By now you know that I work out each day and that helps me maintain my weight. The other part to weight maintenance is diet. When I first started running and was trying to lose pounds, I ate small meals and no snacks. Then I would figure out how many calories I burned running that day (figuring on around 100 calories a mile), and allow myself that many extra calories for the day.
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It has been three weeks since I began making my way back to fitness. This week, I continued my daily workouts at the Y and started morning sit-ups and lunges at home…I have to work harder on the abs.
On Thursday, I added some variety to my fitness routine by going on a bike ride with my friend Scott Newsham.
In my last blog I talked about making exercise part of my routine, something I do everyday without fail. So how do I decide when to take a day off? I never exercise when I have a fever–no exceptions to that rule
I work out every day and the reason I am able to do that is by making it part of my daily routine. I have to be at work by 7:50, so I factor in enough time to get in at least 40-60 minutes of aerobic exercise. Instead of wondering, “am I going to work out today” I only have to think about what my work out will be.
Unlike many middle-aged people, my fitness story is not about having gained weight over the years and now trying to lose it. My story is about maintaining the same weight over a life time.
Like so many of my women friends, I was very active as a child, teenager and young adult. I assumed that I would always weigh 124 pounds and wear a size six. Then I turned 30 and had children-three by the time I was 36. When they were young, I was still physically active although I had a sedentary job. We camped, hiked, went swimming and walked a lot.
“This is fantastic!” I should say, adding that “I’m getting paid for getting in shape.” Usually I would agree with myself, but not today. It’s cold and rainy. I don’t imagine myself stopping a bank robber and blaming it on the Hip Adductor. I’d probably blame it on my foot, which will trip the robber and send him down thirteen flights of steps. “Hero Reporter Foils Robbery!” the headline will read. Below, the sub-headline will say: “Family Of Suspect Dispute Robbery Allegation. No Money Stolen, No Charges Filed.”