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So I know better than to expect a lot of the main goal to happen during the holidays, I enjoy food way too much and holiday baking is a thing in my house. My two main goals for this challenge will be trying to increase the number of nights I get over 7 hours of sleep, and working out first thing when I get up instead of waiting till 7am, because that hasn’t been working out well at ALL! Too often I find a reason to not do it. I’m going to be working on a modified 10k training plan, since I scheduled one on the 16th and haven’t really done anything to prepare for it. I've noticed as much as I enjoy them, it's a lot different when you don’t have someone to do them with, or even encouraging you. I need to move past this mindset and remember I’m doing them for me. After this challenge I’m going to take a week off for the holidays, then I’m going to start with the 5k training plan I did previously, after that I’ll do the full 10k plan, then, depending on how it’s going, I’ll move into the ½ marathon training plan. Some of you may remember I did the 5 and 10k plans back in 2019 and managed to lose 30lbs. Having a more active job at the time probably played a factor as well LOL.
 
The Struggle...
( S )teps - 
( T )rack - 
( R )est - 
( U )pdate - 
( G )o - 
( G )lance 5x week - 
( L )ift 2x week - 
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - 

Done - 🌈
Not Done - ⛈️

 

My personal life is improving. I am doing my best to keep doing the same…therapy is a big part of this, journaling is another part. I'm going to continue doing this, as well as working on getting back to me and what I need in my life.
 
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12/16 - Reindeer Run 5k
12/17 - Candy Cane Course 5k
01/27 - Java Jog 15k
02/11 - Couple Shuffle 5k
03/09 - Time to Paddy 5k
06/22 - Hometown Half 10k
07/07 - Firecracker 4mi
08/10 - Summer Sizzler 15k
09/28 - Donot Stop 10k
10/20 - Spooky Sprint 10k
11/10 - Turkey Trails 10k
 

 

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Coming off a holiday weekend...not exactly a stellar start. I have my house back though for now!

 

Week 0 - Sunday
( S )teps - ⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈
( R )est - 🥱
( U )pdate - 🌈
( G )o - 
( G )lance 5x week - 📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - 🌈

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8 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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My C-pap randomly started acting up on Sunday, so I have to take it in today so they can fix or replace it. Falling asleep has been tough because I can hear myself start to snore as I do 🙄

Week 0 - Monday
( S )teps - ⛈️⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈🌈
( R )est - 🥱🥱
( U )pdate - 🌈🌈
( G )o - 
( G )lance 5x week - 📖📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - ⛈️

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Following along!

 

I too am on a C-PAP machine and what a difference! Both of my parents have it so I think it's likely going to be a part of my life going forward but I am not going to complain. Do you sleep through the night much now? It's rare that I sleep the whole night but I'm nowhere near the number of waking up that I was. I was told I am a pretty restless sleeper so I think that's my final hurdle. Did they mention anything like that to you when you were tested for CPAP? 

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Hi RES! Holiday baking is a thing here too. Solidarity! 

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5 hours ago, cn3wton said:

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I too am on a C-PAP machine and what a difference! Both of my parents have it so I think it's likely going to be a part of my life going forward but I am not going to complain. Do you sleep through the night much now? It's rare that I sleep the whole night but I'm nowhere near the number of waking up that I was. I was told I am a pretty restless sleeper so I think that's my final hurdle. Did they mention anything like that to you when you were tested for CPAP? 

I find I sleep better, but I don't remember the last time I slept soundly through the night...pretty sure it's been at least 10 years. The only thing the Dr. who did the test said was my apnea wasn't that bad and I needed to start working out, eating right, and lose weight and I could be off it...that was earlier this year when I averaged about 1500 calories a day and worked out 5 days a week 🙄 when I told him that he didn't believe me because "If that was the case I wouldn't be overweight"

 

 

3 hours ago, Sovalis said:

Hi RES! Holiday baking is a thing here too. Solidarity! 

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9 minutes ago, RES said:

he didn't believe me because "If that was the case I wouldn't be overweight"

 

There's so much more involved in the issue ....   🤦🏻‍♀️

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5 hours ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

 

There's so much more involved in the issue ....   🤦🏻‍♀️

Exactly! I tried to have a conversation with him about it, when that didn't work I changed it over to my PCP and canceled further appointments with him...I refuse to deal with that BS

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Good to see you again Res. I love that we're both preparing for races and doing it for our own health goals. I am proud of you for setting goals and sticking to them while also recognizing that the pressure of the holidays can make it difficult. We all have limits and setbacks and must accept them with grace.

