You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. Dr. (awesome) Seuss
I had a great day yesterday, and can't wait to climb today's mountain.
I started off with physical therapy. Stacy is pushing me hard. I want her to. My knee bend is up to 96 percent, so I'm still hanging in there. Great way to start my day.
Then I went to my darling Daughter's co-op to by yogurt (Stonyfield organic) that was on sale. My DD was painting a sign. She got hired by the marketing department part-time to do her favorite thing, ART. They were smart enough to notice her talent and she is now doing all the signs for the store, and they are AWESOME (just like she is).
Then I stopped by my favorite thrift store, the Assistance League, because all clothes were half off, and I had a coupon. Bought two shirts for the gym for a couple dollars and found my DD a pair of really cool boots (she LOVED them).
The fun part was that I saw a woman volunteering there that I had not seen in a LONG time, and she was effusive in her flattery of my weight loss. I am at loss sometimes with that kind of talk and try hard to play it down. She was with another woman, who was very interested in HOW I did it. She said, Weight Watchers, Nutri-System? I believe I wrinkled my nose and said, NO. Don't do any of those, please. I told her about Spark, and also told her that no matter what or where you did it, counting calories, finding a good exercise program and sticking with it, and TRACKING were the reasons I was not only initially successful, but still successful.
I had a knee brace on, and the woman asked me what was wrong with my knee. I told her that I got a new knee a month ago, and she said, AND YOU ARE WALKING AROUND? Sure, and I feel pretty good, I told her. (No limp, Stacy will NOT let me limp.) The gal got a knee replaced and told me she has not walked in five years and she has gained fifty pounds. I told her that I completely understood how that could happen, as it happened to me, but thought that it would be good for her to at least start walking. She asked me how much, with a really worried face. I said, start with ten minutes, and work up to at least thirty. My friend was nodding. They were both smiling at me. My friend, looking at me said, Jane, how old are you, you must be close to my age. I looked at her and said, how old are you? 48. I said, not even close, smiling...I turned 60 a month ago. They both gasped (literally, and I laughed out loud). Nothing is more fun than to feel good, to know you FEEL good, and to have it acknowledged, especially by me.
I left them with the Spark website address, and an address for an online chair yoga class, and the idea that starting new faddish exercise that you won't ever sustain is not ever a good idea. I told them that you need to find exercise you will do for the rest of your life, and you need to understand you are not dieting, you are changing the way you look at food. I told them about looking at labels, counting calories, looking at sugar and fat content, and left there thinking that MAYBE I got a couple women to think, which made me very happy.
Then I signed up for a water yoga class. Right up my alley. Water is so much easier to exercise in, and I love yoga, but can't do it well yet. It is at 6:30 in the morning, once a week. I decided that doing that would really get me going one morning a week, and I then can transfer what I learn by doing it myself at the YMCA pool.
I came home and put together a closet unit I bought for my DD, then made bran muffins. Then I collapsed.
Go out and make today your day. I'm certainly going to climb at least one mountain today.