Monday, February 24, 2014
I had 4 days off Friday until today I sat day Thursday night & made a list of all what I wanted to try my best at on getting done in 4 days . The list grew to 25 I finished all but 4, & those 4 will be finished by weeks end.
I also started walking on Sat. since the last I truly walked was last Fall. My husband walked with me i made one mile, with chest pains & pain down my thigh,but I did it. Then Sunday after church I went on a 3 mile walk, not all at once I broke it up in intervals of several hours.Then today I went on another 3 mile walk in intervals. I feel so good, plus I drank my 2 liters of water. So I made my 4 days off count into a big accomplishment the chores would have been done ,but I never made a list like I did , it was like a game to see what I could really do. I even set the timer in some of them & in each case I finished before the timer blasted off!!!
So I am going to start being a list maker as it has worked for me.
The air was crisp & blustery as the wind whipped about,the sun was shining so bright ,the birds were singing away in there melody . I listened to a radio Christian station as I was walking,then on the other walks I listened for the first time a book on tape.so it made the walk more fun.
Will be a challenge for the rest of the week as I go back to work & standing on my feet all day can be trying. I will give it a go as I do not know about 3 miles as the daylight savings time has not arrived as of yet.
I feel as of this minute I have so much confidence in doing my challenges, I am a terrible carb eater after dinner as I am eating now 3 different kInds of frozen fruit as it takes longer to eat & finishing up my water.
Have a lovely week every one!!!
1. Vacuum all carpets
2. Shampoo carpets
3. Clean refrigerator
4.Scrub kitchen floor
5. Scrub bathroom floor
6.Polish bathroom furnishings
7.Organize all kitchen cupboards
8. Organize pantry food closet
10.Sort & organize cd & videos in cabinet of TV cupboard
13.Organize night stand drawers
14. Organize jewelry
15.Organize end table cupboard
16. Organize aanother end table cupboards
17.Deliver clothes to shelter
18. Clean car inside
19.Sent out cards to sick friends
20.Made fiber blueberry muffins
21. Made a weeks worth of jello
Sunday, February 23, 2014
My husband and I went for a walk yesterday, I have not been walking since last Fall. Let me tel you how my body felt. I did not get very far until I could hear my self breathing heavy ( & this was at a normal walking pace ) then my legs felt heavy, then I had pain going up my right thigh . My arms did not swoosh back & forth as they did before when I would walk , instead they hung like long frozen branches feeling heavy. My facial muscles felt tense my teeth clamped together like a clam not wanting to be pried open. My toes were crunched together as if I was digging in the sand for the warm ocean sand. My shoulders felt weighted down like I was carrying a 50 pound sack of potatoes.We walked one mile I told my husband I cannot go on. Compared to last Fall & yesterday is awful what happens to a person's body when they do no form of an activity in a 4 month period. Nobody to blame but me & my pile of sad excuses that I thought sounded valid to me at the time
Too cold out = Dress in layers
Too icy out = Walk in the house with a pedometer on
Too tired from work = Remember how I felt last year when I walked had a good feeling &
I worked standing all day I deserve to sit = My body deserves to be healthy to keep me alive
I am too tired to cook grab & go =Remembering how healthy I felt when I was eating healthy
plus not having that guilt feeling
So here I am once more , my husband said we will walk again today & tomorrow then as I go back to work on Tuesday I will make the right choice in walking,
I feel like a Humpty Dumpty, an expanded toad, I look tired,my face does not carry that energetic smile as usual . You see I thought they were good excuses,but deep down I knew they were not valid excuses ,for every negative there is a positive side. I knew I could have turned all those excuses into a positive change.
So I shall put myself back together again, when the negative feels as if it is going to discharge my positive side I shall not allow it to discharge my positive thinking !!!
Monday, December 23, 2013
I had 22 gifts to deliver to my Mom from me,piled high ,with more on the floor. You may ask why so many? There is a story behind it.When my 5 brothers & I would get up Christmas morning & quietly go down the old creaking steps we would peer around the corner into the living room, there was no tree ,no gifts. Not the doing of Mom,but my father he forbid it at times. I would go back to bed sobbing.
This one time in particular he got a most beautiful tree we decorated it with our paper chain links we made & other small assorted items. we loved our tree. Mom left it up until June yes June because she said we may not get a tree that year. Mom was right we did not. We were all surprised my Dad left Mom keep it up.Our Dad ruled the house Mom would always tell us the story of Jesus birth on Christmas eve & she would always have us look out the window into the starry night & tell us the Wisemen followed the star to Jesus. She told us the true meaning of Christmas.
However I would see Mom crying around Christmas, because she must have known her children would not have a Christmas every Mom wants to see her children have a gift & tree on Christmas. I told my self when I was around 8 years old when I get big I am going to give Mom a really nice Christmas. When I started to work the age of 14, I have kept that promise to my self yesterday it was time to deliver the gifts as she like to look at them under the tree before Christmas morning.
My husband had a good suggestion the Mazda Miata he bought for me for Christmas this year, he said let's load it up with your Mom's gift and I could drive up to Mom's with the TOP DOWN. I had plenty of stares as I traveled to Mom's with the top down loaded with gifts.
Mom saw me drive up and came out side with her mouth dropped opened I shouted Merry Christmas Mommy the red sleigh bought gifts from Santa!!!! She laughed we hugged I was thinking of those bleak days years ago I wonder if Mom was at that moment I don'tt think so she was happy just how I did it for her!!!! I had tears rolling down my cheek as I left to go home. Here are 2 photos of the laden down car.
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