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Moving into March!

Monday, March 04, 2013

February ended pretty well for me. I didn't see much in the way of weight loss, and while I saw a tiny gain, the scale stayed in maintenance range, and it is moving downward again. There are many reasons for that. One, I just needed a break from being so "good." It was refreshing to see that even with a few indulgences, I was able to stay pretty stable. Two, I started weight training again, and when I come back after some time off, I tend to see a stall or some gain. Some have theorized it's water stored by the muscles, but I think it's just my body adjusting to added stress on those areas I have let go for awhile.

The other reason I see for it is that I haven't been running in awhile. Yes, I've done some treadmill workouts, and I really need to get back to those. Plus the indoor track at the gym where I have karate is good to use too, but it's winter. And winter hit us hard in the Northwest Chicago suburbs these past two weeks. I need to get going though if I'm going to do a 10K in June.

In other news, the family is healthy, finally. I tried making my Gramma's angel strudel, and the first attempt results were promising. I just need to work on my rolling techniques: both rolling out the dough and rolling up the dough. I think I'm going to try nut roll for Easter too.

I've been doing yoga for about the past month, and I like the relaxation it gives me. I'm hoping to strengthen my core as that will hopefully help to tighten my stomach and help me in karate as well.

That's all for now. Hope all is well, Sparkers.
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