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My Body is such a Trooper


Monday, July 06, 2009

I have put this poor body through the ringer. Up and down with the weigh; lose 50 gain 70, lose 65 gain 80. Exercise three times a day like a mad woman for 4 or 5 months, then no exercise at all. As you can see, not a whole lot of balance in my life.

This time last week I started seriously using Sparkpeople to track my weight, food, and exercise. I went for my first walk in a long time (I've been kinda desk bound studying for a Masters) and man was it devastating. I couldn't believe how out of shape I was, how each step was practically torture. No free and easy walking like I used to do. And my plan to go hiking in the mountains here? Forget it. Not to mention the fact that I could barely play golf with DH, even though we only played 9 holes.

I had an inkling I was that much out of shape before getting serious about returning, or I guess starting for once, a healthy lifestyle. I had tried walking a couple of times before without great results, but just kinda let it slide. I knew it was going to be horrible and maybe a part of me thought I wouldn't be able to get into shape this time.

But today was great. Have I been able to walk farther longer? Sure. But it wasn't torture, and my speed was vastly improved over Monday. My body came through like a champ once I started feeding it better and started getting some movement. There is hope for me after all emoticon emoticon emoticon
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ZORAHGAIL 7/6/2009 6:14PM

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VALERIEMAHA 7/6/2009 2:12PM

    Wow -- isn't it amazing how responsive, and resilient our bodies are! In just one week you're out of the "torture" phase. So glad to hear that. You'll soon be back on the golf course...with EASE.

I just got home from 20 minutes of cardio (after my tai chi class) and I was thinking that, even though I've been using the elliptical for over two months now, it's still a task I do NOT EVER look forward to. It's a matter of exercising my wisdom consciousness to get it done. Consistency and maintenance require that same wisdom.

In solidarity,
Maha

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