Saturday, July 13, 2013
I haven't been doing my usual Pilates workouts ever since I got osteoporosis. But now, I'm slowly getting better and have started doing gentler workouts. Today, I did a 30 minute Pilates DVD workout and I could do all the reps! The only thing I had trouble with were the push-ups and they're not ordinary push-ups, much harder but then I've always had trouble with push-ups!
So, I wasn't as unfit as I thought. But I still can't do some of Cassie's workouts ( blogilates.com ), but I'm working up to it! I hope the aches and pains in my joints goes away soon though!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I just came back from a local night market (I live in Malaysia). I managed to get 2 nice small sweet potatoes to steam for my snack tomorrow. It only cost me RM1.50!
Then I managed to get a few cherries (about a standard small punnet) for RM5. Cherries are expensive here because they are air flown from the US.
Altogether, it cost me RM6.50, that like USD2 plus, I guess.
Sometimes, I wish I could go to the US during cherry season and gorge myself! I've heard they were cheap in the US, which part tho?
Sunday, July 07, 2013
I just came back from a twilight walk, I must have taken about 2,000 plus steps, I'm guessing because I was lazy to go get my pedometer. But judging from the number of rounds I made around the neighborhood park, that would be a good guess. I sweated just a little. It's very hard to make me sweat. I'd have to take more than 5,000 steps to sweat.
Well, it's better than nothing. But I'm still wishing I could have done a workout DVD but the cardio ballroom DVD would have been a little fast for me and I can't really squat very well atm. Plus I'm still aching from yesterday's broomstick pilates workout; except I used a pole, like a broom without the bristles.
I gotta push myself a little harder, I guess!
Saturday, July 06, 2013
I did some pilates this afternoon........with a stick, it's one of Cassey Ho's workouts from Pop Pilates ( blogilates.com ). However with the squats, I couldn't go down all the way bcoz of my osteoporosis, it hurt too much, I just couldn't do it! Plus, even if I forced myself to squat down all the way, I doubt if I would be able to come up! That's how bad my osteoporosis is!
I will have to take it slow and build up my strength and stamina bit by bit. I hope I will have less pain in my joints soon...........
Thursday, July 04, 2013
I went for a 50 minute walk on Tuesday; worked up some sweat, and according to my pedometer, took 5,700+ steps. But I dropped by my neighbor's house and she gave me some apple crumble with custard. I couldn't say no, it was so yummy!
I took a break yesterday because of my dialysis treatment. Then today, I was supposed to do a workout DVD but I got sidetracked, and then my Dad came home and I had to fix dinner bcoz my Mom is sick and giddy. So, naturally, I had to fix dinner. by the time I did, it was close to 7pm.
I got distracted again bcoz I was downloading stuff into my micro-SD card for my Samsung Tab. But I just couldn't go for my shower with peace of mind without doing SOME form of exercise; so I rolled out my Pilates mat and did some Pilates. I did some ab, arm and butt exercises, I warmed up and cooled down and stretched. Before I knew it, I had exercised for 20 minutes! I may not be sweating buckets but I feel satisfied knowing that I had SOME exercise!
I will have to discipline myself more and do some serious cardio this weekend. We'll see!
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