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No More Flappin' in the Breeze!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm so excited that I can't contain myself.
And this is because of numerous reasons. During the past two weeks, I've "bumped up" the intensity and duration of my workouts. I now do at least 45 minutes a day of intense exercise. (This from a woman who last April, could not get a sentence out due to SOB ((shortness of breath, a symptom of severe asthma))....I couldn't walk across a room without collapsing_)

I think I have finally crossed that "sweet spot" where I no longer have to convince myself to work out each day. Even today when early on, I had a throbbing sinus headache...and the thought of jumping around made me wince...I finally did a bunch of natural remedies that did help, and then went to it and did Leslie Sansone's 3 Mile Express workout. And now I feel amazing. I think my headache is even much better.

But the best part of today's workout is this:

As I was waving my arms around for the aerobic work on this DVD, I noticed something...At first I thought it was my vision...I came closer to the mirror, continuing the exercise and almost stopped dead, mid sidestep. The "jiggly fat" under my upper arm which was a combo of loose skin from the weight loss and a little remaining fat (I thought), which used to flap in every light breeze, was GONE!!! Yep, touch that baby and it's firm and amazing!

Now I'm 48 and have lost over 50 pounds thus far. I seriously thought that that laundry-hanging-on-the-line look was going to be forever.

But Praise God and Hallelujah!! It is GONE BABY!!

I've also noticed as a footnote...that if I am anxious or angry or depressed...the very best remedy is a demanding workout. It is guaranteed that I will be fine, even GOOD afterward. Bottle this stuff, man....It's better than cocaine!
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    Congratulations, Cynthia. Hang onto that high! Who needs cocaine? Just a little success does it.

    2011 will be your year!

    3557 days ago
    You are so right. I notice after my workout that I get on an energy and mental high that is just wonderful! I'm so happy about your firm arms! I'm your age and have the same concern...it's very reassuring to me that I could have the same success. Thank you for sharing that! Hope you have a good week! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    3557 days ago
    That is awesome! You are an amazing woman with what you've accomplished!
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    emoticon Cynthia,you have been such an inspiration to me!I like where you say a hard workout to relieve anxiety,anger and depression all of which I suffer with.I will give it a try.Thank you for sharing I am going for my walk soon. Wow,the jiggle not being jiggling is fantastic.What upper fitness do you do to firm that giggle? emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3557 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon This is emoticon and emoticon news. And I'm so glad you're wallowing in it!

    Keep up the good work! and Keep on Sparking!

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    3557 days ago
    That is fabulous!! I still have my jiggly bits, don't know that I will ever get rid of them either as I have a lot of loose skin having lost 78 lbs..
    This is why I exercise no matter how much pain I am in, because I always feel good doing it and it also feels good being in shape and being able to run without getting out of breath :)
    Keep up the great work!!
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    3557 days ago
    Hurray!!! You look great, and have come so far! I am so glad you added me as a SparkFriend! I'm looking forward to getting to know you...it looks like we have a lot in common! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3557 days ago
    You are an awesome workout machine! One step at a time, Yay for vanquishing the jigglies!!!
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    Hi Cynthia! I am so happy for you my friend ..
    I am off to the Waves complex this morning for my dose of Gym and the Heated pool. Have a great day my friend Susie
    3557 days ago
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    How Wonderful Cynthia.. I am so happpy for you !.
    I am off to Waves this morning (this is a gym/ pool complex not far from where I live) I need to work out! Have a wonderful day my friend .. Hugs Susie
    3557 days ago
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