Monday, January 24, 2011

Things Desired

I've been a bit of a busy little beaver here of late -writing and posting stuff here -and in the process, doing a whole lot of thinking too.

Thinking about all kinds of things -like things I should be doing around the house. What to cook for supper tonight? How much longer will it take for me to finish the tablecloth I am currently embroidering? All kinds of topics flooding my pea brain of late and unfortunately, most of those things don't come with any answers for me either.

Take this for example: Instead of just losing some more weight, which I really do need to do, I'd love to have a way to slim down my lower abdomen but I'd much prefer to find a way to do that without having to do lots and lots of exercise such as incorporating a lower ab workout into my daily routines!

I'm not a very big fan of true physical exercise. Anyone who knows me even halfway will tell you that! I hate the very thought of doing exercises, even "baby" ones, that get you started on this road to physical fitness, simply because my back and legs already ache more than enough with the regular visits I get from good old arthritic attacks much less deliberately using muscles that haven't seen anything close to a workout in eons and making myself so stiff and sore that I wouldn't be able to move in at least a week.

Another thing that worries me too, in a way, especially with the lower ab stuff, is the fact that one can easily get a hernia -and not even realize it at the time -by doing very easy, simple things and I really don't want to encourage the possibility of revisiting that problem in my life again, ya know. I had a hernia for over 2 years and with the surgery last summer, did have it at least partially corrected but I don't want to risk exacerbating that problem all over again.

What the heck is an old lady like me supposed to do then anyway?

Just something else for me to ponder I guess.

1 comment:

Maggie May said...

I'm in a similar position with the lower ab bulge. It would be good if we could find a way of slicing that off as I'm not too bad anywhere else!
I have been out walking most days and trying to walk up a few hills & get out of breath. That will have to do. (At least half an hour.)
Maggie X

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