Body Maintenance Update

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I am averaging 5 hours of "movement" a week (I am still not convinced I can count all of it exercise, but, really it is). I am glad I am getting 5 hours in. I don't know how many more is realistic considering that I have a very physically active job, and when I am done I crave mental stimulation a lot more than physical stimulation. The work drains my body entirely. I want to focus more on making my few work out hours quality hours versus getting more hours.

I am averaging bike riding 50 miles a week, which I am happy with.

I joined a health club, and while I am not attending as much as previous times I've belong to health clubs, I am not daunted. I still think this was a great idea and an important part to me toning up.

I weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 150 pounds. While I weighed 135 last time I felt good about frolicking around in a bikini and I'm headed to Hawaii in a couple of months, I don't really mind. I am thinner than the rest of the people I'll be in Hawaii with and it's not like I frolic in a bikini that much. I am disappointed about the quick fluctuations (I gained 15 pounds in less than a year), I could be doing worse things to my body, so that's ok.

I have somewhere between 30-38% body fat. I need to weigh myself more to get a more accurate estimate. This I am most dissapointed with. I feel like I exercise a decent amount. While my diet now is focused more on fun than being "perfect" than it's ever been, I eat ok. I should have 20% body fat. It is the jiggling and floppiness that makes me feel least sexy. I really want to focus on toning.

My digestion isn't as perfect as it's been, but I can still eat without discomfort. I have a few headaches here and there, but nothing debilitating. I am not oversleeping. My menstral cramps are worse than they used to be. My mood is not as good as it was 2 winters ago, but it much more stable than it was one winter ago. I think this is most affected by my social life with how fulfilled I feel each day. I think I am chemically stable. I otherwise feel pretty healthy. I occasionally feel stressed out, but my back and wrists are ok.

These are current pics of me in bikini. I hope to tone up a bit this year and become a little more defined.

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    sounds like you are needing to up your strength training a bit. Woo for stability!!! Also, HAWAII! WOOOO!
    1843 days ago
  • PAUL2274
    You are doing fine. If you think that you are "off" a little... pick yourself up and try to get back on track. You are going to be ok and look for ways to make workout time more stimulating.... when you ride your bike pretend there are zombies chasing you! emoticon always works for me.... see if you can do a little riding off road too.. that always makes for more fun.

    Have fun in Hawaii.... the bikini looks fine too emoticon
    1843 days ago
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