Balanced Lifestyle · Fitness · Healthy Living

35 Years, Day 226

CartwheelToday was better! It helped that it was a gorgeous day outside. It’s the final countdown; I go back to my school job on Thursday!! My husband and I got out for another great walk this evening, and he got a picture of me mid-cartwheel. A few weeks ago at the family reunion I did a cartwheel, and my niece said that “it was pretty good for someone over thirty.” So. I don’t know what thirty-five is supposed to feel like. This is what it feels like to me! I want to do cartwheels and be active for as long as possible! Whether I have kids naturally, or adopt in the next few years, I’m going to be an older Mom, and I don’t ever want to say I’m too old to do something with them. My Dad is 63 and has Parkinson’s and dived off the high-dive into a swimming pool last month. I want that to be me someday! Hopefully without the Parkinson’s, but, you never know. He and his Dad both had it, so there is a good chance that genetics are playing a role in our family.

Energy Checklist

◊ I got enough sleep last night. Yes; although I think my body is used to diphenhydramine and I’m not sure it’s doing any good. Even with it, it took me a long time to fall asleep.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). Yes.
◊ I ate breakfast. Shredded Wheat and Raisin Bran mixed together, along with coffee, milk and sugar.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I’m at six glasses of liquid; 24 ounces of sparkling water, 12 ounces of coffee; 12 ounces of milk. That’s 48 ounces which would be six cups. I just asked my hubby to bring me another sparkling water as I typed this. He’s a good hubby!
Haybale◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine.Yes! A nice evening stroll. Here’s another pic from the gravel road we walked tonight. There were tons and tons of grasshoppers hopping along and in the fields! I’m not sure that’s good for the crops?
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. It was better but I’ve still got this low level “something might go horribly wrong” feeling. It’s a sucky feeling, because it’s not directed at anything in particular that I can fix.
◊ I connected with someone. I’m going to call my Mom when I’m done with this post! She’ll already be tired because she goes to bed about nine at the latest, ha.
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read a lot more of Kristan Higgins new book, “Good Luck With That.” The main characters all have food issues/eating disorders. I’m not sure exactly what I think about it, although it’s very engrossing. It might be triggering for someone that has an active eating disorder; one of the characters reminds me of me, ten years ago. I used to be pretty good at bingeing and starving myself. It was always withing the bounds of “normal weight” but it was up to the top (158 was my highest), and down to the bottom (109 was my lowest) of that zone. Up, down, up, down. You know what? I like being 35 and not 25!! It’s calmer!
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Yes; a half hour of yoga, fifteen minutes of half-hearted zumba, and a forty-five minute walk with the hubby.
◊ I only went on the internet between six to eight PM: I did okay today but didn’t stick to this. We’ll see how I do once the school year starts and I get into an “after school” routine.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) I did last night and will do tonight!

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