Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Today is my 100th post day since I started the "Carlson Custodians” blog, back in December of 2011.  I first named my blog "Carlson Clan" because GW wants to go to Scotland someday and I have Scottish ancestors. My favorite part about the Provo 4th of July parade are the bag pipes! But I liked the sound of Custodians better, so thus the change.

To celebrate this historical event I’ve decided to begin another post on, "Journey to the Gym”.  GW bought a 12 month family pass to the Provo Rec. Center, and it has made this summer so far really fun. The pass was a little on the expensive side, but, since we are not taking a vacation trip, we thought it was a good splurge. I know last year I journeyed to a different gym and almost ruined my achilles heel by running too hard on the tread mill.  After a six month membership I could hardly walk bare foot because my heels hurt so bad.  It took me almost three months to recover and I didn’t think I would ever be back to a gym again.

Thanks to my neighbor, who mentioned to me at work one day that  her husband was helping other women in our neighborhood with weights, exercise, and a diet program. Well, I decided to join the ranks.  I started on May 1, 2013.  Yes that was almost two months ago.  It has taken me this long to try and get over the addictions I have acquired in the last fifty-four years!  My trainer suggested that I stay on low carbs and only have a moderate treat once a week.  Well I found out I couldn’t even do that so two weeks ago I went to a 12 step addiction program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The spirit was so strong in the meeting that I actually felt a little touch of hope.

It has been nice to report to my trainer so I can be accountable.  He is very positive but truthful about what needs to be done to live healthier.  I am very careful with my cardio exercises, and lifting weights has been a new adventure (since I’ve never done it before).  Mr. Trainer started me out on very light weights.

Another new adventure is the Zumba Class that my friend Valerie talked me into taking at the Rec. Center.  Some of the moves are difficult, but I like the Latin feel of dancing and working out at the same time.  I don’t think I will ever do all of the moves, but I like how much fun it is.  It’s nice to work out with familiar faces from the neighborhood and encourage one another.

So, I will continue to report my progress and hopefully accomplish the goals I have set for the summer of 2013!

Happy One Hundred, Opa!!