Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wow, I start trying to blog, then I fall off the wagon. And here it is, summer once more. And I'm trying once more. My health took a serious nose dive last month, when I spent some time in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs, bronchitis, and a bronchial spasm. Newly diagnosed with uncontrolled asthma (they have been trying to say COPD, but since I've never smoked, I'm refusing to accept that). Now on meds to control things and keep me breathing, I'm slowing getting back on the exercise wagon. Up until I got sick, I was doing my three day a week water aerobics and two day a week jogging in the pool at the Y. I'm still doing that, but this week I started back on my recumbent bike. I started with 5 miles, and managed to do 12.5 today!
I've also gotten into smoothies. For my birthday, I got a Ninja Duo, and it is totally awesome. I've been experimenting, and my family has come to expect smoothies every day lol. I'm using unsweetened almond milk and nonfat Greek yogurt as a base, and experimenting with different fruit combinations and adding in goodies like kale and ground flax and chia seeds. Even my granddaughter loves them- she thinks they are ice cream.
I need to walk away from the scale. I lost six pound last month while I was sick. This month the scale has been stuck, and then I gained a pound. I know that I am exercising (building muscle) and eating better, so I'm just going to focus on making healthy choices. I will do this!