Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #9

I'm feeling grateful for these
awesome friends and family of mine!

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: Well, I didn't get any workouts in this week like I hoped I would. Although, I did help my husband carry a 350 lb. air hockey table into our basement to surprise our son for Christmas. Thankfully, we both came away injury free! My biceps are sore today, so I think I'll count that as a weight-lifting session. :o)

Scripture Study: Alma 17 (I haven't been as consistent with my scripture study, and I really want to make it a daily habit again. I feel so much happier when I read every day, even if it's just one verse at a time.)

Weight: 161 (Down 1 pound from last week)

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: I think I just gave up on these challenges without even thinking about it. Since I finished my student teaching, I have gotten out of routine and done horribly! I only exercised once, and have not been reading my scriptures. I need to get back on it!

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: Coming soon!

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"



Update: I finally caught up on my PP journal, for experiences #1, 2, and 7. I haven't finished the 10 hour project, but I have spent several hours working on it. I guess I'll see at YW tonight if my girls think I have met the challenge or not! :)

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"



Update:

I feel so badly about not posting for a few weeks. We have been so busy, I just can't even tell you. We are definitely not going to make our goals, but are still going to try to get some workouts in. I'm not beating myself up about it and it made me think...I hope that you aren't either. I'm grateful for this extra push to become active again, but something I've learned throughout this process is that I don't have to be perfect. It's okay that I'm not getting workouts in every day because, you know what, I have a teething baby who wakes up 5 times at night and I need the sleep. I'm not sure how this email is coming across, but I just want you to know that if you are feeling pressure...that you don't need to be. It was just a thought I had this morning. 

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The Helper


 

Update: I helped take care of our baby and made her happy so Mom could wrap Christmas presents.

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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: Coming Soon!

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Update:
I stayed on track with my scripture reading, except I missed one day of reading from the Ensign. 
BOM: Alma 19
D&C: Section 104

I ran 2 days (1 run short of my weekly goal)
12-9: 2 miles 23 min
12-10: 1.5 miles 17 min

I ate junk food 2 out of 7 days this week.
Surprisingly, I'm down another pound. (132)

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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: 

I did my strength training in the form of ballet and Krav Maga, which was really fun. I got a semi-long run in (only 6 miles) at a good pace, and did some speed training. My fastest mile was 7:27 this week. Eating was up and down because of too much holiday baking and receiving treats. Weight stayed the same. 

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Becca aka "The Sweet Sunshine Swimmer"




Update: Coming soon!

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Weekly Progress:

I had a rough week!  Pregnancy makes me want to sleep all day and the only foods that sound good are junk!  Ugh.

1. I skipped one work out.  98%
2. I overate three times. 70%
3. I cheated three times.  88%

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You all are such good examples to me!
Go enjoy this special time with your loved ones!
Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #8

The Tuesday Report...
...coming to you on Saturday. :o)

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: Still sick last week and then just really tired. I'm much better now, so hopefully I can get some exercise sessions in.

Scripture Study: Alma 17
Weight: 162 (Down 1 pound from last week)

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: Coming soon!

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: Coming soon!

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"



Update: I've been terrible lately! I still haven't caught up in my PP journal from my trip. I finished #1, and have been working on my 10 hour project, but I still have 1 (maybe 2?) experience(s) to finish. The deadline we set with my YW is next Tuesday, so I really better get back on this!

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"



Becca's Progress: Coming soon!

Daniel's Progress: Coming soon!

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The Helper


 

Update: My mom says that I have the magic touch with our baby. The baby loves to have me hold her and talk to her, and I'm really good at helping the baby calm down.

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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: Coming Soon!

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Update:

I'm happy to report that I did 100% on my goals this week!

Scripture Reading:
BOM: Alma chapter 12
D&C: Section 98
1 Ensign article or Conference talk each day

Exercise:
12-1: 1.5 miles 18 min.
12-4: 1.75 miles 21 min.
12-6: 2 miles 24 min.

Eating: 
One dessert each day (except I didn't even have dessert on Tuesday, that's a big deal for me!)

Weight:
Down 3 pounds (133)

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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: 


This week I did the best long run I've done in a while. 9 miles at a pace of 8:50 per mile average. I also got in a decent tempo run and 6 days of exercise, but no speed training. 

Unfortunately, since my clean eating challenge ended last week I wasn't the greatest in that department this week and I am up 1 lb. So down three total. This back and forth is driving me crazy! 


