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Better on Bike
Today was a bit more successful, at least as far as a workout. I hit the stationary bike hard for 20 minutes, and my knee was all right!... Read more
Knee Knocked My Walk
While I'd been looking forward to getting outside this afternoon for a brisk walk, my knee didn't think that was such a goid idea. I had to throw in the towel after just half a mile. I'll hit the stationary bike in the morning and see if that go... Read more
Jaw better, but caught a killer headcold!... Read more
My last blog stated that I'd planned a specific workout that afternoon, but it didn't happen. Someone was hogging the stationary bike, I was tired and weepy, and it was all I could do to make myself walk for 15 minutes that afternoon. I didn't c... Read more
Whine, Whine, Wine?
Oh, my word! My knees are putting off some serious pain today. I'm going to hit the stationary bike for 20 minutes after work, and walk 15 minutes after as a cool-down. I'll post another blog tomorrow and let you know if this helps or hurts my ... Read more
OMG! First of all, I can't believe I used textspeak. I'm just so darn tired! So, I'm trying to use this feeling to focus my resolve to get healthier. Until I have a trying and tiring day like this, where I don't feel like I'm as "on top of it"... Read more
After my first sets of upper body strength training yesterday, I'm so sore! It feels awesome. I didn't even know I had any triceps until today. ;)... Read more
So far, so good today! I've plowed through a pile of paperwork, completed my first sets of upper body strength training, and planned our meals for the week. Now I just need to talk myself into venturing out in the rain for a walk.
Reflect... Read more
Finally Met 5 Mile Goal
Oh, my gosh! Who would have thought that walking 5 miles in a week would be such a challenge? I set this goal 5 weeks ago, and today marks the first time I've met it! It's been quite a journey. When I began my trek with sparkpeople, I really h... Read more
Another Awesome Day of Sunshine
Well, I had a little traffic trouble so didn't quite make my goal of 30 minutes straight this morning. However, I was satisfied with my heart-pounding 23 minute power walk, and my knee feels fine!... Read more
Fun in the Sun
I took every opportunity available today to go for short walks through the park and enjoy the sunshine. I'm praying for a chance to repeat tomorrow. Oh, and my knee was fine. I think I'll try for 30 minutes straight tomorrow!... Read more
Progress reports are due tomorrow, so my goal today is to limit my workout time to ten minutes and complete paperwork instead. Crazy! I had no idea that healthy habits could be so addicting!... Read more
Love The Bike!
After my fears of being unable to get any cardio without causing more damage to my knee were relieved, I followed my doctor's advice and tried a stationary bicycle. Amazing! I only rode for 10 minutes a day for the last two days, but I love it! ... Read more
Drugs are Good
Okay, I finally took my bum knee in to my doctor on Monday. I didn't want to quit all these healthy changes just because I was experiencing some pain! He said I "just" had a lot of arthris in that knee and applauded the changes I was working to... Read more
Wow! I feel like I've put in a full week already, but it's only been two days! The good news is that my knee is much better today, so I have hope that I'll actually get back to some fun cardio next week! It is so much easier keeping a positive o... Read more