Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vasaline Works For Me!

I deal with blisters from time to time when I exercise on my elliptical. A few months ago, my dad suggested Vasaline. He said to spread some Vasaline on the area that is prone to blister, and it should help prevent them. I tried it a few weeks ago, and it works! I smear a big glob on (I find the more you put on, the more it helps), and then I put my sock on right after that. So far, it works. He also said to put on a second sock. I haven’t tried that tip yet, but maybe I will one day. For now, I’ll stick with the Vasaline. Thanks Dad!

My “issues” that I mentioned in my last blog are improving slowly. I’m no longer using the pool shoes to get into the shower. My main problem still is my anxiety. I still go into panic mode here and there. I think I sometimes put too much pressure on myself to “fix” my issues. I tell myself to put on my shoes and use my walker just in our room going from my desk to the door and back. I over think it so much, it puts my mind in a tailspin and I end up making things worse. If I feel like using the walker, I will, but I need to not force myself to do it. Forcing myself to do something just puts pressure on me and causes me to think too much about it. I need to learn to go with the flow. I was good at doing that a few years ago. There’s a book I bought about four years ago that I need to re-read. I’ll write about that book in another blog. But that book is what jump started me to lose weight and get in shape. I will write about that soon. I need to find the book first…it’s somewhere on this messy desk.

I decided Monday to increase my time on the elliptical, and I did 50 minutes. I broke it down into segments, which is always a good idea. Trying to do 50 minutes straight would have been the death on my quadriceps, so I took several breaks. My elliptical display screen has been on the fritz for a while, so I looked back at some of my old spreadsheets to see how many miles I used to do in 50 minutes. Turns out it was about 1.4 miles. Good deal. It also said I burned about 430 calories in 50 minutes. Even better. So I did 50 minutes Monday, took Tuesday off and then did 50 minutes again today. I don’t know if I’ll do it tomorrow or not. It depends on how my legs feel. Plus I just got a batch of article titles sent my way to write. I’ve got about 13 or so articles to write in the next 6 or 7 days. Some of those I can extend, but the ones sent to me yesterday I need to get done. They’re easy to write though, as I’ve written them before. I just need to reword a few of them.

Here are the pictures from the virtual walk site from Monday and today. I did 1.4 miles each day.

Mile 236.8



Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mile 238.2



Copyright 2006 Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Sun is still shining in VA.

Have a great day everyone. Can’t believe it’s already March.

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