Thinking ahead for the new week

Big things coming up next week, and they are on my mind.

Can we get the seminar done with the weather being so unpredictable? Does it matter? –Things can be rescheduled.

Can I get to the office on Tuesday if it freezes? Does it matter? –I can remote print the Power Point.

Do I have to get up at O’dark 30 to fly out for a dinner and entertain clients till midnight? –No, I can go a day early, and make sure I’m fresh and ready for the conference.

Do I really have to worry about how my arms look in this dress? —-No, they are arms, they won’t change the world. Everything else is fine, just get a tiara and no one will be looking at your arms.

Why didn’t the coordinator email me back after I sent the contract and subsequent requests? —Try again.

Why is it so hard to replace the kitchen faucet? —-Let it go and move on, everything will work out.

Sometimes it’s difficult to be inside my own head. At least I’m learning comebacks for the more difficult issues, like Kitchen Faucets.

120 days of nutrition, exercise, coconut oil, and bee pollen

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It started in May with a serious choice to be healthier.  So I added some goodies to my diet.  I can’t say they’ve helped, and I can’t say they’ve hurt.  I cook with the coconut oil, or use it as a carrier oil for my lavender.  It helps my dry feet.  I can’t see any improvement in my skin, hair, or nails.  That’s just the long and the short of it.

I’ve faithfully worked out at least 3 days a week, sometimes 5 with a combination of Zumba, Yoga, Weights, and walking.

Results?  Results?  Results?

All my clothes, zip, button, and hang like they should.

I got an odd compliment from my husband, he says I’m now a “one handed fanny”.  He does have large hands, and I’m glad I now fit into just one.  Jeesh.

Improved muscle tone.  I don’t cringe seeing my legs in a pair of shorts. I’m not brave enough to photo the gams just yet.

Sleeping is better, not so many bad dreams.

No weight loss to speak of, but then again, I haven’t been on a scale recently.  It doesn’t rate Sexy, or Confident, so I banished the scale to the garage.

My left calf muscle has really enjoyed Zumba.  After my Achilles reconstruction, I lost a good 30% of my calf to atrophy.  It didn’t like 6 weeks in a cast, 8 weeks in a walking boot, and 12 weeks of physical therapy.  Regaining that muscle has been a challenge, and up until last May, it would spasm on me at night, and ache all the time.

With Zumba, I’ve regained some of my calf, and no more spasms at night.  I don’t have the quick feet that you need for some of the steps, but I can modify the routines to work for me, and I’m getting quicker every session.

I’ve been participating in Yoga for about 45 days now.  It’s a slower result, but I’m a little more flexible than I was.

So on this lovely Tuesday.  I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to focus on getting healthier.  I’m grateful for the decreased stress, and the supportive family.