Friday, May 10, 2013
I guess my most common excuse would be, "I just don't feel like taking the time to do it today." Being disabled in the fashion I am doesn't mean I'm not busy. Often I have too many things on my plate. I'm involved in three studies, two of which I teach. I mentor three women and I'm involved in our Missions Team and play an active part in it. Every once in awhile like tonight I have a short talk that took two weeks of study and then two days to condense it to fit the time I am speaking.
Often I just don't feel like taking the time because I'm fatigued with my other activities. That isn't a reasonable excuse since I believe most of us can sandwich in 10 minutes of time somewhere into our day. When we do, our health benefits from it, our blood pressure is lowered, it's great for the glucose levels, it lifts our spirits and pumps those endorphins into us that help to alleviate pain. There are multiple more reasons to exercise.
I feel better than I did before starting Sparkpeople. That is a benefit all the medications on my shelves can not give me. Possibly the exercise, if I do it right and consistent with what my doctor will allow, I may slow down the process that the prognosis of my condition threatens me with. Never let your mind or your disability talk you out of some form of exercise or activity that will benefit you. There are teams at Sparkpeople that share in those struggles and identify with the limitations and pain. I have found them and I encourage anyone else in a similar position to seek them out.
Here's to Sparkin'!
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I moved all day yesterday. I was energized enough to start work in a room that I felt depressed every time I looked at it. It is what I call my multipurpose room. I sorted out old files, shredded old documents, pulled books from my book cases that I haven't referred to in a couple of years, and gave away those things that I thought, "One day I'll hem this or that, take this or that in, etc."
I did learn something from all that activity. Pay more attention to the doctor's orders. I didn't pace myself and got lost in my activity. Next time, I'll set a timer and take more needed breaks. Ah, the joys of live and learn! It just felt so good to be doing!
Thanks Sparkdom for all the great ideas and support. This gal is on the move!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I am so excited to have found some teams for people challenged by pain and physical limitations! There are great people in SparkPeople land. I know that I will benefit from the teams I have joined and I so hope they will benefit from me and my journey. Thanks for all the great comments and making me feel welcome!
My goal today was to eat vegetable and fruits. This picture from Sparks is my motivation. I'm doing a streak for my veggies and fruit. Eating 5 a day will be a challenge, but I'm taking it on.
Thanks to all you Sparkpeople-landians!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Ideas for myself that require very little effort.... I hate to cook
1. Breakfast: Egg whites with various veggies, Whole Grain Bread (1) slice w/ fruit spread, 1 orange, 8oz glass skin Milk
2. Lunch: Whole Grain Bagel, Laughing Cow cheese wedge, Mixed Green Salad with Cranberry Crasins , sunflower seeds
3. Dinner: 4oz Skinless Chicken Breast, Mixed Veggies, Brown Rice, fruit salad over non-fat yogurt
In time I will think of more.
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