I am not a medical professional. All recommendations made here are made based on study and personal experience, and are provided for informational purposes only. I assume no liability for any harm that may come from the use of these methods. Use this information at your own risk, or consult a medical professional.

December 1, 2013

Time To Get Off My Ass and Get In Shape

Like most everybody, I start and fail at fitness over and over. Exercise is hard and staying motivated is even harder when you have a disability or chronic illness, like I do. Still, I said that when the weather got cooler, I would start exercising again, even if it was just gardening out in the yard, so I need to stick to that promise to myself.

Since I'm doing a food stamp challenge, I'm going to make that about eating healthy and add the exercise into that. I'm not comfortable doing videos of myself, but I'll try to include pictures - sans the head, because I seriously do not like showing my face online right now. Don't really like the idea of showing my body, but if that's what I have to do, I will.

I've never been one for counting calories, but once when I was on Spark People, I discovered I was taking in way more calories than I was supposed to be. I'm going to use Spark People again, because I like their calorie counter and fitness tracker. I'll post my user name when I get set up there.

I'm not going to go crazy with exercise at first, because the other day, I worked in the garden for a couple of hours and was in intense pain for two days. I did find that step aerobics was something I enjoyed, so I'm going to start back on that, plus my walking.

Can't guarantee I won't quit this time too, but hopefully, I'll get some encouragement from readers in the comments, and maybe a few of you will join me on this journey.


  1. My sister is an exercise junkie, goes to weight watchers regularly, eats mostly super healthy foods, has very little stress and still has a belly. The five k runs, the organic foods does not remove it, and her last child was born 15 years ago. The tunics she habitually wears only covers so much. On her small frame those extra 20 pounds do her no justice. Life can be cruel, when you do everything right and it still does not help.

    1. That is what tummy tucks are for, not that I would ever have one. After a certain age, your tummy just won't go back -- just like your boobs will just keep going south.


NOTICE TO SPAMMERS: All comments are moderated, and comments with promotional links will be deleted unless we decide otherwise. Anonymous comments have been disabled.