HALF-WAY POINT PLUS 1

Day 13: Half-way point hit!

There is nothing better than knowing that I hit the half-way point a day earlier than I wanted to. It also astonished me that I lost weight while being in extreme pain and knowing that my back, and my hip was inflamed. That being said when I climbed on the scale on Saturday morning I thought for sure it was going to tell me that I had gained a couple of pounds but it didn’t. I lost even more weight. So if you are in pain but can still move, then move because that movement will help your body get rid of the inflammation that is causing your pain in the first place. It bothers me so much when people tell me that I should stop exercising when I am in physical pain. Many tell me that they would rather sit, and wait for the pain to go away then to work through the pain. Well sitting around is what causes people to have pain in the first place, because muscles atrophy and joints lose their mobility. Sitting for hours on end can shorten a persons life by 2 years. So you better believe that if I’m sitting down, a part of me is moving. Like if I sit and crochet, or sit on an exercise bike and watch the news.

Day 14: Another Pound Lost

It’s so nice to get on the scale and see the numbers gradually go down. Yesterday was one of those days that I had to weigh myself 3 times all in disbelief. I could not believe that I could lose 10 pounds in 14 days. I have never been able to do this before, but then I don’t think I’ve been this determined either.

Goal ahead

I have my goals in hand, in mind and now on my tongue. And every morning I say my goals out loud so they become what I think about more than the negative things in my life. I did a lot of purging yesterday: old files, desk drawers, magazines. I feel like I just want it all gone. There’s no reason to hold on to pounds I don’t want and things I don’t want. I then spent the rest of the day with my wonderful, loving husband.

Day 15: Morning Routine

Morning routine getting easier and easier. Stretch, ice, Pilates, stretch, ice. Then sometime this afternoon the exercise bike will feel my presence. I always like to break up my workouts; it gives me something to look forward to. Yes I know I am not normal. I love the feeling of working out. I am never tired after a workout anymore, my blood pressure doesn’t plummet anymore after I workout, my muscles aren’t fatigued anymore after I workout. They don’t even hurt the next day.

Why? It’s all because of ASEA. And I’m thankful for this amazing product, because without it I know what I would face after a workout. Without ASEA in my life, my workouts always ended up with my blood pressure plummeting so low that I would have cold shakes that would only be fixed if I took a nap. There’s no need for a nap when my cells are getting what they need.

POTHOLES IN THE JOURNEY

DAYS 9, 10, 11 have all been filled with PAIN, PAIN, and more PAIN. My sciatica nerve decided that all this change was not in the cards for it, and decided to rear its ugly head. If you’ve ever experienced that pain you know what I’m talking about. It feels like when I stand up I am crocked. Been spraying it with my ASEA spray, taking herbal muscle relaxants, used my TENS unit, and my RIFE machine, all while singing Ice, Ice Baby.

sciatica nerve pain

A body trying to heal itself does not focus on letting go of pounds, so these days, while I haven’t lost weight, I still haven’t gained any either.

Throughout all the pain, I have been doing some exercises to ease the pain from my sciatica nerve. I’ve continued working out with my stability ball, walking, and even doing a little Pilates. Even though I made the commitment to get healthy and my body is not responding in the way I thought it would, doesn’t mean I should quit. It just means that I need to tailor the plan to my body.

Listening to my body is the only way to make it do something its not wanting to do. I am in control of how my body moves, what goes into my mouth, and how I can control the pain. If I just let the pain control my life, I would have no life at all.

DAYS 2 & 3: 18-POUND WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Courage

Day 2: 

Interesting at best. Been weighing myself every morning. It’s been a motivating pleasure to know that I am dropping about a pound a day. It’s also given me the willpower to say no to the taco chips my lovely husband brought into the house last night. He eats out of frustration, boredom, and depression. Or in his words he feels the need to crunch. Since I don’t eat anything after 6 pm. I had none, and I’m proud of myself. Because this is the first time I haven’t backed down from a challenge. While he ate, I just kept sipping my water.

Day 3:

Began this morning with me getting on the scale and watching the pounds fall off. Since December 1, I’ve lost 5 pounds, and certain aches have gone too. The only challenging thing about this program is my breakfasts. I used to load on the honey or stevia onto my oats, now it’s just cinnamon. I am tasting food again.

I’ve noticed that I don’t think about food all the time. Now I think about what I’ll do to move my body. Yesterday I couldn’t get out to walk so I hopped on my old exercise bike and rode for 5 miles. Then I did 45 minutes of a Leslie Sansome video (I have several). It’s also made meal planning easier too. Husband eats what I eat, when he is home, and when I make him a lunch. Today he is on his own for lunch.

I’ve been incorporating my product, ASEA, into my plan by taking it before breakfast, and before and after a workout. I’ve also been spraying my legs after the workout so my legs wouldn’t cramp up. So far so good. Lots of energy, no cramping, and for me no blood pressure plummeting. That last one is a major accomplishment because ever since I was a teenager my blood pressure would drop so low that I would get, what I called, the cold shakes. This hasn’t happened in the last three days.

