Friday, July 23, 2010
Iíve been sloughing off on writing my spark page blog lately. Not that I havenít been writing in my journal, Iím just not posting it. I really have had nothing to report. Every day has just been ďnormalĒ. Iíve finally developed some habits that let me get through a day without much effort. I exercise every day, I eat healthy, I use coping techniques when I have an urge to eat out of boredom or when Iím thinking of excuses not to exercise. The only thing Iím really falling down on is posting my successes. I forget to log my water, although Iím drinking it. Iím not recording all my goals although Iím still working on them. I still logon everyday and read some articles, play trivia, get my login points, check out my teams and enter my nutrition and fitness efforts in the trackers. It keeps me focused, keeps me reminded of why Iím doing this, keeps me determined to keep going. I think I was spending too much time on the computer, staying up too late after work trying to get my blog written and way too tired to think about how to say ďnothingĒ. This is my way of trying to cut back. But Iím watching my results and will be right back as soon as I see any signs of regression.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
They said it would be cooler today, but it didnít feel like it. Probably because itís been hot for the last four days and not cooling down at night. It does make it hard to exercise because Iím starting off warm. My enthusiasm just isnít there on these hot days. But I persevere and once I get started, I usually do okay. Itís true that if I do my exercise in the mornings, Iím more likely to get them done. If I wait, too much intervenes. Today I had to go out and take care of some business. We always seem to wait until the hottest time of the day. And today it was hot. Today I was brave enough to wear a sleeveless tank top and shorts. Itís been a long time since I was brave enough to do so. I have to admit itís still not the most attractive outfit on me as I still have the biggest underarm flab dangling down and the fat in it is not leaving gracefully. And while my legs are pretty good for a 63 year old, my tummy is still a little big. But compared to a year ago, Iím beautiful.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
It was another hot day today but our house was pretty cool. So I didnít go shopping and I didnít go swimming, I just spent it in front of my computer. Itís not that I donít get enough computer time at work, but there I canít do what I want. So when Iím home, I spend it surfing and playing. Today I spent it on Itunes checking out all the free games and other apps for my IPod. I found a lot of good podcasts to download. Iím not sure Iíll listen to them. Itís kind of like going to the library and browsing the books. A lot of interesting books come home with me based on a brief look at some of the chapters, but once I get them home I rarely actually read them. These podcasts all looked interesting while I was browsing but Iím not sure Iíll find time to listen to them. But when I find time or opportunity, they are now on my IPod waiting for me.
Even in this heat, I managed to do my morning exercises. A lot of sweat was the result, but at least they were done. Itís supposed to be hot again tomorrow and I doubt if it will cool down much tonight so tomorrow will probably start off warm, but Iím hoping to get my exercise in before the real heat. Itís amazing that Iím actually planning on how to get my exercise in rather than accepting the excuse that itís going to be hot. On one of my Walk at Home DVDs Ms. Sansone encourages us to wake up in the morning and think ďHow am I going to get my exercise in today, not what will I have to eatĒ. Its advice Iím taking to heart. Until Sunday, and then I think ďHallelujah, no exercise today!Ē
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