Quick Post for Update: Still Sick

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Just a quick post to let y’all know I’m still here! (Ha ha) I know I have been away for a few days, but it’s been hard over here. My husband and I caught a bug and it’s been giving me grief! He is pretty much ok but it’s still lingering with me….at night!

For the past week, I have been sleeping on the couch because for some reason, as soon as I go upstairs and try to lay in the bed, my nose clogs up. I’ve dusted up there and cleaned the ceiling fan and still a no go. When I go downstairs to the couch, it’s a little better…enough for me to get a few hours. Downstairs is where the vaporizer is, so tonight, I’m bringing that upstairs to see if it will work there.

The reason I didn’t do that sooner is because it gets so hot with the vaporizer on! I didn’t want Hubby to be miserable all night just for me. He’s the one who has to get a good night’s sleep for work. It’s weird because during the day my nose doesn’t stop up at all…. only at night.

All I know is that I’m sick of it. I miss sleeping with my husband and I’m tired of being sleepy all-day cause of no sleep at night. Bear with me y’all.

PS. I’m still waiting for the call that my teeth are ready! Can’t wait to be able to smile again!

Sick and Tired!

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Well, my household has spent the last few days sick. It went from me to my husband and back to me. My plan is to stay medicated all weekend so that this is the end of it. The fact that I may have gotten the bug from the gym is kind of disheartening. There is no way I can wear a mask and work out. Not gonna happen.

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So, for now I will have to find a way to get my steps in at home. I’m starting a gardening project though. I have many ideas for our backyard, but I’m not sure how to begin. My first step will be to clean out the flower bed and the space next to the walkway. I’m going to try some homemade weedkiller first and if that doesn’t work, then I will venture out to buy some.

Other than that, not much is going on…. just long nights not feeling well. I plan on being back to my old self by Monday though!

Euphoria: Well, That Didn’t Last Long!

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The euphoria of starting at Planet Fitness didn’t last too long. Shortly after my last post, I felt a familiar tickle begin in my throat. Dang it, I was coming down with something!

So, I’ve spent the last few days taking Tylenol Cold meds and Halls cough drops. Those are my go-to for cold remedies. The worst of it was just my throat. I’m so thankful things didn’t get any worse!

I’m gonna have to do better with cleaning off the workout machines before and after I work out! That had to be where I got the germs. I don’t really talk to anyone when I’m there and I go at a time when it’s really empty so I don’t think I got infected from the air.

I’ll be back at it soon. I just have to keep reminding myself that every time I work out, changes are happening inside. One day, I will be able to see it from the outside as well!

Planet Fitness: Let’s Start Again

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I’ve started going back to planet fitness and I kind of enjoy it. I’m just concentrating on walking on the treadmill for one hour, three times a week. That way I won’t push myself too hard and quit!

I’ve had more than one gym membership in my life and I like Planet Fitness the best. They are inexpensive and I’ve had good experiences with the people who work there. I never feel like I’m not doing enough or that people are watching me. It is truly a No Judgment Zone!

It really took some time for me to start going back. I was really afraid but I couldn’t figure out why. I’m not exactly a stranger to working out but I was really apprehensive about getting there.

I asked God to show me why I was afraid and later I saw it. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do the things I used to do in the gym so I felt ashamed. Since I turned 50, my body has been going through some changes. The arthritis in my ankles bothers me more than it used to and I’ve gained at least 5 lbs. That doesn’t sound like much but I can see it, my ankles feel it and I HATE IT!

I remember the days when I used to pray to God to be retired so I could have the time to take better care of myself. Well, here I am! Time to keep up my end of the bargain!

Thank you, Lord, for my health and strength.

Any gym buddies out there who can help keep me accountable? I need you!

Procrastination: The Ultimate Enemy

I have been procrastinating. I was supposed to start going to the gym this week. Monday, actually. I have yet to go. What’s the hold up, you ask? ANXIETY!

Anxiety about what?

Leaving the house? Nope, not this time.

Starting something that I’m afraid I won’t stick with? BINGO!

I feel like I’ve been trying for so long to get in shape. But what does that really mean anyway? For me, it means losing some weight; maybe 15 lbs. But I have come to realize that instead of counting inches, I need to concentrate on what exercise does behind the scenes.

Instead of procrastinating, I need to concentrate on heart health.I’m a 52-year-old type 2 diabetic! I’ve been trying over the years to get a hold of my love for food, but I’ve neglected the part about moving more!

I’m aware that I don’t need a gym to move more but I plan to take advantage of this free membership that I have. I’ve got to conquer my fear and get started. The first step is always the hardest! I gave this advice to my son the other day. I guess it was really meant for me!

My Power Days Kill My Anxiety!

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Yesterday was Power Day!

I went on a one mile walk and then spent the rest of the day working on my Facebook page. I was able to update the cover and icon, but I didn’t get in a blog post. But that’s why I’m here now. 😊

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My plan was to get in a Leslie Sansone walking video too, but it didn’t quite happen. Now I’m concerned about how I’m going to sleep tonight because I did take a 5 Hour Energy early this morning. Is that the reason for Power Day?

Not at all.

The real reason was the mile walk! I had taken an anxiety break for a while, but I had to put an end to that! Anxiety hinders me from doing so much, but I’m glad I can at least recognize that and do better!

That’s Power!

Is there anything that anxiety keeps you from doing? How does it keep you from living your best life?