Monday, May 30, 2011


I have been lacking energy and motivation and feeling discouraged. My walking distance declined drastically over a weeks time. But I hung in there and this week has started off better. A good friend sent me a word of encouragement and reminded me that God is always there with me. It's so cool how God uses others at various times to remind us of His love and purpose for us. I know this is not a religious centered blog but I am a faith based person so at times my Christian faith will be referenced in my posts. I am thinking on psalm 37:4 that says: Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

I know that people accomplish many things without any thought to God, but I much rather walk 50 steps with God than a thousand without Him. He has blessed me much and I wouldn't trade it for nothing.

Today I did a set of 20 squats. My right leg is still a constant battle but I don't let that make me give up. I think that I will try to do a few different exercises at least 3x a week to keep some consistancey yet not feel over whelmed. For example, pullups, squats, chair exercises - instead of feeling let down if I don't do things every day I might much better benefit by several sensible routines 3x a week.

I did make a video a few months back of me exercising in a chair, I need to post it so others can tell me how to improve / modify / add to it.

Thank you for checking in, hang in there, in exercise and in life.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Still trying to hang in

It's been a while since I posted. I had and am still trying to get over some health set backs. I have a problem with something called referred pain. Since I'm not always aware if I'm hurting or not I could have a problem with my right leg but I could feel it somewhere else in my body.

I did feel like giving up because I haad been doing so well making progress and then I started having pain that wouldn't even let me stand up.

I have a problem with my right leg, from always sitting, always favoring my right stronger side, that leg has gotten chronically tight, and eventually began effecting my overall ability.

I'm trying to work on it and it has gotten better but it's a constant battle. But we should never give up on a battle just because it's rough.

I have walked 10 consecutive days in a row, yesterday walking 134 steps, farthest in a long time. I started doing pull ups again. I'm trying to get going with squats again but my right leg is fighting me, but I will continue.

I'm looking at making something like this: so I can get to and from the floor with little help. I'm also hoping to get in the pool and see what I can do in there.

I'm still working on it. Thanks for the support.
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