Thursday, August 13, 2009
After checking my fitness plan today, I decided to do something that I haven't done for a LONG time--go swimming. In the past, my putting on a bathing suit would have involved someone holding a gun to my head! So, I blew the dust off of my suit, put it on and jumped in the pool. I swam, did aerobics, jogged, and just had FUN! I stayed in so long that my fingers and toes were all shrivelled up and when I went to get out my legs felt like rubberbands--kind of like Gumby. I would have stayed in longer, except drinking all those glasses of water really hit me! I've told my husband that I'm a human Brita filter--well you get the idea. I feel like I'm learning a new lesson everyday. I've pulled myself out of the rut that I had been in, and found my motivation again. I've realized that joining SP has been one of the best things that I have done for myself in a LONG time! Welcome back motivation!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I ventured out early on my bike this morning, trying to avoid the Florida heat. After a late night rain, it was ALMOST cool. As I rode, I thought about how all of my senses felt alive! I looked around and everything seemed so lush and green. I saw the sun coming up and peeking through the trees. I heard the birds singing and the sound of a hawk in the distance. I felt the breeze on my face and in my hair. And the smell of jasmine still hung in the morning air. No cars, no lawnmowers, just quiet. I love early morning, it's a new day and a fresh start. It's my time to reflect and clear my thoughts. What surprised me was that I found joy where I least expected to--exercise! I rode home feeling energized and ready to start my day.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Hi! I'm fairly new to SP, having joined about one week ago. So far, I love it and I'm SO glad that I joined! I know that I have a long road ahead of me, considering that I would like to lose about 130 pounds. But all journeys begin with the first step, which I've already taken. One of the major reasons I joined was to hopefully get some support. I'm so blessed to have a VERY supportive husband, but I can't say the same thing about some of my friends, and especially NOT about my extended family. I feel as if my self esteem has been chipped away by negative comments, and I've often been made to feel invisible. So here I am, ready to pull myself out of this rut I've been in, and CHANGE MY LIFE. I will no longer be the Invisible Woman! I will make myself a priority and focus on my goals. I can do this--I will do this!!!
Saturday, August 08, 2009
After being motivated by others on this site, I decided to venture out on my bike for a ride. I've not been on my bike for a couple of months due to an old knee injury that was causing pain-- again. But I felt motivated, so out I went into the afternoon sun. Oh, did I mention that I live in Florida and it's like 200 degrees outside in August? After six miles I felt sweat running down my head, I was blinking hard to keep the sweat out of my eyes, . my backside was now numb and I felt like a rotisserie chicken on a spit! I was thinking to myself, 'WHAT, AM I NUTS?' I realized something when I got home [beside NO knee pain] I felt GREAT! I forgot how much I loved my bike! So next time I venture out on my bike, I'll ride in the early morning and/or evening when it's not so hot.
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