Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 3-Goal Update

It's day 3. I have a glass of water in front of me, I have stuck to my plans of exercise every other day, I have exercised twice for 22 min. Yesterday we walked to church twice, not far from our house, but a good walk for me and up and down a steep hill twice:)
I Have been keeping up on taking a Cardio Multi Vitamin, and adding fish oil caps to my diet. I have been using hand wts. doing breathing and stretching ex. usung my mimi trampoline, doing leg lifts ect. It feels great!!! I turn on the radio to some upbeat music and shut the door. I don't know why I waited so long. It's my time and I enjoy it:) I am going to try to work on increasing my water, I am also cutting back on using salt.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Goal Update

My main goal is to get off the blood pressure meds. I use to worry about my weight, the # the scales said, now that I am in my 40's I am at peace wit hmyself and body, I only wish I had that in my 20's and 30's. I am concerned about the stroke and heart attack factors. I think I am gonna evercise every other day and try to increase my water to 8 glasses a day. 11/12

Today I went to church with my husband and stepson Dylan who is 4, we walked:) it's not far from our house , we are going back tonight. We have to walk up a hill, so that's a start to todays exercise. I had a lt. yogart today:) I am also planning to exercise for 20-30 min. and work in some water somewhere. As for my other goals, I read my bible last night as I promised myself I was going to start doing daily for the new year. I tried to drink water yesterday, but I failed and the day before I drank half of the glass I poured. So, I need to work on that!!! I am taking Complete Health Cardio Formula Vitamins. I am going to try to stick to my every other day exercise routine. Baby steps:) I feel good about it. I am sill in a writer's slump, but it will pass, well, actually I worked on a song yesterday instead of my books. So, I guess that counts as accomplishing something!!! Thanks for the encouragement!!! I have also added fish oil capsules to my routine. 11/12

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Update on my last update!!!Better Late Than Never...Goals Update-A Detour From The Road Of Procrastination

My name is Shelia Burket. I set goals on New Years for myself that I did not start until yesterday. I am 45 years old, married with 3 grown kids, a 4 yr old stepson and a 9 mth old grandson. I am about 25 pounds overweight, I hate dieting and severely lack any motivation to move. I ironically love exercise, once I get started. I say tomorrow and it never comes. I have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure and other wonderful things like diabetes.
 I know I need to make changes, I guess knowing is 1/2 the battle. I exercised for 22 min. yesterday. I used a small trampoline in my room that has a handle, I turned on some fast beat music, and did that until my legs neede a rest. Then I used a 5 pound hand wt. after that I did leg lifts, kick punches, breathing and stretching exercises, (if you have ever seen Body Flex where you stretch and do deep breathing holding you muscles tight when you exhale). This works, ask my abs and every other muscle that I am not used to moving!!!
I did all of this while lying on my bed, except for the hand wt. I alternated between this and back to the trampoline. I was shooting for 30 min. but the last song that played on the radio was very upbeat and I couldn't breath well when I stopped, so I took the que. i drank one glass of water afterwards. I usually drink coffee and tea all day long, I am sure I am dehydrated. I am 4'10 1/2 I prob. weigh about148-150 lbs. It felt great to move!!! I love my trampoline, the handle helps esp. because I have a slight disability. The music lets you escape:)
I have some blogs concerning my goals for myself this and
I am also a writer/mom:) so I have some writing goals as well as some personal ones like reading my bible daily, which I did yesterday too!!!

April 28,2011 for my goals...I have seriously crashed and burned on anything to do with moving and exercising since Feb. I officially "SUCK!" I am the worlds worst procrastinator, ugh!!! I even procrastinate on my detour from my road of procrastination!!! I will force myself to go back and see what I promised myself and see where I have failed miserably!!! Even on reading my bible..I have been going to church 3 times a week for the most part..I hate to read, no offense...I like to write but not read which is what? An oxymoron? Is that even a word? I have been writing and drawing and coloring , like a maniac:)I have a one track mind! Hopefully I will get back on track,wish me luck!!!