It has been another one of those non stop days. I really can’t put my finger on what I did all day though. I did do some more book stuff for a couple of hours. I made a donation to a dear friend of my sweet Alisha. Being a single mother with a ex-husband that quits his huge paying job just to avoid paying child support is too much for me to understand. I know that there are many men like this and many women in this position it just annoys me so to know someone so close that is in such dire straits..
Here is the link if any of my great followers are feeling for my friend of a dear friend of mine..
I’m hoping it works if not I hope you know how to copy and paste, it’ll take you right where you need to go.. Anyway this was the second thing on my to do things today. First of course was getting dressed and on the elliptical.. I was still able to up my time I think I said yesterday I said I wasn’t going to, I changed my mind. This morning I did nine minutes standing and then sitting. My slow down I stayed at three minutes.. This twenty-four minutes is better than anything I did while still in Sparwood.. To be certain of this I will go back in my blogs to see for sure, but I really am thinking so. This will be tremendous news for my spirit.. Oh my goodness my lower back, hips, and tummy starting to hurt. My lower tummy only when I’m actually on the machine. My tummy is a great pain, because it’s the muscles just above my pelvis, definitely one spot that needs a whole lot of exercise.. My lower back and hips are most assuredly sore every moment.. I’m paying a hefty price. It is what it is though. Stopping won’t make it better. As a matter of fact I think it’ll make it worse.. I get stiff if I just sit for too long. I remember it was such a short time ago where standing used to be the problem now it’s sitting. I need to be on the move a lot. Standing is certainly easier on me than it used to be. This morning I stood at the counter for an hour and chopped up my salad for the next few days. Immediately after salad making I did up my vegetable snacks. I cut up carrots, celery, radishes, and cauliflowers, I added in snap peas too. This afternoon I did the laundry (standing to do this too, two loads) I went in and went over more of my November twenty-eleven blogs for my book. I was working at this until I started supper. I made us wild rice with quinoa, and butter chicken. It was pretty tasty too. After Kyle and I had supper I went back into the office. Back to work, not for long though. I looked at the clock and realized it was twenty after six. We were supposed to be at the meeting at six-thirty tonight as the first Wednesday is our business meeting. I came to Kyle “we need to get going babe” I said he looked up, was like “where?” I knew immediately I was going alone. This wasn’t of course a big deal. He helped me out as the ground was getting really icy as it’s warming up. I went happily. I came home and fought a horrendous wind to get in the house, but I did it on my own. This is the first time I have left the house on my own without any walking aid at all in years. I would have to go as far as to say since two thousand and eight. I can’t believe it’s been that long, but it really is possibly longer. Even back then I was using a cane at work. I would say seven or possibly eight years. I do know that getting out at the meeting, walking around, getting home and in the house is really not that much, but it’s enough for me to register that it happened.. As I type this I’m shock at the thought that this really happened. YAY OH MY GOD YAY!!!
Last night before bed instead of folding the laundry I cut up a pineapple, strawberries, and a banana for smoothies. I was able to do all this standing even at the end of my day yesterday.
Love and hugs Fiona:-)