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Feb Goals

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I had some great January fitness goals and I hit them as much as I could. A nasty virus did sideline me a week and some days I gave up my fitness to have the energy to do something else (hypothyroid and fibromyalgia still dictate too much of my life, but it is what it is right now.)

The fitness routine fit me and worked well for me so, I am going to continue it for Feb.

Sunday--rest day
Monday-- 1 mile power walk with Leslie Sansone dvd and some upper body and core strength training (elastic bands or no equipment, mix it up)
Tuesday-- Toning Yoga routine
Wednesday-- 2 Mile Praise! Power Walk dvd
Thursday-- Toning Yoga routine
Friday-- 1 Mile Power Walk with dvd and upper body and core strength training (weights or big ball--mix it up)
Saturday-- whatever got missed or power cleaning the house. LOL

An evening session of De-stressing or bedtime yoga routine whenever I need it.

As far as nutrition goes....
I am de-caffeinating and exchanging those drinks (diet soda pop and tea) for water. emoticon Trying to not get that horrible headache, so I am taking it slow.

My gut is still a mess from the virus and whole wheat products are really causing me issues. Not sure what to do except increase the yogurt and water, which I have. I bought a different bread--more other whole grains, so hopefully that will help. emoticon

As the weather warms up (it has to be above 40* or my muscles cramp) my goal is to get outside every day for at least 10 minutes and walk the woods or check the flowerbeds or just enjoy a sunset or sunrise. Even better will be the outdoor power walks!! emoticon

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MIPALADY23 2/11/2013 11:10AM

    This is a great list!!!

Keep it up....!!! Can't wait for spring and 40's!~

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1CRAZYDOG 2/5/2013 3:34PM

    Hope you get to feel better. For sure, the virus making it's rounds is nasty, nasty, nasty!

You are taking the best care of you that you can, and that's what counts. HUGS and feel better.

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CINDHOLM 2/5/2013 2:48PM

    emoticon plans..Keep up the GOOD work!! emoticon

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EMMAEKAY 2/5/2013 12:48PM

    Nice! That looks like a faaaaaabulous exercise plan. The weather will improve soon, too.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/5/2013 12:39PM

    emoticon keep up the good plans!

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Getting Sick or Fibro Flare-up?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being childbirth

Pain level today---7

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being sick with mono

Fatigue level today--- 7


I do have 2 sick children so I could be getting their virus or it could be a fibro flare-up due to the weather (sub 0 with wind chill) and/or my new exercise routine.

Either way....I don't feel good today and just want to snuggle up in bed with some hot cocoa and a good book. But since I have no fever, sore throat, headache, digestive issues, nor congestion, I'm reluctant to do so.

If it was a friend or family member, I'd tell them to rest. Why can't I follow my own advice?

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Edited at 1:20pm....just fed husband leftovers for lunch during his lunch half-hour and am now headed to bed to snuggle under the electric blanket. LOL emoticon My brain is too mushy to even read or think.

  
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BROWNCOFIDDLER 1/25/2013 9:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sure hope you're feeling a whole lot better now!! Get well real soon!!!

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LINDAF49 1/24/2013 9:00PM

    Take good care of you so that you are healthy enough to care for others....
How many times to mother wives, daughters hear that? How many times do we do it? here are gentle hugs for you, take that hot drink, rest a specific amount of time by the timer, get up and be honest as you evaluate your health then do what is best for YOU!!! Pray for wisdom and energy to make good choices. HUGS!!!

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KYLIESCHELLE 1/22/2013 8:18PM

    I hope you feel better really soon. Fibro flares are awful. Get some extra rest too when you can. Sending you hugs!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/22/2013 3:33PM

    Well, whichever is going on, I'm glad you're resting and taking care of yourself. **SIGH** It's so much easier to tell others what to do than to do it ourselves, isn't it!

HUGS and rest up! Take care. There are so many germs going around! Drive me nutso!!!

