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Pushing past the pain

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You can say that I'm still in a negative head space. My knee hurts, foot hurts; now a new heel pain. Walked this morning. Just under 2 mi. and did 2 sprints of running. Not timed, just going as far as I can, (which isn't that far) until I returned to the walking. My various pains wake up as I try to run, but I must say that my knee and foot pain do subside after I start to run a bit. I've got to get rid of some of this excess weight.

I'm full of negative self-talk as I go along my route today. Doesn't help the situation, I know. On the brighter side, I have to give myself credit for actually getting out there today and just doing it! The humidity lives on.

To read my previous post, go here.


It's been 1 year since I started this journey

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It's officially been 1 year now since I started on this weight loss/fitness journey. Today, I feel like I haven't come too far.

Went out this a.m. (pre-dawn); it was soooo humid- like, "where's the oxygen?" because it was difficult to breathe in any! Too humid to run, I walked 2.4 mi. Feet hurt, knee hurt, and sweating like it's my first time outside. This isn't fall yet. I can't wait for it to get cooler.

So, the KETO diet. Not working for me. In fact, I've gained weight! I cannot get myself into a ketogenic state, and I've been eating almost no carbs. Plus, it's so restrictive on the variety of foods you can eat.


So, I'm having one of those bad days, mentally as well, because I feel like nothing seems to work. I won't whine about it here, enough said. I've got about 3 1/2 months until the race event. I hope I can do this.


To follow along on my journey, read my previous post here.


A quick diet and exercise update

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So for the last couple of weeks I have not been running. It's just been too hot and humid. I've been exercising indoor. Finally today I thought that I had better try to get back out there, and stop making excuses.
Although it was a little bit hard, I did surprise myself. I did just under 2 miles of walk/run intervals with an improved speed of about 16.45 min./mi. I've got about 4 months until the Run Disney event. I can do this!

Currently doing the "Keto" diet. I've pretty much eliminated most carbs from my diet. I'm not eating: pasta, rice, potatoes, any grains or flours, or sugar, or some fruits. What I am eating is: chicken, meat, tried some fish (didn't like it), shrimp, green vegetables, cauliflower, salads, avocado, berries, nuts, and protein smoothies with almond milk. Somewhat limiting, but I'm willing to give it a go. I think I lost 3 pounds, but did cheat on the diet and am currently fluctuating in my weight again.

Stay tuned …

When something isn't working, it's time to make a change

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August is proving to be quite challenging for me and my workouts. It's become too humid to actually run, for me anyway. I'm thinking about not running for the next few weeks, but will do a long fast walk once a week, if bearable. Today is did an aerobic workout indoors. It was quite challenging in itself. But a good workout. I'm currently alternating weight training; one day upper body, one day lower body. It's enjoyable, which is good also.

My diet plan is not working. In fact, I'm gaining. So here is where I need to make a change. I'm thinking about doing the "keto" diet, and have started to eat this way this week. I'm hoping my husband will like this food and benefit from it too.
I am going to see a dietician as well. Hopefully, I'll get this weight thing under control. My new weight loss goal at this time is 23 lbs. I'll be grateful for the fall weather!

To view my previous post, and follow along, go here.


New routine: Working on speed

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It's official. I've registered for the 2019 Run Disney race event. I'm not where I need to be, condition wise, so it's time to change things up. My speed needs to increase. You must keep a 16 min./mile rate in order to not be pulled from the race. I've been averaging an 18min/mile, so today I decided to move more, faster and increase my run/walk/run ratio. So I increased to 30sec/30sec (run/walk), and on walking, going a bit faster. I did do a 17min/mile.

So it must be about 200 percent humidity out there today, but I managed to go almost 2 miles. Quite winded, as I could only do about 10 cycles. I blame some of this on the heat. The fall will be easier to train for the race in January. I'm not worried about distance, I know that I can go the 3 miles, I just have to work on the speed.


Last Sunday I tried swimming. I did not feel that I got a good workout. Even though I did 15-20 minutes of water aerobic exercise and then swam laps. It's just not…

It's now too hot and humid to run

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For me, anyway. Today I walked 2 miles. Way too humid to run. It is difficult to feel like there is any oxygen out there! Swimming to start this weekend.

Weight update: Up 3 lbs. last week. Down a pound on weight in today. Still on the see-saw. Should I join a gym so I can run on a treadmill for the summer? I hate treadmills.

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Post July 4th workout and update

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I took off a week from running since my legs were hurting everyday, all day. So it was a bit challenging to start back up this week. I'm so greatful for the cooler mornings that we've been having.

Today: 1.77 miles
Weight: let's not talk about it; I'm on a see-saw right now.
Eating fairly well. Staying away from sweets.

Bought a new swimsuit yesterday, so can start swimming when it is too hot to run or walk. Not your traditional swimwear; I wanted something to exercise and do laps in. It's more for cross-training. More to come.....
To read my previous post. go here.