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Catching up on other people's blogs

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.
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  • AZIKA1
    If it makes you feel any better, I've been in pretty much the same spot the past month, just for different reasons. I have, however, been trying to log on to SP frequently to lurk if nothing else. However, by doing so, I know I'll come back when I have more time and energy to better follow the program.
    2907 days ago
    Attitude is the most important muscle of all to've got a GREAT attitude and that grey matter between the ears is perking along just fine.

    Don't be too hard on yourself...just do SOMETHING each and every day...small movements move mountains..think each great journey begins one step at a time!

    Hugs to you...I love has helped me move through the grief of losing our beautiful son more than any other thing I've ever done. There's something profound about unlocking the little gremlins that roam around in the recesses of your mind and throwing them out into the light of blog, you share, other people read, they's a wonderful circle of compassion and strength...I love SparkPeople for giving us the ability to blog along with the ability to learn about health all under one big friendship roof! Whoop da! emoticon emoticon
    2907 days ago
    Great blog! I know you will get back on track - - - and so will I!
    2907 days ago
  • MARIE625
    Wow! You really have had a lot to deal with. Honestly, I don't know much about asthma, but I can only imagine how difficult it would make running. Sure hope the new meds work and get your butt to the gym! You know you'll feel better. And feel free to curse at me for telling you what to do. emoticon I'm great at handing out advice I'd never follow for myself. LOL
    2907 days ago
    I really enjoy the blogs here on Spark People. For me, it's the best way to keep up with our Spark Friends.

    It's so hard to work out with asthma and an injury. Maybe after you get the asthma under control you can figure out a way to work around the injury?

    I have tendonitis in my right shoulder, but am almost done with my second round of P90X. I just have to be super careful with the pull-ups, push-ups, and overhead lifting moves.

    Believe me, if I can do it, you can, too!

    2907 days ago
    I agree that the asthma and pinched nerve are reasons and not excuses, as long as you're looking for a work-around and exploring healthy options and alternatives. Ultimately, your healthier lifestyle will win out and even prevent those things from bothering you much anymore. Glad to see you posting today!
    2908 days ago
  • TOWANDA132
    start over as much as you need to, just keep starting over! we are here to kick your bootilicious when you need it!
    2908 days ago
    reading blogs AND blogging are really great tools of this site!! good that you are going to take more advantage of it.. sounds like you are headed right back on track!!
    2908 days ago
  • RUNNER23
    I can totally relate to excuses. I have them, too. I think yours are legitimate. Things will settle down for you and you'll find your groove again. Hanging out at SP is the right thing to do. Something will click and you'll be back at it. I will too :-)

    Hugs ~
    2908 days ago
    umm call me crazy, but I don't call asthma and a pinched nerve excuses! I hope you can find something you really enjoy and works for you. Today I didn't run at all, I power walked... well, some people may not call it that but 15:30 ish per mile and I was really surprised what a great work out it was. I really felt it in my thighs, even more so than running. I think we have to mix it up.

    I hear you on the cold weather. Today was gorgeous ~ but I know it is coming!!! (a little further north I believe, in Toronto Canada).

    You will figure it out!!! Hang in there!
    2908 days ago
    Glad you are ready to be back - hope your body cooperates.
    2908 days ago
    Welcome back! We missed you.
    2908 days ago
    Don't let fear rule your life!

    Great work on the water........

    If you are afraid to run, how about power walking?

    Working in the gym on lower body exercises should be ok, do as much as you can and wait for the pinched nerve to heal for the rest...

    emoticon Sunny emoticon

    PS I love the picture of the blooming jade plant on your SPage background.
    2908 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/2/2009 6:49:59 PM
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