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Strength training

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's amazing how much difference a year can make. Almost a year ago I wrote a blog complaining of strength training woes. I used to hate it! Give me cardio any day, I said. My how things have changed. I'm a big fan of strength training now. Pilates, yoga, and the occasional weight training. I feel so much better and stronger after a strength training session. I think it just takes finding what works for you.

  
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HALFWRITTEN 5/15/2014 10:52PM

    That's so true. Thankfully there are so many options out there.

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Well that opened my eyes...

Monday, June 24, 2013

We got a bit of a wake up call this week. Hubby's cholesterol levels came back ridiculously high. As I started researching I noticed that it's not so much what we eat at home that's getting him...but years of eating out regularly. Example: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-app
lebees-honey-bbq-boneless-wings-i340086 This is one of his favorite things to eat. WHOA! There isn't anything good about that! Looks like we need to be eating at home more often, and making smarter choices when we do eat out. His health and my bank account with thank us for it later!

  
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HALFWRITTEN 11/19/2013 5:20PM

    I know you can make it happen. I agree that little steps are the way to go.

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CHERIJ16 6/24/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 6/24/2013 10:15PM

  One day at a time...

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Went for a run

Monday, June 03, 2013

I didn't run far, but that's ok. Managed 0.87/mile and ran the whole way. No stopping or slowing down. Doesn't sound like much, but I'll take it. Thanks to the heat and pollen I had to use my inhaler afterwards. But I've noticed that I don't seem to struggle with breathing as much as I used to after a run. That makes me super happy! emoticon

  
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TLG71567 6/3/2013 11:43AM

    That's great. I have just started trying to incorporate running into my daily walk. I can only run about 200 feet, so running almost a mile seems incredible to me. I too have breathing issues. I am trying to exercise to improve my lung function. It seems to be helping. I haven't had to use my inhaler in about two months. Keep up the good work. You are my inspiration. Maybe I'll be able to run a mile by the end of summer. Thanks for the goal. emoticon

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Not sure what to do...might need some tough love.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Back in April I was in a car accident that jacked my right shoulder up. I was given the run around for a few weeks and was eventually sent to physical therapy. I've started it. The therapist is great. She's really sweet and nice to talk to. But the therapy hurts. I have compressed nerves in my neck, which has led to partial sensation loss in my arm. My pectoral muscle is rock hard from tension, and the muscles surrounding my shoulder were strained and are now weakened. I'm in pain. But more than that, I'm restless. When I can't do my normal workouts (which I've been yelled at for doing and I'm not cleared for yet) I tend to lose overall motivation. Not just workout stuff, but life motivation. I fell behind in school. My house got a little more messy than normal. And holy crap, my attitude lately sucks. I'm very grumpy!

I'm just not sure what to do about all of this. I'm doing the required daily exercises for my shoulder, which hurts. But it doesn't feel like I'm really working out, or accomplishing anything. I've hit a mental wall and I can't seem to get past. Something has to give before I end up regretting how far behind on everything I am. Can someone come dig me out of the hole that I'm in??

  
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DEESPAGE 2/10/2014 1:14PM

    You are a fighter. This will not get you down!

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BOBBYS1GIRL 6/3/2013 11:20AM

    Thanks dear. I have 2 appointments this week, so I'm going to ask for what I'm allowed to do. Gotta break the cycle I'm in.

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DO4FIT 5/29/2013 10:00PM

  I am sorry to hear you are struggling. It is a tough process and it is so tedious and SLOW. Are you okay'ed to walk or light cardio? Something to help you at least be active beyond your required exercises? Could you get an approved list of exercises from them for more than just your shoulder/arm?

I hope this heals quickly. Maybe working out a plan for when you are healed up and focusing on eating and daily things for now could work?

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Don't be fooled...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Don't be fooled by the innocence of a small brownie. I ate one from Boston Market, thinking it couldn't be that big of a deal since I only had one. Turns out, that little brownie contained a whopping 530 calories. That's more than the amount of calories I consumed for breakfast. I guess next time I'll have to only eat half. I'm just glad I didn't reach for a second one. Lol.

  
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SACHABEE 5/10/2013 9:36PM

    Jerk brownie!!! LOL

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