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Rest does a body good

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rest from your normal routine can be a good thing. Or rest from pushing yourself all the time. Not resting on your laurels. But just not pushing so hard.

We all push ourselves so much. A little friendly competition is good for all of us. But we need to rest when our bodies tell us to.

I feel refreshed again after taking some time off from pushing myself. I am still getting in my fitness minutes; I am just not pushing…pushing…pushing right now. I’ve been doing quite a bit of gardening in the mornings the last couple of weeks.

I am tempted to make sure that the Orange Jubilee will never bloom again!! I know the hummers are attracted to them. But so are the bees. The flowers are messy and the bees…well, I got stung four times while trimming the suckers.

The reason I am writing this post is because every time I go to my page, I see that my last entry was called Lazy Day. Oh, that’s real inspirational...LOL. I couldn’t take it anymore!!!...LOL.

The computer virus I had/ have was taking me to different pages and other crazy things. I’ve done some research. It apparently takes snapshots of your pages for usernames and it can record your keystrokes for passwords. Oh, that’s nice. I’ve been working on getting rid of it. So far, I think I have it under control.

I tend to panic under these circumstances. But not this time. I am taking control of my own destiny in so many ways right now. Not to say that I am in control of my life…we all know who is in control…LOL.

I found a new place to teach Zumba Gold. Actually, they came looking for ME. I am so excited! I am still teaching my Tuesday-Thursday class at the other place, but I am also now teaching Monday-Wednesday at the new place.

One of my good Spark friends MORTICIAADDAMS, who is one of my greatest inspirations, wears her pedometer at all times and she has NO PROBLEM getting in 12,500 steps a day. That is amazing! I can remember at the last job I had before DH retired, I started wearing a pedometer because Dr. Oz said you should get a minimum of 3500 steps a day. I was lucky at that time to get 400 steps in a day. That's walking to the car, walking back and forth to the bathroom at work, and walking back to the car. Once I was home, it was TV time. Wow, things have really changed.

The last time I wore a pedometer was probably about six months ago, and I was walking about 10,000 steps a day.

I’ve been making better choices lately too. It’s all about choices, isn’t it?????????

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  • no profile photo CD2514968
    I'd love to take your class!
    And I second your comment on Tish! She is such an inspiration! But then so are you kiddo!
    3603 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7102181
    Interesting blog--I like the idea of not pushing yourself so much. I'm definitely in the same boat right now. Good luck!
    3612 days ago
    good blog i love that you moderate and take care of you. keep up the good work
    3613 days ago
    nice blog, Claudia! ...I enjoy the way you chat much that I find myself thinking you are sitting across from me ...... fun thought! =)

    I have learned how to REST as Important! I agree with you.
    Thanks for your comments on my feed....I have been having so much fun clownin' around at VBS this week!

    sorry about the bee stings.....I am glad you are changing your routine up and enjoying it!

    ((hugs)) ~ Laura

    3613 days ago
    I'm very flattered to be admired by someone whom I consider to be a 10 in every way.

    I totally agree about the rest. Sometimes we need to change things up because our bodies get used to what we are doing and they get bored with the same old, same old. I love my walking but am always looking for new ways to sneak in some exciting new exercise.

    I HATE to be stung!! We are having a yellow jacket problem now and my hubby is trying to find the nest.

    I would love to take your zumba gold class too. I sometimes even imagine myself in your class, having fun.
    3613 days ago
    Oh, I wish I lived nearby - I'd love to take your Zumba class. But since I started running, I don't seem to have time for Zumba. If only I didn't have to spend so many hours working....
    3613 days ago
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