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my excuses......

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are not as many as they once were.
Right now, my biggest excuse is the wind. The collllldddddd collldddd wind.
I can tolerate a light rain, I can tolerate the heat, I can tolerate the chill, but I just cant tolerate the wind.
Even covering my head and ears with a boggan or a band, I cant do it.
So I have been seriously considering getting a treadmill. Despite my despise!!
I had one, and a few years ago, the belt began to wobble, so Honey, in his best Bob Vila or more like (Tim the Toolman Taylor) voice, says he can fix it.
Despite the instructions telling not to tighten the belt while the belt was moving, he did so, and the belt slowly began to shred down one side.
I could still walk on it, but it would lunge, I would be walking and suddenly it would slow to the point I could never feel comfortable to get a good walk going,
So I gave it away, I know it wouldnt have costed much to have the belt totally replaced, but by that time I had discovered my love of outdoor walking and thought I would never want to walk on another treadmill again.
And I really dont, but something has to give.
The wind seems to taunt me, I will look outside and see sunshine, open the front door and be hit full in my face with a bitter cold wind.
I know I need to be patient, I know warm, and even hot days are only weeks away.
I am doing pretty fair as far as my counting calories, carbs, fat, etc goes.
Have been upping my protein again and trying to get some cardio just around the house.
I walk when I can.
Which seriously, since the first of the year, I think I have tracked maybe 5 or 6 days only.
If we havent been under a foot of snow, we have been under ice, or rain, or freezing rain, or wind so bitter cold and today it is around 15 mph.
I look ahead to the days forecast to see where not only the temp reads, but the mph of the wind and the chill factor.
I will keep an update of the treadmill decision.
Today I have been trying to catch up on some much needed housework, the sun is shining so bright but the wind will not allow me to even attempt to walk.
So, instead, I have cleared out a corner of the spare bedroom, and have stacked up all the stuff I am going to try to sell or give away.
And I have cleaned out my hallway.
My back is absolutely killing me, and I know new bra shopping is in my very near future.
I really need to find an exercise plan that helps me focus on back issues.
and toning.
and strenghening.
So, back to my housework.
And a nice spinach and tuna salad, with apples, grapes, oranges, and cottage cheese for dinner.
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    Winter can really play a number on us. The second I start breathing that cold air my lungs are a mess and I can hardly breathe. Be gentle with yourself and do what you feel is best for you. Spring will come when it's ready.

    2430 days ago
  • TOOBUSY035
    Yoga is wonderful for your back. If there are no class in your area, you could search routines on youtube.
    2432 days ago
    Spring is coming - emoticon emoticon
    I had to laugh, Tim the tool man Taylor emoticon
    emoticon on getting the food under control
    I'm still struggling with that emoticon
    2432 days ago
    Hang in there, the weather will improve and you will get back to outdoor walking. I love my treadmill, but I run on it. Walking on a treadmill is boring to me. It seems as though you're very active around the house which is good. Good Luck!!! emoticon emoticon
    2432 days ago
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