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Trying New Things

Good day all you health conscious people out there. Another Friday is here and that of course means another Blog Entry. Frankly, I am not sure if anyone even reads my blogs other than a few people associated with the LBFit program, but that's o.k. These blogs give me a chance to reflect back over the past week and analyze what I have been doing right and what areas I may need to improve on, not to mention I get to talk about myself and who doesn't love to do that. The week started...



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Focusing on the Future

I was dreading this week as I was not feeling like I had accomplished much for the month of September as far as my fitness journey is concerned. I did start doing more walking in preparation for the 5K Pink Run and was trying to control what I ate. Our monthly check-in with Hannah was Friday and I was pleasantly relieved that I was down another 1/2 pound and 1 inch in the waist. I am planning to try some new recipes in the coming weeks and focusing more on exercise. I turn 50 on...



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Getting Back on Track

Knowledge is power and choosing what to do with that power is everything. What may you ask does this have to do with weight loss and leading a more fit lifestyle? Many of us go through life accepting things as they happen without questioning why or what could have been done differently. We are content that life goes on and things will hopefully get better. Knowing why something happened, what were the root causes, what can be done to change the outcome are all very important and useful...



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Getting Pink Run Ready

Week #15 went by in a blur! I stayed so busy that it was over before I knew it. Saturday started off with a deep clean of the house, or at least the kitchen area. I went through all the cabinets and cleared out some clutter. It's amazing how quickly stuff can accumulate, but needless to say we worked our way from one end of the kitchen to the other and when it was all said and done, it looked so much better. Sunday and Monday were pretty uneventful as far as exercise goes, but Tuesday...



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Getting Ready for Fitness Events

Hello everyone, I hope that you all had a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. My wife, youngest daughter and I enjoyed a weekend getaway in Orlando for Labor Day. It was sort of an anniversary trip as my wife and I just celebrated 31 years of marriage on August 26th. Even with the threat of Hurricane Dorian, it was a beautiful and fun weekend with plenty of walking. Saturday alone between Disney Springs and an unplanned trip to Epcot, we each logged over 21,000 steps which is about eight...



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Halfway There!

We are at the halfway point for the LB Fit program. It doesn't seem like it has been 12 weeks already. I can say that all the participants I have met seem to be doing well on the program and have really embraced a healthier lifestyle. I think some of us were a little outside our comfort zones when we had to do Facebook Live Q&A sessions last week, but it all went well and I think everyone did a great job. Last Friday was our monthly weigh-in and I was happy to be down 5.5 pounds...



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Living Well at Work

We are nearing the halfway mark in the Live Better Fit program and it has definitely been an interesting journey. I have really struggled more than I wanted to, not only in the amount of exercise I have been getting but also in the foods that I have been eating. In its simplest form, living a better lifestyle boils down to choices. You must choose to work out, you must choose to eat differently, you must choose to avoid the stuff you know is bad for you. Unfortunately some of the...



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Trying New Meals

They say time flies when you are having fun, so I must be having fun because it doesn't seem like we are already through week #10 of the LB Fit Program. I am continuing to work out at the YMCA with my trainers and watching what I eat, although sometimes it is more difficult on the weekends. I am keeping to a pretty set routine as far as food goes, and try to exercise daily. I enjoy getting outdoors, but this past week was a scorcher. I probably lost a pound or two just walking to my...



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Trying Out New Fitness Classes and Foods

If you have been following along with me on this lifestyle change, you will know this is week #9 of our 25 Week LBFit19 Program. This week has been awesome; I am really energized and looking forward to continuing my path of living healthier. I got to try some new things this week and have finally gotten back into a routine. Monday, I participated in my first 'ZUMBA Beast Mode' class at the YMCA. Don't worry they had the ambulance on standby. :) Seriously though it was a great class with...



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Working on Water

Week eight is at a close and I don't really have a lot to talk about this week. I’m still struggling a bit with setting a routine. I do enjoy my time at the YMCA; however I need to get something to listen to music on. Music makes working out so much more enjoyable and I definitely love music. I grew up listening to a little bit of everything so my music players usually have a wide variety of songs on them. Good upbeat songs are the best when working out. I have been failing a little...



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Getting Back to the Gym

This week was much better for gym time; I worked out with my trainers Monday thru Thursday at the YMCA. I really enjoy the mix between cardio and weights, and I feel that even though the pounds have not been dropping like I had hoped that I am overall in better shape than when I started Live Better Fit. My tip for this week is, "It is okay to say no.” In our daily lives we are constantly bombarded with free food, offers for lunch, etc., that go against what we are trying to accomplish in...



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Looking Forward to Week 7

This week was probably the worst week so far. Not because of a grueling workout or a lack of food, but because I feel like I didn't get anything accomplished I knew that as soon as I joined up for the LB Fit Program that work would take off and I would need to spend a ridiculously extra amount of time at work trying to keep up. Of course that is exactly what happened this past week. I didn't make it to the YMCA one time, and with the crazy work hours my eating schedule, not to...