Monday, January 12, 2009
I want to share a blog from Noble28, dated August 31, 2008 because it is the epitome of lifestyle change!
"I had to laugh at myself and yet I was proud of myself. With trying to get my veggies I eat some sort of salad at least twice a day. One of my co workers asked me how could I eat a salad everyday. She thought I might be bored. .
My reply was.. I no longer use food for enjoyment, it is now a necessity for the survival of my body. When I eat I am taking my medication. This is something that I really hadn't noticed, it's just something that I knew I had to do." by Noble28
With this blog in mind, I am rededicating myself and recommitting myself to my program.
I am going back to doing Cardio 150 minutes daily!
The new me is going to hit the Treadmill upon waking before going to the Computer!
I am going to reach my goal weight and will learn how to do maintenance because quitting is not an option!
WATP or other Exercise Videos 3X week!
Fish 3X week!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I am still going through stuff that belonged to my mother and came across this sheet of exercises. I have been using #1 & #2 while I walk in the mornings and added a triceps kickback without the weights and I can tell you, these old exercises do still work. (The triceps kickback was in another book.) I just thought to post them in case anyone else wanted to try them. Free is never bad.
I used to do #9 all the time, and I was taught to walk across the floor and back on my buns too!
1. TAKE-OFF ARM SWIRLS
Stand with back straight, feet six inches apart. Extend arms to the sides at shoulder level, with palms up. Keeping head erect, circle arms backwards 15 times. Turn palm downward and circle arms forwards 15 times. Repeat.
2. FLYING HIGH
Stand erect, with elbows at shoulder height and fists clenched in front of chest. Without arching back, push elbows backwards 15 times. Repeat.
3. BEND AND STRETCH
Stand with back straight and feet twelve inches apart. Slowly bend torso forward and down, bending knees. Stretch gently and touch fingertips to the floor. Repeat.
4. STRAIGHT AND STRETCH
Stand erect with feet twelve inches apart. Bend torso forward and down, keeping knees straight. Grab ankles and count to 2. Repeat.
5. HALF-KNEE BEND
Stand erect with hands on hips. Bend knees half-way while extending arms forward, palms up. Return to original stance. Repeat.
6. KNEE LIFTS
Stand erect, with feet together and arms at sides. Keeping back straight, raise right knee as high as possible, grasping calf with left hand and pulling knee against body with right hand for four counts. Return to original stance and raise left knee high. Grasp calf with right hand and pull knee to body with left hand for four counts. Repeat.
7. LEG LIFTS
Lie on right side, right arm extended above head. Lift right leg two feet off the floor and slowly lower. Do this 10 times. Turn onto left side, extending left arm above head. Lift left leg two feet off the floor and slowly lower. Do this 10 times.
8. LEG SWIRLS
Lie flat on back and raise right leg straight up (at 90 degree angle to body). Rotate leg clockwise in large circles 20 times, and counterclockwise 20 times. Lower right leg, raise left leg and repeat exercise.
9. FANNY HOP
Sit on floor with back erect, legs straight and toes pointing forward. Place fingertips on floor at your sides, palms down. Pushing down on hands, bounce 10 times on right buttock and 10 times on left buttock. (Be sure to shift balance well to each side so as not to jar tailbone or spine.) Repeat.
Lie on back, legs together with feet on the floor and knees bent. Extend arms above head. Bringing arms forward, slowly curl shoulders, then middle back, lifting spine off the floor and reaching hands to sides of knees. Count to 2 and slowly lower spine, middle back, shoulders, head and neck. Repeat 5 times. (Concentrate on feeling stomach muscles tighten while curling up.)
Yes, this is a crunch but I figured to go ahead and type it in too.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Are You Willing to Take the Pledge to Be Healthy Today?
by Nancy Howard
If we all take the pledge that we are not going to allow unhealthy habits to control our lives then WE CAN and WE WILL make the change. Are you willing to take the pledge to be healthy-not just to be thin or a certain number on the scale, but truly embrace the world of healthy living?
Yes, Yes, Yes!!!
I believe I have already taken this pledge since I am no longer tempted by undesirables! I accept that situations can and will arise where sometimes the best choice will still not be a good choice but I am making healthier decisions on a daily basis!
I will not go willingly into the "over medicated" group of seniors due to stupidity and poor choices!
I hereby pledge to be healthy---not just to be thin or a certain number on the scale, but to truly embrace the world of healthy living.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
A poem I read on Spark People, it inspired me!
I found this on MEGANFAMILY6's SparkPage! I just had to blog it for others to read! It is truly fantastic!!
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
And forget all about being healthy and thin.
So what! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
That the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
But facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it...But DON'T YOU QUIT!
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