Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mowed the Lawn

I know that mowing the lawn doesn't sound like much of something to celebrate but for me it is. I haven't mowed my lawn since last fall before I got my "Boot" on. The neighbor boy has been doing it. It needed to be mowed and I thought I can do it. I wanted to quit a couple of times. I could barely move when I was finished. Everything from the waist down hurt. But I did it!!!!! I just got out of the shower. A friend gave me some essential oil that was to soothe sore and ache muscles. I just put some on. I'll let you know if I think it helped much.

I can tell it must be summer. Even though I have plenty of time I just haven't been blogging. I don't think about it. I try not to have many routines in the summer. Just kind of go with the flow. I have been working on a sticker chart this week. I don't have a goal or a reward in mind. But I think it helps. I don't have a lot of F & V's on it, but my exercise is good.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kid at Heart

I guess I'm just a kid at about anything for a sticker. I didn't set a goal this week using my sticker chart because I was using my new shoes. Not a good idea. My F & V's have pretty much been nada. I don't know why F & V's are a battle and don't come naturally. So next week....back to my sticker chart.
I'm heading north again today. I'll be spending the night and attending a funeral in the morning before coming home. So I'm not sure what the next couple of days will bring. I hope to be able to get in a pool either tonight or in the morning.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Shoes

A couple of weeks ago I went to Richfield to buy new shoes. I got there and looked over the athletic shoes. I started feeling for a good arch. I finally selected 3 pairs. I tried them on and bought the pair that felt best on my feet. It just so happens that I selected one of the stores most expensive pair of Nike's. It wasn't until I got home that I realized they were Nike +. Shoes that have a chip in them that will communicate with my ipod. It tracks my distance, time and speed of walking. So for this week's goal I'm using I have set the goal to walk at least 4 days this week for a total of at least 3 miles. I know that doesn't sound like much but I can only walk about 1/2 hour at a time. (For having had doctors tell me for over 15 years that there is nothing wrong with my knee, I wish somebody could explain the pain.)
So......did I walk today.....NO! I planted grass seed; beans, carrots, beets, swiss chard seeds; and flowers. I started around 8:30 and finished around 1:00. I move slow and have to stop and rest once in a while. I came in, cleaned up and sat down and read. I did eat a bowl of fruit for dinner with some soup.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weekly Reward

I'm back from Salt Lake. I feel like I did pretty good with my eating. No exercise. Really not much F & V either. But I didn't overeat on big meals. I realize I never mentioned what I had decided as this weeks reward. I have an idea floating around in my head for piecing a quilt top. So I got to spend $1 today on fabric for each sticker on my chart. I was able to get what I needed.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fast Week

Where has the week went!
Monday night I couldn't think of anything to write.
Tuesday night I was visiting with a friend and didn't get home until close to Midnight.
Last night I was feeling kind of blue.
So here it is Thursday and here I am. I have 29 stickers on my sticker chart. That doesn't count yard work. I have not met my goal of 30 minutes of exercise a day. I have spent over 8 hrs this week doing yard work. I know that counts for activity but I wanted to also see myself set aside "exercise" time.
I leave in the morning for my nieces wedding. I won't be home until some time Saturday. I don't always eat the best when I'm on the road. We'll see how it goes.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm Back

O.K. I'm back. I guess I just needed a break for a while and kind of forget about everything. A new week and new challenges. I'm not sure what I am reaching for this week. But my focus is going to be on exercise. At the very least 1/2 hour a day. I know that I should be up close to an hour a day. We'll just see how the week goes. I know last Friday I spent almost 4 hours outside doing yard work. (I actually was amazed that it was that much time.) So, I'm going to start a new sticker chart. I'm still tracking F & V and also exercise. I'm heading to Salt Lake Friday so I'll think of something to work towards.

Please continue to leave comments to help keep me motivated.