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.

Rather, I am cheering myself for what I did do!  What I learned!  Continue reading