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Spark People Tracker- a good slap in the face

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Well that was an interesting experiment. I just took measurements to report in, when I realized that I had done it 10 months ago. Oh geez.... it's right there in print.....

Yep... I'm up an inch here and an inch there.... inch, inch, inch, everywhere.

Wow.... what a wake up call.

there's just now way to deny the truth, is there. It's all right there in that tracker.

I'm glad, though, because it is quite motivating to see the slip... no really... I know what I can achieve... it's right there in the numbers.


Embrace the Cellulite Ladies...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I have been hitting the gym HARD this past three weeks. I have gone so far as to take all of the classes that typically destroy me (.... that would be SPIN class), and on occasion, and am also doubling up on a class or two (what can I say... I can't pass up Zumba. It's just too much fun).

So, with all the strain I'm putting on my quads, I'm noticing something.... MORE cellulite.

You might be thinking... "STOP what you're doing! You're supposed to be getting RID of it, NOT getting more of it!".

Nope. Not me. I'm glad to see it.

Why??? Why on earth would I think that?....

Because I know that cellulite is the result of muscle building up in my legs and the fat in my skin is being squeezed.

So, I'm going to embrace that feeling, because I did squats yesterday as part of a class and my thighs laughed at the instructor's effort to strain them.

Because my knees no longer have grinding feeling.

Because my knees no longer feel weak when I get up.

Because I'm forcing, Forcing, FORCING myself to focus on the whole body, not just how I look.

Because my scale came down two pounds.

Because I have so much energy.

Because on the days I don't work out, I am ultra hyper and need to go run around outside for a few minutes.

Because I see muscle definition coming back to various parts of my body.

All those 'becauses'...

What rewards I am reaping!

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TAYLORMAID7 7/22/2010 10:14AM

    emoticon Embracing my cellulite!!! Never looked at it that way before!!!!

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Where's the Disclaimer for Edited Photos?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I just saw the following article about an airbrushed photo, and was truly shocked on how distorted the editing has made the model. LOOK at the photo. How scary is that?


A lot of you have daughers and nieces. Is this what you want them to intepret as normal?

Why are there no DISCLAIMERS on magazine advertisements for edited/airbrushed bodies?... "Objects have been altered/edited/reshaped at the request of the advertiser"???

I cannot understand why it is legal for entertainers/models, etc. to be portrayed this way without some kind of disclaimer.

Is there a cause out there already? If not, expect to hear more from me on this one!

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QUIKSYLVER 4/7/2010 1:09PM

    Her left thigh looks disfigured almost. emoticon

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Interesting Gluteus Exercise

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I think I just found a new exercise... by accident.

Stand on on foot. On the glute of leg bearing your weight. You will know immediately you've got it right... now, lift the free leg slowly to a 90 degree angle in front of you, with thigh parellel to the floor. FEEEELLLL the glute of your weight bearing leg engage.

Oh ya... feels soooo goood.

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PMFISH 3/24/2010 8:07PM

    Was doing those this morning! Feel like I have been kicked in both gluts, because of lack of activity due to hospital stay last month. Takes forever to build, but you can lose it in 10 days and it has certainly been longer than that. Good news is muscle memory, so won't take as long to get back as it did to get there in the first place. Need a good massage!!


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Marking Progress

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yesterday I took a spin class for the first time in 5 months. I am happy to say that I held my own, relative to my previoius attempts. I am glad to note the difference in physical stamina, and that the last 3 months of consistent work outs are showing their worth.


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