Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I am not all that smart, but I know how to make my co-workers whither with my work ethic. My Dad was the Comptroller of the Army and taught me morals and ethics...he and his #2 fought the good fight to be the first in & last to leave the office.
So I know how to work hard, but I also learned from my Mom how to put everyone else first & me last. So, after a failed 35-year marriage, I bought a home, made the move and sat in a sad-place for some months. In January, I looked for a gym & found an amazing gym with 5 free personal training sessions. They helped me make a plan, recorded my stats & followed up. Today I had my final (FREE) appointment.
Kira, my favorite trainer said--I am like the dream-come-true client. I have lost 13 lbs, inches everywhere, grew muscle, shrunk fat....but then asked if I would send her a testimony. In 60 years, I have NEVER had success in the nurturing ME field. NOT EVER. So tonight at the gym, I was talking to a gal who was struggling with her workout. She told me that she HATES working out, thinks of every excuse to NOT go, hasn't lost any weight in 6 months. I realized that unloading my bad relationship was the beginning of my new awesome life! I am especially grateful to Spark People for giving me a path to healthy, supportive relationships! You all ROCK!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Spark People has enhanced my life in so many ways. My favorite feature, connecting with like-minded people who share my same journey.
So my new, dear friend suggested a cure for my hurty feet, and sure enough, her brand has given me my first pain-free day. Thank you friend for your suggestion. You are a true blessing!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I've come a long way since Jan . I have lost 20 pounds, I am able to walk so fast for 45 minutes, that folks at the gym (mostly old guys) comment on how hard I am working as I pass them on the track. But oh my...my feet ACHE!!! When I finish my mileage, come home, fix some food, sit down...I want to cry because my feet hurt so bad! But then, I think about the years of abuse I personally have inflicted in my body. I am hoofing it with enthusiasm and vigor, for 3-5 miles 5 times each week, I am still overweight and my feet cry "NONONO." So, I treat my feet like I treat my soul...be kind, massage those achy parts. Heal & nurture. Make it well. Massage and prayer will heal this body-part. So GRATEFUL!
Friday, March 29, 2013
So, I joined a gym. Having been a walker for 2 months now, I hopped on the beautiful indoor track and vigorously hoofed it for 2 miles! Woke up in middle of the night in PAIN! My achilles tendon was screaming! Hobbled around the next day and then called both my doctor and my daughter-doctor. Heard the advice and humbled by duaghter--"Mom, you are 60 Years Old and have NO business getting on the track without stretching!" Oh my, so right, but I had never thought of myself as an athelete who would need to stretch...but, I suppose I am now one of those....and I'd better take care, cause I'm not getting any sympathy! Much, much better today!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A year ago, I said good bye to my old life and moved out on my own. I purchased a neglected cottage in a nice neighborhood. I spent the first 9 months lonely and feeling sorry for myself. With the new year, I (literally) shook myself back to life. I decided to treat myself right. SP was my first stop, unpacking and decorating second. The last 2 weekends, I have spent time gardening in my postage-stamp lot. I am optimistic that my yard will blossom just as my life!
I am so blessed! Thank you Spark Friends for all of your guidance, friendship and support!
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