Monday, August 28, 2006

So It Begins

Today is the first day of operation Lower Blood Pressure / Loose Weight. I jogged for twenty minutes, did some sit ups and push ups and it feels great. I plan on three of four days a week until my follow up check up at the end of October.

I used to run like the wind, when I was young I could run and run and run. Seven minute miles forever. I went to college in Vermont, I could run up Mountains and did regularly. Since 1992 the running has slowed to a crawl.

There have been periods of activity, a couple months here and a few there, where I have exercised. Thinking back,the last solid fitness campaign happened prior to my wedding in 1996. Hey! That was ten years ago.

Here I stand, in front of all the blog-o-sphere, committing to two months of physical training. I will make an assessment at that time to determine what follows. Wish me success and thanks for all of your encouragement.


Anonymous Kailani said...

Good luck! I know you can do it. Just remember not only are you doing it for yourself but for you loved ones as well!

3:57 PM EDT  
Anonymous Emily said...

7 minute miles IS pretty darn fast. Youth...

5:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

There's a children's book I love that describes that same growing older/slowing down syndrome. It's called Verdi by Janell Cannon.

12:24 AM EDT  
Blogger twoboysmom said...

My sister lost 40 pounds on the South Beach diet, my brother-in-law lost 30. He was a runner and now that he has lost the wieght he is back to long distance running again. They inspired me - I've lost 25 since March and just started swimming and doing Pilates (ouch). SB diet is supposed to do wonders for blood pressure/ cholesterol. I like it. Best of luck. Run with the wind!

9:33 AM EDT  

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