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Its amazing how much we just want to be a little more motivated. A little more toned. A little more wanting to feel better about how we are moving forward. But its all about this exact minute. It doesn't matter what I did with the previous minute. Only what I do with this one, and the next.

Keep making the next best decision.

Member Since: 4/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 91,078

My Goals:
Health: Monthly 5k/obstacle run; triatholon; finish my first BLC.

Adventurous: Scuba Certified, Rock climb class, snowboard on my heels.

Mental: Finish CPA Certification, guitar lessons, take a picture everyday to reflect upon. Volunteer.

Travel: Costa Rica

BLC 24 Rewards:
184: New gym membership - DONE! 01/24/2014

182: Two New Sports Bra - Done!

180: Three new pairs of Workout Pants
178: Four piece outdoor work out suit
176: Five beauty splurges (mama needs some new body creams)
174: Six Hot Yoga Sessions
172: Seven new athletic socks (cause compression socks rock)
170: Eight Race application fees
168: Nine..ty dollar new athletic shoes
166: Ten minute massage
164: Eleven weeks of personal training
162: Twelve course meal

My Program:
I am trying to walk at least three miles a day and do a small amount of strength training. Baby Steps!!

Personal Information:
I am a 38 year old single mother of a 18 year old. I think the hardest part is trying to make dinner time entertaining and not all about why are there so many vegetables.

Other Information:
I tell myself I can eat anything I want, i just have to track it. With the assistance of my fitbit I can track my movement and make sure I'm moving more than I'm eating. Be accountable to me.

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    2519 days ago
    Training for you first 13.1 is hard. Each new distance will make the body feel tired and beat up. I am a fan of protein but it can be hard on the stomach when running. Do you have any GI problems when running?

    A lot of people will find a balanced breakfast with some protein is all the protein that you need until after your run. Banana with peanut butter, oatmeal, english muffin with peanut butter, smoothie, etc. This should be done at least one hour before your long run if not two.

    Gu, chomps, shot blocks are very common to take WHILE running. Most do not contain protein but have the correct amount of carbohydrates and electrolytes to keep you from hitting the wall. They can be taken every 45-60 minutes during your run. Some contain caffeine which can also be good if your stomach can handle it. If you can't stomach these type of electrolyte supplements there are a few other things you can try. I like squeezable baby food (banana/blueberry is my favorite). I have also cut up Nutrigrain bars and/or honey stinger waffles. You could also look into an electrolyte drink such as Infinit. You can customize your Infinit and add protein directly into the drink. It is higher in calories than Gatorade and some people can use this as their only fuel source (besides water) for an entire marathon. They do make a "run" formula that you could try first and is usually available right on the shelf without having to pre-order.

    The protein is very important POST run. You should get in quality protein 20-30 minutes post run to help your muscles rebuild. High quality protein (and carbohydrates would include fruits AND nuts, a protein shake (make a head of time and drink immediately afterwards), chocolate milk, protein bars (cliff, luna, lara, etc).

    Hope this helps!
    2625 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2014 6:09:55 PM
    I also am not a huge fan of the treadmill but with the weather we have been having this winter, it has become my new best friend. I find if I break it up into 5 minute increments, it actually goes faster. I change it up every 5 minutes. Nothing crazy, maybe up 0.1 in speed or up 1% in incline. You can then to go backwards (like a ladder) once you get to a point where you don't want to increase the speed or incline any further. I also drink a sip every 5 minutes at the same interval. These little things actually make it much more tolerable. I was able to end up doing almost 2 hours on it last week for my long run.
    2653 days ago
    Thank you so much for the encouraging words on my blog! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has these problems because a lot of time I feel like that's the case! We'll get through this though!
    2655 days ago
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    Thanks for your comments on my blog - ideas are great - I particularly like the animal crackers in the forest although I don't know if I'll do that - fruit kebobs sound fantastic and doable - I'm also thinking about tiaras and tutus - a lot of this group of girls take dance. Thanks.
    2662 days ago
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