Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I last blogged. I know we’re in November but I wanted to get a head-start on the goals I hope to accomplish next year. I love to hike, walk, chase waterfalls, go to the beach, camping, thrill seeking, etc. Goals are in no particular order.
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1: Continue THERAPY (PRIORITY)
2: Visit the GRAND CANYON
3: Visit AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK, GEORGIA (Excellent blog post)
4: COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY (This really matters and I need to stop pretending that it doesn’t. I worked hard at getting my degree)
5: Blog more (Writing is something I’ve always loved to do)
6: Learn to play the PIANO (I found a decent piano, for beginners, from Amazon (PIANO). I can teach myself to play. Private lessons are expensive.)
7: Promote my book (Ways to PROMOTE your book)
8: Eat HEALTHY MEALS and EXCERISE more. (PRIORITY)
9: Start a RAISED BED GARDEN.
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I will definitely be going back to my regular gym once I’ve seen the physical therapist this week about my shoulder injury. I enjoyed having structure + it’s just a better vibe and fit for me. However, I do like the fact that now the hubs and I can workout together cause he is so not into doing HIIT.
My plan is to downgrade my membership at my gym so that we’re still able to keep the membership with Planet Fitness. The downgrade would give me 8 workouts a month; so 2 days a week at Regymen and 3 days a week at Planet Fitness.
Continue reading “First Workout Today; Planet Fitness”
If the older me could go back and talk with the younger me, I would tell myself to take better care of myself; mind, body and spirit. Self care has become of utmost importance to me now. I may be going on 52 years old, but I’m doing what I can, that’s within my control.
I strongly suggest being your own advocate to ensure you have doctors that are listening to you as well. You know your body better than anyone. So many things went unnoticed because I put too much trust in what my previous doctors would tell me when I knew something was not right. You have a right to request your medical records and the things that I would come across.
Continue reading “Yesterday’s Working”
Not sure exactly when or how I hurt my shoulder but it definitely affected me yesterday while working out. I had to do some modifications and not go as heavy with the weights for my left shoulder. If it’s not better by next week, then I’ll need to get it checked out because moving it a certain way hurts like a mutha.
I’ll be working out again in the morning and decided today that I’ll start going in 3x’s a week (plus my workout on Sunday mornings) instead of 2. I want to change my mindset on how I view Monday’s and start appreciating that I’ve been given another chance, to see another day. Plus I really do enjoy going to workout. I know there are some things to be concerned about as I get older, but hopefully with exercising and taking better care of myself, I can help lessen the blow.
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Today I reached my 50th workout at my gym. I received a t-shirt to celebrate that milestone.
When I first started doing HIIT, I bout died. I still feel that way when I go workout and in my head, I’m saying all sorts of cuss words. LOL! But once the workout is over, I’m pretty proud of myself and happy that I got it done. I never would have thought I’d be someone that enjoyed going to the gym to workout.
I like to do my workout in the mornings which is the 6:15 a.m. class during the week. I’m up usually around 5:30 so I give myself enough time to brush my teeth, get dressed, feed the cat and eat a light snack. Also, this gives me enough time to get to the gym so I can stretch and get a warm-up in to get my heart rate slightly up.
Continue reading “A Milestone At The Gym”
Within the last 3 months or so, I’ve gained at least 20 lbs. It could be a combination of my medical issues – Hypothyroidism. My Hysterectomy – Note to self: Make appointment to have levels checked since I’m on hormonal medication. My not eating healthy which includes my addiction to soda at times. Not exercising…
Previously to my taking note of my weight gain, I was already feeling down in the dumps as I have never been this overweight before. However, I’ve never been one to shy away from taking pictures and posting them (online), regardless as to what I’m wearing. When it comes to wearing certain clothing in public – now. Not happening! No sir reeeee!!!
I’d bought a pretty swimsuit at Wal-Mart awhile back. I wore it to take a picture in and then only wore the top out. I have NEVER worn a bikini (the bottom) before (let alone in public) but I bought this particular swimsuit that has it. I kept telling myself that I was going to step out of my comfort zone (eventually) and wear it in public. That time came over the weekend when the hubster and I went down to the pool to swim.
I recently did a semi-chop to my hair, so excuse the wild hair look *smiling*. Hoping I can stay on this natural hair journey because relaxers seem to be killing my hair.
Continue reading “We Are Our Worst Critic…”