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Reflection on Week 2 of January Challenge

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Week 2 of the January Challenge went well. Despite being on steroids for allergies, I managed to lose 1.5 pounds. My doctor was pleased with my progress too! She wants me back in the water as much as possible since I have a wider range of motion in the water. Since my allergies seem (keeping my fingers crossed here) to be under control, I was given the green light to go back into water and I was fine on my first time back! How I've missed being in the water. I'm hoping that I can continue with my water exercise classes without any more breakouts. Being in the water gives me a freedom of motion that I don't get any other way.

I decided to do the New You Boot Camp to vary my normal routine. Who would have thought six months ago that I could even attempt to do a boot camp!!! Doing the New You Boot camp has been challenging and fun; giving my exercise a new twist. I was sore for the first time in many months so I must have targeted some muscles that need work. It was a good kind of sore not an injury kind of sore. I especially like the fact that Coach Nicole offers some alternate body positions for those of us who have physical limitations.

I've certainly had some small victories this week. These small things really keep me going. Even though I gained weight in December, when I tried on one of my newer bathing suits to go to the pool , it was too big. YES, YES, YES !!! This tells me that I've gained some muscle and am actually smaller even though I weigh a few pounds more due to the December gain. I was very excited and I'd have to say that it was the highlight of my week!

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BECCA_BEE 1/11/2009 11:27PM

    Woo Hoo!!! You're doing great!!

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CINNIEMAY 1/10/2009 6:47PM

    You are doing great! Keep it up!!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/10/2009 11:48AM

    You are doing so much right!! Isn't it great when the scale loses it power over us. Those numbers don't tell the whole picture. Yes on gaining muscle and losing fat and inches!! I am so glad you are able to get back into the pool. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Back In the Water

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm excited! I went to the dermatologist this morning and he said that I can try to go back to water aerobics class tomorrow. Oh how I've missed the water. It's been almost four weeks since I've been able to got to aerobics class. I can do exercises and movements in the water that I can't on land. I hope that I won't break out again, after being in the water, but we'll deal with that when the time comes. I can't wait! I just had to share!!! emoticon

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January 2009 Challenge end of week one

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I've done a fairly good job so far, for this week anyway. Stayed in my calorie range, need to sleep a bit better tonight, I've done lots of exercise, took time for me, drank lots of water and completed the daily challenges. I do need to watch the sodium a bit closer. At least the water will wash some of the salt out of my system within the next few days.

This next week will be even better as I get back into the groove. I'm pumped!!! I can do this for me!
I want to be healthy and strong!!!

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KIMUSH23 1/4/2009 6:34PM

    You are getting there! Congrats on the effort!

2009 It Is OUR Turn To SPARKLE!
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CINNIEMAY 1/4/2009 4:01PM

    great job!

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Off to a Great Start

Thursday, January 01, 2009

I'm off to great start. I've done 130 minutes of exercise and I've stayed in my calorie range! I'm feeling good and relaxed. I feel confident that I'm going to be successful this year too! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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CINNIEMAY 1/4/2009 3:18PM

    I know that you can too! emoticon emoticon

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FSUNOLEFAN29 1/3/2009 8:25PM

    Way to start the new yar off right! Way to go!

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Looking back on 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

One thing I like to do at the end of every year, is to reflect on that year. This has been a year of changes for me. Some good, some bad, some happy and some sad. (that sounds like a little poem!)
I am pleased with my decision to become healthy. It has had a major impact on my life in a very positive way. I feel better about myself and know that I'm doing some very good ,healthy things just for me. I'm trying to give up abusive family situations and my self esteem has improved accordingly. My appreciation for the little joys in life has increased and I'm trying to "take time to smell the roses". Despite all of life's trials and tribulations this past year, I am happy and content. I'm finding peace. This in turn has had a domino effect on those around me which has been a pleasant surprise. I guess I never gave enough thought to how what I do can positively or negatively affect others. Something to think about and write about on another day, another blog.

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CINNIEMAY 12/29/2008 9:53PM

    Take care of yourself! We only get one ride on this rollercoaster of life!

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