Exercising For My Health! (And A Little Weight Loss Won’t Hurt Either)

by Kathy Sykes on October 4, 2012 · 3 comments


So, you remember I posted here about my MD diagnosing me with high blood pressure? Well, that got my attention real fast and I decided to drastically change my lifestyle.

I have begun to take FULL advantage of that gym membership that I paid for and having done much with. Now I am at the gym at least two days per week for an hour and walking outside 30 mins a week (while my son is in acting classes).

Was it easy to get back on the exercise wagon? NO.

The first week, I could barely do 10-15 minutes on the treadmill. They gym has a walking track as well, but I know if I am not on something that keeps me continually moving, I will stop. So treadmill it is.

The second week, I was able to walk for 3o minutes while sweating profusely. But I made it.

The third week, more of the same. At a month in (and with the tunes on my MP3 player), I was able to do 60 minutes on the treadmill. I don’t do an hour regularly because now I have added weights to my regime.

I am at the point where I can do 30-45 minutes on the treadmill without shortness of breath and then do at least 15 minutes of leg and upper body work with the weight machines. I love this.

Days when I am not able to make it to the gym, my body knows it. I am actually eager to hit the gym and do what I do.

I have also cut out sodas about 80% from my diet and taken the salt shaker off the table. I added more fruits and veggies to my plate and try to limit my sugar.

Has it helped? Well, my blood pressure has remained the same thus far but BOY DO I FEEL BETTER!!!

There is definitely something to taking care of your body.



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Jennifer@GDWJ October 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

Popping in to wave hello! Our mutual friend, Deidra Riggs, introduced me to you today. 🙂


Jennifer@GDWJ October 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

Or rather … introduced YOU to ME. LOL! 🙂


Kathy Sykes October 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by via good ole Deidra! She is fabulous too! I hope you stick around so that we can become bloggy friends.


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