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BL Fall Challenge Leaves of Change-Pink Panther team Week 1

Friday, September 07, 2012

We are supposed to write about some things that we need to work on this round of our BLC challenge.

For me it is really all about exercise. With my current health issues it is making it really hard to do what I want to do for any length of time.

But I am determined to get in at least 20 minutes a day of SOMETHING, ANYTHING.

So I will be working on:
1. Walking - I can use the track at the gym or go outside when it gets a bit cooler but I will have to use my trusty PINK emoticon It is PINK and FAB!!

2. Recumbent bike - I can use this at the gym when I go which I am going to make a 3 x a week journey emoticon

3. Water aerobics - I do this at the gym before my warm water PT this is also going to be a 2 x a week journey (they only do the water aerobics twice a week) emoticon

4. Treadmill. - this will be my back up plan for when I cannot or do not go to the gym

My motto will be *I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 20 MINUTES*

I am going to work on that time and increase it by 4 minutes a week until I am doing a full hour of exercise 6 days a week by the time this challenge ends in 10 weeks.
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    Take that hot pink emoticon and rock it as long as you can! Not on the yuckmill please. I think that would be dangerous.

    Pool walk and do your water aerobics. emoticon

    Hop on the emoticon and READ or write a new Gracie story before you know it you will have ridden to Timbuktu or even better Azure emoticon

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    3157 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12613737
    I love the motto! You CAN do it!!
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  • -COURT-
    Great list. I know you and you will acheive your goals. emoticon

    Go Pink!!
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    Comment edited on: 9/7/2012 9:57:53 PM
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  • MARTY19
    You can do anything. Give me a kick inn the butt so I join you,

    to the moon,
    3170 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan to me! You can do it!!!!

    I definitely understand the frustration of health problems making it so that you can do what you want or even at some level feel like you should. I know that I really struggled with that--still do sometimes--with my bad hip! But I keep reminding myself of my grandmother and my mother-in-law, both of whom had to recover from heart problems (my grandmother had a heart attack when she was 80 or so, my MIL had a viral infection in her heart). In both cases, they were even less able at first to walk than I was with my bad hip. At first they would get up and literally walk around the chair they were sitting in--and do that multiple times a day. When they were a little stronger, they walked a little farther--say to a coffee table and back. Then they walked farther still, to the door and back.. Then a little farther still.

    My grandmother is now 94 and while this past year she finally had to give up her house because yard work got to be too much, she's still pretty mobile and independent. She uses a cane to help with her balance, but she still walks on her own. My MIL is able to go for walks around her neighborhood. At first she had to use a walker but now she doesn't even need that. She's not back to where she was before the heart infection, but every day she continues to be stronger and better able to move around and she has resumed being able to do things she took for granted before she got sick--things like grocery shopping, running errands, visiting friends, going for garden walks, etc.

    I know that the road recovering from an injury is hard and frustrating and at times discouraging, but I keep reminding myself of what they did. If they hadn't pushed themselves, if they hadn't said "I can't walk to the kitchen yet, but I can at least get up out of this chair and walk around it" they would STILL be trapped in that chair. My grandmother probably wouldn't still be alive. But they didn't give up and those baby steps COUNT. I've never had to deal with anything that debilitating.... when I started walking again after I hurt my hip it hurt but I could walk for a whole 15 minutes---maybe a half a mile! That's a lot better than going around a chair. And I kept at it and last weekend I walked the Mackinac Bridge--a whole 5 miles! Plus I walked around Mackinaw City doing touristy stuff. I couldn't have done that three years ago. By next year, I'll be even stronger, fitter, and healthier. Hopefully I'll even be pain free by then. But I certainly won't be trapped in my body.
    3170 days ago
    awww! you CAN do this. You're too fabulous not to. xxxxoooo

    3170 days ago
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