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Wednesday May 28

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I slept too late to walk early this morning, unfortunately.

So tonight after work I went to the pool immediately, so I wouldn't procrastinate and get lazy. Because there were several families there this time, I was very self-conscious - so I only swam for about 15 minutes. However I did 20 times across the width of the pool, and 2 times the length of the pool. So the same amount of exercising as last time, but in much faster time.

And WOW I'm really feeling it much more today too!

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Tuesday May 27

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Got 10 minutes of walking in this morning. I'm planning for 20 minutes of water walking and swimming tonight after work.

Last night I joined a team that seems doable and helpful - amazingly the team leader responded within a very short period of time, which was great. I know I need to use accountability with other people as part of my workout plan.

I think I'll give a friend at work (or maybe even 2) permission to ask me how it's going with my workouts now and then. I've never tried that before, and it certainly can't hurt!

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Later in the day ... I couldn't swim tonight because it was not only cool & raining, but it was really STORMING. So I decided to just make SURE I swim (or take a long walk if it's raining).

And I did ask a friend at work to check in with me once or twice a week to ask me how it's going. So now I HAVE to stay committed to working out often!

  


Monday May 26

Monday, May 26, 2014

Today I decided I'd better get off my rear and do some swimming. There's a pool in my apartment complex, so near the end of the day today I walked down there. I haven't been in a swimming pool, or a bathing suit, for at least 2 years. I waited till 7:00pm - it had just rained & there were no other people in the pool because it was pretty cool outside. I spent about 20 minutes at the pool.

It doesn't sound too impressive, but I swam the width of the pool 20 times, and the length of it 2 times. Nothing fancy because I don't really swim "correctly" - I swam some on my back, some on my front, and some just walking in the water. But the main thing is that I got out there and did SOMETHING, which I feel good about.

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I Need A Shot Of Motivation!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Okay, so I've been kind of struggling some lately, and I decided to give myself a shot of motivation. Since my Dad died and all the activity connected with that subsided, I guess I've felt kind of blah and like "is this all there is to my life?"

When I was in California and Dad's caretaker, I had a purpose and felt like I was make a difference in his life - and every day I made him so happy just by being there with him. After he passed I had to get rid of all of his stuff, (and BOY did he have lots of STUFF!), and get his home ready to sell. Then I had to pack up his car with everything I was keeping and drive back to Wisconsin (the longest drive of my life - I'll never do something like that again).

But now that's all in the past, and though I have many good memories to cherish from my time with him, I just don't know where to go from here. My nest is almost empty - except for an almost 15 year old son who really ISN'T into spending time with Mom these days. Plus I'm aging fast and feeling like a failure in several areas of my life.

Anyway, this morning I contacted a couple of Spark friends who I've walked with in the past (okay it's been a couple years, but still). I SparkMailed them, gave them my phone number, and hopefully at least one of them will walk with me this weekend.

Eventually I should probably aim to walk with someone on both days of the weekend every weekend - that would get me off my butt and out of the books I'm always reading! Honestly, reading is a wonderful thing - but sometimes I need to put the book down and actually LIVE a little and connect with friends!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KNAUGHT61 8/4/2013 7:38AM

    I tried calling on Friday - will try again today! We can do this! K

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/2/2013 8:47AM

    Just put one foot in front of the other!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Weekend Is Almost Over

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Well the weekend is almost over and I didn't accomplish very much.

I planned to do several things that I didn't do, and I guess that happens more often than it should. For some reason I'm sort of feeling at loose ends a lot of the time. I guess I need to ACT motivated even if I don't feel very motivated.

I've been eating better most of the time at least, and tracking what I eat - even when I don't do well, so I guess that's sort of progress.

I'm sure it would help me if I spent more time on SparkPeople, and less on the online game that I spend too much time playing!
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USMAWIFE 7/28/2013 10:29PM

    sometimes you just need that online game

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/28/2013 10:29PM

    I understand... it's been a wonderful week end here in Missouri, and although I accomplished quite a bit, there is still lots left on my weekend to do list!

Hope you have a great week!



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