Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gotta Do It

Image from Health Science Research

This summer I've dedicated myself to exercising and eating right. I need to get stronger. 
Two broken wrists in two years have all but ended my roller skating fun. I need to rehab the left hand and work on strengthening my core to bring my back into line.  I have lots of excuses for not eating right or not exercising. Time, fatigue, work, family. You name it and I've probably used it to convince myself to stay put, sit on the couch, and read one more book. 

My first step is acknowledging the problem. I can't argue with the Body Mass Index chart (BMI). I know where I should be and what I need to do to get there. If you're curious about how BMI indicates health Dr. Oz's experts have recorded answers to frequently asked questions at Dr. Oz's Share Care site here

Second step? Exercise. I began Camp Gladiator last Wednesday and am about to go out for a couch to 5K run this morning. I like Robert Ullery's Couch to 5K podcasts. On my list of projects is mixing my own by combining the voice prompts from  with music in Audacity, but for now there are plenty at C25K site from which to choose. 

It's been a long time since I exercised regularly. One thing I appreciated about the Camp Gladiator workout last week was how I didn't feel pressured to keep up with other folks in the class or work at levels that were out of my range. Trainers, Kristy Lee Wilson and Christine Richardville consistently offered modifications that fit my healing wrist, back and fitness level. 

All for now! I better get out there before it gets too hot!