Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day One....

Why did I wait so long to do this yoga tape??? This is the one I have.... not the one I showed in the previous post. It is about as simple to do as any thing could be.....as far as yoga and exercise go. However....I had some trouble doing it. I really have forgotten how long it has been. I have a long road ahead to repair some tight muscles and some weak ones. My neck muscles are really tight and painful. My back has some pain in the lower area because my stomach muscles are so weak. I found that I was unable to do things that I had no problem doing....whenever it was that I last did this tape. I will persevere though, because it really did feel great to do this!!!



This is my diet menu that I plan on keeping on my refrigerator to remind myself to eat these things everyday. It seems like a lot of food to me, and I may not be able to eat this much. As long as I get into a mental habit of checking off these throughout my day..it will become a way of life for me. I need lists. I can not remember things without them. I really do forget to eat some days and then get weak at around 3 pm.

I may be doing these boring posts for a little while to just keep myself on track.

Good Health

I woke up this morning with a headache probably from sitting in front of the computer too long yesterday and last night. I did manage to get 6 hours of sleep though and for me that it is good. I decided.... starting today..... I HAVE to make some changes in my life style.
My blood pressure has been high the past two times I donated for The Red Cross. The last time I had annual blood work done, my cholesterol was slightly above normal...no meds needed...just loose weight and watch the diet. I have been over weight for the past 20 years. Right now I am at least 50 lbs overweight. Not enough to have stomach bypass surgery. I have dieted off and on over the past 20 years but don't stay with it for very long, and don't loose the weight very quickly when I do, and I think that it the biggest reason I don't stay on them very long. I don't see results very quickly. This time I have to throw out all that thinking and just make up my mind that by doing some form of exercise and eating healthier, surely I will do more good than harm.

The photo that I chose to go with this post is a yoga tape that I have... just sitting there waiting for me to use it. I took classes at a studio about 7 years ago and loved it. I felt so good when I left there. Probably the best I have ever felt in my life. I became self conscious though and quit after one month. I paid for one month so I had to go, and went 3 times a week for 90 minutes each session. I felt self conscious because no one else was as over weight as I was. No one at the classes made me feel uncomfortable or said anything negative that caused me to think this way. It must have been that little devil that sits on your shoulder sometimes trying to convince you to choose the negative thing, instead of the positive.

For my new eating menu...I have chosen the DASH diet that includes fruits, vegetables, grains and fish. Out of my way....little devil on my shoulder.....I refuse to listen to your negativity!!!!!

Wish Me Luck........

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever