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Giving Up Scale Struggles this Happy St Paddy's Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

If you've ever struggled with the scale number, and especially if you've ever let the scale number cause you to give up your efforts to be your healthiest and happiest you, be sure to read today's Daily Spark:

After years of letting the scale bother and discourage me, I have declared this my year to make peace with the scale. Although I am aware that I'm just a bit over my declared updated goal weight of 132, I am focused on eating correctly and staying active. I am not overly concerned with the number on the scale. I feel more at peace and that it is a step forward!

I'd give me a B+ for eating yesterday and an A for activity. This morning I did Zumba with a friend. Only one man was in the class and he was dressed as a leprechaun -- very cute costume! After class my friend asked me to coach her in Power Walking. She came in 4th in our age group in the walking event I won at the Senior Games. We used the Kathy Smith one hour walking workout on my MP3 player, practicing proper form, exaggerated heel plant-toe up, glute push, and speed intervals. We walked in a pretty area with lots of birds by grassy ponds. Though the day was overcast, it was beautiful!

I plan to run tomorrow. Gwen is running a fever -- guess she's got the cold now I just finally got over-- and won't be able to go to the Y tomorrow. Hubby has quasi-committed to take care of her for me to get a morning run in. Think it will work!!

Hope you are having a great St Paddy's Day! Let me leave you with Natalie's knock-knock joke that she told me on the way to school this morning:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Irish who?
I rish you a happy St Patrick's Day!!
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