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Eye opening reality ....

Monday, May 27, 2013

For the past 2-3 years I've let my depression get the best of me. I used to be fairly active with walking, bike riding and going to the gym on a regular basis. Slowly my activity decreased to the point where I made futile efforts to go to the gym but lacking any motivation I finally just gave up. Every day I think, "I need to get up off my butt and go for a walk, go to the gym or a bike ride". But it was just that I would "think" about it but wouldn't do anything about it. I've developed diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Who do I have to blame, well me of course. At the doorstep of 57 years old I need to make up my mind what I want to do, follow my grandmother, mother and aunts and die in my late 50's or early 60's or get up off my butt and do something.

As I sat looking out at the wonderful sunshine and listening to the weather this morning I made the last minute decision to go for a bike ride. Threw on some clothes put the bike rack on my car, loaded the bike and off I went. Boy did I ever have an eye opening experience. I'm very out of shape, got very winded, and felt the tightness in my legs. I had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath & rest my legs and could only go about 3 miles before I decided I may have bitten off more than I could chew and decided maybe I should take baby steps so I don't fall over from a heart attack.

So I've come to the realization that I need to start out slow to build up my endurance but I definitely need to move more.
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  • NHES220
    Glad you got out there, but start slow and build and you will be amazed at how much better you start to feel!
    1819 days ago
    Slow and steady wins the race!! Good plan to start slow to build up your endurance!!


    1819 days ago
    Thank you ... I need all the encouragement I can get emoticon
    1820 days ago
    Keep focused for success. You can do it too. Go for it.
    1820 days ago
    Slow is the best way, but you got up and got moving. Good for you. Hang in there and just keep moving. I have to make myself move when I am resistant sometimes. emoticon
    1820 days ago
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