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Monday, July 22, 2013

Wow, what a good weekend! Had a good night's sleep (except for a couple weird dreams . . . what's up with that?)

Sure coulda slept longer this morning but I love having coffee & chatting with DH before he leaves for work, so was up at 6. But there could be a nap in my future . . .

I realized something yesterday . . . . although I have been keeping very active (working in the yard, in the wood, etc.), I have been held hostage by one of my fears.

I've been putting off starting a 'real' fitness program because I am afraid of hurting my back/shoulder/neck again. On the three times that I have 'declared war' on this next 10 pounds, I've jumped in with both feet only to get knocked back on my backside.

I hate hurting and I don't want to EVER do that again.

So, I am breaking free!

I've given it a lot of thought and have come up with a plan.

Smaller steps will cover the same distance. By going slower, I just might get there faster, and without another setback.

So, today I began walking laps inside our fenced area (about one acre).

I put together a list of basic core exercises that I will concentrate on.

I'm starting slowly.

In time, I'll add some light weights and the eliptical whenever I feel it's safe to do so.

Reminders to self:
I am on my own program.
I am not in competition with anyone else.
I am not setting a time goal to accomplish any of my goals.
I am listening to my body and will do what I think is best/safest.
I am taking care of me.
I am determined to go forward, even if it means holding steady or taking a step back from time to time. But I am going forward.

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