Friday, July 13, 2012

Just five minutes...

OK - here we go.

I have done nothing but sit on my big fat butt for the last several weeks of my life, in front of the computer, looking for work.  Had an interview on Wednesday, should hear something today since they want the right person to start on Monday.

Point is, I have been just sitting around all day.  Every single pore of my body is in PAIN!  Especially my upper back.  I keep thinking, "Just move your body and you won't hurt so much."  Right.

I have also been getting some motivation from reading various blogs and health websites, most that I have found through Pintrest.  Have I mentioned my addiction?  Seriously, there needs to be a 12-step program.  This morning I was reading a story from the Joy Luck Club on Yahoo.  One woman started her weight loss journey by exercising just five minutes a day.  Five minutes?  Surely I can do that much.  So starting today, I am starting again.  For the 5,000,000th time.  Hey - at least I keep starting again instead of giving up!  Also, yesterday my only "friend" on SparkPeople sent me an email to say she missed me and hoped I would come back.  That was really cool.  I often figure that no one thinks or cares about me ever, so this was a nice surprise.

I have started journaling my food again.  I made up a template on Microsoft Works to track my calories (which is all I am tracking at the moment), water intake and exercise output.  As soon as I can figure out to do it, I will put a sample of it on my side bar or put it in a future post; feel free to copy it and modify it to your own preferences.  So, I did my five minutes of exercise about 10 minutes ago and feel pretty good.  I was able to walk up and down our long driveway three times with my Nordic Walking Poles.  Here is a picture of someone else walking with poles similar to mine, just so you get the drift:
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I love my walking poles!  I am really top heavy, and any activity - especially walking - makes my upper back (just above my bra in the back) feel like it's going to snap in half.  I always have to push a cart at the market, otherwise I can't make it around the store.  I need something to support my upper half, and surprisingly enough these little poles do just that.  I bought mine several years ago from eBay; they aren't the same brand as the ones above, but they do the trick.  They also get your arms swinging as you walk, so you burn a few more calories and a little upper body workout too.

So, that's where I am today.  I really want to keep this going, so we shall see how I do.


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