To update all my Sparkfriends, I spent New Years Eve in the ER instead of rollicking and rocking in 2010. It turns out I broke 3 ribs (7, 8, and 9) doing a relatively easy job of bringing in thegarbage cans. Bottom line, I slipped on some ice and landed broadside on one of the galvanized garbage cans. Enough of the woe-is-me...for now.
Since I joined Spark People back on March 10, my life has changed for the better. Two years ago I was probably a borderline alcoholic, frequently drinking martinis and Makers Mark. When I decided o go for a healthier lifestyle, the alcohol didn't follow - I left it behind. Except for a very rare glass of wine or ale, I no longer imbibe. Two years ago, I was a couch potato with little desire to run and exercise. Now, because of Sparkpeople, I go regularly to the gym, and I LOVE it!!! (When I was a kid, I hated gym class!) My eating habits, my total fitness has improved immensely since joining Sparkpeople.
So what does 2010 hold in store for me? A lot! Even though my present injury is temporarily cramping my exercise style, I still am holding true, and hoping that by October 2010 to be able to do a 5K. My short range goals for 2010 is to keep to the diet, and continue the treadmill and by Fwbruary get back on the ST machines. My medium range goal is to build up endurance so I can participate in a 5K in October. My long range goal is to get down to and maintain a final goal weight of 190lbs.
Right now, though, I am taking it easy, reading "The Spark"
, and keeping up with my Spark and FB friends. While a year ago, I would have given up totally, I now have the power to continue the Sparklife with the help of my friends, especially my wife.
A little note in praise of my wife...when I fell yesterday, she braved the elements and drove me to the hopital, stayed with me for 5 hours, drove to an all-night pharmacy to pick up some prescription pain-killers. Today she is always asking if I need anything. Little wonder I have been married to the same good woman for almost 30 years
Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts!
Keep on Sparkin'!