Thursday, January 09, 2014
This might not be polite, but my aunt always said that "If you don't toot your own horn, it won't get tooted." So, here goes a whole symphony!!
Now granted this is not much and probably nothing to most people, but yesterday, with my new SparkTracker attached, I decided that I'd try to walk in the house non-stop for 10 minutes. (Inside because I wouldn't dare try outside.) You have to have 10 continuous minutes of movement for it to be considered "exercise." So, off I went, walking back and forth in my house. Hannah thought it was great fun and joined in. We/I sang all sorts of songs as we marched along....The B-I-B-L-E, This Little Light of Mine, I'm in the Lord's Army (our favorite). I actually walked for 15 minutes!!! My legs were killing me after I was done. I didn't ride my bike last night because of it. I started not to do it again today, but then I decided to do my walking at my daughter's house since her house is larger and I didn't get so "dizzy." I did 15 minutes today. I realized that my heart rate went up even though I think I was walking slower. I survived. I also did 35 minutes of other exercise while I was at her house. My legs weren't falling off today, so I just rode my bike 2 miles!!!! I did 4.2 miles of walking/riding today.
Now, the drum roll please.....you'll laugh, but my proudest accomplishment today was that I effortlessly climbed up into my son-in-law's truck to help him put Hannah into her car seat. It's a million miles off of the ground. Usually, if I can't avoid getting into it, my husband has to push my rear up so I can get into it. I use to have absolutely no strength in the leg muscles above the knee. I'm talking I haven't been able to do anything like that since 1999!!!!! My husband kept hovering, getting ready to push, but I told him...No, let me try. Maybe he just wanted to push on my rear. HAHA!!