Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Health Issue

Relocation! From the ocean to the desert has not been kind to my health. The night-time air feels good out here but breathing gets hard. My sleep is interrupted, sometimes every two hours, and leg cramps are issues I don't enjoy much. I need a new plan, I need some serious Fitness Goals.

Actually, I really do know what to do besides changing that diet of mine. Yesterday, while reading outside on our cozy patio, I noticed the amazing mountains that seemed only a few feet from our house. The scenery became one with our back yard. Where, nestled among the bouganvillia, some potted plants, flowers and our grapevine was my old friend, the treadmill. Many good memories on my humble Weslo. Plus it folds up and fits snuggly among the plants. Teenage son, however, says I need a Proform Treadmill which comes with music and work-out disks.

All I know at this stage is that I need to make a committment to exercise. Walking and jogging through the neighbourhood just isn't my thing. I love my privacy. Gyms don't help with my stress relief. So treadmill it is.


Paddy O. said...

more water!

I always have to drink a lot more water in dry climates (go figure!). What's interesting is how many different ways dehydration affects me. I get achey, in my head especially, listless and tired, unfocused, depressed.

What's interesting is that even when I am the most dehydrated I'm not always thirsty. It's like my body stops asking me. So I got a nice big water bottle I bring most everywhere with me, drinking a lot of water through the day.

The GateKeeper said...

Hi Paddy, drinking water shouldn't be that hard. I don't know why I don't drink more than I do. Doesn't help with the breathing problem though.