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Day 2 of my journey 🙂 Today I added just a tiny bit of mileage past 1 mile. I ended up completing 1.26 miles today, following my walk-run-walk program. Today was a hectic day and usually I put my workouts towards the back of the day (hence why I ended up not doing them!). But today I did it as soon as possible so that nothing could get in the way. Below is my graph for my workout.
The scenery was very shady with visions of some of the Mayan structures in view. Most of the map was through a park like setting. It’s really nice to do these workouts when you have a tablet as part of the equipment and you can watch photo slides of the different areas. My times are slow and once I get up to speed I will post them. I have to remind myself it’s all about the baby steps in the right direction!
Well I am back at it! I am going to post my workouts as I prepare for a 10k run at Walt Disney World in April, 2016. I am starting at ground zero. Literally! I haven’t done any jogging since my back surgery 5 years ago. Most of my training will be using NordicTrack’s X9i incline trainer. I am following the Jeff Galloway training program, which consists of a run-walk-run program. He writes many of the training programs to help Walt Disney participants complete their 10ks, half-marathons or full marathons. Here is an example of his training workouts for some of the upcoming races at Walt Disney World and Walt Disneyland (training).
So today I just did a very easy 1 mile workout. The workout I chose took me around the the Pre-Columbian Maya walled city. You can click on the link under the photo above for more information. The route was very scenic and relaxing. It consisted of views of some of the Mayan ruins and the white sandy beaches and beautiful ocean. My legs were wondering what the heck was going on as I picked up a short jog here and there to get back into the swing of things. Below is a chart of my workout showing the incline and elevation.
All in all, I’m glad I now have a challenge to works toward. Here is the race information for the Walt Disney World Star Wars Events. Check out the rundisney.com site and you can find other races, not only on the east coast, but on the west coast as well. If anyone here is preparing for one of these events, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
The statement above is one I have been asking myself for way to long. I have not been doing what I need to do to be closer to who I want to become. I have been doing just the opposite! I started this blog to hold myself accountable on my journey to a better life…… physically, mentally, and spiritually. I need to lose weight and have procrastinated to the point I have gained weight. Mentally the only reason I am not stressing or going out of my mind is because I have changed my sleeping pattern to staying up all night and sleeping during the day (so peaceful at night, but so wrong to do!). Spiritually is probably the only area I have come close to making some changes. I have been reading my daily devotionals and Bible readings on YouVersion. However, I can’t say that I am really grasping what I am reading. It is like I am just going through the motions, which really does not bring me closer to God, my higher power.
So where do I begin? I always answer this with one baby step at a time. Getting back on track and/or making changes in your life requires small steps to adjust to the changes. That is not to say that some people have not had to make drastic changes overnight or in a short time frame. I just lost my mother-in-law about 5 weeks ago. The moment of her death, life changed, especially for my husband. Some changes are sudden, but when you have changes that you can space out, one day at a time is the best thought process to put into action.
So that is what I am doing. Taking it one day at time….baby steps along the way, to get back on track. I am going to use the fantastic treadmill I have, eat clean as often as possible, read my bible daily, and journal here about my feelings, my workouts, my regrets, my accomplishments and all. This may be boring reading for some, and I accept that. This is for me and anyone out there that may relate to starting over or are on a journey to a better life.
If you have a blog about getting back on track with life’s goals, let me know and I will follow you. It’s great to have a support system! Wish me luck as I get off the bench on this journey I had started awhile back. It is time to move forward and get my life back on track.
This is a great article about the Biggest Loser and what is actually happening on the show. It’s not all it appears to be!
In the wide, wide world of ridiculous diet and weight loss BS, The Biggest Loser’s ‘weekly’ weigh-ins take the cake. If you’re familiar with the TV show then you know it’s not uncommon to see the contestants lose 12 to 20 lbs a week from their exercise and diet efforts. The first time I saw this, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been researching, practicing, teaching and writing about health, weight-loss, and fitness for over 25 years and I’ve never seen weight come off that fast. It’s something that I get countless, continuous questions about, from my students, clients, and even doctors.
“How on earth are The Biggest Loser participants losing so much weight so fast?” That’s the question that is so often asked. As it turns out, the answer is: “They aren’t.” Let me explain…
You might be surprised to discover that there is a closely guarded secret to those…
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