120 days of nutrition, exercise, coconut oil, and bee pollen

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It started in May with a serious choice to be healthier.  So I added some goodies to my diet.  I can’t say they’ve helped, and I can’t say they’ve hurt.  I cook with the coconut oil, or use it as a carrier oil for my lavender.  It helps my dry feet.  I can’t see any improvement in my skin, hair, or nails.  That’s just the long and the short of it.

I’ve faithfully worked out at least 3 days a week, sometimes 5 with a combination of Zumba, Yoga, Weights, and walking.

Results?  Results?  Results?

All my clothes, zip, button, and hang like they should.

I got an odd compliment from my husband, he says I’m now a “one handed fanny”.  He does have large hands, and I’m glad I now fit into just one.  Jeesh.

Improved muscle tone.  I don’t cringe seeing my legs in a pair of shorts. I’m not brave enough to photo the gams just yet.

Sleeping is better, not so many bad dreams.

No weight loss to speak of, but then again, I haven’t been on a scale recently.  It doesn’t rate Sexy, or Confident, so I banished the scale to the garage.

My left calf muscle has really enjoyed Zumba.  After my Achilles reconstruction, I lost a good 30% of my calf to atrophy.  It didn’t like 6 weeks in a cast, 8 weeks in a walking boot, and 12 weeks of physical therapy.  Regaining that muscle has been a challenge, and up until last May, it would spasm on me at night, and ache all the time.

With Zumba, I’ve regained some of my calf, and no more spasms at night.  I don’t have the quick feet that you need for some of the steps, but I can modify the routines to work for me, and I’m getting quicker every session.

I’ve been participating in Yoga for about 45 days now.  It’s a slower result, but I’m a little more flexible than I was.

So on this lovely Tuesday.  I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to focus on getting healthier.  I’m grateful for the decreased stress, and the supportive family.

6 thoughts on “120 days of nutrition, exercise, coconut oil, and bee pollen

  1. I’ve replaced butter with coconut oil. I love it. I think that it makes the food taste as it should, without the influence of the buttery flavor. I handed fanny? I may have to borrow that phrase, Wendy! 🙂

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