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There are days when I am simply too tired because of my health conditions. On those days, I don't push myself to do much of anything. So far, those days have been few and for that, I am grateful.
reading here, you would perhaps remember that my diabetes group meeting members all received a nice surprise, a gift of a DVD "Move for Life!"
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If you're like me (and dare I say at least 30% of the population) and are trying to exercise, you need a little encouragement from time to time. One of the most off putting things for those of us who aren't naturally thin or athletic in any way, is being pushed by others to exercise far beyond our capabilities. Especially when we are just starting out. I figure it is better not to bite off more than you can chew and simply take baby steps at the beginning.
I believe that it is far better to do something, rather than do nothing, even if it is only for a few minutes a day. This way you can build up your strength and interest in doing more. Just "move" . Once you have got the hang of things you can get more aggressive about things, adding more time and different parts to the program to incorporate cardio, flexibility/stretching and strengthening exercises.
So far in this new year, I can already feel my cardio endurance is much better than what it was in December. Despite all my efforts though, I still haven't dropped any pounds. It is frustrating as I've been watching my diet since November and I really did not indulge over Christmas like so many people do. I've determined to make even more changes like eliminating coffee and cream or milk, stop baking sugury sweets and do a cleanse. You can read about my whole body cleanse here. In addition, I'm adding more antioxidant power to my diet through drinking rooibos (red bush) tea. Those of my readers from South Africa will know all about rooibos. If you haven't heard about rooibos, you can read more here.
I'm not expecting quick results. I know my body and I know how slow it is to release toxins and weight. My first simple goals will be to feel better and I am encouraged so far. I will keep you posted from time to time on other progress on both the cleanse and the fitness/health regime.