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#TBT Kentucky

Shirley 02 001

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.

Exercise and Health

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?

Mushrooms

Health and Fitness

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.

Workout

Exercise

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.

 

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