Here it is 2019 already!
I say that every year…well, not the 2019 part but the
“already” part. I’ve heard the older you get the quicker time goes, and I have
Last year just flew by.
When I started this blog, it was with the intention of
getting to 60 feeling like I had my shit together. Or as my husband says, I
want to “have all my shit in one sock.”
So here we are, January 1, 2019 and in just over five months
I will be hitting that 60 mark head on. I’ll admit it still freaks me out.
Sixty just sounds so much older than 50 something.
Even my granddaughters commented that 60 is old!
Our well-being encompasses so much more than just diet and exercise.
I’ve shared my wellness journey with you here each week, and you’ve seen me try several different diets. I have talked about exercise and the importance of movement as well.
But one area I haven’t put enough attention on, is my mental well-being.
Are you getting enough movement in each day?
After a day of sitting at my computer, I’m more tired than when I started my day. You would think sitting all day wouldn’t be so tiring, but it is.
And more times than I care to admit, I end up sitting in front of the television at night. I mean, season two of Westworld is on! As well as The Handmaid’s Tale, and sure, you’re right, those should only take up a couple of hours, two nights a week right?
But the other night I saw a great older movie show up in the queue that I just had to see again. Have you seen Seabisquit? Such a great movie.
I’m finding all of this sitting is taking a toll on me. My back hurts and I am low energy. I’m not sleeping well either. Continue reading
I’m trying to write more of my story, but keep getting stuck. My mind is elsewhere.
I feel like I need a change.
Usually when I feel this way, I move the furniture around in the house. Or change-up the decorations. Sometimes I’ll get a new hairstyle to shake things up.
But, I just moved the furniture last month, so that is not going to help. And I have an appointment on Wednesday to make some changes to my hair. But, I’m not sure that’s going to fix this need for change I’m feeling. Continue reading
On the road again!
My husband, John ran the LA Marathon on Sunday and we decided to stay in the area together for his work week. I’ve tagged along to Big Bear and we are now in Long Beach, staying onboard The Queen Mary.
View from our window on The Queen Mary
Well, actually it’s John, but you get the point. It’s good to be home for the weekend!
We have been wanderers for the last month and a half and it’s been fun. We both love to travel, even if just a weekend road trip, but it is great to be home for a change.
I feel so lucky to live in a sunny warm climate, even though this morning’s walk was a chilly 49 degrees. As I headed out the door, I thought about last week and my accomplishments. I exercised and ate healthy every day.
So today marks my “reward” day, for staying on track all week. Continue reading
Here we are, 10 days into January 2018. Did you start a new diet/exercise program on New Year’s Day? If so, are you still on it?
It’s okay if you stopped…
I’ve tried a few different diets and not one of them has worked for me. By that I mean, I didn’t stick with them. And, if I can’t stick with it, it’s not going to work. So I quit.
You can’t be a quitter!
Have you ever been on the cover of a magazine?
I have not….but I’m about to be. Health Monitor magazine read my post on exercised-induced asthma, and wanted to interview me for a story. I agreed and the editor emailed me a few questions.
The next thing I knew I was not only being interviewed for a story in their magazine, but they said they would love to feature me on the cover. All of this was happening as I was dealing with wild-fires, traveling to the East Coast, snow storms, and helping family move. Continue reading