Sunday, September 21, 2014
This biking thing is the ticket ! My husband & I went on the bike trail on Friday , it was a lovely, perfect day . We rode 33.5 miles ! We rode together for almost the whole ride. I finished 4 minutes behind hubby ! I was proud as a peacock.I finished it in 2 hours & 23 minutes . I did great . I felt great when we were done. I feel so much stronger now. I've increased my average speed , I can go the distances , I have also gained enough strength to stay in the higher gears . That's pretty cool . I have 721 miles on my bike since July. My goal was 500 by Sept. 10, I surpassed that & then some ! Yahoo !!! Not only is this a great exercise but it truly has been a fun, common hobby between me & hubby. I love it ! We can discuss our rides & what things we saw or experienced on that particular ride. We live in the country & we ride on lots of back country roads most of the time, we see peacocks, chickens, deer , even trains. How funny is that to be stopped by a train passing through while you are on a bike ! Some of the big farm houses have ponds with fountains in them & those are really neat too see . The list could go on. It's so much fun . I will miss it when winter sets in & we have the bikes put away . I need to put my positive , determined energy into eating better ! The biking is somewhat counter -productive when I overeat ! I'm maintaining ok, but I really need to get this other large chunk of weight off. I could be even faster & stronger on the bike or any other activity I do . Always a work in progress !
Thursday, July 10, 2014
My hubby built me 2 more raised garden beds this spring ! Bless him !
My vegetables & flowers are doing so well now ! I have planted all kinds of great veggies. My peas & green beans are coming in great now & boy are they delicious ! Even my hubby , who isn't a veggie fan, really liking the peas & beans ! I don't know what it is but homegrown veggies are just the bomb ! They taste so fresh & yummy. It's just not the same taste as store bought veggies. I am growing , tomatoes, green peppers, basil, parsley, lettuce, butternut squash, zucchini , spaghetti squash , cucumbers, kale &the peas & green beans ! So far, everything is coming along fairly well. I had to buy a new food dehydrator because I blew up my other one ! It's so handy to do up some of the veggies that way . I freeze a lot too. I'm not into canning so much. That's a lot of work ! I now have no excuses for not eating good , rich vegetables !!! Never thought I'd become a little farmer ! I do enjoy it & for the minimal cost & effort it yields so many great healthy, cheaper vegetables ! YAY !!!
~Find the magical place in your world...and live there !
~Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart .
~People build up walls not to keep others out but to see who cares enough to break them down .
~The average raindrop falls at 7mph.
~Every hour more than one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
~Hippos can open their mouths 180 degrees.
~Your body is your home.And it's hard to live in a home that you are constantly trashing !
~ The next time you slip up, do a "4 step"
1. Forgive yourself.
2.Analyze what happened.
3.Plan for the next time .
4.Rehearse your plan. (Weight Watcher's Class )
~Thin behaviors you wish to adapt for yourself, You have to do for yourself !
Know it ! Accept it ! Believe it ! Live it ! (Weight Watcher's class
Hubby & I went for an awesome bike ride this morning before he went to work. I went 10 miles, he went 12. It was sweet ! 73.7 miles on my bike so far !!!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Oh my goodness ! I wan't motivated to do anything today . I was the best.slug.ever ! It was rainy half of the day , I lounged around after hubby left for work on the early shift today .I watched 2 movies, dozed off in my recliner . I didn't even workout today ! I made a few phone calls to friends. I did manage to meet a friend for coffee for about an hour, so I did manage to get cleaned up so I wasn't a total slob & then hubby & I had a date night ! YAY !!! I have to admit, I enjoyed my slug day ! I'm usually a busy bee . I should have worked out but oh well it's only one day . Working out is fairly easy for me to continue doing. I am truly loving riding my bike. Sometimes I go with hubby when his schedule allows. I do ride a lot by myself though. I have 55 miles on it so far, it's been a week. My eating has been out of control this past week though, I am not proud of that ! I have dropped the ball there .I need to refocus & get back on track with that ! Tomorrow, I will plan and eat better !
~One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to let go of all the things that make you sad.
~Sometimes me thinks ,"What is a friend?". And then me say, ' Friend is someone to share the last cookie with '. ~ The Cookie Monster
~ Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. ~ Dalai Lama
~The "lemon yellow " crayon was introduced in 1949 and retired in 1990.
~Fresh cranberries can be bounced like a rubber ball.
~The great white shark can go up to 3 months between meals.
~ Happiness isn't size specific ! ~ Anna Guest -Jelley
~One reason that people resist change is that they focus on what they have to give up , rather than what they have to GAIN ! ~ Rick Godwin
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Oh my snazzy new bike is wonderful ! It's so nice ! It's quiet, comfy & smooth ! What a dream to ride it ! I am amazed how much difference there is between the new ones & our old ones ! It has to be at least 20 years plus since we have had new bikes ! I guess you do't realize how noisy & clunky & uncomfortable the old ones are until you get snazzy new ones ! We did ride 5 miles on the trail to try them out. After I came home I rode 3 more miles in the neighborhood. Boy do I think I am all that riding around, like anyone cares or even notices I got a new bike !!! I am acting like a 12 year old girl ! Now I just need streamers for my handle bars & noise makers on my spokes on my wheels ! HAHAHAHA !!! Hubby may not want to be seen with me riding then ! We went out for another bike ride after supper too.that was about 6.25 miles. I biked 14.3 miles today .
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