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I got 2 miles in today, in a

I got 2 miles in today, in a combo run/walk. Not bad. The humidity makes me feel like I’m drowning, gasping for air like a fish out of water. It is frustrating, but I stick with it. I do the miles regardless, walking is still better then sitting on my ass. 

I’m down 5 lbs. 191! I’d weighed in a month ago at 193, then blew up to 196. Steadily I’ve been taking it off. We aren’t drinking milk (just almond or coconut milk) and eating a lottt of salads. Plus I’ve been running more, while I’d gained when I was out for my knee injury. It’s progress, however small. 

My family flies in tomorrow from Florida!!! I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have oodles and oodles of cleaning to do however, so I shouldn’t be posting this at all…. Especially since I have to work 2-1030 tonight……. It’s my LAST shift as a nurse’s aide! I started on afternoon shift and am going on out afternoon shift! I start shadowing on the 24th for my LPN position, my goodness how life changes!

Okay, gotta go clean. And clean. And clean. And work….. And clean….

My 8 Week Fitness Challenge Goals

I am participating in Countdown From 50’s 8 Week Fitness Challenge (< go there for the details and to sign up!!)

Basically it consists of 8 weeks of varying fitness, eating and motivation challenges to kick your butt into shape. It starts SUNDAY.

Our first homework assignment is to come up with attainable and realistic goals to shoot for during the 8 weeks, and in the long run….. so……….

I want arms like this

Image

Toned, not BULKY, feminine, pretty…..

I don’t want my thighs to touch. I want to be able to wear a denim mini skirt without feeling self conscious, or rubbing myself raw in the process…. I want lean legs. I have short legs, and want them to look longer, leaner…

like this:

lean-legs-tight-butt

 

HELL If I could gear toward something like this:

fitcurvyI’d be a happy camper 🙂

But really……

My long term goals are as follows-

Lose 50 lbs (I am at 195 right now, I would like to hit 145)

Run a half marathon (December 1st is the Space Coast Marathon/Half, my goal for this year, it’s a big one, since it’s a DESTINATION race to my beautiful homeland in Florida)

And be able to do this pose:

Makes my mouth water...

Makes my mouth water…

Whew!!!

Is it hot in here??? (That is so damn cool I can NOT get over it)

 

Anywhoo…. my Short term goals are….

By the end of 8 weeks:

…I will have lost 20 pounds. At 4 weeks, if I am not around -10#, I will revise whatever it is I’m doing…

…I will have my fitness time down to a habit and not a chore. I enjoy exercising now, and want to channel that positivity toward a routine, NO EXCUSES!

…I will be eating healthier (I can’t WAIT for the garden to mature! For Farmer’s Markets! For FRESH, IN SEASON veggies!!!) and making healthy choices all the time, instead of gorging and glugging away my hard-earned work…

… I will be able to run a 5k without going into cardiac arrest, or exploding from every orifice of my body….

… I will be a motivation to others to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and serve as an ambassador to healthy living!

 

All attainable, and realistic.

READY FOR SUNDAY!!!!!!! I am excited. I think…….. maybe….. I will post some before pictures of my wonderfully hot bod….
braille

 

Maybe…… 😉

 

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