Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Starting tonight life gets busy. I'll be "absent" for a few days.
Keep doing what you are doing. Let go of the past, the negativity, the "small" stuff. BE in the moment here and now. BE the best you can at this time. BE the person you want to be. Treat yourself as you would your best friend.
Keep moving and have a great week.
Monday, October 20, 2014
I did some canvassing tonight and it is NOT fun. People that are supposedly supportive, came off as undecided or refused to answer. I will finish it, but I won't do it again.
Even more frustrating to me was my elliptical broke this morning. It looks like one of the screws sheared off. I'm hoping the husband can look at it tomorrow when he's off.
The third thing is, it will be very hard to try and get a run in this week. I have conferences Wednesday and Thursday night, volunteer work on Tuesday night, so if I'm lucky maybe I can try Friday night. I can feel my fitness slipping away!!
The two exercises that I did were....
1) Put your knees together. Put your hands between your knees and try to push them out as you squeeze with your legs to keep your knees together.
2) Is basically the opposite. Put your knees together, but put your hands on the outside of your knees. Push your knees together as you use your leg muscles to open your legs.
The pop I heard was during the second exercise. I'll admit, I do feel better. Still a little sore, but better.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The nurse at church that takes blood pressures once a month gave me a couple of exercises that her daughter, who runs, does. She said I may hear a pop when I do them. So I tried it and I did hear a pop. I feel pretty darn good, so it would be if that is all it took.
I felt so good I went back to church and helped upload a semi load of pumpkins for the church pumpkin patch. We buy them from a Navajo community in New Mexico. This is the fifteenth year that we've done it.
When I got home, I allowed my oldest to "crack my back." It felt pretty darn good and yes, it did crack!
I'm going to "canvas" my neighborhood for a politician that is "pro" public education. I've never done such a thing, but I figure someone should give their opinion. I guess I'm literally "walking the walk and talking the talk." I have 30 houses to go to and to be honest, I have very mixed feelings. I'm excited, but I don't want to be a bother, either. I'll just do my best.
I am trying a few new things today. I sure hope they all turn out well!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
My knee is better. However, I have other "pains." My back, the lower right, is still sore. It's going on two months now. I really think I need to see a chiropractor. My gut is telling me that when I sat on the floor in a dress, I through myself out of alignment.
I usually am really flexible and can almost put my palms on the floor when I touch my toes. Now I can't even reach the top of my shoes. If I sit too long in a chair, my back gets stiff and I feel that lower back on the right side.
I figure it's worth a try. I'm missing my running and I don't want to quit, but right now it is almost impossible!
I did go on an hour long hike at a rec area today. I took Halo out on a 20 foot lead and let him sniff as we went up and down hills, through the trees and yes, even over a bridge. It was a great way to get out and exercise.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Today was "Fat Friday" at school. This is ALWAYS a tough day for me. There is always great food and lots of variety.
I did well for breakfast. Whew! Then, came lunch and much more of a challenge. I was mentally ready!
First, I ate my spinach/kale salad and drank my sixth glass of water. As I went into the teacher's lounge, I surveyed the choices. As I knew there would be, there were many. SLENDERELLA went through my head. I took one, yes only ONE, spoon of the salads. I chose pita chips over tortilla chips, skipped the bread and the spinach/artichoke dip and filled up my water bottle. I'll admit, I did take more than one spoonful of the Oreo Fluff, but I was honest in my tracking.
I'll still have to be very conscience at dinner. It's hard to track salads and dips. I was NOT stuffed when I finished eating, but was satisfied. I left when I was done eating so I didn't start grazing.
Overall, I am pretty proud of myself. I could have skipped the chocolate chipper bar and the extra Oreo Fluff, but I took the steps I needed to. Who knows, next month I may do "better" and be even more choosy with what I eat. I've made good strides today and I know that I'll continue to "DO IT!"
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