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Good Things!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I am feeling like I'm ready to jump in with both feet again. For two weeks I've been wishy-washy. One day I'd eat well, other day I'd walk...one day I'd say "bah" and do nothing.

Yesterday I had an appointment with an exersise physiologist. She was great! I wish we'd done more than just an evaluation because she really inspired me. I go back next week to begin the program. The "insurance" I have only covers three visits but I have a suspicion I will want to go more. I think they deal with a lot of folks who are only there under pressure so when I said I LOVE resistance training and I LOVE to sweat, she was bouncing up and down in her chair with glee. She's going to help me with core and upper body strength and my problematic right knee. I understand a bit more now why I quit walking - when I was deep in the pit of depression, walking was good for me, but bad also. It became my time to dwell on problems and self-pity. A healthy activity was unhealthy. Hopefully when I really start again TODAY I will be able to bypass that defeatist attitude. That's my goal.

Bad thing - I wore my pedometer. Left it in the bathroom at Crown Street Mall. That brought me down a bit even though it's just an item and not that important. I called Customer Service and they will phone if someone happens to turn it in. I hope someone wasn't seduced by the better quality of it. My only revenge will be the fact that that AM/PM time is backwards and it either needs a battery or it's going to quit working soon since I couldn't get it re-set recently. Hah!
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  • STARTNOVERAGAIN
    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing.
    1807 days ago
  • 1BEACHWALKER
    That is fantastic to hear that!!! It is nice to have the help of someone like that! Keep going! We are here to cheer you on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1807 days ago
  • WINFIELD28
    Sounds like you found a good exercise physiologist!
    Great!

    I used to dwell on my problems when I walked too...my husband would get upset with me because I would go out to walk and then come back in all fired up about some negative issue. Things are getting better, but - thanks for reminding me that I do that. I need to try to be more positive each and every day.

    Sorry you lost your pedometer - hope it is returned.
    1807 days ago
  • ELISADENK
    Excellent!

    Keep us posted!!!

    Never heard of a exercise physiologist, before. Could you do a blog on that?
    Let us know what she's teaching you.....


    Bummer about the Ped.
    1807 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    Good for you in being proactive. I completely identify with the on~again, off~again syndrome. I'm making myself insane! I'm headed for the doc for bio-identical hormone therapy (see my latest blog) to see if that will help me get it together. While I don't like to sweat or enjoy resistance, I do need to get my keister in gear to walk. Would prefer to swim but there's no $$ for monthly gym dues at this time. Keep up the good work and positive action, sweetie. emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1807 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    metoometoometoo!
    I love to sweat and do all things physical- as long as nothing hurts!
    Do you walk with an ipod?
    Maybe it would help with the stinkin' thinkin'
    I love my Omron pedometer- only about $20 on amazon.

    emoticon
    1807 days ago
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