Wednesday, April 06, 2011
For many years I could do neither. I taught my oldest grandson to play hop scotch and had to explain the hopping part as I was unable to actually do in. My balance has been awful for a long time, too. I know I have some limitations due to ms, fibromyalgia and arthritis, but it occurred to me that maybe if I just tried to do better I could become stronger and better balanced. So, I started standing on one foot most days for a time challenge. I actually managed to balance for one minute finally on my right foot. I'm still not there on the left. And, I started doing jumping jacks as one of my commercial activities. At first I really couldn't get off the ground. But, now I can do 25 at a time. What a thrill to see that progress. I think I'll buy a jump rope to see if I can do that as well. I still can't hop on one foot, but I'm working on that, too. Little by little I'm getting stronger and better coordinated. I know this has helped me avoid some falls. When I've lost my balance recently I was able to catch myself before hitting the floor or trail or pavement. That has been so awesome. So, I'm learning to try more and more. SP has really helped and encouraged me along the way. So, a big thank you friends, pros and fellow travelers out there in SP land.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Every week or two I seem to have a sleepless night. This night has been one of those. After laying there for a few hours I decided it was time to just get up and do something useful. I blame this night on fibromyalgia and ms exacerbations possibly from a lot more walking/hiking than I'm used to doing. So, time to change it up a bit. No walk today for me. I may hit the elliptical this afternoon, but this morning I'm going to babysit two of my little grandchildren. Rocky, age 6, wants me to play board games, hide and seek and Wii. Ziva, age 16 months, wants me to help her play with her toys and take many pairs of her shoes on and off. So, I know there will be exercise involved in my morning and I'm hoping the change from past several days will be welcomed by this groaning body. Have a great day....and a peaceful night tonight!
Saturday, April 02, 2011
The sun will be shining in just a few hours here. Though I really should try to get a little more shut eye before starting my day in earnest, I feel a certain enthusiasm that is making me especially eager for the day. The sun has been shining for a few days now which means the trails should be far less muddy than last weekend. So, we'll be off on another fun adventure sometime today. I can't wait to lace up those boots and breathe in that fresh air as we wind our way up and out of the city. Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So, I was cruising along following a healthy meal plan when a disgusting little marshmallowy treat called my name. I bought the box for the grandkids, oops. What makes me think that if something is bad for me it will be any better for those little ones? Anyway, I ate one. It wasn't very big and it wasn't all that many calories in the great scheme of things. But, I realized it did put me slightly above my day's allotment...ouch! Not only that, but I feel so sick at the moment. I'm heading down to my gym to see if I can work a little of this sickness through my body. Did I learn anything? Not really too much new, actually. But, every so often I seem to need to veer off track to remind me of how much better I function and feel when I stay on course. But, the bigger wake up call today was the realization that just cuz I'm Grandma, that doesn't mean I should be feeding those precious little ones things that are so bad for them! Maybe I'll do better next time. Hope so.
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