Time to check in

Sunday, July 15, 2012

OK, so two different friends have "nudged" me today - guess it's time to be a bit more visible.

First, how cool is it to be nudged? That friends reach out and say "hello!" and that it just feels like a big hug. So, thanks friends!

So, the cool thing that I've been doing is doing the walk/jog 5K training program through SparkPeople. It's nice, it's challenging and I feel really awesome that I'm doing it.

However - since I'm doing that, I'm doing less Zumba, and the calorie burn from the walk/jog program is a lot less than an hour of Zumba, so I'm gonna have to figure out how to either add on more time to the walk/jog or do a different workout in the same day or some such.

So, because there are fewer calories going out and because I've been letting my calories in go up, well, let's just say that the scale is reflecting that very simple math equation.

Right, time to adjust - retrench into my calorie zone, see if I can burn a few more calories in the week and go from there.

In other life news, my Mighty Tiny daughter is turning 3 this week. Holy Cow 3 years. Since most of her/our friends are out of town, we're just going to do a family trip to a close-by science museum that we've never been to.
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  • no profile photo CD13394050
    Hey there! I'm just giving a little nudge to see if you're still around and how you're doing.

    Hope all is well!

    2189 days ago
    OK... First I hope you and your family have a delightful celebration of your daughters birthday (if you have no celebrated already, I don't know how I missed this blog post by you...)
    I think you have a beautiful family... so the pictures you havehere with your family just make me smile.

    I know it's hard, the juggle act that in calories in and calories out, then add to the mix life and goodness sakes! But I just remember this is your journey and I think the walk/jog program you are doing is awesome (I'm not ready yet for that myself) maybe instead of trying to fit in an hour of something else... try this- can you use light (one pound per hand weights) on the walk/jog program? If not just try to add 10 minutes of tone/free weights every day- I'll bet it will help to do the trick.

    I use a kitchen timer and just do some simple moves for one minute each..
    -arm curls, reverse sit ups, side to sides with weights, arm rowers, leg lifts, modified sit ups, and whatever else I "feel" like so it's more a my terms things than a dvd trainer thing. I know you must miss Zumba... but I also firm, and I mean firmly believe that variety is the key to long term success... so I bet when you can fit them both in you'll feel like a super hero!!! (eventhough I already think you are one!)

    Keep up all the amazing work you are doing. I am so proud of you.
    (and here for you if the streak bug ever bites)
    xox sparklepie
    3056 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5190246
    It's good to hear you are doing so well with the walk/jog program.
    Hope to see ya around the gym on the weekends or about town!
    3057 days ago
    Would it be possible to work in Zumba another way for the increased calorie burn? We picked up Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii and it is REALLY challenging, at least for me (so very uncoordinated). Congrats on kicking the 5k program in the butt!! And on your daughter's birthday. They grow up so fast!
    3059 days ago
    Cuuuuuute. Congrats on your daughter's birthday. And congrats on being able to do 5k (if not now, then soon). I ran my first 5k race last year and I have to tell you - it's a wonderful feeling. I hope you sign up for one! I downloaded the "Zombies, Run" app on my phone and so far it's AMAZING. Then again I'm super terrified of zombies so I've never run so hard in my life!

    Keep goin'!
    3060 days ago
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