Oct 9, 2012

Goal Update for September

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It's time for another quarter update.  Let's cut to the chase and go over the last three months' goals.

July to September - Running for health
  • Continue to maintain weight at 116 lbs  (minimum at 115 lbs and maximum at 118 lbs)
  • Keep working on those stubborn stomach flabs and improve WHR - let's bring out those ABS!
  • Exercise daily and incorporate running / jogging
  • Join fun runs at least once a month

For the 1st and 2nd items, maintaining that weight range and waist to hip ratio (WHR) I must say is a tricky business for me.  I wanted a better WHR but I don't want to lose any more weight.  At 116 lbs, I am slimmer all over and I'm not sure I really like being that slim, except of course for the smaller midsection.  My ideal weight range is 115 - 126 lbs.  I now weigh 121 lbs, which is right smack at the middle of the range and actually where I started.  I gained back the 5 lbs I lost but I don't feel uneasy about that.  With weight, I must say I've got a roomful of flexibility in there and it's not actually a deal breaker for me.  Waist to hip ratio is another story.  I'm back to the apple range (sigh).  But I am not disheartened.  In fact, I love the fact that my WHR is something of a challenge.  It means I can be busy with something else aside from the usual work load.  

With the 3rd and 4th goals, as you know, I've been joining fun runs whenever I can.  For the last 3 months, I was supposed to have three runs but only managed two because of that unfortunate business with Run 800.  I also do weekend long runs whenever I can, but mostly, my exercises are all indoors. 

Momentarily, I also had to stop the 200 squats challenge.  In my excitement at doing the task, I forgot that I already had a left knee injury some years ago.  At first, it was okay but on the 3rd week of the squats program, I felt piercing pain whenever I climb stairs, particularly if the spaces between steps are far apart.  So, no squats for the meantime.  It's a good thing that I feel no pain when I run.  Fair enough, I think.  As long as I can still run, I'd forgo the squatting business, or go easy with it.  We'll see how things go.  

Alright, so I fulfilled some items, and some not so much.  I'm not banging my head on the wall just because I failed at some things. That's the reality of life.  What's important is I am doing something and not simply sitting around, waiting for something to happen.  I've been there, and I now see the big difference of being up on my feet and actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle. 

As a parting shot:
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51 comments:

  1. I am soooo motivated by you! I started running yesterday! And wow ha.. 116lbs.. grabe! I want to bring back my weight that low too! Galing! Keep it up sis! :)

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  2. Wow, your weight is okay na sis. I love reading your posts cuz they serve as motivations for me, too. I have really slacked a lot in the past two weeks after my SBD diet, but as in, right now, as in, now na, I will hit my treadmill!Sige, I will go na ;)

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  3. You already Ate A. I wanted to run too but I'm not yet allowed for now but I do some stretching when I can (I hope that helps)... I'd like to get slimmer but I always forgot what I supposed to do. Yey! This one's really an inspiring post Ate A.. Try ko to do these things din when I'm well na talaga! ♥

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  4. I admire you for being conscious about your health. I am also starting to be more aware of what I eat and my amount of exerscise too. Your posts always motivate me!

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  5. There is no reason why you cant maintain your weight, you're motivated man, how i wish i can walk/run soon...

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  6. good thing we have this commex weekly aileen... everytime i am here i am always reminded of my failed attempts in my losing weight hehehe :-) ok ok will get back on track na ulit... :D

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  7. cheers for the feat and goodluck to your last quarter goals
    love the quote

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  8. Eterna-Pinay Mom's CareOctober 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Losing weight is also my goal. I started gaining more weight when i was pregnant. I want to bring back my weight when I was in mid20's. I will start running and less carb to reach my goal.

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  9. congratulations on your physical improvements! im so envious!

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  10. As time pass by sis, grabe I'm so happy for what you've achieved.
    Visiting from CommEx Oct9.

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  11. Naku eto na naman sis. Kaiinggit! Ako nagtry sana un cardio dance exercise kaso na sprain ang paa ko. haha. Di ko na ulit naulit pero gusto ko sya ulitin and araw arawin. Problem is time na naman.


    Mommy Maye

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  12. Michelle Villarta-CabanasOctober 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    I admire your determination Aileen. In fact, you're one reason why I got motivated to run. I enjoy reading your posts because it is inspirational. In the place where my dancesport kids train, there's a running track/oval. So, while waiting for them, I jog for at least 30 mins. At home, in the 6am, I work on my flabs thru my DVD routine of Hi-Hop Abs. Please keep posting for more health related topics. :-)

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  13. i think i need to visit your blog every time i lose my motivation to stay fit and healthy. I am so heavy right now, seeing your blog makes we wanna exercise all day and burn all those baby fats i have.. hahaha

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  14. Your enthusiasm is inspiring. Y'know weight doesn't matter. Rather, it's good that you see WHR as a challenge. Pat yourself on the back for doing very well.
    Looking forward to your next update sistah!

