That's me, trying to do some of the ball exercises. As you can see, I'm a klutz! It's the main reason I stick to walking as my primary exercise.
When my weight hit 140.4 after having stayed in the 130's for over 2 years, it drove me to formulate my own challenge. Somehow it seems more personal then, and I am not doing it to please or impress anyone except myself. It may sound strange but as I am doing it strictly for myself, I am more driven, after all, who wants to let "yourself" down, you are your own best friend and supporter.
Now my weight is 138.2 not anything spectacular, but at least down into the 130's again. And this challenge is teaching me something. I seem to have 2 parts to my brain, one part (the devil) is telling me it won't hurt to skip the walk today, I don't feel all that great, and it's hot, cold, or whatever outside. The other part (the angel) bless her little heart is trying her best to point out the good parts about going for a walk. Think of how invigorated you feel as you put in step after step. Remember how good it feels to step on the scale and see the lower number. Remember how it feels to slip into your pants and just have the zipper glide up with no struggle.
Most of the time the angel wins! Hurrah! Good dominates over Bad! But once in awhile if I'm already having a bad day with arthritis the devil wins. But he brings with it the guilt, depression and none of the good feelings. Another funny thing, did you notice that the devil is male, the angel is female. Hmmmmm!
Today I'm excited as the Wickenburg Art Community, local artists number over 200 in all, have decided that one way they could help the people in Yarnell who lost their homes and all their belongings; would be to do whatever their specialty is, and donate the products to those people. The event is today, and I'm really excited to see if I manage to get a painting, a sculpture, or just what I will end up with. After looking over all the donations, numbers are drawn to see what order you can go up to make your choice. Decisions, decisions! I just hope I don't draw one of the numbers that make me go up after everyone else has had their choice first. But I'm sure the piece of art I do get will be beautiful, and it will be a reminder of how the community has pulled together to help all the victims through this tragedy. God Bless Them.
So that's the plan for my day today. I guess the excitement caused me to wake up early -- adrenaline flowing through my veins, just looking forward to something. And I do hope that all those people who suffered depression and trauma due to this disaster will find a little relief from those feelings at todays gathering.