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The difference a year makes

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One year ago today I dislocated my shoulder and broke a piece bone off my shoulder humus head almost the size of a baseball. So a year later I no longer own my business, I no longer work a physical job and my career is a whole new world in which I have no experience in. I also gained 35 lbs because I went from a physical job to a desk job. I have experienced depression, lack of motivation, a lack of passion, a lack of energy and a ton of stress. I have developed a bad blood pressure problem which I have never had before and a lot of symptoms that seem to be a possible heart problem. But....

today my heart test were normal. My heart is strong I am just fat and severely out of shape. I have been caffeine free for 10 days and soda free for two days. My eating is better and I am determined to be more active. And GOD has seen my family and I through all of the many trials and have met all of our needs. We should have been bankrupt, without a home but GOD show his grace to us in so many ways. So now it is time to get my big butt off the couch and live life again. So I am getting serious again(pun intended), my health is way too important.

So today after my stress test I;
did 65 minutes of cardio,
did over 15 strength and stretching exercises,
swam 3 laps
the I came home and did 3 hours of yard work.

Even if I do not formally exercise everyday I purpose to be active doing something besides sitting on my couch. So on the 2 year anniversary of my accident, I hope my report will evidence a person who took charge of his life instead of sitting while life past by.


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    Hey there Phil! You have a great determination about all this and what has happened to you. Sometimes I think obstacles are put in our way to see how serious we really are!!! Hang in there! You may have to revamp and re-think your whole program but it will be worth it!!
    3476 days ago
  • SUZANNE0606
    Wow, reading your exercise made me tired!!! I'm so glad that you will be getting serious again. :-) Sorry I missed this post. My SP time has been very limited. I also owe you an email!

    Hoping you are doing well.


    3516 days ago
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    Phil - sometimes that thing called LIFE gets in the way of our goals and dreams. Some things just have to be taken care of first, stress is no fun - it reeks havoc on our bodies and minds... its not an excuse, but DOES happen.
    I look forward to watching your journey this year; I KNOW YOU can DO IT. Just remember me along with the other sparkers on this site are here for you, heck, I kinda enjoy kicking peoples butts into gear haha, so if ya need any help with being 'told like it is' motivation ASK ME haha... along with being brutal I will also be your biggest cheerleader when you reach a new goal.
    Every day - just do it - it will be hard - but its SO worth it!
    (hugs) – Susie*

    3544 days ago
    Great attitude change. You are the one who has to do it. I've never had to face near the set backs you have, but I know if you determine to move a head, with God's help you can do it.
    Phil, you'll be in my prayers today that your new attitude sticks and the second anniversary of your accident is better than your first.
    3549 days ago
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