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One step at a time

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baby steps - Baby steps. I want to jump right back into exercise but my body is rebeling. I tried walking 3 miles like I did last year but it was too much for my ankle. Walking on the treadmill now and working back up to as far as I can.

Tried out my 30-day shred video - Oh My! Didn't make it through the warm up. So sad. Got up early this a.m. and put in a 1 mile walking video and boy do I feel good! Withn a few days will move it up to the 2 mile section and so on.

THe 50s's are not going to get me! I guess it's true that if you don't use it you lose it. Well, I may have lost it, but I bet I can find it again, lol.

I don't like the feeling of being winded walking up the stairs, going to work on that so I can run up the stairs. This is my mini exercise burst during the day, since I am tied to my desk most of the day. I am hoping this winter is a change for the good for my body and not a chance to hibernate. I don't like the cold so unless the sun is shining I will not be outside for exercise unless I have to. Better not let the hubby hear I want to get some exercise in, or he will have me out helping to cut wood. Yikes.

I think for me momentum will be the key to keep moving ahead and forgive myself for the bumps in the road - even if I have to crawl.

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WELLNESSME09 10/10/2012 7:59AM

    Wishing you great success towards your goals. emoticon emoticon

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Finally getting Fit in my Fifties???

Monday, October 08, 2012

I'm hoping it is never too late. I have so much to do yet in this life and I want to be able to do it. I finally got a new DVD player (old one died a year ago) and thought I would jump right back to where I left off. Wrong! I couldn't do even 1 push up or more than 1 jumping jack. Oh boy, this isn't good. I guess strength training is moving up in priority.

Trying to forgive myself and move on ahead after losing 30 pounds and becoming a whole lot healthier and then backsliding all the way to the bottom again. I'm so ashamed, but I'm going to treat myself just like I would a best friend who did that and not shame but offer encouragment to do it again. Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader I guess. I don't have a lot of support around so I am leaning on Sparkpeople for that support. I hope to make a lot of new friends and learn life skills along the way.

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WATERDIAMONDS 10/9/2012 7:50AM

    We do indeed often have to be our own cheerleaders, but here at SP, there are tons of others who are willing to help!

Best of success to you on your journey back to great health--and come back often to let us know how you're doing.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 10/9/2012 12:40AM

    As the saying goes, "there is no time like the present"! Of course you can do it!

To me, the word "journey" has taken on a wonderful meaning because this journey we do here is so full of self-discovery. Maybe you'll start by think of pounds, but discover many more goals along the way, so:
ENJOY the journey.
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KARATE_KID 10/8/2012 12:50PM

    Never too late. Since you already went this path before I'm sure you know all about small steps and one day at a time. Day 1 today!


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LAC936 10/8/2012 8:59AM

    It's never too late ... emoticon emoticon

(FYI your background is so dark blue it is hard to read with my old

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