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Insanity oxygen and toddlers;)

Friday, May 17, 2013

I finally found a fitness program I like. Now I am setting to the task of beginning it! I've been doing yardwork and playing with the kids and walking for my minutes in the Spring 5% challenge. I have been clean eating for two weeks straight now! I have also been on track all week for calorie limits. I was really dissapointed to find myself feeling heavier than ever! Seriously, I am puffed up and retaining water. I weighed myself this morning and yes, I weigh more instead of less. I haven't been overeating, or eating too much salt, etc. It would be really nice to feel skinnier, and see a drop in weight.
I did a little research-its most likely my body purging toxins, maybe adding muscle, repairing at least. I will keep drinking more water, keep doing what I'm doing, cause this meat can't hang onto my bones forever!
I feel proud for starting Oxygen's Your Best Body plan. The first month is all weight bearing exercise I can do at home, without equipment. I have been searching for awhile for a strength training routine that fit for me. I need to start somewhere!
It was an ugly morning in my house-the kids were dying to go outside early, but I told them no! Mommy has to exercise! I kept trying to find time for myself away from them to do this, but I haven't been able to, so guess what? Morning in the livingroom on my yoga mat, wall and couch(for incline pushups, not sitting) it is.
I had to stop between sets for snacks, a poopy bum, a fight. My daughter went to her room for awhile-she has really been testing me lately! At one point, i had a little cry. Today is the anniversary of my Angel baby's birth, and I wanted to do something for me! Three quarters of the way thru, my kids started doing crunches with me. Instead of fighting it, they were getting on board! At the end, during a quickie cardio burn, my daughter brought out sparkly headbands for all of us and everyone was doing jumping jacks and speedskaters lol!
I hope we all get something out of this!
Sometimes life is hard, and there are obstacles to overcome. But what a gift it is to be able to work towards your best self, and bring those you love along on the journey:)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 5/20/2013 10:37PM

    emoticon Thoughts are with you . . . Good for you sticking with doing whatever exercise you can! You are going to get those little ones on the path to a healthy lifestyle! I'm sure there was much laughter involved, too! How can you not laugh seeing them want to imitate mommy?! Keep doing what you're doing, April. You may not see the scale move, but there will definitely be some NSVs!

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LAURIETAIT 5/19/2013 6:12PM

    Awesome! Your great example is making a difference for your kids. Plus you get the added bonus of sharing time with them while you exercise. That's a win/win.

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ROSAMARCELLE 5/19/2013 3:58PM

    It isn't easy to find the time with a houseful of children - been there, done that, but well done for getting them on board. Good luck with the Oxygen's your best Body Plan. Let us know how it goes.
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3G1RLS4ME 5/18/2013 10:01AM

    Happy birthday to your angel in heaven maybe light a candle in her honor and sing her happy birthday, that's what I do every December 4 th. good job for getting in a workout and the clean eating! It'll come off dont worry here in TJ we eat nopal to help with weight loss

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BLUEROSE73 5/18/2013 9:46AM

    I am glad you are not giving up on doing this. Yes, our bodys can react in a strange way on the scale to begin with. You will get there, Just keep going

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GOANNA2 5/18/2013 7:47AM

    Great to see your kids joined in with you. Don't beat
yourself up about weight. You could weigh yourself
10 times in a day and you'd get a different weight
every time. Hang in htere. You are doing great. emoticon

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AMANDEES76 5/18/2013 2:14AM

    It sounds like a crazy kind of love you day!!!! Kids are funny in how they will copy everything you do so keep exercising and they are learning a lifelong healthy lifestyle!!!

You did great this week on the 5% Challenge and the Shooting stars are proud to call you a member!!!


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YB0511 5/17/2013 10:47PM

    Sounds like you are motivated and doing great. emoticon

emoticon for your loss.

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KALISWALKER 5/17/2013 8:52PM

    Glad to hear you are motivating your kids to join you in exercise.

emoticon for you sadness today. I know how you must feel, I had a loss too.

Whatever caused your weight issue is temporary, keep doing what you are doing and you will have nice outcome on the scale.

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