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How to Burn More Calories on Your Run | Active.com

Just read this. Definitely going to try this!

How to Burn More Calories on Your Run | Active.com.

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I Set a New PR and kicked Colon Cancers Booty! :)

This past weekend I participated in the Rumpshaker 5k to bring awareness to Colon Cancer. There was over 2500 runners that participated. I placed 354 overall and finished in 27 min and 6 secs! That’s a new PR for me 🙂 i wasn’t sure how I’d do haing started Bootcamp last week and being sore, but I think Bootcamp might be what help me. I’m not sure but maybe I built supporting muscles up some. Who knows. My friend Melanie ran with me and finished in 33 mins (a nee PR for her too!)
Next weekend we are going to run a 5k for Easter Seals! Hope I do as well as I did last weekend. I love that 5k’s are picking up again. It keeps me motivated to exercise. What keeps you motivated?

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Wow I am Sore and Crafty!

So yesterday I started my two free weeks of Better Body Boot Camp. I was really excited to try something new and challenge myself. I had so much fun doing it. Way more than I thought I would. I really enjoyed that it was outside and in a group of women similar in fitness level to me. We did stuff like suicides (which I have not done since college!), push ups, wall squats, etc. It even incorporated a touch of yoga (a pleasant surprise!) I have three more sessions (it’s only two days a week) left and I’m looking forward to all of them. I will say that I am SUPER sore! I worked muscles that I haven’t in a long time. Which is good since that’s what I was looking to do. Since I’m so sore today I am not going to do my usual 6 mile run and am going to take Stink for a long walk around the neighborhood. The weather should be decent enough (supposed to be a bit windy.) Anyways, while my muscles recover today I will be finishing up a knitting order from a local photographer (photography by Michelle.) Here is where I’m at on it. See if you can guess what it’s going to be!

Is it a hat? diaper cover? stork sling?

egg/pod? basket? purse?

 

As soon as it’s done I’ll post pics and let you know what it is if you haven’t already guessed!

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How I Plan on Torturing Myself in the next few months

So the other day I was at a bazaar held by a local church. I was there to sell some goods for Relay for Life. Other members of my Relay for Life team were having a silent auction. They had some really awesome items up for bid. I bid on two items. First an Auburn National Champions football (for Hubby :)) and second two free weeks of Better Body Bootcamp. As you know back in August 2010 I started running to lose weight. I started out training for a 5k using the Couch to 5k program. Once I was done with that I moved on to the Bridge to 10k (6.1 miles) to keep myself motivated and to maintain my weight loss. When I saw the bootcamp item I thought it would be a neat and new challenge. I am currently waiting for the lady it told me to call to call me back and set it up. Hopefully I won’t kill myself! I have two 5k’s coming up and I’d like to be able to complete them without being in pain! I’ll keep you all updated on how it goes.

What was I thinking???????

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1 week of the 30 Day Shred

As of today I have been doing the 30 Day Shred for one week. Out of 7 days i worked out 5. So far I still like the work out video. It’s fast paced, gets you going, and you get a good sweat going. Some days it was tough to get myself motivated but I pushed through and did it! On Monday I started back with weight watchers and have stuck to it. As per my scale today I have lost 4 pounds! I’ve had many temptations flaunted in front of my face this week and it’s been difficult to stick with the diet. I’ve managed to dissuede these temptations using my voice. Saying no to those who tempt me with treats or try to get me to fudge on my work out. Sometimes it’s hard to do that with people you love but I remind myself that I have to have the strength to stand up to them if I want to reach my goals.

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Cha Cha what?????

Okay so post baby I have, like all new moms, vowed to lose this baby weight. Backstory- right before I got pregnant I lost 60 pounds. I look GREAT! Then bam….preggo. I gained back exactly what I lost. Back to present day. So, initially I was alll gung ho after I got out of the hospital (my princess was 9 weeks early and spent 5 in the NICU). I had plenty of time on my hands as the wonderful nursing staff at St. Vincents Hospital did all my new 10 min latin dance mommy things for me. well, except pump the boob juice out. I had to do that one on my own, but that’s whole differnt blog. Anyways, in my quest to lose this weight I bought the Latin Fat Burning Dance Mix. I thought “Oh I can do the cha cha for 10 mintues.” Well, I have a whole new respect for dancers. WTF. My legs don’t move like that! I swear the lady on the video is double jointed in her legs, arms, back, and every other body part. The best part was my 5 month old daughter waking up to mommy flailing her arms. She immediately began to cry. I think she thought I looked scary.
(This is about what I looked like)
I’m sure I did! But, I will say this. Man that video made me sweat! I only did, well attempted, two of the 10 minutes dances. Whew…..

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