Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Well, it's been a few weeks that I have been on SP, so I thought I would take a few minutes to write about my progress.
I haven't really fully gotten the grasp of using this site for exercise, diet, etc. - still learning how to record what I am doing. I find it rather difficult due to the fact that I have my own exercise regimen and my own diet. It seems complicated to try to eek out all of the choices for cardio, strength training etc. from the available choices, and I have pretty much given up on those. I am satisfied with recording water and vegetable consumption, steps, and exercise minutes, and knowing that I am actually accomplishing my goals on most days.
My goals were for improvement on my energy, health, and well being. I have to say, that I am definitely feeling a big improvement. Between yoga, my PT exercises, strength training, and walking more, my pain level has decreased substantially. Two huge benefits to reduction of pain have been better sleep, and a cheerier attitude. In addition, I have felt much more energetic. I am certain that all of these things create a circular pattern, sleep helps heal, better disposition creates more energy, etc. A positive spiral in health is a wonderful thing after a few years of the opposite!
Thank you to all of my Spark friends for your thoughts, friendship, and encouragement. This has been a wonderful place to begin a long needed healing process.