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Cold Turkey

Today, after being so fed up with myself, I put myself first!  I pushed out 45 quick push-ups (would have done 50, but my dogs decided to intervene).  I did get 50 push-ups in last week!  I call them my cardio push-ups.  I do them quick and not quite sure if I have good form, but I do 50 nonetheless!

Then, I hopped on the treadmill and ran at 6.0 MPH for 20 minutes straight!!!!  Did sprints after that until I hit 3 miles.  So So proud of myself! 

I have come to the full realization that I am highly addicted to sugar again.  Can’t say NO to dessert.  Therefore, I quit sugar tomorrow cold turkey.  Yes, I said it!  Giving up sugar on Thanksgiving of all days!!!  It’s the only way I’m going to be able to gain control over my sugar addiction.  I know what I’m in for.  Not looking forward to the detox, but I’ll get thru it.  Hopefully it won’t be as bad as the first time 2.5 years ago.

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50 in 15 – Day 15!

Didn’t get to the gym today, but remembered…”Oh crap!  Today’s day 15!  I gotta do my push-ups!”

Pushed out 40!  Not quite 50, but 5 better than my best!  I’ll take it I guess. 

Still going to work up to 50! 

 

50 in 15 – Days 13 & 14

No progress!  Days 13 & 14 – COMPLETE 😦

50 in 15 – Day 12

BACK IN THE GYM!  I’m supposed to be cutting for 4 weeks.  Started out with push-ups…need to see if this goal of 50 is going to happen by Friday.  Nope…NOT GOING TO HAPPEN 😦  Only was able to do 35 push-ups.  BUT…It will continue to be my goal that I will strive for!

After I did a few sets of push-ups, I couldn’t bring myself to leave the weights to do cardio!  Had to get a back and bi workout in with some core.  More push-ups too.

Did head to the treadmill for some cardio, but was so discouraged over how much I was peeing!  Only did 7 minutes!  My pelvic floor is so DAMN week right now!

Headed back to the weights for a bit more back and core.

Felt great to get back to the gym!  Day 12 – COMPLETE

50 in 15 – Day 11

First day of work with my new job.  Didn’t take time for me today.  Nothing accomplished 😦 Day 11 – COMPLETE

50 in 15 – Days 8 – 10

Progress is not going well!  Been busy with ending my time at my job of 9 years.  Boozing, hangover.  Worth it, but ugh!

Weekend spent getting ready for my new job and rehabbing my kitchen.  Didn’t take time to exercise 😦

I don’t think there is any way I’m pushing out 50 in 5 more days!!!

Days 8 – 10 – NOT COMPLETE 😦

50 in 15 – Day 7

Workout with Anne.  Did core today …again.  Need to strengthen it!  My core is probably my weakest body part. 

Challenged Anne to a push-up challenge hoping it would push me past 35.   We had to use the same form.  Turns out, I’ve been using my shoulders more than my chest when doing push-ups.  I switched to Anne’s form and was only able to do 30 …ugh!  I should be proud of still being able to push them out, but I want 50!

Day 7 – COMPLETE

50 in 15 – Day 6

Only workout I got in today was some push-ups.  Whoa!  Definitely not feeling it today.  Only could push out 20 in a row!  But my muscles are still healing from yesterday’s workout and I know I didn’t eat enough protein or drink enough water today.  Day 6 – COMPLETE

50 in 15 – Day 5

Core workout with Anne.  Was a good core and low back workout.  Followed up with chest, shoulders and triceps.  Good workout today, but didn’t feel like I pushed my strength training workout enough.  Don’t think I’m feeding my body what I need to work out at optimal performance.  Did 35 wide armed push-ups in a row.  Making progress, but can’t feel the drag from not doing steady weight training.  Day 5 – COMPLETE

50 in 15 -Days 3 & 4

Nothing…man!  Too busy at home catching up from my too busy life.  Days 3 & 4 – COMPLETE

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