Monthly Archives: August, 2009

One more day until vacation!

I am so excited to spend the next few days with my parents. We are going on a road trip to Washington DC for Dad’s USMC – India Company 3rd Battalion 3rd Regiment – Vietnam reunion. My dad was in Vietnam for 13 months on the front line – as all Marines are.He fought some …

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Hiking day

Today John and I drove to Pisgah National Forest to hike the Looking Glass Rock trail. This is rated as a “moderately difficult” trail and just what I was looking for. John and I have not been hiking together since last September – before I lost 80 pounds. Needless to say my last hike was …

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Building my base

Today started the first day of my training for my half marathon – building some base. I haven’t been running consistently since starting P90X so I did my first Long Slow Run today. I read that the long slow run should be two minutes per mile slower than race pace. Since my goal is a …

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P90X Results – Part 1

I couldn’t wait… I had to log my weight loss and measurements. The fit test will be later. OK… first for the big news – Since I started last September I have lost 80 pounds!  My goal this week was to lose three pounds to get my to this milestone and I did. All that …

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Bring It, Brought It, Brung it!

That’s it! 90 days have come and gone. I did my final P90X workout tonight and it was SUCH a great feeling to know that I completed the “Extreme Home Fitness” plan! I have worked so hard these past few months and I feel great. I will have my last weigh in, measure, pictures, and …

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Plotting the course

I did a lot of running today. Nobody joined me at lunch, but that was ok – I decided to run and use the Garmin to plot the distance around the property. I headed out the front door and down to DC1, back up to my building and then I decided to take the leap …

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Core Synergetics – DONE

I did my last attempt at a stupid Dreya Roll tonight. After all these weeks I could STILL not get up!  The rest of the workout was good and I burned a lot of calories.  I was really dripping sweat in the plank/chaturanga hold. For one minute you have to alternate between plank and the …

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Last Kenpo!

I just knocked out my very last Kenpo! Yippee!!  I really brought it knowing that I WILL NEVER HAVE TO DO THAT AGAIN! This in not one that will do again. If I want that type of workout I will do Tae Bo. I think Tae Bo is harder and more fun. Tomorrow is supposed …

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Weekend with my brother

My brother and nephew came over for the weekend and he had a blast. Jeff is very healthy always looking to improve his lifestyle we had some great conversations and I learned a lot. He has gotten into juicing and now I really want to invest in a good juicer. He brought John and me …

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Glorious rest day!

I love rest day because I am not obligated to do anything. It is good to know that after dinner I can just sit there and not worry about exercising! Today was also weigh-in day. I lost one pound and another half of body fat percentage. I am one percent away from being normal weight …

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