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lyasya

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  1. Update: 1) Tried to eat better. But I never included what was 'better eating', so it is difficult to measure. Overall, I'd be eating more vegetables, and I'm happy about it. BUT completely failed on the road. 2) Run 1/2 marathon, but didn't learn how to ride the bike. 3) Haven't done the split yet. Mostly, life kept interfering, and I noticed that it is difficult to keep track of the goals if you don't keep thinking about them all the time.
  2. You did great! Especially with all the challenges the life was bringing to you.
  3. Wow! You have still accomplished a lot! And your pictures look amazing! What camera do you use? Great work! PS I'm now reading about intermittent fasting as well:))).
  4. I can tell now what I've failed during this challenge. But it is more difficult to tell what I've accomplishment which is sad. On the update: Don't crave bread as much as I used to right after my race. Bought immersion blender on Black Friday - very nice gadget. Green soup (kale, spinach, any other green vegetable, and goat cheese - blend it all well - yummy!) or pumpkin soup (I'm pumpkin fan!). Also, I can blend bananas with almost any frozen fruit (tried blueberries and peaches) for an amazing treat. But I keep sneaking in scones, cookies, and other really not so good for you snacks in the middle of the day. I might be not planning on enough snacks. Exercise: switched to cross-training. Basically, I'm in pain from head to toe. I didn't realize that since I have not done push-ups for awhile, they will be so difficult to do. Weight stuck. 5 pounds which I gained right after 1/2 marathon don't go away anywhere. But any gain after Thanksgiving is gone.
  5. I can tell now what I've failed during this challenge. But it is more difficult to tell what I've accomplishment which is sad. On the update: Don't crave bread as much as I used to right after my race. Bought emersion blender on Black Friday - very nice gadget. Green soup (kale, spinach, any other green vegetable, and goat cheese - blend it all well - yummy!) or pumpkin soup (I'm pumpkin fan!). Also, I can blend bananas with almost any frozen fruit (tried blueberries and peaches) for an amazing treat. But I keep sneaking in scones, cookies, and other really not so good for you snacks in the middle of the day. I might be not planning on enough snacks. Exercise: switched to cross-training. Basically, I'm in pain from head to toe. I didn't realize that since I have not done push-ups for awhile, they will be so difficult to do. Weight stuck. 5 pounds which I gained right after 1/2 marathon don't go away anywhere. But any gain after Thanksgiving is gone.
  6. Keep the updates! This was just a temporary set back!
  7. Hmmm, could it be from judging ourselves by some type of standard that is not really achievable? Or not accounting for life might happen?
  8. Wow! Still really impressive! This challenge kind of flew right by me. I guess I do feel challenged, and I did some new things, but I still have things on my list that I have not touched/did...
  9. The last week was Thanksgiving, and for me it was all about tons of food. I ran 8K Thanksgiving morning, and it felt great! Instead of cooking anything for the Thanksgiving dinner, I've brought spinach salad (spinach, feta cheese, dried fruits). Didn't eat it myself:). I'm still struggling with my weight gain, and getting back to any type of exercise routine after my 1/2 marathon training is done. In terms of my life goals: Does it count as failing if I feel like I didn't try hard enough? It is still a failure, but not that kind of failure... Here's the thing: whenever I fail, no matter how hard I try, I can always find that I could have done something else, something different, more of something, and beat myself up because of it. (E.g. last spring I trained for my fastest so far 5K. My initial goal was to come under 30 minutes. My starting time was 37 minutes... I know miserable time. In one of my trainings, I've managed to do 5K under 29! minutes! I've changed my goal at the last moment to run 5K under 29 minutes because I usually do better times at the race... and I did 29:30... I guess I should not have changed my goals. It is still the best personal time ever. I've still felt like a failure...) I guess I don't feel that I put enough energy in some of my life goals, but I've certainly thought and planned more for them... Any ideas?
  10. I totally understand this feeling - focusing on what I have done wrong not on what has been accomplished. You have done a lot! And death in the family (even one) is a huge stress. For me it looks like you are doing great coping with it, and still remembering about your goals.
  11. Are you alive after this workout? Impressive! Really impressive! I like the idea about travels - I found that I get too goal oriented (e.g. see all major touristy vacations in the first 8-9 hours at a place, reminds a rats race rather than vacation). And I also notice that if I center my trips around people, and enjoying time with people; well, the vacations overall are more enjoyable. I need to remember when planning my upcoming trip:).
