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Take the T or I?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I've gone completely out of my mind and joined a gym. I decided to take the no holds barred approach. I'm doing all that it will take to reach my goal. One thing I didn't count on was the pain of the no holds barred fitness assessment. I now know why big muscly guys walk around with their arms elbow out instead of down at the sides. It's because they have worked out so hard that they can not straighten out their arms even if they wanted to!

I now need to stock my supplies with a pain reliever and I have to say I am quite disappointed with Tylenol aka Acetaminophen because it did not do a gosh darn thing for me. I still had to sleep with the heating pad and I still woke up stiff (yes, I'm stretching). So today I realize that its not just pain but inflammation and Acetaminophen doesn't really do much for that (at least not for me). I need my friend I and E, yes that is Ibuprofen and Epsom salt cause my PT is going to kick my A in gear and I am actually going to let him.

FYI - this is the only time in my life I have allowed someone to kick my A and thank them for it.

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LANSELMI 4/24/2012 9:50AM

    You sound quite motivated. Good for you. For pain, I find one tylenol for paina nd one Ibuprofen for swelling and inflamation is a match made in heaven. Good luck along your journey and always remember that emoticon

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Hey Robin Come To Zumba

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

J: Hey Robin, come to Zumba!

Me: Na, that's okay.

J: Hey Robin, come to Zumba!

Me: Na, that's okay.

J: You'll really like it!

Me: I don't want to!

J: okay but it's really fun, the instructor is great, she kicks your arse and hands it back to you.

Me: you know that is not a selling point right?

Many months after this almost weekly exchange I finally found myself in a Zumba class last night. Standing there in a big room with a massive group of people getting ready to Zumba by myself (I give J a reprieve cause I got to see if I could do it on my own without the physical moral support). The warm up was a workout in itself but I managed the first ten minutes. Then it got crazy. I was never any good at synchronized aerobics but this was different. It was dancing and the music was so good that I wanted to dance. The problem was that I had to concentrate on the steps that the instructor was doing instead of making up my own moves. I managed to make it through an entire hour without stopping for longer than the allotted breaks. I burned massive calories and I didn't wake up sore this morning. I also discovered that Zumba is where J let's out her inner club kid!

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DMARIE771 4/23/2012 3:01PM

    Yay!!! I'm glad you had a fun at Zumba...and I agree with your assessment of Janet's inner club kid :) See y'all there when I'm released from school!

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ROBIN150 4/23/2012 12:56PM

    @JAW Yes, maybe we should record the class so that you can see. emoticon

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JAWILLIAMS99D 4/23/2012 12:28PM

    @Robin150. Inner club kid???? I think you got me confused with another person.

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JUDYHELP 4/17/2012 9:55AM

  emoticon glad that you enjoyed and made it through the entire class. A big pat on the back. I haven't tried that yet, hard to fit into my schedule. Keep up the great job. emoticon here's to more zumba!!!! Judy

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The Lawn Obsessed

Saturday, June 04, 2011

My back yard looked like a jungle and it had for several weeks...months. A friend that is, for some reason, lawn obsessed, offered to help me mow it down. Of course I said yes. So after about an hour and a half of mowing and raking in the hot sun; being read the riot act; and receiving a ticket for lawn neglect; my back yard is almost back to normal. I also received an Rx for aftercare.

All that work totaled 1034 calories burned so it was well worth it. Sunday I mow the front yard on my own, its butter!


Food Review

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In my weight loss efforts I am trying to be conscious of the food I eat as well as where and when I am eating. Most people's idea of this is to count calories and or restrict certain foods from their diets. I've taken it a step further by doing a little research. I've always wondered why a store brought tomato has no flavor; an apple looks red and juicy but it is actually dry and mealy; and why the food I remember as a child no longer taste the same.

I started my research by watching the movie Super Size Me. It's a documentary about a man that eats McDonald's for 30 days and shares the effects that the diet can have on you. He gained almost 10 pounds in the first week. Makes me happy that I gave up fast food. Sure I go back once and a while but my digestive system can't take it anymore.

The second movie I decided to watch, and am watching as I type, is Food Inc. It tells you about the source of all our food. I am now considering not eating chicken, beef, or fish; growing my own vegetables; and looking for my local CSA. It is completely and utterly horrifying what the huge companies/conglomerates are doing to the food supply. If it says organic is it really organic? Does it have to have HFCS in it? Oh, and why is corn in batteries? My reason for disliking the soybean has just been confirmed, 90% of the U.S. soybean crops are made up of Genetically Modified Soybean seeds. The next question I have is how much of our food is real?

Both of these movies have helped me to stay focused on my goals and stay connected with what I eat. I still have problems with vegetables but I'm hoping that will change soon.

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On Track

Friday, February 04, 2011

You know that red line that's on your weight loss graph, well I never really saw mine. I mean I set the goals and I knew it was there but I never saw it. I'd weigh in and the line would be way below my little dot or just not there. Today, and for the past few weigh ins I have been on that line. The amazing part is that I haven't had the wild fluctuations like in the past. I'm finding that I'm a bit more flexible, can't touch my toes yet but I'm close, and I feel really good.

YAY! ME! emoticon


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