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Weekend musings

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today has been beautiful! Perfect weather...
Yesterday I mowed the lawn...did not track it, although I could have LOL
I disassembled a swinging chair that we had in the garden, the canvas had torn and shredded so it was not functional anymore....it was a tough slog! The screws were so rusted after it being out for so many years facing the elements.

Today however besides the usual housework I have taken it easy. It is so weird to sit on my chair on my deck and relax.

Even then I have to be reading or browsing or checking email or doing something! I find it really hard to just sit and relax.

I finished my book....rested a bit, got up to make dinner....ate dinner .....started reading another book....and now I am blogging.

I was thinking about how much this reminds me of my sister ( actually my aunt...long story)
She just cannot sit down and relax for a minute and I find that I am like her...

You know there is that joke going around that if you want to understand a women`s mind it is like someone being on the computer with a ton of tabs open all at once....guilty as charged.

There is not a moment when I am not thinking ...and thinking of many things all at once.
SIGH!
On another note, I am seriously thinking of joining the gym....the community centre has a nice one and it is not expensive if you pay per month.....

I not be able to do running (doctor`s orders) but at least them I can walk and do weights on the circuit....and maybe swim.....AND maybe my kids can come with me?

I was thinking about when I was super fit and how mowing the lawn was no effort at all...well let me just be honest and say it was a bit of effort yesterday...so for the first time I want to exercise to get fit, not to lose weight! (SOUNDS LIKE A NO BRAINER)

Let me explain, for someone who was obsessed with losing weight all those years, counted calories and exercised to control my weight, it is sort of liberating to look at exercise in a different light.

I want to exercise in order to 1. rest my mind for reasons mentioned above
and 2. to get fitter so that tasks are not so strenuous...and I am thinking in the long term that as I age, yes it is the reality, we will all age, then I will stay more agile!
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  • LIS193
    Great plan! For me exercise does nothing for weightloss but I love being fit and getting stronger. I does help to have found something I love doing - pickleball is the most fun ever!
    I had the day to myself yesterday and read 3 books, in between doing stuff around the house and some work on the computer. A great day!
    1148 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Ain't it the truth about relaxing...I spent some time this afternoon doing my nails and it felt sooo decadent! :-)
    1149 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Great plan. Once you get back into the exercise habit, you will enjoy!!
    1149 days ago
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