Tag Archives: exercise

Being Active Throughout the Day

I spent the last year trying to stay as active as I could in between dealing with physical limitations due to overall chronic pain along with back and neck issues. I am still not where I want to be in terms of strength and a toned body, but I most certainly have made progress. This year I want to focus on doing bursts of activity throughout the day to stay active and to sit less. Continue reading

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How Kung Fu Movies Inspire My Workouts

Ever since I started taking Tai Chi, I have gained a greater interest in martial arts and especially Kung Fu. I never expected that I would end up being hooked on Kung Fu movies. However, this has turned out to be a good thing for me because it actually has motivated me to get more fit and strong. Continue reading

The High of Exercise

It seems like there is always something to get me off track with my workouts. It gets frustrating because at this point in my life, I am not looking for excuses not to work out. I want my workouts. I want that mental and physical boost. Continue reading

My Bowflex Workout

It seems like my fitness routine is ever evolving and my latest endeavor is with the Bowflex. Continue reading

My Tai Chi Experience

In the past year, I have dealt with shoulder bursitis and whiplash. That has all been added to the chronic pain that I have dealt with for years. I am always looking for good ways to be active that fit with my health limitations. I looked into Tai Chi after I read that it could be beneficial for chronic pain and bursitis. It just seemed like it was meant to be when I saw that there were classes offered at my local library. Continue reading

Revisiting Health and Fitness Goals

I wanted to revisit some goals that I had last year. I was sidelined by some of my own injuries and got off track when my husband was dealing with a herniated disc. Continue reading

My Healing Journey

For the last two months, I have joined my husband in a commitment to refrain from fast food. Since regular soda is also a big weakness of mine, I committed to refrain from that as well. Continue reading

Life with Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain poses many challenges. It makes life on the homestead a hardship. Even with the increased press and new medications for chronic pain like Fibromyalgia, many still do not believe it is real. One may even face such denial from family members. A person with chronic pain may look normal and it could be hard to tell just how bad the person is feeling. Continue reading

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November 25, 2014

It is challenging to keep up my workouts because of some shoulder pain that I have dealt with for weeks. Today I tried the treadmill with a sling. I think it was better that way. Elvis, Hank Williams, George Strait, and Rich Mullins helped me out too.

My Wii Workout

I have health issues that make exercising a challenge, but Wii workouts are good for me. I am not the athletic type and I am a couch potato so I need exercise that is fun and low impact. Continue reading