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So, last semester kept me away from going to the gym, and it sucked. I was in classes from 8 AM - 2 PM, Monday through Friday. I would then have to pick up the hubby from wherever he was substitute teaching that day, come home, and then attend to house duties (cooking, cleaning, fishtank maintenance). Homework in the evening, and then crash into bed at 11 PM.

This semester is going to be much easier on my fitness schedule. Class on Monday from 9 AM - 9 PM, class on Tuesday from 5 PM - 9 PM, class on Wednesday from 9 AM - 3 PM, and one online class. So I have at least Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings to hit up the gym. Saturdays are out as we spend the day doing a scrub of the house and having company over for dinner & movies/games, and we'll see what Sunday brings (Sunday I usually dedicate to homework, but we'll see if I need to this semester).

Unfortunately, because of my laxness in going to the gym last semester I don't have the stamina to run a 5k anymore. :( This must be fixed! I also gained about 10 pounds because I ate like a cow - ice cream 5 nights a week, pies, cookies, tons of pasta and bread (though my diet is heavy in that anyway because we're income-challenged).

So, my fitness goals for 2011:
  • Lose the 10 pounds I gained last semester by June by bringing my eating back under control.
  • Lose an additional 10 pounds to bring my weight to 135 by December.
  • Be able to run a 5k in under 30 minutes by March.
  • Be able to run a half-marathon (in any amount of time) by December.

From time to time my posts here will be about my fitness progress. I'm going to make an effort to use TheDailyPlate on a daily basis to keep track of my caloric intake/foods, and my weight. I'm going to use foursquare and runkeeper to keep track of my running stats. And I'm looking into Fitango for a half-marathon plan.

If you wish to follow:



On that note, I managed to run 1.7 miles in 22 minutes. Terrible, horrible, ew. Let's get to work on fixing that, shall we?


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