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Gentleness. Streak day 32.

Monday, April 07, 2014





Making progress doesn't mean I need to be the meanest, baddest, toughest workouts. emoticon I make more progress being gentle with myself. Gentle workouts don't mean they are easy, it means it won't cause a setback in your progress. It allows your body to progress at it's own healthy rate. emoticon








emoticon Gentle workouts are KIND to my older body. They are wiser, reducing the risk of injury. They are workouts that allow me to improve my strength, cardio, endurance, and flexibility. I love rebounding, yoga, barre, and so many other great workouts. emoticon







Gentle workouts are the kind of workouts that I want to do over and over again. I get pleasure from doing them, knowing my body is reaping loads of benefits. I don't want to feel punished and beaten up from a grueling workout.



emoticon Today I did Project Hope. A nice cardio workout that was just the right pace for me. Later some somatic yoga by James Knight. AHhhhhhhh. emoticon







emoticon Then it's out to the garden to plant a few herbs. I have some lemon scented thyme to plant. Cilantro seeded itself amongst the gravel lined path. It's going to be replanted to the vegetable bed. Some silver thyme and oregano is going to find itself in the front of the flower bed lined with sea glass that sparkles in the light. Garden is a gentle workout that strengthens my body. I read today that if you send loving energy to your garden it will pick up the vibes. Your intention has been said to improve the nutrition in the plants. Hummmm. I wonder?





My meals are simple. Green Juice, coconut water, a giant bowl of blue berries with finely chopped pecans and hemp seeds. Some fruit for a snack. . . Simple yummy foods that I enjoy.



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QUERISTCHIUN 4/9/2014 10:51PM

    This is beautiful. It was hard for me to come to terms with the fact that gentle workouts are better for me. I always felt like I wasn't REALLY workout out if I didn't keep up with the go-go-go-until you puke crowd. Who wants to do that?

Now I do things I enjoy, like taking walks, gardening, and some yardwork to make my home a better place. It's lovely and I always want to do more instead of dreading my workouts and finding excuses to avoid them!

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RICKI157 4/8/2014 9:43PM

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 4/8/2014 12:16PM

    Just beautiful! I want to work out with you! You just sound so peaceful, and very unlike so many of the "fit" people that I see around me these days. Often in an exercise session I hear things that I don't want to hear. Negative comments destroy my serenity. So I choose to exercise alone as much as possible. I like the gentle strengthening approach! Thanks for sharing!

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LISBETHSALANDER 4/8/2014 10:44AM

    Wonderful inspiration. Peace to you today and every day.

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AZMOMXTWO 4/8/2014 7:50AM

  thank you

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/8/2014 5:41AM

    I remember your blog about finding the sea glass. How wonderful that you brought it to the garden.

How wonderful that you love the garden that returns your love by providing you the healthy food you need in order to create the healthy life you want.

In a word...wonderful.

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ERIN1957 4/8/2014 5:22AM

    Yes, and so we walk into life and not run through it so briskly we miss it. I love this way of living.
Thank you!

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BETRHO48 4/8/2014 1:28AM

    Gentle is good for balancing the tough.
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~Beth

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ARTJAC 4/8/2014 1:23AM

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GENRE009 4/7/2014 10:53PM

    emoticon for the gentle thoughts

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PHOENIX1949 4/7/2014 10:44PM

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TEXASFILLY 4/7/2014 9:36PM

    O! I absolutely love your life! What a dream you are living! Yes to gentle! I've been an EXTREME gal my entire life~ from one to the other 'n back. Yes, to moderation and gentleness. Have you ever worked out to a professional dancer's warm~up? HA! I bought a VHS years ago of a dance workout like the pros! Honey, I never got past the warm~up. It was very slow, deliberate moves that you HELD, and boy howdy! Was I sore the next few days! *LOL* Keep up your AWE~some streak~ I love your journey. You give me hope. I miss my garden~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 4/7/2014 9:29PM

    Loved your blog today as I do the other days. I love peace and gentleness. emoticon

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FALLENSHORT2013 4/7/2014 8:19PM

  emoticon I'm happy to announce my husband got our garden tilled !!! LOL The grass is finally greening and the weather is supposed to be warm tomorrow, so the greening can continue! We'll probably have a few snow storms yet, though, so I'm not letting myself get excited!!!! Much...

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4RASCALS 4/7/2014 7:59PM

    Sounds like you have some great gentle workouts. You are always so inspiring, Thanks for sharing. Wishing you continued success.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/7/2014 7:57PM

    Wonderful!!! Peaceful and gentle is my style too.

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WENDYJM4 4/7/2014 7:43PM

    thanks for sharing. Enjoy reading these.

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MELODYVIDAL 4/7/2014 7:23PM

  I love to read your messages in your blogs. They are always very inspiring. Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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MSBEKANATOR 4/7/2014 7:05PM

    You are inspiring me to start an herb garden, I love cilantro, and I love other fresh herbs...

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LINDAK25 4/7/2014 6:54PM

    Be careful where you plant oregano. It's very invasive!

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SUSIEMT 4/7/2014 5:40PM

    Keep up the good work! I love reading your blogs!

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KNYAGENYA 4/7/2014 4:03PM

    Every little bit adds up.

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COOP9002 4/7/2014 4:03PM

    Excellent job.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/7/2014 3:44PM

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration!
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POLSKARENIA 4/7/2014 3:43PM

    Sounds like a good day!

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SANDRALEET 4/7/2014 3:42PM

    Common seance is a gift

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LJOYCE55 4/7/2014 3:40PM

  Thank you for the message. Also, reallyl like your background bubbles.

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