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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I'm not quite sure what or how it happened, but something just sort of clicked for me this week. I feel like I didn't really do this consciously but I stopped drinking soda and eating sweets. I'm not over eating, and I'm making most of my meals at home. I know some people say it's a bad idea, but I've been tracking my weight everyday and I have either maintained or lost every day. And more often than not, I lost. On top of that, my sleep is getting a little better. I'm still exhausted throughout the day, but not quite as much as usual. I'm thinking it may be these iron vitamins my doctor put me on a week ago. I really didn't expect to start feeling anything for at least a couple weeks. Hmmm, placebo? Who cares! Whatever it is, it's working :)

I'm going to try my first good life class today; CXWORXS. My mom says it's one of her favorites so I thought I would try it. It's all working out your core and bum, the two areas I want to work out the most. If it goes well, I'm going to try to yoga class Monday night. Wish me luck!

  


Difficulties BEHIND Me

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The past two weeks have been difficult with school starting, and me getting sick with the flu/really bad cold. The last time I went to the gym was over a week ago and I'm a little upset by that, but I'm finally starting to feel better, just in time for the BLC starting tomorrow. Although I've had a hard time with exercise, a lot of good has come my way since starting school
1. I planned my next two years of school so that I can graduate with my Honors degree in Behavioural Neuroscience.
2. I got accepted to work study so I'll be getting a part time job at the school, hopefully working with one of my professors as a researcher.
3. I discovered that I'm absolutely fascinated with sleep and I know what I want to be when I grow up. A sleep therapist/specialist/researcher
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These past two weeks, I have gotten right on track in the academic and financial parts of my life. I know that with sickness gone, me being settled into my classes, and BLC starting tomorrow, I will have the healthy living part of my life right on track as well.

  
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ALLJUSTICE 9/17/2013 11:16AM

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FLUTTERBY4JC 9/12/2013 11:50PM

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Sounds like life is falling into place and you are on the right track towards great things!!


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NBARNES 9/12/2013 12:40PM

    Whoa girl! You're on a roll - keep on that roll this week with your nutrition and fitness goals! Looks like things are really falling into place for you - can't believe we're nearly done with the third week of classes here already!

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GLITTERYKRUNKLE 9/12/2013 10:36AM

    Glad to hear that you got all over your sickness and that you are headed in the right directions in other arenas. Have a marvelous school year and good luck with all your goals!

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Advice?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Today was the 4th day in a row that I did not go to the gym and I'm a little upset at myself. The first day was because it was sunday, one of my rest days. The second day was labour day and the transit system is just god awful so I decided to just go for a walk instead. The third day, I started to feel sick and feverish. I was afraid to exercise and make it worse. And the final day, today, was the first day of classes and I was at school from 8:30am to 7:00pm, all while still feeling sick. I'm taking fever medication to relieve the symptoms. I don't know whether I should go to the gym anyway tomorrow and tough it out, or if I should take a few more days off to shake off this sickness. I don't want to be away from the gym too long and start to lose momentum, but I don't want to make it worse. Obviously if I do decide to go to the gym, I won't overwork myself. Could going to the gym for a light workout be beneficial for a cold/flu? Is there any kind of exercise that won't make my sickness worse?

  
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NBARNES 9/5/2013 12:00PM

    I always try to keep at the workouts even if I have a cold - obviously if you're really feeling lousy you'll want to rest. For me, I'm like a big fat rock. If I keep up my routine, keep on rollin' I'm okay. But it's tough to get started again once I stop!

The upside when I have a cold with congestion is that working out clears my head for a time at least!

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Unexpected Progess

Sunday, September 01, 2013

This morning, I woke up and did my usual morning routine and noticed something I did not expect. My skin is much clearer than it was a week ago! My rash is nearly all gone, my pimples are 1/4 of what they used to be and I'm no longer itchy! These symptoms that I thought were linked to an illness are nearly all gone. I'm still incredibly tired, but I'm hoping with consistent exercise, maybe that symptom will be better managed as well.
Things are coming up Milhouse! (simpsons joke lol)
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NBARNES 9/1/2013 6:28PM

    It's really amazing what exercise can do! I used to take medication for chronic migraines, when I started getting an hour of strenuous cardio on a regular basis (5 days a week) I went off the meds and my skin cleared up. It's been about 20 years now and I just don't feel right without my workouts - and I'm NOT someone who loves working out! Keep it up!


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It's a start

Friday, August 30, 2013

Today marks the first day of the 100 mile BLC challenge. I really wanted to start with a bang and run 5 miles, but I think I sabotaged myself a little bit. My girls moved back into town this week for school and we went out for some celebratory drinks. I had a great time, but this morning I did not feel too good. It's also raining outside and it just makes me want to stay home all day watching tv, but I didn't! I pushed myself to go to the gym and spent a short time on the elliptical and treadmill. Didn't get the 5 miles I wanted, but 1.83 miles is at least a start. Tomorrow, I'll be feeling much better and I won't let the weather get me down.

Hurray for getting 1.83 miles in!

  
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BALANCEDLIFENOW 9/2/2013 10:23PM

    WAY TO GO! PINKIE POWER! Got a few things on the agenda today and then I am committed to go ride my bike to add to my mileage today and then clean the den with the treadmill in it so I can run when the weather is not wonderful.

GREAT JOB AND E V E R Y T H I N G COUNTS so way to go girl!

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BALANCEDLIFENOW 9/2/2013 12:04PM

    WAY TO GO! PINKIE POWER! Got a few things on the agenda today and then I am committed to go ride my bike to add to my mileage today and then clean the den with the treadmill in it so I can run when the weather is not wonderful.

GREAT JOB AND E V E R Y T H I N G COUNTS so way to go girl!

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BALANCEDLIFENOW 9/2/2013 12:02PM

    WAY TO GO! PINKIE POWER! Got a few things on the agenda today and then I am committed to go ride my bike to add to my mileage today and then clean the den with the treadmill in it so I can run when the weather is not wonderful.

GREAT JOB AND E V E R Y T H I N G COUNTS so way to go girl!

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NBARNES 9/1/2013 6:30PM

    1.83 mile is more than the average you need to stay on track - so you go girl!


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FLUTTERBY4JC 8/31/2013 3:26PM

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1.83 miles is a GREAT start!!!!

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4KWALK 8/30/2013 8:56PM

    Great start.
Slow but steady wins the race sometimes too.

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