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Monday, November 15, 2010

Moving My Body Through Space

Ha ha ha...no, i'm not talking about going up in the space shuttle and landing on the moon.

I'm talking about EXERCISE. 

My lap band support group leader (Hi Mark!) says the phrase "Moving My Body Through Space" at least once during every monthly support group meeting.  What he means is get your body moving any which way you can.  Example: take extra trips to/from the car when unloading groceries to the house.  Got 10 bags of groceries? Then take 10 trips and lift those bags up and down while you're at it.  Find ways to be inefficient yet active.

Anyways, I have found a new way of "Moving My Body Through Space." 

Yep, I've been walk/running.  I noticed that I haven't been able to get my heart rate up or sweat enough (ewww) with just walking.  So, now I have been trying to run a block, then walk a block.  It is WAY EASIER to run with less weight to carry around (duh).  If someone had said to me a year ago that I would be running, I would have laughed at them and said "what are you smoking?"


  1. I love this! I am so going to do this! I usually try to outdo my husband on seeing how few trips to the car and how many bags I can bring at once! I will be doing the opposite next time! Thanks!

  2. LOL! It is amazing what we can do now vs. # of pounds ago. Congrats on your new ability! It's fantastic!

  3. When I lost weight a few years ago I found myself running here and there - like through the parking lot to my car, or from my car into the kids' school and in my head every single time I'd ask myself "why are you running?" and the answer every single time was "because I can." It was very affirming then and I hope just the ability to run now for you is equally as affirming!

  4. Running and sweating, good for you. I love the cat poster, I need that on my office wall.

  5. Exactly what Read just said! I love the way it feels to let my body do what it CAN without so much extra weight. Great post!

  6. I thank you for the inspiration of "Moving my body through space". I read your post earlier, and took that idea with me through the day. Just little things, parking further than I used to, walking the stairs, lifting things as I carried them to my car - GREAT INSPIRATION!! Thank you for reminding me that I can do things all through my day to help me get healthier!! You're the BEST!