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A Year and a HALF later!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hello friends! It has been over a year and a half since my last blog! I am reading through my old comments and am inspired by the enthusiasm of days gone by. In my last blog I was a year away from my fiftieth birthday and a climb up Half Dome was only a dream. Well, with great joy and thankfulness for good health my fiftieth was celebrated with my fourth half marathon and the twelve hour Half Dome climb. Unfortunately I have sustained an overuse injury to my Achilles tendon and my fitness level is changing. I still try to do my long, hilly walks but am finding that running is becoming more and more difficult. This is resulting in weight gain - I am burning fewer calories and have more time to sit around and/or eat. Bad exchange. I was on South Beach in April and lost ten pounds. Then, in March my fitness level dropped and I went off SB and my weight went up TWELVE pounds! I am not going to let this get out of control!

While I figure out what my new game plan is going to be I am back to my second day of South Beach, phase 1. I need to reconsider my fitness activities and duration and come up with a plan that involves healthy eating and smaller quantities. If I don't do this I am going to turn out like a guy who quits football after high school and becomes obese due to less activity.

I have some serious thinking to do about all of this and I'd love to hear any advice or suggestions! Please leave a comment or drop me a note on my wall. I need your support now more than ever! Thank you for reading, and may God Bless you along your journey to a healthy life style!

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    I'm also a person that has to do both exercise and diet too.
    2822 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    This too shall pass... stay committed while you heal, and you will, then slowly ease into your beloved running emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2833 days ago
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    I think you are a total inspiration! emoticon I found an article/blog that I hope will be helpful. I think he touches on a lot of points you are looking for, and let me know if I can find more for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2835 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2013 5:50:20 PM
    Injuries really force nus to find fitness creatively. It may be time to re-think the approach. Do you have a community pool that you can use for a workout? Or maybe it's time to try yoga or some other non-running activity? Sometimes the change is enough to get the body back into shape and help you maintain your motivation.

    Glad to see you out here!!
    2835 days ago
    I wish I had words of wisdom for you! It is hard to be sidelined by an injury, do you have a doctor who can recommend activity? Or perhaps change what you are snacking on? I hope you find what you need while you heal!
    2836 days ago
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