Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hot date with Gym

Had a hot date with Gym this morning. He thought he was going to show me up but I showed him who was boss with 15 miles in 40 minuets on the bike! Take that Gym! Burned 725 calories!

Another attempt at mobile blogging

Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

Ok so this picture kinda sucks and you really cant see how
Soaking wet my back was from kicking Gym's ass!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Virtual Run! ..oh and a weigh in with a surprise "Big announcment"

This morning on my blog hop while readying Live, Smile, Run I stumbled upon the greatest idea from Sly to help  fellow blogger Fran from Dutch Girl Gets Healthy out...A Virtual Run! This is also a great way to raise Breast Cancer Awareness, being this is October and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are the rules if you want to join in on the fun! :)
The “rules” are simple:
  • Run on Saturday October 30 or Sunday 31.
  • The distance is up to you.
  • It doesn’t have to be a race, a training counts too.
  • Mention on your blog or in a comment on my blog when you ran, the distance you ran and the time you ran.
And the most important rule:
  • Wear something pink and post a picture of you in your running outfit (if you can, if not I will still believe you)
So  if you are interested in joining please either go and visit Fran's blog and leave a comment or just leave one here and I will pass on the info to her!

This date and what this will represent are important to me because Halloween is my Mothers Birthday who would have been 54 this year. She passed away 6 years ago from ovarian cancer. Also for my Grandmother who Passed away almost 8 years ago from breast cancer. This will be for them.

As you know I will also be doing a 5K walk for JDRF on the 23 of this month, which I feel like is for my Father (and my Daughter/myself). His birthday is October 24, he would have been 56 this year. My Father passed away June 6th of this year due partially to diabetic complications.

While I am doing that walk and I have started my 5k training to be able to do an actual run 5k I will be no where near completing that training by either of these dates so this may be more of a run/walk for me.

I know it seems like I am doing my 5K training backwards ...shouldn't I finish before my first 5K? Well here is my reasoning behind that...right now I can do 5K at the gym but if you don't know running on a machine and running just you and the road are two totally different beast. Running on a machine you have a little bit of help to keep going, which makes more of a difference than you think until you try to actually hit the road. Im not really concerned with finishing the training before the walk, I know I can walk 3 miles.The reason im doing it is because I want to be able to run a 5K...10K..half marathon...full marathon.

Next June I will hit the big 3.0. and I want to do something big other than just going out and getting smashed. I have decided I want to be able to and actually run a half marathon by my birthday! AND I want to run a full marathon that year. I haven't figured out what races I want to do, but I'm looking. How's that for a BIG announcement!

OK..time for the weekly weigh in!

Current weight: 193.4 lbs
Loss: .4 lbs
Total loss: 30.6
Mood: not what I hoped for but I'll take it

This weeks goals:
  1. water..of course
  2. 5K training 4 days or cardio with Gym
  3. Hot dates with Gym 3 days for weight training
  4. maintain daily caloric goals 
  5. pass my chem test Thursday

OK people lets show this week who's boss!
Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Run and a Cup o' Tea

"In absence of clearly defined goals, 
we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia."
Author Unknown
my run
 I have been working on this post in my head for a few days, Life has just been full to the brim the past few days. This has been a pretty great week except for yesterday and Today(which is now also yesterday lol) with the allergies or cold or whatever it is creeping back.  This frustrates me to no end! I just dont get it..I quit smoking 5 months ago, im working out now, eating healthier taking vitamins and I even got not just a flu but also a pneumonia shot this year for the first the pollen really just that bad here in North Carolina?!?

Ok..on to the good stuff! I set some new goals for this week in my last post ...and I have to say I have done quite well so far this week. I have tracked my food all week and have not gone over my calorie goal for the day, I have most certainly drank my water and i have walked at least 20 minuets each day. The one thing i havent done is have a hot date with Gym, but I have a really good excuse. Excuse you say, but didn't you throw out that damn excuse book? Why yes I did, however I think this one deserves an exception..wait for it comes...are you ready...I started 5k training and have been doing this from home. See I told you it was a good one!

