I had worked up quite a record with the others walkers at the Town Hall gym. That was last year. I suppose some walking then helps me now. But I can’t depend on a record of “used-to-could.” After a period of health problems, and difficulty with the oxygen tank, I gave up.
When I gave up because of negative effects, I lost the positive effects.
- Companionship of other walkers.
- Encouragement from Center employees and other members there.
- I could eat more without gaining weight.
- I was happier with myself.
- I missed listening to my “ear pod” music.
- I missed the feeling of having achieved a goal each day.
So now, I have a physical therapist who comes to my house a couple times a week. I have to exercise alone. No fun. So I don’t do it very well. Or, should I amend that to “I don’t do it.”
I’ll keep you posted. 😀
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
I like it–one achievable goal. II’ll be watching 🙂
That’s one thing I need. Someone to account to. I’ll let you know before long, when all these “helpers” quit coming to my house to make it easy for me!
Good luck with your walking. It’s so good for the soul – you have reminded me to walk more – thank you 🙂
A healthy habit that can be spiritually refreshing.
If yo believe, you can achieve! ☺️
Somewhat like the most important rule for prayer: Just do it.
“You can do it, Cinderelleeee!” Said the mice. And what a transformation she made! Sending you those same hugs & cheers of encouragement, Oneta!!
I set about trying this morning but find the oxygen company and the town center are closed for holiday. So on hold today. I’ll do pt here at home all alone, but thinking of those who love me and say “sic em.” 😀
Working out keeps me sane! It’s frustrating when injuries or illnesses get in the way.