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Goodbye Week 3!
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

I am slowly working my way through C25K as I work on my goal to run a 5K. I honestly don't know how so many people do it on schedule, but I know I need to take it at my own pace. I spent 5 weeks on weeks 1, 2, and 3. Today was my 5th day a... Read more
Reviving the Dream
Friday, July 09, 2010      3 comments

I just joined a new SP triathlon group and wrote up a long intro and thought I'd kind of revise it for a blog post. ... Read more
Two Workouts Today
Thursday, July 08, 2010      5 comments

I had 2 long workouts today. The first was at the Y with my daughter for the first time. I was amazed that she kept up with me as I did C25K W3D4! I walked & ran about 1.5 miles. (I need to figure out how to keep track of how many laps I've... Read more
My Daughter Can, Too!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      4 comments

It is supposed to rain tomorrow. A lot. So, I was fretting about how to get in my run. I decided I really needed to go ahead and join a gym. I've been doing a lot of research on gym memberships. I've belonged to 4 different ones over the p... Read more
Blog Questions
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      5 comments

Ok, I have a couple of questions... 1. I like my "bike" photo background (though I wish the photos were smaller), but how and where do you all get those cute backgrounds? Are there some to choose from? Or are you using clipart? 2. How ... Read more
3 Minutes
Monday, July 05, 2010      4 comments

3 minutes. Right now, that seems like such a long time to run! But, just a month ago ONE minute seemed like a long time to run. In fact, on the day I started C25K, I truly didn't think I COULD run 1 minute. But, I did! And now 1 minute is fairly... Read more
Week 4's Exercise in Review
Saturday, July 03, 2010      2 comments

Here's what I accomplished this week: C25K walk/run - 3 days (1 day of week 2 and 2 days of week 3. Started 3 minute runs.) strenght with personal trainer - 4 days (This won't happen again. I was being trained on new equipment at gym. ... Read more
How I Choose My Evening Snack
Saturday, July 03, 2010      2 comments

I have a whole new way of choosing my evening snack - what I used to call dessert. I look at my nutrition counter, and see what I still need for the day! For example, today I still needed: calories, fat, fiber & calcium. So, I ended up havi... Read more
rain & 3 minute runs (C25k Week 3)
Saturday, July 03, 2010      0 comments

I started C25K W3 on Thursday. This is the start of 3 minute running. During the workout, you do two 90 second runs and two 3 minute runs. On Thursday, I ran this with a friend and pushed myself... and made it! It felt SO good, but it was r... Read more
A Productive Morning (First Goal... MET!)
Thursday, July 01, 2010      2 comments

I've had a great morning. First of all, I got up and did about 10 minutes of yoga using the Wii. It felt good just to stretch and hold (though I don't hold to the yoga philosophy, I do think they are great stretches and really like how Wii... Read more
July Goals
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      4 comments

I just read 4EVERADONEGIRLS July goals and thought I'd post mine, too! Does anyone else post their goals? (Also, I'd love to find SP challenges, but haven't really figured out how to do that.) Here are my July goals: 1. Track my food EVER... Read more
Active Day! (Start of week 5)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      4 comments

After 3 days without any real exercise, today: elliptical: 8 minutes treadmill: 25 minutes (ran: 2 mins, 2 mins, 1.5 mins, 1 min) strength: 2 core and 4 lower exercises swimming: 500 yards in 20 minutes Whew! ... Read more
Personal Trainer... Kind Of...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      3 comments

I went back to the gym I joined yesterday. For now, it is a 7 day trial membership. It is just a small gym, but part of a larger chain. And, the owner is wonderful. I will be going to the gym Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri this week (while my dd ... Read more
Gym Trial Membership
Monday, June 28, 2010      5 comments

I spent about 2 hours at a new gym today. Not working out, just getting oriented and talking to the owner. I'm now doing a 7 day free trial. I'll be working out there the next 4 days while my daughter is in class. I really like the gym and ... Read more
Name Change!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010      2 comments

I have a new user name. I created "tryingtolose38" when I signed up almost 2 years ago. At the time, I was 38 years old. I am now 40. And, my main goal isn't 'trying to lose' now... but trying to get healthier and meet some goals. So, I wanted a... Read more

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