Walking motivation...taking a break. :)
My sweet Nena.
From a high school friend - thank you GH!
I've been here for long enough to have figured out what I need to do...just listen and make one good choice at a time. It's simple, but it's not always easy...but who am I to run away from a challenge!
I'm a survivor of constant dieting since high school (somehow already 50+ years ago!), long distance running, multiple falls from horseback, and weight gain from my own poor habits and "knowing it all." But, despite arthritis, I'm still mobile and active - what a gift!
It's time to quit lurking and start doing...
For right now:
Weight work three times a week, walking every day, yoga, and tai chi.
Planning meals and snacks before I eat
Seeking daily inspiration
Giving myself some credit
For the longer term:
Feeling comfortable in my own skin
Doing 10 real push-ups,
Taking a mountain hike,
Buying my first bathing suit in 20 years,
Praying, 1200-1550 calories a day, daily exercise, tracking nutrients, learning more, asking for help when I need it (whooboy...) and offering support to others. I want to feel the satisfaction of following through.
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, Massachusetts, and Maine. I'm a Christian mother of one daughter, retired high school biology teacher, hip deep in some writing projects.
Time just seems to slip away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go...and I've still got growing to do. I want to be more mindfully grateful. I want to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and just "be here now."
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| current weight: 158.5
My Holiday Challenge to you is "Step Ups" Find a step somewhere, and do at least 10 step ups, more if you like, to get you up off the computer and moving. Don't forget to challenge me with a new exercise move when your done. Hope your weekend is Wonderful!
25 days ago
I challenge you to jumping jacks this week! I do mine one leg at a time, I am no jumper :) Take care!
32 days ago
Today I challenge you to....
Balancing Hip Flexion
Stand with feet slightly apart, toes forward, hands on hips or one hand on a wall/chair for support. Shift weight to right leg, keeping knee slightly bent and spine straight.
EXHALE: Gradually lift the left leg, keeping it bent at 90 degrees. Lift knee as high as possible, trying to get thigh parallel to floor or higher. Hold here for 2 counts.
INHALE: Slowly lower leg to ground without letting foot rest on the floor. Complete all reps and switch sides.
Make sure you aren't leaning back when lifting leg. Also, try to make the entire movement very slow and controlled.
Muscles Worked: Hips, Upper Thigh, Glute
It is in my favorites if needed.
Have a Wonderful Day!
41 days ago
Comment edited on: 12/7/2016 4:06:21 PM
Challenge for today....or when you see this....The Boxer
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees bent, torso almost parallel to floor. Hug elbows to sides, hands near chest.
EXHALE: Extend left arm forward (palm down), right arm back (palm up).
INHALE: Hug arms in.
Repeat, switching arms.
Keep back flat and arms parallel to the floor, head in a neutral position looking at the ground.
Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders
If you go to my page, under "More" then favorites, the link is in there.
42 days ago
Are you up for a new challenge.... 10 wall squats when you see this comment? Let me know how you did, I got mine in today!
43 days ago