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Interesting Information

I stumbled onto another blog whose writer is working toward a healthier lifestyle right now.  The blog is 52 Weeks, 52 Pounds.  So far he has lost about 22 pounds (which is awesome!), so I know he is excited.

While perusing his blog I found a post that provided links to some interesting information.  I thought I would share:

9 Scariest Food Facts

15 Minutes of Fitness Adds Three Years

9 Unhealthiest Foods at Restaurants

I hope you find this information as interesting as I did.  If you have a minute, drop by 52 Weeks, 52 Pounds.  There is a lot of good information there.

-Erica

A Small Success

It really is the little things in life that typically make me the happiest.  This is one of those moments.  For the women out there, you will understand how this feels…

My bras have three rows of hooks.  Up until yesterday, I was on the first row (the loosest row) of hooks.  When I went to fasten it yesterday, though, I noticed my hands went a little further than they usually do.  So, I thought to myself, “I wonder if I could possibly move to the middle row.”  Well, I tried it, and…success!  I am officially on the second/middle row of hooks!  That probably equates to less than an inch loss, but it is a loss none-the-less.  I am excited!

The gym energizes me.  I can honestly say I love going.  Even without my personal trainer (which I actually have not been seeing…can you say “expensive”?) I enjoy going.  I am up to 33 minutes on the elliptical on a preset course (weight loss course) that varies the intensity and monitors my heart rate.  Monday I burned (according to the elliptical calculator) just under 360 calories in 33 minutes.  Of course, I hit the circuit machines after that, so I know I burned more before I left.

Right now I am going three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), but I am wanting to go more often.  I think I am becoming addicted to the gym, which is certainly something I never thought *I* would say.  The environment at the gym I attend is amazing.  I never feel like anyone is “staring at the fat girl” or wondering what I think I am doing.  Funny as it may sound, I always thought of the gym as a place for healthy people (you know, runners, athletes, etc.), not fat girls.  Fitworks is certainly changing my mind, though.  The staff is always friendly when I come in.  They always ask how I am doing, if I need anything, and smile (a genuine smile).  That goes a long way for me.  Best of all, they are the most cost-friendly gyms anywhere near my house.  At only $15 a month, it is truly a steal.  If you are thinking about a gym membership, and want something affordable where people are friendly (really, just awesome)…see if a Fitworks is near you.

How is your week going so far?

-Erica