Monday, July 09, 2012

And We Have Yet More Progress!

I just got my bloodwork back from re-testing my Vitamin D and B12 levels. Vitamin D is up from 12.2 to 27.2, which is pretty impressive. Now granted, I'm still low. The threshold for "adequate" is 30.0 ng/mL and I'm not quite there yet, but it's a definite improvement! And my B12 is up from 300-something to 517 pg/mL. So again, we've seen a definite increase.

The plan now is to keep on supplementing and see what shows up at my next annual checkup in March. I just need to get more Vitamin D pills, because I'm about out. For the B12, I'm working more on upping my meat intake rather than supplementing, because the Niacin flush on me presents as horrific itching on both my palms and the soles of my feet. Hate!

Also, I went and cancelled my gym membership. I have to admit I was freaking out worrying about it because the press on trying to cancel a membership with LA Fitness is abysmal, but it was pretty simple for me. I don't know if that's indicative of a change in overall corporate culture or if it's due to the fact that mine was a buyout contract anyway, but I'll take it. I'll just have to watch my bank account at the end of this month and August to make sure the cancellation went through.

So LA Fitness, if you're Googling yourself, Mike at one of your recent buyout properties in Central Florida is awesome.

Anyway, all that means we're back to working out at home (no commute, yay!) and I'll be checking out the Y to see what they have to offer for the boys. Also, Choreboy measured his waist circumference recently and muttered about what his AARP newsletter said it should be versus his own measurements so at least a family Y membership would offer him the ability to go work out there if he wanted rather than having to add to an existing gym membership. Definitely a win.

Bellydancing starts back up Wednesday. Hilariously, one of the people at the hafla videoed us and posted it on YouTube, so here for your viewing pleasure is our VERY newbie bellydancing class in our first public-ish peformance:

I know, I'm still a bit broad across the beam. It's genetic. I got down to 108 back when I was 16 after a nasty bout of pneumonia. I was hollow-cheeked, flat-chested, and STILL I had these saddlebags! My torso is freaking amazing, though :P

Have a great week, all!


WhisperingWriter said...

Bellydancing would be fun!

Amanda said...

It is, WW! I'm excited for the next class to start up (plus now I've got "official" bellydancing pants and some choli tops and holy crap, the money you can spend doing this...)

Michael Mock said...

I hated Niacin. I tried to take it, right before bed (when I take most of my pills). It's shockingly difficult to get to sleep when the top of your head feels like someone has lit it on fire.

Larkspur said...

You guys are adorable and so much more synched than my Zumba class:)

The Ninja said...

My Computer will not let me watch the video, it presented at just a picture with no option to "play" oh well, I'll try at home.

I was thinking of trying belly dance, i like the idea of getting up to dance and make a total goofus out of myself in front of my family and friends. Really, I promise, that's not sarcasm, I actually want to do that.

Jennifer Colgan said...

OMG that is awesome! You all looked so beautiful.

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Looks so fun!

Clydesdale Jogger said...

Glad to see your Vitamin D stats go up. I experience quite the mood lifter once I got my levels back to normal. And nice job on the dance!

Susan Bodendo - Super Earthling said...

That really is excellent progress, Amanda! I loved the video, you were all so good!

I’m all for exercising at home, as long as I can find a way to keep myself motivated and focused on getting up off my big old butt and away from the computer at regular intervals. :) I’m currently in the process of fixing up the large room I use as my office (it has lots of empty, unused space) to include some workout equipment (recumbent bike & treadmill to start).

I haven’t joined a gym because I’m just not comfortable enough, also because I have to be really careful because of the AS (ankylosing spondylitis) since that has caused random fusion in my spine & neck, etc. I hate feeling so breakable. :(