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11/2/15 3:52 P

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Haven't been keeping up on journals. But keeping up on workouts! Ate a tad too much over the weekend, and put on a pound or two - hoping most is water weight from the excess sugar and carbs, but we will see how long it takes to get it back off. It's amazing how quickly it comes back, and how much of a struggle it can be to make it go away. But, every day is new, every day is forward :)

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10/30/15 2:11 A

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Sounds like a good book, Susy - what type of statements did she write?

Friday Fight One, Week 2 - pushed to 17min, more than doubling last week's limit! Then the calves just felt ready to explode, and the lungs were heaving, and I had to drop.

I experienced quite an unusual emotional rush at the end of the full 30 minutes... I know I used to get "runners high" when I was able to jog - but it was more just a happy, freedom feeling giggle that would bubble up. At the end of Max30 today, though, it was a similar giggle burst, but also followed by a swell of - for a brief second - wanting to cry. In a good way! Like when an Olympian gets awarded the gold, and they cry in happiness and exhaustion. Yeah, it was kind of like that. Only for a second, but it was interesting.

I've only experienced that with one other workout vid - and it was also Shaun T! The Insanity: Asylum Game Day video (loooooove that one!) I guess that man just knows how to push me into that exhausted accomplishment mode

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10/29/15 2:42 A

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Keep up the GREAT WORK, Ladies!

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10/28/15 9:27 A

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I love reading your thoughts on this topic, Kate!

I'm currently rereading an older book: "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway."

Last night's chapter was on working to replace negative thinking concerning fear. She suggested reading her 5 statements at least 10X a day for a month... in order to replace the negative programming!

Basically it sounds like: Change your thoughts to change your habits!

I gotta rush off. My RV neighbor is moving today but we're still going to get our daily walk in together one last time!

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10/27/15 11:02 P

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I think being aware that that voice can be there with out us being consciously aware of it is a first step :)

I kept asking myself, too, before starting this program, why was this time going to be different? it wasn't that I had baby step changes to make, and it wasn't that I learned something new, per se... (a few things) But my biggest downfall has always been binging on "bad mood days" or with social acitivities, or if I see my husband eating a lot of sugary foods.

So, I really, REALLY had to drill in to "why will I succeed this time? HOW will I do it differently?" Just trying to brute-force will-power my way through never cuts it. So, having new plans, new aims, and a self-made motivation and tracking binder is helping :)

Maybe it took failing so many times to finally be able to say, "enough! Stop starting over, and just do it already! This takes up too much freaking energy and time and stress!"

We'll see :)

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10/27/15 10:23 A

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We would be extraordinarily RICH if we could figure out a way to teach others how to feel that way 24/7!

I love, love, love it when I feel DETERMINED! It's like I can accomplish my goals... no doubt about it!!!!

You're doing terrific, Kate!

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10/27/15 6:04 A

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It's really weird, but it DOES feel different this time! I am not entirely sure of the difference, but I feel extra committed. I think often, in the past, I was like, "yep, time to start the healthy lifestyle... again" and some quiet voice deep inside was going, "yep, and you'll fail... again." I'm not even sure that *I* realized that voice was there, but now that it DOESN'T seem to be around, I feel like I sense the difference in my mood and mind.

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10/26/15 10:54 A

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"Baby steps are still steps."

"I KNOW I'm going to increase my time."

Kate, it sounds like your head is in this---and to me, that is the sound of sure success!!!

Congrats & keep going, Girl!!!

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10/26/15 8:10 A

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emoticon KASHII!!!!!!! emoticon

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10/25/15 10:03 P

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It's week 2, and going strong! DEFINITELY enjoyed my Sunday off, but still was healthy-ish, and still took some time to stretch. My treat was a candy bar - worked in to my goals so I didn't overdo the calories, and still got enough protein. I want to cut sugar down more as I go, and it was a big candy bar ;-) But for this weekend, it was quite a nice treat that I savored while doing some computer work. And it's far less than what i used to consume. So for me, it's progress.

I pushed my max out time by 4 minutes this week! Small baby steps are still steps and i'm feeling fantastic about it! But, it's Shaun T, so he has to kick me a bit.

After the Cardio Challenge, week two adds on Ab Attack - a crazy 10 minutes of a work. Yeah, barely made it the first minute before Maxing out. But, I am trying to focus, instead, on the fact that I KNOW I will progress, and I'm excited for the progress I will make on that exercise, as well, and maybe even make it to 10 minutes!

