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Friday, December 12, 2014

It's All About That Butt

...with apologies to Meghan Trainor.

One of the hardest things about writing for a living is keeping the weight under control. The sedentary life, and subsequent weight gain, can lead to all kinds of health problems, most of which I already have.

Over October and a good chunk of November, I bounced between hotels and the in-laws while we waited for the delivery of furniture, both old and new. Unfortunately, that meant a lot of eating out. Despite my efforts at good choices and portion control, I jumped up a pant size.

Argh!

Being able to cook in our new home has helped. I can plan our meals and control the ingredients I use.

Plus, GK is determined to try out for high school soccer next year (he was the unofficial timekeeper for the boys' and girls' varsity games this year). The new apartment complex has a nice exercise facility that's open 24/7. So every day, once GK is finished with his afterschool snack, we head over to the mini-gym. I alternate between cardio and weights.

And yesterday, I was able to get into my old jeans! Yay!

I'm not seeking to change how I look. I just want to be reasonably healthy again.

2 comments:

  1. Woot, go you! I've been doing some more walking, and stair-stepping on the bottom step of whichever flight of stairs I'm near beforehand; it gets my heartrate up fast, then I just keep walking to maintain it while the tea water boils or whatever. Not great, but better than nothing.

    Angie

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Contrary to conventional wisdom,, every little bit helps. Stairs and walking every day adds up.

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