Wellness/Fitness thread 4/3/03

  1. Good morning! I hope everyone slept well (regardless of when you have to sleep ). Great work for all of you that were able to get out and move yesterday. The rest of you - join us today!

    I saw again and again listed as a roadblock yesterday: lack of motivation or laziness. No one here is lazy! You can't be a good nurse (and I know you all are) if you're lazy. You simply haven't chosen to made exercise a priority for you (yet.) Why is that?

    It takes time - maybe you feel guilty or unable to carve a block of time just for you. Well, think of it as not "just for you" - an improvement in your health and overall well-being benefits your family, too.

    You feel like the goal you have is unachievable, or you've settled on being in your current state, convinced that you can't be one of those success stories. Nonsense! Barring some medical complication, we all have the will to do with our bodies exactly what we set our minds to.

    Even if you get tired out after 10 minutes of walking - walk those ten minutes. Next week you'll be able to do 12!

    Again - you have to decide you want it and make a committment to yourself that you are worth devoting time to.

    Keep up the good work!

    "The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it."

    Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason,
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   SingingNurse2
    I need someone like you to come to my house everymorning and make me put in my exercise tapes. I never have been able to form self discipline in the area of exercise. It seems to take all my available motivation to get the kids fed and sent to school!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Ok *PUFF PUFF* I just finished 20 mins on the eliptical trainer.
    The last 2 mins on a higher setting and go to exhaustion.
    *drinking water*
    Now I have to go do my crunches. There is a six-pack down there somewhere wanting to come out. hehehe
    Have a great day everyone.
  5. by   Q.
    Good morning!

    I am proud to say that I got up at 5am with my dog, and went for a 30 minutes very brisk walk with the cool northeastern wind. My thighs feel like they actually have blood flowing through them, I feel invigorated, and am about to jump in the shower for the morning.

    I feel great! I hope to keep this up! Thanks Ratched!
  6. by   karenG
    well its good afternoon here- now 14.55. so I've done half my day! going to aerobics tonight for an hours hard work!

  7. by   AmyLiz
    I was pooped this morning & reeeeeally didn't want to get up to do my walking tape....but I did. Only did the 1 mile tape today though. Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll do the 2 mile tape again.

    It is hard to motivate yourself. I have no problem somedays, but other days...like today...I just FORCE myself to do it. I know that if I don't, I won't do it again & again & then I'll be back to where I was before. I'm almost 30 lbs lighter than I was back in January & I really like me better this way. I'm sure once another 60 pounds go, I'll like me even more!
  8. by   RNonsense
    Total Gym arrived today! Hubby is setting it up now... 8am here so I'll get at it soon!
  9. by   Q.
    Tomorrow morning is supposed to be cold. Can I put off my walk until it's warmer?
  10. by   hoolahan
    Ratched, I am presently suffering with such a horrendous sinusitis, right now all I can hope for is to be able to use my cpap machine each night.

    Things are looking up, I now have one nostril open, and actually could breathe thru both for about 25% of the day today, and didn't need my inhaler at all today.

    I am praying I willl be up for resuming my exercise which was off to a great start before being rudely interupted by this sickness.

    Ever see that commercial on TV where the person feels like one huge swollen red nose? That is me, and the nose is blocked with concrete and topped off w a killer headache. I have been so doped up on antihistamines and cold rememdies, it's a wonder I could work, let alone exercise.

    Cathch you on Monday!
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    (((hugs))) Hoolahan - feel better! We have been seeing such awful sinusitis at the clinic - I know it must be miserable.

    Great work, everybody! Getting out of bed is half the battle , especially when it's cold. I rode my bike to work the last three days, but it IS supposed to rain in the morning, so the plan is to get up and go to the exercise room in the complex and use the treadmill. Plus, mixing things up a little keeps it from getting boring. Got in some movement tonight when we went dancing at the studio (there's a "practice party" every Thursday night.)

    And Suzy, I bet Fattie LOVED your walk . Probably took forever for his little stubby butt to quit wiggling lol.
  12. by   Jedav
    Hello...I'm new to this fitness thread- can I join? Thought I'd share that today I overcame my fatigue and walked on my treadmill for 50 minutes while talking on the phone-proved to be a great way to pass the time!! Then I did a free weight routine for 30minutes-this was a pretty good day for me-ok, wonderful day!!...

    My biggest obstacles seem to be my "lethargy" and maintaining consistency. I'll do really well for a while, then get sidetracked!

    I love the motivation Ratched!! You're great!!!


  13. by   kimmicoobug
    Ok, this is a thread I can get into. I am really into Pilates, but find that I just can't do it more than twice a week or get onto my bike twice a week. School is a stressor, but thinking when I graduate, I will get my butt into gear.