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Thursday, January 15, 2015


Far from falling off the wagon, I'm still around. Doing different stuff, however. On my agenda recently:

--Finding time (and money) to finish my 200 RYT with YogaFit by the end of 2016
--Ditto for a mat Pilates certification - I'm certified with the Y, but cannot teach outside of those auspices "legally"
--Leading five classes a week - Pilates, yoga, cycling and strength - as well as filling in when I can for other folks
--Adding rowing and running back into my personal workouts

The rowing, while boring, is a great upper body exercise. So much so that my shoulders have gotten huge!! emoticon Could be the regular Pilates and yoga, too.

The running...is kind of a grieving process. Overtraining syndrome dried up my endorphin response, so even shorter runs are tough. I'm making do with 2-4 miles right now, and hoping for a little boost once the weather is warmer and I'm not gutting it out on the 'mill.

Makes me really, REALLY miss the way I used to run. That ache in my chest isn't the A-fib...at least not all of it. emoticon

ANYWAY. That aside, I'm re-configuring and dialing back my food again. Bad habits crept in and while I was under control calorie-wise and didn't gain weight, I've been eating more processed food than I should and eating more dairy than is ok with my tummy. A little drift...croissant for breakfast rather than fruit/PB...pizza for a cheat meal...fried chicken twice a month...you get my point.

I felt better almost immediately by simply eating more fruits and veggies rather than snacking on other stuff. Darn those nutrition maxims! They're true!

And so on I go. Hope you are doing well out there in Spark-land!
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    I'm on a low carb plan due to my diabetes 2 diagnosis. I have been trying different things, one of the things I noticed is grains and legumes get a bad rap with these sort of things. I don't eat the meat like there is no tomorrow, just use portion control here. I think most feel that they can go whole hog, and eat as much as they want at one sitting. And I am not into processed anything, so lunchmeats are out. And the jury is out on bacon, so much fat!!! Lots of different takes and views on this. Still in the first of many types of diet plans out there. So far I am liking Paleo. It seems to be so complicated. I was eating clean but it included grains and legumes. It's an ongoing puzzle. And I definitely keep the exercise going, no matter what plan I am following.
    I have made a cup of berries my snacks 1 cup divided for mid afternoon and evening. Chips was a snack I went overboard with when I wasn't told I was sick. Fried anything has been off my plan for almost 2 years. The best thing in all of this, is the renewed energy, and clearer mind.
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