My recent surgery punctuated my lack of activity over the last decade or so.
Upon completion of my recuperative period at the house, I thought I might be able to get myself moving and lose a few pounds in the process. Nope … not me. It appears no matter what I plan, at any point in the future, the time comes and goes, and I find myself sitting in front of the computer wondering where all the time went… (sigh)
So, when the recent opportunity showed itself to get outside help, I took it … it is in the form of 12 weeks at the rehab center of the hospital where the surgery was performed. I then get a free month at their Health Plex … with a great looking pool (which is really why I’m going through the entire ordeal) that I can’t wait to dive into once all the other junk is complete. Each workout includes heart monitoring, scheduled lessons about diet, stress, biology, and physiology. It never hurts to get refreshers about all that stuff as well as the most current science and health concepts and recommendations. After I’m cleared of any complications of movement or performance, I’ll get to play in a wonderful health facility – with indoor pool … woohoo…!
One of the lessons last week included creating and reaching goals. We each had to come up with one goal for ourselves before the class ended. I set a goal of walking for 15 minutes each day – either outside in the beautiful North Carolina weather, or inside on our Gazelle. I’ve done this sort of thing many times before – much like New Year’s resolutions . . . (sigh) This time, however, I’m committing myself to buckle down and get this one accomplished each day… I know I need to get serious about this sort of thing.
In fact, I’m so serious this time around, I put a half-hour time limit on completing my daily 15-minute walk… ( ba-doom-boom! lol )
Any of you want to share any goals or objectives you’ve set, but for some reason can’t quite reach? Or perhaps you’ll share a particularly difficult goal you finally reached along with the final circumstance or solution that put you over the top…?
Keep safe, keep the faith, and don’t let the rascals grind you down.
Until that time… Earl J.