I also ran in a 5k this week with my 9 year old son. This doesn't really have to do with my stated goals, but I love seeing my kids look at running races as a fun thing and a special privilege, probably due in large part to my love of and commitment to exercise and running. My 5 year old was begging to run it too but I told her she had to train for a while longer first. In just a few years I'm going to have some great exercise buddies. :)

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Becca aka "The Sweet Sunshine Swimmer"




Update: The last few weeks have been rough. I was traveling and with family and then we had a bunch of things go wrong at our rental. I broke my sugar free goal, several times, but I know I ate less than I would have before my goal so that's good.

I have been terrible about exercising too. 

I have been reading the scriptures most days. I finished the Book of Mormon for the 3rd time in my life. I really enjoyed Moroni chapter 7. 

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Weekly Progress:

1. I managed five workouts.  100% still!
2. I overate twice which was pretty much a miracle considering how often I didn't want to eat at all!  
    71%
3. I also cheated twice.  92%

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Just three more weeks!

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #7

Let's see what we've been up to!

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: I have been sick. That is all. LOL!

Scripture Study: Alma 11
Calories: Kept track and ate well 4/7 days
Weight: 163 (Down 1 pound from last week)
Exercise: Worked out to an aerobic/weight lifting video for an hour

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: I did HORRIBLE this week. I guess I thought my Thanksgiving Break meant a break from my weekly goals, because that's exactly what I did.  I didn't read more than a couple of times, and I only worked out once! Haha, oh well, I'll do better this week. 

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: Coming soon!

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"


Update: Coming soon!

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"


Becca's Progress: Coming soon!

Daniel's Progress: Coming soon!

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The Helper

 

Update: I helped the baby stop crying lots of times this week.

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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: Ugh!! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I was too chicken to do my weigh-in this morning.

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Update:

I stayed on track with my scripture reading, but I missed a day or two of reading an Ensign article each day this week.
BOM: Alma chapter 4
D&C: section 92

Eating: I pigged out. I had more than one dessert 4 out of 7 days this week. (:
Weight: 136 (up 2 pounds)
Exercise: This was my first full week of exercise since having Corbin. My goal was to exercise 3x each week and I met my goal. I even ran on Thanksgiving morning! Even though my weight went up two pounds, I feel healthier this week because each time I run it is getting easier, and that is the most important to me. So I am happy about that. (:

11-25: 1.5 miles 19 min.
11-27: 1.75 miles 21 min.
11-29: 1.75 miles 21 min.

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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: 

My knee was back at full strength this week. I got 6 days of workouts in for my goal, completed the tempo run and the long run (8 miles), but did not do any real speed training. I am finally down 1 more lb on the scale, which puts me back at my year end goal again. 


Also, I have been doing a clean eating contest through Crossfit which ended this week, and although I had only lost 4 lbs I lost a good amount of inches everywhere (yay). I lost 7 inches in total between 6 places of measurement. I really wasn't expecting that much :)

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Becca aka "The Sweet Sunshine Swimmer"


Update: Coming soon!

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Progress:

1. I managed 5 workouts despite the crazy holiday week!  100%
2. I did not overeat at all this week (thank you morning sickness).  100% for the week, 71% total.

3. I didn't cheat either.  100% for the week, 95% total.

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Just four weeks left of our challenge!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #6

I'm loving reading everyone's updates each week!
(Becky has some exciting news!)

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: Duuuuude, this was a rough week for me. LOL! I lost track of the scraps of paper where I was jotting down calories early in the week, and then I just stopped keeping track. I got behind on scripture reading and didn't exercise once. I did make it to all of our parent teacher conferences and doctor appointments, so I'm happy about that. :o)

Scripture Study: Alma 7
Calories: No clue. I am determined to do better and bought a cheap notebook to keep in the kitchen to remind myself to keep track of my calories.
Weight: 164 (Up 1 pound from last week)

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: I completed my challenge this week for reading scriptures, but I did not for exercising. I think the weather got the best of me this last week. :( I need to be more creative with my indoor workouts. Either that, or just get more motivated!

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: Coming soon!

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"


Update: I've still been working on #1, and I've started getting stuff together for my 10 hour project but I haven't started sewing yet. I am also planning to do #4 while I am visiting my family this week. I forgot to bring my personal progress journal with me though, so I will have to catch up with that next week when I get home. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"


Becca's Progress: Coming soon!

Daniel's Progress: Coming soon!

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The Helper

 

Update: I got to stand up and hold the baby on my shoulder for the first time this week. It helped the baby because it makes her happy. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!

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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: I did great!  It took a few days into the week before I really gathered momentum but after receiving a text from Melonie (one of my teammates) threatening to send someone to break my legs if I didn't turn in some points, it motivated me to get busy.  I lost a couple of pounds too.  :)

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Scripture reading:
Still on track!
D&C: Section 84
BOM: Mosiah 23
Conference Talks/Ensign Article: 1 a day
Eating: 5 good/2 bad
Weigh in: I'm pleased to report I am down to 134...and I officially get to start my work out goals this week! Funny that it falls on Thanksgiving week. :) I am really looking forward to it, though.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: 

My bad knee was aggravated by Crossfit last week, so that really threw off my running goals. I did not do a long run or a tempo run. I had to confine myself to short runs instead. However, I did manage to run one of my miles in 7:26, one of my fastest paces recently. I also met my goal of doing strength training and of working out six days of the week. 

