It's been a loooong time!
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time flies -- so much has happened and I've been away from Spark for a while. Oh, I haven't exactly gotten off track. I haven't run for a while. The very cold, and, lately, snowy winter got me down, as well as a couple news reports of some concerning incidents on local trails I like, discouraged me. And I'm afraid we have some clutter in the room with the treadmill, as well as a new cat-in-socialization-process in that room. So I haven't really felt like switching on my (noisy) exercise machine.
Instead, I have been messing with some videos. Mostly YouTube workouts. I did the month of free Yoga sessions from YogawithAdriene. Somehow I wrenched a muscle in my shoulder blades or rotator though, and have found down dogs are tricky since. I still occasionally hit the mat though.
THIS month, I'm going with a routine from, of all places, a brochure I found at my local Vitamin Shoppe! The brochure is A Guide to Weight Loss. And inside, there is a "Lean Unroutine" article. Well, it calls for short, hight intensity workouts. I'm going about this cautiously (very typical for me) so I'm actually repeating week 1, this week. Haven't weighed myself or taken any measurements yet. But this scheme involves free weight work, and some high intensity cardio sessions. We'll see how it works for me.
My husband is being challenging right now. I had gotten him to take walks with me, during the summer and fall, but lately he hasn't been interested in anything but work. He has always had a degree of work-a-holism. It's tough to pry him away. I keep showing him new articles about beginning weight routines. He liked doing weight workouts a decade or so ago. He got very ill late last summer, though, and I think that really threw him (well, us) for a loop. He's better now, but, maybe not entirely well again, yet. I just think some exercise would help him feel better, faster. I know it would improve his mood.
I HAVE succeeded in getting us into a meditation practice. So I have been secretly hoping that meditation will encourage him to care for himself some more.
Until then, I'm trying to get back into tracking my OWN eating and make exercise once again a part of my days. Wish me luck!!