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Exercise is my new drug!

I love to exercise. Many people think I just started this latest weight loss battle in January. Not! I actually started last year. I last lost weight for my 20 year college reunion. I lost about 25 lbs. My goal was 40. After the reunion I gained weight. I’m glad to say not all of it but enough of it. I slacked off exercise & eating habits. I signed up for tae kwon do by accident. I went to sign up my daughter and was talked in to a 10 week special. Next thing I know I’ve signed a two-year contract. I did change some eating habits but I wanted to see if I could lose weight without counting calories. You can, I just wasn’t paying that much attention or planning. I did maintain my weight which was great. I had now made exercise a habit. Now if I don’t exercise I feel restless. I need to get those endorphins! I don’t exercise daily but usually 5-6 days a week. I started gradually and then it just became habit. My regimen now includes tae kwon do 2-3 times a week , weights plus cardio 2 days a week and just cardio one day. Cardio is mainly my spinning bike. I have bad knees and put enough stress on them doing my jump kicks. I will eventually have to jog for my black belt but I want to lose more weight and put less stress on my knees. I do Podrunner intervals couch to 5k on my bike. I do kettle bells usually with Jillian Michals Shred -It with Weights or use them with my Nike Training Club app. Both incorporate a little cardio with weights. If I do anything on the 7th day its yoga or tai chi. Well time to get those endorphins;)

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