Monday, April 14, 2014
DH & I are on the last leg of our " brutal-weather escape" trip. After many weeks of home-cooked meals, exercising as much as dr. allowed, avoiding the fun touristy culinary spots, our brains/hearts seem to "know" that Paradise will soon be a distant memory. Soon we'll return to our "Sat. lunch out" routine.
The bad part is we have enough time remaining to do some really serious damage to all the good work done in the last 2 months! NOOOOOO!
The last piece of "fun" seems to be trying all the unique, outstanding dining opportunities --and they're NOT famous for their salads! I was successfully ignoring, with no problem-o, all the temptations. Did you notice the past tense in that last sentence? "WAS". Where did all that discipline go?
Perhaps the key is to drill into my brain that this is NOT my last chance at eating well. Great food TRULY IS available at home...even if I have to drive 100 miles one way to get it. I can get it...I don't have to eat it all NOW or never.
Your suggestions (besides shouting"Grow Up, Woman!" ) are welcome! I think you've already helped me see how self-destructive this is. Action, not words, that's what I need.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
After burying myself in genealogy research for days, I finally forced myself to the gym today. I'm n-o-t a "gym rat." But I always leave feeling bubbly, refreshed and proud. Next was my "yoga for active seniors" class. What a great workout wrapping up with 10 minutes of unbelievable relaxation.
Then....DH wanted to try out a new pizza place. I haven't had pizza in a year, soooo .. you guessed 'er, Chester! And then, because it was sooo spicy, we really "needed" something cool down. To the ice cream joint. I had raspberry sorbet.
Then I walked a mile home.
Tomorrow: Lunch out en route to meeting friends to visit beautiful gardens and then.....dinner out w/ friends. H-E-L-P ! Does Dramamine help on a roller coaster ride?!!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Phooey! I want to exercise (I never dreamed I'd EVER in my life utter those words!)
This started out as a moany, groany blog..but I've deleted it twice. Sigh.
What if we lost everything we have, but take for granted? Think about it. Vision, hearing, breath, legs, arms, health, family, jobs, friends, roof over our head, food (even if it's not our favorite ice cream!), freedom, shoes, M&M's, flowers, teeth, natural beauty, sunsets, the Rocky Mountains, elk in the yard....
OK, so I don't get to exercise until my tendon heals. And then I'll have 4 toes operated on & won't get to exercise. Think of how lucky I am to have 2 feet and 10 toes...even if they are crooked!
I'll exercise my body later...for now I'll exercise my gratitude & track it, too!!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
After much consternation, I ordered the healthiest lunch on the menu. They brought me a warm "free" 4" wide chocolate chip cookie! Are you kiddin' me?
I immediately handed it off to DH & he discreetly ate it while we continued on Day 1 of our road trip.
Dark & cold when we got to the hotel room. The clerk said, "No exercise room, but you could have a warm cookie instead!" W-h-a-a-a-a-a-t??! No thanks.
So I walked 2 miles in the halls of a 2-story hotel to get the green circle of lights lit up on my S.A.T. Day 1 is finished & I'm ready for Day 2 tomorrow.
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