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Nightly gratitude

Friday, March 21, 2014

I'm going to just accept that I have moved beyond needing to track every bit of exercise. It's safe to say that it is a habit, part of my life. I've been busy picking up extra classes at the gym. I've started subbing in schools again. I've been so busy I've had to turn down a week's worth of sub jobs, at least. I'm definitely entering a new stage. Certified group fitness instructor/substitute public school teacher, which in theory will allow me to have some flexibility for volunteering like the crazy overachieving mother I seem to be. I'm past the calm relaxing part of parenthood. The baby days, the toddler days. Fewer lazy days with my kids. But with their growing up we have more fun adventurous opportunities as a family. I'm grateful for my husband and how hard he works for our family. I'm grateful for the past decade we've had each other. His love is a blessing. I'm grateful for his support. His willingness to have me be a stay at home mom, and take on the role as sole breadwinner. His love for me and our kids. He's a good man. I'm grateful that I can help him now, that I am able to return to work, that I went to college before having kids. I'm grateful for his friendship and that we can work as a team. I'm grateful for my life and health. I'm grateful that my life can evolve thus far without my happiness and feelings of contentment and peace negatively impacted (too much). I'm grateful for a warm bed. And it's about that time, too. Good night.

  
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Tracker Slacker

Monday, February 17, 2014

I have so totally not been tracking my fitness, at least not here. I've been using a different app and I got so behind logging them on this site that I just stopped. I've neglected my admin duty of awarding goodies for top fitness minute achieves. Sorry Team Redding. I've been studying for my GFI exam, and working and parenting.....life gets so busy. I'm not sure if I'm going to try to start logging again. I'll say that I will, though, and go from there. It isn't really a tool I feel I need at this point, but I do like seeing the minute total for the week.

  


2014 Numbers

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Around this time last year I stood on a body comp scale and received this cool slip of paper giving me information about my health.....bone density, fat%, water weight, etc. It was pretty neat. Today I just had a good old fashioned test done with calipers and a formula, though I was assured it is more accurate than the one I took last year. So, here are my 2014 numbers:
Weight-158.2 lbs
Height - 62 inches
Body fat 27.29%
BMI 29

Last year I was 151 lbs with 30% body fat.

The main reason I felt I needed to have the numbers checked was my weight gain. I wanted to see why I was gaining, as I make no secret of my eating what I want to eat. And it's, once again, a reminder that weight and BMI are not optimal measurements of health.

I recently "unliked" and unfollowed the Facebook page of a famous Biggest Loser winner because of her irresponsible focus on weight instead of body fat. And the recent BL controversy where the winner had a too low body fat, but won since she had the most weight lost. Outrageous. I thought the overall big picture goal of the show was good health. And just like too much fat makes you unhealthy, too little is also dangerous.
Can we please start to move towards not placing importance on pounds? I think it would be great for furthering the social cause of being healthy, not fat or skinny, but healthy.

  


Use it or lose it

Friday, January 10, 2014

I recently had minor surgery and was unable to workout for a few days. I was thrilled to get back working hard. It reminded me how important it is to be consistent and committed to exercise. If that wasn't enough I received a rather irritating visual reminder of the results of what not doing anything does to a person. Use it, or lose it, and most likely gain it, too. No thanks.

  
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MJ7DM33 1/10/2014 10:11PM

  So true! Thanks for the reminder!

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ROXIGIRL 1/10/2014 2:23AM

    It takes us months to achieve fitness level we want and days to loose it. I experienced myself good few years ago when we decided to take a break from running for a week during Xmas period due to snow. Ha ha, i was paying for it later. It took me and my running partner over a month to get back on track. It was hard.

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A New Year, A New Challenge

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I began 2014 with a 10k trail run. It was my first 10k. I rather enjoyed it. It felt great to finish. My feet hate me right now. I hope they forgive me in time for turbokick tomorrow.

  


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