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55-year-old Margaret Pizzi of Mentor hopes to battle back from years of physical problems to a healthier life. She's cut out processed foods and diet soda, which is a first step.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays

"Talkin' to myself and feeling old, Sometimes I'd like to quit; Nothing seems to fit; Hangin' around, nothing to do but frown; Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down...." from the Carpenter Song "Rainy Days and Mondays"

Yep, that kinda day.  I have been working so hard and today I'm just feeling achy and old. A pair of pants I'd hoped to fit into still don't fit.  The scale isn't moving in a downward motion much. Last month it was so much easier to lose and this month I'm exercising and the scale is moving slower than when I wasn't!!! Yes, I'm FROWNING.

I went to the BEST water fitness class at the Y on Saturday morning.  I got there 10min  late because I was trying to justify staying in bed because it was "SATURDAY morning" darn it.  Well thank goodness my motivation won.  The class is awesome but HARD. You do have a flotation device around your waist so I couldn't drown myself though, LOL! Swimming on my side with one arm out of the water??? Sound CrAzY but did it give me a workout!  I'd have been sweating like crazy if I wasn't in the water.   It helped that the whirlpool is right there to help my aches when I'm all done. This is definitely on my "must make time for" list.

I grabbed a bite to eat then went to Pulse Fitness for the Zumba class.  Zumba is one class I think will be one I'd want to play a permanent part in my fitness routine even after I've lost all my weight.  You burn a lot of calories and really work up sweat but it's so much fun that you don't really notice as much. You've read it before but I LUV ZUMBA! 

Saturday evening I went to the movies with family and found that I CAN go to the theater and still watch a movie without stuffing buttery popcorn & Snowcaps in my mouth. Yes, it is possible, who woulda thunk?!

Sunday I did an exercise game on the Wii with my grandson for about a half hour and then took them swimming for 1.5 hrs.  I'm so proud of my efforts exercising and staying on task with my diet and anticipated stepping on the scale this morning but...

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The scale today still has barely budged and I'm bummed. I'd like to quit but I won't. These aches and pain should ultimately be improved as I get stronger. The strengthening of my "core" should help my spine.  Tonight I'm leaving work a little early to make it to a Zumba Low class at TriPoint then I'll hurry over to do the late evening water fitness class at the YMCA.

Rainy days and Mondays may get me down ...but I'm going to get... right..back..up!!  I AM changing my goal however.  Instead of going for a 50 pound weight loss over the 6month period I'm going for 60!!!!


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