I finally got to the gym yesterday. First time this week. So much for going 6x a week. I should do something at home on days that I can't get there. I have a Wii and the exercises are fun, so I don't know why I'm not using it. That needs to change.
I got a new pedometer yesterday. I will do the step exercise on the Wii Fit today to see how accurate the pedometer is. The Wii counts your steps. I do it for 10 minutes and it is rather boring.
I'm taking Mom out to lunch today and also to K-Mart. She is finally feeling better.
I have started going back to the gym. We watch Biggest Looser every week and I have a lot of sympathy for the players and the way they are pushed. But watching them, I have decided that I can push myself out of my comfort zone. So this week I have started doing a little more than I would normally do. I am not only surviving but enjoying the satisfaction of pushing my body a little. I feel on top of the world after I am done exercising. I had planned on exercising 6 days a week, but am finding out that at my age and conditioning, that is a little too much right now. I will work towards that goal.
Mon., Thurs., and Sat. I am riding the bike, walking on the treadmill, and doing strength training.
Tues. I did the bike and treadmill.
Wed. a day off.
Fri. I pushed my GD around Wal Mart for 25 minutes in the grocery cart. No shopping until it was done. She is 9 so I got a good workout.
Today is Sat. and I am still in my housecoat but plan to go to the gym this afternoon. I put down that I have done it and am definitely planning on doing it Ė the Lord willing and the creek donít rise.
Thurs. afternoon we baby sat. The girls and I picked fall leaves to make place mats out of. (That was another 1.1 mile walk. We found some beautiful leaves. Kept 2 of the girls overnight. They made their placemats and I made one for the 2 yo. The other 2 kids will make their placemats on Sunday. They are such a joy.
The best laid plans of mice and men will go astray. The kids called us to go the the Fruita Truck-n-Treat. The gym had to take last place today. I think it is nap time now.
Yesterday was a wonderful day. Started the day off with a walk and then went shopping. Got plenty of walking in at the mall. I needed to make up some exercise for when I was sick.
The best part of the day was last night when we went to GS's school music program. The kids did a couple of dances and then they picked a family member to dance with them. I got to dance with him. It has been years since I had danced. We did circle dances and a line dance. I had a blast!!! I get to do it again Thursday night at my GD's program.
A lot of good, fun exercise yesterday and a wonderful time with my GS.
I refuse to ďact my ageĒ. I refuse to "grow up". I insist that "age" must not be a consideration as I plan my days, weeks and years. I will do everything that I can do to be physically fit and healthy. I do not plan on sitting in a rocky chair the rest of my life. God gave me my life to do everything that He wants me to do and that includes living an active life. Life is good. Life is fun. I am looking forward to new experiences and adventures.
I will play with my grandchildren. My son was telling them yesterday how I would chase them and their friends around the house with a squirt bottle. It is fun to be young and I still am. I will have water fights with my grandchildren, blow bubbles, eat snow cones, go on hikes. We will enjoy life together and live with enthusiasm. We will make many beautiful memories. And someday when others have given up, I will still be happily enjoying the advantages of a life well spent.
I passed my 6-month anniversary on August 2nd and just realized it. It doesnít seem possible that I have been with SP that long. I have learned a lot and made some changes. Still in the process of learning and making changes. Sometimes I think that I am a slow learner.
On a challenge for a team that I just joined, I have learned that if I stay in the bottom third of my calorie range I will loose weight. If I am in the top third, I will stay the about the same. Like I said, I am a slow learner lol.
I think that I have done pretty well in the exercise department for someone in my age group. I checked about joining a gym yesterday so I will see if I was right about my thoughts or if I can improve a lot. I will be doing some strength training which I have been telling myself that I need to do but havenít. I even set up a very basic, simple weight program for myself on SP but havenít even done it once. For some reason it doesnít do much good if you donít do it. Today I will go in and talk to a trainer about their exercise machines and whatever else they talk about.
It will be interesting to see how all this will work out.