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    #16
    Well done for not giving up, and do keep posting! We're here to cheer you on if you need it. It's okay if you find things too hard or fail at something, that's not the same thing as giving up.

    And your birthday wish sounds awesome! Hooray for supportive partners!

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      #17
      Thank you KYRO and SkorpionUK ... I needed to hear that

      I just get so frustrated when things seem to be going well and then DON'T LOL I'm very easily discouraged in general (something to work on, it doesn't do me any favors) and it's especially frustrating that it's something as stupid as my shins holding me back from running when I'm not even out of breath! >|

      The good thing about this life is every day is a new day, right?? I probably won't get a run in today, working until 3pm and then traveling until 7pm or so, but I WILL commit to Gravity and show those lunge step-ups who's boss around here!!

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        #18
        Gravity Day 14
        Here's a brilliant revelation: working out at 10 pm is a crummy idea. Really really crummy. It took me embarrassingly long to finish 80 reps of lunge step ups, side leg raises and squats. And God only knows how I beat my old wall sit to failure time! 65-45-40. I'm beat.

        My knees are really bothering me today too, so I'm glad I'd already given myself permission to skip the treadmill. Maybe tomorrow, our room is five doors down from the fitness center, which has two treadmills in front of picture windows overlooking a lake

        Tonight, I'm off to bed. (Note on any future jumping jacks: we're on the ground floor 😂)

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          #19
          Yeah I don't do well with late-night workouts! Well done though

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            #20
            I'm going to be sore tomorrow and strong the next day. Because today I'm going to be a lump on the couch. I MAY end up guilting myself into Gravity tonight but it's not looking promising.

            Recap of the weekend: My 10 pm workout on Friday night totally blew my motivation for yesterday, so I did nothing. Today was meetings this morning and then a four hour drive home, during which we stopped for a too large lunch (well, we stopped for lunch, no one forced me to have a Patty melt and onion rings ...) So I have little motivation this evening either. My next Walk to Run is 30 minutes so I'm not exactly looking forward to it after Thursday's fail.

            On a positive note, I took the stairs instead of the elevator all weekend. Which sounds small but I was back and forth to the room about a hundred times so I'm counting it as activity

            What I learned: I need to actively schedule workouts when we travel this summer, and stick to those "appointments"... It's the only way I'm going to keep this up. So this weekend was a learning experience that I can and will (MUST) use for longer trips this summer. This is just too important to me, I refuse to throw away the gains I've made.

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              #21
              Took the evening to catch up on DDs... Four more with EC that I missed earlier this week (current totals 28, 25 with EC). Tomorrow, giving it my all to get back on track Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

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                #22
                I like that you're treating your experience as learning material. And well done on coming back and doing the DDs!

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                  #23
                  Ta-da, happy Monday and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself

                  Walking to Running Day 19
                  It's been four days since I got on the treadmill and today was five sets of three minutes walking, three minutes running. After Thursday I was expecting it to go badly. But, it didn't!! Around the third run I got into a pretty nice groove. On the fifth I'm going to blame it on endorphins because Colbie Callait's "Try" came on and my eyes got a little misty. I LOVE that song, I think every young girl needs to internalize that message, but when she sang "run the extra mile" I was just struck with this feeling of gratitude for the supportive people in my life, especially SO. I'm not doing this because someone told me I need to be different, or better, skinnier, prettier, but because I want to. For that I'm so thankful.

                  Gravity Day 15
                  Upper body followed by pushups to failure. 22-9-8 was only one pushup more than last time, but the first set increased by four (over 20, yay!) and I feel like my form was much better. I was able to go lower to the ground than last time for sure. Goal: 50. You know, for the badge

                  So, back on track as planned tomorrow is a 15 minute walk so might do two days of Gravity to play catch up. For now, sitting on the front porch, smelling dinner cooking on the grill. Life's good!

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                    #24
                    22 push ups in a row -- way to go!

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                      #25
                      Thanks!! I think I started with 11 or 12. They don't come up on Gravity as often as I was expecting. I'm looking forward to the 50 Pushup challenge when I finish this.

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                        #26
                        Today was a good day

                        Walking to Running Day 20
                        15 minute walk, so I did an Abel supply run for Zombies Run Kicked up both speed and incline and my shins felt great!

                        Gravity Day 16
                        Stretching, half jacks (converted to jumping jacks, I'm loving the shoulder burn after yesterday) and splits (STILL no progress ) I thought about doing day 17 (planks, planks and more planks) but I looked ahead to day 18 and that's the dreaded lunge steps and wall sits to failure again. Given my schedule tomorrow that wouldn't be feasible, so called today a day

                        Happy Tuesday! I might give those judo push-ups a try in a little bit!! They look hard, but kind of fun too

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                          #27
                          Hey nice work K e l l y ! Glad you're feeling awesome

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                            #28
                            Anyone want a bathroom scale? I'm throwing mine out.

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                              #29
                              That bad K e l l y, huh?
                              Keep calm, because you should already know that fitness is a journey, not a short walk down the Easy Road.
                              So, chin up and forge on that a masterpiece that will show this freakin' scale who's the boss!

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by K e l l y View Post
                                Anyone want a bathroom scale? I'm throwing mine out.
                                You are probably just gaining muscle. It happens with strength gains.

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