Was a day to accomplish Christmas cards and wrapping presents, plus I went and did dishes, laundry and sweeping for my daughter who just had a baby. It was a very full day. Storm Draco didn't keep me down. All these activities involved standing or sitting mostly, so even though I didn't even meet my new step goals, I am sure I will make it up over time.
I brought one of my granddaughters home with me for the night. We had a delightful time. She wanted to participate in my walk at home work out and did the entire 3 miles with me. Isabelle is 5 years old!!
We also went to my daughters who had a cookie decorating party for all my grandchildren. We had a wonderful time. We also went out to supper together in the evening. For the first time in a long time, I exceeded my caloric intake. I met my 6000 step fitness goal for the day. Another granddaughter came home with me for the night.
I had another wonderful walking companion to do my new 2 mile walking work out with the weighted belt. Morgan, 6 years old, hopped around and got a ton of exercise. We had a blast together, working out, playing Candy Land and sipping tea! Daddy picked her up before we got to the nail painting fun. She also had a blast playing fetch with my puppies.
I chose to do a two day organic super juice cleanse today and tomorrow. It releases toxins from the fat cells and generally makes you feel great. Because I had 4 small sugar cookies yesterday and a quesadilla for supper, I considered not doing the cleanse today. You get better results when you eat clean before the cleanse. I am glad I decided to do it anyway.
I maintained my 6000 step goal even though I did the cleanse, but I broke it up with a 2 mile in the morning as I mentioned and then added a 5 minute boost walk, plus a another 500 step boost walk, this evening. I felt I needed it and I can't sit around all day without feeling really dull of mind. Spurts of walking really helps me to have better focus.
I am going on a Spiritual Retreat in January, so I am gearing up with my health by cleansing and working out to be prepared for a wonderful time of integrating new understandings. It is a holistic retreat and I will be doing a lot of EFT/tapping with my mentor.
Right now I am still practicing to be more present with whatever I am doing. Tuning in to the "silence between the thoughts". I heard that today and loved it.