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Helping To Make It Happen

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Well I have never expected it all right now. Growing up in a military family I saw my parents who worked for everything they ever had. I learned from a very early age that if you wanted something you had to work for it and "giving up" wasn't even in the vocabulary. My parents never told me that I could be president or queen of the world but if it was my desire I should be prepared to put in the work. Nothing was ever just handed to us we earned it with hard work, behaving appropriately, and making good grades. So the theory of setting goals was instilled in both of us. Today I took another step to getting my hikes back.

I put on the new back brace on and helped hubby with yard work. I figure if I can do that then I can walk without pain. I do know my core is weak and am starting a new exercise routine to work on fitness issues. The new brace is part of it along with whatever the doctor thinks taken into account. But I was able to walk all the way across the yard without pain as well as clearing branches and debris from pre-mowed yard.

It is all about small steps to get where you're going. Whether it It's down the trail or down your list of goals taking small steps will get you there and help you enjoy the journey. The back brace is no cure all but it puts me one step closer to my goal of getting back to taking all my walks and hikes. It is progress not perfection.

I'm fixing dinner and the request is for burgers. Cooking in oven on rack to make sure the patties don't sit in grease. Sides will be lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for burgers and potato salad on the side. Not the best meal but if I cooked what I want they would complain and go to Burger Joint down the street. So I make it as healthy as possible with plenty of veggies. I've been getting in my Chair yoga and meditation each night so my Jar Challenge is getting up there at $60 so far. It is helping me to reward myself with a little "ME" time each day and keeps my stress level down. I'm not doing very well on the making a meal plan with all nutrition page suggestions. My family won't eat most of the healthy stuff and right now I can't cook two separate meals. Once hubby and I are in our own place that won't be a problem.

I'm off to start cooking some burgers for dinner, potato salad is done but I need to wash lettuce and slice tomatoes and onions. Don't forget your Sunday Reminder...
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    That's why I like Spark, it's all about small goals and baby steps! It's probably why I've been so motivated most days, because when you go about it this way things are way more achievable.
    148 days ago
    Thanks for your today!
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    160 days ago
    I hurt my back on Friday and was just thinking this afternoon as I was struggling to stand that I should go get a back brace to help me out until I am feeling more stable.

    Good for you for going the extra mile and cooking at home.
    161 days ago
    Glad the back brace is helping! You are so inspiring on your always keeping it going no matter what! emoticon
    161 days ago
    Very inspirational! Great quote and post! Glad you are doing better.
    161 days ago
    I love it! You are so clever and creative with your pictures.
    I hope the back brace helps you but until then I hope you don't overdo to tax it. ...(And please stay tuned because my blog for tomorrow has a shout out to you in it!)..... emoticon emoticon ...Thanks for the Sunday evening reminder for this week!
    161 days ago
    Great to start where you are and build up from there.
    161 days ago
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    Glad you can do some walking without pain. Good for you for cooking as healthy as you can and still keep the family happy. Have a good week. emoticon
    161 days ago
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