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Upping the ante

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I am going to focus my attention on reaching 60 minutes of cardio daily. I am going to do it by combining different types of cardio rather than relying on one.
I will continue to walk but I will also use videos and intervals which I will create indoors and outdoors . I am thinking a different activity in each room and running around the house for starters. It will be fun.
I am starting today. Right now I have 50 minutes. I will do Coach Nicole's Jump Cardio for an extra 10 minutes.
If you are reading this I challenge you to do the same.


Thoughts From Abroad

Friday, July 12, 2013

This exercise has been an affirmation of what I am doing for myself now. I could see me in the future doing and living much as I had anticipated and hoped it would be. The one thing that I had not expected was the issue that I am now experiencing with my leg developing into a bigger problem in the future. I was informed by my future self to get that seen to now! And I will.
This exercise was one that I intend to repeat when I can relax and spend more time on it. Too many interruptions and demands on my time at the moment.


Change Is Good

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I have been making changes in my nutrition and fitness over these past few weeks and it is starting to pay off. I broke through my plateau yesterday and made even more progress today.
What I am struggling with is enjoying the process ........We live in the country 45 minutes from the nearest fitness facility . That is where I would really enjoy myself . I love to swim and and the gym. I also enjoy taking group classes. So I am looking into a summer pass to see how a gym membership would work for me as a long term investment. It will certainly be an adventure because I don't like city driving much. But it will be good for me. I can do it.

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NANCYPAT1 7/3/2013 7:59PM

    Good for you - I love my fitness center and especially the pool. I too love the classes and the socialization. Fortunately mine is across from my job but a LONG way from my home.

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REJOHNSON3 7/3/2013 7:03PM

    Congratulations to you for just doing something about your health. That is a start! I get on my stationary bike each day and pedal away for 30 to 35 minutes and then I work with some kettlebells and then back on the bike by the time I am done I have completed over 60 fitness minutes.

You have the right attitude and you will move forward on this. Just log your nutrition, water and exercise and IT WILL HAPPEN to you for the good.

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MJRVIC2000 7/3/2013 6:44PM

    Way To GO! Keep on keeping on. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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DIETER27 7/3/2013 6:43PM

  congrats on making healthy changes. It will pay off. You may find that you enjoy the gym and look forward to the classes. good luck.......

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Broadening My Horizons

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I have been thinking for some time that I need to widen my circle of friends and acquaintances.....get out more if you like. I tend to be a person that focuses on home and family but that really does not carry you through when you are older and end up alone. This is what has happened to some people that I know. I don't like what that looks like.
So it is time to get out there in the world and meet new people and experience new things. Have an adventure. I shall start by looking up places to volunteer in our area. And see where that takes me............


Toxic Memories

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Like many people I am the adult child of an alcoholic. No one got out of our family without some scars. One of mine relates to being around drinking or drunks . I get mad. If it the drinker happens to be a person that I love, I lose it.
This came to a head a year or so ago when I was to attend an event with a family member and their children. When I got there that person was too hung over to get up. My mind immediately played tapes of when this sort of thing happened to me as a child. I lost it. I said terrible things and stormed out with the kids. I was livid.
Later I realized how inappropriate my behavior was. I realized that this had nothing to do with their behavior (which was their own) but with my reaction to it and my past.
I immediately sought help to deal with this issue. Now I realize that I have the problem and that it is in my hands to provide the solution. It is not for others to change their behavior to fit my code of conduct.
The result of this terrible episode is that I have a much stronger and closer relationship with my family. And I continue to work to keep this issue (drinking) in perspective when it crops up from time to time.

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TXPATRIOT 6/16/2013 7:35PM

    Can relate to all this. The group I went to for healing calls that "emotional allergies", a reaction to a past event triggered by something in the present, usually resulting in an over reaction. Been there, done that, too many times to count.

It is not easy to break those binds. So glad that you sought help and found it. I was blessed to find healing in counseling and with a group of ladies from my church.

Best wishes on your health journey--emotionally and physically. :)

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RAPUNZEL53 6/16/2013 6:36PM

  Good Luck!

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