Week 20

It has been 20 weeks since I got out of my rocking chair and started getting fit for spring. It has been such a great journey, I have had no inclination to quit once spring sprang or at any other time in my foreseeable future.

As always, I noted a few improvements this week.

#1 – For the first time since I started working out, I noticed that when I am working out, I was really not struggling to breathe or to catch my breath – even on warm and humid days. That is amazing! With asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis, I used to struggle to breathe all of the time.

#2 – My hands look younger. My blood vessels are not as noticeable. I don’t know if that is because my skin is healthier or because my collagen levels (that affect blood vessels) is better. Either way, that is cool.

#3 – My stamina has improved considerably. On Saturday, I spent the entire first half of the day working to clean up our entire yard in anticipation of a visit from my sister, her husband, and their two German Shepherds – Heidi and King.

This was after they arrived. 🀣🀣🀣. I can hear Dan out back recleaning the back patio as we speak.
Heidi appreciated the nice cool sand.
King – The first pure black German Shepherd that I have ever seen and he is GORGEOUS!
Molly and King went hard.
And rested frequently!

Dan and I had a good visit while watching our dogs carry on. Dan barbecued us a delicious steak and shrimp supper Saturday night. On Sunday, I whipped up some pancakes and bacon, Dan and Jerry went golfing, and Lorraine and I got in a good visit while keeping an eye on the canines. It was a great visit and the weather was perfect – warm, windless, and absolutely bugless!

The dogs all got along great – especially King and Molly who are both still puppies (big puppies). Heidi has quite a few good years on her and struggles with arthritis, so she was more content laying back and watching the young ‘uns.

That’s it for this week’s report. I am still working out, planning to get in some good walks with Molly, and anxious to see how far I can take this fitness program that I am on.

Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž


20 thoughts on “Week 20

  1. How wonderful it is that your health has improved! I’m glad that the dogs got along so well, that’s a huge plus. My folks had a German Shepard, as she aged her haunches went weak and eventually made her quality of life so bad that she had to be put down. Very sad.

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  2. You are doing amazing improving your health. I am so happy for you Anne at the progress you have made in such a short time. I really enjoyed the photos. I am glad you all had a great time, the food sure sounds good. All three dogs are beautiful.

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  3. We have such good dogs. We’ll behaved. Listen well. WHO ARE THEY KIDDING?? They could cultivate 20 acres an hour the way they carry on.

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  4. Dan took everything off the back patio and shoveled the sand off of it this morning. πŸ˜‚ Did I telling you Molly tried to goose a city worker on our walk today? Yea that was awkward. πŸ™„


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