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2/20/11 7:24 P

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I think that is an amazing amount of miles to be getting in. So that is certainly not cheating. It may not be the cardio you expect yourself to be getting in, but it's certainly exercise. We need down days anyways, but I'd hardly call walking that much a down day. Way to go.

I'm glad I just pushed myself to get a run in, as I'm out of town visiting my dad and everyone was just sitting around being lazy. The weather just got really windy, so it's good I did it when I did.

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2/18/11 8:49 P

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thank you, everyone! it's nice to know i'm not the only one who has to go through a process just to take it easy for a day!! :) it was SO beautiful here...60+ degree weather in iowa during february IS NOT normal! i'm glad i made the most of my day by being outside. It was refreshing and I'm back to the grind!

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2/18/11 7:00 P

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YES! Sometimes I think to myself, "will taking this day off or not doing what I planned ruin me?" After thinking about it for some time I realize that sometimes, just sometimes we need a lil' break and can double next day if needed.

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2/18/11 4:53 P

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I was actually dealing with exactly those feelings the other night. I didn't quite realize it, but I was pushing myself so hard with my normal workouts that I was burning myself out. On Saturday I couldn't get to my normal gym session, so I ended up going for a long walk and then doing some stair climbing and strength training.

I think it's exactly what I needed. I battled with some guilt as I was entering the activity into my log (I normally only record gym exercise), but I ended up telling myself that even if it was cheating (and I don't think it is), it was okay to have a bit of a lighter day occasionally. I felt much more relaxed and refreshed when I got back into my regular workouts the next day, and I think I'm going to make the odd lower intensity long walk a part of my routine at least a couple times a month.

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2/17/11 1:19 P

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Every little bit helps out but I understand the feeling. because you're not "working out" it's easy to feel like you're not doing something productive. But you ARE! You'll be doing just as much work as if you were "working out".

You can make it a great day or not. The choice is yours.


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2/17/11 1:02 P

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Today instead of going to the gym and doing my treadmill workout or exercising with the help of a dvd...I am walking to get some things done! I walked my son to daycare before my work meeting, plan on walking to work and walking again when it is time to pick up my other two kids from school...all in all...i should log about 8-9 miles, i think (i'll use the fitness tracker map routes at the end of the day and know for sure.) BUT i feel like i'm cheating by not doing more "intense" work. I walk fast when I'm by myself (preschoolers don't speed along! lol) and get a little persperation going, and I think I'll do some resistance band sets tonight while watching a movie with my husband. My question is...why do I feel like this is cheating? Like I'm not working hard enough? Does anyone else struggle with that thought?

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