Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I have a very active grandson that I just love to have over for visits. With my weight gain, keeping up with him is often very challenging. I do not want to miss out on any thing with him, because life is too precious and short. Today he wanted to play some Wii Tennis and Wii Boxing. For a long time, I passed on this and gave that honor to Grandpa. Since I have been having so much more energy I decided to give it my all . All the regular cardio, stretching, strength and flexibility is paying off. I was a regular Jimmy Connors and Mohammad Ali. As I served up aces in tennis and got my KO in boxing, my grandson, and even Grandpa was cheering me on! What a great hour I spent with my little man. A month ago I would have sat and watched being the cheerleader. Today, I was a participant, and cheerleader. I cheered for him, and for me. I am so glad to be back in to life. My grandson is too. He said I was a cool Grandma. Music to my ears little man. Have a wonderful day everyone!
Friday, April 05, 2013
I am so sore! I THOUGHT I was being very good about stretching before and after a workout. I have made sure to stretch, warm up, do the workout, cool down, and then stretch. For over a week everything has been great. Today my muscles are so sore! What am I missing? I would appreciate any suggestions. It is the thighs that are sore. So, if anyone has any favorite stretching routines or videos you can suggest, please do. Thank you!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
One of the many reasons I did not maintain my first weight loss is I never felt myself as valuable. I am not talking just about my value to others, but most importantly to myself. I measured my value according to others. When my children came to me for advice, I was a valuable problem solver. When my husband relied on me for various things, I was a valuable spouse. When my friends sought my company, I was a valuable friend. The list goes on how I weighed and measured my value involving others BUT me. Part of my reinvention is to change this about myself. These things are important, but, I left myself out of it! I woke up this morning and asked myself What is Valuable About Me? I started right in saying I am a good Mom, but stopped myself. What If I had no kids, or spouse, or friends? Would I be worthless? I told myself of course not! I am not, nor would I be, just a lump of nothing! I have a purpose, not just for others, but a purpose that goes beyond what I am to others. For If I had no kids, and was not married, and had no friends, I would still have meaning and purpose. I don't know what my purpose is yet beyond what I am to others. But, I do know it is priceless. It is something I can not measure. I am important beyond what I am to others. A good lesson for me today. I am glad I asked myself that question. Have you ever thought about things like this? I would love it if you would share with me!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Sunday evening I felt tired and went to bed a little earlier than usual. I woke up around midnight, and from that point on, I vomited every hour on the hour. I also had bad diarrhea. Early Monday, I started having the worst muscle cramps ever!
No matter how I lay, my toes, legs, stomach, arms, muscles would cramp right up.
I figure it must have been due to dehydration. As I started to whop the fluids to me, it did start to cease last evening. I got a good lesson in one important factor of why I need to drink water! I certainly have been ill before, but I have never had that happen with my muscles cramping so badly! Has anyone ever had that happen?
I hope you will share with me if you did!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
I got up early this morning. It was a little earlier than I normally do on a Sunday morning. I read last night that sunrise would be at 6;14 am, and I wanted to try to get some photographs on my digital camera. My neighborhood is quiet, and at that hour of the morning, when its 20 something degrees, it's even more quiet! I got somewhat impatient, and started to complain to no one how cold I was, and how long it was taking to see the sunrise from my vantage point. I almost gave up and went inside when I heard the birds get what seemed to be a lot louder. The sun appeared over the horizon, and as the birds sang a sing song good morning, the sun slipped into my day. Just like that, a new day was born. It was beautiful! I am so glad I had the patience to wait. I am so glad I stuck it out, even though it was cold. I would have missed the beauty. I felt as though nature was speaking directly to me, Have patience. Stick it out when its rough. The result will be well worth it. The sunrise was well worth it I am well worth it. I am so glad I got up earlier than usual. A blessed day to you all. Happy Easter.
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