Thursday, April 14, 2011
I'm so up and down in my healthy/not so healthy routines that I feel like I'm on a roller coaster. I go from a great exercise day to a couch potato day. I go from a healthy eating day to a terrible binge day. I mix and match these ups and downs over and over and over again. The only way I can get myself on a truly exceptional track is to look to those healthy times, figure out what was going on to encourage my good choices, and then try really hard to replicate the good stuff. So, that is my goal for the next week. I will think about how I made the good choices and do that again. Hopefully, by this time next week I will be in a much better place. It is time to get off this ride once and for all!
Monday, April 11, 2011
After much snow, rain, and lots of cloudy weather, the sun is out and the forecast is for a pretty pleasant week. So, knowing I'm not likely to get caught in a storm, I so look forward to getting outdoors every day this week. Just getting me away from the kitchen temptations is an amazing way to eliminate a lot of those extra calories. So, I'm making my lists and figuring out which errands I can walk to, which I can hop on light rail for and which I will need to drive to. Andy for each outing I'm writing in some extra exercise. So, I'm very eager to see if this tact actually leads to weight loss. I've been stuck for a long time fluctuating up and down a few of the same pounds over and over and over again. Hmmm....we'll see! Have a great week!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
For many years I could do neither. I taught my oldest grandson to play hop scotch and had to explain the hopping part as I was unable to actually do in. My balance has been awful for a long time, too. I know I have some limitations due to ms, fibromyalgia and arthritis, but it occurred to me that maybe if I just tried to do better I could become stronger and better balanced. So, I started standing on one foot most days for a time challenge. I actually managed to balance for one minute finally on my right foot. I'm still not there on the left. And, I started doing jumping jacks as one of my commercial activities. At first I really couldn't get off the ground. But, now I can do 25 at a time. What a thrill to see that progress. I think I'll buy a jump rope to see if I can do that as well. I still can't hop on one foot, but I'm working on that, too. Little by little I'm getting stronger and better coordinated. I know this has helped me avoid some falls. When I've lost my balance recently I was able to catch myself before hitting the floor or trail or pavement. That has been so awesome. So, I'm learning to try more and more. SP has really helped and encouraged me along the way. So, a big thank you friends, pros and fellow travelers out there in SP land.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Every week or two I seem to have a sleepless night. This night has been one of those. After laying there for a few hours I decided it was time to just get up and do something useful. I blame this night on fibromyalgia and ms exacerbations possibly from a lot more walking/hiking than I'm used to doing. So, time to change it up a bit. No walk today for me. I may hit the elliptical this afternoon, but this morning I'm going to babysit two of my little grandchildren. Rocky, age 6, wants me to play board games, hide and seek and Wii. Ziva, age 16 months, wants me to help her play with her toys and take many pairs of her shoes on and off. So, I know there will be exercise involved in my morning and I'm hoping the change from past several days will be welcomed by this groaning body. Have a great day....and a peaceful night tonight!
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