Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older. I want to be around for my kids as long as I can with good health!
Sooooooooo here are my numbers:
HDL:58 (up 6 from last year!)
LDL: (down 12!!)
Triglycerides: 71 (up 10, but less than 150 is optimal)
Blood glucose: 86
I am happy for these numbers, and they are a vindication-for every diet soda I did not drink(last one was 1/19/2009), every french fry I did not eat, every kettlebell swing and every Zumba step, I am being the best me that I can be. Here's to turning 45 in good health!!
Friday, June 27, 2014
I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was NOT going to happen--dropping back down to a walk or stopping on the side of the treadmill during Tabata sprints was doing me just fine, thank you very much. But run..run? Noooooooooo way.
Now we recently had a marathon in our fair city, and last year I'd vowed to run it, but in taking care of my Dad before he passed that dream had not been visualized (and I regret not a moment of taking care of him, that was far more important). So again I'd made the vow to run the next marathon..but still was only sprinting or walking back and forth from work.
Well I joined the YMCA yesterday and my kids are going too--but today along with my beloved interval sprints(and legs, back, chest, biceps and triceps) I decided to run a mile (6 mph is running for me, sprints are 8-9 mph)without stopping-and I did it. I did it!!! I kept playing the Rocky theme on my music player to inspire me but I did it--and it felt great! I liked it so much that while I was there at the Y in the morning with my daughter, I went back in the evening with my son--and did some more!!
Am I tired? Yes --but I feel blessed that I was able to do it and put words into action finally-I DID IT!!!!!!!!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
In the gym at work this week as I was doing my insane sideways treadmill there was a woman doing heavy deadlifting. Now I mean as in 35lbs on each end of the bar. It was so inspiring! But I pouted as I finished my workout-- because of my wrists being weak because of the carpal tunnel I couldn't do those deadlfts and I was irritated at my weakness.
I told her that it was incredible what she did and how I wanted to do that but my wrists were too weak. She told me she had tendonitis in both arms and it took her a long time to build up to it but she could do it-and showed me her gloves that helped her. We talked about our buddy ibuprofen helping us along -but what's more--I am going to build up to it! If she can do it I can!!!!!
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