Year Two – Week Ten

It is one year and ten weeks since I decided to get healthier and more active. I am still committed as ever despite the setbacks I have encountered. It’s definitely the lifestyle I embrace these days.

Since I was deemed healed from my broken arm, I have been working my way back up in my workout intensity. I am doing full-on two armed Zumba. (Which is way easier, graceful, and less confusing than trying to do Zumba with one arm).

I have been out walking with Molly as much as possible – which is when Dan or daughter Jen are available to hold her leash. I would love to walk her more but I can’t trust her if I am holding her leash. She was doing well last fall, until I was down with the flu followed by the broken arm. Now, not so much.

A few days ago, Dan and I were taking Molly somewhere in the Jeep. Dan went out to get ready, while I leashed her up and walked her out. She was fine. We got to the sidewalk and Dan opened the back hatch of the Jeep. We were ten feet away from it. Molly got so excited she jumped right in. The leash I was holding her by was six feet long. 🀦

She looks so innocent!
At least our streets and sidewalks are finally free of snow and ice. Still unsightly, but nice for walking…

The good news is that I am crushing my evening workouts. This week I am back to using my five pound weights. Yay! I am not struggling with the heavier dumbbells. I have cut back on reps and sets, and I have switched things up to doing arm and back exercise one night, hips and legs the next, so I am not doing the same muscles on consecutive nights. πŸ’ͺ🌟🦡

We are also still working on improving our diet by consistently planning ahead. Dan is really helping out with that. He seems to find it easier to come up with one weekly meal plan on Sunday night, than he does offering up a suggestion for one meal that can be prepared and served in half an hour – five or six consecutive nights of the week. Go figure!

That’s my health and fitness update for this week. Take care and have a great sunny rest of the day! πŸ’žπŸŒž

Can’t wait to see some green grass and flowers. 😊


26 thoughts on “Year Two – Week Ten

  1. Congrats on continuing with your workouts, Anne Marie! You are far more dedicated than I could be. I suggest taking a leaf rake to the front yard to pull the grass up a bit and remove debris so that the grass can come back faster.

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  2. Thank you, John. We are told not to here (before mid May I think) because it kills all the ladybugs and bees. I usually keep up with the litter but haven’t been out front for a couple of days.

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  3. Do you use a harness for the Molly girl? Chester is way too strong for me to handle if he sees a bunny on our walks. I still have to hang on sometimes but he’s better for me anyway in the harness. Of course molly is bigger than chester!! Good job on the health and healed arm!!

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  4. Love this picture! Avery has been making a meal on Sundays! Been with him 32 years and the last few months he started this routine. It’s generally something in the smoker or on the grill. I love it!

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  5. So glad to hear you are back to using both arms to exercise now. Anne, you look fabulous! You are right Molly looks innocent, she is a beautiful dog. I am glad she did not pull you down when she got so excited, ran and jumped in the jeep. Pretty flower, I hope you see green grass and flowers soon. ❀

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  6. Sounds like you are doing great on your health journey. After having Covid last December, I have been struggling with terrible neck and back pain and found it hard to exercise. But I have discovered that if I can bite the bullet and continue to do my PT exercises, the pain is much less.

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  7. Thank you! It is just amazing how much physical activity can do for us, if we can push through it. I hope you overcome this pain in your neck and back. πŸ’ž


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