My goal is to finally and completely heal from an injury which began last August. Along with working with medical professionals, the means for accomplishing my goal lies in further developing my ability to listen and be aware of my body and modify all activities, exercises, and asanas. I find this tricky to do yet it is absolutely necessary. No more pushing through by disassociating myself from my body.
Fitness Minutes: (80,607) Posts: 4,521 5/5/14 9:32 A
I gained back weight. I'm trying to lose the weight while maintaining as much muscle as possible. I'm also trying to improve strength and flexibility. I want to be fit again and to STAY on track this time.
HOPE: Holding On, Praying Earnestly...from Guidepost Magazine
I'm working my way back to the size I want to be. On a journey for strength and good health.
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Fitness Minutes: (80,607) Posts: 4,521 4/6/14 10:42 A
Feel & look healthy. Strength, especially my core, to avoid pain that comes when I'm not strong & "healthy."
Decreased bodyfat, changing my composition from 21% fat to 16%, removing inches & pounds and seeing the definition. Still "fine tuning" how many inches and the weight, well...10 lbs. would be great, and if the body composition is at 16%, the weight is not what I'm focused on.
Of course for most of us health is the primary objective. Brigit your outlook and goals are perfectly inline! I mostly want to be healthy so that I can enjoy doing things I love like hiking, karate and playing with my kids!
I'm not going to say that I don't want improved looks, but that is secondary. I'm trying to lower my body fat from currently about 20% to about 16% (through low-carb/high-fat/moderate protein eating) and at the same time increase my core and upper body strength. After repeated (quarterly) scans at my doctor's office my body composition analysis showed an increase of skeletal muscle from about 55 lbs. in August 2012 to about 58 lbs. in March 2014 (after losing 2 lbs. of muscle over the winter without much strength training). My new goal is to bring that number up to 64 lbs. of skeletal muscle by August 14. The reason is primarily to improve insulin-sensitivity and keep my blood sugar levels as close to normal as I can. I will have to be pretty consistent on my upper-body and core exercises to meet that goal. Birgit
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