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REALLY it does get easier!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Well at least the exercise does get easier!! Even at 72 years old with injury and health interruptions; I quickly work through the initial mental and physical effort to enjoy (yes enjoy!) resuming activities and exercise.
I see so many questions about trying to stay moving (motivated) with beneficial exercise. It seems there is a fear that the soreness and stress you experience getting started will always be the same. It Isn't!!
Granted it is easier for someone like myself to "get after it" after a long layoff; but the same thing applies. Just do it even when you feel like whining and thinking of excuses not to do it. You will begin to want to be active and because you get in better shape, you don't even think about the effort because it becomes who you are.
There is nothing quite like feeling energetic and physically capable and at my age now it also is a source of considerable pride.

  
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LADYWOLF71 7/6/2011 1:18PM

    Hugs! Thank you for the pep up!

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BUSYMOMMABEAR 7/6/2011 1:50AM

    This was just what I needed to hear/read tonight Keith. Thank you so much for sharing this, it has really encouraged me! Keep up the great work and I'm grateful for your words!

Blessings,
Christy

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Not a Clue

Sunday, April 03, 2011

There are things other than booze drugs and food that are addictive. I think I personally am in need of a twelve step program to stop raising a vegetable garden!!
I started a large variety of seeds for germination two months ago. Most of what came up decided to check out three weeks ago so I still had to go buy starts. $$$$
Then one of the raised beds had kind of rotted out so I went to the local building supply and came back with 300 bucks worth of cedar 2X12's $$$$
Of course then I needed some compost for the new beds and three yards of that and yet unfinished $$$
Oh did I say anything about the seed trays and soil and tray heater to get the plants to germinate that eventually died and buying the plants anyway.
Well I won't complain about the hours of work I have invested. (That does sound a little bit like whining)
So I really DON'T HAVE A CLUE why I will go through this idioticy year after year to fight the slugs and snails for produce that I could buy at the store; much cheaper.



  
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KEITH39 10/9/2011 11:58PM

  Still harvesting; lots of tomatoes after canning about 15 gallons worth of stuff and brocolli, peppers carrots, beets, scallions a few concord grapes and the last of the fall raspberries. Oh and lots of leaf lettuce.
I've put two cloches in; one over some tomatoes and the other over new seed radishes, scallions, lettuce and the last of my brocolli starts. I know I will get more tomatoes; not to sure about the other stuff that went in the second cloche.

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SAKENN 10/8/2011 4:25PM

    You do it because there's nothing quite like plucking something off a bush in your yard and sinking your teeth into it!
All I have is a couple of spindly blueberry bushes that don't get enough sun, and every year I get just a few bowls of berries. They rarely make it into the house. It's just such a delight to stand there and savor the miracle of food emerging from dirt. I can't wait until I get my life arranged so that I have at least a small patch of garden (complete with sun)
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SAKENN 10/8/2011 4:05PM

    You do it because there's nothing quite like plucking something off a bush in your yard and sinking your teeth into it!
All I have is a couple of spindly blueberry bushes that don't get enough sun, and every year I get just a few bowls of berries. They rarely make it into the house. It's just such a delight to stand there and savor the miracle of food emerging from dirt. I can't wait until I get my life arranged so that I have at least a small patch of garden (complete with sun)
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SAKENN 10/8/2011 4:02PM

    You do it because there's nothing quite like plucking something off a bush in your yard and sinking your teeth into it!
All I have is a couple of spindly blueberry bushes that don't get enough sun, and every year I get just a few bowls of berries. They rarely make it into the house. It's just such a delight to stand there and savor the miracle of food emerging from dirt. I can't wait until I get my life arranged so that I have at least a small patch of garden (complete with sun)
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JBARBOUR1 4/3/2011 4:40PM

    I wish I had your determination to garden on a normal basis.

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