Thursday, July 03, 2008 

Third day and still going strong.....

Just finished walking with Leslie in my living room. She looked fresh as a daisy.....I was one droopy daisy! I started with the one mile walk and the first day had to use my cane to get through it. Yesterday I was able to get through the whole thing without the use of my cane....(and the Rocky Balboa came out in me..cue the music!)

"Wooohooo" I thought, "I bet I could do this tomorrow with the hand weights." So I added 3 pound hand weights today and did manage to finish the one mile walk without the cane but I'm certainly not fresh as a a matter of fact I hear the shower calling my name.

I've been trying to add other forms of exercise in addition to walking with Leslie. Today I also found my copy of "8 Minutes in the Morning" and did the first strength training exercises. It took me 20 minutes (but that's cause I had to find the hand weights that I tossed under the bed and then I had to get all the dust bunnies off them. Did I mention that it took me 10 minutes just to get off the floor?)

Yesterday I got my copy of Core Rthymns in the mail. So this morning I started my career as a Latin Dancer. Considering I have no rthymn, a huge core, sagging muscles under an ample protective layer of fat, boobs that bob up and down with the music, an umbilical hernia , don't know right from left and have a bum knee....I did really well. As you might have guessed I'm in the Kick Start section of the DVD where I'm beginning to kick myself for starting it. However it was fun and will certainly help whittle away my middle not to mention get Mr. Wonderful all hot and sweaty (and he wasn't even exercising!) The music makes you want to move and it is something very different that I can do at home . The moves are really exaggerated so it's a good thing I can do this in the privacy of my home without having to send my exercise partners into therapy.

I lost another pound....what if it is water? It still counts and I'll take all the help I can get!

We are still planning our trip to Philadelphia and I'm planning on running (or maybe a slower amble) the steps made famous the Rocky films, leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Don't worry I'll have the EMS service nearby. It probably won't be as dramatic as it was in the movie but it will still be one small victory.

Daisy Dilemma: What do you see yourself doing that will really push you?

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Girlfriend, I feel so horrible that I haven't been able to check in on all of my blogging friends lately. Know that you've been on my heart and mind and in my prayers, though. I'm proud of you for doing this...and quite honestly, I think I NEEDED the swift kick in the butt that your posts here have given me today.

Love you!!

:-) Susan


Exercise is what we all need!! I believe that it WILL HELP you lose weight!! I truly believe in it!! GREAT!! I am so happy to see you get going again...Sandy

I am so proud of you. You are making real progress. ATTA GIRL!!!!!!
Love ya to pieces.

As The Tides Turn... See? Who's who's inspiration now? I'm certainly NOBODY's inspiration! YOU are inspiring me! But as for your dilemma? I see myself sitting in a wheelchair being pushed! LOL! Okay... make that my WAGON! That core dancing thing sounds FUN though! I'll have to look for that!

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