Quick update…


Holy Tilt-a-scale Batman!

I weighed in for the first time this morning.  And the number is NOT good.

I know from past experience that for me to stay on track I have to weigh in daily.  Twice a day actually and average the two sets of numbers.

I haven’t “tracked” my fitness numbers in quite some time:

  • Morning Blood Glucose Level
  • Morning Blood Pressure Level and Heart Rate
  • Weight
  • Body Fat, Muscle Fat, Visceral Fat

Last week, last post, I “guesstimated” my weight and boy was I off.  During Covid Shutdown/Slowdown, from March 1st to now, I’ve gained almost THIRTY FRIGGING POUNDS!

No wonder going up and down stairs seems harder…because it IS harder!

Looking on the bright side…

Start small but start

I’ve started. Bit by bit I’m RE-starting all the things that I used to do when I was loosing weight.

Also, way back in 2012 when I lost my job, was stuck at home and eventually ballooned up to 335 lbs, I was in HORRIBLE shape from a fitness standpoint.  Comparing my “mental memory” of my “muscle memory” I’m moving better now than I did then even though my weight has shot up.

Another way to say it is that even though my weight has shot up since March, my fitness level has not dropped into the sub-basement. I still have some of the fitness gains that I worked so hard to make.

So, bit by bit, I’m throwing another sandbag on the dike.

How I did last week & Plans for this week…

I didn’t do all the “exercising” that I had planned last week, but I did do MORE exercise last week than I did the week before which was pretty much ZERO!  Not to hard to do more than zero!

So, this week (week #2), I plan on actually meeting my very LOW level goals.

  • Do the morning numbers at least 5 days – seven would be better
  • Take my daily meds both am & pm all seven days
  • Lift 3 days
  • Move 2 days
  • Stretch 6 days
  • Use Slim-Fast for breakfast & lunch at least 5 days – seven would be better.

Wish me luck — scratch that!  Wish me success!

Want to help?

During this pandemic, my dance business has been drastically affected.  And the unemployment benefits I’ve been getting are about to expire in two weeks.  So if you want to lend a hand to help me meet my fitness goals here is how:

See ya on the dance floor!

About TxCowboyDancer

Eleven time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2020, in Getting Fit, Getting Healthy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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