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Pause to Exhale

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This is a blog entry to remind myself that I can "feel good" -- which I do right now. I just finished a Powerstrikes workout (love Ilaria!). Fought through this semi-chest cold thingy and PMS and just got it done. She makes it fun.

My DH made it to 30 days sober late last last week...and is continuing on. Amen! I feel like we are more of a "team" again rather than enemy combatants co-existing under the same roof. As he works to free himself from the fog of a long cycle of toxic abuse, he appears to be much more grateful for what he has and less focused on what he doesn't have and never will. May the clouds continue to part with each passing day.

On a lighter note, I am wondering why I seem to burn far fewer calories than others Sparkers who weigh about what I do right now and do similar activities I know everyone is different, but the disparity is big. Does this mean I am more fit? I use a HRM, so I'm pretty sure the stats are accurate. I work out hard, to the DVDs i have -- try to mix them up -- but my heart rate doesn't elevate much anymore unless I am jogging. Guess I'll have to start getting back to that on the treadmill. It is too damn cold to even think about taking it outside.

It has only been a few weeks, but I'm starting to restore some of my fitness level and seeing a bit of toning. My muscles sure feel sore. Must be patient for the results to kick in (not my strong suit).


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KAYOTIC 1/23/2011 1:15PM

    Good for you (and your husband) for treating yourselves right in a healthy way....

About the calories burning thing, I don't compare my stats to anyone else's, for some of the reasons you've listed. I use a HRM too, and I think that is most accurate, (more so than what the machines say, or estimates on websites, including SparkPeople!). You also have your own set of circumstances and level of fitness, which will not be able to be compared to any one else. And in the end, it only matters for your journey what you have done on any given day, so just track it, monitor it, and don't compare it to any one else. It will free you!

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MARIANTONIA2 1/22/2011 9:59PM

    I'm so glad your husband is continuing his efforts to remain sober, and I hope he will continue to do so. You seem to be doing well regarding your physical activity. At least you are seeing a bit of toning, but aren't you pushing kyourself too hard? Sometimes no matter how hard we try we don't see the results that we expect. I'm limiting myself to physical therapy exercises and a half-hour video three times a week. I would like to do more, but I get all kinds of aches and pains. I'm supposed to exercise one hour a day, but I think that's too much for me. Maybe I should stick to walking. That's something I can do at home.

Yes, you have to be patient!

Take care.



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FRIENDOFBACH 1/22/2011 9:27PM

  Remember, one step at a time is easy, trying to do everything at once is a lot harder. Congratulations on being fit!

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