  12. Did I blow Thanksgiving? I don't know. I can see some weight gain on the scale, but I know that I need couple more days to identify whether it is real or not. Alcohol makes me retain water (yeap, I'm blaming it on alcohol!). I run 8K on Thanksgiving morning for the first time, and I like the sense of accomplishment that I've got from that run. Totally beats sleeping in!)
  13. This week update: tons of outing and not so good for me food... including accidentally writing down couple bears instead of beers:). Exercise: stationary bike 45 minutes, yoga 30 minutes, and running today for 4+ miles (oh, it feels so good!!!). Need to plan for Thanksgiving NOW. Signed up for Turkey Trot (first one ever). Thought I'd use this week to learn how to ride my bike... but got so busy, that never got actually to it!
  14. Thank you for the tip! There is whole kingdom in my state! (Well, and some other states too)... pretty cool:). Are you feeling any better?
  15. Good luck! Enjoy your vacation! Hope you will get some good workout (in a good way) too.
  16. Ha! Beer:). I've found that I've kept track of 'bears' that I drank!. I swear I didn't harm any bears!! But I guess it is an indication that when you drink beer, and write it down as bear... one needs to stop:). (Khm, I guess switching to cognac or wine does not really count, does it?)
  17. Thank you! Yeap, I think that I need to up the amount of proteins in my diet... But the problem is that this is the season when alcohol is at almost all occasions, and I can't avoid that!:) Well, I guess I should try to limit the amount of alcohol I'm drinking.
  18. You can also try sitting on the exercise ball - I've heard it burns more calories.
  19. Week2-3: Completed training for my first 1/2 marathon. Finished in 2:12:26. 45th percentile among 2500 runners!)) Feels awesome minus pain. Even better accomplishment than jumping with a parachute! (BTW, we did bear-plunge in the winter ocean:) - felt great too!) Now, my first week of recovery - switched to cycling (still stationary, still learning how to ride that bike). I've gained weight. About 5 pounds:((( Some of it is probably being swollen from the running (originally scaled showed +10 lbs!), but some of it - I let myself eat for two days prior the 1/2-marathon like there would be no tomorrow. Still getting this weight down. Despite being pretty nice outside, I crave bread in all its forms and variations. Switched to fish, soups (pumpkin+garlic+spinach), salads, and bread. Hope that tomorrow I'll get over it (bread I mean). I usually either need to eat bread and vegetables and lose weight, or eat meat and vegetables and lose weight. In the long run, I always prefer meat! But currently, I even don't crave steak...
  20. Thank you! I'm not sure about the full yet. This training since the middle of August has been taking a toll on me. I can't control my appetite when I'm running so much... But with the time, I think I might get back into long runs, and I might actually train for a full at some point:))). I still crave bread in huge amounts. Prepared some simple pumpkin soup, and switched to fish instead of meat since I'm eating so much bread currently. Try to eat salads for lunch (with cheese), bread with cheese for breakfast:), and bread with soup for dinner... Need to switch up to something that will actually help me lose weight...
  21. I absolutely agree with you about the priorities. The other staff is kind of easier to do... Happy Belated Birthday!
  22. How are you doing? Active Action Role Playing sounds very interesting. I've only heard about such groups.
  23. I've run 1/2 marathon in 2:12:26!!! I feel so excited! Honestly, this accomplishments feels bigger than my parachuting experience if only because there was nobody to run for me the last and most difficult mile! I was running with a friend though, which was a great motivation. She would speed up when I started losing the steam. Or I would keep the pace up after our water breaks. I was in pain the whole day after. We also jumped into the winter ocean. It felt amazing too! (I didn't fully submerged, but it still felt really good). This week, I need to change my training. As far as I understand, I need to stay off intensive running for 13 days. But I still can do 2-3 mile easy runs. Also, people recommend biking and walking to get muscles healing. I'll try focus on learning how to ride a bike:), and cross-training, especially upper-body strength. I have not been doing it for a while. I think that for the next three months, I will switch to cross-training (including lifting weights), and run less. In terms of food, I tried to be not too bad for my body. I ate mostly 'real' foods. But I've also carbo-loaded. It was more a group-thinking than only mine. Scared by the scale right now a little bit. Back to normal eating today! The good question is... what to train for next? What is my next look towards goal?
  24. Stay hydrate! Don't overeat before run! (Not that you will do - these are two of my mistakes that I made last time I run 5K). Load good motivational music. And just run!!! You can do it! PS 1/3 of the way? Gosh, I feel like I'm just starting, and not hitting the ground running...
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