Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another New Day . . .

Let's get real!  I am 57, very nearly 58 years old.  I am probably a good 15 to 20 pounds overweight.  My eating habits are atrocious.  And I'm in horrible physical shape.  Horrible!  And it's nobody's fault but my own.  And I'm trying to change at least some of those things.  The age thing, I can do nothing about!  The rest, I'm working on.  This is a story about how orange juice is going to help me change things around here!

I think I've told you before that we drink a fair amount of orange juice around here.  Hubby also drinks a good bit of grapefruit juice.  And our favorite brand of OJ is this . . .

Tropicana Pure Premium.  Now, it's not the only brand we buy because I usually shop sales and if another brand, or even store brands are a considerably better deal, I'll go with them.  But this, hands down, is our favorite.  Recently Tropicana started a new program called "Juicy Rewards" where you go online, set up a very simple account, and each time you buy their juice, you enter the code inside the cap.  When you collect enough points you can use those points to do things like visit museums, theme parks, donate your points to save the rainforest, or buy things, all at discounted prices.  Oh, and if you buy your OJ at Kroger or affiliated stores, you get double points!

So, after I joined and started saving points, I started looking for things that interested me.  The first thing I found was this . . .

I had been wanting this since we got the Wii at Christmas time, but after the holidays the budget was tight, so I had to wait.  Using the Tropicana points I got $10 off the regular price, plus free shipping.  Cool!  So I ordered it last week.

And it came yesterday.

And I used it this morning.

And I used the lowest exercise level.

And I thought I was going to die! 

They start you out walking for about 30 seconds, and then running for about 10 minutes.  Or at least that's what it felt like, but it was actually about a minute and a half.  Once again, I thought I was going to die, and was ready to give up already.

But I didn't!  I sat down for a few, drank some water, tried to get my breathing under control, and started back again.  We did squats, boxing, bicep curls with an elastic band, rowing thingys, also with the elastic band, inline skating, lunges and then ran and walked again.  And I made it!!!!  The running the 2nd time was even a bit easier the 2nd time!

So for me, today is a new day - the first of my 30 day challenge.  And I'm going to really, really try to do this every day!  Well, at least every week day, because weekends are very different around here.  But 5 days a week is good!  Better than no days a week, right???  And we go to Florida for a week of camping in April, so I hope to be in better shape (health wise - even at my best I've never had a bikini body!) so I can walk more and maybe canoe and trikke more.

I'll keep you posted!  Blessings, Becky


Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I need to do some walking two...I sure hope you can stick with it you'll be so glad after the weight comes off.

tara said...

Oh Becky, I am so proud of you!! you go girl,I know you can do it and please let us know how things are going on your new journey!! I have heard great things about that Wii fit!

Darla said...

Dropped by from Patsy's.....keep up the good work, you'll be glad you did!

Lissa said...

so it sounds like orange juice got you started into your new fitness goals. Keep up the good work! before you know it it will start to feel easier!