The puppies and I went out for our walk today. It was a chilly 36 degrees, but we warmed up pretty quickly. I’ve been noticing that more of the neighbors are out walking their dogs, or out jogging. It’s so nice to see people when I’m out for my walk. It builds a great sense of community.
The Pomeranian only does one lap with us, but Ollie would go for days if he could. Once he does his business, we just keep going for the full 40 minutes. I’m hoping that in a few weeks we can start jogging. I think he’ll love it!
I did my arms and abs workout today. At the end I felt good because my arms were pleasantly sore and I didn’t quit.
Truth- I really wanted to quit. I loath push-ups. Push-ups and then lunges.
But today, I didn’t quit! I did it and was pleased with myself. Then I looked in the mirror because of course, I must look fit now! And sadly, no. Still kinda fat.
LOL- it’s okay though. I know that if I keep having days with no quitting, I will eventually look more fit and less fat.
Here’s to saying yes to health and fitness!!
Day 2 of the plan is in the books! It was a cloudy, chilly day; but I was determined to get my 40 minute walk in.
My legs are massively sore and stiff, even though I stretched afterwards. Instead of sitting down, I half fall into the chair! Tomorrow is arms and abs day, so that should make my legs happy.
I finished my first workout of 2017! Wow, it was a killer! I was huffing and puffing like the Big, Bad Wolf. But it felt awesome to finish it and know that I had done something positive for my health. I use the app Sweat by Kayla Itsines. It has a workout for each day (3 cardio and 3 strength a week), a food plan and a great Facebook group.
I have never done a “word of the year.” Honestly, I thought they were kind of silly. I mean, one word for a whole year?! But after listening to a podcast by Gretchen Rubin, I found my word and knew that I had to write about it.
The Year of Yes
The podcast was about saying yes to holiday parties and activities even though you may be busy because they are a great way to improve relationships. Having good relationships is one of the best ways to increase happiness! So I thought, this is my thing! I need to say yes to more things; things that I would normally be afraid of, things that I wouldn’t do or even try for fear that I would screw it up.
Here are some things that I am going to say Yes to:
- nurturing friendships
- trying new adventures- glass-bottom boat rides, paddle boarding, para-sailing, etc
- telling people how I feel, even if they don’t like it
- healthy eating
- my morals and values, even when they conflict with others’
- my needs (and not feel guilty about it!)
- going to bed early
- my gut instincts
I am going to use this as my theme for the year. My mantra, my guiding principle. I want to take advantage of every opportunity I can that is a good fit for me and my family. Fear will no longer rule me. I will say “Yes!” even if I’m afraid. If I don’t think that it’s a good idea for me and my family, then I will say Yes to following my gut instincts and not do it.