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Day 55 - If I gain ONE more pound, I am going to SCREAM!

If there is one thing I have always prided myself in, it is the fact that I have ALWAYS been in good shape.  If I gained a little over the winter, it always came off by summer.  Unfortunately, I am post-menopausal, (gasp!) and #$%! just got real.  I stepped on the scales and it is official:  My BMI is 30!

I ran a half marathon a few years back and trained too hard without cross-training.  I didn't make the time because I kept telling myself that I barely had time to do the running.  I developed such severe tendonitis that I could barely walk.  I couldn't bend down without being in excruciating pain.  Being a grade school librarian at the time, I was pretty miserable.  I did my physical therapy and got back to jogging maybe 3 miles at a go but still pay for it with days of hamstring pain.  I now walk a lot and do yoga but that does not burn the calories that running does.

This quarantine is killing me!  I can grab a snack anytime.  I can have a glass of wine any night.  Now, 55 days in, I don't recognize my hands...I am not even going to talk about the lower half of my body.  I do feel strong though and I am healthy so I am grateful for that.

If there is anything that I have learned from all the webinars I have watched over the last six weeks, it is the importance of keeping it positive so I am enlisting the following lifestyle changes:

Water water water
Get up and move every hour
Work outside for an hour a day
Keep doing my yoga but incorporate some jogging and/or intervals
Have tea instead of wine, (ha ha ha ha ha... as if)

We shall see if it works