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Thursday, June 07, 2012

It's been 7 months (and a bit) since Roo was born. I'm currently about 7 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm pretty happy about that. It'd be nice to have it gone before I go back to work BUT I'm also pretty happy with how I look right now so it's all good.
Lately, this cold has left me feeling less than energetic. Fortunately, I know that it would have been worse had I not been in pretty good shape when it hit.
Speaking of pretty good shape, I have my first class at the MMA kickboxing bootcamp tonight. I'm rather excited. As a runner, I tend to neglect my upper body. I'm hoping this makes up for that. Well, that and the BodyPumping and BodyFlowing that I've been doing. emoticon

Got this in my email this morning & thought that I would share it.
Tips for a clear mind and more energy:
I wish I had more energy! What does that really mean and how can I get more?
Energy is a word with more than one meaning. Energy broadly means the capacity of something; a person, an animal or a physical system to do work, make something happen and create change. An example of energy is a person being able to run 5 km just after waking up. However for many of us, our morning begins with a trip to the kitchen counter to turn on the coffee maker.

The secret to getting more energy is to create it—here are some practical ways and techniques that help you gain more energy, with no crash or need to keep going back to refill your coffee cup.

These exercises will help you gain clarity of mind and focus on whatever it is that you are doing, with plenty of natural energy to achieve it.

1. Get and stay fit!
2. Eat for energy!
3. Breathe more consciously and exercise your breathing one to three minutes a day (on awakening, mid-day when your energy dips and at the end of your work day to clear your mind and recharge your body) .
4. Reduce your stress levels.
5. Choose to be energetic!


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    Congrats on being so close to your pre-pregnancy weight! And at 7 months post-partum no less -- you should be proud. Roo is so delectable, I could just eat her!
    3095 days ago
  • DMANN104
    Totally agree! Congrats on the weight loss!
    3097 days ago
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    Thanks for the article, Penny! Awesome! emoticon
    3098 days ago
    What Kat said!!! Thanks for posting this!
    3098 days ago
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    Kickboxing sounds like fun. Congrats on your last 7 lbs, that will melt away quickly. Love the race photo you look like you had a ball.

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    3098 days ago
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    Kickboxing is awesome for your arms! Just don't be like me and throw your shoulder out with those punches. I take my punches a little too seriously - haha!
    3098 days ago
  • KAT573
    Loved this statement; it says it all!

    ?The secret to getting more energy is to create it"

    And I would add to that list! how we use our minds and look at things has always opens up our vision to opportunities we ordinarily might nots see, blessings we else wise over look....

    thanks for sharing, Penny and congrats on getting to your goal so quickly!!
    3098 days ago
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    Enjoy that kickboxing class tonight! I'll bet it will be fun.
    3098 days ago
    Good article, thanks for posting it. And, you look great!
    3098 days ago
    Positive energy - you are awesome!!! Great work!!
    3098 days ago
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