While im doing a 5k on the 23ed of this month it is actually a walk not a run. I still want to be able to do a 5k..half marathon...full marathon. The program I am doing is from Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone by Juilia Jones who is there guest podcaster expert runner. (im not linking directly to Julia's page because, well its in Italian). Its an 8week program that is easily designed so you can go at your own pace but should be up to doing a 5k by the end.
so excited to get started!
Ok i seriously look like something is wrong with me here
haha taking pictures while running is not easy
THIS is how good it made me feel all day!
(THIS could be addicting for sure!)
I was so proud of myself doing this(can you tell) and I felt amazing all day after! I had so much more energy than I normally do, which again makes me ask"why do I fight this so much it always makes me feel so much better???" Thats the problem of getting into and out of a routine, once I get started I'm generally OK but it's the getting started I just fight tooth and nail. Being one of the worlds best procrastinators doesn't help matters either!  Where I was sick and did prettymuch nothing that week I spent the whole next week bitching to myself and procrastinating about getting started again, but this made me feel so good after I was excited to do it again the next day. The problem with this is once again I started feeling poorly that afternoon, but not to bad, I still was just not feeling it to much the next morning. Remembering how good it made me feel the day before I was quite upset I wasn't feeling good, but I was determined I was getting out there! Off I went, I tried I really did but just didnt have but about half of it in me(better than none right). I was a little disappointed but glad I still got out there and did something.

As the day went on I kept feeling worse and worse so I decided to take Thursday as a rest day and apparently yesterday as well and am living on hot tea again. Feeling quite horrible still yesterday afternoon/evening I had this idea occur to me out of nowhere...of all these weeks of feeling like crud off and on the one week I felt better I had used the carefresh bedding for the piggies cage. A few weeks ago when i went to get more bedding for our guinea pigs I decided to try the pine since it was so much less expensive than the carefresh we had been using, and thinking back I have been sick pretty much ever since! One would think having allergy testing done with all those needles about 10 years ago it would occur to me that I was told then I was allergic to pine and maybe, just maybe pine bedding inside the house would be a very, very bad idea. Not me though I saw sale and thought hey lets give that a whirl.  LESSON LEARNED! Almost immediately after taking it out I started feeling better!
Peppermint, Pumpernickel, Princess and Marshmellow 
Being diabetic and doing things out of the norm in your life always brings up challenges. Yes I can still do anything, be anything, eat anything just takes some work sometimes. (lap swimming was really fun to figure out, not) Usually when I have my dates with Gym I need some carbs working and a little less insulin and also sip on gatoraid while im doing cardio to make sure my BG's stay stable. Apparently though my body knows the difference between running on a piece of gym equipment and running outside so this is going to require some tweaking so im not fighting post run hi's all day. Another problem with running outside and being diabetic is what do do with all my gear. On top of the cell phone and mp3 player I also have to have on me a meter and some sort of fast acting carb in case i need to treat a low. I'm thinking a Spibelt would work good for this so if anyone knows anyone feel free to tell them to send me one lol(preferably the double haha).

Ok I do believe I have rambled on enough and I have to get a certain little someone ready for a costume birthday party here shortly and run some errands so I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday. Lets see if tomorrow there is any effect on Mr. Scales opponion of all my activities this week.

Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

P.S. - Dont forget to check out our JDRF walk page and donate if you feel so inclined! ;-p

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; 
it is the COURAGE to continue that counts!"
Winston Churchill

Just a quick update and weigh in, really dont have much to say today. Im ready to get this week started and put yesterday/last week behind me and put my best foot forward and start this week anew with my head held high. 
Current weight: 193.8 lbs
Total Loss: 30 lbs
Mood: persistant
Goals for the week: water- Hot dates with Gym at least 3 times, walk at least 20 every day-be accountable for what goes in my mouth all day every day-conquer my chem book(well the chapter we are on anyways)

To be continued...

Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

Dont forget to check out our walk page ...20 days left until we walk for team Taylor's Hope! we have reached 35% of our fund raising goal! 

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