MINILOVER1   31,330
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
MINILOVER1's Recent Blog Entries

I DID IT!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yesterday, I walked my first 5K race. It was not an easy task being 62 years old and over 50 lbs overweight and out of shape but I did finish! I was last place but I am just glad that I was able to complete the walk. Some of the course was pavement (broken up in places) but most of it was dirt that was just graded the day before so consisted of a lot of small stones. Two large hills and a couple of small ones but the rest was flat. After walking the first mile (which consisted of one of the big hills) I started to tell myself, "I can't make this! I'm not as young or in shape as the others who are way ahead of me!" But then I heard my husband's and daughter's voice (in my head) telling me to keep going and to take just one step at a time and don't rush.) So, I told myself that I would keep going even though I was breathing heavy and slow on the hills, I kept going! Another woman who was a walker had slowed down because the hills were a challenge for her too. I caught up to her and we walked the rest of the course together. Giving each other encouragement along the way. We both finished together and it was a wonderful feeling of accomplishment for both of us.
Just don't give up on a challenge because it starts to become harder to do. Meet that challenge head on! Don't let it beat you! The feeling of accomplishment is something you carry with you every day and motivates you to keep going! emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 9/14/2014 1:19PM

    How lovely to have a partner on the course when your brain is working against you! It is good you can use your family as motivators too

Report Inappropriate Comment
GREENEYES_42 9/14/2014 12:58PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARKSCANADA 9/14/2014 10:29AM

    WOW! That's awesome - what an amazing accomplishment. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Just One More

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Working on getting ready for the 5K this Saturday so I figured I would do 5 miles on my stationary bike. I reached the 5 mile mark then I had to cool down, right so I did a slower mile which makes 6. I then felt good so I headed for the 7th mile and made it. Of course, I had to cool down again so I did another mile. That makes 8. Well, since I made it to 8 I will try for 9. I made that too! So had to do another cool down to made it to the 10th mile. I stopped at 10.3 miles only because I had to get ready for work. This is the furthest I have ever done on my stationary bike and I feel great! (of course, I stretched afterwards).
Whenever you feel like stopping your exercising, just go for that one more and then maybe another if you are up to it but don't push yourself to overexertion. That would defeat the purpose of exercising and could stop you from exercising for awhile.
Just one more! emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SANDY1969 9/13/2014 7:54AM

    Great job, good luck with the 5K today!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LILLILYNN 9/11/2014 8:02AM

    Awesome job, can't wait till I can keep up with you :D

Report Inappropriate Comment
RD03875 9/11/2014 8:00AM

    Way to go!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LJOYCE55 9/11/2014 7:51AM

  Great job and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment


What Was I Thinking???

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Here I am at 228 pounds and 62 years old. I have signed up for 3 5K walks in the next few weeks! What was I thinking??? My knees hurt and I have to hold on to something when I go up and down stairs because my right knee feels weak.
You know what I was thinking? emoticon I am upright and breathing every day and able to do a lot of physical things that others can not do. I exercise every day plus do farm chores before putting in an 8 hour day at work! This girl is not ready to lie down and say, "I'm too old to do it!" I will do it and I will complete every one of the walks but at my speed and in my time. Nothing is going to make me stop or give up when I get tired along the way. Walking slower and taking short breaks is my way of thinking but I will complete them. I'm off to do some walking now so watch out world, here I come! emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LJCANNON 9/10/2014 12:39AM

    emoticon You will RAWK those 5Ks!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AWATTS7 9/9/2014 3:07PM

    Wow! I really admire you! I haven't tried anything as hard as a 5k yet. Just walking around the neighborhood and in the stores shopping has been "it" so far. I do go up to the pool and walk laps in the water and do stretching exercises. That's easier on the joints and is very relaxing. Best of luck with your 5k......you can do it!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDY1969 9/9/2014 7:58AM

    Awesome, you have done what I havent got the nerve to do yet. Just 1 5K. Keep us posted on how ya do. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
RD03875 9/9/2014 7:40AM

    You sure CAN do it!! Good Luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RASPBERRY56 9/9/2014 7:05AM

    I signed up for *3* walkathons next month - and I was pretty much thinking similarly to you (without the significant knee pain, though they do get sore from time to time)...........you go with that "can-do" attitude now, and you'll succeed with those walks! And always remember - "age ain't nothin' but a *number*"!

emoticon

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Do I really want to exercise today?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Every day I ask myself if I really want to exercise today. What I really want to do is to go onto Facebook and play my games before I have to do barn chores and get ready for work. Then a little voice inside of me says, "Do you want to be healthy or do you want to sit and get bigger?" I realize that I am only hurting myself by not getting up and moving. The games and my Facebook friends can wait. I am sure that the world won't come to an end for 30 minutes or so while I do strength training or a mile on my Gazelle. After exercising, my muscles are warmed up and my day is off to a positive start both physically and mentally. Amazing how exercising really does help the whole body. So do I want to exercise today? YOU BET I DO AND WILL!! Have a great day everyone. emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 8/23/2014 11:50PM

    Just a few minutes will change my mind set and I can do any workout for 5 out 10 minutes

Report Inappropriate Comment
RD03875 8/21/2014 8:50AM

    This is a GREAT blog and I know how you feel! Way to go!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROX525 8/21/2014 5:49AM

    Good for you! Hope your day is great.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYJOANNA 8/21/2014 5:36AM

  If I don't really want to exercise I say at least do 5 minutes. Then before you know it is longer,

Report Inappropriate Comment


Easy On, Hard Off

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you want something to happen, you have to make it happen!! Weight is not just going to fall off suddenly!! It took a short time to put it on but will take awhile to get it off depending on how much effort a person puts into it. One day at a time and one bite at a time. I have to remind myself of this all the time. Don't expect to wake up one morning at your goal weight and looking 10 years younger. Have to put a great effort into your journey. Just do it!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 8/15/2014 8:37PM

    No rushing, just keep on going

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNY888 8/15/2014 7:39PM

    You are so right about one bite at a time. With that attitude and persistence you will do great.


Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMBABY0 8/15/2014 7:18PM

    good attitude and good luck

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Last Page