eating really good!!
Feels great but now i notice im starting to slack on veggies
And wondering if its true if u exercise alot your weight will
Be slower cause ur building muscle???

Added by Becky Trejo on September 21, 2014 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

getting back on track

I didn't get up for yoga this morning instead inspector and then did Pilates from home. Which is fine with me I'm still getting strength from Pilates as I would from yoga. Then I walked and found that my fitbit has been lying to me with regards to my mileage when I walk for exercise. I tend to walk faster so my stride length is different. I think my fitbit is having issues determining if I'm walking or run so it doesn't know what stride length to use. For today it's off by .75 miles. That's…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 21, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

back to it!

I biked this morning.I did really well. I got in 7 miles in 32 min. Which is faster than before. I also got in all my miles and all my steps. Tomorrow I'm hitting up yoga doing more steps and then I'm getting myself a massage. 

I looked into some strength training programs online and I found a beginner's one that I can do at home. It is three days a week, I can get that in. I need to decide if I want to cut cardio out entirely on those days or if I want to do half what I would…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 20, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

1/2 Marathon

Today I completed a 1/2 Marathon training walk today.  13.1 miles in 4hrs 11 minutes.

My feet were screaming somewhere around the 10th mile and I had to pee somewhere around the 6.5 mile mark.  Made it through.  I'm confident that I can kill the 39 miles come October 25th.

Struggling in other areas - but in total Beast Mode in this one.  I'll take it.  At least it keeps me maintaining.

Added by LindaB on September 20, 2014 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments

Gotta Get It Done

I know I always talk about my need to quit the juice (Coke) but the time has come to get it done.  Get ready for the headaches and mood swings that come along with the caffeine withdrawals. 

Added by Lynn on September 20, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

did better today

So I slept in this morning but we went for a 2 mile walk at work after our morning meeting. So I got half my steps in and because the walk involved a lot of hills it also counted for all of my floors for the day too. I'm over on my steps and well over on my floors. Tomorrow since I don't have work I'm going to sleep in a little then bike and walk and I think I need to do some research with regards to strength training. I know I need to do it but I've been avoiding. I know thought that by…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

still slacking

I chose sleep this morning over exercise. I know what my problem is its the change of sunrise. It's now dark out when my alarm is going off and I feel as though I should still be asleep. I'm just going to have to force it. I did work my ass off today after work and got in my fitbit goals so that's something. I also allowed myself some peach cobbler my mom made. I've been really good about my food and I've learned that depriving myself of things makes me fall off the wagon hard. So all I'm…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 18, 2014 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

slacking

I've been a bit of a slacker this week. My calories are matching my activity level though so I'm not really worried. Sunday my steps were over my goal and I met all my goals for the day Monday o was about 2500 steps off, yesterday I was almost 4000 steps below. I got really distracted reading. Today I wanted to start book 7 in the series I'm reading but I told myself I could only start it if I finished my steps. I worked my ads off while at work to get all 10000 in. I left just enough to be…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

One Too Many Cheeseburgers

I promise to not flood you with pregnancy updates because that is not what this place is about, but its kinda what is going on with me right now, so there will be some. The other day I mentioned that I'm at that awkward in between stage where I don't really look pregnant, but more like I just had one too many cheeseburgers.…

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Added by Christy on September 17, 2014 at 3:24pm — 5 Comments

My Story

When I started about 3 years ago I was tracking my food on livestrong.com and committed to eat healthy and move more.  Simple right?  It worked!

I wrote up my experience for livestrong.com and got picked for a feature.  They even sent a professional photographer to shoot 100's of pictures of me.  That was fun.

Just got the link for my story:…

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Added by MarthaG on September 15, 2014 at 6:53pm — 6 Comments

Eating Healthy = Beauty Inside and Out

I think we (or at least I) focus so much on losing weight that we forget that there are LOTS of reasons to eat healthy and take care of ourselves.   Eating a healthy diet also helps us to just look good.  This article from Sparkpeople reminded me of this and has these suggestions:

Drink plenty of water

Limit alcohol

Sip green tea daily

Avoid simple carbs

Nourish your skin with healthy foods

for…

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Added by MarthaG on September 15, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

did great today

I biked this morning I was a little slower this morning than normal which is fine. Still got my 6 miles in. And I was a little lazy this week with my steps so I decided to make up for it today, kind of as a way to punish myself so I stayed on track next week. So my goal today was about 15500 steps. I walked 3 miles this morning after biking but then I went shopping to get in the rest lol. I have actually hit over 17000 steps for the day which is great but my knees aren't thrilled. Not huge…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Feeling in control

Finally after so many tries i am in the mind set to
Do this. I started really being in control of my eating
Monday sept 8. And have been doing great
Also did week 3 day 1 of c25k!!!
Lets hope the scale shows this next week.

Added by Becky Trejo on September 13, 2014 at 11:21pm — 2 Comments

A Different Kind of Progress Pic

We had our first cold snap this weekend and I love the crisp cooler air (remind me of this in the dead of winter when I am whining). Since my belly is expanding and my pants are getting tighter, I took the opportunity to clean out the closet of things to donate and things that are not currently fitting. I can't stand having to dig through a ton of clothes that don't fit to find something that does, so I box away the regular clothes and put the maternity clothes in where they are easy to…

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Added by Christy on September 13, 2014 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

There's Still Time

When I was at the gym this morning I started thinking about what goals I want to set for myself for October.  Then I realized that I was falling victim to that whole "I'll start tomorrow" syndrome.  I can't believe after all of these years I would mindlessly throw away the 19 days left in September.  I can make some serious progress between now and then.  What the heck was I thinking???

 

So here are the goals for September:

 

(1)  Quit the juice (Coca Cola) for…

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Added by Lynn on September 12, 2014 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

little off today

I set my alarm to run this morning but I opted to sleep more instead. I struggled half the day to get in steps but I did make up the four floors I missed yesterday. I finally for the first time utilized the treadmill in our office. I was getting grumpy and was tired of paperwork so I walked for 5 min I'm glad I did. On the way home I got ansy and decided that running after work I the heat would be a good plan. Well it wasn't lol, it was a very long mile run then I walked another mile and a…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 11, 2014 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

I just got back from the Cape

It was my first time ever having a trip with just me and one of my very best friends!  My husband didn't exactly take to the idea but honestly that's his own issue and I'm so tired of being held back from doing what I want to do because of him.  Originally I asked him to take 2 days off of work plus the weekend to do a trip with me and he was going to talk to HR and try to take it off, then he got anxiety about it and chose not even to ask.  I was so disappointed, he has 4 weeks of vacation…

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Added by Erica on September 11, 2014 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

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