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