Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It's official. I quit.

I hadn't walked more than a half a dozen miles since that crummy work physical came back, anyway.

I folded up the treadmill over the weekend.
It was gathering dust.

I'll pull it back out in the fall when I'll have more time to use it.


HapKiDo said...

Don't give up on the walking - it's good for you in more ways than one. It won't affect your cholesterol though it will improve cardiovascular health & keep your whole system healthy.

Go with some oatmeal (not instant) for breakfast & get ahold of some pomegranate juice. That stuff will clear you out if you drink 8oz a day for about 2 weeks.

I actually have high cholesterol (188) & have to take fish oil to raise my HDL. I'm going to cut as much crappy food out of my diet to bring down the LDL number.

My point is: don't give up on this. You were so positive when you started the walking. Maybe change it up & add something new but don't quit on it altogether. Keep punching & you'll get over this little speed bump.

DogsDontPurr said...

I agree with what hapkido said. Fish oil really is a miracle cure. It can also help your blood pressure.

Exercise is also super important. But, exercising on a treadmill can also be super boring! The best thing to do is to trick yourself into exercising. Don't get on the treadmill, go for a walk some place fun: a mall, a park, a beach, etc. Get out and see the sights. Also, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and park at the far end of the parking lot instead of trying to find the closest parking spot. Little things like that really add up.

And to really reduce your cholesterol, you'll need to cut back on red meat, eggs, cheese, fried foods and the like. Check labels on packaged food to see how much bad stuff you may be unknowingly eating. Also, if you eat fast food, check out the websites of the places you go to. Most of them have nutrition info listed.....and some of it is shocking!

Alright, enough advice! Good luck. I know it's not easy, but being healthy is soooo worth it.

Bob said...

I sense a kindred procrastinator -- the force is strong with this one.