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Wednesday Morning....

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Good Morning!

Lots to juggle, but that's nothing new....being an adult and striving to be as healthy as I can. It's alot of fun to be on this journey, making changes, re-gaining so much of my life back + trying new things I never could before...I'm excited to keep plodding forward, slow and steady!

I got my 60 sit-ups in early this morning, the last 20 are always a push....for now. Yesterday was a fantastic work-out in the pool, 75+ minutes of running, intervals, jumping jacks. I was figuring out what depth was best for different exercises, squats, lunges etc...I did a really great job of mixing it up, stretching, and just steady moving. It's so easy and enjoyable to push myself in the water. It's really incredible for me, as I was jogging in the water...I was thinking that if feels so wonderful for me to have this kind of physical freedom, simply because I have never been, ever in my whole gone 'running' or felt inside like I was seriously training. I love it, to see and feel that I actually do have the inner fire of an athlete and that I do have what it takes...very good stuff for me to experience...all from pushing through and hanging in there!

Annette's been on vacation for the last week until next tuesday the 8th, so it's been good too, for me to maintain and increase my own exercise practice.

I have to remind myself to leave something in the tank, to pace myself and remember that I'm on a life-long journey...not a race. All this extra weight, fat, skin....is not going to disappear quickly...but if I stick with it and continue to push myself, over time my body will continue getting smaller and my life will be longer and more fulfilling.

I deserve to experience the freedom I'm chasing, good thing is that I get tofeel little bits of freedom when I stay in the moment and enjoy the ride!

Have a great Wednesday, Ryan a.k.a. 'Big Happy Water Jogger'
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  • DIFROMWYOMING
    Good to come back and see you pushing forward in your journey, Ryan. Missed you!
    4037 days ago
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  • JANEYINMADTOWN
    Ryan...you've got your SPARK on! It's so wonderful to see how excited you are about being able to exercise in the pool!

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    4038 days ago
  • MASRITE
    I wish I liked the water more. I have a major fear. If my feet can't touch the bottom, I panic. Maybe I'll just put on floaties and go in. LOL Sounds like you found an exercise that you like. So happy for you.
    4038 days ago
  • MSEVERLAST
    I love the pool idea! You are making me want it too!!

    I loved swimming when I was younger and don't do it as much now - for lots of different reasons - one being ashamed to get into a bathing suit with everyone around. The other day my little one asked if I was going swimming and it made me feel bad. I don't want to be one of those moms that never does anything.


    4038 days ago
  • SHELLY_DO
    Your water exercise sounds so much fun, I am going to have to go swimming now. :)
    4038 days ago
  • NEWLIBRARIAN
    Yeah. this is such a good thing for you to be doing. It will be so easy on your joints and probably the best cardio you can manage right now.
    4038 days ago
  • CAROLANN27
    What an inspiration your blog is! I love your comment about having the inner fire. I admire you!!
    4038 days ago
  • JSTCHLIN
    I can't wait for the water to warm up here and enjoy the freedom once again. And good for you to keep pushing while Annette is on vacation!

    Take care and stay healthy
    4038 days ago
  • no profile photo SJSLIM2B
    Reading about all you are doing, helps to motivate me!!
    Thanks
    4038 days ago
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