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10/25/15 5:02 A

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Thanks for sharing, KASHII! Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.
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10/23/15 8:22 P

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Susy, you got it! it's a 30 minute workout, and you write down the first time you have to take a break, then get back in and finish the workout. It repeats each week for a few weeks, and you track how long you can get each time. Then, at the very end of the 8 weeks, you repeat the "Cardio Challenge" that you did on Day 1 (where i maxed at a measly 3 minutes!)


Oi, life has been busy! I am still doing Max30, and eating pretty well, and even journaling on my blog -- I just haven't had a chance to post here :)

So, Day 2 was Tabata Power, where I learned that, even for a yoga teacher, I have pretty poor balance once you speed things up!
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Day 4 was a repeat of Tabata Power, so I instead mused on some thoughts I'd been having about motivation. On being a warrior for wellness! To balance the raw power of warriors and heroes, with my inner need to also calm and be in control of not just my body, but my mind and emotions.
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Day 5 was Friday Fight 1! Good thing I'd focused on control over the mind! Friday Fight is meant to be a workout where you focus on keeping your mind in the game even when your body thinks it wants to quit. Wow... didn't have time to write about it or muse on it.

And just now, finished Day 6 - Pulse. Here I was, all ready for a nice "recovery workout." When Shaun T says "this is your Pulse workout. This is your time to rest, and take it easy... but my name's Shaun T, so it's not going to be THAT easy." No joke! Cardio was slowed, but it was still a rockin' warrior workout of arms, legs, and core!

Having a Treat Day, where (still within calorie range, and goals) I get to have some pizza for lunch with my hubby :) Looking forward to it after this week of a new program!



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10/21/15 8:20 A

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Oh KASHII! I used to teach a weight loss/nutrition class at Curves Fitness for Women, and every one always seemed to have a "last supper" the night before we started! LOL

I also remember as a teenager that my mom and the neighbor ladies would all eat their "forbidden foods; i.e., treats the day before they would begin a diet. LOL

Your fitness program sounds intense... but I was impressed to read that you continued to stand/sway through the remainder of the workout once you had maxed out. Kudos! (I would have been lying prone on the couch!)

I guess the intention is to track that you can get more and more done as time goes on?

Gotta rush off. My exercise plan today is a brisk 30 day walk with my neighbor---meeting her in a few minutes---and then a Chair Yoga class mid-morning.

Glad to see you blogging/posting!

Susy

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10/21/15 1:00 A

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On Monday, I started the BeachBody Insanity Max30 workout program. The premise is simple: 30 minutes of crazy high intensity exercises 6 days a week, and track when you first need a break. Then keep going.

I started a journal then, but after talking to a Spark Friend, was encouraged to try sharing it here and as a blog, to gain extra support. Note: I do get cynical in my speaking, as it entertains me when I type - but I do love the program thus far :)

So, here was my Day 1 Journal:

Day 1: Cardio Challenge
It's hard not to do. You think ahead, to days to come - filled with healthy foods, devoid of old favorite crap - and you tell yourself, "this is my Last Supper before my diet and exercise routine begins tomorrow." And so you indulge.

I know I did.

And I regret it this morning.

Sugar is my weakness, and Sunday night before I began my Max30 journey, I went all out with sugar, in the form of copious amounts of kid's cereals and candy bars. While these would not normally be my go-to junk foods, my husband had gone to Cosco and purchased bulk packages of these items. It's what was around, and my silly brain desperately wanted to consume any sugary crap possible before "the diet" would start the next day.

So today, as my alarm rings at 5:15am, coaxing me to consciousness so I can begin my Cardio Challenge, I feel the brain fog and the webs of lethargy tying me down in my bed. But no! It's day 1! I must begin! I drag myself out of bed, get everything set up, and begin the first day of the program.

I Max Out at a mere 3 minutes. A few minutes later, and I decide that I will also track my Vom Point: that point of the workout at which I think I may vomit if I don't slow down. That happens at Minute 10. All that sugary sludge in my gut is begging to make an upward visit. I slow my workout pace, and make it to minute 14 before I just have to stop completely, watching the rest of the video while participating in less than 10% of the exercises. I just sort of sway in place, staring at Shaun T as he tells me how proud of me he is (ha! If only he knew!), and wondering what colorful concoction would bespeckle my floor if I can't hold down the Trix and Lucky Charms. Cereal doesn't taste as good the second time around.

I am expecting (and praying) that my body will purge the poisons, and enjoy the workout more tomorrow.

~Kate

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