Good morning... it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood - at least in my neighborhood.
Sooo... In some ways, it's been kind of a rough week in my life, but it's getting better and other ways, it's been pretty smooth sailing. I guess you can't have everything, can you?
We haven't done a whole lot for entertainment, nor did I do a whole lot of work. I did a little bit of work in the yard, moving some plants around, etc and we did our weekly mowing the other day. Of course, I get the hard part of that because I have to do the trimming - if I want to have plants and lawn ornaments, I'm the one who has to mow around them. If it were left up to my husband, we'd have nothing but an open field... lol But of course, even without trees and other plantings, there are still buildings, etc to be mowed around and those aren't all mine but I still have to do the trimming while he rides along on his tractor mowing the larger open parts... there seems to be something wrong with that picture. :-)
I've been trying to make an effort not to spend so much time at the computer. It seems that since I retired, I tend to spend a lot of hours each day sitting in front of the screen. Whether I'm responding to posts on my forums, answering PM's or e-mails, researching, banking, or paying bills, sometimes by the end of a day, I realize I haven't accomplished a whole lot - well, I have because I did those responses or the research, paid the bills, etc but I haven't done much away from the screen. That means I probably didn't do much in the line of yard work, housework, work on my hobbies, go for a walk, or other things... As I look around my house, I can see that it needs attention... :-(
We, typically, talk about how our diet went during the week, but we don't often talk about what we did for exercise... I used to have a very physically demanding job, which kept me on my feet most of the day. That was in the days before the Fitbits and other trackers but I did wear a pedometer for years. It wasn't unusual for me to put on quite a few miles/day. I also did yoga for about 45 minutes every day, plus walked for pleasure with my neighbor after work. I think yoga is one of the best forms of exercise one can do because it helps one relax, it helps with balance, strengthens muscles, helps with weight loss/control, etc. I stopped doing it for a couple of reasons - one of them (not the main one) being that I couldn't lose weight, but that wasn't my fault or yoga's fault; that was the fault of my thyroid and adrenal glands being inadequately diagnosed and treated... I know that now and I keep saying I'm going to start again, but I find that the longer I don't do it, the harder it is to start again...
I do walk when my neighbor is here in the winter - it's really too hot in the summer to get out and go for any distance unless one is willing to get going very early in the morning. I wouldn't mind that if I had a good, safe place to walk with sidewalks, etc but I don't. In order to get to sidewalks, I either have to go through a field of grass that's as tall/taller than me or walk in the ditch alongside a very busy road... Neither are totally safe since tall grasses around here are known to harbor every kind of poisonous vermin known to man.
Anyway, that's my story on exercise for today... weight-wise, I'm down by 2 lbs. That's possibly due to a stressful situation which caused me to not eat as much and/or I've eaten better, but it's also because I've been spending less time at the computer which means more time moving around than sitting in one place, even if I'm not doing anything strenuous. We do burn more calories when we stand than when we sit.
Enough about me - what about you? How has your week been? I know some of you have had some stressful things going on in your lives, too. I hope you're getting through those and that life is getting back to a dull roar for you.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~