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Coming back

Monday, November 25, 2013

So I will be the first to admit that it has been a while since I have really checked in on here, longer then I should have ever allowed but it is what it is. What really matters is I am still here, still trying, still moving forward even if it is slow and I take a few steps back. My back went out on me and I got scared to start doing any of the exercises again. Why? Because it hurts and I really don't like the pain I have or the fact that I can't take care of my family the way I think I should. Yes the way I "think" I should and not the way the rest of the world "thinks" I should. They often say "you are your own worst enemy". I have said it myself. I am still trying to let all of this go because I know it is not my fault and out of my control, at least for the most part. So as I once again gain some strength in my self and the things I can do I am going for it again. A little slower, a little more spread out and will try a few new things to see where it leads. I am still determined to get to where I want to be even though I haven't reached the goal I originally set out for. Another year older and just a little wiser as I continue on this Journey that I set out on.

  
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SUSANBEAMON 11/26/2013 12:42AM

  one of the hardest things to realize, with any kind of pain, it hurts to exercise. It actually hurts worse not to exercise. you can do it. slow and steady. it does get better.

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5k's

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

So I did my very first 5k in June and I loved it!! I was scared at first and then I got worried but then I was well you are already here and the only way back is to do it... so I did it. I had to walk the first 1/2 mile because of all the people. I couldn't get around them or through them on my bike and the last 1/4 mile of I walked. Hubs didn't get to do it with me but he was there at the finish line with the camera. I did it in 42 minutes. I am already looking forward to doing it again next year and maybe hopefully find a couple of more for me to do. I was scared that I wouldn't be ok or be ok doing it by myself but I was and I am and I want to do it again and do more of them.

  
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NOURISH1 7/13/2013 7:58PM

    ISTRALOUISE the one I did they gave you the option of getting sponsors or self sponsoring or just doing it. They did prefer that you have some kind of sponsor. I too am shy so I didn't go asking everyone to sponsor. I just wanted to be a part of it and to prove to myself that I could do it. If you are interested in doing them, check them out and get as much information as you can. Some of them have e mails or web sites you can get questions answered. Don't feel that you have to have a lot of sponsors or donations because you don't.

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ISTRALOUISE 7/13/2013 2:27AM

    Did you have to fundraise any? That's always been a big stopping point for me, as I'm shy and can't handle the cold calling (most of my friends don't have much they could donate).

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COREY195 7/10/2013 11:38PM

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TXPATRIOT 7/10/2013 10:40PM

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That is awesome!!



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Ramblings

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Granted I only have a few " friends" on here and had shred with some but as I scroll through the stuff I am not really seeing much from the people that I had started out with and I know one of them has left one of the groups as a leader and Sparke people all together. I am not sure where everyone is or what they are doing or even how they are doing. Any way I have been working on getting back to were I was. You know more focused and reach the goals I have set for myself. I am definitely more active then I have been in a long time. I still haven't joined a class or gone to the rec center but am doing my exercises here at home and doing them most days (5x a wk) try keeping my weekends open for time with my husband. My garden is doing really good this year and we are getting to enjoy fresh veggies already & herbs. There are still things that we are waiting on but it is worth it. Have been getting stuff from the farmers markets on the weekends and getting ready to celebrate our 6th anniversary in the next few days and the there is our first 5k on the 29th. Thankful for my husband and my life and excited for the 5k. Wow that was a lot of rambling....

  
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NETSUE64 7/2/2013 6:56PM

    I am envious of your garden. I just recently started buying local veggie boxes from my grocery store and have learned a lot about vegetables! I think someday I will have a real garden.

I know what you mean about friends disappearing. I have made friends then hardly heard from them again, but there are so many great people on here that I know I can find the fellowship I need. I love my 40 somethings team, it's awesome!

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ISTRALOUISE 6/22/2013 10:56PM

    Congrats on your marriage.. I know I haven't been around much. I am glad you are still involved and making significant lifestyle changes. The farmer's market is a biggie. I wish I was doing that. Congratulations on your garden as well. I have a black thumb, so I won't be growing anything this year for our dinner table.

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BEBARB149 6/21/2013 1:29PM

    Congrats on 6 years of marriage. I don't get on much because of the time involved. I'd rather use the time to work out or get things accomplished around the house. I've also kind of moved into other, more active groups. Enjoy the 5K! Hope you do well.

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JOHGLO2011 6/20/2013 10:26AM

    Love those fresh veggies! Have fun on the 5K and best wishes to you!

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PINKEUROGIRL 6/20/2013 12:50AM

    You can do it!

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Update: to thinking about it

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I have decided to go and do my first 5k with The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Saturday June 29th. I signed both my husband and myself up for it. It is a run or walk/bike 5k. We will be doing the bike as hubby has been complaining about his knees hurting and he didn't think he could walk the 3.1 miles with out breaks or knees hurting to bad. I am ok with that. Part of all of this is to get him UP & MOVING. There are some health issues going on with him that we are trying to work on with out any more meds...... As for me I am a little concerned about how I will feel after the race. Some times to much can throw my back out and then well I'm down for a month or so. But I have been pretty good about pushing myself and doing what I have set out to do. I did slack off a little for a couple of weeks. Why I don't know but I did. Back on track for the most part. As I had said before I am now able to do crunches again, not many but I am doing them again. I had to cut back on the squats for a while as my knees were starting to hurt. I did get in the scale in may and did some measurements......... down 10 lbs and any where from a 1/4" to 2" smaller on measurements. I like the idea of the color run/Run or Dye 5k and just learned it will be coming to my area. Looks like a lot of fun. Will let you know what I decide.

  
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ISTRALOUISE 6/4/2013 10:53PM

    Sounds like great plans!

Your determination, persistence, and drive are producing results in spite of momentary hiccups!
Way to Go!

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DRPOOH63 6/1/2013 9:42PM

    I hear it should be a fabulous event and what a wonderful cause. emoticon

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I did it!

Monday, May 06, 2013

I am so proud of myself today. I did 30 crunches!!! I know to some that don't really seem like all that much but to me it is a lot and just proves that I am on the right track and going in the right direction of being healthy & fit! I ROCK!!!! For the last several years I have fought with the reality that I may never be able to do the things I use to do and enjoy (set ups, crunches, push ups ect.) because of low lumbar issues. I had finally just accepted what was and what was going to be and told myself do what I could, find new exercises or learn the modifications to the other ones. So as I embarked on this journey I knew and was prepared for what now is and would be ok with it. A week ago I could only do maybe 10 crunches, 2 weeks maybe 4 or 5 and before that I wasn't even going to try because I knew deep down I wasn't ready and neither was my back. So yes to me 30 is a very big deal. It tells me my hard work, my effort, my determination, my own strength has paid off and will continue to do so as long as I put forth the effort and remember to take baby steps!!!

  
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ALESTRA 5/7/2013 9:37AM

    The only person you should measure against is yourself! Way to go on the improvement!!! =D I know there is a lot more victories to come for you! emoticon

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MICHELLEPHANT 5/7/2013 1:06AM

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Thats amazing doll! Keep up the great work!

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JOHGLO2011 5/6/2013 8:39PM

    Good for you! You should be proud of yourself! emoticon

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ISTRALOUISE 5/6/2013 8:16PM

    Awesome!!!!Way to Go, Nourish1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ARNETTELEE 5/6/2013 7:41PM

  Congratulations on crunching!! Wow...30! That's great!

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LILLEAN 5/6/2013 7:41PM

    Hooray for small victories!!!

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