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One Week Later

It’s been an entire week since the 365 day challenge was put into my rearview mirror.  Yawn.  Stretch!  Sip tea.  Walk to get the mail.  Stretch!  That’s been what my latest workout routine has consisted of.  I did not realize how much rest my body needed until it stopped for a while.  I now truly believe that Newton was right, “An object in rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion.” 

I’d like to think that my body is still resting and that I have not flipped to the opposite side of the spectrum to become a person who does not workout.  I just joined a gym last night- from home, in my robe and slippers and decided that I would go today.  Except I did not.  Instead, I made a green smoothie, put together my new office chair, ate a piece of pumpkin bread, talked to web designers, had a client call, followed my husband outside as he taunts our cat with thoughts of escaping, and of course, went to get the mail.  It’s only 2:00 pm, but I’ve made the mental decision not to workout today.   I am enjoying finding the opposite of what I spent the last year doing, but know that this will come to an end soon.  I want my sweaty self back…when I’m ready.

Until then, my slippers will be the item that makes me sweat, not a treadmill.  In the mean time, try out this new smoothie recipe that fulfill most of the daily fruit/vegetable requirement:


Michael’s Half & Half Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups spinach
  • a handful of baby carrots or one large carrot
  • 2 inches of cucumber
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup mixed frozen fruit
  • 1/2 cup zero fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water


Days 293-297: Stomach Yowzas!

Days 293- 297:  Depending on how well you know me, you might know that the most unfortunate characteristic that I was blessed with is stomach issues.   If you do not know me well enough to know that, then you’re lucky that  have not shared this with you.  I’ll spare you any details in the slightest and just let you know that sometimes my stomach can get bad.  These past few days have been the worst I’ve had in years.  It has made me realize that this is how my body responds to immense stress…a stomach that just shuts down.  Ouch.  Even though it’s not the best situation, I love that this has brought an immense amount of attention to how I deal with stress and what it does to my body.

Although I was not feeling well, I still had to figure out what the heck I was going to do to sweat when it hurt to move.  All four days I walked around my neighborhood for 30-60 minutes.  I stayed close enough to home in case the walking made me feel worse.  It was all my body could handle and I did the best I could with what I was dealing with.  Tomorrow I should feel back to normal and will add my regular workouts back into my daily routine.

Thanks for reading and understanding that the body needs a break.  I hope you listen when your body is talking to you about stress, anxiety, happiness…everything.  It is the most powerful tool that you have in learning about yourself.  Don’t forget to really tune in to hear what your body is trying to tell you.