Still the Mind

Life can be full of stress and while completely eliminating it might be impossible, minimizing it is not.

Still your mind with some “me” time.

Just as important as exercise, restful sleep, healthy food and staying hydrated with H2O, taking several minutes (or longer, if you can) to be still, quiet & mindful is an easy way to de-stress!

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Medicine & Magic

I started coming down with a head cold late Wednesday.  A “gift” from Chris … who was gifted by a co-worker (ya know, someone who has paid sick leave and should have stayed home so as not to infect others!!!).

Well, I don’t have sick days and my job does not find me sitting at a desk.  I have to go to work to get paid and my job requires me to be up & active, motivating gym members! Continue reading

Round Two….Get Ready for the Knockout

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The Tale of the Tape

Height:  5’2″

Current weight:  131 lbs

I stepped on two different types of scales at my gym this morning.  One gave me about 131 lbs, the other 131.6 lbs.

I had already run about 2 miles, consumed a gluten-free waffle with a tablespoon of peanut butter, a hard-boiled egg and a small cornbread biscuit, along with my morning coffee and some water.

So…I am probably about 130 lbs at the beginning of this, my second, 10-day Shred.

Waist:  29″

Hips: 36.5″

Right Thigh: 19.75″

According to the handheld device at the gym my Body Fat % is 25 and my BMI is 23.6.  Both normal for my height, weight and age!

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Shred Successes, Slips & “Side Effects”

make-big-changes-in-small-stepsI am gearing up for my next 10-day Shred, which begins July 25th.  I am rather looking forward to it.  After my first one, I know I can do it … and better!

I had to pull back on my exercise to protect my shoulder from further and greater injury.  I had a couple slips in my eating and drinking.

I am human.  I am not going to beat myself up for what I didn’t do.

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