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STRONGEND - BLC - 19


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I'm in the 130's now, I haven't been there for years! I have never reached my original goal of 133lbs. I thought I would change the goal because, I thought by changing the number might change my outcome. One hundred and thirty pounds...I can reach out and touch it...but nearing my goal weight looks great, makes me happy...BUT.....being healthy, strong, fit and firm are a priority to me! At 56 years of age, I refuse to accept that my life is destined to have a bad back, painful knee, etc.!

Goals for BLC - 19

1. Strength Train three times a week at the gym.
2. Have meat protein only three times a week.
3. Relieve stress by meditation, and gardening

Pre Week 2 - Fitness Friday - Strength Training 30 minutes, Cardio 60 minutes recumbent bike. Saturday - 30 minutes of cardio. Sunday - 60 minutes cardio. Monday - Strength training for 30 minutes and 60 minutes recumbent bike.

Pre Week 3 - Rest Relaxation - this is easy for me, because my favorite form of relaxation is an epsom salt + bubble bath.

4/25 WEEK 1: NUTRITION (Track it)
Track it and analyze it! It is not that I eat too much, I eat too little and drink my calories! So by just putting something down on paper I have a visual of what I have been doing to my body

5/2 WEEK 2: FITNESS (Planting the Vegetable Garden)
This STRONGEND will be taken up with planting the summer garden. I will be digging, raking, hauling huge bags of soil. I love any type of gardening, first it is a stress reliever, you see the results of your hard work and it is a great workout!

5/9 WEEK 3: REST AND RELAXATION (Mother’s Day STRONGEND)
My sister and I will be driving to Mom’s house in Sonoma County Thursday night to go to a Garden Tour on Friday. Saturday we will be going to local nursery’s, we love plants! On Sunday morning we will leave, so our wonderful children can come visit us for Mother’s Day! I will need to watch my beverage intake and eat healthy! Write it down Alexia!

5/16 WEEK 4: NUTRITION
I am going to write down the whole weeks meals down and shop for the ingredients. Preparation, preparation!

5/23 WEEK 5: FITNESS (Memorial Day STONGEND)
Ah……baby back ribs on Sunday and Monday…one of my downfalls! I am busting my butt this week so I can enjoy and not feel guilty about my meal. First I will find out the calories of this meal ahead of time so I know I need to do extra cardio and strength training. During this STRONGEND I will be working hard in the yard!

5/30 WEEK 6: REST AND RELAXATION
A bubble bath, with candle light, music aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. This is my favorite to relax my hard working body once a week, on Saturday. My time….no person or pet can bother me for at least 20 minutes! I’m going to start planning my schedule, so I can at least take some time to relax. I am fidgety person, always have to move, can’t concentrate on something too long there is something else to do in the other room. So nothing gets completed! I need to put some meditation in my life. Relax Alexia….it is all okay

6/6 WEEK 7: NUTRITION
I need to make sure my fruit I'm eating is within calorie range and carb range. I just love fruit, but I need to watch the portions!


6/13 WEEK 8: FITNESS (Happy Birthday Kat! You are so CUTE!)
By this week, my grass should of died, so I can plan my checkerboard area. Leveling off the area, bringing in sand, and stepping stones.

6/20 WEEK 9: REST AND RELAXATION
A good time to go to my Mom's! As Mom says "its God's Country". I must agree her place is home.

6/27 WEEK 10: NUTRITION (July 4th Pre-Weekend)
By this time I should have my STRONGEND planned and should be a new habit, but those ribs are coming up next week. Portion it out, know it, eat it and enjoy it!

7/4 WEEK 11: FITNESS (July 4th)
This year I am planning to partake in the pool at the gym! Usually the smell of chlorine is so strong for me. There are three pools at the gym, lap, recreational, an indoor pool, and a very hot Jacuzzi. Swimming is an excellent exercise and easy on joints for old ladies!

7/11 WEEK 12: REST AND RELAXATION
Did I meet my goals this round? It is time to reflect on my past 12 weeks. What did I learn, what was difficult, what was easy, what can I do differently, what did I do for myself, how did I help others?

My thanks to Kat, Terry, Sandy and Nadine! Come find me if I'm lost.........
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1LBDOWN 5/13/2012 12:42PM

  Hi there! So, what are you doing this weekend to rest and relax? Anything good?? I know what you mean about pool chlorine. Our pool at the gym uses Bromine. People complain that it gets murky, but I think it's just the way Bromine is. The Health Dept. inspects it and it's fine every time, so...it's just the way of things. I never find it murky. I think people just like to complain. :D

I hope you're having a wonderful, relaxing weekend! Keep up the STRONGends!

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MRS_TOAD 5/4/2012 9:18AM

    You have set some great goals. Fresh veggies, pool... You are a success already!

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CHICKEYBABE 5/1/2012 2:08PM

    Veggie Garden! I am with you; There is nothing like putting your hands in the good earth and getting some on you along with a sore muscle or two. A direct gift from heaven.

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