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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I am working on yoga now, and doing it alone in my home. I need some breath and relaxation, I need some stress relief, and also some physical strengthening. Yoga works. I feel calmer all day and since I am not a get up and 'work out' kind of person, I can enjoy the slow start to my morning practice. What I have noticed is that I can easily do an hour or more of yoga without even noticing the time going by...well mostly, there are THOSE days. Still, I have tried getting up early to lift weights, to run, and to bicycle without any success. I have now completed more than one month of getting up and getting busy (gently) with yoga. In fact it has gone so well that I think I might try adding in another type of exercise later in the day.


Body Work

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I am running. Not too much, maybe three miles four times a week. I would like to run a half marathon, or maybe a marathon, but I haven't been able to step it up. The truth is... I AM RUNNING. I am still putting in three miles a few times a week. This is important for me to remember because I have also been dealing with a lot of unusual stress. My beloved mother-in-law passed away recently, my nephew had a major break down in my presence and I had to help unexpectedly, I have been stressed out at work where a co-worker was recently fired, not to mention that I am the mother of three teenage boys who are going through their own trials and to top it off I just went through menopause at the age of forty three- hot flashes and all. I guess life is just a stream of events, some bad, some good, most unexpected.
In the midst of all these changes I have this body of mine that, even though it is going through it's own set of adjustments, pulls me up each day and supports all my actions. I have this body that runs. This body that smiles and laughs and which is recognized as friendly. I have this body that helps my spirit process life. I am so grateful for it. I may not be quite ready for the big races, but I love my body and I will allow it time to adjust to each goal at a reasonable pace. I will help my body to grow and adjust, just as my body supports me in all I do.


Setting Goals

Thursday, September 30, 2010

There are so many things to consider when you decide to live life to the fullest. Of course I want to be healthy and fit, but why? To feel good, to be able to do more things, to have the ability to help others too. I want to be strong for my kids and a set a good example. When I work out regularly I tend to think I can eat whatever I want to. That has not produced the results I want. So goal one: healthy food. Also when I work out I tend to focus on one thing, like running, and then my abs stay flabby and my arms are not toned, so goal two: balanced exercise. When I do eat healthy and exercise regularly I start to feel as though my creative side starts to lag, I start craving the 'other' stuff (like crafting, or time with friends, or remodel projects or...) So goal three: balanced activities. And of course when I have all those things in place and still feel like something is missing I soon realize that it is the need to give back. I live in a small town where meth use, childhood obesity, high school drop out rates, and child abuse thrive. Now that my life is perfect (right? Ha ha) isn't it time to find a way to help the other people find their path as well? Goal four: help others. emoticon

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FRENCHYFEVER 9/30/2010 11:49AM

    Very solid goals! Good luck to you.


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