Going for a goal
Sunday, August 19, 2012
So I just passed my 49th birthday a week ago. I started a Fit by Fifty journal on my computer a year ago. And guess where I am today? Exactly where I was a year ago. I looked at my weight chart, and I'm still in the same place. I have varied in the last year by just a few pounds. Which tells me my body is very comfortable right where it's at.
I feel like crap right now. My joints hurt, and I'm tired all the time. I don't seem to get enough sleep, and for the last 2 yrs I've been working on a master's degree. I now have 1 semester left to go.
I want things to change this year. I don't want to focus on the numbers, I want to focus on feeling better.
I just finished reading the Skinny Rules by Bob Harper. In my calorie counting, I'm going to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, and lean protein. I just want to not hurt so badly. If somone has any ideas for reducing joint pain, I'd like to hear it. My hips just ache a lot. I'm a nurse, so I'm on my feet a lot. I wear good shoes, but this achiness just doesn't want to go away. It's not really painful, just annoying. I don't want to take a walk at the end of the day. I end up taking Motrin or Tylenol a lot, and I'd like to get away from that.
I'm going to try more yoga.
Well, that's it for now. I hope to get on here and blog more often. I like Spark People. I use My Fitness Pal to keep track of calories because it's easier, but I find all the motivating articles, etc on here to be very interesting. I just need to do it, instead of letting the stress of daily living stop me.