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Pushup + Cat = Plank

Surely, whoever invented the plank exercise must have had a cat and been trying to do pushups!

Our cat Nix loves to walk underneath me when I’m doing pushups, forcing me to hold a plank until she moves. Then, she’ll plop down at the end of the mat and show off her yoga poses.

(Sorry, no photo of this… would be kinda difficult for me to take a photo of myself doing a plank! Update: But, here’s a photo of Nix lounging on my mat afterward.)

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The Year It Finally Clicked

When 2017 started, I couldn’t have imagined what the year would end up holding for me.

Towards the end of January, I completed the Ring in the New Year Challenge in the Apple Activity app on my Apple Watch, which meant that I closed all three Activity rings—Move, Exercise, and Stand—each day for a full week. I don’t know why I even really wanted it. It was just a silly sticker. I didn’t even have any friends on the Activity app to share it with.

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The sticker that started it all

But, it triggered something inside me. As 2017 comes to an end, I am on a 343 day Move streak in the Activity app. And I’m also on a 343 day streak for logging what I eat in Lose It! I’ve lost 75 pounds and gained health and energy that I haven’t seen in years.

One Year Difference
Christmas 2016 vs Christmas 2017

What will 2018 hold for me? Again, I have no idea. But, I’m excited by the possibilities!