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Day 3 of "Routine" Exercise...

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Been telling myself for weeks now that routine is necessary. Finding that routine has been difficult for me for several reasons which include physical incapabilities. (Meaning, I've been putting it off. Procrastinating.)

Been telling my doctors that I really do want to get back to taking 10,000+ steps daily. How can I do that if I'm avoiding the exercise?

The exercise I have been doing has strictly been indoors....until Monday. Monday morning was a beautiful morning. I promised myself the night before that I would take Carlie, my pup, for a walk. Even if it was a short walk Monday morning.

We did manage that walk. And a "Beast" was awakened. Meaning now every morning around that same time Carlie is standing in front of me pleading for her walk. If I don't move right away, she actually growls at me until I do start moving!! emoticon

Depending on the pain level, we've been adding a bit more to our walks every morning. Monday we started at about 10 minutes. Tuesday was closer to 20 minutes. Today was 35 minutes. We're both worn out by the time we get home.

The only thing I haven't been watching as closely is the lymphedema in my legs. emoticon But, the way I look at it, if I don't start losing quicker that will just hang on longer. It may be worth just suffering with it a bit to get rid of it entirely.

Up till now, I've just been watching my diet. Every one of you knows that there's more to it than your diet. Or, excuse me, the food that you eat. A body has to move more too.

I've been making excuse after excuse since my first accident for not getting back into the routine of exercise. Whether it is a lack of doctor support or just not wanting to risk the pain. It's seriously time to stop all of the excuses and just do it.

I've lost the weight once, I can do it again no matter the circumstances. I must use whatever is available to me, stop making excuses every day, and just do it!!

There are others out in the world in worse shape than I am in who have achieved success through this process. Taking it into themselves to just do it. I can be like that as well. I've done it before when they didn't think I would be able to do it. I can do it again. It doesn't matter how old I am. I WILL NOT end up in a wheelchair as I see countless others my size or larger.

No offense intended to anyone out there who is handicapped in any way. I've been there myself. I don't intend to go back to that again if I can help it. Even if it takes a few years to get to my goal weight, which it probably will.

Carlie will be sure to get me going every morning. The mornings that we can't go out due to weather will need to be an indoor exercise or gym day.
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    103 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    Good for you, my friend! Every little bit helps and then just build on to that each week, when you feel you are able. I think Carly will definitely be a great motivator for you!
    Good luck to you! But i KNOW you cab do it!
    103 days ago
    WTG! Go girl, GO!
    104 days ago
  • MOEE45
    You are doing fantastic! Good for you! From one Spark Friend to another I am so very proud of you and Carlie! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    104 days ago
    Yeah for a persistent pup! I have one of those, too. Best exercise buddy EVER! They do not stand for excuses!

    Good for you doing what you can and building on it. That's the way to do it.

    105 days ago
    emoticon Bless her heart!
    105 days ago
    Jules I know you've had a rough time for a long time now but I also know what a determined person you are.
    You're doing great and what better reason to go for a walk than to enjoy it with a pup at your heal. Aren't they the best therapy?? emoticon
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    stay safe and keep well, enjoy your day emoticon
    105 days ago
    Well, good for you and Carlie! emoticon

    You sound just like me. I don't know what has gotten into me this time around. I feel like I have been in the Twilight Zone, between my fall, surgery, physical therapy, bad weather and now Covid19!!! My mojo just keeps evading me time and time again. I lost 103 pounds and gained back 30 during this time over the past almost a couple years and I swear this 30 feels like it is glued on! emoticon
    But, I keep at it when I can and won't give up. Like you said, I did it before I can do it again.
    Just have to do it and stick with it!!!! I have started recording Sit and Be Fit on PBS each morning -it is a really good program. Chair exercise is so good for those of us with mobility issues (like me and my bad knees).

    Let's kick emoticon those pounds to the curb! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    105 days ago
    emoticon ON YOUR PROGRESS emoticon emoticon emoticon
    105 days ago
    God bless Carlie! Its fine to let her be your reason for getting out there for a nice walk. emoticon Wow! Growling. .... They know how beneficial a walk plus getting outdoors is! And consistent walking and motion will help you in so many ways! ....I believe in you And know you can do it! Keep me posted! 🤗..💓..
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