Showing posts from October 9, 2011

The Danger Zone

is behind me for today. At least the workout danger zone. I am committed to following the beginner workout schedule for Turbo Jam. I have not been working out enough to consider myself in any kind of shape at all, so I am starting at the beginning. Far too often I start something, go too hard, too fast and end up injured or exhausted or just plain burned out. When I was so successful in the past it was always because I started slowly and built up sanely. So since I am determined to be successful I am starting at the beginning and building slowly. It's clearly working because I faced a major hurdle today and got over it.

Working out after a couple of days off.

This has always been a problem for me.  And that is just what it feels like, some cheesy title in red that I have to face.  It's terrible.  Part of the reason I tend to go too hard and too fast is because if I take a day or two off from working out I have the hardest time going back to it.  So generally I start wi…


For a change I actually feel like I'm making some. I have stuck to the workout schedule all this week. Here is the workout calendar:

Well, it's a little hard to see but the green boxes are workouts I've completed, white boxes are days off, and blue boxes are scheduled workouts. I told them I was just starting out so I got a very beginner schedule. They had me workout 4 days in a row then 3 days off. Next it will be 5 days in a row with 2 days off. Then 6 days with one day off and it will be like that from here on out. I like it because I'm easing back into working out without killing myself. As is typical I want to just keep going with no rest, but this time I'm forcing myself to take it slow. I will do this.

Eating has been okay. I haven't been tracking my calories or anything but I discover that if I'm working out my eating falls in line. I don't crave sweets, I actually crave good healthy food. I guess my body knows what it needs I just …

The things you see

As I may have mentioned a time or two, I have been working at Walgreen's for a few months now. One of the things Walgreen's sells is scrubs. You know, what doctors and nurses wear....The scrubs that we sell are extremely inexpensive and I've wondered about them. I know for me, one of the criteria for what I wear to work is that it be comfortable. If I'm going to be in it for 8 hours doing a job I better be comfortable. One night a lady came in wearing the nicest scrubs I had ever seen. They looked neat and fresh even though she said she had just gotten off work. When I asked her where she had gotten them she said Okay, now I had never heard of that before but since my niece in currently in nursing school and wears scrubs a lot, I decided to check it out. Looking around their website I realized that they had some really nice looking scrubs. They are a little pricey but honestly, if it's comfortable isn't it…

Let's Review

Okay, I know that one day does not a habit make and that I'm not going to cure everything in just one day. But I must say that after yesterday I feel like I'm back in the saddle again.

So I started out by going to the Turbo Jam website and setting up a workout schedule. I decided to follow it for one month and see how I feel. The first day was strictly learning the moves and it was only 35 minutes. At the end of those 35 minutes I was sweating and breathing a little hard and feeling absolutely awesome. I felt energized and not completely exhausted. I felt like energy to get through the day but I also felt like I had worked out. Awesome!!! At this point, when I do Bob or JIllian I am wiped out after and need to take a nap. I think that pretty much defeats the whole purpose of working out. So I felt really good all day, a little lazy, I did spend some time watching TV, but I did not nap all day. Woo Hoo!!! I don't remember the last Saturday I didn't spend 2 ho…

Growing old gracefully

It really isn't. Growing old involves lots of aches and pains and things you never thought about before. Like your skin. For all of my life I had oily skin. Extremely oily skin. I could never use anything like moisturizer on it because my face would become a greasy, slippery mess that even I hated to touch. At the same time I had acne. Lots and lots of acne. Yikes!!! Any of the things that were available when I was younger to treat acne either dried your skin out completely or added to the oily mess that was my face. It was a nightmare. Then I got into my 30's and 40's. Finally my skin started to act normal. It was no longer very oily and I could put on moisturizer now and then without creating a goopy mess. But I didn't need to use it regularly, only once in a while. Then I hit my 50's. Hello. My skin became dry and papery. WTH??? I did not sign up for this. Not at all. Now i have to use moisturizer almost every day and be extremely careful what I …