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365 days to a better Me: Week 5

26 October 2012

It is Friday and you know what that means! It is time for an update on my fitness goals. As of this morning I am only down one pound since last week but I haven't done a fantastic job avoiding sweets thanks to awesome chocolates imported from my home city, Chicago. Actually the first 5 to 10 pounds are often the easiest to lose so it isn't really shocking that I'm not seeing the pounds peel off. In fact, I love the stability of my current number on the scale. For this week, I plan on doing several planks and stretches each day to increase my flexibility (I even started tonight).

I also want to decrease my risk of heart disease, which runs in my family, by walking/running 30 minutes each day. I find it frightening to have something like heart disease looming in my genome waiting to "pop up" whenever it damn well feels like it. Although I might not be able to control my genetics I can focus on diet and exercise which are the only ways that I can prolong or prevent the manifestation of the disease.  

The one improvement that I have to brag upon is my commitment to keeping my nail beds happy through application of Vaseline each night. This is a trick that I learned from my manicurist, David. Can't wait to report on the upcoming week!  

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