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2.18.14-A good year, but now what?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A year ago, I was SO CLOSE to reaching my goal weight. My goal weight is 150; this time last year I weighed in at 153. Some would call it close enough. Some would say "hey, you got there, maintain it!" While I knew I was close and could technically call myself in maintenance mode, I just wanted to see that 150 on the scale. Just so I could say I did it.

Two weeks later, I weighed in at 147. I had reached my goal weight.

I promised myself that when I lost all 85 pounds I would NOT be one of the statistics of people who gain it all back. I would keep it off.

And in the past year, I have. To a point.

I say to a point because as of last week, my weight was around 155--not bad since my maintaining range is 150 +/- 5lbs, so 155 is the high end of my range.

Am I worried about being at the high end of my range? No. Why?

Because from Thanksgiving till practically end of January, I didn't follow a fitness routine very well. I probably exercised 5x in that 2 month span.

And no, it wasn't because of holidays or because I was eating too much, etc. etc. A lot of my SparkFriends know my husband has epilespy; during that time frame he had several grand mal seizures and countless partial seizures. They finally changed his meds and everything around New Years, but it took me awhile to get back into my routine after all that running around, hospital visits, etc.

I'm not saying my weight gain was caused by that. I'm saying I am proud of myself for maintaining so well during all that hecticness. Not to mention all the other things I was dealing with (end of semester for grad school, assessments due at work, ya know...my life haha)

I got back into a good routine end of January when I started P90X3. I have only missed 3 days of exercise since the last week of January, all for legitimate reasons: sick or injury. I am gaining muscle, certain areas of my body are toning again. My weight? Honestly I'm not too worried about it; the fact that my jeans still fit, some are even too big (I am ranging from a size 6-10 depending on jean cut/brand/etc).

I am healthy. I may not be in the healthy BMI zone now since I'm back up to 155 (150ish brings me to the high end of healthy BMI), but honestly I never even expected to reach a healthy BMI because I do have a lot of muscle built up from when I played basketball and did throwing for track and field. I'd rather have muscle and be above my healthy BMI zone, than to be a skinny toothpick.

During my year of maintenance, I have worked on pushing myself, which is why I started T-25 back in the fall, and now am doing P90X3. I have become a Beachbody coach and am also running a Facebook support/accountability/tip group for people who want to be healthier.

A lot of positives in this blog, eh? Well, I do have one thing I'm kind of fighting with...

What do I work on next?

I feel like I need some goals. Short term, long term...something to shoot for. I have my daily goals: drink 6+ cups of water, eat 3+ servings of freggies, drink my shakeology daily, exercise for at least 10mins a day (though I typically do either 25-30mins of high intensity, or 30-50mins of lower intensity).

So...what other goals could I work on? Remember, I am not allowed to run (for those who don't know, I had two knee surgeries in high school, was told I shouldn't run anymore...stopped running for a couple years but then started again senior year of college, only to be told a year later, from another doctor (whom I saw for knee pain....), that I really need to STOP or I'm going to mess my knees up more). I was working on running a 5K, but can no longer do that.

Suggestions?
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ELSAT137 2/19/2014 7:27AM

    Can your knees handle cycling? I too played basketball in high school and threw in track. emoticon I think throwing is where I did damage to my knees. During the summer when the weather allows I try to do cycling and train for a race. I love it way more than running. There is plenty of jumping etc in P90X3 - are you able to do that? I am half way through P90X3. Have you ever done P90X? I like some aspects of them both.

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POPSY190 2/19/2014 2:54AM

    Amazing, Krystal, especially in view of what you are coping with. Journalling? Stress relief like Zentangles or something? In such a busy and sometimes stressful emotional life it might be good to establish some habits that will consciously tackle self care time. Exercise suggestion - yoga, tai chi? Again, not too high intensity or impact so that you teach your body to relax.

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