13ilgal413 wrote: »
Hi, all. Anyone else doing Couch to 5K? I had the app on my phone from ages ago and decided to give it a try again. First day is a mix of walking and short (1 minute) runs. 8 runs spread over 30 minutes with 1.5 minute walks in between. I made a playlist that is about 130 BPM and that is a nice push for the walking part and kind of slow for the running part. Day 1 felt pretty good. Woo hoo!
fitlulu4150 wrote: »
@annliz23, yes I think the memory games and word games are really important. I still work as well and most of it is with numbers as I'm the bookkeeper for our business. Between that, walking with my dog, hiking whenever I can and strength training at the gym, I think I'm doing the best I can for myself. It helps that I love doing all of it...........well, except for the bookkeeping, I could totally live without that..........LOL
I'm so happy for your mum and I'm sure she's inspired you!
Evamutt wrote: »
I'm so sorry about your mum & dog @annliz23 , it must be so difficult. We only took care of my dad for 3 months in his home before he passed away, it was hard & stressful for just that short amount of time so my heart goes out to you
fitlulu4150 wrote: »
Happy Weekend Everyone! It's Friday night and I'm pretty happy tonight because since I returned home from CO on Tuesday I've gotten a nice walk in with my poochie (Penny Lane) and 2 long workouts at the gym. I'll get her out for another, hopefully longer, walk with some hills either tomorrow or Sunday depending on the weather. Otherwise, this weekend I'm just buying a new pair of gym shoes, dinner out with hubby tomorrow and working on our taxes so we can file on Oct 15............uggghhhh
Hope you all have something more fun planned than I do...................LOL
Laurac1956 wrote: »
63 here, just want to feel good and look good to me again.
Ramblingran wrote: »
I turned 64 in May and decided that if nobody is gonna still need me or gonna still feed me, (like the Beatles sing...) then I had better get healthy so I can do it myself! I joined the app today, October 1, 2019.
I'm not quite set up yet, but as I become so, will post numbers and such.
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol in 2005, and a few years later, with Diabetes. I have had chronic pain since 1978, so am not particularly active. Doctors said for years, "Wait until you are pain-free for six weeks and then begin an exercise regimen." Well duh... I haven't been pain free in so long, I don't know what it feels like. (have to laugh -- I always laugh because I refuse to cry).
My new Primary Care Manager has made me feel like a welcome member of the team that is going to bring me into a new lifestyle of good nutrition and healthy activity that will enable me to enjoy my live much, much, more.
swim777 wrote: »
Hope everyone is having a great week!
64 year old female here from NC
Lost 74lbs in 2015. Maintained about two and a half years. Gained 40 lbs back. Back losing again. I’ve lost 16 pounds and I’m exercising regularly. I’ve had an emotional day or so this week which normally results in sugar/salt binges. I’ve felt really good that I’ve managed to deal with the emotions by acknowledging them, and not allowing them to affect my diet. It doesn’t always work out that way!
I’ve felt good walking early each day before it’s too hot. I’ve also tried eating breakfast around 11, lunch between 1 and 2, and finishing dinner and a snack no later than 7. It seems to help with the after dinner snack monster! I’m a work in progress!
annliz23 wrote: »
I feel down the stairs years ago trpping over my cat and hurt my back it's never been good since always plays up particularly when I was working in a school sitting on the small chairs was murder, I have had tablets and physio but It still pulls and goes from doing too much, knees not good since i feel on the ice skating with my daughter the doctor told me they were fractured and would always be rubbish ( such helpful man), then my poodle knocked me over and hurt my hip again tablets and physio but still painful most days. I have found exercise helps my back loads mainly the stretching ones I do daily. I change my ecercise routines to fit around how I am feeling as I cant do jumping ones but stepping ones are ok if my knee is not too bad, ab ones if joints are too sore at about trying new things. I don't diet but tweak my meals to keep under my 1200 calories drink more water and aim to be healthier as my family has a history of dementia, I think it's important to be active. I also do brain games scrabble, word seraches to keep my mind focused too.
Good luck with your journey, be positive and have fun.
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