Sometimes I think I have tried as many exercise programs as I have diet plans. In truth, I probably have tried more exercise programs than diets.


Over the years of trying various diets and exercise programs, I know what I eat is about 85% important in terms of my health and strength, while exercising is probably 15% or less and some folks even say exercise is only 5%.



Strength Training
Even with it being a smaller amount, somehow I have fallen off the strength-training side of the exercise equation. Startlingly, I have noticed a lessening of my ability to do certain things. I mean I don’t jump as high as I used to and I don’t run as fast as I used to. You might think that is part of normal aging. Well, I will NOT go gently into that good night!!!!!


I know body-building is critical as we age! In fact, body-building exercises help us with our strength and balance thereby decreasing the likelihood of those falls (and other things) as we get older. So, why have I stopped!? Idk!!!!!


Yep, that’s right, I don’t know. I lifted weights or did body-building exercises for several years. But within the last 10 years or more I have slacked off.  Maybe I thought walking or even training for that last marathon was enough. It wasn’t and hasn’t been enough for a while. I guess I was in denial. (I know it rhymes, sorry.)


So what stopped me from doing what I basically loved doing? Again idk. However, I am redoubling my efforts. Exactly what the heck does that mean?


It means I’m willing and starting to remember how great the weights felt in my hands, how I felt a great sense of accomplishment when I got up from the bench press or lat pull down, how I felt like I could do anything when I left the gym!



New Adventure
Yep, I’m going for that again. I’m not sure why trying to keep everything going (weight training, cardio – walking/line dancing and eating the right thing) is so hard? But, I’m willing to start this new adventure again, especially since the time commitment for strength-training seems to have changed for the better. 


Now if I can only wean myself from my cellphone activities. I need to restrict my email sending/reading and Word-Chums playing to certain hours. That’s my task. Yep, now I just need to sketch out my schedule.



What Counts?
Okay, I am off on another adventure. I’ll let you know in the next 3-4 weeks how this reboot is going. So, what are you doing to keep up your health and strength?


“Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go will make you great.”  Laurence Shahlaei



Dr. Harriette

3 Replies to “On To Another Timely Strengthening Adventure!”

  1. Looking forward to hearing about your positive results! I am inspired as always during and after reading your interesting posts. I am all alone here in EC, but I am going to push forward anyway.

  2. I too have not been as active as I should when it comes to exercising. I am hoping to get back into it in a little while. I am always inspired by your writings. Looking forward to more.

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