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Day 22 - almost there!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I've been doing way more cardio exercise than is "required" but I'd already started that habit. The daily videos are much easier than the first time around, but I still feel my 68 years when I do them. It's a little sad that when I moved easily and could go all day, I didn't appreciate what I had. Now my body constantly reminds me that it's wearing down.

The consolation is what is driving me.... use it or lose it. Stories about a 94 year old woman still practicing medicine and a former WW II fighter pilot still teaching "barnstorming" and tricks with a bi-plane... that's rewarding to hear. It's been a while since I read those stories, but the year I read it... I almost walked a 1000 miles (984 miles - stopped by too many late night walks and the resulting bronchitis).

My own grandmother lived to be 97, twenty years past my more sedentary and overweight OTHER grandmother. Both fell in their old age, but the active one did not get a broken hip like the other one did... stronger bones because she was more active and took supplements her whole life. This Spark People area if full of those active engaged people. Love it.

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P.S. To those people who like to write really long blogs.... shorten them a little, please? And add some white space.... I see a huge long blog and my eyes cross. I truly enjoy reading blogs.... make it easier! I don't have a lot of time to read blogs, and as much as I like them, the really long ones are daunting! Thank you for considering my plea.

  
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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:34AM

    My maternal grandmother was 97 too when she died, and she'd always been active, too.

I know what you mean about not appreciating what we had when we had it, why is that? They need to teach classes about appreciation in school. My daughter is going to start her student-teaching this fall with 1st graders, I'll have to mention that to her.

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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/23/2012 5:50PM

    I know what you mean about the long blog posts! It's kind of hard to read them sometimes. My eyes skip lines!

I, too, am on a quest to stay active! My maternal grandmother is not as active as my paternal grandmother was and there is a real difference in their health and ability to get around and take care of themselves...I so do not want to be a helpless little old lady when I get up in years.

Keep it up, Yvonne!! Whoot!

Becca

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Day 17

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Down 1.6 lbs. since starting. That doesn't sound like much, but it's the first real loss in a month or more... I keep bouncing up and down.

The really cool thing is how much stronger I am. In some ways, I'm in better shape than I was while I was in college, where I existed on a candy bar in the afternoon before I went home for dinner, or maybe some custard... can't believe I ate so poorly.

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:30AM

    I plan on being in the best shape of my life by next January when I turn 60. You are giving me real encouragement!

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TRUCKERSMRS 5/17/2012 1:25PM

    You're doing really well - borne out by how much better you are feeling. Well done. Love the new picture - you look fab.
Keep it up.
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Day 10 - Feeling more fit

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just watched Dr. Oz and yet another fitness expert on his show. He seems like he's throwing mud on the wall--get a big handfull of information and throw it out there--some will stick to someone somewhere. He seems really fit himself. I've noticed something, though. Watching TV shows about fitness doesn't actually make any changes in MY body. emoticon

I experienced drinking a protein drink the other day that seemed to give me a lot more energy. Going to try it for supper tonight. I'm out of fresh fruit but I've got some frozen blueberries I can put in the mix. With my husband out of town, I'm struggling to cook real meals. It just seems to be pointless when I'm not cooking for someone else, too. There's tons of single SP people out there, I know. Gotta pretend I'm one of them and get serious with these healthful meals.

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:29AM

    I have never tried any of those drinks...I need to get a blender, gave mine away a few years ago cause I never used it. Of course, if I get another one I may never use it either!

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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/11/2012 2:25PM

    I love protein smoothies. I don't make them all that often though because I find myself having them instead of eating real food and I don't want to get into that habit. I realize that they can be as nutritious as a meal but I still don't want to end up relying on liquids for my calories.

Happy Mother's Day!!
Becca

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Day 7 - 83 minutes!!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Just as the day before was a no-energy day, day 7 was a full-of-energy day. It pays to rest! I did 30 minutes of Curves, 45 minutes walking with Leslie, and day 6 and 7 of the bootcamp videos.

I'm gratefully aware of how much more easy the videos are than when I first did them. Definitely more fit, although if you were to meet me, I'd just look like another aging lady. That means..... get acquainted with those aging ladies in your life... they might be pretty cool!

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:28AM

    You are right...some of the most open-minded, spiritual, fun-loving people I've ever met did not look like they were. It makes me realize I have more work to do on my pre-judgments.

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Day 6 - Nada

Monday, May 07, 2012

I've been keeping up till yesterday. Not enough sleep the night before, but that doesn't really explain my complete exhaustion. Honoring my decision to listen to my body, I didn't do the day 6 exercise. Plan on doing two today. I did that last bootcamp session and didn't suffer any ill effects.

Re the aging process: I'm trying to recover from the realization I was planning on going to Zumba at exactly the same time tonight I'm to be presiding over a herb club board meeting. Aaaagghghhhh! How do I continue to do blockhead things like that? So grateful I realized in time....

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:25AM

    But you DID remember before going to zumba.

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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/8/2012 4:26PM

    I don't know that it has a thing to do with age! I think that it is because we want to do so many things and seem to think we can do it all...

Hugs!!
Becca

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