Saturday, January 26, 2013
I'm giving this week an A+. I had a day of rest and got recharged. By rest I mean light exercise. Just enough to keep the juices flowing. Every day I was within my nutrition range and exercise requirements.
The Valentine Challenge had me working on my sanctuary/oasis. The den has been transformed. My portable fireplace/heater is in there with a nice rocker next to it. It's a great place to pray & reflect. I can listen to soothing music, read or crochet.
There is also room for my gazelle and some of my other exercise things, craft items and the puter. Things are organized, and that is a great feeling!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Yesterday I took the day off. Oh, I ate healthy enough, but as far as exercise went it was just some walking in place and stretching. I feel great today. Everyone needs time to relax and recharge.
I was reading a friend's feed and she took the day off, too. She said, however, it wasn't worth it. That got me to thinking. It can be hard to relax, especially when we have momentum going and we don't want to break it. I realized that it takes effort to relax just as it takes effort to get going. Relaxation has to be a habit just as fitness does.
For those of you who find this hard and/or are visual folks, imagine this scenario. You forgot to plug in your laptop or cell phone. Before long there is no charge. The only thing to do is put it on the charger and let it sit and recharge. And no, you do not have another battery waiting, so don't go there.
Monday is here and I am recharged. So much so I was up at 2am and wide awake. Today I am working on my corner of the world. A little sanctuary where I can unwind at the end of the day or as needed. It's part of my Feeling Fit Friends Valentine Challenge.
Happy, blessed Monday, friends.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The other day hubby had off to fix our water problem and I tagged along in the truck. I had him drop me off at Sears while he picked up the things he needed.
I found a beautiful blue sweater that I fell in love with. I'm not much for clothes shopping, but it was marked down and then had another sale price deducted at the register. The problem - there were only 2 left. One an XL and one a medium. Sometime in December I discovered I had lost enough weight and toned up enough to fit into a large.
I opted for the medium thinking it would fit in it in another couple of months. I will still get many wears out of it as the Colorado nights are cool, even in summer sometimes.
Getting the sweater was the beginning. I showed it to hubby telling him my options were to return it for the bigger one, return it for refund, or just keep it and work to fit into it. I told him I wanted to keep it.
Hubby "caught" me exercising the next morning. I hate when anyone sees me. I am not well balanced or coordinated. He made a comment, "I can tell that is harder than it looks." I felt so good that he noticed. He then agreed that I should keep the sweater. That shows he has faith in me.
Later I was counting my (1 quarter per 30 mins) exercise money. I told him I was no longer saving it for shoes in the spring, but for a fitbit. I told him a little about them and went on about my business. He popped into the room I was exercising in a little while later. He had been researching the fitbits. Not only that, he had bid on one for me. One with all the frills.
Later my dd was on the phone with me and I told her about it. She warned me not to be disappointed. Many people have bids and win at the last second. The countdown commenced while we chatted. I glanced down and told her I just might win, though I was trying to stay calm. We counted down the final seconds together. What a shriek I let out when I won! (I did have the sense to move the phone before I attempted to break her eardrum)
I am so excited about this. The earliest it will come is the 25th, the latest, they said, would be the 30th. It is going to be great starting February with it.
Yes, I am going to fit into that gorgeous blue sweater!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The assignment today is to think about somebody, living or not, who has impacted me in a positive way during my life and write a note to them. Even if that person is living I do not (or probably won't be able) have to send the note, just acknowleged them and be aware of why they impacted me.
This is a very positive exercise. The more folks I think of the less bad comes to mind. I think this is something I will put on my goal list to do at least 1x per week.
Meanwhile, I cut out more flowers last night for my dream board. I think we get to go to town today so I'll drop by the dollar store for poster board. I also plan to get flowers for myself (yesterday's Valentine challenge). Some of the flowers in my bouquet will be dedicated to those who help make me a stronger, better person.
(((gentle hugs, friends))) Each one of you is a work of art!
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