I have been redoing my studio/home, and finding all these old photos. #TBT this is where we grew up. One of my first surgeries for polio, and the cast on my leg, that drove me crazy. I still remember walking on crutches for so long-and since it was summer not being able to ride a bike.
I love these 70’s fashions
When I was little my grandmother would watch-and do the exercise program Jack Lalanne most every morning. It got me in the habit of doing some kind of movement everyday. For most of my life I was very active, but in the last couple of years, some physical problems and stress have been an issue and now I cannot seem to get to the point where I can lose wight and feel fit. This is a time in my life where I really need to be “lighter” and more focused. I have been doing a food experiment and I have found a big problem with sugar. So this week the sweets have been going away and I can really tell a difference. Now, to stop the sugar completely for a couple of weeks to see if things improve even more. Do you have any food issues?
Photo: Steve Armstrong
This photo is a sample of what our area looks like.
At the start of a new week, I review my health and fitness goals and plans. It has been a little tough the last few weeks, the very wet weather and all the fungi and pollen really drags me down. I have been able to get my diet more together, no wheat or dairy, the only thing left to reduce is sugar, the hardest for me. I have started to feel lighter and sleeping is much better. My exercise has been lax-just can’t get myself out and walk in the rain-so I have joined the YMCA for the fall/winter months. I feel I need that extra support, the classes and equipment to increase my workouts. A time and life go by it gets harder and harder to loose weight as well as keep the body from falling apart-I see it in my relatives, so just trying to get a head start.
It is amazing, as you get older how quickly you can get out of shape and how hard it is to get back on track. Back in March I began working out and watching my diet, I lost 10 pounds, was starting to feel better. I was doing yoga and we had the Wii dance game and I did that every evening. Some how I injured my shoulder, a one point I could hardly life my arm. I stopped, it was so sad I couldn’t get myself to do anything, and I ate a lot of food, crazy food, I usually never eat. In the last two months I have gained back even more weight and feel terrible, and depressed.
This week I finally started moving again. The crazy food is gone for three days so far, but it is a challenge to stay on track. Today I feel a little more like my old self, so that is a good sign, and I am writing it down so maybe I can anticipate the stress that so easily derails my plans. Exercise is something that I know I need to feel right, keeping it going is where I struggle, I have to do it now it so important.