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TOPAZ-TURTLE 1/22/2013 1:10PM

    Be kind to yourself... get some rest!!!!



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EMMAEKAY 1/22/2013 12:20PM

    Rest, rest, rest! There is no shame in taking care of yourself.

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CINDHOLM 1/22/2013 11:38AM

    I think you should get some well needed rest!! emoticon

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 1/22/2013 10:34AM

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Take some time to rest so you can nip it before it really gets out of hand. I hope you feel better soon!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/22/2013 10:33AM

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My January Fitness Plan

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Just this past week, I've come to realize I'd been neglecting a major part of my healthy lifestyle....yoga. I'd put it aside as time got tight and then I quit doing it in favor of more cardio to try to stop the weight gain I've had since stopping the Cymbalta in July (it had been suppressing my appetite). In 6 months, I've gained 12 lbs. And now it is winter, and the Fibromyalgia is causing my muscles to be extra stiff and achy. I don't like how I look nor feel.

I need some yoga!!

I need a more balanced fitness plan.

Sooooo
Sunday--rest day
Monday-- 1 mile power walk with Leslie Sansone dvd and some upper body and core strength training (elastic bands or no equipment, mix it up)
Tuesday-- Toning Yoga routine
Wednesday-- 2 Mile Praise! Power Walk dvd
Thursday-- Toning Yoga routine
Friday-- 1 Mile Power Walk with dvd and upper body and core strength training (weights or big ball--mix it up)
Saturday-- whatever got missed or power cleaning the house. LOL

An evening session of De-stressing or bedtime yoga routine whenever I need it.

I can do it!!!


  
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JANEMARIE77 1/13/2013 10:40AM

    Well of course you can do it sometimes we just need to mix it up good for you you are figuring out what works best way to go

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DAYHIKER 1/9/2013 2:13PM

    A good plan; not too much or too little! You go girl!!! emoticon

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DMSPEER93 1/9/2013 9:26AM

    You can do this, Heidi! Great plan! If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 emoticon

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MRSKROSSI 1/9/2013 2:25AM

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KYLIESCHELLE 1/8/2013 6:51PM

    Sounds like a solid plan. I'm wishing you all the best in your weight loss endeavors. Hugs! You can do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/8/2013 6:08PM

    You have a sound plan. Wishing you luck. HUGS

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HANDYV 1/8/2013 1:39PM

    YES emoticon - and it sounds like you are pretty determined so YOU GO. emoticon

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TOPAZ-TURTLE 1/8/2013 1:32PM

    Great plan! I'm trying to work yoga back into my routine too.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 1/8/2013 12:33PM

    That sounds like a pretty reasonable plan. I hope the yoga helps with the fibro stiffness.

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A shout out to all my gardening buddies....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A shout out to all my gardening buddies......

Happy Fertilizer Day! 12-12-12


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DAYHIKER 12/30/2012 8:11AM

    Very clever!! emoticon

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 12/12/2012 9:35PM

    That's SO funny!!!! You're so creative!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2012 5:55PM

    And a happy Fertilizer Day to you too! HUGS

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CINDHOLM 12/12/2012 4:20PM

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SARAHTAIT 12/12/2012 3:20PM

    I am so wanting it to get warm where I can start working on my plants and out in the yard...I hope to do some container gardening this summer. It will be nice having a yard after being in an apartment.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/12/2012 1:10PM

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DMSPEER93 12/12/2012 11:24AM

    I imagine you have beautiful flowers! Do you raise and garden and can as well?

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The very next choice I make

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The very next choice I make will determine if I

...go back to being on blood pressure meds.

...go back to a lack of energy defining me.

...go back to a life of pain defining me.

...go back to having to beg off from a family outing due to fatigue.

...go back to feeling defeated.

...go back to not being able to enjoy gardening.

...go back to very slow morning starts.

...go back to deep sadness.

...go back to 'fat clothes'.

