Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Today I felt the spark!
Thanks to all that commented on my previous blog. It helps to know there is someone out there that cares.
My heel still feels good. I like to exercise, it helps relieve stress and depression. But, sometimes I get lazy and just give up. I had previously had a 50 lb. weight loss. I have gained about 16 lbs. back. But this year, well, I just might be different. Now that I know the Mayan prediction is not coming true, lol!
I have been battling the same 5 lbs for 2 years. This year WILL be different! I will exercise, but this year I will watch what I eat. I hadn't done that in a while. I love to exercise, but I also love to eat. I just have to commit myself to dieting. Anyway, here is what I did today:
walked 1.5 miles
jumping jacks 50
This takes about 30 minutes a day, I think I can do this everyday. With maybe one day off to recover. I don't think I can, I WILL do it. I know you all are watching, so that helps me to be accountable.
My future blogs might just be what I did for a workout. I did this on FB for a month and it really helped. But, I want to do this on SparkPeople.
Merry Christmas, be safe and hugs to you all!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Today would have been my sons 28th birthday. He was killed in a highway accident. He was only 18, soon to be 19. He was going to be a good man. We still miss him everyday. He is forever loved and never forgotten. It is a hard season to lose a loved one. So for about 3 weeks, I kind of lost control of the whole diet and exercise thing. I indulged in goodies, that I would not have normally. I gained weight.
Well, I got a grip today. In honor of my son, I started walking again. My excuse was my Achilles heel. I guess my heel healed, so back to walking. I promise not to overdo it. I tend to burn out or get injured. I am taped up and braced up and ready to go. So slow and easy I go.
Merry Christmas, hug your loved ones tightly.
Today I walked 1 mile
Recumbent biked 1.70 miles
Total minutes: 32 minutes
Monday, December 10, 2012
My achilles heel is still a problem. It gets sore when I do a little bit of walking. I have to ice it down and tape it too. I did Jillian's Kickboxing dvd and it didn't hurt at all. So, no walking but back to the dvd's. Which is OK with me, because I like that a lot better. I am doing Jillian again tonight. Tomorrow I will start strength training. So I can alternate days with cardio and strength.
Hope you all have an awesome day.
Monday, December 03, 2012
The problem I have is I want to seriously start walking further distances. I think my body is telling me "I don't think so!". About a week ago, I walked 2.75 miles. When I got home, I had a raised bump on my achilles heel. It's not painful, just kind of scary looking. I put my foot in some ice water and it calmed down a bit.
I went out and bought official walking shoes, thick thick socks. Today I went for a walk. Everything felt good. I shortened my walk to 2 miles, avoid any problems. Got home, felt the bump raise again. Like I said, there is no real pain. But the stuff on the internet is scaring me. Seems like I could cause some real damage if I am not careful.
What do you think I should do. I can't afford a doctor. Should I shorten the distance again, tape my ankle up, etc? I am thinking about every other day of walking, but I really wanted to start going longer distances. Any suggestions? Has anyone gone through this before?
Monday, November 19, 2012
Today I found an old fortune cookie that I had saved. It read:
Your life will be happy and peaceful.
I really liked this one and saved it. My life hasn't always been happy and peaceful. Right now it is calm. The stress level right now is very low. But I will strive for happy and peaceful. I find that if I commit to 10 minutes of fitness a day, it usually leads to longer exercise sessions. Being 58 I can't compete with the younger crowd. Though I sure do try. I love doing Jillian Michaels and Cathe Friedrich. I also love kickboxing. But I find that my recovery takes more than a day. I get really sore in the abs, and it takes 4 days to recover! I am doing recumbent biking, and I make myself stay on the bike for 60 minutes. I am going to try and walk a mile in the morning after I get home from work. My legs are strong, I have to work on my upper body strength. Maybe I will do some strenth training on Tuesday. We will see.
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