Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I spent hours today catching up on reading blogs of my SparkPeople friends. All I can say is that I'm impressed! I'm impressed with the people that are doing great and I'm impressed with the honesty of the people who are struggling. After doing so much reading, I decided I needed to take more advantage of blogging.
My exercise has been non-existent this past month for all intents and purposes. I've been sitting here thinking what I want to do about it. My asthma has gotten much worse so my doctor is changing my medication plan. I realize now that the asthma has a big impact on my not wanting to run over the last month. I'm hoping the new medication will help calm that down so running can be enjoyable again. I like to run outdoors and it's winter now here in Chicagoland. The cold air makes it much worse. Excuses, excuses! I know there are ways to work around this once the new meds kick in. I will be able to either exercise out doors or do it on a treadmill. My gym is only 2 blocks from where I live so I have no excuses about that.
I've also really slacked off with ST. Cutting back on that began when I got a pinched nerve. I think I got afraid to exercise because I didn't want to make it worse. (Again with the excuses). The pinched nerve doesn't affect my entire body, my core, my legs and my left arm are normal, so .....I could do some strength training. Truth is....I feel better when I exercise. I think I just need to practice it in moderation.
I'll figure this out.
The thing I like about Spark People is that as long as I stay around, I know that I will get back on track when I falter.