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Shaking things up (with thanks to ICEDEMETER)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I've been see-sawing my way down the ticker for a number of months now...you know how it goes - loose a couple of pounds-gain one back- plateau for a bit - loose a couple of pounds- gain one back for weeks on end. Things have been busy so my commitment to exercise hasn't been what it should have been. I know that. I've been trying to be patient with myself about that too. But on my last blog post, Spark pal ICEDEMETER suggested that I add in something completely different to my fitness routine. (Thanks for helping me look at the issue from a different direction!)

And it hit me...I hadn't changed anything up during that whole time I was being "patient" with myself. So - for a change of pace- I went to my DVD library and pulled Jillian Michael's 30 day shred off the shelf. Haven't done that in years. It kicked my butt. And then I did the workout I had planned for the day.

Now I'm psyched to continue to work through the 30 day shred interspersed with the other things I've been doing. This new challenge has motivated me to make sure I get in that work out & to not be complacent. And it seems to be working out. So far. emoticon

I'm also starting to look again at what I'm eating and seeing how I can make more improvements there. More on that to come.
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ALL4BMI 8/15/2013 12:13PM

    That is wonderful. I am at a plateau myself (it is 2 pounds off one week, and 2 pounds back up the next) and I will try mixing up my routine as well.

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WADINGMOOSE 8/15/2013 9:51AM

    Icedemeter is kind of great, isn't she? Glad you found some things to change up and good luck making progress again!

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ICEDEMETER 8/15/2013 9:49AM

    Awwww, you've made me blush!
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It's funny how you can "know" something, but just not realize it until someone else mentions it. I'm terrible for getting really comfortable with my routine, but the Man is good for shaking me out of it (I think he just enjoys watching me doing the initial struggle with learning something new!).

Glad to hear that you've found a new challenge and are having fun with it! I'm looking forward to hearing about your new nutrition ideas, too, since I'm about due for a shake-up in that area myself and seem to have developed a case of brain-block about it... (and have been fantastically successful at putting it out of my mind --- until you mentioned it).

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week --- you deserve it!

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SADIEMAE32 8/14/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a plan for success! Looking at your routine with fresh eyes is always a plus. Lots of luck!!!

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