Day ?? of 100

I’ve lost track of my days, and I’ve lost my way – a little bit.

I’ll be starting over again on 12/1 with another 100 days.  This time, with a little more realism and better support for what goals I want to accomplish.

In all fairness, I did spend a good chunk of November working on my NaNoWriMo project, but that wasn’t the only reason I fell off the fitness bandwagon.  The usual suspects that plague everyone got me.  Work stress, less daylight, insufficient sleep, knee soreness, blah blah blah….

My plan now is to take the next week to reorganize and regroup.  I am blissfully off work and it is the Thanksgiving Holiday (one of my favorites).  I’ll post again next weekend with my updated and renewed plan for another 100 days.

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Day 72 of 100

How important is a vitamin regimen?  I was taking vitamins and other supplements, like calcium and magnesium, but quit over the summer.  Now that I’ve been more active, I’ve decided to get back into a better habit of adding supplements like a multivitamin, extra B, calcium with D, magnesium and I’m also going to add a joint supplement. My knees have just been killing me this week, and my back has been a little sore.

It’s likely time for new shoes.

I wrote a little more than 7 pages yesterday on the NaNo project.  Even though I’m supposed to stay off Facebook this month and write instead, I saw a really uplifting article from Shape Magazine about fitness experts who were once heavy.  http://bit.ly/1voTCPs.   One in the middle got my attention.  A woman approaching 50 with twice as much weight as I have to lose was able to drop 75 lbs proving that it’s never too late. Very nice after photo of her on a marathon day.

I can will do that too!

Day 71 of 100

Big day today – Day 1 of NaNoWriMo.  For those of you unfamiliar it’s a national novel writing challenge for the month of November.  I’m psyched and ready!

Big day today – Day 71 of the 100 days focused on health and fitness.  The scale went up one pound compared to this time last month, but I can fix that.  I’m pissed and ready!

The reality is that I’m sleeping better than I have in years.  I believe that is due to the infusion of regular exercise and cleaner eating.  The scale hasn’t gone down because I haven’t been eating as well as I should be (obviously).

Weight loss comes from diet, not exercise.  Strength and endurance comes from exercise.

My weight hasn’t budged much:  I’m still down 4 lbs overall.   But I’m stronger: so says my super scale with increases in both bone mass and muscle mass.  And I have more endurance:  I can walk 3 flights of stairs without dizziness and wheezing.  10,000 FitBit steps per day is now easy.

The last 30 days of my 100 will need to balance the stress of novel writing without any junk food.  Perhaps it was meant to happen this way.

As the old saying goes, slow and steady wins the race!