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Old 07-24-2013, 11:03 PM
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I figured out how to make "ice cream" in my vitamix. It's not the best and needs some tweaking but man I'm excited!

Almond milk + peanut butter + cookies and cream protein powder + ice = awesome!
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:23 PM
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Thanks guys! I just need to find a place to run.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:27 PM
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Thanks guys! I just need to find a place to run.
Anywhere!
I used these podcasts because they had the timing beeps into them and I don't like to run with a watch (unless we're counting my Forerunner.)

http://www.djsteveboy.com/1day25k.html

There's a bunch of different C25K podcasts out there though if that music doesn't suit you!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:00 AM
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Time for a Healthy Allie Update! With photos!


In the past few weeks I've been cycling to work. That's 10km (6.2mi) each way. I do it at least 3-4 times a week, weather permitting. It's been incredible - the route is just glorious, mostly bike pathways along the Rideau canal and the farm in the middle of the city (the photo above is taken right at the in-between point at the boat locks). I'm feeling great, especially in the legs!


In general I've been a ton more active. At the end of June I went backpacking in Algonquin park for three days - hiked up and down hills and rocks with a full 80L hiking pack. 20km over three days. O_o There were times I thought I was going to die, but oh wow was it rewarding when we reached the campsite at the end of each day.

On off days for biking, I run with Finnegan. Was able to jump into week 2 of C25K off the getgo. I'm not as consistent with the running yet as I'd like to be, though.


Finn and I go on hikes with friends too though. Great morning activity when the trails are quiet.

Amidst all of the sudden cardio, I've learned a few things:

- I need to start doing strength training, srsly. I never realized how well the two go hand in hand until I started biking. My muscles need support!

- I've begun to regard food as different types of fuel. Today's ride was incredibly hard on me, and I realized it was because I ate a lot of carb and too little protein. I had the energy to pedal like hell, but my legs gave out really easily.

- In turn, I've been making a lot of food from scratch using healthy non-processed foods. Learning to eat better and balance my ratios for the added exercise. So far it's a way more fun learning experience than counting calories ever was. Plus, the added exercise allows for periodic snacking noooo problem.

All this time I tried to lose weight, but all it took was a lifestyle shift. Go fig. I'm eager to see what all this activity does for my health and shape. So far my clothes are getting way too big!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:07 AM
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The roads where I live are god awful, very curvy... aaand people zoom through them at 60mph+. I think up where my father works would do the trick, it's pretty straight, flat, and not many cars. Plus there's a pond at one end, so I could let whatever dog I'm running with take a dip.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:22 AM
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just had like a major binge. Trying not to dwell on it..what else can you do? It happened. Drinking plenty of water, went for a walk..
I dunno, just had a rough day and just went overboard and hit a wing/fast food place and just..inhaled everything.

It's hard. Focusing on my health and weight and what I'm eating without letting it go back into unhealthy thoughts and actions..
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:00 AM
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ewwww I have to do T25 Cardio today lol my least favorite of the alpha workouts.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:01 AM
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just had like a major binge. Trying not to dwell on it..what else can you do? It happened. Drinking plenty of water, went for a walk..
I dunno, just had a rough day and just went overboard and hit a wing/fast food place and just..inhaled everything.

It's hard. Focusing on my health and weight and what I'm eating without letting it go back into unhealthy thoughts and actions..
Today is a new day!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:20 PM
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DONE!!!! Cardio is out of the way... for a couple of days. I did a lot better this time. Knowing what was coming helped me be prepared and pace myself so I wasn't totally spent after the first 5 minutes lol but I definitely still got a good workout. I'm dripping

AND I'm down another two lbs from the 7 I put on lol. couple more lbs to go and then I'll be back to regular weight loss lol
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:49 PM
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My arms and legs were jello going in to work today from our workout this morning... I proceeded to bring in 2000lbs of product on my own.

My limbs feel liquified.
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