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5% challenge--New Habit--Life's Reflections

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Well, here I am a day late getting my blog posted. My first dilemna iswhy am I constantly a day or two behind? In examining my life , I realize that I aam late or missing things because I am tired and don't stay on the site for a great deal of time. That leads to the why question again. Talk about living life and burning the candle at both ends, I am your girl. Yesterday, I woke up with plans to go to the gym, visit the farmers' market and attend the fashion show luncheon sponsored by the women's club of my church. My oldest daughter called and wanted to talk--the gym went to a back burner. By the time I had finished talking to her, I needed to get a shower and go pick up my friend for the 30 minute ride to the venue. Ok, no farmers'market. On our way to the fashion show I got a call from a friend who asked if I cold bring a bag of ice to the anniversary party. OMG, I had not written it down. We have friends who celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary and a group of us were having a dinner for them. I told my friend who was hosting that I would bring the ice and an extra guest. He lives within 10 minutes of the fashion show venue so I was not going to drive her home and double back to the party. I can't say I didn't enjoy my day, but I had so many obligations that I wasn't able to do the things that are good for me.

Today Sunday, I will go to Mass at 12 noon because I sing on the choir. After Mass two of my friends and I are going to a matinee at the theater. I still have to find time to shop for food, exercise and check in with my teams on Sparkpeople. I need to think about a new habit for the winter 5% challenge and I need to breathe. Its first Sunday and I am supposed to go to my cousins for the monthly family dinner. I know that neither of my girls will be there so I tend to make sure I go when they don't.

I am readjusting my thinking as my new habit. (1) I believe I am afraid to go back tothe gym. I haven't gone back since the last episode with my knees in December. If I feel the slightest discomfort, I stop whatever I am doing. This happens even at my yoga class which I love. I am not sure how to overcome this feeling. I have been able to do WATP-1 mile without incident. I will do that until I can do more. (2) With all that I need to do this evening, I need to skip the family dinner. I am not going to feel guilty about not being there. If I don''t shop, that will mean my entire week will be hit and miss for food, especially lunches. I also need to wash my hair and get clothes ready for work. I need to remember to put first things first.

Our friends said last night that at 90 years of age and 67 years of marriage, they wake up each day feeling blessed and giving thanks. It was their party but at 9:15 they told us that old folks needed to go home and go to bed so that they could get up for church in the morning. I don't think they felt guilty for leaving. They more than once expressed their gratitude for our gathering. They danced before leaving (we love to watch them swing dance and do the Detroit hustle). The lesson to me--take care of yourself, be thankful, know that you are blessed, and don't forget to dance.

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    Goodness you sound busy!
    I wish you well as you try to prioritise and find / make time to rest and relax a bit more.
    1840 days ago
    Wow you are really busy lady. As for exercise take it easy. Step by step and little by little. I know you can do it!! Good luck. emoticon
    1841 days ago
    Wow you do need to breath! Take things slow and never feel guilty for putting yourself first! You have to take care of you first and foremost so that you can keep doing all the things in life you want to! WATP is a great workout! If it works for you and you will do it stick to it! I carry a notebook in my purse with all of my goals and a to -do list of all I want to accomplish each day. I cross things off as I go and it has really helped me to get on track and focus! Awareness is the first step and it looks like your taking those! Good luck and take care of you it is okay!
    1841 days ago
    Great blog and full of insight! I love the last sentence - a great lesson for all of us!
    1841 days ago
    What fabulous wisdom you've gained from your friends! That's awesomea dvice. Thanks for sharing.
    1841 days ago
    Yes, thank you for sharing, Cassie! I do love WATP videos. There are so many of could work your way up in those, too! Looking forward to reading your blog again tomorrow!

    1841 days ago
  • MINNA72
    I LOVE the last sentence of this blog.

    Wonderful reflections, and important. Thank you so much for sharing.
    1841 days ago
    I completely agree with Babytxxy, you need to slow the pace a bit. Figure out some ways to combine your family and social obligations with some personal time. emoticon
    1841 days ago
    I think your second plan is the best for you! Try to slow down and take care of yourself!
    1841 days ago
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