PAISLEYOWL140's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PAISLEYOWL140 PAISLEYOWL140'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/ Fear is my new motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674387 It hit me hard earlier today about how I really need to change my lifestyle and the way I eat. It is harder to lose weight when you have PCOS but I wont let that stop me and that isn’t my main issue. The main issue is Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Having PCOS puts me at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, AND add on the fact that they also run in my family. Im so scared that I’ll feel something in my chest and have to be rushed to the hospital. I just need to stay po... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:17:46 EST Spring has sprung me in a positive direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662040 Yesterday I did about 2 and half hours of yard work and it just felt so nice outside. I wanted to head out there today but my lower back was a little sore and I had ideas in my head for my story and I needed to get them all down. There is talk of rain for the rest of the week and I really hope its not true. I want to go out and do more while the weather is nice because I don't want to do a lot when it gets hotter. <BR> <BR> This Spring and Summer I plan to spend a lot of time outside. ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:45:57 EST No excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657880 I looked my past plan over and I broke it down to where its not so overwhelming. I have no excuses and I just need to get up and start my days the right way. So If I start tomorrow I'll wake up to some yoga, 10-15 minutes of cardio followed by some lower body after breakfast, then a walk after lunch. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:06:44 EST Tight Pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631683 The other day I put on a pair of jeans and they were a little tight. It was a b!tch slap in the face. I know that I need to change. But for me to change I need to change a lot of small things. I need to write everything out that needs to change and then number them from smallest to largest, meaning, if I need to change this what other change will help me with that change.(Drink more water - stop buying pop) A chain reaction. <BR> <BR> EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE I need to just get up a... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:28:14 EST Stupid Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626511 This morning I was doing dishes and thinking about why I haven't been trying hard enough to eat better and to exercise. I had this long talk with myself and was thinking about what to put here in this blog. So once I got done I start to type it up and I get nothing but a giant brain fart. Its all in there but it just wont travel down my arms and through my fingers. <BR> <BR> I know what I need to do, what needs to change. There is a lot of things that need to change that I'm kinda frea... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:05:08 EST Apparently I need to repeat myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599162 I've lost count as to how many times I have posted this but maybe the last time I just kicked kick myself hard enough. <BR> <BR> I need to buckle down and really get to work. I haven't been thinking about what I should be and what I shouldn't be eating. I just eat. I love food. I use to enjoy cooking until my grams became a pain in the butt about what I fix. She likes greasy fried foods not healthy foods. she would bitch and complain to the point of my just giving up at fixing things s... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:53:21 EST MY new year starts 1/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591177 Tomorrow I start the new me. I just finished writing up my exercise plan and within time I plan to add on to it. The congestion in my chest feels gone so I will also start my cardio. I'll start with 1 cardio video and work my way up to 1 hour of cardio a day. Walking doesn't fall under cardio. Walking for me is a warm up and time for me to think about things. What my meals will be this week, story ideas, and positive thinking. Im going to stick with this plan and try my best not to mis... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:17:22 EST Lets start the year out sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589461 During the last few days of December I was excited about the 1st. I wanted to start the year off right. I woke up on the first with a sore throat which later in the day turned raw. I was coughing and sneezing some but it was just my throat that day. Since the 2nd I have been coughing like crazy. Dry coughs with congestion in my chest sucks. <BR> <BR> Im getting a little better but I don't want to exercise yet because of my chest. My cousin has had this cough now for 2 months now. I ho... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:49:02 EST not a good day... in many ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580623 Yesterday was day 2 of my cold. I woke up feeling like hell with the rawest throat I've ever had. I took some Dayquil and I was feeling really out of it BUT I was feeling better. Im feeling better today but Im just so tired. Yesterday I never really had the chance to rest with everything that happened. My grandma started to complain about how she was feeling. She said it hurts to breathe. She says this all the time but her lungs are always fine. Then I got to thinking. Im sick, my au... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:05:11 EST Good Bye 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577205 This year I really didn't do anything for my health. Yes I walked during Spring and Summer but gave up when it was chili. I love walks so why did I quit? I give up way to easily. That is one thing that will change in 2014. <BR> <BR> I have made a list of things that need to change. Its a good list and to the point. It isn't all no more this and no more that. I only have NO on it once, no pop unless eating out. <BR> <BR> Right now it is really sad because I want to write a blog but ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:30:15 EST good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574114 Even though the title says 'good day' it wasn't for my puppy dog. We took her to the vet about her ear. For a couple weeks she has been scratching at it and it was looking bad. I cleaned it out and put some cream stuff on the scratches but it wasn't getting better. She got some meds that I have to put in twice a day so it isn't too bad. Doc said we came in at a good time. She most likely just had a itch, scratched her ear, scratched more as it was healing and got a little infection. We... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:22:04 EST Sharing goals and plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573086 The other day I told my mom that I plan to really watch what I eat and that I plan to cut some things out, like pop. I told her that I really need to stick with it this time and her reply was, "Heard that before". I told it that I really mean it this time and that its more important because of my high cholesterol and triglycerides. She just smirked and looked away. <BR> <BR> My feelings were hurt but I hate to say this, but Im use to it. I don't know if she just doesn't care or if she d... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:31:22 EST Back issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571152 Since the weekend my upper back has been feeling a little stiff. Yesterday I get off the couch, pick up my 18 pound dog and got a shot of pain through my back. It was the whole left side of my back then moved to my upper back. It feelings like my back is asleep. Like when you sit on your foot too long and you hit it to wake it up. Today isn't too bad but Im taking it easy. Last year at this time it was my lower back which really sucked since I always do the cooking. <BR> <BR> Im goin... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:55:02 EST Stay calm, educate, keep it fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561262 For 3 weeks I have been stressed about what I should be eating to help lower my cholesterol. Its in the 220s and when I looked things up HEART DISEASE was all I saw. It runs in my family so I was just scared. <BR> <BR> Im finally calm and know that what I have to do is just get healthy. I keep telling myself that being healthy is not a hard thing. Its not like its brain surgery. Being more active, tweak some dishes, make smart choices, and educate yourself. That's all! <BR> <BR> Whe... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:06:43 EST Quick Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556298 I just spun the wheel to get some points and I got an idea. I want to make a bonus exercise wheel. Some of the choices will be: <BR> 300 step ups <BR> cardio videos <BR> walk around block 3x (equals around 3 miles) <BR> 5 minutes jump rope <BR> repeat exercises <BR> <BR> I want to start this on the first because I still have to make it, duh, and there is a lot of stuff I have to do still. Shopping, major cleaning, and planning out meals. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:34:44 EST Bad news test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545140 Got a call from the doctors office today and I found out that both my cholesterol and triglycerides levels are high. I looked it up and all I saw was heart disease. I feel nervous but mostly just numb. There is so much I need to change. I think I finally got that kick in the butt. <BR> <BR> This weekend we are having the entire family at my grandparents to celebrate Thanksgiving. There is a part of me that just doesn’t want to go now. There is another part of me that just wants to go... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:09:03 EST NEW-vember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531351 We still have a large bowl of Halloween candy and Birthday cake left but I'm not going to let that stop me. Tomorrow I need to really get on track. Eating better, exercise, and writing are the 3 things I need to work on. <BR> <BR> When it comes to writing I panic and I hate everything I write. I come up with ideas and then see it later in a movie or book. BUT last month I entered a writing contest. It was a short one, 750 word count limit, and I was very happy with what I wrote. It w... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:38:47 EST Tomorrow never came... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514330 So tomorrow never came. I haven't gotten back on track with my exercise or eating better. Its fall and that's the time of year where I'm nothing but sluggish. I also get a lot of sinus headaches so yeah... Right now I got a headache and all I wanna do is take something and sleep. Also because it has been cold in the house all I wanna do is eat fatty junk food. <BR> <BR> The fall time is the worse time to start eating better. There are the Holidays and the need to just eat more to "hi... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:51:57 EST Small set back but Im not a quitter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492797 I had planned to start 2 weeks ago but things change. On the 9th I was my cousins last hope in watching her little girl, 5 1/2 Months old. She lives about 30-40 mins away so she had to be here early to feed her so she could go back to sleep. So I had to get up at 530. I had her 3 times that week and I watched her from 6am to 6pm. I got hardly any sleep. Im the type that if I don't get enough sleep I feel sick all day and I get a migraine. This past Monday and Tuesday I also watched her... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:15:36 EST I need to stick to the plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482663 The plan was to start Sep 9th and now it is the 11th and I still haven't started. I was busy the first half of Monday and had no energy during the second half. Yesterday I had to watch my little 5 month old cousin all day. When her daddy came and got her I hurried to get the housework done and dinner fixed so again when I did have the time I was running on empty. <BR> <BR> Today I have no excuses. Its almost noon and I haven't had the best of energy today. I think its because its rainin... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:48:51 EST My Final Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474768 Here is my plan. I worked hard on it and I am very happy with it. <BR> <BR> Monday // Upper Body <BR> <BR> 12 min video - low Impact Cardio <BR> 12 Lateral Raises <BR> 12 Bicep Curls <BR> 12 Shoulder Press <BR> 12 Chest Flys <BR> 12 Chest Press <BR> 12 Tricep Extensions <BR> 12 Reverse Flys <BR> 12 Pull overs <BR> 12 Low mt rows with band on ball <BR> 6 min video - Butt Blaster <BR> 5 min video - booty <BR> 12 incline push ups <BR> 12 lying Adductions <BR> 12 Lying Abductions <... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 15:12:01 EST Think Im doing pretty good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452990 For 12 days straight I have gotten up and have taken my dog for about a mile walk. Once I got home I would have a yogurt. Just having this change in my life I have felt better mentally and physically. I have more energy so now I don't have to fight with myself to do house work and yard work. This morning after my walk I went straight back outside and did about an hour and a half work in the yard. It felt so good to move around and not feel sore while having sweat come down your face. I ... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:43:03 EST Im ready to change!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446690 I have never been a normal weight. The last time I remember looking healthy was the 1st grade. My stomach started to come in when I was in the 2nd grade. I guess you can say that is normal. I wasn’t over weight but the belly never went away. The last weight I remember being is 184 when I first started high school. I am now 222. <BR> <BR> During my Senior year I wanted to lose weight but I never sat down and thought about how I was going to accomplish that goal. All I did was eat a s... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 16:35:20 EST Days 7 and 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445000 Day 7: <BR> Yesterday I woke up at 6 and got the housework done. I was almost done with the couches when I bent over and twisted the wrong way. I felt this sharp pain in my lower back and butt. I sat down and it felt like the air was knocked out of me. I stood back up and it was still sore. It usually just last a quick second so I was a little worried. I walked around some then finished the couches. Me and my aunt drove up to the school to drop off some magazines then went to Panera to... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 09:12:37 EST Day 4 is a go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441015 My neck is still sore but I can move it around a lot better than before. I have been rubbing it when its bothering me and that helps. I need to stop making my neck be the reason I haven't started to exercise. Last night I start to write my journal and I have decided that at the end of the day I write out goals for the next day. Last night the goals I wrote where: <BR> 1. do a walk <BR> 2. Morning stretches <BR> 3. 1 video <BR> 4. find 5 new recipes <BR> I did the walk and I felt great af... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:06:20 EST Day 2 is also a poo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438710 So I woke up this morning and my neck is still sore and stiff. I can move it a little more but that's about it. I also discovered that my upper back is a little tight. I think it has to do with my neck. The neck is also giving my a slight headache. I hope that when I wake up tomorrow I feel better so that I can start to exercise. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:30:04 EST Day 1 is a no go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437319 Last night the plan was to go to bed no later than 930. I didn't get to bed till 1130. We all lost track of time because we all got up late that day. The new plan was to just get up when I get up and do as I planned. Well that too didn't happen. I woke up with the stiffest neck I have ever had. I cant straighten my neck or turn to the right. I cant sit up too long because the muscles cant support my head and it makes other muscles sore in my neck. I just took 2 Excedrin back and body ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:08:27 EST Im starting Sunday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435746 I just got done reading some articles about getting up and starting the mornings out the right way. This Sunday I plan to get into bed at 9:30. Out of everything this is the hardest part because at night I put my grandmas C-pap mask on her. she has trouble putting it on and plus she just hates the thing. If I don't put it on her then she aint wearing it. She likes to go to bed late and there have been times where I tell her that I wanna get to bed and that she needs to hurry up and get r... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:14:10 EST It has to start NOW!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424439 I have been putting off weighing myself because I knew I had gained some weight. For some reason I got up and got on the scale. 225. Last time I weighed myself I was at 218. 7 pounds in 6 months. <BR> <BR> For dinner I had planned to make salmon patties with a orange ginger soy glaze with pasta carrots and snap peas. I think I might still fix this but reduce the amount of pasta, add more veggies, and make a salad. <BR> <BR> This morning I spent an hour in the flower bed and plan ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:24:41 EST OPERATION: WAIST DISPOSAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422136 So that's the name I gave my program. Its a fun play on words title that will make me feel better every time I go to exercise. Some time this week me and my aunt are going to take some very unflattering photos of ourselves that we are going to keep in our journals. We still need to sit down and make up a grocery list and meal list. Its hard right now because we are working on yet another large flower bed in the back and Im working on 2 probably now 3 small beds in the front. It has been... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:22:49 EST An old program is now NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415917 Last night I found an old exercise plan that I was working on. It was pretty intense. Everything together; 2 walks, cardio, and strength training, came to about 2 hours everyday. It was spread out over the day so it doesn't seem all that bad. I have the time to do it since my job is pretty much keeping the house clean, cooking, and keeping an eye on my grams. So what kept me from doing that plan? I think I freaked myself out. Now I don't have to do it all right away. I can start the p... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:04:39 EST A Program in the progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403771 Right now I am working on a program. I could never just jump right into doing something. I have to plan it out so that I can mentally prepare myself. When I first found this site I did just jump right into it and I was doing good for a couple months and then I got a cold. When I was feeling better I never got back to work. The drive was already gone. <BR> <BR> I plan to start things out slow and each week add about 10 minutes more. My aunt also wants to start the Atkins diet but she fi... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:53:43 EST Pig Roast 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397392 Tomorrow at my grandparents place we are having our yearly pig roast. The food there is always so yummy. I have decided to eat whatever I want to eat. Im going to having something small early in the day and drink a lot of water since I'll be spending majority of the day out in the sun and heat. In the past I always get a small scoop of this and that because I always felt blah getting a lot of food with me being overweight. I always thought about how others would look at me. The other da... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:01:10 EST I FINALLY HAVE MY STORY !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387155 Since 07 I have been trying to figure out a story about the Fae. I wanted to write a fantasy and create my own world of magic but I never could get a story out. I have had some really cool ideas for some characters and for some scenes but no story. Today it finally hit me and I got a story. <BR> <BR> Along with this story I have been working on other stories. They are horror and murder mystery. Those ideas came easy to me because that's what I mostly read/watch. <BR> <BR> Sooo tod... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:34:05 EST March of Dimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338365 Yesterday my aunt and myself walked in the 3 mile March of Dimes in Milford Ohio. The weather was great but I felt like poo. The night before I had a small headache and I took some ibuprofen. I slept good and when I got up a was feeling a little off, lighthead, and just weird. I ate and took more meds. When we got there I was feeling a little better but still head some pressure in my head. We did the walk in around an hour. When we finished we went straight to the car and I was expecti... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:02:46 EST Finally getting serious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325305 I hate that I havent started eating better and exercising. Its hard. It takes strength. Everyone in this house grew up on fatty greasy foods and carbs and no portion control. I've changed some of the things I eat but I still need to do so much more. <BR> <BR> We eat out a lot so we made us a challenge. No eating out until Mothers Day. I can fix some yummy foods but my grams is very picky and childish. She wont eat the food I fix and she will fix something else. It pisses my off bec... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:56:55 EST walking in the March of Dimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322834 In 13 days me and my aunt are walking in the March of Dimes. If you would like to donate here is my page <BR> <BR> http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_p<BR>age.asp?pp=4841924&ct=4&w=6143171&u=Pa<BR>isleyOwl <BR> <BR> Ill add my aunts later because we are having some technical difficulties <BR> <BR> my aunts page <BR> <BR> http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_d<BR>ashboard.asp?si=39B250AB-9C87-4082-B1D<BR>E-0D6AD47B0B0A&w=6143165&u=peacock32blue&bkv= <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:22:10 EST No tv so I wrote a blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291428 Today the TV has been acting up. The channel would just freeze or it would say it isn’t available and to call to order that station. I think they are either working on some things at TWC or the TV is asking for me to give it a break. I do watch way too much TV. I watch smart TV and movies with some of those guilty pleasure reality shows. Finding Bigfoot, Snooki and Jwoww, and anything supernatural. <BR> <BR> With the TV now off the house is quiet and peaceful. I really need to discipli... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:26:38 EST ZZZZzzzzz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285402 Wasnt able to start the challenge on March 1st due to some family issues. Nothing major, just time consuming. Everything is now fine. These past few days my energy has been very low. Monday it was hard for me to stay awake all day. No clue why I was a zombie that day. <BR> <BR> Tonight I want to be in bed at 9 and asleep by 9:30. I havent had a good night sleep in over 2 weeks. I would like to wake up at around 6 and get the housework done so I can exercise and burn this FAT off. I... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:45:10 EST FOOD is key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263443 I am very upset with myself. For breakfast I had a large bowl of chili with crackers and cheese and a coke. I had it around 930 and my thought was, it will take the place of both breakfast and lunch. Since it was a large meal I wont be hungry till about 2 or 3 and we aren’t going to eat dinner till 7. <BR> <BR> I have been telling myself that I need to eat 5 small meals each day. That’s easy to do so why cant I do it? <BR> <BR> I grew up where food was just thrown on my plate. I wa... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:21:37 EST Any Detox ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254588 There is still a lot of things I have to do to get ready for my challenge but something I really want to do and something that I've heard that really does help, is a detox. I have heard of a lot of different ones but I dont know whats the healthiest and what works the best. I would like to either start it before I start the challenge or start it with the challenge. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:27:47 EST My 3 Month Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246674 I need to get back to being active. There are a lot of times where my body just doesn’t want to move and I need to change that. Right now I am working on a 3 month challenge to build up my energy. It will begin on March 1st and end May 31st. I am giving myself the rest of this month to finish planning it out and to mentally get myself ready. <BR> <BR> Month 1 - I will have a set of exercises in the morning and another in the evening. <BR> Month 2 - I will continue to do the same ex... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:34:44 EST Last Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226953 So its the last week of the January Jumpstart Challenge. Over the past 3 weeks I tried my best BUT I know I could have done a whole lot better. Im glad that I did this challenge because it helped show me that I can do it if I stick with it. I found a couple other challenges, one similar to this one, that I would like to try. The challenged showed me that there is a lot I have to work on still. I knew that making the change wouldnt happen over night. If I stay focused and stay thinking ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:05:29 EST Tired but I pulled through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223410 All this week I have been very tired. I dont know what it is, maybe its the cold weather. Ive been doing my exercises BUT because Ive been so tired Ive half assed them. Well today I got my butt off the couch and I did 2 full videos. The 6 minute butt blasting and the bootcamp 9 minute core wkot. I put everything I had into those videos. During them I got a burst of energy and I felt great. Now I feel like going to sleep. That burst only lasted those 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> This just pr... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:29:11 EST Day 5 January Jumpstart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200799 Of course Im going to start this off with talking about my muscles. My hips and upper thighs are still sore and stiff. Today I worked on stretching them out and right now I feel like Im in heaven. Those stretches helped out a lot. I need to do them all through out the day now instead of just once a day. Tonight when I do my toning Im going to do the stretches before and after. My cardio is going to be walking today to rest my hips some. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:59:04 EST Day 1 January Jumpstart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192820 Today I started the January Jumpstart Challenge. I already did my cardio and toning video. Well lets say I tried them. I watched the arm toning video before I did it and when I went to replay it, it started to act up. I remembered about half of it so for 10 minutes I did what I could remember. Now with the cardio video. I started it and I was doing fine until my left hip and outer thigh started to really hurt. Because if my back acting up I used my muscles differently and thats why my ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:00:39 EST Starting to feel better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186176 Today I woke up with a little tightness in my back but once I walked around some it would relax. It is feeling a lot better today so I hope to start the January Jumpstart Challenge real soon. I don’t want to start it the second my back is better because I can reinjure it. I am going to take things slow and build up the strength in my lower back and core. Once I feel a difference I’m going to challenge myself more. The funny thing is, is that for the past couple weeks I’ve been working on... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:00:15 EST January Jumpstart Workout Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182154 In 2013 Im going to put my health first. With this back issue I am having it just shows me that I am out of shape. I really hope that its just the muscles and not a disc or 2. My plan was to start this Challenge on the 2nd (the 1st is going to be too busy), but now I think I might start it on the 6th or 7th. I need to rest by back and just do some stretching. It was doing fine yesterday and then I stood a lot doing dishes and fixing dinner and now it really hurts again. <BR> <BR> I ha... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:59:15 EST UPDATE on my lower back/hip pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179009 The muscles in my hips and thighs are TIGHT. I guess I used those muscles a lot or differently due to me walking and getting around differently. I still have some slight pain at the base of my spine. For the past few days I have been doing some stretchs for my hips and lower back and it does help. I still dont want to move around much but I did get the towels and half the dishes done today :) Tomorrow we are going to JCP so I really need to take it easy the rest of the night. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:31:07 EST lower back/left hip is OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176658 December 18 thru 20 me and my aunt did a lot of walking due to last minute X-mas shopping. On the 21 I woke with a tiny little pinch in my lower back. I thought it was from the cold because the temp dropped from the day before. The rest of the day I was on my feet making pumpkin bread. As the day went on my back got tighter and tighter. That night my lower back went out. <BR> <BR> I woke up the next day with pain in my lower back and left hip. I wanted to stay in bed but I had to mak... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:20:44 EST