Weight stayed the same, which I was actually pleasantly surprised by because I didn't do that great with my eating this week. Maintaining willpower and self-control gets harder and harder for me as the days get shorter and colder. I am determined to have good news to report in that category next week though, so I am going to work hard to fight back against the seasonal depression. 

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Becca aka "The Sweet Sunshine Swimmer"


Update: Coming soon!

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Short Term Progress:
1. I had five workouts again.  Still at 100%!!
2. I overate once, so 85% for the week and 65% total.
3. I cheated once, but had a good reason. 85% for the week and 94% total.

Long Term Progress:

We had some good news recently; we're expecting a baby!  This explains the increase in my back pain, and also makes my long term goals (managing back pain and losing weight) null and void for now.  I'll still seek to help my back pain with exercise, but it will likely increase anyway.

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Congratulations, Becky!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I'm thankful for all of you!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #5

And again...just because I love this commercial...



Mostly I like it because our 5th grade boy thinks it's awesome to go around saying, "Hump DAY-EEE!" on Wednesdays. :o)

...and we're half-way through our challenge!

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: I am so proud this week because I ran 9.5 miles! That's half a mile from my weekly goal, but it's the best I've done so far. Also, I ran 3 miles without stopping, which is the longest I've been able to go since our baby was born. Hurray for progress!

Scripture Study: Averaged 4.5 pages a day this week. (I'm up to Alma 5)
Calories: Stayed under 2,000 calories every day this week. 100% 
Weight: 163 (Another pound down this week. 2 total!)

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: I don't know how I'm doing for my long term goals, but I am meeting my weekly goals. I feel like I am making a good habit now of reading at least five times a week and exercising three times a week. Now as far as my long term goal is concerned, I think I need to start eating less! :) I exercise, but I'm not changing my diet, so I don't think I'm going to be able to lose the five pounds I was shooting for. But, I'll keep on with my weekly goals and try to do even better to shoot for the long term!

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: Coming soon!

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"



Update: I didn't start any new PP experiences this week. Life was just too crazy! I'm still working on #1 though, so hopefully I'm not falling too far behind. 

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"



Becca's Progress: Coming soon!

Daniel's Progress: Coming soon!

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The Helper


 

Update: I helped cheer up the baby when she was crying and helped her to fall asleep so Mom could get some chores done.

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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: Coming soon!

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Here's how my goals went this week:
I was 100% on my scripture reading
Book of Mormon: Mosiah 14
D&C: Section 74
One conference talk or Ensign article each day

Weight: Back up to 137. Did not reach my goal of 134. I can't seem to not cheat at least two days out of the week. I need more will power! (and to throw away Halloween candy)
Eating: 5 good days, 2 cheat days

One good thing: I ran on the treadmill for the first time since having Corbin. I ran 1.5 miles in 20 minutes and it felt so good! I am not quite at my 6 week mark but I was itching to start running and I knew my body was ready. That was on Thursday. Sadly, we all got sick over the weekend (including Corbin, it's been horrible!) so I don't see running again happening this week since he and I are both still sick and I am so behind on laundry and everything else. Next week (Thanksgiving week) I will be at my official 6 week mark and hopefully will be healthy enough to run/exercise 3x.

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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: 

I met my goal of working out 6 days this week.
Did my strength training in the form of my first Crossfit workout ever.
I had a good long run of 8.5 miles, at a 9 minute mile pace.
My fastest run was 7:55. I just wasn't feeling very speedy this week.
Did not do my tempo run, unfortunately. I ran a fair amount this week but nothing other than the long run was long enough to count as a tempo run. I kind of forgot about it. 
Scale stayed the same. 

All this week I've been feeling really tired and lethargic, which is semi-normal for me this time of year, so I'm happy with what I did accomplish. Exciting that we are half-way already! That went by really fast. 

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Becca aka "The Sweet Sunshine Swimmer"




Update: Coming soon!

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Short term progress:

1. I had 5 workouts.  Still rocking at 100% total!!
2. This was a much better week.  100% portion control!  Yeah!  60% total.
3. I didn't have any cheats this week, so 100%.  96% total.

Long term progress:

1. My back pain has steadily been increasing, but I think it's owing to new sources.
2. My weight was the same this week.  -3 pounds total.

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Have a great week, everyone!