I was busy working in our yard - cleaning up pine needles... pics of the trees and my yard.
(my apple tree came down by a strong wind.. the trees I am working under are like the two big pine trees (we have about 20 on our property).
I was in so much pain yesterday I took two pain meds last night, my bad ankle!!
I am creating new goals monthly and meeting them!
I have found sitdown videos for working out on spark and I use them most everyday - my goal is 5 of 7 days!
Things that I have changed - that are now habit and natural
Don and I now split most cuts of meat in half - I only buy lean meat
we eat a lettuce salad every day- keeping ingrediants to 3! Sometimes I eat two of them (lunch and dinner) no dressings!
we eat more fruits
we eat fiber one cereal
I have never been one to drink pop, but Don was a big pop drinker... he is now drinking mostly water - not my 10 servings a day, but close to 6! We go through a 35 pack of water a week!
I no longer buy junk food! Who says eating healthy is more expensive?! I am actually spending less money on groceries than before SPARK.
I am finally setting goals to lose weight and I am succeeding! (I lost one more this week - weigh in day is Friday)sooooo I have lost 12 pounds in the last 7 weeks -
Don now takes walks with me
I am doing some activity every day! even if only 10 minutes on my off days...
I love spark videos that I can do from my chair! I make sure I do two good cardio workouts a week... my goal is to increase to three days in two weeks. My goal right now is 45 - 60 minutes 2-3 days a week, builing up to 4-5 days a week.
When I have a bad day with my ankle or my chronic kidney disease - I take the day! Do what I have to do and pick up the next day that I can and move forward!
Going to school full-time takes it toll on me. I have to finish so I can work.
In my five years on spark I have gained much health!! That was my original goal when I joined spark 5 yrs ago. I have let 6 specialists go and have lowered my cholesterol (no meds! only the spark way!), maintain my chronic kidney disease, migrains, sinus and allergies, and chronic pain.