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My Christmas present to myself!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I ordered a rower, and it came this evening! Woohoo! I will set it up tomorrow, and hopefully tomorrow night I will get a chance to try it out. I can hardly wait. I like using the one at the gym, but I don't like waiting to use it. Problem solved! Also I can use it 24/7 if it is in my library. Maybe a little more cross training will jump start my weight loss again. Here's hoping...

Speaking of which, I am still hovering between 174 and 176 pounds. I know it has only been a few weeks, but I think I am at a plateau for real for the first time since I decided to make this lifestyle change. I am pretty sure I am still losing body fat and inches, but the scale?... Well it lies to me. Actually it probably has more to do with TOM and my sodium intake, but the number on the scale can fluctuate wildly. I only record my weight once a week, but I check it more frequently just out of curiosity. Time of day makes a huge difference in the number I see. I have this theory that gravity adds at least a couple of pounds over the course of a day. lol! Anyway... I don't let the scale affect my mood. I am much more influenced by how much weight I can lift or how long I can run. I just increased the weight again on the leg press machine, and that brightened my day. I ran 3.8 miles on the treadmill yesterday, and that made me feel accomplished. I would almost call myself an athlete these days.

As for today, Cooper and I walked 7.3 miles. I also did the challenge video of the day and some lateral lunges. So, while today wasn't quite a rest day, it was a recovery day. Back to the gym tomorrow to do another run and hopefully a spin on the bike before my new ST workout. My neighbor said she would watch the dog if she gets home from work on time. He would much rather snuggle under the blankets with her than sit in his crate by himself. (I think he gets bored after a couple of hours.)

I tell you all the details of my new rower tomorrow after I try it out. Guess I should go read the instructions for setting it up!
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SHARON10002 1/27/2013 11:11PM

    A rower! That's a great gift to yourself! My friend had one and loved it. It had water as the resistance, and she said it was challenging. Good luck and have fun! Should help out for kayaking too.

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MYRTLE811 1/13/2013 5:25PM

  You are on an incredible journey; I weighed 316 pounds when I started and seem to be stuck at 174, so I feel the same way. I am sticking with it as you are and I know that sooner or later the scale will note a minus in pounds again. I like your great attitude about it. You are doing such a great exercise routine! Wow!

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DOGLADY13 1/11/2013 9:38PM

    Wow. A rower. Our Y doesn't have one and now I wish it did. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

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NSTARSMITH 1/11/2013 1:41PM

    I am certain there is someone at the dial for planetary gravity, capreciously turning it up ... hee, hee!

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RG_DFW 1/11/2013 10:49AM

    sounds great

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/11/2013 8:39AM

    You are doing such a wonderful job. Have you recently added additional strength training? Or just keep doing the same thing day in and day out? You are probably losing but at the same time gaining additional muscle (added weight). Also, if you tend to do the same things day in and day out your body might get too comfortable. If this is the case try changing something.

Best wishes. Happy Friday. Hope you have a good weekend.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/11/2013 8:35AM

    Awesome.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/11/2013 7:45AM

    Woo Hoo - sounds wonderful! I'm so happy for you.

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IMREITE 1/11/2013 12:53AM

    Exercise presents can be kind of fun. my hubby things it is insulting if he gets me exercise videos for me. so he sticks with plants and jewelry.

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TABBYJO88 1/10/2013 11:22PM

    That is great. I hope you enjoy your gift to you. Those are always good to give yourself sometimes. For whatever reason they make me feel better about me and make me want to push a little harder. Keep up the great work.

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GOING-STRONG 1/10/2013 11:18PM

    I read somewhere that rowing is one of the BEST exercises you can do.... great choice!

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KSNANA2 1/10/2013 10:31PM

    Our YMCA has a rower but I have never tried it. Hope you will enjoy owning one!

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ANNABELL598 1/10/2013 10:09PM

    Sounds like a great gift! Hope you enjoy it!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/10/2013 9:49PM

    I hope you do well with it! Good for you!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/10/2013 9:49PM

    I hope you do well with it! Good for you!

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