Saturday, September 15, 2012
I don't really blog, because I'm never sure I have anything to say that anyone will want to read. I decided to give it a try today. I've only been a SparkPerson for 4 days. I joined the SparkCoach two days ago. I've been going through all the articles to read. Wow, so many of them pertain to me and I want to read them all! I just started bookmarking them so I can find them again. I can't possibly go through them all in one day. I'm looking forward to learning some new strategies to help myself lose this weight and keep it off.
I've been doing a combination of dance and exercise with some fun, lively songs. I have a playlist on iTunes specifically for this. It's 40 minutes worth, so I don't really have to keep track of the clock. If I don't make it the 40 minutes I can just add up the time of the ones I did, since it's right there on the playlist. That makes it nice.
Yesterday I wasn't feeling that great and skipped the exercises for the first time since I started. It's not been that long, but today when I did them I never heard so much popping, cracking, ticking and crunching coming from various parts of my body! I won't miss again. It's obviously keeping me limbered up and my joints quieter. :)
I am facing a possible surgery soon. If I have it I'm sure I won't be able to keep my dance/exercise routine while my stitches heal. I'm a little bummed about that, but that's life. I can start over. I will have to be very, very careful what I eat during that healing time, so I don't put any weight on.
I really enjoy my exercise time. I have some fun songs I use and I don't really know how to dance, but I do things like incorporating the Twist in with some arm exercises. I bounce in place to some other arm exercises and do a fast, jogging short run forwards and backwards. I learned the Electric Slide, so I start off with something not quite so fast and do that, it warms me up. Then some lively ones, then another Electric Slide one so I don't just fall flat on my face. I'm not supposed to lift things right now, but after I'm all healed up from surgery, I think I'll add some light weights to my routine.
Well, I guess that's all for now. Be well, eat well, exercise well and enjoy your life all my fellow SparkPeople. :)