60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 60,858

It Begins....

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I spent NYE at the gym. In fact, I'm still there. Free wifi. I checked on my dad and had a brief heart stopping moment. There are certain clues that he's home and certain clues that he's away. It makes it sort of easy for me to drive by and have some idea of whether I can go in and b/s. Tonight, the clues were mixed. Rather than go rushing in (my instinct), I called my sister. He was over there. So I went home. Napped, then headed to the gym.

At 12:05, Dad called to wish me Happy New Year. Keep in mind, he's 90. Normally, he's snoozing by 10. Apparently, hanging with my sister until 9pm energized him some. So I talked to him while doing leg presses. He called my g/f, too. That freaked her out. She was working and couldn't answer the phone and he didn't leave a message. When I got out of the shower, I had 4 voice mails from her. Cracked me up.

Anyway, I spent about 90 minutes working out. Nothing intense. Just some cardio and a light lower body workout. Tomorrow, I'll be more cardio and a core work out. The next day, cardio and upper body. Then cardio and a light whole body work out. This will help me figure out the machines again, get used to working the body, and give me an idea of how to structure things for the future.

I've got to start working in base miles on the bike and walk/running outside as well. After a long period of inactivity, I've got a major project ahead of me. I need to sit down and come up with reasonable goals and benchmarks. Right now, my only one is to be able to run a 5K by the end of the month. Modest. Achievable. And something I need to do.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Good for you, keep up the good work and tackle your goals slowly and enjoy the journey, it's more fun that way !!
    2269 days ago
    I hope 2013 brings you great success in your health, fitness and other life goals. Good luck. Enjoy!
    2274 days ago
    I love that you spent NYE in the gym. Seems like you are getting back on track and that's awesome! You will be back to your fitness levels in no time.
    2275 days ago
    My mom is 85 and stayed with me this New Year's Eve. Since I have no TV, she was in bed by 10:30 pm.
    I know what you mean about sitting down and coming up with reasonable goals and benchmarks. It is one of my goals to do before Jan 15/13.
    Have a good 2013 and have great times with your Dad!
    2275 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.