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~ Happy New Years... 2013 goals! ~

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Another year has passed, goals were set, some were fulfilled, some were not. This year has been challenging for me both physically and mentally. Although it's been about 5 years post radiation treatment for my breast cancer, I still have lingering pain and numbness on my right side. I was recently diagnosed with truncal lymphedema (LE) and now must wear a compression bra while exercising and overnight. That's not a big deal, but the soreness is sometimes annoying. It seems to bother me more at night for some reason. Anyway, Siona, my LE clinician also measured me for a custom made prothesis to wear (... to be placed in the position where the indentation is from the removal of the tumor). It will also add some compression as well. I expressed to Siona my desire to continue strength training and she agree that I should continue, but to just be careful and build up the weight gradually. That's all I needed to hear!

I am keeping my goals simple.

emoticon Aim for 7 - 8 hours of sleep per night

emoticon Drink at least 6 glasses of water per day, or as my oncology nurse suggested, drink when I get thirsty.

emoticon Learn meditation and relaxation techniques and do this @ least once a week.

emoticon emoticon Cardio: HIIT and steady state using The BAS (i.e. boxing) @ least 3 - 4X's per week

emoticon Walking daily, AM/PM, averaging 2 hours per day

emoticon Strength training using conventional weights, kettlebells and pilates @ least 2 - 3X's per week.

emoticon Make time to work on my art projects

Make time for knitting/crocheting

emoticon make time to read

... I just finished roasting chicken thighs and I am marinating Country ribs to smoke later today. I am ready to get back on track!

... it starts now... it's time to

~ Dee emoticon


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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/4/2013 10:01AM


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MRS_TOAD 1/3/2013 8:33AM

    Just like you, I am working to make this the healthier year yet! Together, we can make this happen.

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SONGS415 1/3/2013 6:59AM

    AWESOME! Walking 2 hours a day! I joined a 365 mile challenge on facebook. Doesn't sound like much but my gym workout takes on average 90 minutes. I've considered doubling the mileage.
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BMCOLLEY 1/1/2013 11:54PM

    This is accountability!

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ERIN1957 1/1/2013 2:12PM

    Happy New Year Dee and my best wishes for a wonderful year!

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ATHENA130 1/1/2013 1:03PM

    Dee - I love your goals and your mindset. I'm sorry to hear you are still experiencing some issues but you are a survivor and you are so strong both mentally and physically....remember that! It's awesome that you have the go-ahead to get back into strength training so you'll be even stronger. You said it - we are going to reign supreme in 2013!!!

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HISTORYRUNNER 1/1/2013 12:51PM

    Great goals, I can learn from you. Hope your workouts go great. And your cooking sounds fabulous (roast chicken! Smoked ribs!!! emoticon )

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WOUBBIE 1/1/2013 11:56AM


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_LINDA 1/1/2013 10:52AM

    Sounds like some fabulous goals!! Sorry to hear you are still having issues after your surgery :(( That is good you are cleared to strength train though!
Wishing yoy a cancer free, healthy, happy and fun New Year's!
You go girl!!
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SENATOR9 1/1/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon emoticon you will succed

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HEALTHY4ME 1/1/2013 8:09AM

    Awesome!!! and what did you do to your chicken thighs. lol I must want breakfast as that sounds so good. Been up while and not eaten yet, busy with that puppy and answering emails. lol

Hugs happy new year and I hope I can do half as well as you have!!!!

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PURPOSEPOWER95 1/1/2013 7:14AM

    You rock working all thur this. emoticon

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