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My ride, garaged for the winter... 2006 Suzuki GS500F

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In 2009, I decided to start running. Overdoing it... I injured myself and was sidelined for a short time. After physical therapy, I was given the green light to try again... SLOWLY. I was told about the Couch to 5k program (C25K.com), completing it in February 2010. I ran three races, then quit.

Since then, I gained about 10 pounds back that I'd lost. A coworker invited me to join her in a 5K race in September 2011 and that got me off the couch and training again. I finished the race (running/walking) and then finished the C25K program. I continued running until November 2011.

November 19th, I started following the P90X workout program. The following week, I brought my nutrition closer in line with the recommendations for Phase 1... though some days it looks more like Phase 2. I'll keep following this nutrition portion plan for now.

Completed races:
4K on 2/13/2010 - 26:42
5K on 4/18/2010 - 37:17
12K on 5/2/2010 - 1:30:10
5K on 9/24/2011 - ~41 minutes

Member Since: 4/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 28,593

My Goals:
- Lose the muffin top!
- 40 Pushups in any length of time
- 40 Pushups in 2 minutes (APFT)
- 76 Situps in 2 minutes (APFT)
- One Pull up
- Run 5 miles in 50 minutes or less
- Run Two miles in 17 minutes or less (APFT)

My Program:
P90X Classic

One rest day per week, according to P90X program.

As part of the Winter Challenge, I will post my minutes and LTGL challenges daily and record my weight on Saturdays.

As for diet, I am following Phase 2 of the P90X Portion Plan, Level 1.

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  • v BKWERM
    Hey stranger.

    Thanks for the SparkGoodie and the sentiments. Yes, spring appears to have finally arrived. I'm thinking about living dangerously and not wearing my winter coat tomorrow. emoticon

    I hope you're doing well. Have you got your bike out yet?
    2667 days ago
    Thank You for the sweet comment on my little RIBEYE snatcher's photo!:))
    3452 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    Congrats on your weight loss during the Winter 5% challenge.

    3468 days ago
    emoticon Yeah, my little orange dog on my photo page (R.I.P too emoticon not quite a year yet) She got to about 3 REALLY NICE ribeye steaks!!! She had a crippled back hip too!!! Amazing what they are capable of! emoticon

    I've heard about that P.B. But there's NO WAY I can pay that kind of $$$ for PEANUT BUTTER!!! emoticon

    Well something has been happening since I added the meat back into the "diet" like it said to on days 5&6!!! Since Thursday I've dropped 2 LBS.!!!! WHOOHOO! AND don't forget I cheated and ate peanut buttr, Doritos and ice cream. Really when I added the meat, ice cream & Doritos is when I started dropping! I ALWAYS lose weight when I eat ice cream! It makes no sense what so ever but it ALWAYS works out that way!!! The stuff is 200 calories for 74 grams!!!

    So, my official weigh-in for the January Challenge is tomorrow! Fingers crossed! ANYTHING can happen between now and then!

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

    3468 days ago
    emoticon ... counter surfing pups!!! I've had that happen! GRRR!

    I know, the cabbage SOUNDS nasty but it isn't, REALLY! All my stuff in within range or closer to it than it's EVER been this week, I THINK??? LOL!:)) You're not supposed to even add the soup as part of your calories cuz you poop it out or are supposed to! HAHA!!! I add it though cuz I'm a nut! I dropped .8 of a pound from yesterday AND even had King Cake ice cream and Doritos!!! Now that's simply awesome.

    I don't care how much people yat up how GREAT peanut butter is for you! That stuff is addictive and way too high in calorie!!! I swear, I'm never going to buy another container of the stuff! To me it's worse than anything I can think of that is just too yummy to pass up! I can't have it around or i eat it! IT IS NOT A HEALTHY FOOD!!! Just my little rant! emoticon emoticon
    3469 days ago
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