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Long vacation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm done with work for a few weeks and am vacationing in siesta key fl on the gulf coast. Beach walk a couple miles every day and lots of fish dishes! Life is not just good it'd great!

  
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UMBILICAL 8/20/2014 4:46PM

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Progress this month so far

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Good golly, you'd think I tried to climb Mt Everest! I have been on my dear treadmill every day. I tell myself, just 5 minutes and before I know it I've done 20 or 30 minutes and a mile! The water has been iced tea but I'm getting it down.

Today I decided to get real and updated my weight goals. I got down from my high a couple of years ago but I realized I've been settling for that and not getting to where I need to be to get out of the obese and overweight BMI categories. So I reset my goals to reflect where I am TODAY and where I need to be.

On another note, the PT is helping a lot and I'm able to do Yoga without pain. Learning what muscle was injured and working with it to heal is making the difference.

  
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TRAVELGRRL 8/9/2014 2:43PM

    Good for you! You are getting busy and making progress!

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REGINAROLLINS 8/9/2014 1:16PM

  Love that treadmill-don't settle for ok make it WOW

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The year so far

Friday, August 01, 2014

It's been stressful year, or better put, a year when I've stressed about situations. Reviewing my diet and exercise to date, I've been eating almost 2000 calories a day on average and I'm 2000 minutes behind my fitness minutes goal. What I've learned is that stressing, overeating and under-exercising takes my body up almost 10 lbs. I took up Yoga a year ago and I love it but I dropped my daily walk, whether it was outside or on the treadmill, and that contributed to the gain too. And, getting older doesn't make it any easier as that extra weight contributes to my back pains.

So, enough whining. What have I learned? That changing little habits contribute to my progress. That any changes I make, good or bad, don't show up the next day and don't go away in a day either.

I'm committing to 5 minutes a day on the treadmill, until the weather cools off again, then I can get outside. I've gone to a Physical Therapist to get exercises for my back and learned its a muscle strain that's causing the pain this time, not the nerve. I also want to deliberately drink 8 oz of water a day.

So that's my plan for August new habits - 5 minutes a day TM and 1 glass of water. Start small and reap big results.

  
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TRAVELGRRL 8/1/2014 6:45PM

    Well, at least you are arresting the weight gain at 10 pounds instead of waiting until it's 20, 30, or more! So give yourself credit. I like your plan -- slow and steady always wins the race!

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BRAINBENTT 8/1/2014 1:35PM

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Summer blahs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It's that time of year again in AZ - scorching heat. The city pretty much shuts down entertainment wise and folks avoid going out into the "oven" of the day. And what happens? Eat, eat, eat. Ugh. Vacations can break things up but they are their own trap for diet detours. Enough whining. I need to purge my pantry and freezer and get back to having the right foods in the house. Even if I don't feel like it.

  
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TRAVELGRRL 7/27/2014 7:47PM

    I TOTALLy get your blog! We just need to suck it up and do what we know works!!!

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Taking time to heal

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I have been going to Yoga almost daily since last July and loving it. I finally found something that gets me moving that I enjoy. So, last week when I over did some twisting and strained my back I was bummed. I've had a weak back for years and have had sciatica issues in the past. This time it was muscle strain. I took the week off from yoga, had to, couldn't move very much, and did the ice, heat, muscle relaxant, pain killer routine. Yesterday I was able to walk again without a cane for support and did a few minutes on the treadmill and was back to Yoga, very easy, last night. I've let my weight creep up and those extra pounds don't help. The back pain is a pointed reminder that there's more to keeping fit than appearances!

  
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NORWOODGIRL 6/15/2014 9:49PM

    Back issues are the worst! I hope you heal quickly and get back into the routines that make you happy.

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