Active for Life — Follow up

July 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm (chronic conditions, domestic life) (, , )

The Active for Life program is over — I hit 96 % of my goal . Two weeks of being sick was the ‘downfall’. Not much I can do about that. Sick is sick and you have to pay attention to your bodies needs. They are different when you are sick.

In general, I am pleased with my self. My goal was 60 min . of exercise 5 days a week. And I really did try to hit 5 days a week. Except when I was sick I did do at least 20 minuets of exercise 6 days a week. And exercise — I defined it as anything that was either real work ( like plant removal ) , or Moving the big muscles ( walking, biking, etc ) , or extraordinary housecleaning ( scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees — real work) . The lowest I hit when not sick , was 80% of my goal. So busy — not the excuse I thought it would be.

Any way I am going to try and Keep this up — but without keep ing track any where, I ‘m not so sure it will be easy.


  1. DH said,

    Good for you!

  2. Bonnie said,

    Finding a walking buddy would help and when they can’t join me my Ipod takes their place. I try and walk everyday which means most of the time it’s 5 days and some times four. In the summer we go at 7:30 am. In the winter we are more felixable because of the cold and wind. Gardening and heavy house cleaning are extra.

  3. egb63 said,

    Walking with people is good, but I find it is hard to get commitments — or they try to walk at dawn, before I know what part of my body I am supposed to walk on. So I find I have to rely on me being my motivation , not other people.

  4. daniebob said,

    I met my AFL goal… but then again, my goal was a bit lower than yours. Taking BART to work 3 days a week helped. Walking to Peet’s or Starbucks to get coffee with the boss helped too.

  5. egb63 said,

    I think the best thing about AFL was giving me a good reason to think about exercise — It is pretty easy to just to do what I normally do

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