Friday, May 10, 2013
I haven't written a blog in a while. Life has been going on as usual. The last blog post I wrote was about WATP and how much I enjoy it.
Well.....I've had very limited use of a car for the last week, and that will continue indefinitely. So, I've had to walk my son to school every day. Normally, the drive takes under 3 minutes. Really, turn on the car radio, listen to 1 song and we're there.
That 3 minute drive has turned into a 20 min walk to school and 15 min walk home(it's goes just a little faster once I drop my son off). Only to turn around and do it again in the afternoon.
I got curious, so I Googled the distance 1 way. It's .69mi. Let's do the math. .69x4=2.76mi. That's almost 3 miles a day!
The BIG pluses: Quality time with my son, fresh air and a workout I know I can do. The ONLY minus: Muscle soreness. It only lasted a couple days, but who knew I could hurt like that, just from walking.
The lessons in this experience for me, so far, are 1) Exercise is good. 2) Just keep going, you'll eventually get where you're trying to go. And 3) Life circumstance is a great way to get motivated.
I've gotta' go now.....off to walk my son to school.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I've found an exercise program that I really enjoy doing. It happens to be Leslie Sansone(WATP).
And even though I've been feeling pretty under the weather for about 10 days now, I've managed to exercise and drink my water most days. But, I didn't exercise for 2 days straight, because I really felt like garbage.
I was sitting at home today, thinking that I really wanted to do my walk. So, I turned the video on and saw the 30 minute timer start to tick down. I was fine....for about 10 minutes, then I hit a wall. I had to tell myself, MANY MANY times, to just keep going. It was hard, but I did it. I'm proud of myself for making it through the full 2 miles and refusing to give up. I realize I'm more determined and stronger than I give myself credit for.
If I ever feel like saying "I don't want to exercise today" I'm gonna' remember this day as the one when I was able to just keep going.
Friday, January 07, 2011
I've only done one other blog post since joining SP almost 2 years ago. That was of my wedding photos. I've been married a year now and I'm very happy with married life. I would like a different job....but that will come in time. Unfortunately, not much has changed physically for me. I've been trying to find the motivation that I used to have to exercise everyday, but it doesn't come easy now that I'm working full time. I want to get back to the point that I was at over a year ago. I was exercising faithfully, drinking enough water to drown a small village, watching my portions and feeling rested. Now all of that seems to have changed, except for the H2O intake. I still drink water faithfully. But the only exercise I get is the 26 total minutes of walking I do per day to and from my car to the train, and the train to my job and back. I work as a front desk receptionist at a medical practice, so I sit ALL DAY LONG. Portions are questionable and sleep is hard to come by. I average about 5 hrs per night....not enough......and feel tired most of the time. There's quite a bit of irony in that statement because I work at a sleep disorders center. We treat people like me...who are tired all the time. I know that I'll feel differently once I start to get physically active again. It's just hard to find the time. I also know that all the habits that I've learned from SP are excellent. I just need to put them back into practice. I really want to set an example, for my family, about what a healthy lifestyle feels like.
I also need to get back on the ball again because I'm turning 35 in a few weeks and it won't be easy to achieve the body that I want. I don't necessarily want a 6 pack, but a few less back rolls and front rolls would be nice. I don't need to have fitness model legs, but a little less jiggle, when I walk, would be wonderful. And let's not forget the arms. I've had bat wings for far too long now. My arms don't have to be super muscular, but I'd like if my triceps stopped waving at people the same time I do. I'm trying to maintain a sense of humor about how I'm feeling right now. But it's not easy. I know what I need to do.....and how good I'll feel once I start. But I just can't seem to get going.
Any assistance/encouragement that everyone here, in our SP family, can offer is greatly appreciated. And I will do the same in return.
to anyone who took the time to read my blog.
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