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Today When I Didn't Want to Exercise I Did THIS....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hi everyone!

The heat is all draining to me. I have multiple sclerosis and this weather has been hard since I take buses everywhere and walk. Yesterday the heat index in SE Florida was 102 degrees. Yuk! I felt drained yesterday and today but I promised myself that I would do my very best with this new weight training goal and to continue the cardio I have been doing so....

I went to VIDEOS in the Fitness area here in SP and did the following:

Video: 12-Minute Low Impact Cardio Workout from Andrea Metcalf's "Keeping Fit: Cardio" DVD.

I figured "how hard can that be?" Well, after I had been doing some exercises already, out of breath, she says, "Now that we are done with the warm-up..." WHAT! emoticon But I kept going and here comes Baby, my male cat who wanted to wrap his body around my legs while I am jumping around! So I start laughing and he bites me! emoticon emoticon But I finished and it was harder than when I walk 20 minutes. (I wonder why.....Um....)

Another reason why I didn't want to exercise today is because I have several of my SP friends either hurt or sick and I feel very sad for them plus some really want to continue their exercises but need to adapt them until they feel better, and I was feeling guilty that I could. I felt like I was cheating them if I continued to do mine.

We affect each other here more than we realize sometimes, for good and not. I am happy to be here because alone, I can't do it. It is too hard for me with asthma, MS and bad knees to motivate myself alone. So.... emoticon YOU ARE emoticon

Now, Beni, you shared this with me once and I am going to share it here with others:

So there are other benefits for some of us ladies. emoticon Have a wonderful evening and KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!!! emoticon (1970s saying)

Love, Chelsea emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TREV1964 7/27/2013 7:00PM

    Hi Chelsea,

Please don't feel guilty if you can exercise and your friends can't as surely if it was the other way around you would not resent any healthier friends doing what you couldn't. None of us know how much longer we have our health for so keep it going while you are able to.

I am at long last getting into it but exercising is something I could have never visioned when I was 80 pounds heavier in March earlier this year.

You go for it - you have got me behind you rooting for you in every progressive step you make.

I know you can do it - I know you can win.



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NAYPOOIE 7/27/2013 1:48PM

    Alas, what goes up must come down.

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REMEMBER2BME 7/27/2013 5:14AM

    Amazing job with the workout. Love the blog. When others can't workout, funny.... I feel the opposite. I think, if I can I need to for them.


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KATIZUMI2013 7/27/2013 4:30AM

    thank you for sharing that! Very motivational. We are all in this together!

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    Keep up the GREAT WORK! I imagine your friends who are unable to exercise right now would WANT you to keep doing your workouts. Take care, and be careful in the heat. It has cooled off some here to the mid-80's. Very nice weather for now anyway.


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LIVINGFREE19 7/27/2013 12:46AM

    I understand about the MS and asthma issues! I have them both too, it looks like we suffer similarly!

I hope things get better for you with the weather. The weather has got better here.


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KADULAC 7/26/2013 7:30PM

    emoticon emoticon job. Some of the videos on here are pretty hard, but the ones I have done are all great.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 7/26/2013 6:36PM

    You rock hunny and don't feel bad that you can exercise while others cannot! Just do it twice as hard for them girl! My ankle seems to be all better!!! I'm getting back to it and that you for the funny cartoon!

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ENDUROVET 7/26/2013 3:38PM

    Ha ha! I really do need to work on my project: scan in some ride photos "old & new" - esp since one of our ride photographers in years past seemed to have an unerring talent for catching me w/my bosom on the "upswing"! which resulted in many photos that I wanted to erase the rider, just show the pretty horsie...
And the good news is, I managed to crank out an easy 20 min on elliptical today - it felt SO great to be able to DO something again!
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PATTIE441 7/26/2013 9:46AM

    Thank you so much Chelsea! You are awesome! emoticon Love it! That lady in the pic reminds me of me with the mini trampoline. hee hee I definitely understand about the heat. It really can be harder than the cold at times. Right now I am trying to walk in the early morning. It truly is a beautiful time early and makes it a little more bearable. Thank you so much for your inspiration! You rock!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJLUVSANIMALS 7/25/2013 10:52PM

    The heat is a killer, I will vouch for that. I wasn't able to do my exercise yesterday stomach was awful, but I made sure I did it today.

