Saturday, February 08, 2014
A year of silence! I never forgot Sparkpeople or the lessons learned, and I did watch my diet. I walked neighborhoods, knocking on doors and talking with Sandy Storm people.... put up tables and chairs for events, sat in unheated foodbanks offering resources, information and support, and generally ran up and down the coast in my assigned area caring about our Superstorm survivors. I was active; I just didn't have any time left except to sleep when I got home and done with chores and responsibilities.
Back to caring about me more again, and back on the ellipitical. Back to checking in here and actually documenting what I did. Hello again Spark friends! You leave me in the dust.... I am amazed at how far you have all come!! Keep up the good work and glad to see you all here as I come back.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
'been a long time since I have been here. I started a job working sometimes 6 days a week, and between lack of sleep and the fulltime job, I have been passing out before I can exercise. I have been watching what I eat, yet no time to track it here. I don't even get online every day like I used to!
there's lots of walking in this new role, so being more active during the day. It just doesn't take the place of a good cardio and stretching, which I desperately need.
it's a matter of trying to find the time... always the challenge. stay tuned. I am not done with SP yet!!
miss you all.....
Monday, October 15, 2012
I am still working on trying to get back to "human" hours, but make sure I have a nap regardless. What a difference in my energy level! I can shampoo the rug, do 2 loads of laundry, cook, clean, finish a xmas project, and still do some time on the elliptical at 2am.
I will just stay relaxed and openminded that what needs to get done will get done. My dear one who needs me night and day is going through their own struggle which changes my schedule as well. We will figure it out together, their inner clock adjustment while maintaining my need to stay healthy and keep exercising and watching what I eat.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
It's been a while, but I have still been mindful of my exercise and eating. Sleep has changed, sometimes not getting to bed until 3am but I am getting a more restful sleep when I do get there. I just moved my bedtime ritual to a later hour to accommodate to changes here.
For all you in the Natural Remedies team, it takes a few trips to the health food store and lots of research to find some helpmates at least and ideally solutions at best to resolve the household and personal issues that keep me from a normal schedule of sleep.
Best of all I am really happy with this. I chose the mission, others pitch in now and we have found a nice balance of skills and styles that have settled things down better. It might be 3am to you, but to me it's a more peaceful time of night, with support on the ready early in the morning, and my parent finally snoring earlier than yesterday, so it's a success to me! did 15 min on the elliptical today, only because it was after 1am when I could get to do it!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I used to see a nice day and say, "gosh, it would be nice to get out and... " but would get distracted doing other things and it wouldn't be done. There were days I could have worked out if I pushed myself, but I would think that another day would be there. What living with my parent and taking care of him has taught me is not to waste an opportunity. a lot of things are in place and not permanent... so I have to MOVE NOW!!
I have a wonderful roommate who is also here to partner with me with my wonderful parent, and it's been such a relief. She really needed a place to live and I really needed someone to relay race with me when after a difficult night, my loved one would be awake for the day and I would be exhausted from the night before. it's a blessing that is not forever, but it is sooo welcome!
I am working out more consistantly, happier, and feeling more in control of my life now. what a gift!!
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