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374 minutes

Sunday, June 30, 2013

That is how many minutes of exercise (mostly walking) that I got this week. I reassessed the life situation and realized that things can get better. My husband and I are going through a rough patch, but instead of being hurt and angry- I should take my part of the situation and think about how crabby I have been for the last month and a half.

He paid for my gym membership (my old gym, not the one from the contest) and I went back for the first time today. They have a new machine that I can tell I am going to have a love hate relationship with. It is a Precor All Motion Trainer. It is kind of like an elliptical- but has so many more options than just the oblong pattern. I love it. I did 10 minutes on it today and my heart rate got up to 157 and I actually sweated! Some of you may know that I always struggle with getting my heart rate up, and it takes even more to get me to sweat (unless it is muggy out). I would have done more, but I got to the gym late and didn't have more time. I came home after that and mowed my yard. According to Mapmywalk, my yard is over a mile of mowing (I have the app on my phone and it tracks your movement through GPS). It took me just over an hour, but I hadn't mowed in 2 weeks- so it was more work than it should have been.

I have been getting a lot of advice from 2 of my friends on Facebook lately, that has really been bugging me. Some of you saw my Facebook rant. I have decided AGAIN that pounds lost isn't going to be my big goal. I know enough about me that my weight fluctuates due to many issues- and so I can't really PLAN to lose weight. I can plan to move, walk, work out, eat better, drink water- and have all of that be in my control. If I lose weight, ok. If I become stronger, more flexible, more energetic, happier, have more stamina, etc, WONDERFUL.

I am in a challenge, and will be keeping track of my weight- but I will not let myself go into hibernation mode if the scale doesn't move down. I am also going to go about getting healthy, in a healthy way. I will not use this way of looking at it as an excuse not to get off my butt. I have been VERY encouraged by the amount of happy hormones that all the walking this week has given me- kind of a light through the darkness of depression. I will keep THAT up!!

Sorry, I am a bit long winded tonight. I hope you all are planning ways to be healthy and happy for July.
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    Do what you can do to make yourself feel good!

    Getting fit and healthy is important and is more important than the numbers on a scale! Besides, my scale numbers don't move much so I am more taking the attitude that if I feel better, have more energy and just feel good overall - then I am doing something right! emoticon

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    I think that sounds like a solid plan.
    The scale may take time to reflect it, but all those other items will improve your health and eventually the scale will react emoticon
    2329 days ago
    Angi, you know I am here for you if you need me.
    2329 days ago
    Thanks for the great post and sharing. We all have different struggles and trials in our lives, but we can overcome. We are stronger than we know until we hit our darkest trials. Somehow we push through and get back up and then after the trial find out how tough we really are.
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    2330 days ago
    I agree that getting fit and healthy is more important than the numbers on the scale. You have a great attitude and you will soon feel so much better!
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