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The Basics of 6WBMO: The moving part

The moving part, the aerobic exercise, is cardio (walking as much as daily) and an 18-minute strength training routine, a few times a week. It doesn't seem like a lot at all, but it is the hardest part for me on the program.

The asthma I was working on reversing through that juice fast, has not really gone away. It is better than it was when I was at my heaviest, but it is far from a distant memory (of collapsing in middle school).

Up here in NJ, the winter is a bitch, well, a bastard. Jack Frost has this place covered in white and the chill in the air (the dry dry cold air) has stolen my breath with a walk to the car from the office. The gym's the thing, albeit the pack full of January new recruits, gym.

I am gearing up to go, really, when I get my ass out of bed in time...

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Today, however, I am on plan. I discovered this great salt-free, gluten-free steam-in-the-microwave fish that was delicious. I think it is Beacon Lights Steam Series, the Mediterranean cod was really good. My fear of making fish in the micro at work was real, however, but in the 4 minutes it took to cook, I was in and out before anyone could wrinkle;e their nose.

I also made some juice this morning for my sister and myself - kale celery zucchini anise(fennel) and pineapple. It was very good, not too bitter from all the kale. 

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