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A New Path to Fitness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I have discovered a better balance for myself in regards to fitness. I have realized that I was not doing enough strength training as I should be, especially since I am not exactly super young anymore. I am following a book written by some well respected trainers within the fitness realm. The book is New Rules of Lifting: Supercharged, for men and women by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Crossgrove. This book is life changing and I highly recommend it for anyone that is trying to lose weight, change their body composition, loose fat, "tone" up, or just plain want to get ridiculously strong. I feel like Wonder Woman :D

I track my food and keep an eye on my weight, but at about 3 months into the program, I lost 3 inches, gained strength, and barely any changes in my weight, plus no dieting. Also, I hardly ever do any cardio except things I enjoy. I might add a cycling class into it because I do love a good sweat sesh every so often. My labs and everything have been absolutely perfect at the doctor, plus I can't even get thru the office without a doctor/nurse commenting on what great shape I am in. And if you saw me, I bet you would never guess that I am 5lbs away from being considered at an obese weight, wearing a women's size 6. I am fairly lean and muscular now. I might not be the size 2 that I used to be, but I am probably close to being that lean and definitely more muscular. I lift heavy weights, eat good tasty food, and enjoy life. Who wants to be a crabby starving size 2 when you can be a very happy muscled size 6 :D

Peace wine and chocolate to you all :D

  
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LJCANNON 7/15/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon Congratulations on discovering (or Re-Discovering) a Love for Lifting. It really IS The Fountain Of Youth, in My Opinion.
emoticon Also Big Congratulations on the Great Lab Results!! That is W-A-Y More important than a Number on the Scale, OR the Size of your Jeans (although Size 6 is Phenomenal!!)

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I figured out my blogging issues

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I have a pop-up blocker on Google Chrome and for some reason when I click the button to add a blog entry, it will not ask me if I want to open the pop-up. Not sure how to fix this. I am just using another browser to blog.

Anyway, I also have not been around because everyone in my house has been sick sick sick and I have been taking care of a sick baby while being sick! No time for logging anything till recently so I am going to try to get back on track!

As I have gotten a little more knowledgable about food over the years, after taking various biology classes and nutrition classes, I have become more aware of what is going into my body and into my baby's body! I have become concerned about the pesticides and chemicals that farmers use on our vegetables. I have been trying to buy organic in the dirty dozen category at the least. What are your thoughts about what we eating as far as chemicals go? Do you know what you are eating?

  
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NKDUB211 2/13/2011 6:42PM

    I try to eat organic as well. Too much scacry stuff in food these days

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AAAAAH

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I cannot keep up with anything during christmas but at least I was able to work out most days during the week of christmas and hopefully throughout the christmas break!! Its such a busy time but still so important to fit in exercise :D

I have not lost weight but I have lost fat % which still means that I am on track towards my goal :D

  
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LDFRANCO 1/13/2011 9:46PM

    ok well for some reason I cannot update my blog anymore. I click the button to add a blog entry and nothing happens...

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67CAMARO_SS 12/28/2010 2:52PM

    Yay! Hang in there - you know whatcha gotta do!
We will be here to celebrate each success w/you!!!
June :)

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3016DEBRA 12/28/2010 12:35PM

  Good for you...you still have your eyes on the prize in spite of the Holidays! emoticon

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I love SP!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I blogged before about winning the fitbook at Stroller Strides last week and how excited I was about it. I started it on Monday and everything went well until the evening. I ended up BLOWING my "diet" for the entire day by overeating and eating bad stuff. I eat bad stuff anyway, but i REALLY ate bad Monday because I was trying to restrict myself and do a major overhaul on my nutrition. It was good food and lots of veggies but let me tell ya...I need gradual. I couldn't handle it and it blew up in my face.

I am throwing the book away and sticking to SP!!! Every week I do something new to make my diet healthier but I am not pushing myself so much that I just quit cold turkey eating things I love, which I probably will never do. I should have realized that any time I do a major overhaul of my diet and fitness and do too much all at once, I quit. Its like too much of a shock and not enough of a lifestyle change that is more integrated like second nature.

Plus its so much easier to keep track with the iphone app :D

  
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67CAMARO_SS 12/22/2010 9:35PM

    Yay for SP! Lifestyle change is such a mental workout, huh? Sometimes we totally blow this thing, but hopefully it's momentarily, & I think SP helps us keep accountable & get back on track. Good luck - keep sparking - & have a very merry Christmas!
June :)
PS-also use SP app on my iPhone ALL the time.

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GO ME!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Starting in November we did the Getfit Challenge at Stroller Strides which lasted 3-4 weeks (I can't remember how long). Basically we take a baseline of our fitness level with specific exercises, crunches, squats, running, and planks then at the end of the challenge we assess our fitness level again with a personal goal thrown in. I achieved my personal goal of losing 2lbs and achieving the highest % of improvement of anyone in the class!!! I am shocked because my baby has been sick so much that I probably missed about half the classes :P

I won the Getfit logbook with a snazzy pen! I am so proud that I wanted to share my achievement with you guys!!

Basically Stroller Strides is a class for mommies with small children. Its a full body workout using calisthenics, cardio, and a resistance band, all done in a public place like a park or a mall.

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67CAMARO_SS 12/15/2010 4:22PM

    Woo Hoo! Congrats on all that :) Keep up the great work & keep sparking!!!
June :)

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