well I had the oddest experience last night...I had what I guess I could describe as vertigo...as if I had drank too much (alcohol) but of course, I'd had nothing to drink. I think it may have been from over-medicating with pain relievers all da... Read more
the voice of caution knows nothing of real joy
On this day of your life, you should know that happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Caleb Colton said t... Read more
I think tis is the longest
time between blogs for me...it's been very hectic but thankfully I'm still on track maintaining and working out 5 days (three strength training, 5 cardio). Additionally, I've been doing a lot of umpiring (back to Harrisburg for 17 games over 3 d... Read more
Back to my old self
Well I think I can officially say that I'm back to my old self again. Today's workout was really great and I was comfortable and happily finished my entire spin class for the 3rd consecutive workout day. I've also umpired a bunch of games and my... Read more
A busy weekend!
I've had a very busy couple of days here this weekend. It started Friday after my gym workout in the AM I came home and did some cleaning for 2 hours or so. I had let some things go since I was away on Memorial Day weekend, so I needed to get or... Read more
June is here so what's with the spring rain?
The weather here is dismal. It's been raining since after my run on Wednesday and it's cool too. I really could do without all this stinky rain. On the bright side, and there always is a bright side, I did the entire spin class again today. It i... Read more
I'm so excited!
Yesterday I added a few leg exercises that I've avoided for a few weeks due to my knee(like leg press, hamstring curls and glute work)and then today I did the entire spin class for the first time in weeks...hooray, no pain!!!!! I'll give back to... Read more
MIA but still in the game
I've been sporadic with my logging in and tracking of my exercise and nutrition, however, I'm still in the game. While I've dialed back my cardio, specifically, spinning, I'm still doing no less than 30 minutes of cardio daily, and often still ... Read more
What You Can Do
"It's not about what you weigh; it's about how you feel." Research confirms this. Weight loss is not a goal. Weight loss is a long-term outcome of changing old habits into new habits that make you feel better. Those are the goals that are short-... Read more
today I was reminded why I love spinning class. due to mild discomfort after spin yesterday, I decided to do the elliptical in it's place. I normally burn a minimum of 400 calories in spin so that was my goal today. I started on the elliptical b... Read more
Today was my first day back in spin class. I made the full 60 minutes, but felt some pain after. It wasn't horrible though, certainly manageable though. Tomorrow, I think I'll try the elliptical machine instead of doing spin class and then try i... Read more
Gratitude and regret.
First, let me thank all of you wonderful Spark People for setting me straight and being so supportive! I realize that my negativeness was of no use and certainly was unworthy of the time I spent on it. All of you made me see that quite clearly(s... Read more
What's the deal?
I've spent the entire day (and most of last night) thinking this is something that will heal on it's own. I've waffled between thinking, "it's feeling better", to "why is it so painful? What is going on?" and finding reasons not to go to the doc... Read more
two days of getting through the entire spin class, today I couldn't even get on the bike! I lifted my chest and back before and I had the knee brace on, but when I finished after going up the stairs and back down, I could barely stand on that le... Read more
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Friday Finding and celebrating the joy in life
Well, today I was back at the gym. I did my back/bicep workout and then gave spin class a try. I made it for the first 40 minutes, but couldn't do any of the standing climbs and after 40 minutes even with the knee brace, I had to stop because it... Read more