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24/365 Today

Friday, January 25, 2013

Today was a rough day. It started out so good; I went 2 the gym & had another great workout. My walk & tone class was on that pur-motion machinery thingy thing again (different instructors); felt great.
It even flurried a little bit; so glad that it didnt actually snow. I HATE COLD.

Then got a call from my daughter who is going thru alot n pregnant on top of it.
La got her report card n she is behind in most subjects & still hasnt made friends in school. But around home she has a some.

Tomorrow is my mthly weigh in and dont I overeat today - I dont know what happened.
I guess I have already accepted defeat & the fact that I havent lost no weight but I will strive as I move 4ward 2 stay on track.

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DAISY443 1/26/2013 5:15PM

    Defeat is not a word you should even think! You are getting healthier by exercising and eating healthier-that is success! Keep up the good work!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 1/26/2013 10:37AM

You may have not seen the scale go down however, how does your cloth feel when you put them on? I was doing all the right things, eating right and exercising more than I ever exercised and the scale didn't move in my favor. For a split second I accepted defeat that this eating right and exercising doesn’t work.

After a moment of thinking like this, I decided that I would not measure my success on what the scale said only. I noticed how my clothes were feeling looser on me and I also noticed how I had more stamina then I had before. I become a little more adventurous as time went on and I took on projects or tried exercises I couldn’t do before and to my amazement, I was able to do them without stopping or getting out of breath.

There could be many reason why the scale isn't moving in the down direction even though you’re doing all you know to do. (i.e. sodium intake, stress, water retention, even taking some medications can cause you to hold on to the weight etc.).

Once I made a conscience decision to stop being overly concerned about my weight lost, it started coming off with a lot more ease. It didn't take a small amount of time to gain the weight and it will take some time to take it off. Besides, your lungs and heart is loving you for making them stronger as you continue to eat healthier and exercise.

Remember this is a LIFESTYLE change and not another diet. Keep doing what you know to do and your weight lose will catch up with you.

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BEEJAY49 1/26/2013 5:56AM

    Don't feel defeated! The scales aren't the only thing we measure fitness by. You're feeling better with not using a walker and it's thanks to your fitness routine. I think you're doing great with going to the gym so faithfully! Don't give up and do take the word defeat out of your vocabulary, because you can do this! Love you! HUGS!

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ONBEACHSIDE 1/26/2013 3:19AM

    Maga, please tell me you are tracking inches and not just weight. With your dedication to the physical activity now, you may not see the change on the scale as your muscles tone. And remember that muscle weighs more than fat. So if you aren't tracking inches, please start to. Also pay attention to how your clothing changes. Even at the beginning, sometimes particularly around the waist some people find the clothing gets a little tighter at first. But then as you continue with the physical exercise all the fat starts getting replaced by the muscles and everything, even shoes become looser. So keep on doing what you are doing and I bet in a month you will see big changes. And remember to keep tracking the food intake as well.
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23/365 Tackling the Gym

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Slowly but surely I am learning my way around the gym equipment ; I don't remember the name of it but this is the machine we worked on today. We had to do 8 different things as part of the circuit.

Saturday we will b taught by our Win Some Lose instructors how to use any machines that we havent yet used. It is also our mthly weigh in. Not feeling too good about the weigh in n measurements as I've been sick alot this mth. But I will continue to move forward no matter what that scale says.
I will look @ my NSV; like no walker or cane. The fact that I can make it thru most ot the classes; even though I do modify.
Well it La bedtime so night all

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DAISY443 1/25/2013 4:59PM

    Great that you are able to modify and get that exercising done!

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BEEJAY49 1/25/2013 4:14AM

    Many times we don't measure our fitness by the scale. :) You are doing so well and I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work! HUGS!

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/24/2013 11:27PM

    Great job learning all the different machines! And don't worry about your weigh in and measurements after being sick, you're better and working it now, so things will keep improving!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/24/2013 9:31PM

    Great for you celebrating non scale victories. They are invaluable.
Also, good for you, trying new equipment at the gym. Sometimes we can allow ourselves to be threatened by all that equipment and we just stay away from it but not you. Way to go.

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22/365 No Energy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It was so cold today that I didn't make it to the gym. Too cold to ride the bike & too cold to walk @ least 4 me. When its this cold I can barely move from the pain in my fusion site. The only time I could have gotten a ride would have been 4 a night class but that interferes w La's bed schedule.

I usually go to the gym morning or afternoon. I just had NO ENERGY today @ all. It seems I don't make it to the gym & I have no energy.

Tomorrow I have a ride already set up; so I will going to the win some lose class then I wil work out w some machines.

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DAISY443 1/24/2013 1:46PM

    You should take a day of rest occasionally! Take care!

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BEEJAY49 1/24/2013 5:07AM

    It's okay to take a day off now and then. :) When you do, if you feel like working out, just pull up a spark video, I know there'll be something there you can do. :) If you don't feel like working out, take a break from it, your body needs breaks now and then from exercising, :) Love you! HUGS!

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LYN-EDWY 1/23/2013 9:25PM

    It's're allowed days like that.


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21/365 Body Combat - Part 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I've enjoyed body combat the few times that I've tried it. This afternoon I got to try the body combat with another instructor. emoticon I will no longer go to the thurs morning class this instructor was so much easier to understand and to follow. Not to mention that the class had less ppl.
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I actually enjoy body combat and I'm sure that once I can keep up - I will enjoy it even more

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DAISY443 1/23/2013 1:44PM

    It's so much better when you like the instructor! Keep up the good work!

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BEEJAY49 1/23/2013 5:59AM

    You are doing so good! Sometimes it does take a lot of discipline to make yourself go to classes every day, but you are doing it and I'm so proud of you! Keep up the awesome work! Love you! HUGS!

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20/365 Weekends

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekends are such a struggle for me. I have come to realize part of why. I get up later due to La not having school & I don't always get a proper workout in. This weekend though was different & I feel great for it. I got my walks in & did the gym every day.

This weekend I decided no more excuses & thats just the way its gonna b. I get up @ 6 am on school days on non-school days I will now get up @ 8; no matter what time I fell asleep. I will go to the gym @ least 5 days a week. But I will try for 7 as I do something different each day; this is my way of jump starting this process of me getting healthy.

Today we even went to the park as a family including Grumpy who went in his wheelchair.

I believe I m fully recovered form being sick & it feels great 2 b into a routine.

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DAISY443 1/22/2013 9:33AM

Kimberly is a very wise lady! She said all the things that I wish I could have put together for you. I agree with her!

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BEEJAY49 1/22/2013 4:58AM

    I'm so glad you're feeling better now! I'm sure it was really nice getting everyone to go on the outing. :) I know you WILL reach your goals! Love you! HUGS!

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ONBEACHSIDE 1/22/2013 2:53AM

    This post is wonderful. You sound like you have decided that you are as important as everyone in your home and I am very proud that you are making the conscious decision to make being healthy a priority emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I hope that you are recovered. Do remember that your body needs some downtime too, so seven days maybe too much. If you do go seven days, try to do arms one day, legs another,etc. so that the muscles have time to repair.

Maga, you have come a long, long way in this past year. You stuck it out even through some crappy points. You, my dear, are a survivor. Hold your head high and be proud because as L'oreal says you ARE worth it.


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