Category Archives: Goals

My Second Ever 5K Race

Two weeks after running my first ever 5K race, I ran another one today. I did pretty good. And, I came close to my goal – despite my last minute concerns. Per my Forerunner 205, my time for the race … Continue reading

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Setting A Reasonable Second Ever 5K Race Goal

Eight days ago, I said that my goal was to run my upcoming race on Sunday in less than 28 minutes – and hopefully as close to 26 minutes as possible.  Now, I am re-thinking that goal. My best time ever for a … Continue reading

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Itching To Run Again

Since I had so much fun with my first-ever 5K race, I have been itching to do it again.  And, today, I signed up for another one – to be held 10 days from now. It’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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My First Ever 5K Race

The day after turning 49, I ran my first ever 5K race (today). First, my early fears about the weather conditions were a waste.  It was perfect out there this morning – high of 54° F and partly cloudy.  (And, … Continue reading

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Scale History

Below is my weight history since joining Weight Watchers back in June of 2006: Click on the image above to enlarge it. Another way to look at my history is to use my average weight each year as comparison: Year … Continue reading

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Setting A Reasonable First Ever 5K Race Goal

The other day I shared my concerns over my upcoming first-ever 5K race.  It will be here soon – as it is just 12 days away. Last night, I decided to drive the “road” part of the course again.  (It … Continue reading

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Diet Coke Dilemma

Earlier this year, I gave up drinking Diet Coke – and went seven months without having one. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve slipped back into the habit of having one a day, on weekdays, where I grab a … Continue reading

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Scale Horror

Most days, I weigh myself after breakfast on the bathroom scale.  And, my magic number (or target weight) for that time of the day is 170 pounds – give or take a pound.  If I am around that mark, I’m … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 11

Per the plan, I was supposed to run a 5K today.  The issue?  I was not in my best mental state this morning.  I was tired, sore and still feeling my cold a bit.  Also, I was still down over … Continue reading

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Post C25K: The Quest For The Sub 25-Minute 5K

Back in March of this year, I completed the C25K program.  Since that time, here are the “times” for my personal 5K runs: Date Min. Sec. March 8th 29   March 13th 29   March 15th 30   March 18th … Continue reading

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Metabolism 101

Great stuff on this from Dr. Mark Cheng at BeachBody – The human metabolic process is broken down into two parts: catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism is the “burning” or digesting of food or fuel sources to provide cells with energy. … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 18 (Part II)

This is crazy. We went to a street fair today and the wind was blowing.  That’s never good with hay fever.  Afterwards, we came home and I fell asleep in front of the TV – watching a baseball game.  I … Continue reading

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Drawing The Line

I’ve been doing well with what I eat.  Actually, for the last five years now, I’ve been making good food choices and using portion control – and I feel great about what I’m doing in terms of managing my healthy … Continue reading

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Well, It’s A Start

This morning, I did Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Trainer Workout (Total Body). Hey, it’s better than nothing. And, it got me thinking. For me to get into a gym/workout groove, I need a plan/program/goal. Just like when I did Power 90 … Continue reading

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2011 Personal Fitness Goal Report Card [Update]

I’ve really been slacking in the exercise department. I’m not close to the effort/pace that I had over the first two months of this year. On the positive-side, I’ve been eating well, making smart food choices, and maintaining my healthy … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

Remember back on May 13th when I said I wanted to lose three pounds in the next two weeks? One week after that, I was about half-way there with a loss of 1.6 pounds. Today was my next weigh-in and I’ve … Continue reading

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Second & Five

Remember last week when I said I wanted to drop three pounds?  Well, I’m down 1.6 pounds since that time.  Just moving the chains, one chunk at a time…

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Throwing A Stake In The Ground At Three Pounds

Yesterday was a weigh-in day for me.  And, despite yesterday’s compliments, I’m about three pounds heavier than what’s a more comfortable weight for me. Now, many may laugh at concern over a three pound weight gain.  But, for me, I … Continue reading

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Going Off Plan To Stay On Plan

Yesterday was supposed to be a “gym day” for me. I do try and go to the gym on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. But, it was Easter Sunday – and we had family plans. Also, my gym was only open … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into A Fitness Routine

Back when I joined my gym in October 2010, my goal was to workout every Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. These days synched up nice with my job and family requirements and they also gave me some rest/spacing between days – … Continue reading

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Setting A Better Health Example For The Kids

Yesterday, we had dinner at the local Chinese buffet. That’s always a sight to behold. It’s amazing to see so many very large people – so big that it’s difficult for them to walk properly – load up their plate … Continue reading

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Spare The Iditarod, Spoil The Runner

Snow be damned, I went running this evening at 5:30 pm. It wasn’t that bad out. Just past the gloaming. The onset of nightfall. The temp was around 35 °F and the roads were slushy but passable. It was very … Continue reading

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Reasonable Weekly Weight Loss Expectations

True confession: I do watch TV shows like The Biggest Loser and Heavy. Why? I suppose it’s because I like to see people overcome their obesity problem – having fought that fight myself. But, I’ve always been concerned about the … Continue reading

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National Weight Control Registry

Today, I submitted my application to become a participant in the National Weight Control Registry. Who are they? Well, Greta Christina recently mentioned them while sharing her weight loss journey. And, it’s a great summary as to what they do … Continue reading

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Four For The Core

My core is the forgotten stepchild of my exercise plan. It’s a classic case of ignoring your weakest spot. But, I’m looking to put a stop to that. I’m going to start off slow – with a modest goal of … Continue reading

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