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Working out

With being off work this weekend, I noticed something.  Usually, I will want a long nap on Saturday and Sunday.  Even with working out for 30 minutes yesterday morning, my afternoon nap time was just falling asleep long enough to start dreaming, then I woke up and was ready to go again.

Today, I woke up at 5:00 and couldn’t get back to sleep.  I think perhaps I was too excited about teaching class this morning!  Anyway, I came home, feeling like I needed a nap.  I did the same thing as yesterday — just nodded off, woke up and was energized again.  I got up and did a 50 minute Turbo Jam workout.  It felt great!

I think the change in the weather here has done wonders for my energy level, not to mention feeling a sense of joy in my heart, even in the midst of still going the grieving process.  I broke down and cried again last night over missing my brother, but my tears didn’t last long.  It will be interesting to see how I do tomorrow — it will mark 19 years since my miscarriage.

Since we are supposed to get rain overnight, I’m hoping it will improve the pollen count so that I can go for a long walk when I get home from work.

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Working Out Update

I had something rather interesting happen this week.  On Wednesday, I worked a 12 hour shift, so I wasn’t able to work out that day.  On top of that, I felt like I ate quite a bit yesterday too.  And when dd came home from small group, she had french fries, so I was eating some of them right before heading to bed.  So…..imagine my surprise when I got on the Wii Fit Plus this morning for my daily body test and discovered that I dropped 2.4 pounds overnight!!!

English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus.

English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve been at a plateau for quite some time.  I can’t seem to drop any more weight.  With being hypoglycemic, I can’t cut out much protein from my diet or my sugar bottoms out.  So it can be frustrating to work out so hard, and not see my clothes getting looser on me.  It makes me wonder — perhaps I need to be taking in MORE food than what I have been.  Maybe I’m not eating enough and so what I take in, my body wants to hold on to.  Any thoughts from anyone on this one?????

Granted, I am still gaining muscle mass.  When I flex my arms, they are very solid, and I couldn’t say that a couple of months ago.  I’m still working my inner thighs, and more muscle mass is building there.  But I want my clothes to be getting LOOSER on me — not TIGHTER!!!!

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Birthday gift

For my 50th birthday, my parents gave me $50.  I finally decided what I wanted to buy with the money — though I needed to add some more to it.  Here’s what I bought:

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I have several other workouts by Shaun T, and I really enjoy them.  I decided to try this one too since it also has a low-impact modifier.

I’m still juicing, and though I’m not seeing a lot of difference it my weight, I have dropped a size.  I have also noticed an improvement in my digestion.

I am also still building muscle mass and muscle weighs more than fat.  After focusing on trying to build up the muscle mass in my triceps, I finally have mostly muscle instead of flab!!! WOOHOO!!!

I have also been doing a lot of inner thigh squats, trying to firm up the flab between my legs.  It’s getting much better, but I still have more work to do.  I will often do 50-75 of those in a day.  It is nice to see that I have built up my stamina where I can do a lot more than what I used to be able to do.

Juicing and working out

Dh just returned home last night after being gone for close to 10 days.  And while he was gone, I DROPPED A SIZE!!!  Woohoo!!!

I was still faithful to juice while he was gone.  And I have been working hard on my abs and my legs.  There were several days that I’d do 500 crunches of various kinds.  I also did a lot of inner thigh squats.  Can we just say “OUCH!”?  Those inner thigh squats are killers, but I’m getting better with them — as in, I can now do a set of 25, instead of a set of 8-10.  So at least I see some improvement in my stamina and strength.

All of my hard work is paying off.  I do have a confession though — I’ve not been as faithful to do the cardio workouts.  That is in part to dd being sick.  She HATES my Shaun T workouts and finds him quite annoying.  I didn’t have the heart to put it in the DVD player while she was recuperating on the couch.  I need to get back to doing those again because when I go a long stretch without doing them, my back pain increases, and it has really been bothering me the last few days.