Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Getting Healthy ~ Staying Healthy

For those of you who are regular visitors you are aware that hubby suffered a major heart attack in November and that I also have had heart attacks and heart surgery in the past.

Hubby's brother has been using hubby's compound bow for the last few years and in fact has kept it at his house instead of returning it at the end of each bow hunting season. Brother and his wife had a treadmill almost brand new that they never use. Hubby traded his bow for the treadmill and we will now begin a walking routine to maintain our health. It'll be like having the YMCA right here at home!

In fact, I already began. I walked for 20 minutes this morning and clocked a big whopping speed of 2 mph and walked a total of 1/2 mile. Doesn't seem like much does it? But since I haven't walked in quite some time I figured it was a good start. I hope to benefit two ways from this: 1) improving my health and getting in better condition, 2.) losing some weight. Just think, if I can lose enough maybe I will even buy a two-piece bathing suit for this coming summer.....NOT! Some things are just not to be tried by a 59 year old woman!

7 comments:

clew said...

Check you out! The Hub and I were just talking last night about getting the treadmill running again (which has been sitting in a corner of the basement since we moved a few years back).

Time marches on, and you eventually realize it's marching all over your body. We vowed to get back in shape too.

After the holidays, of course. ;)

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Good for you! Even a short walk is a good place to start. :-)

Bougie Black Boy said...

I think that's great. Staying active is one of the most important things we must do (of all ages). Once we stop--it's hard to start back up.

Seabiscuit said...

Hey Martie you got to start somewhere. When I first began running, I would run one mile at a time. I eventually got up to 2 miles and so on. It doesn't have to be running. It can be walking, cardio, etc. Some people swim for exercise (indoor). Any kind of exercise is good. Active lifestyle is a good lifestyle.

:)

Connie and Rob said...

I say good for you. It is wonderful that you are walking on a treadmill and silly you are suppose to start out slow. Before I know it you will be posting about you running uphill on that thing.

Take care.
Connie

Bill Scott, Sr. said...

You are so funny....about the whole two piece thing.....I still think you are sweet....

McSwain said...

You go, Martie! That's great, and more than I often do. I'll bet you'll look great in a one-piece!