 

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9 hours ago, WolfDreamer said:

Good to see you again Res. I love that we're both preparing for races and doing it for our own health goals. I am proud of you for setting goals and sticking to them while also recognizing that the pressure of the holidays can make it difficult. We all have limits and setbacks and must accept them with grace.

 

Here to cheer you on!

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I don't understand why people insist on fixing what they perceive to be the issue instead of listening to the actual issue that needs fixed. Took my machine in and explained the problem, she was trying to fix an issue of too much pressure, told me  I needed to contact the doctor and have them change my script...took me 30 minutes to get her to understand that the pressure was fine, it was the machine not letting me exhale that was the issue and that had only started 2 nights ago and had not been going on the entire 10 months I had the machine 🤬 Turning off the auto-start seems to have addressed it for now, we'll see.

It's in the 20's here right now, high is supposed to be in the 50's today...this is NOT ACCEPTABLE! 

Workouts are happening again, not when I first wake up but baby steps...

 

Week 0 - Tuesday
( S )teps - ⛈️⛈️⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈🌈🌈
( R )est - 🥱🥱🥱
( U )pdate - 🌈🌈🌈
( G )o - 
( G )lance 5x week - 📖📖📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️🏋🏼‍♀️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - ⛈️

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Sorry your dealing with the CPAP stuff!

 

I find it interesting that your doctor is not more concerned about not sleeping through the night... That was a big thing my doctor and I spoke about. Depending on your machine there are apps that track your sleep through the machine. Myuses MYAir and its pretty good to keep an eye on. That way you don't have to have the doctor pull up results.

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12 hours ago, cn3wton said:

Sorry your dealing with the CPAP stuff!

 

I find it interesting that your doctor is not more concerned about not sleeping through the night... That was a big thing my doctor and I spoke about. Depending on your machine there are apps that track your sleep through the machine. Myuses MYAir and its pretty good to keep an eye on. That way you don't have to have the doctor pull up results.

Mine uses that too :) it gives me how many hours I sleep and stuff, which never matches up with my fitness tracker, which I go by for sleep time. Nothing about how many times I wake up though 🤔

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59 minutes ago, Teros said:

It's warmer up here at points.  You can't escape the nor-easter 😛

 

 

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As I told my boss, I live in GA, not PA, I should not have to deal with that kind of weather here!

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Got closer to my step goal than I have in a while...chiropractor and massage appointment happened. 

Week 0 - Wednesday
( S )teps - ⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈🌈🌈🌈
( R )est - 🥱🥱🥱🥱
( U )pdate - 🌈🌈🌈🌈
( G )o - 💆🏼‍♀️
( G )lance 5x week - 📖📖📖📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️🏋🏼‍♀️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - ⛈️🏃🏼‍♀️

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 Reached out to the race coordinators and changed my 10k to a 5k, which is still back to back 5k's but maybe I won't die before Yule. :lol:

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That sounds terribly frustrating dealing with your CPAP and the repair person. First you can't breathe, then they did not listen.

 

5 hours ago, RES said:

Got closer to my step goal than I have in a while...chiropractor and massage appointment happened. 

 

Yay! All good things. :)

 

58 minutes ago, RES said:

 Reached out to the race coordinators and changed my 10k to a 5k, which is still back to back 5k's but maybe I won't die before Yule. :lol:

 

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Yesterday went...surprisingly well. Well enough that I thought I forgot something but no idea what it could be. 

Skipped yesterdays workout.

Self care items on the schedule today, along with work.

 

Week 0 - Thursday
( S )teps - ⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
( R )est - 🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱
( U )pdate - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
( G )o - 💆🏼‍♀️
( G )lance 5x week - 📖📖📖📖📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️🏋🏼‍♀️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - ⛈️🏃🏼‍♀️⛈️

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So I didn't update yesterday but spent it socializing with one of our bike groups,  much food and fun was had, planning for the next years events. 

Need to go grocery shopping today but not feeling it at all, so it's going to be a very simple menu week.

Week zero didn't go horrible, but could have been better...I made the mistake of stepping on the scale, won't do that again till next year 😮😱

 

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( S )teps - ⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️⛈️
( T )rack - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
( R )est - 🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱:sleeping:
( U )pdate - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈⛈️
( G )o - 💆🏼‍♀️🥳
( G )lance 5x week - 📖📖📖📖📖📖📖
( L )ift 2x week - ⛈️🏋🏼‍♀️
( E )xercise (treadmill) 4x week - ⛈️🏃🏼‍♀️⛈️

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