Monday, April 22, 2013
Hi spark friends, Today I changed it up again. I did Miranda Esmonde White technique and did two sessions of the dvd set I have. Two sessions of stretching and posture and a bunch of other stuff. All I know is that I did her for years and then got away from her and glad I am back. I may change my tune tomorrow when every ligament in my body hurts, but today I am very pleased. I did better than the first time a number of weeks when I tried some of her stuff. I was able to more than 10 minutes this time. I think it was likely more like 30 or 40 minutes.
I did the arms and posture set first and then moved on to the full body work-out and yes that included some crunches but not so much that I will be feeliing like too much hell tomorrow. I recommend this set to anyone with back issues as she takes you through and keeps you aware of what you ought to be doing by double checking (rather prompting you to view her and double check yourself) on making sure that you are doing well and not in the wrong position. It also doesn't require more than a yoga mat or a towel. Your pick.
So much for the commercial. Sorry about that but I really love this approach and have done it for years when she was on PBS. Heck I even paid money for her dvds which is something for me to do! hahaha
So... I am getting my groove back. Things around home are a little bit more on even keel. No one is currently ill and we are both up above the sod as it were. Sadly, I will miss my dear cousin, but she is okay I am sure. I still wonder if she is not giving God her talking to as she said whe was going to do. hahaha Dear dear Joyce.
Now that being said, my husband has to go for surgery soon (May 3rd) and I need to go and have something checked on my eye (biopsy - likely a piece of sand for heavens sakes!) but things are pretty settled. No need to obsess. I am exercising. I have more energy and I am all the way up to 2 miles on the treadmill. That done at a fairly good clip (I walk though as I don't think I will be running as my back is not able to do that that I am aware). But I go at an incline of between 4 and 5 and a speed of 3 to 3.2. So that is a far cry from where I started which I think was .5 miles at a speed of 2 to 2.5.
And you know, besides myself I can credit the support I am getting both from my fellow spark friends here (It has been wonderful and I thank you so much for that!) and my husband and friends. They are very very supportive of my efforts and that is wonderful. I even had a friend promise me that if I got to a certain size that she would buy me the pants that she bought herself but in my size. That size represents a good 20 to30 more pounds loss though, but hey.... I am doing this in small increments. Small gains as it were.
So everyone, climb your mountains one step at a time. If you fall backward a step or two along the way then pick yourself up and get right back to it. I never believed in throwing in the towel just because I have had difficulty. Life is going to go on in spite of what we want to do and I know the huge pay off is eating for health and enjoying all the many ways that we can do that. With a bit of smart choices we can have our cake and eat it too and still be trim and healthy! Have a wonderful spring day. It is lovely out there as the trees are now coming into bud here in Ottawa!
Best wishes and many thanks folks. Keep on truckin' Nan