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Day 85/Coffee Coffee Joy Joy

Friday, December 23, 2016

I can have coffee again! (if you've read my blog for a while you know how much I have missed coffee for the past 12 weeks!) I finally have gotten to the point where artificial sweeteners actually taste sweet to me, instead of like something to gag on. I don't know if this is a good thing or not but it means that I can have coffee again. Powdered creamer has like one or 2 grams of carbs and I'm allowed 10 extra's a day. I have splenda in my coffee, and it is not the best, but it is good enough. It is nice to have coffee on these cold, cold mornings!

I'm up and dressed to lace up shoes! My sink is clean (it is a material that does not shine). Hair and face are not done yet as I'm about to work out, if my pain level will let me. I'm going to have to tweak Flylady's morning routine. I like my morning routine. Adding shoes does get me ready to work out faster, so I'm all for that. But I enjoy sitting here reading and writing on SP while drinking coffee. It is my morning 'me' time. I refuse to be rushed first thing in the morning. I'm adding in the Flylady emails come Monday, and I'll tell you, I'm nervous. The massive amounts of emails are what made me quit last time around, but she is adamant that you need the email. So if they overwhelm me, I'll get rid of the emails, not the routine! I'm also much better at keeping my email inbox down to like 10 or 20 emails, I like it that way.

I did work out yesterday, only for 41 minutes, but they can't all be 60 minute days. I was thinking about hiking training, and I'm going to have to get to where I have a morning and afternoon workout - get there, not right away. Gotta work up to it. And also have my long days on Saturdays. Saturday's are when we will go on real hikes once the weather changes again (months from now) so that works out perfectly. Both DD's are on board. Oldest DD wants to do the overnight hike with us (I think not! Not til she's older) and youngest DD is wanting to skip out on even the longer day hikes. Those two are such opposites.

Looks like I may not get to work out this morning, I'm in a lot of pain just sitting, may have to wait till DH gets up so I can take my hot bath and use my cream med. At least it is not as much pain as it was, I am thankful to God for that!

I'm searching for good strength training routines. I'm thinking I'll use the workout generator here on SP. I already have a list of good strength training exercises for hikers for legs, I'll also need core and arms. I figure I'll do 3 days a week till I get better at it then double it, alternating. That is going to be a while though, I'm not wanting to overdo or injure myself. Slow and steady.

I'm sure you've seen it, but there is a shirt i want. It says, "I run, I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run!"

I'm not sure what to do about the C25K training. I can't right now, not till I'm healed. But I'd like to. But can you train for a hike and a 5K at the same time? One is about endurance and walking for long periods of time, the other is about running a short period of time. Hiking training comes first for me, so I'll have to research and see what I can find.

Hope you have a Fantastic Friday! One more day and a wake-up til Christmas! DH is off of work today, yay! emoticon
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    Also a coffee drinker. Most of the time I take mine black but every now and then will do a latter or brûlée.
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  • SILVER1369
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  • LPORTER2015
    I pray you feel better soon! Take it easy with the exercise too!
    1373 days ago
    Definitely do the research on the training stuff! You definitely don't want to over do it. I haven't opted out of the emails, yet. But, I can usually tell by the subject line if it is something I am interested in, or a testimonial for a product I already have. Even just having to delete all the emails gets my mind focused on where I'm at with the routines. There's also the option of the daily digest, where you basically get a link to all the emails for the day. Then you can look at it on your own time. If you have an iphone, ipad, or ipod touch, there are 2 apps that FlyLady has put out recently. One is free and the other is a subscription service. She also recommends you tailor your routines to fit your life, so I don't think there's a problem with altering them some :) The important things are (in the morning) shiny sink, laced up shoes, and (in the evening) laying out your clothes and getting your things ready for the next day. I don't think it matters the order or time of day you do the rest, as long as you are consistent. You can do this!!
    1374 days ago
    Everyone always talks about their coffee which I could never understand being a tea drinker myself... but as I am sitting here sipping on my bullet coffee... I have to say that I too am probably a member of the "I have to have my morning Jo" group. I started drinking it a couple of weeks ago and it has soon become a needed beverage. Enjoy and have a great day.
    1374 days ago
    I was going to recommend fat free half & half also! So much better than powdered creamer. Hope that you are feeling better soon.
    1374 days ago
    Awesome! I don't suppose you could use fat free 1/2 & 1/2 instead of powdered creamer? Less chemicals and no carbs.

    emoticon I opted out of the emails- they were just too much. Instead I go to the Facebook page as I am having my morning coffee or to the website. Have you started a control journal- I customized mine, and just use that. I don't want to spend more than an hour on the computer doing emails.

    I don't see why training can't be combined- that makes sense. I think it is called HITT- High intensity training. The Galloway system incorporates both. Let's get you healed up first!

    The important thing is to do something to bless your body every day. Mix it up and enjoy!


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