Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Be the boss!

As I was doing some jab/upper cut/speed bag/kick combo during Tae Bo, Billy Blanks yelled out, “Be the BOSS of your workout!” YEAH!  BE THE BOSS! I OWN this workout! Billy has a way of pumping me up in a workout like no other.  He has a lot of great sayings during the workouts and …

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Caught back up!

I managed to get it all done today. I had a ton of stuff at work to do and burn my calories. At lunch I headed outside with my friend Marie. We had a nice 3 mile run/walk (340 calories). It felt good to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine. It was the …

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Fell short today

I didn’t quite make my calorie count today – I fell short 260 calories. I just didn’t have the rest in me! I worked 11 hours today and I knew it would be rough, but I thought I could pull it off. I did 3 miles at lunch for 430 calories and my plan was …

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Old School

For this morning’s workout I decided to go back to the 90’s and some Reebok Step. I pulled out a video (yes, an actual VIDEO tape) with instructor Gin Miller, Intense Moves. It is is high intensity 50 minute workout; 10 minute warm-up, 30 minute intervals, 10 minute cool down. This tape was my staple …

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P90L

Day one was a success! Yes, I calling my new plan “P90L” for the fun of it. It is my plan for 90 days – not Tony’s or Jillian’s although they will probably be helping me. Today started off well with a delicious breakfast of egg whites, turkey sausage and half an English muffin. After …

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Back to Basics

I have spent a lot of time thinking this week about what I need to do next. I think I have finally come to a decision – get back to basics. I have to get back to how it all started – exercising a lot and counting calories. Make it about the simple math of …

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Lessons Learned

You know, I think I am actually learning something about myself as I get older and do more – I take things way too seriously. I don’t mean that I need to start slacking off or doing things half way, but I seem to base my whole self esteem on single events. I never realized …

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Recovery

Today my body is trying to recover from the stress of yesterday. Even though I only did 15 miles they really took a toll. I was exhausted by the time I got home last night and morning came much too quickly. I woke up with a pounding headache that stayed with me all day. I …

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Marathon Day!

The day started off as planned. We woke up at the proper time, ate, drank and left for the parking area. We timed everything just so… we wanted to be there early enough so we could go to the bathroom and and get to the starting line without a lot of standing around. We had …

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Marathon weekend is here!

Scarlette and I hit the road this morning about 9:40 for a 5 hour drive to Wilmington, NC. The trip was great – we stopped in Columbia for lunch and Starbucks. The trip went really fast and we were at the beach before we knew it. The hotel is really nice – we got one …

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