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Dec 3- Exercise

Thursday, December 03, 2015

I am waiting to be schedule for some back injections due to some "old" issues of spinal stenosis and facet syndrome. The cardio classes have really kicked my rear end and I can't endure the resulting pain. So I backed off. In reality I gave up. Not exactly a good thing.

I am having a difficult time re-energizing myself to start moving again. Why is this such a tough thing for me? I am usually a pretty enthusiastic, goal oriented person.

I know that I won't be a runner, because that really doesn't make my heart sing. I can envision myself hiking, swimming, dancing, and walking with a dog. I can't see myself even sprinting.

I have been researching getting a rescue dog - it would be nice to have a fur child again. The responsibility of what to do with him/her while we are out for the day, and the costs for vets, feeding etc make this a decision that I have to ponder. My last furkids were with me 18 years and did bring me lots of joy, and heartache when they passed. I wouldn't want to die and leave an animal stranded. So I will ponder. IT shouldn't keep me from walking. Perhaps I should have a virtual pet that I have to "walk".

Right now my brain says- Give your self a break , do your PT stretches and let that be enough.

I really wanted to be down to 275 by the 18th of the month- I don't think that is realistic, so I need to realign my goals. That pisses me off. But I have to own that one. Even though I am staying within my calorie goals most ( 98%) of the time, I am not getting consistent exercise. So it goes back to
Today's progress is determined by yesterdays choices.

So I need to ponder this and decide how important this is to me and how I can get this rolling even with the current medical problems.

If I had to pick one thing I would choose to remain Smoke Free, I know that is a tough thing- and it is a daily challenge. I chose to remain Smoke Free without gaining weight. That is a tough thing too- but I am doing that. A part of my brain says that should be enough for now. Maybe it is. I feel that I have a handle on this. I have got it.

I need to pray and listen with my heart-
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    Definitely, keep up w/the smoke free! HUGS and you are doing well!
    1958 days ago
    You sound like you are doing such a great job at bein realistic, and positive at the same time. I am a cardiac nurse. I see plenty of people go thru cardiac rehab and struggle. You sound like you are doing great. Keep up with yoursand goals.
    1958 days ago
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