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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I once was addicted to exercising. I think it might happen again. But it is a good addiction.

Today I:

walked 1 mile
5 minutes of 3 lb weight arm exercises
50 jumping jacks
10 minute jump rope cardio work oThe last one was really hard, really had my heart pounding!

for a total of 38 minutes.

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LAURIEJOHANNAH 12/26/2012 1:31PM

    What a great workout! emoticon

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AGK3112 12/26/2012 10:59AM

    emoticon I just need to get off from my laptop and start my workout. I wish I feel the same as you do..exercise addiction which is really good for us

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/26/2012 8:50AM

    Too much of anything can be bad for us, but there is so much that is good about exercise that I agree it is generally a very positive addiction. Sounds like you had a good workout today!

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I am motivated

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
jumproped 100X
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! emoticon

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BARCLE 12/25/2012 9:28PM

    Fantastic!! Have a super Christmas and great New Year :-)

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New goal set today in honor of my son

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

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/24/2012 5:42PM

    Hi. I have been meaning to stop by your page and thank you for your comments on my blog. I am so sorry for your loss of your son. I can't even imagine how painful that is and what challenges the anniversary presents for you. I am glad to hear you are recommitting to walking. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a healthy 2013!

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PUNKADOO 12/24/2012 2:08AM

    Those memories can be so powerful -- hopefully at other times you can remember him with a smile. I'm so very sad for you. I'm sure after 10 years the wound is still very tender and much of it seems like just yesterday. Know you are in my thoughts today as I pray for God to keep His arms around you and your family.

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SPIRALDOWN 12/23/2012 11:35PM

    We all lose it sometimes. Sorry to hear about your son. You can do it!

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JACKIE542 12/23/2012 11:19PM

    So very sorry about your son, very, very hard to deal with this I am sure.
Really good to honor your son by getting back on trac.
Happy you are walking again, take good care. emoticon emoticon

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AGK3112 12/23/2012 11:07PM

    I am really sorry to hear about your son. I saw an accident today when I was going to work. There was a guy who also lost his life in that accident . It is always remembering when we lose love ones and specially around festivals. I wish you get over it and also you feel better.

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NOMORENOMORE 12/23/2012 11:05PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain.

Good for you to begin walking!

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no more walking~back to dvd's

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.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/17/2012 4:46PM

    Yes, the important thing is to keep moving. I am noticing the same thing. When I do Zumba I feel okay, but walking to the bathroom I hobble and limp like my leg is going to fall off. I guess it is the way we place our legs. And now the ding dang pain is travelling again. Now it is in the back of my thigh. And at this time. I sigh.

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JACKIE542 12/11/2012 10:37AM

    Very happy you are not giving up!! Keep moving. Where there is a will there is a way. Glad you found it, YAY!

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LAURIEJOHANNAH 12/10/2012 1:13PM

    I like your plan! Do you realize how many people would just give up? It's excellent that you are NOT giving up!


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a problem I have...

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?

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BARCLE 12/5/2012 12:49AM

    Yeah, that sure does sound really frustrating. I like the breaking the walk up sugggestion - that way you may be able to add the extra distance.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/4/2012 5:35PM

    Hmm, I have problems with blisters, not the bump. I know what you mean about not being able to afford the doc. That would be the best, because then you would know for sure if it is serious or not. I really hope it gets better soon. I would agree that maybe the several shorter walks might be a good idea.

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PUNKADOO 12/3/2012 10:22PM

    That sounds really frustrating. I don't have the achilles heel issues -- just shin splints -- even from walking!! I alternated walking and running yesterday, since the shin splints had been disappearing with some of the weight -- and here they are again.

You should probably ask your doctor. In the meantime, maybe you can try several shorter walks each day? That's what I did until my body adjusted.

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