Wishing you courage

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, July 26, 2010

Health goals week 2

So how did you all do with your goals for last week?  Angelseashore is taking a wonderful holistic approach by making goals for her body, mind, and soul - definitely take a look at her blog for inspiration on caring for your whole self.

I did awesome with my goals to eat a low carb breakfast and to only drink during social occasions - however I attended 4 social occasions so it turned out that I consumed alcohol on more days than I didn't (two drinks max each time).  Since isolating has become somewhat of a habit, it's sort of amazing that I went out with friends 4 times last week, thus making mild, but frequent alcohol consumption not such a bad thing in my book. 

Where exercising was concerned, those goals did not turn out so well but instead of hating myself for being so lazy I'm going to make my exercising goals for this week less demanding.  I tried out water aerobics for the first time last week and it was so fun!  If you have ever entertained the thought of attending a class I cannot encourage it enough!  It has been in the upper 90's/low 100's here and cooling off in the pool for an hour has felt so good and this is a safe way to regain strength and flexibility in my knee that was fractured 10 weeks ago.

We did this in class


Goals for this week
1.  go to water aerobics!
2.  practice grounding exercises daily
3.  practice yoga at least once

Easy goals for this week since things are kind of rough lately.  The grounding exercises are difficult though - it's been a struggle to stay present and last Friday I had a wake up call that made me realize that I still dissociate more than I thought.  Perhaps more on this once I can confront the feelings of humiliation more comfortably.

What can you do to be healthy this week?  Please feel free to share your list in a comment or write a post about it and use the linky thing so we can see what you are up to.


Once upon a time I was about 12 weeks pregnant and was already anticipating feeling weighed down so I planned to take water aerobics classes, as soon as I stopped throwing up all of the time.  I found a cute one-piece, full coverage swim suit with ruching down the sides so the middle had room for an expanding belly.  A good intermediate between a bikini and a maternity swim suit.  At 13 weeks the big bleed occurred and light bleeding continued for 5 more weeks.  I never got to wear that swim suit to water aerobics.

Almost 3 years later and it's been long enough now that I could secretly smile and feel happy to finally be wearing that swim suit to water aerobics.


Amy said...

Sounds like a plan! I did water aerobics YEARS ago, in highschool, with my mom.... back then I thought it was a bit dorky! of course I was 16 and too cool for my own good. I think water aerobics sounds awesome now, especially during a freakin' hot summer.

Today I am walking with my friend if it is not too hot. Or we will go to her house and work out at "stations". Each day I try to do 50 crunches and some arm weights. Not much, not what I used to do, but better than nothing.

Good luck to sticking with your goals this week!

cgd said...

I am so glad you are getting back in the water. I can understand why you avoided it for so long. Personally, I love spinning, give it a try but be prepared for your butt to hurt when you first start from the bike seat :)
My goal this week is to do better keeping a food jounral on the weekends, I tend to toss all of my healthy eating habit out the window come friday evening.

AnnaMarie said...

Water aerobics is TOTALLY dorky! That's why the classes are devoid of young people. I choose having fun over being socially cool!

Spinning looks hardcore, I do like the music they play though so I'll give it a try once my knee is stronger.

Good luck with your goals!

Carly said...

Water Aerobics is great!
You've inspired me again!

I went back to the gym but also ate pancakes as a treat because I was so proud that I went to the gym. HAHAHA.

I'm trying though really.
This week I'm going to research a kickboxing class because I need to punch something. :) Wish me luck.

Sophie said...

You are so awesome! I don't have much goals this week I am afraid. My house is plagued with sickness, so I guess my goal is to rest up and heal for the moment. When I am better, I will endeavour to walk everyday and get some winter sunshine. xx

Meg said...

Sounds like you did great! I've always wanted to do water aerobics :) You've given me the push to try! And I love that you were able to wear the bathing suit again. Much happiness to you!!

Meg said...

also, I am LOVING the new blog design!

Ya Chun said...

Hey I like your new blog background!

Sounds like you did well this week - I think I didn't exercise enough this week! But I am eating salad every night for dinner hm beets.....

What is this dissociation thing? I haven't read you talking about it before. Like zoning out?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you're making smaller goals. I've had to do that myself. Keep it up.. you're doing great!!

Catherine W said...

I love the idea of water aerobics!

Well done on all your achievements and, personally, I'm all for frequent, mild, alcohol consumption. Especially with friends.

I don't know what I'm going to do to be healthy as I'm going on holiday next week. Never good for my waistline. Perhaps I will try and swim every day. Or I could do water aerobics in the sea!

Sorry to hear that things have been rough this past week.