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Taking my fitness to another level

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'm taking another approach to good health...

I definitely won't say that this is a beginning for me as I initially joined Spark People quite a few years ago. At that time I didn't take advantage as to what this site can really offer me. I'd check out the odd recipe and read the odd health article but that was about it. I went rogue and tried to figure out fitness and nutrition on my own. I think I succeeded and have been dedicated for more than half my life. Unfortunately I'm a creature of habit and I became so routine in the workout videos I would do and even the foods I would eat. I educated myself and attended seminars and conferences, I immersed myself in the world of healthy living. But like everything I know that you won't see change and better results until you get out of your comfort zone and try something new. I'm opening my mind and expanding on what I already know.

So I still do my videos but am following the guidelines and nutrition plans that this site put together, based on my goals and preferences. I'm vegetarian and a clean eater but even then I get into ruts and don't always follow the portion sizes. Just because I'm thinner than most people my age doesn't mean I can eat huge amounts. I've found that my body doesn't agree with this practice and therefore I'd end up being bloated and having issues achieving the toned abdominal area.

So I have an open mind and am going to allow myself to step out of my comfort zone.

I am a casual runner and I want to improve on that. I'm elated with the runner's high feeling, but not so much with the runner's knee. I am starting the 5K in 5 weeks program this coming Tuesday and have downloaded adidas's "Micoach" on my Blackberry. I'm excited to track my progress and improve on my running time!

That's all for now!


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