Monday, November 12, 2007

Taking up space

I overheard my mother this weekend commenting that when she was pregnant with my brother, she was gigantic and that it was particularly noticeable because she hadn't been as big when pregnant with me. This was funny to her because I had been the bigger baby -- both longer and heavier; my brother just took up more space. Decades later, this is still the case. He is now a couple of inches taller and quite a few pounds heavier than me, but even proportionally he takes up a ton more space.

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Because I seem to be taking up more and more space these days, I have decided to follow Ms. Infertile's lead and join dmarie's 30 Day Get Healthy Challenge.

My firm goals for the next 30 days:
  1. Run every other day, as weather permits (I am too uncoordinated to run on a treadmill)
  2. Drink 80+ ounces of water each day (I used to do this but have fallen off the wagon lately)
  3. Continue to strength train 2x/week
  4. Get to a yoga class 1+x/wk
  5. Floss daily

My looser goal:

  1. Eat less junk -- try to eat more whole foods and less processed crap

My Real Age came back at only 27.2, which is great since I'm actually 30.4. I exercise and eat enough good stuff (which is mainly what it measures and why my real age is good); I just have been adding too much crap on top lately -- evidently, I still eat mindlessly when depressed. Not cool.

In addition to suggesting some of the above, Real Age also wants me to buy a bigger car. When I need a bigger car, I'll buy one. Until then, my ten year old compact car serves me just fine.

4 comments:

Jen said...

I took the Real Age test too. It was interesting, thanks for posting it.

dmarie said...

I agree--thanks for posting Real Age info. I'm going to take the test myself today.

Thanks for joining us! I've added your name to todays post. Wow--your plan looks great :) Good luck!

Jendeis said...

Came over to you from Dmarie's post. Good luck on achieving your goals!

My Real Age is younger than my real age too. Go us!

niobe said...

I've never been able to drink anywhere near the suggested amount of water. I can't imagine how anyone can do it.