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I have a heart condition that all my arteries are over 80% blocked and i can't even walk much ! The doctors told me the least i do the better off i will be because my heart works to hard to get the blood flow thru so i quite doing anything . I had circulation issues my legs and hands arms go numb ! But i got the idea to buy a washer toss game it is an outside game but it has 6 plastic washers i put the catch box in front of the refrig and stand back and toss them and go pick them up and do it again as quick as possible for 10 minutes ! 10 minutes is my limit ! i set a timer and at first i thought the timer wasn't working ! HONEST ! But now i can do it fairly easy and i don't have no more spells of numbness at all ! DON'T GIVE UP MY FRIENDS WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERES A WAY AND GOD WILL BE THERE FOR YOU IF YOU DO YOUR PART !
The Lord is my strength and i know i can do better with the Lords help. The Lord laid it on my heart to start a team called GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANYBODY THAT WANTS HELP TO LOSE THEIR WEIGHT TO JOIN . I KNOW I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THE LORDS HELP !
I find the hardest part of exercise - of 'moving' - is getting started. Once I'm actually doing it, as long as I listen to my body and don't push too hard, I can keep going for 10, 15, 20 minutes or more. Last night I did stationary biking for 30 minutes! Okay, so I did 15 and then a break and then 15 more, but I did it. I without the 'permisssion' to take a break, I doubt I would have made it to the first 10.
Getting up to do it in the first place...that's where all the excuses lie. I've been blogging my progress, and twittering it too, to keep myself accountable. When I just don't feel like it, I know I have to answer for it. It gets me up. :) Then, once I am up, I tell myself I don't have to be perfect or do it the fastest or forever, and if I'm tired I can take a breather, as long as I get right back to it. And its working.
Find a way to help yourself get up and start, and once you've started each minute will add up and it will get easier. I promise. You're worth it. :)
Oh! I was reading the Daily Spark this morning and came across this blog from Coach Nicole about getting started...she's a fitness coach, right? Exercising must be easy for her? Nope! She struggles too. She has found ways to motivate her to get moving, but I found it very helpful to know that it wasn't just me, or 'being lazy' (what a poisonous thought!), its something even fitness lovers go through. Here is a link to the article:
Edited by: SANDRAREGINA at: 2/17/2012 (08:17)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.
Don't give up on yourself. You have come to the right place, and you are doing this for the right reasons. Start slow and build yourself up. You can do this. You have lots of support behind you. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle challenge.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence commeth my help? My help commeth from the Lord who made heaven and earth. flemidg
I have always been too hard on myself, which always leads to me just giving up. Then I feel like a failure because I gave up, so I eat to "console" myself! I am constantly making excuses about why I can't do this, or why I CAN allow myself to wallow in self-loathing. Well, I am tired of being that way!
I am going to work in baby steps. Even if it is just moving around for 10 minutes without stopping. I know that sounds ridiculous, when I have over 100 pounds to lose, but at least is it something right?
I am so glad I found SparkPeople. Now I just have to stay motivated and actually read the posts and DO something about my health...for once. I have two special needs teens that I have raised (with their father) since they were 2 and 3. I have always put them first, but, if I don't do something for myself, they will not have me there to help them when they need it.
I have to do this...for me, and for them