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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I have set myself a new goal!
Yesterday I was at the pool and met a really nice lady (Bonnie). She is one of several that swim daily at our YMCA. In addition to my Pilates, Yoga, TRX, Water Aerobics, Water Walking, and Zumba, I like to swim. I've been playing around with trying to figure out my routine. After talking to Bonnie, I think I finally came up with it. She reminded me that 36 laps, makes a mile. By the way, for those of you who don't realized this, but a lap is up AND back. 
I started swimming back in November. I was sooooo out of shape when I first came to the pool. After an hour of Pilates then an hour of water aerobics, I would swim about five laps, and boy was a exhausted! I am up to 18 laps, which is 1/2 mile! I hope to be at a full mile by the end of the summer. If it wasn't for the fact that I will be doing a lot of traveling this summer, I feel I could possibly reach that goal much sooner, but I'm being realistic. Besides, when I swim, I have usually done some sort of exercise class before.

Here is my new schedule:
Monday                 swim 1/2 mile or more
                              1 hr of yoga

Tuesday                1 hr Pilates
                             1 hr water aerobics
                             swim 1/2 mile or more

Wednesday          1 hr water walking class
                             swim 1/2 mile or more
                             1 hr yoga

Thursday              same as Tuesday

Friday                  same as Wednesday

Hopefully with that and eating properly, maybe I'll loose a little more weight. That's another one of my goals.  At least I've lost 10 to 15 lbs since September. You ask 10 to 15?  Well, it all depends on what day we are talking. My weight fluctuates; A LOT!!!!

Since I have hypoglycemia, I have to be careful when it comes it eating. In other words, I need a good breakfast before I got to the gym. I was eating a couple of eggs with whole wheat toast about three times a week. Recently I had my cholesterol checked and it had gone WAY up, so I have cut out ALL eggs. Saturday, I get it rechecked. 

I think I've figured out what I'm going to do about my breakfast and lunch. Monday, since it is a light exercise day, I think I'm just going to have a piece of whole wheat toast, 1 tablespoon chunky peanut butter, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 banana and sprinkle cinnamon on top.  For lunch that day, I'll have a green smoothie.

Tuesdays and Thursdays I'm going to have an egg and whole wheat toast, no butter.  Wednesday and Friday, the same as Monday, but in between my pool workout and Yoga, I'll have to have a green smoothie, then something light for lunch. Yoga is at noon, so lunch won't be til after 1:30.

Anyway, I think I'll start this next week....wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!

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