Friday, April 18, 2014
I have always dreaded exercise. One of my goals has been to learn to enjoy it.
When I was in the Army, I ran because I had to. When I retired from the Army, I quit running, partly due to some orthopedic problems, but mostly because I hated it. I figured I'd find something else to do for exercise. But as time went by, I tried several things, but never really found anything I enjoyed.
But, dare I say it? I think I've finally found it! I've been going to a water aerobics / Aquasize class several times a week for about two months. And believe it or not, I really enjoy it. I totally surprised myself by liking it. I had to get over my worries of being seen in a swimsuit, but that didn't take long. The best part of it is that it doesn't hurt. I can run and jump in the water without my knees and feet hurting. It is amazing.
One goal met!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I have made the decision to give up COOKIES for Lent. Sounds silly, I know... but Lent is about self-denial, repentance, and reflection. It doesn't make sense for me to give up something meaningless to me like gum, candy, or alcohol. None of them have a hold on me. Cookies are truly my weakness.
Currently there are three unopened boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the pantry. Luckily, one is a box of Samoas, the only cookie I don't like, so no problem there. Unfortunately the others are Thin Mints (heaven help me!) and Lemon cookies. Oh the temptation!
So everyone, enjoy Mardi Gras... but not too much! Lent begins tomorrow.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Well, I am ashamed to admit it, but I fell off the wagon (and away from SparkPeople) and regained nine pounds, adding yet another episode of weight loss/regain to my long history of the same. I'm trying to stay positive, but today the blues are knocking hard at my door. It's been raining for four days, and that isn't helping.
I started the day off with a light breakfast and a low-impact cardio video workout. Today I will do better than I did yesterday, and hopefully tomorrow will be even better.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I signed myself up for the Armed Forces Day 5K on May 18th. I figure that since I survived the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in March, I should probably do another one, just to prove to myself that it wasn't a fluke! My hubby agreed to to it with me. There will be lots of people: active duty military, retired military like me & my husband (it's a mixed-marriage: I'm retired Army and he's retired Air Force), family members and supporters.
Who knows? Maybe I'll even do it a little faster than I did on my first 5K.
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happy New Year, SparkFriends! The holidays are over now and 2013 is upon us. We celebrated the holidays with family this year, which was wonderful. My son is in the Air Force and he was able to take six days of leave and come to SC from his base in TX. It was great having him home. Also, my mom & step-dad came to visit from PA. (That was tough, since they are big-time snackers and food-pushers.) Everyone has gone back home now and it's just me & the hubby, so I can get back in my routine. Amazingly, and I still don't know how, I was able to lose one pound during the holidays! I thought for sure I'd gain.
My goal for 2013 is to exercise more. Hubby & I went on a bike ride yesterday and my thighs are screaming today! We plan to do it again today. I've also joined Coach Nicole's new fitness challenge. Of course I'll have to modify some of the activities in the plan because of some orthopedic issues I have, but that is permitted. (See? I even read the rules of the challenge!)
Have a great day, week, month and year everyone!
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