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Weight loss and Coping method - take one.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I am so proud of myself right now. I haven’t done my measurements yet (was too tired last night), but I’m down 15 pounds in two months! I know I can’t keep this pace up, but for right now it is wonderful.

I want a real summer this year; camping, beach trips, hiking – the whole nine yards. I know that won’t happen if I don’t get down to a workable weight and get this body in shape. So I’m working as hard as I can. I know I’m pushing a bit harder than I should. I have shin splints, which kills my jogging and speed walking. I also feel like if I slow down, I’ll fall off the wagon. It would be easy to just say I’m hurting and be done. I can’t do that so I’m just trying to keep going without causing pain. Fortunately I can still walk at a normal pace with my new shoes. It is not high end cardio, nor does it please the Tazzy, but it is better than nothing.

I also found out that exercising when I’m upset is NOT a good thing. I hurt my wrist on the heavy bag last night and I pushed the ST a little too hard. My thighs and butt are just killing me. I did stretch both before and after, but taking out the aggravation of the day in exercise is going to put me in traction. I don’t think that will work for the long term goals.

One method of coping is out!

Now my hubby does teach Tai Chi. He’s been promising to teach me for years but never has. Granted, I haven’t made much of an effort to get either of us going myself. So tonight is going to be the night! After shopping (we’re going to be fighting the dogs for kibble soon), I’m going to try for 15 minutes of Tai Chi.

Commence coping method trial number two. This one will take a week or so.
Oh, on a side note – the mini stepper still proves to be great. It really works my legs and I can just set it in front of the couch. Stepping, TV, dogs behind me and hubby in his chair. I can be with everyone and still get a bit of a workout. I still can’t do more than 15 minutes at a time, but I’ll get there.

Kitty
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  • GMO_JEN
    Way to go losing 15 lbs! That is awesome :)

    Hope tai chi goes great tonight!
    2051 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    that is awesome re the weight loss love.proud of you.re exercise stretching alone before exercise is not enough infact stretching before exercise does very little before exercise you should warm up and after cooldown then stretchinmg.give it a try and you might notice the differance.a good warm up would be going for a walk with the dogs for example.hope you did your tai chi.what do you think of it?not only is tai chi good for body and mind it is also great that you and your husband are doing it together.i would love my husband to work out with me,lol.keep up the good work.you are doing great.
    2052 days ago
  • TMORELLI
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    Great job on losing 15 Lbs. That's such a great job by you !!

    Keep up the good work and good luck with the Tai Chi


    Tony
    2052 days ago
  • NEWGOALS2
    I think Tai Chi is a great idea - the mind / body connection. Let us know how things are going.

    Also, congrats on the excellent weight loss. Make sure that you're still eating healthy for long term good things for the bod...

    P.S. I still want to see a pic of Tazzy on the mini-stepper with you. LOL
    2052 days ago
  • SEASONS__CHANGE
    You're doing great.... I love Tai Chi... it's very grounding. It takes some getting used to the moves in the beginning, but once you master them, it's a great way to relieve some stress... which is always a good thing.
    2052 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    Sounds like you have some wonderful exercise options! WooHoo!
    2053 days ago
  • HOT_MAMA_13
    Tai Chi... does David do Qi Gong as well?? I think it would be a neat idea to get our Group together and maybe see if we can all help each other out and maybe, in place of a circle one night, do a night of Tai Chi or Qi Gong instead... would that be possible??
    2053 days ago
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    Keep up the great work hon!
    2053 days ago
  • FLEURGARDEN
    Congrats on the awesome weight loss! emoticon

    Hope you enjoy the Tai Chi class emoticon
    2053 days ago
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    Sounds fabulous sis! I'm down 20lbs in 6 months - HOW are you down 15 in 2!? I'm JEALOUS...:0 Guess I need to take a look at what I'm doing! :)

    Good luck on the Tai Chi - It's something Chris & I have been wanting to try; we have a couple videos; maybe I'll try it tonight with him :)
    2053 days ago
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