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Thursday, June 28, 2012

I've been trying to find a balance between working out, eating right and still trying to live my life. I think for awhile I got so obsessed with exercise, almost an hour or hour and 1/2 a day. I felt like the only thing I was doing was exercising. some months I was getting 1700-1800 or more fitness minutes. and then summer hits and cookouts, amusement parks, vacation etc. I lost my motivation. I was staying the same weight, but then I got lazy and didn't exercise as much and wasn't as active. I gained 5lbs. I'm not that upset about it. In all honesty, I am still trying to find that balance. I am exercising more. I am doing strength training again; started last week for the first time in over a month. it felt great. I went from 4-5 times a week 40 minutes and now I'm doing 2-3 times a week 20-30 minutes at a much easier level. I'm doing zumba because it has been so hot out to walk. Our apt complex has started playing sand volleyball. Monday night, I just watched. Tuesday night I played and we ended up playing 4 games. And last night we played 5 games. I actuallly got more invovled and getting down and dirty in the sand. I am feeling the soreness and it feels great. I think that if we keep playing 3-4 times a week or so, that will help me get my exercise in, but also feel like i"m living my life. I am still trying to balance and if I don't lose a bunch of weight this summer, that is okay, I know that I was still active and enjoying my kids and my life. We are scheduled to go back to the amusement park july 4th so we will be walking around all day.

I am not worried about the 5lbs, I know it will come back off.
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    I think you're doing a great job! Exercise and healthy eating should be among our first priorities but not at the cost of living our lives and spending time with our loved ones. Keep on trying to find the balance. You're on the right track!
    And well done on those sand volleyball games! A great sport, lots of moving, sand and fun!
    2064 days ago
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