Saturday, August 20, 2011

more news

Many thanks to Miss Gladys for this article. Recently, a new study was published claiming that even obese people can be healthy. Here's another link you can look at about that same study. In short, the research shows, "the mortality rate of fat people who had no or only minor obesity-related health problems (such as high blood pressure or diabetes) was no higher than that of lean people." Dr. Jennifer L. Kuk, lead author of the study states: "I think this is a common notion, that if you are overweight you are unhealthy and that if you are skinny you are healthy," she told CBS News. "What people need to realize is that normal-weight people can have diabetes, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems."

Today's Small Victories
Any day I can get in a morning run is a good day!

Run 5K

On Sunday I ran 8 miles with Lori.

Notes (to myself) about this workout: Still trying to get back on track and ready for my September challenge!

don't call it a comeback

Hello all!

Yes. It's been ages. I've been off the workout wagon and I need to get back on. Consistently. With that, I'm designing my "Road to the Half" Challenge. Starting September 1st, I'm going to commit to working out at least 30 minutes a day. It can be as intense as running or CrossFit, or as simple as yoga or walking. The idea is to get my butt moving for at least 30 minutes a day (and to spend less time on the computer). The Nike Women's Half Marathon is Sunday, October 16th. That will be the last day of the challenge. After that, I'm going to have to craft a new challenge that prepares me for my next (and likely last) race of 2011, which is the San Francisco Mermaid Run, where I'm running the 10K race. The Mermaid Run happens on Saturday, November 12th. Again, after that race happens, I will post yet another challenge to help me cope with the year-end holidays. Finally, to celebrate 2012, I will again, craft another challenge.

I figure it's good to put goals on paper so that I can be held accountable for my health. Lately, my eating habits have definitely improved and I've lost some weight since joining Chris Stroud's Lean Out program. The progress is slower than I had anticipated, but a lot of it has to do with my level of commitment. I'll do a longer, much more efficient post on Lean Out. For now, if you have questions, you can contact me directly. Better yet, go straight to their site!

Another reason why I'm fully committing is because by 2012, I'd like to get off the Byetta for good. The medication is costing me way too much and frankly, there are a lot of other things I'd like to buy for $80/month (and that's WITH insurance). I like to think I'm on the right path. Though I'm on medications, my blood sugar checks have been the lowest I can remember in a long time. This week, I went as low as in the 80s. Right now, I just need a game plan.

Anyway... Happy Saturday and cheers to better health:)