Day two of Cardio Spark Streak. I hope I look back at today a month from now and smile because it is so much more important to me and a great habit forming, and shyly I hope it is easier.
Today I woke up late because I could not get to sleep til 4am last night so I was behind on my daily plan scheduled. I wanted to revisit the Y for a weightlifting workout since it has been a month since I have been there. But being short on time I decided to walk there to get my cardio in instead of driving there and having time for both cardio and weightlifting.
It is only 5 blocks away from my house so I coated up and put on my fanny pack & oxygen fanny pack and headed out. 5 blocks sounds easy right, wrong. It is all uphill, (Big hill) from my house and my hip joints were begging me to stop the hole way there much less my huffing and puffing and continual need for stops. It took me 20 minutes to go 5 blocks and they were 20 hellish minutes. But I just kept saying to myself, go to that next tree, then the next one and so on til I got there. It would probably have been alot easier if I drove there and then just walked around the large Flat gym for 20 min, lol. But I did it and that just makes it easier the next time.
I talked to the trainer that was there to get some exercise help to strengthen my hip joints so I am not in so much pain each time I walk. Last year it took me about three months before my hip joint pain became milder when walking and I don't think I got three months of that kind of pain in me right now. She was very helpful and I did several of them before I left the workout room and they are things I can do at home too. So hopefully it will get easier soon.
All this silly dribble to say another day and I am very happy this night thinking about what I accomplished today. About 2 hrs weights and 40 minutes of Cardio. I didn't get everything done in the house I wanted done but I did take care of me first today again and that makes me happy.
Now it is time for a change of subject. After being gone so long from here I wanted to catch up on each of my spark friends, so I have taken one a day and read over several of each blogs to update myself and be a support as I am supported. But wow I have to say I am surprised.
I had to get away for awhile to relight the Spark, but while I was tiptoeing through the mental daisies, I see I was not the only one going through this same battle of loosing the spark and falling back into wrong habits and old life styles and difficult struggles almost over powering us. Only they have been faithful to stick with staying here and trying to work it out here.
I am not ashamed but in someways I think I should be. I see that we all are in need of others to help keep that Spark lit and offer encouragement as so many have done for me, and I was just too focused on me to see it. I will do better this time around.
Well it is Spring time and it is the perfect time for a new beginning for us all. I love how one Sparker " said it was time to "Clean House" and laid it all out like it is and no pretty words to dance around the truth. I find in my life when I face the truth and share it, it somehow looses it's grip on me and the uphill battle I was facing like my walk today, becomes a small thing and easy to conquer. So heres to Truth and keeping it all in the Light so those little devils that like to pull us down have no more power over us !