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Saw my new pt today

Monday, February 18, 2013

Success journal
1. met with personal trainer
2. stayed within calorie range
3. tried new things with my blender

Brittney, my pt, did an assessment. Basically, my strength is well above average, but my body fat percent is well below average. Brittney has me doing heavy weights, 20 reps, 3 sets. She also wants me to only weigh myself once a week. I'm going to try. I'm a bit obsessed with the scale, so taking a break could be good.


I'm not drinking enough water over the weekend. It's harder to do at home, for some reason. Sometime putting a slice of lemon in my water makes it more palatable. Also Drinking herbal tea can help me get more water. I like Celestial Seasonings teas. Cinnamon Apple Spice has a natural sweetness that doesn't need added sweetener.


I'm getting my blood work done & an echo cardiogram on Friday. I've got a heart murmur. It's a congenital defect; I was born with it. I've had it 52 years and never had a scary effect. I've gone through childbirth 3 times. I can do an hour of cardio. And I'm just fine. I don't feel faint. But some murmurs are not so innocent, so my dr wants yearly tests done.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MORTICIAADDAMS 2/20/2013 11:47AM

    I love that same tea. It's one of my favorites.

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OPALMOON 2/20/2013 5:22AM

    Hope all goes well with the tests on Friday.


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CARRIE1948 2/19/2013 1:46PM

    Maybe taking a break from focusing on the scale every day is a good idea

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NATPLUMMER 2/19/2013 11:05AM


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KJELLYBEAN15 2/19/2013 8:36AM

    One thing at a time. Good luck in not weighing. I try doing that but it never works unless I have the scale removed from the bathroom and out of sight. It's batteries died Friday and I literally freaked until I could get some new ones. Wishing your tests go well.

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TWEETYKC00 2/19/2013 4:54AM

    I hope you can really get going with your trainer, it should be interesting.

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    I only weigh once a week for the same reason. Just don't want to let it become the thing that makes or breaks my day!

Good plan getting the health workup done so you know where things stand.

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