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Another Beautiful Day

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I love sitting on my deck in the early morning and enjoying the sunshine and breeze. In one direction I see our gazebo with all its flowers and early on the morning glories in bloom. In the other direction I can look out to the distant hills and trees. My pets always come to visit me--a cat and dog we have adopted--their enthusiasm for life and need for affection always make me feel good.

Today is especially good for me because I have been able to get back to the gym the last two days. I have had to curtail my walking and stay off my feet for a few days until I got Dr.'s clearance to exercise again. I have hammer toes and one of them got infected--so, I have been on heavy doses of antibiotics to turn my bright red toe back to normal color.

Not being able to do anything but some upper body strength has been really hard for me after getting used to regular vigorous cardio. So--when my doctor okayed the recumbent trainer for use again (still have to restrict my walking) I was thrilled--and have taken full advantage of it. I don't want to let anything get in the way of reaching my goal of 100 lbs. lost by February 2011. So--I was doubly thrilled to lose a couple pounds in the last two days.

This morning I did my usual sparking, then put on some of my favorite music and went out to enjoy the deck with my cup of green tea in hand. I am one grateful puppy--and I am blessed.

I hope you find something to rejoice in today--I know every day will not be like this one, but I am loving it while it is here. Life is too short to live less than fully each day that we are granted breath. So--love, enjoy, cherish each moment today.

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    I hope that everything is healing up nicely and that you are back on your feet soon. The weather is turning perfect and you are going to want to get outdoors to walk that dog so take care of yourself!

    2630 days ago
    Thanks for the inspiration. I hope your toe is better.
    2635 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    Your blogs are always a joy to read! Thank you! Glad your toe is better and you're able to get some cardio again. I hope you have many, many days that you can enjoy sitting on your porch with your animals! Have a great weekend!
    2639 days ago
    You do such a great job at blogging. Very inspirational.
    2639 days ago
    What a beautiful blog! You have an excellent attitude!
    I pray you have many more days like this one, and feel a little more blessed every time. Keep up the great work! And congrats on the 2 pounds!

    2639 days ago
  • BETRME100
    What a nice blog! I could almost see the view from your deck...and what a beautiful plant in your picture!
    2639 days ago
    What a wonderful day! The photo is beautiful.
    I am glad your toe is better.
    You are doing such a great job with your healthy lifestyle. emoticon
    2640 days ago
    Loved this blog... I am thankful for friends like you that share their thankfullness with others. I AM BLESSED too! God is good!

    Love the picture by the way... so pretty!
    2640 days ago
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