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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It Never Stops!

Life______________________________________________

Each time I finally make it back here to post I am amazed at how long it has been since my last. Two months?! Holy cow!

Nathan is at an age where he is just absorbing and learning and going and going constantly. He is learning things like how to march and stretch from seeing us do p90x videos. He is learning words. My favorite thing is hugs though. Recently he's hugging everything - including countertops and windowsills! Hilarious. He will flop down onto a kitty and hug him until the kitty escapes.

It's so fascinating to watch him explore. To see the world anew through his eyes is really amazing. And often times hilarious. While I took a shower today he discovered the toilet paper, and picked tiny little flakes of it off and scattered them about. He must have learned that one from the cats.

Right now I am trying to get as much set up and accomplished as possible before I start going to school full time again. A relief to not worry about passing those A+ exams (expensive set of tests, they were), but I am still keeping busy!

Diet_____________________________________________

As far as our low-carb/keto diet, we are cycling through rounds of it at this point. We were doing p90x and eating reasonably, but switched to keto for the month of May. My progress in the low-carb diet is slowing down to a crawl, but this is to be expected at this point since I am within 20-30 pounds of my goal weight. I can never tell.

The p90x routine is fantastic. I've managed to get through the most of it despite being injury-prone and I have a pretty weak knee. The important thing is compromises! I could do full-on 90-degree lunges and get maybe 5 before my right knee gets injured, or I can do 25 half-lunges and still get my heart rate up and a decent workout. I think many people see this workout as a huge struggle. And it is, truly. You just do what you can, and keep doing it. Push yourself to improve, but not to the point of injury. Keep logs of the reps you do so that you can see the improvements in strength - the appearances will take longer to show. And take measurements! And pictures! All of these will help when the scale and the mirror are out to get you.

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