Don't let anyone keep you from doing what you can to be more healthy and feel better. If exercise does that for you, then do it. Don't let any of us determine whether you do it or not. It is totally up to you.

btw my cats use my yoga mat to stretch on. And they are usually stretched out on it, while I am doing my Leslie's DVD. emoticon

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/25/2013 10:40PM

    Good job for you to keep it moving! You have to keep moving for you - no matter what is going on with us injured people! emoticon
I want you to succeed and do the best you can with all you have going on emoticon !!! And you are doing great! emoticon !!!

I think you have an excellent ability to be able to change plans and/or compensate for getting things done when a road block is in the way emoticon !!!! Keep it going! emoticon You are a very motivational person in many ways! emoticon

I am glad you were able to find a way to work out today! You go girl!!!

And soon ...this will be you emoticon !!!!

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MOTLEM 7/25/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon blog Chelsea and thanks for sharing! emoticon

Yep, 'Keep on truckin'!' emoticon

So pleased you are one of us now at:
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POPSY190 7/25/2013 9:46PM

    WTG emoticon emoticon

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ALIHIKES 7/25/2013 9:13PM

    Chelsea congratulations on your workout! Very inspiring and I admire you so much for working out with MS, bad knees, asthma and a cat joining you by twining around your legs! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 7/25/2013 8:52PM

    That's the spirit! emoticon

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DISAPPEARING1 7/25/2013 8:14PM

    10-4 good buddy....

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MICKEYH 7/25/2013 7:49PM

    Hi Chelsea, WTG. You are a such encouraging spark friends. Appreciate your motivational blogs. Your trying best you are doing gives us a hope too. Today I also almost skipped my exercise. Due to I went to bed late and don't get up early to do my regular morning exercise. But I ignored my evil twin sister inside of me, and stepped on my treadmill for 3 mile power walk and did SP video (like you ) coach Nicole's 7 min. Work out with balance ball. It was short and sweet. Glad she didn't say, " Now warm is is over..let's..Lol)) (*^^*)

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SANDRALEET 7/25/2013 6:46PM

    yes we feel okay no matter how we look never 25 again

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AMARILYNH 7/25/2013 6:42PM

    Awesome blog!! Yes, staying accountable to our SparkFriends helps us do LOTS of good things for OURSELVES! Isn't it amazing? We have never met most of these friends and probably never will, but they are SUCH a positive force in our lives!! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/25/2013 6:17PM

    Well the heat has lifted here but I am still dragging. Tonight I am going to get it & hit it hard!

God bless,


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AUTUMNHOPE 7/25/2013 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I love the part about , & now that the warm up is done & kitty emoticon

Thanks for the laugh. Yes, our Spark friends & their encouragement are the reason so many of us don't give up & keep trying

emoticon job on your work out effort emoticon so you stay healthy !

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BEBOP4ME 7/25/2013 4:50PM

    That deserves a emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/25/2013 4:18PM

    I almost skipped my workout today too; not because of the heat, just lack of motivation. I told myself I had to do only 10 minutes and then I could stop, but once I got started, I did ok; I made to 24 minutes!

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KATWELL88 7/25/2013 4:15PM

    When you said heat index 102 ugh man no wonder you were dragging........ ( up here cool rainy and damp 60's you would like it emoticon ) emoticon
On the the lady said this is a warmup.... I stopped my tracks reading your blog...whaaaa???? Ohh geezzzz.. You got be kidding ME?!?!?!?! ( same shocked look ) emoticon

As for SP I feel bad ( touch bummed and always send a prayer or send a goodie or joyful if my friends make progress on my goals. I stay on SP to keep myself motivated and set goals for myself etc. emoticon

I'm on a different mode today mini orgazing with the music on to pass the time ( nothing good on tv if you can believe that) emoticon

Keep on trucking girlfriend emoticon

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REMEMBER_THIS 7/25/2013 4:13PM

    Giggle Giggle. emoticon

Good for you for doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Your actions encourage others and shows what taking control is!
Never feel guilty for what others have on their plates. We are each given our challenges, what we do and how we handle them is up to each and every one of us. You must do what you need to do to take care of your body.
I'm so proud of you.
Big emoticon Beni

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MLDRLD 7/25/2013 3:56PM

    So proud of you for exercising when it would have been super easy to just skip it! emoticon

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BARBIEE52 7/25/2013 3:52PM

    Thanks Chelsea for sharing that with us. It is very inspiring to me and helpful, especially on those days I think "I can do it tomorrow." So thanks a lot...
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