Three Weeks To Go

There are only three weeks to go until it has been a full year since I started my personal health and fitness program.

It has been (almost) a year of celebrating surprising benefits and struggling with unexpected setbacks. With the endpost in sight, I thought I was on track to finish year one STRONG, TRIUMPH, and ready to begin Year Two with determination and DRIVE!

Then, last Tuesday, life happened. A careless moment at the dog park with Dan and Molly, and I was sidelined by a broken humerus. (Which I did not find the least bit humorous 😒). My year was shot. Everything I worked so hard for was gone. Poor me.

Of course, I realized that all was not lost. I started to discover what I could do, to stay on track and in the right mindset to finish out the past year and start a new one.

I can do quite a bit actually. I am to the point where I can totally take care of myself and Molly while Dan is at work. I can do dishes, do laundry (except for hauling baskets of clean clothes upstairs, folding it, and putting it away – which Dan did), make meals (chopping is challenging), dust, sweep, and make the bed. Since the pain in my arm has subsided, I can even start working out – to a point. I did ten minutes of step ups yesterday, I dance (somewhat), and I just keep generally active.

Last night’s chicken supper. Dan diced the chicken. πŸ˜‰

I have also been reading (Wayne Dyer – “Being in Balance”), meditating, and keeping up with my Volley group. Which brings me to this morning’s Volley by my friend Jackie. In it, she reminded us of something to help keep us motivated. “All or something“. It doesn’t have to be “All or Nothing”. Life happens. Sometimes “ALL” just isn’t possible. But ‘something’ is, so that is my ultimate goal for the remaining days of Year One. I am going to do something each and every day. It won’t be all I had hoped for at this point, but doing what I can is better than doing nothing at all – which is pretty much what I was doing a year ago. πŸ™„

That is my health and fitness update for this week. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž

31 thoughts on “Three Weeks To Go

  1. Thank you, Anne, for this post. It is important for all of us to remember that sometimes good enough is good enough. If not for the efforts you made in the past year, you might have had more injuries. Dinner looks delicious by the way.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie, that bruise is huge! Try putting Zinc Oxide on it, the cream helps the bruise go away faster. The dinner looks so delicious! Just three little weeks? I know that you can do it! ☺️

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  3. Thank you, Sue! I really appreciated that reminder this morning so wanted to pass it on. I am sure my injuries would have been worse. The salad was great but some of the vegetables – especially the lettuce – were more chunky than chopped. 😁

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  4. Your doing awesome Anne! Like you said sometimes life just happens. You are handling it perfectly! There are a lot of people that would say β€œWell now that my arm is broken I can’t do anything.” Then the next time life happens it’s the same mentality. Your positive mindset is so awesome and it radiates to us all!! πŸ’―%πŸ’«πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ Ps- it’s also okay to say this situation sucks ass, because it does but the way you are handling it is so inspiring and I’m so glad to have you as a friend!
    Pss- I’m keeping it classy with the sucks ass part. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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  5. I appreciate it, Anne. I am afraid the time is not passing fast enough for Molly. She is bored crazy when Dan is working and cannot take her to the park, for a walk, or out to play fetch for a while during the day. With our ice and snow, I cannot risk it with one good arm. So bored she is!

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  6. I am doing well. You are in my thoughts a lot. I have fallen and injured both my shoulders, had surgery to repair one and exercise to help the other one heal. So I know a bit about what you are dealing with. So for I am on the committee but not sure I am staying. Some of the new leaders may not want me there and that will be fine with me. Some of what is going on I don’t want to be a part of. ❀

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  7. I am so sorry Mags – about you shoulders and your committee work. I can’t imagine what I would do without my right arm or how I would deal with pain on both sides of my body. I don’t know what committee you are on but it has to be difficult to be on any municipal committee. Here our property taxes and utility bills are so high people struggle to keep food on their tables, meanwhile other people want the city to build pools for dogs and overpriced city facilities, meanwhile our mayor and councillors are wasting money on tripping around and huge vanity projects that nobody wants. Can’t seem to find three people who agree on anything. 🀦

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  8. Thank you Anne. I’ve learned what I can and can’t do to keep my shoulders from needing surgery again. I am on the City Planning Commission’s Advisory Committee. What you say is pretty much the same as is going on here.

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  9. I am glad you are adapting. And I am sure that you on the city planning commission advisory committee are you in the middle of it. Good luck, Mags! I am sure that you are the voice of reason there. πŸ’ž

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  10. I haven’t said a word yet. πŸ™‚ I have attended two meetings and kept the chair warm. If I continue with it I am pretty sure I will have words to say from time to time. Thanks for wishing me luck. ❀

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  11. That is wonderful advice! Even without something like what you are going through, we should all heed that advice. I have been “laid up” enough since retirement that you just learn to do what you can. I remember vacuuming in a wheelchair with a broken leg! It wasn’t a great job I did but I felt I had accomplished something “normal” and I guess, I had. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Vacuuming with a broken leg would be pretty impressive. I peeled an onion this morning. 😁. Had to break out the Magic Bullet to chop it. πŸ˜”. But I do agree, that is a great but of advice especially when one isn’t quite up to par. Thank you for the support and encouragement! πŸ’ž It is always so appreciated.

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