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5...Another countdown begins

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Am off to a slow start this morning. It's noon: am still in my jammies drinking a second cup of coffee and the dogs are still napping (all are rare occurrences or should I say indulgences?) Am doing a bit of pre-planning for "the plan" emoticon for a healthier 2019.

Some say look back on what worked and what didn't. For me that took about 5 seconds. I'm essentially in the same spot I was in a year ago except one year older. I tend to ruminate (been seeing that word a lot lately...) so I've decided to adopt the "what's done is done" philosophy. Forgive, forget, and move on.

And so my personal countdown to 2019 begins:

... in the kitchen. I do not host Christmas at my house so I carried the results of my baking with me and LEFT IT ALL at my sister's house. Okay - I will be honest... I left approximately two portions of each for myself. Today I will straighten, put away, and de-clutter as I conduct my kitchen purge. Am going through the frig, the freezer, the cupboards. Making a meal plan (including portion control) from what I have left and throwing out what doesn't set my heart and taste buds aglow!

... drinking an abundance of water for a variety of excellent reasons that you and I already know!

... getting up and moving. Not only am I heading outside with the dogs for a walk but will do a few simple stretches, revisit my heart rate targets, and dust off my Nordic Trak for some very short workouts to reacquaint my body with these motions. The Nordic Trak is my go to indoor calorie burner.

??? Does anyone know why Nordic Trak cross-country machines have disappeared from the market, gyms and exercise plans? is there a reason I don't know about that they have fallen out of favor???

That's it... simple and do-able for the 5th of the last days of 2018!
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  • TWEETYKC00
    Good luck finding the machines, but there is always a way to work out no matter what machines are available to you at the gym. Just keep on moving!
    417 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    I never could get the hang of ski machines, but those Nordic Tracks were elegant and attractive machines. Sad if they truly have fallen out of favor, but I find the elliptical works better for me as an alternative to treadmill when needed.

    Glad you still have yours!
    426 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    We had one of those Nordictrack ski machine. Had it for may be 6 months, didn't like it, didn't use it, so we sold it. Rather use my stationary bike and treadmill. Plus weights. Works better for us.
    426 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/26/2018 5:37:38 PM
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    My Hubby always says you can't change the past, just move forward. So you have a good plan. You can always freeze some of the cookies, and just get out a few now and then. Just a thought. emoticon
    426 days ago
  • THISTIME18
    I like the end of the year review and adjustments. You are pointing yourself in the right direction!
    426 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    Sounds like a good plan to me.
    We need to be brutally honest and put our thoughts forward....leave no servings behind! I tried that this time and it worked!

    On to the next portion of planning. As to the Nordic track, no clue except there are a whole lot of new and improved items out there. I inherited Mom's and found the motion was not good on my back. It hit the curb.
    426 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good luck! Great plans. No answer on the nordic track, sorry! But looks like you've gotten some answers.
    426 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Take a totally new approach.
    426 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    I have a Nordic Trac ski machine in my basement that I don't know what to do with. I'm sure it works perfectly, at least it did when it went down there about 10 years ago. But it was my husband's idea to buy it, I never liked it that much and once we had it home he never used it! Go figure! I much prefer my bike and treadmill, although outside walking is my fav!

    Daisy and I got in a nice long walk today and that's a good thing because snow and rain are on their way.

    Good luck with your 2019 plan! I'm doing the same.
    426 days ago
  • ALICIA363
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    I googled the nordictrack. To me, it looks like the brand has evolved and grown with the times. Reviews online advise getting the before-bankruptcy, made in the USA model; and also say there's a learning curve to get coordinated and use it. Sounds like you're experienced and ready to go!
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    426 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Sounds like a great plan! Don't know anything about the Nordic Traks. Glad to read your blogs.
    426 days ago
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