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Working out, Health, and Family

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Sparkfriends,

I started my day with a great workout! I felt really challenged and really strong. After a few weeks of being sick and then dealing with a knee injury, my workouts had become less productive. I'm now in physical therapy and able to have safe and challenging workouts again. I am feeling stronger and stronger.

I have also made a commitment to taking daily vitamins (particularly Vitamin D), fish oil. I have also been very diligent in taking my thyroid medication. One of the ways that I sabotage myself is by not taking these regularly or not making sure my body has the vitamins it needs. That leaves me feeling tired and depressed. Its been a week that I have been very committed to this part of my health and I can feel a significant difference in my energy and moods.


I'm also wondering about my goal weight. I have been reading a lot about the limits of BMI as an indicator or health. Has anybody heard about the ABMI? I'm not sure I even got the acronym right, but this is a new way to measure health that includes muscle mass, fat percentage, bone density, height. . . I'm wondering because what if my happy weight is different than my goal weight? I don't know that I want to work out for 60 - 90 minutes a day for six days a week forever. (Just being honest here)!

Today my DH leaves for two weeks to be with his Mom as she undergoes knee replacement. She lives in India, so it is a long journey and we are both feeling anxious about her health and the operation. Any good thoughts you can send on her behalf will be really appreciated.

Thanks, Sparkfriends, for reading and continuing to support me through pursing your own journeys toward heath and happiness.
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    Sending prayers.
    1390 days ago
    That's wonderful that you are working out again and feeling better! Taking vitamins can make such a difference in the way you feel and it's true, we often self-sabotage by not taking them. As for your goal weight, it may make sense for you to re-evaluate it if you don't think you would be happy working out that much on a regular basis in the long-term. Best wishes to your mother-in-law, I hope all goes well!
    1396 days ago
    I'm so happy that you are able to work out again. It's a joy getting back to it when you can't do it for a length of time.

    Your MIL will be in great hands with the surgeon and your DH there to help her through it. Knee replacement surgery isn't as drastic as it use to be. Someone I know had both replaced at the same time.

    As to your weight, that is up to you to determine. We love our stats and all that but it boils down to how one feels at a certain weight. I feel best at 108 and can feel a big difference when it goes up to 111. Strange but true.

    1402 days ago
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