Five Weeks to go until I have completed YEAR ONE of my health and fitness program. The year has not been without its setbacks, but I have stayed committed. I remind myself daily that to feel better, do better, and be better in the future, I have to take care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally today. So, I do it!
This past week, I worked out every morning. It felt really good to get in some relatively intense Zumba workouts. The days when I opted for some freestyle dancing were fun as well. It just feels good to move.
I checked in every day with my Volley workout accountability group, as I have been doing for months now (even when I had no voice and not much to say). We share our struggles, our triumphs, and our triumphs in spite of our struggles! It is more helpful than I could have imagined. My Volley partners and friends, Dwight and Jackie, are so encouraging, supportive, inspiring, and upbeat! Volley sharing has consistently become one of my favourite parts of my day.
I have been getting outside more often. Just getting a bit of fresh air is a bonus at this time of year. Obviously it is a bigger and better bonus, fitness wise, when I can shovel some snow or take Molly for a walk as well.
I have been working on my diet. Avoiding sweet and salty snacks hasn’t been easy, especially over the holidays, but I have tried to focus on healthy meals. We have had my full repertoire of salad meals in the past few days. We also celebrated with our belated New Year’s Eve supper on Friday evening. That was a bit indulgent but we did share one steak, one baked potato, and one bottle of champagne. 👍
Yesterday, Dan and I took Molly over to the dog park. She had a great run with half a dozen other dogs, we had a nice visit with their humans, and we were joined by granddaughter Genie. Once we were all sufficiently chilled, I coaxed Genie over to the house for a cup of hot tea and we plied her with leftover Christmas chocolates. 🤗
Speaking of Genie, she has been keeping herself occupied while on break from the midway. This week she, and her fiance Alec, built a full-on sanctuary for their miniature parrots – George and Nova.
They added a sleeping tent and they still have a few exterior trim boards to install, but George and Nova are moved in and enjoying their bigger and better home.
That is it for this week’s update. Only five more weeks to go for YEAR ONE and I am pushing hard to make the most of them. This week I am going to make more of an effort with my evening light weight workouts. I have been struggling to get back up to speed on them, but I am determined to do it, so it is as good as done.
Take Care and Have A Great Day!💞🌞