ANAMARTHA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANAMARTHA ANAMARTHA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Every Little Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133959 I'm not a fan of the cold so I decided to do an indoor workout today. I dusted off my old step bench, 5 lbs dumbbells, and a workout video and got to stepping. It was difficult because I'm not very coordinated and my upper body strength is practically nonexistent, but I made it through by modifying where needed. <BR> <BR> I like workout videos because they're a great way to measure fitness level increases. The move I couldn't do today I may be able to do tomorrow and I love that feeling. Unf... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:49:24 EST Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132720 Do you ever wake up in the morning just feeling lighter? No matter what the scale says you just feel light on your feet. <BR> <BR> I got up naturally at 4:20 am. I was already itching to take my walk and start my day. Unfortunately it was still dark and snowing and I didn't want to risk an injury, so I pouted at the absent sun for three hours until I felt confident I could see the road and keep my footing. Good thing I did. I made it back to the park I managed yesterday and only had one slip... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:27:50 EST Walk This Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131632 I suck at walking. No, really. Despite the fact that I've been doing it for nigh on 40 years I am just awful at it. It's not my favorite method of exercise because I can't walk fast and long enough to work up a sweat. My cardiorespiratory system is in better shape than my musculoskeletal system so my knees and ankles give out before my heart rate really gets a chance to raise. It's frustrating but it's a great barometer of my fitness level. So today, despite the rain/snow, I walked. <BR> <BR... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:29:09 EST