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The Simple Diet Journal #13 -- Still All In -- at the hospital and on a bike

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Well, the last few days have been definitely on-the-go.

Friday -- at the hospital with one of my kids for a day surgery. Everything went well -- thank God!

Found myself having such a different approach for being there this time. Instead of sitting in the waiting room for hours (praying and reading tons of magazines and books -- which I do love to do :-), I put in thousands of steps on my Striiv (still praying :-) and climbed many stairs.

I was concerned about staying on plan -- not for going off plan but for not eating at all, which is my tendency at the hospital. This time, I brought a banana and an energy bar and drank water -- and, shocking news ;-), I felt better! I kept thinking how fortunate I am to be on the Simple Diet and on our Spark Team, as so many helpful and encouraging thoughts of what others have written floated through my mind as I walked miles in the hospital.

Got my son home and all settled in on the couch -- he slept for hours and I decided to try my new iFit cards for my exercise bike. Oh my -- has that changed my bike workout the last two days!

It took me forever to decide to buy one as they have mixed reviews online -- and I can see why, but I am still liking them all the same as they are getting me to pick up the pace and work harder. I'm thinking to see if I can somehow rig up my computer near my bike so that I can also do some exercise videos with youtube training videos -- but that'll be for another day (or month).

Level 1 turned out to be way too easy for me -- so I popped in Level 3 -- and that's on a totally different planet -- full force challenge for the entire 40 minutes. Level 2 -- is "just right" -- not too easy/not too difficult. So, with my current exercise "bug" I have done two bike workouts for two days in a row -- one on Level 3 and then one on Level 2. I've been working on checking my heart rate more and making sure I keep my muscles hydrated (thanks to the advice of my new bike trainer Jillian -- I'll have to post some of the Jillian quotes from the routine sometime soon).

Also walked at the track and at the mall and clocked in . . . drum roll please: 17,086 steps on Friday and 14,000 on Saturday.

We are blessed.

Peace, Health and Living Fully No Matter What . . .

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    Way to make good use of your time! I hope all is well with your son!
    2431 days ago
    Glad to hear your son is doing well and are you!! Keep up the good work (positive thinking, exercising, praying).
    2431 days ago
    Great job Brook...

    I will be with my daughter tomorrow as she has surgery to remove all of her wisdom teeth. I will try to take a page out of your book and walk while I am waiting instead of sitting an reading or on my laptop.

    Hope your son is feeling better.
    2431 days ago
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