Year Two – Week Seven

Year One of my healthier, fitter lifestyle ended with back to back to back setbacks.  (Flu/brutal winter season/broken arm). Year Two brought healing and an eminent improvement to our weather.   April brings a new fridge sign to our kitchen….

I am ready to Move Forward – and moving forward I am.

My big news, this week and moving forward, is that am working in partnership with my daughter.  We haven’t been on the same path for a few years but here we are – Moving Forward together.

Health and fitness wise, we are coming from the same place and heading in the same direction. 

  • We both have chronic health conditions that neither of us have been managing well.  I have my respiratory issues (asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis) plus  genetic collagen issues.  My daughter Jen shares my collagen issues, plus having IBS, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and multiple severe allergies.  We share an ongoing battle with weight issues.
  • We are both tired of television commercials offering a magic bullet for anything and everything that ails us.  They do not work unless we do – and their side effects are often as bad or worse than the conditions they supposedly ‘cure’.
  • We are both concerned about our healthcare system which is struggling to survive an aging population and an epidemic of unhealthy life choices.
  • We both want to do better.   We know that nutrition and activity are key to improving our health, our fitness, and our lives.   We bring complimentary tools to the table.  I am strong in  sourcing out motivation and a variety of suitable workouts.   Jen is strong in  cooking, baking, and sourcing out  healthy recipes, nutritional information, and dietary needs and restrictions. 
  • We are both ‘dog people’.  Since Jen is dogless at the moment, I gladly share  Molly.   Since I am still dealing with some arm recovery issues, Jen takes the lead with Molly on our walks.  We have managed several lengthy and relatively challenging walks in the past couple of weeks. 
Moving Forward !

All in all, we have made a promising start.   Our frequent walks are augmenting my morning Zumba and evening strength training.   Jen works a physically demanding job but has also started her own at home workouts – which typically include and enhance sweeping, dusting, and laundry 😂.

That is my (our) health and fitness update this week.

Take care, have a great week, and let’s welcome back some serious SPRING weather this week! 🪻😊


35 thoughts on “Year Two – Week Seven

  1. I am glad that you are off to a very positive start, Anne Marie! Those TV commercials are a joke to put it politely, as are the deluges of drug commercials. I hope you aren’t subjected to them twenty times per day too.

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  2. I don’t remember which medication it is. There are a couple. People with diabetes are having a difficult time sourcing the medication they need because doctors are prescribing it for weight loss. It is a big deal here.

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  3. I always enjoy your updates with their motivational uplifts. I admire you for walking when it is snow and cold. I did mow the back yard yesterday with a push mower. You know you need to when you can’t find the poo to scoop it…and, we have 5 days of rain this week, but it isn’t cold.

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  4. The bees are out in full force as the clover is in bloom and everything is green. Leaves are even coming out on all the trees. As soon as that pine pollen disappears, I will be happier.

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  5. So happy to hear that you and Jen have reconciled and you have a partner on your fitness journey. Keep up the good work ladies.

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  6. I know! Walking Bear would be impossible without a Halti. She’s like Molly — big white and powerful. We have our “way” — on the way out, she’s in charge (of smelling and pulling a bit). On the way back it’s alll “Thank you, Martha, I love you” and she walks with me. She figured that out herself! 🤣


  7. Molly ate both of the Halti’s we bought her. She is down to one of those ‘steel finger’s training collars and a steel chain leash. She had a nice long leash but she bit through it lately as I was fastening it to her collar. 🤦

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  8. As Jackie says, you’re killing it!!! And on so many fronts! It warms my heart that you and Jennifer are not only connecting but shining from what each of you bring to life. You continue to put in the work and it shows! No free rides for Anne💪

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