 

MY PROGRESS

I am into my 11th week on Asea and I am constantly noticing different benefits from taking it. One of the benefits is that I don’t bruise as easily as I did before I started taking these Redox signaling molecules. This is great news because I used to run into things when I would get up in the middle of the night and in the morning have a large knot on my shin or arm. Now because of taking the ASEA I can see better in the dark, so I’m not running into doors, walls, or just my furniture. Plus when I do something haphazardly, I don’t bruise like I used to. I also used to bruise when someone would grab my arm or lean on me. This bruising condition is not related to any other illness, I’ve had it checked. It’s just the way I have always been.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that because I’ve been spraying the ASEA in my eyes, I can see better in the dark. Now I can let my eyes adjust to the darkness and can see with no problems. Before ASEA I used to leave a light trail from my living room to the hallway and then my bedroom. My husband used to freak me out from time-to-time and turn all the lights off in the house just to hear me complain and whine about how I couldn’t see.  Now when he does this I call out to him like I need help only so I don’t bruise his ego.

One of best things I have noticed is that my age spots, or dark spots that started appearing on my hands and arms are fading. The ones on my hands are gone. I’ve been spraying them since I started taking the ASEA 11 weeks ago. My hands no longer look like they are 10 years older than the rest of my body.

These are but three benefits that I’ve gained from taking ASEA. These Redox signaling molecules work both on the inside and the outside. When I report what is happening on the outside of my body, I know that deep within me a transformation is taking place, one that could only be made possible by these molecules telling my aging cells to rejuvenate or die so they can be replaced with new healthy cells.

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MY NEW BFF!

My new best friend!

SLIMKICKER.COM

It’s Friday Faves again and I have a special favorite that I have fallen in love with for its simplicity and its thoroughness. The tools on this website and AP are great for people like me who need everything broken down.

Here are my five reasons why I LOVE this website!

5. Challenges: I love that the challenges are broken down into levels. The levels make it easier to progress for the beginner to move through easier challenges and gain the rewards. This builds confidence that carries into all other parts of life.

4. Groups: They have groups for any and every interest. I particularly like Commit to Fit Online, SlimKicker Women, and 30 Day Challenge Group.

3. Blog: Written by professionals in the fitness industry, each blog entry is written in concise terms which means I can read the blogs quickly and glean what I need from the information.

2. Points: Every healthy choice I make equals points. So if I choose to walk for 3 miles this morning I earn points that translate into reaching the next level. (So far I have 12 percentage points to get to the next level). This motivates me. Each little step I take gets me closer the my own finish line!

1. Food Log: This is the best online food log I have ever used. And I have used many of them. This is the only one where I can type in Quinoa and I get all the listings for it and not Quizno’s Subs. It also recognizes spelt bread with the exact same brand that I buy. It is so much easier to track your food when you don’t have to input the entire food label of something you’re eating.

I love, love, love it!

10 MINUTES

Replace 10 minutes of television or computer time with an 10 minutes of activity.

It is often said that American’s spend too much time in front of the boob tube or on their electronic devices. This is one reason why American children are getting heavier with each generation. When we were raising our children I used to have them earn their privileges for watching TV or their computer time by reading books. For each book read in they earned 15 to 30 minutes depending on how long the book was.

So I thought I would use this technique on myself. Only now I do it in reverse. There are only a handful of shows on television worth watching for me, and we only have regular television. So I only watch television to see any of Gordon Ramsay’s shows and the Big Bang theory, so that’s only 4 ½ hours a week. My problem is that I am tied to my computer because of work and sometimes I will work for hours without getting up. So I devised a plan to make me move for 10 minutes out of every hour. I use a kitchen timer, and set it for 50 minutes. When the timer goes off, I put on my shoes and go out to the deck, water my plants, go check on the mail, walk around the block, or if it’s raining hop on You Tube and do 10 minutes of exercise. When the ten minutes is over, I set the timer again and work for another 50 minutes and do something else that involves moving my body, preferably outside when I can.

Just think in an 8-hour day, I worked out for 80 minutes.

Now I know what you’re thinking, you couldn’t possibly do this in an office building. You can because you can go into the restroom and do some stretching, or do a 10 minute desk workout, the idea is that every time you look away from your electronic devices is better for your health and your wellbeing.

Take an activity break your health will thank you!

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO MOVE MORE

  1. Rethink your words: If working out or exercising makes you want to stop before you get started, use different words. My favorite movement phrase comes from the movie Madagascar. “You’ve got to Move It, Move It.” So I’m Moving It. 
  2. Park in the safest farthest spot away from the door of any place you enter: (work, health club, school, stores, restaurant, etc)
  3. Telephone moves: While you talk on the phone, at home or at work, stand up, do some leg lifts, tidy up the house, clean your desk. Move and talk at the same time.
  4. Walk with a purpose. Take your dog or a neighbor’s dog for a walk. Walk or bicycle to do your errands as much as possible.
  5. Pick up a hobby: Sitting only burns 46 calories per hour. Crocheting burns 173 calories an hour.
  6. Exaggerate your house cleaning: Wash your windows, like a gymnast, vacuum like a fencer, wash dishes like a ballerina
  7. Learn to fidget more: People who fidget burn 300 – 350 calories more than those who don’t.
  8. Play outside games with your children: Tag, Simon Says, Catch, Red Light Green Light, Salt and Pepper.
  9. Get off the bus: If you take the bus to work, get off a couple of stops before yours and walk the rest of the way. You can also plan a bike ride from different points where your bus lets off to ride the rest of the way.
  10. Turn your favorite music on: Take a dancing break, turn the music up, and just rock out to it in your living room or even your office (Your coworkers might even want to join in).

 

http://www.fitday.com/webfit/burned/calories_burned_Sitting_writing_desk_work.html

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3179376

http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-many-Calories-does-Fidgeting-Burn-Fidgeting-for-Weight-Loss/a8/