Seems like a good mix of strength, endurance & cardio. We even have a nice training loop in the neighborhood.
Hubby & I went on our first trip to Sipsey Wilderness Area last weekend. I loved being back in the woods… the sounds, the scents, the visuals. We’re going back this summer for sure because there were at least a dozen little swimming holes with soft sandy beaches… in shades of aqua & sea green! It’s AMAZING!
Taking care of myself & getting healthy turned out to be a much better goal than losing weight.
After more than a year of compromised immune function, I’m on the mend. It’s weird, but when my immune system got better, the weight started melting off. I’ve lost 15 pounds without even trying.
Hubby’s doc suggested some changes that, for me, basically mean eating less red meat & simple starches. He’s finally taking my pleas for more fish & occasional vegetable proteins to heart. Yay.
for me to go back to the gym, but instead of starting with a bodybuilding program, he suggested that I focus on endurance for at least a few months. The immediate target is 30-45 minutes of either fast walking or circuit training 3-5 times a week. So far I’ve had two days of walking & today was my first circuit training class. It was tougher than I thought it would be
- which may be proof that it’s the right place to start.
Hopefully, before 2011, I’ll be back on a regular weightlifting program, only this time I think I’m going to hire a good trainer to get me started. I’ve lifted for most of my life, so I KNOW what to do, but I tend to push myself hard, and that’s not going to work in my favor while I’m bouncing back from a year of illness.
isn’t eating when you feel certain emotions. It’s eating INSTEAD of feeling those emotions. I’m not sure how much I do this, but it’s definitely something to think about…
Apparently I’m WAY more stressed than I felt, so I think stress recognition & relief has to be a top priority here.
My ph balance has been restored & inflammation markers are down. As a result, I’ve FINALLY been able to lose a few pounds.
Rotator cuff injury – on my “GOOD” side this time. It hurts! :(
whine, whimper, whine
Alkaline levels are already starting to return to normal so maybe the issue of the acid blood will be over soon. We think it may have been related to a chemical exposure. Won’t go into details, but I’ll just say beware new carpet, even if it’s supposedly “green…”
Seems like the weight issue is beginning to resolve as well… The doc has given me the ok to up my activity level again next week, so that should help too…
and watching my food like a hawk for the past week and combined with the meds, it seems to be paying off. My clothes are already fitting a little better. If nothing else, I’ve at least stopped gaining, and at this point, I’ll take what I can get.