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No Way to Speed Up Recovery

Friday, April 29, 2016      6 comments

I am only working out twice a week, but I take way too long to recover. I mean, compared to a mere three years ago; I would train and work out for hours, and be fine the next day. I suppose the work outs are harder, and my sleep cycles are off... Read more

Overdid the Knee

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday, my knee was so jacked up, I could not do jumping jacks. I did a lot of physical activity, and I have been racing my son every now and then, which gives both of us tremendous joy. Now, the left knee is crying, so I took some Tylenol ... Read more

Lots of Movement! (And Cleaning, hooooray!)

Sunday, April 24, 2016      2 comments

What is going well? Movement! Lots of movement, but my energy level is zooming because I am also praying and reading the Bible more. Back to the movement. I have been working out and doing more housework that actually gets me tired. Part of... Read more

It IS Working!

Monday, April 18, 2016      2 comments

Evidence: Exhibit A: Mental clarity Exhibit B: More energy Exhibit C: Feel full Exhibit D: Can run after son and NOT get tired! Exhibit E: Lost 7 pounds, somewhere along the way. E doesn't matter, but the rest really do. I... Read more

Muscle Rebuilding 101--Feel Grateful

Friday, April 15, 2016      2 comments

I mean, I have to feel grateful, so I can get through my day. I don't think I have ever been this sore, and I am not sure if it is because I am eating clean, or I am older and a little more tired with two kids. Yet, there IS something be... Read more

450 jumping jack double brag! Wooot! Wooot!

Thursday, April 14, 2016      7 comments

That was yesterday, and even though I was seriously hating on the kickboxing instructor, I was glad I finished the circuit. She was like, "Oh, I forgot you have to end with 100 jumping jacks." Ugh. At the end of class, I requested that we wor... Read more

So Sore, Yet So Grounded and Happy

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      3 comments

I need to stretch more because my upper body is mad at me today, and this afternoon, I have another kickboxing class. I am enjoying this classes tremendously, but good gravy! It does a number on me. So, the fitness minutes are much better... Read more

First Week of Detox, AKA Clean Eating

Sunday, April 10, 2016      7 comments

Done! And going well. I hope to keep it up past the summer, but do want to add butter, cheese, and yogurt back in and nuts and legumes. That's it. Back to today's plan: I just have to vary my diet. Yesterday, my husband brought shrimp ... Read more

Healthy, Healthy, and Annoyed at Sugary Menus

Saturday, April 09, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I ate a vegan salad for lunch at one of those raw places. Did I want to eat vegan? Hell no! The problem is everything has sugar in it! The eating is going well and the exercise is better. I do find myself eating things I have... Read more

Day 5: Eating Too Healthy

Thursday, April 07, 2016      4 comments

And, that is why I hate detox and diets. My calories are way too low, and I have not tracked on purpose. I need good filler foods to get my calories up, so I am having a romance with avocados. That is the problem with overly restrictive eatin... Read more

Kick Boxing Class . . . Kicked My *ss

Thursday, April 07, 2016      4 comments

Enough said. The class is actually two days a week. The detox is going OK. I am, yes drinking, 4 quarts of water a day or so. I am eating well, but my energy is cycling up and down. Right now, it's mid range. It is also that ti... Read more

Day 2: Not Cranky, Honest

Sunday, April 03, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday, Went well in terms of the eating. My calories were low, but not because of the plan. Lunch was just scant, until Aaron brought a roasted chicken. This morning, I ate four hard boiled eggs, and shared some with my daughter. I h... Read more

The Decision to Change My Eating Habits

Saturday, April 02, 2016      7 comments

OK, So, It is restrictive, but I have two goals: (1) I need to trim up for the May 13, Union Scholarship Banquet. Every year, I say I will do so, and don't remember until I am struggling to find something to wear, the day of, and (2) I h... Read more

Spring Cleaning, Happenging Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 22, 2016      5 comments

There will be lots of movement today. My eating hasn't been so great, but we are doing grocery shop soon, and I hope to be better prepared. With that, I'm off to make my son's lunch somewhat healthy. (1) Log on to Spark People every d... Read more

Two Kid Parties This Weekend

Saturday, March 19, 2016      1 comments

And I will prevail. Seriously, I plan on eating protein and veggies. Yesterday, we went to CiCi's pizza and ate two pieces of pizza and salad. That may seem like a lot, but it was less for me. My body is still sparked from all that wal... Read more

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