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Old 06-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default I Exercised Instead of Napping!

We have a new baby (born 5/7) and he was up every 3 hours last night so I thought I would definitely need a nap today. But when our 2yr old went down for a nap I decided to let the older kids watch some TV and I "just did it".

I ended up with the baby in the Moby wrap but that probably helped burn calories - the little guy weighs 12 lbs! I walked on the treadmill with him for 30min and then did the strength training exercises suggested by the new app I have for my phone.

I also measured my waist and hips. Wow. That was an eye opener. I plugged those into a body fat calculator and came up 52% body fat.

Well, I'm good and sore now. Just wanted to celebrate a positive day!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Good for you!! The 'just do it' really works for me too That's great that you did it carrying your baby.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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That's fantastic!! (Although as a new mom, I think you should've taken the nap!!)
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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Now THAT is determination! I've decided the entire difference between success and failure is whether you use your obstacles as excuses OR find a way to work around them. Successful losers don't do it because there are no obstacles and they don't magically make the obstacles disappear either. They simply find a way to get around them. Carrying the baby on the tredmill definately qualifies as a good 'work around'!

When my kids were that small I noticed that they always needed me most when I was trying to focus on something like exercise. Keep it up and success if inevitable. Good job!

1st goal- ONEDERLAND! Check!
2nd goal- Less than 194 (a number I've been stuck at before) CHECK!
3rd goal- Reach the 180's- haven't been there since 1999. CHECK!
4th goal- 180 which means hitting the 50 lbs. lost mark! Check!
5th goal- Switching to size goals now more than pounds goals. Goal is to make it to size 12, at whatever weight that happens. CHECK!
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