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A Fool No More!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The time to change is now! What better time to make changes in my life then now. My daughter is older and is starting to want to do more so I really should get her more involved with my fitness program- unfortunately I can't take her to the gym with me for a few years yet. They need to be 13 and she is only 9.

I have been doing more things like swimming and walking back the road so she can ride her bike and well soon basketball season will be here...

I am still nursing my achillies tendon back after surgery. Therapy has gone well and actually I have better movement in this foot then I do the other one.

Nutrition has changed dramatically for me in the last few months. I love all the fresh produce I have been able to get my hands on.

So why do I struggle so much? Well I just need to fess up! I need to push myself harder; am I capable of doing the movements since my surgery? who knows I haven't tried too aweful hard. I only push myself to 50% of capacity and use the excuses of being so busy I don't have time.... well when I do work out I need to apply 100% not just 50% of me... and quit using this tendon as a free goof off card. NO more!

I need to add resistance to the bike when I ride it, carry hand weights when I walk and not be ashamed to pump those arms!

Lets just see what 100% will get me!

We have this weight loss competition going at work and soon work will be paying for 70% of our fee for weight watchers. and if we meet our 20% weight loss we will get $25 of our 30% back - who would do this at 50% only a fool!
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  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    I admire you for getting your daughter involved in a healthy lifestyle! Well it sounds like you know what you need to do and you sound determined to do this. Love the attitude!!
    3183 days ago
  • PORGY_58
    Thumper ... what a way to encourage your daughter's fitness by incorporating her into your work outs.

    Part of the battle is already won when you make these kinds of choices.

    But, exercise doesn't need to be structured. Remember when you were her age, what did you do? What did you play? We were outside for hours at a time and just played non-stop.

    Have you ever tried to have a log roll competition? Huh? Lie down on the ground with your arms over your head and attempt (I say attempt because this ain't easy for a mature woman with hips and tata's) to roll in a straight line to a predetermined finish line. Or better yet, try doing the same thing on the side of a hill and roll up the hill.

    Believe it or not, you will be working more muscles than you can imagine just trying to roll strainght.

    Make up games ... play childhood games like tag (you don't have to run, it can be a walking game. Just get out and breath the air and enjoy your daughter!
    3183 days ago
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    That sounds like a fabulous deal at work! And I love that you are getting your daughter involved in your healthy lifestyle. :) Sounds like you've got your mind right and you're ready to do this!
    3183 days ago
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