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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One of my SparkBuddies (COLLEENROSTE) mentioned that she has a 3-item to-do list, and a 3-itme fitness list. I thought - what a great idea! So during the last part of my work day, not having any students, I finagled a list. I figure the 3 fitness items would be IN ADDITION to what I do in the morning - something I can do in the afternoon. One fitness item would be, after digging out my ball and pumping it up, sitting on it at the computer to improve my balance. Some fitness would be combined with the other items - heavy cleaning bits. And other fitness items would be some of the recommended pre-surgery exercises, to strengthen the lower muscles for easier recovery after my anticipated hip surgery.
So today, I WAS going to lug the bag of trash from the attic - it had some chunks of drywall and stuff - but I wasn't too sure I'd be able to. So my DSIL did THAT. So I had to come up with another thing right quick. Well, I went into my bedroom closet and pulled out stuff that was either over-sized or under-sized that I wasn't likely to be wearing. I filled two big bags (that is to say, filled them to a manageable weight). Okay, that was ONE item. I decided I'd take 'em out and put 'em in the back of the van for the next time I am out and about - like tomorrow after my appointment - to drop them off in the drop-off bin at a local church. There! That's TWO items! And the third for today was to go in the basement and gather and crush and bag all the laundry soap and bleach bottles, and take it out. Yay!

I've plotted ways to break down big jobs into smaller ones, some over a couple of days - 3 items to do per day, fitness bits.

So tonight I'll head to bed a little earlier and do 10-15 reps of 3 of the pre-op exercises.

Thanks for a great idea, Colleen!
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