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NSV I am an Active Person

Friday, February 24, 2017

I certainly wouldn't have made that statement 6 months ago. I used to lounge around until around 10 when I would start work for the day. Then, I would spend a lot of my day at the computer. Once in a while, I would get myself to the gym, do Leslie Sansone, Walk it Out or get on the treadmill. My exercise was about 45 minutes a day. I would get about 4 - 6,000 steps a day on the days I went to the Y.

I did ride once or twice a week, but I had absolutely no stamina and my balance was way off. I did pilates once or twice a week too. I guess I was active, but not like I am now.

It didn't dawn on me how active I have become until a couple days ago. I had a cervical epidural and my doc was worried that I may start leaking spinal fluid. So, he said I had to lay for 2 days. What??? Me lay??? NO.... I have a new routine

I am out of bed by 8 every morning and I am out walking. I try to get at least 4,000 steps and 30 minutes in by 9 at the very latest. Throughout the day, I try to walk for 2 hours and at least (the very least) 10,000 steps. Most days I exceed 10,000 and get to 14,000 or more.

I am now able to ride two horses when I go to the barn. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do a lot of that this winter. At least it hasn't seemed like it to my, but my trainer said I have ridden more this winter than any other. She is amazed at how good my stamina is. I am barely breaking a sweat from riding.

Needless to say, I didn't do well with the stay in bed thing. I took it easy yesterday and only got 7500 steps or so.

It was when I was walking this morning that I realized that I am an active person. I am always walking and moving now instead of sitting. I went to have a shirt made and they told me I have lost 3 inches off my waist since I had my riding suit made.

I am one lb away from being in the 160's and it seems to be taking forever. In September, I was 195 so I am not complaining.

I feel so much better getting out and walking every day. I will do snow and heat, but I do not like the rain and freezing rain emoticon

By the way, I never got the spinal headache emoticon
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    You. Are. Awesome. I'm so proud of you!!! The fitter we get the better riders we become and the easier it is for our horses.
    782 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Look at YOU! So proud of this lifestyle change you've made. Great weight loss, but even more important to our health is the increased every-day movement. Fantastic NSV, Nina!
    783 days ago
    I'm SO happy to hear about this awesome news dear Nina. I need to be more active on a continual basis...I have lots of fits and starts..just not enough and I have no excuse...our weather is awesome!
    784 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm glad you never got the predicted headache.
    786 days ago
    That's great!!
    I don't know if this doctor did you last shot or no but the headache is related to the skill of the dr and the placement of the needle.
    Hope u feel better.
    787 days ago
    787 days ago
    My mother seems to think that riding a horse is aerobic exercise. It is exercise, but it is not aerobic! Good for you for increasing your activity.
    787 days ago
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