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Getting healthy 10 minutes at a time

Monday, October 22, 2012

DH asked me if his month off wasn't too hard on me yesterday; I told him that we passed our anniversary without divorcing so I guess not.

The truth is that our vacation in Kauai could've been even better if he would just wake up to the fact that he is killing himself slowly. We joke about my parents who have a hard time moving before noon, but at the rate he is going he will turn into them.

As I blogged, I just couldn't sit around all morning. I'm good at relaxing, but not THAT good & my days need SOME movement. Preferably before 11 am. I figured the first week he needed to relax, but told him after that that I couldn't sit around all morning.

One day we were debating what to do & when it became apparent we were doing nothing in a hurry, I told him I was walking to one of the shopping areas & I'd call him to get a ride back (because of the heat).

It was only a 2 mile walk, but even at 10:30 am I was dripping in sweat & tired by the time I got there. A fruit smoothie restored me.

He was exhausted after our 5 1/2 hr photo tour which included some walking, but really wasn't bad. I felt fine. He claimed it was the heat. He is not willing to acknowledge that his lack of activity & extra weight is taking a toll on his lifestyle.

I know I should be more sympathetic as I've been there, done that, but even when I was 30 lbs heavier I was exercising regularly.

It doesn't take running like I do. It doesn't take hrs. It all starts with just 10 minutes. Today I have lots of little to-dos on my list so I'm doing that much needed ST in 10 minute increments. Heck, I was reading an article not too long ago saying just 5-7 minutes morning, noon & night will help keep your metabolism humming along, which will potentially help you lose even more weight.

My aim today is to get in 30 minutes ST - broken down into 3 10 minutes sessions. And SP makes that pretty easy to do. And if you run out of time & don't get them all done . . . at least you've done something!

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    i tend to try to add 10 more minutes to my workout. and sometimes even when i have no energy i still go for 10 minutes. i vary my intensity. but there is very little excuse to not start.
    2041 days ago
    emoticon I really need to work on the ST, great idea.
    2041 days ago
    What a great idea!! Just do 10 mins of ST, 3 times a day. Hey, I'd settle for just a 'streak' of doing 10 mins a day!!

    Have a great day!
    2041 days ago
    I just told a dear friend over the weekend that it was like watching him slowly kill himself by the way he eats. He's been recently
    starting to make slow changes, so at least
    there is some hope.
    2041 days ago
    You need to keep pushing - gently - your agenda FOR YOURSELF.

    You cannot change him or cause him to change through words. . .only actions and the net result of those actions.

    My hubby doesn't 'buy into' my changes but has been watching and lately has begun to acknowledge my successes. . .and is now accompanying me to the gym, albeit without much enthusiasm.

    Remember - IT IS A PROCESS - you stick with it and be willing to bring along those who develop their own interest.
    2041 days ago
    A month off without divorcing is a big win!!
    10 minute increments is a great way to go.
    Hopefully he will learn to follow your example....or maybe he needs a scare from the doctor like Greg.
    2041 days ago
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