...go back to poor sleep.

...go back to enslavement to my appetite.

...go back to not being able to wear my wedding ring.

...go back to poor health.

...go back to sluggish brain power.

...go back to the threat of diabetes.

...go back to the cycle of defeat.

...go back to daily naps being a necessity.

...go back to watching life being enjoyed by others but not being a part of it.

...go back to losing me in layers of fat, fatigue, defeat, and pain.



The very next choice I make will determine if I

...stay off blood pressure meds.

...get my energy from my healthy food choices.

...can manage my fibromyalgia with healthy strategies.

...join my family in fun outings.

...am victorious.

...am able to garden with strength, endurance, and enjoyment.

..am ready for the day as soon as I wake.

...am using healthy strategies to keep SAD away.

...can fit in my new size clothes (or if they get baggy!) emoticon

...get a great night's sleep in spite of fibromyalgia trying to ruin it.

...am victorious over my appetite by making choices for healthy foods and proper portions.

...can wear my wedding ring.

...enjoy a life where healthy is the norm.

...have brain power to do the daily tasks, including teaching my son Algebra 2.

...am stopping the progression towards diabetes.

...break that cycle of defeat and live a full and happy life.

...don't have to have a nap to be able to function, but naps are an occasional Sunday afternoon luxury.

...can DO life to the fullest with enthusiasm and energy.

...can be ME and can enjoy my family to the fullest.


The very next choice I make.


You'd think the choice would be an easy one. Oh, but the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!!!!

The very next choice I make.

A step back down the slippery slope or a step forward.

The very next choice I make.

This has been my battle since July. The old me has been winning since July. But I am ready to turn it around.

It has NOTHING to do with numbers on the scale or on my clothes' tags. It has EVERYTHING to do with me being healthy enough to be the wife and mom I want to be and me wanting to be ME and my medical issues no longer defining me or limiting me.

The very next choice I make.



The very next choice I make.





  
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JANEMARIE77 12/7/2012 2:01PM

    great blog I send you a hug, I will you all the strength and power I own but it really comes down to you knowing you are important Fine that strong powerful women inside that knows she is worth it and let her shine

If its important to us we will find a way, if not we will find an excuse.
Shine girl shine

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DMSPEER93 12/5/2012 7:13PM

    Thanks for the reminder. My eating habits are about choices and too often I've chosen to listen to satan rather than God. May you hear God's voice of truth and desire to make the right choices!! emoticon

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TOPAZ-TURTLE 12/5/2012 9:34AM

    One choice, one step, one day at a time! Great blog!
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BROWNCOFIDDLER 12/4/2012 7:54PM

    An outstanding blog Heidi. Yes, choices do have consequences they can bring us out of the mire into good heath or they can cause us to backslide and get stuck in the muck. You're committed to press forward to good health and you WILL grab the golden ring!! It's all yours!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAF49 12/4/2012 10:35AM

    One shoice at a time, one choice after another and continue making those choices ....
emoticon One day at a time sweet Jesus....

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TAGSUIT2 12/4/2012 10:28AM

    Life is about the choice's we make in life. I prefer good over bad anyday. I hate taking meds and if I could change my life around to prevent me from taking meds I will.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/4/2012 10:15AM

    Great blog. I voted for it.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/4/2012 10:14AM

    Truly an excellent blog! It really is all about our choices, and we have to seize that power to make the right ones. Good luck to you and hugs!

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BARB5970 12/4/2012 9:02AM

    This journey is all about making one good choice after another. The basics seem simple... wake up, have a healthy breakfast, get in some activity, make healthy food choices through the day, get a good night sleep. Rinse and Repeat. In theory this should be an easy task. But in reality, nothing is every as easy as it seems. All we can do is try our best each day and if it's not perfect, forgive ourselves and move on.

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ITSMATT 12/4/2012 8:53AM

    I liked this post very much.

Make it a great day!
Matt

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