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Monday, July 22, 2013

Wow, what a good weekend! Had a good night's sleep (except for a couple weird dreams . . . what's up with that?)

Sure coulda slept longer this morning but I love having coffee & chatting with DH before he leaves for work, so was up at 6. But there could be a nap in my future . . .

I realized something yesterday . . . . although I have been keeping very active (working in the yard, in the wood, etc.), I have been held hostage by one of my fears.

I've been putting off starting a 'real' fitness program because I am afraid of hurting my back/shoulder/neck again. On the three times that I have 'declared war' on this next 10 pounds, I've jumped in with both feet only to get knocked back on my backside.

I hate hurting and I don't want to EVER do that again.

So, I am breaking free!

I've given it a lot of thought and have come up with a plan.

Smaller steps will cover the same distance. By going slower, I just might get there faster, and without another setback.

So, today I began walking laps inside our fenced area (about one acre).

I put together a list of basic core exercises that I will concentrate on.

I'm starting slowly.

In time, I'll add some light weights and the eliptical whenever I feel it's safe to do so.

Reminders to self:
I am on my own program.
I am not in competition with anyone else.
I am not setting a time goal to accomplish any of my goals.
I am listening to my body and will do what I think is best/safest.
I am taking care of me.
I am determined to go forward, even if it means holding steady or taking a step back from time to time. But I am going forward.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARIDIAN1 7/23/2013 9:46PM

    Slow and steady is the way to go.

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DUXGRL1 7/23/2013 8:00PM

    Great attitude!

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JTREMBATH 7/23/2013 2:35PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 7/23/2013 11:38AM

    Sounds like a real plan! Have a great day

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SARAHTAIT 7/23/2013 11:08AM

    I am so proud of you. Keep me posted on your progress. Remember to breathe.

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SLACHETKA103145 7/23/2013 8:47AM

    Great Blog!!!! I really would like to have that coffee cup...


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FUNLOVEN 7/23/2013 8:35AM

    I follow the same reminders that you do Cathy! Unfortunately, many of us "Seasoned" Sparkers have body issues r/t age to deal with that the young "Whipper Snappers" don't have.

My arthritis in my back and hips has really been limiting to me too. After doing my first 5K I was really done in, but I find I really like jogging. So now I have to come to terms that I may not be able to go any further with my jogging and just settle for walks. The same has been true with ST. It seems that any time I try to go Lower Body ST that my hips end up killing me. I've been thinking about checking into Curves for my ST to see if that kind of "controlled" program will work for me.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/23/2013 4:24AM

    Thank you.

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/23/2013 2:46AM

    Take it slowly and listen to your body. Your body will tell you if you are pushing too hard and / or too fast. I agree with WALLAHALLA about the chair exercises. I've used them before like when I broke my leg last fall and then again this past spring when I hurt the knee on my other leg. There are many others on YouTube as well. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/23/2013 1:48AM

  Awesome Plan For Yourself. Listen to Your Body and Take One Step at a Time. You Should do Well With It. Love the Quotes and Pictures. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MSLZZY 7/22/2013 11:10PM

    A great list with a goal in mind. BTW, where do you find
a cup that size? LOL!

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JANETTEB553 7/22/2013 10:02PM

    One step at a time. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 7/22/2013 9:36PM

    Excellent! You are on the right track. Go for it!

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WALLAHALLA 7/22/2013 9:35PM

    Your workout plan sounds very wise. I like some of the chair workouts. They are a lot harder than one would think! I'm also big on variety so that I don't get bored as easily.

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FELINEBETTER 7/22/2013 9:27PM

    Sounds like a GREAT plan! Step by step gets the job done!


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FISHINGLADY66 7/22/2013 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Just take it One Step at a Time.

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