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Wind in my Hair

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

emoticon Things are lightening up around here. I lost a tiny bit of weight and I feel less anxious as pressures from work and life have eased up. I enjoy working out and it is more fun that it had been earlier in the year.

emoticon I let my gym membership expire in spring and only since then have I started to take advantage of the wonderful resources available in my beach community. As I took to the trails yesterday I realized how much more pleasurable it is to get a workout outdoors. Iím searching for similar outdoor resources to continue working on my fitness goals in the new community I am moving to.

emoticon The pool in the new community is so grand. It is deep! I have been going to one that is shallow like a puddle and I canít believe that two years ago, I was afraid of the deep. Every time I enter a deep pool, I still remember my original hesitation, but I hope that as I get used to the new pool, my fears will vanish for good. I can swim. I think I still remember my fear because swimming is a relatively new skill for me and I can still remember when I didnít know how to swim.

emoticon Another skill that I am still learning, or relearning, is to listen to my bodyís signals with regards to eating. I think I am getting better at it and the signals seem stronger and easier to hear. I hope this continues to the point where I never have to log food. I canít wait to the day when I get what I need because I pay attention to my signals.

emoticon My morning routine has been a casualty of disturbed sleep and hectic weeks. My yearís goal for swimming mileage is in jeopardy. I need to figure out a way to get to the pool in the morning.

Next weekís goals:

emoticon Iím thinking my sleep trouble might be too much sleep. I have no trouble falling asleep, but I wake up around 3am and then it takes a couple of hours to fall back asleep. I am in deep sleep when I need to get up and it feels too hard to get up at that time, so I sleep on. Yesterday I had to make an early appointment, so I forced myself to get up. You know what? I felt fine the rest of the day. I thought I would feel sluggish, but I didnít. Maybe Iím waking up at 3am, because Iím done sleeping. I donít know, but next week I will wake up early every day and see how it feels.

emoticon At the beginning of the year I set out a goal of running one mile straight. I run more than a mile when my running spurts are added up and Iím at 0.75 miles in one shot. So, Iím going to try running one mile next week. It will make it easier as the trail at my new community doesnít have the mileage posted as the current one does.

emoticon I forgot to read last weekís article: Read and reflect on the seventh article in Mind over Body, ďGoal SettingĒ:
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LIZZIECA55 8/13/2013 1:50PM

    Good job! Are you still in the Southbay area? Are you planning to "Conquer the Bridge" with us this year?

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CALGALFOX 8/1/2013 2:46PM

    It sounds like you are really taking control. I bet you'll love the deep pool!

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CELIAMINER 8/1/2013 9:44AM

    Wow, you are SO active! I'm just getting back into swimming and trying to unlearn the bad form I acquired because I was never taught proper form. Now I know why I gave up swimming in the first place. My form was more like flailing and terribly inefficient, so I'd expend a great deal of energy without much forward motion. Hope you make your swimming goal for the year!

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RUDITUDI2000 8/1/2013 9:42AM

    Did you take swim lessons to learn? Or just practice? I can get around the pool but an not a strong swimmer. I too love outdoor workoutd! emoticon

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1LBATATIME 8/1/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon for outdoor exercising! I'll take that over a gym any day emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIGHTASBYDAY 8/1/2013 7:55AM

    good luck on the run and getting up, it takes while to get use to . emoticon

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CHANGELIFE2016 8/1/2013 4:59AM

    i wake up at 3 am too. actually it's 4am as I speak!! LOL I decided today I would just get up at that time and see how I do for the day. Good luck on your run!

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LRSILVER 8/1/2013 4:26AM

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144AUTUMN 7/31/2013 11:45PM

  Nice!! : )

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