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How you doin'? My progress thus far

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  February 13, 2012 10:05 AM

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On my playlist this morning: Beat it, by Michael Jackson
What I did: 45 minute run, Weights (15 minutes)

While I was on vacation I broke out a fitness DVD I have owned since college. It is a 45 minute workout that mixes cardio with strength and has a yoga-like stretching sequence after the main workout is done.

Whenever I break out this fitness routine, I wind up looking like I just swam laps in a pool while dressed I'd wind up so soaked with sweat. This workout has always been one of the toughest in my home-gym arsenal.

Since I hadn't used the workout in a while (because I've slowly morphed into a gym-rat) I figured I would be in for a brutal routine.



But this time, even 30 minutes in, I wasn't feeling like I wanted to die (as I had felt in the past.) This time I got to the end and hit the "repeat" button and did the DVD again.

This simple action shocked me.

I knew I was getting stronger and that my stamina has been improving. But this little victory, that act of hitting "repeat" really made my day.

That same day I weighed myself and found that I've lost 20 pounds since the birth of my son a year and a half ago. Slow going, sure, but at least the scale is moving in the right direction.

How are you doing when it comes to achieving your fitness/weight loss goals?

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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