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  15. Like them, I've always admired your perseverance when it comes to your health maintenance. It's very rare kasi to find a person that's really serious about lloking after their health. One more thing that's really difficult kasi is incorporating a healthy and balanced diet sa health maintenance apart from exercise. Masrap kasi mag feast on carbs at maging couch potato. Hahaha. But kidding aside, you're doing great and thank you for inspiring all of us. :)

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  16. You weight is much better then mine. I am striving to be more motivated to exercise too so I can get my weight down.

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  17. Pareho tayo girl, I stopped for a week sa 200 squat challenge kaya nung tinuloy ko ung week 2, mejo masakit at muntik ko ng hindi ma abot ung minimum dun sa last set. Pero I liked the sweat that I perspire whenever I finish the days program kaya itinuloy ko pa rin :)

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  18. great! it's good to have a goal so you can track if you're improving. my goal for october is to have more sit ups than bfore. ^^

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  19. I need to start running... how do I begin? My life has been sendentary. I tried going to the gym but that only lasted a month.

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  20. Good for you sis that you have a treadmill...although if I live where you do, I'd have no need for that...you have such a lot of parks to run around...How I envy you sis...kung pwede lang mag-relocate dyan lol!

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  21. Hi Ditas! You need to go easy on that if you have been sedentary...I started with getting up on my feet and did a lot of walking. Minimum is 6000 steps per day...for weight loss, at least 10,000 steps. When I started, I barely made it to 3000 steps and that is sedentary lol! I worked it up slowly...and now back to running form. :-) Consulting your doctor before you embark on such things would be wise.

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  22. I will try to resume sis...bu I read somewhere that for those with knee injuries, squats are a no-no...but I so love doing it...I'll try to work around it and see how I can make a little compromise hehehe

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  23. That's great Dominique!

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  24. Sis, I could almost resist all carbs, except potatoes and pastas hahaha! Okay lang naman yun as long as you don't over-indulge and you can burn that, go on and feast. :-)

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  25. Hay sis, isa ka sa motivation ko...the hot mama! I wish someday I could wear a swimsuit like you do lol!

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  26. Happy to hear that you're into running also Michelle. That's right, take advantage of the track oval...and 30 min continuous run is great!

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  27. Me I'd like to bring back the figure I had when I was 23 hehehe...

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  28. Sis, di baleng failed basta may attempts lagi...keep it up and you'll succeed.

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  29. Thanks Sanna! It does boil down to healthy eating and a more active lifestyle

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  30. Oist! You have to get well muna...that's right, no running for you. Paluin kita hehehe

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  31. heto na naman ako super inggit Ms. Aileen, how I wish (puro wish) na mag run din hehehe.. kaso wala ako ka run mate. ayaw mag run ng asawa ko huhu..:)

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  32. Having chronicles like this can sure helps in monitoring success and progress.

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  33. I really need to do some exercise as well, I just need to find a routine that I would enjoy...

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  34. Farida Jane TiongsonOctober 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    I think the hardest to do is maintain a desired weight but with your persistence and determination, you'll succeed :)

    Aileen, help naman. I want to have my own domain name too. I have been chatting with Marie and she said you helped her with hers. Please email me at inlovewithsunflower@yahoo.com if you have time. Thanks :)

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  35. I want to shed thos abs too...hehehe

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  36. Olga Thursdee EspinoOctober 13, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    I really do admire how you've set goals for yourself and consistently monitor your progress. I do hope October's going to be a good month for you and you'd hurdle those minor setbacks.

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  37. Yup, miss ko din magrun lately. I only have time after lunch and after six kasi. Pag lunch, sobrang init kaya treadmill na lang (my dad's actually) , kasi pag evening, 6PM is soo dark na, baka may sumabay sa aking nakaputi,bigla akong mapapa 10K hehe

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  38. You inspire me! =) I jog once in a while, but I've been so lazy lately. I think it's time for me to wear my running shoes again!

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  39. A wonderful attitude wins you half the battle. Keep it up! :)

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  40. it does help to have a goal. its also important that you dont beat youself up too much if you don't reach it. :)

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  41. Khimbyrlee EerlrybmihkOctober 14, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Awwee. Good for you to have goals for a better health. I keep missing exercise.

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  42. I am going to look into that WHR thing. I hope I am at a normal range although I doubt it.

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  43. Thanks for the inspirational quote at the last part of your blog post. Indeed it's a good way on how we sees failure in life.

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  44. Good to have a goal, I admire you Aileen for keeping your goals come true. mahirap kaya mag set hahaha.. goodluck sis..

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  45. Hi Farida! I already sent you an email, just now. Hope that helps. :-)

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  46. I adore your determination. Congrats to you.

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  47. Congratulations on being consistent. That is always the key to any exercise program. -JB

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  48. whenever I read your blog, it gives me this feeling of doing small steps to lose weight. may pressure...

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  49. I love the quote! It makes me inspired too. Keep it up! :)

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  50. You are so lucky to be in good health!!! Congrats... I'll see if I can do any of your tips!

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  51. Grace | Domestic DivaOctober 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    this inspired me..i am joining your goal too! :)

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