Monday, December 12, 2011
I never realized that I've been ruining my metabolism and losing all my muscle by all my yoyo dieting through the years. Now I wonder if I will ever have optimum fat/muscle ratios to best burn through the foods I eat. This is so discouraging. However, knowledge is power so I will investigate how I can turn this around. I know I must give up the yoyo life I've lived for all my adult life. I hope I can truly turn this around and repair the damage I've no doubt done. So, today has begun a hopeful new chapter in which I will focus on strength training more than aerobics for awhile. Hopefully, I will see a difference in how my body uses fuel in the not too distant future. Some may think this is an odd time to begin with Christmas right around the corner, but I say there is no time like the present and tomorrow will only be better if I begin today. As that little engine so eloquently put it, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!"
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
For the next few weeks I will be very busy making decorations for a special tree we're donating in honor of our granddaughter. So, to fit in a bit more exercise I do some stretches, squats, jumping jacks and balance work every time I finish an ornament, thread a needle, answer the phone, etc. Whenever there is a break in activity I use that to get a little extra exercise into my days. It is a different way of managing my time so it will take some practice to become habit, but my hope is that it will become a habit that will stick. We'll see. Have a great day everyone.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Our darling granddaughter is nearly two years old now. She started out in life with a fused skull that had to be cut to ribbons, spacers inserted and much remodeling work done when she was just 5 months old. Her eyes, nose and forehead were adjusted then as well, but she will need more surgery at some point to better align her mouth. Still, she is the happiest, most energetic and loving little girl. Her brothers are ages 7 and 8 and just adore her. They are amazing athletes - the oldest a past state champion in Tae Kwon Do. There is lots of jumping, kicking, running in that household. Ziva dances and sings, talks constantly and gives the most wonderful hugs and sloppy kisses. We decided to make a large Christmas tree to donate to the hospital's big Festival of Trees this year. When I took this on I had no idea just how big a project it would be. I'm making ornaments and other decorations every day now to meet the end of November deadline. Ziva's mom and dad are helping and I know it will be very beautiful. Ziva fell in love with dominoes when she was very small and so I decided that would be our theme - "Domino Dance". It will hopefully reflect the joy, the lightness and the enthusiasm with which this little one greets every day. We are so blessed to have her in our lives and we are eager to see just where the Lord leads her. We know her life was spared for a reason and for that we will be ever thankful. It seems so right to be doing this project at this season of Thanksgiving. Life is so good!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Once or twice each week I'm unable to sleep. Sometimes I lay there thinking, praying, resting. Sometimes I just have to get up and and do something. This is one of those nights. It started with a memory of something I'd forgotten to do and I didn't want to stew about it in bed so I got up and wrote myself a reminder. Then I decided to just do what it was I needed to do. Then I got caught up in emails. Then I wandered to SP because of one of those emails. I received a goodie and was soon off and running. Now, I know that the real thing is better that this kind of off and running. But, I feel so much better now that I've actually accomplished some things with this unexpected time on my hands. But, alas, I can now hardly keep my eyes open so it's off to bed for me. The alarm will sound in about three hours. That's better than no sleep at all! Hope all of you are having a beautiful enthusiastic blessed night/day!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
What a beautiful fall day! There's a touch of a breeze, a bit of coolness. It is the perfect day for an enthusiastic walk. I combined a couple of quick errands to a nearly two hour walk around town. The sidewalks were filled with people out and about on business, for pleasure and exercise or, like me, a combination of things. Soon the snow will fly and I'll chicken out on my outdoor walks. My balance is not what it might be and the ice and snow tend to keep me indoors. But, for now, for this week, I'm determined to drink in every bit of this time of year. I hope all of you are having a beautiful day, too!
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