Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My status this morning was a comment about being back on track. I put in a full day at work (and was it busy!), I got in a good bit of walking and ended the day within range on most nutrition metrics.
I did not push it and do any kettlebell workout today, but, unlike my past times, I know I will be back on track. Missing one or two sessions does not mean I give up and never go back. That's new for me with respect to exercise! On one of the message boards, I commented about one of the false messages I am overcoming: because I have a handicap, I am not good at anything physical. NOT TRUE! I like to walk, I like the elliptical and I love kettlebells! With practice, I will get better with all 3. Who knew that *I* would ever like exercise?! I always suspected I would find out I was good at something. Never, ever thought it would be strength training with kettlebells! How cool is that?! If that were the ONLY thing I have gained from my year plus on SparkPeople, it would be profoundly enough. But we know that SparkPeople is a wealthy experience!
Balance is a challenge. I have mentioned previously about how I practice some of the balance exercises when I am in the elevator (hip flexors, especially). At work, we have speed bumps that are a pain to drive over, but they are broad and flat, so I can walk on them. I do that now! Just because I can! I don't remember when I started doing that, but it was fairly recently. I love the fact that I can walk the length of the speed bump across the parking lot and not fall off!
Things are not perfect - I still struggle with food, exercise, attitude, work - the whole ball of wax. BUT finding pleasure and receiving something positive in something so small as walking a speed bump is really sweet!