What a perfect word for today: focus. There are new things to focus on and some old friends that hang around daily, such as my morning workout. Today was Curves as I am alternating between the Curves workout and my Couch to 5k training at the gym. Walks usually come in the evening but today I had the pleasure of taking Charlie on a short walk through the park too! Have you ever noticed how dogs are so good at living in the moment and totally focusing on whatever they are doing, even if that means sleeping or staring in the distance? Charlie focuses on every smell and sound on our walk and he takes his time, walking slowly, enjoying the moment. He is a great teacher!
I started off the day with my glass of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and came back from Curves and made a bowl of oatmeal (with a little Almond Milk), coffee and strange as it sounds, I grabbed a slice of smoked organic turkey for my protein. I took my vitamins, including a pro-biotic, and felt great!
I had two doctors appointments and got my vision checked. It is strange that as I age, I find that I am repeating my mother’s life. She always had multiple doctors appointments and went prepared for a few hours of waiting in various areas of Kaiser. Today I followed in her foot steps, bringing my lunch bag with extra water, almonds and a green apple. I am focusing on being prepared and it worked. My mom was a smart lady! I used to think her habits were a bit silly, but now I realize how wise she was.
A Few Habits of my mothers:
Two drawers for socks ( white socks and black socks)
Reading the paper every morning
Watching the Tony Awards
Sending interesting articles to her children
Always bringing a water bottle with her Why is it that we think our mother’s habits are silly until we are their age?
New prescriptions, new medications to read about and new glasses ordered, I stopped at Whole Foods Market on the way home to pick up a few items on the B-Well shopping list that I hadn’t found the day before. Now I am completely “stocked” for the week.
I came home, made a quick lunch of salad and grilled chicken and then proceeded to swim and float in the pool, it is summer after all and I must have a little fun and relaxation. I am finishing up a fun mystery book: The Writing Class, by Jincy Willett and taking care of a few odds and ends.
So, my pictures, are lacking because Charlie, my dog, is terrified of the camera. At first we just thought it was the flash, but now if he sees the camera, he wants to run out of the room. I will work on this, I promise, but honestly my meals have not been that exciting yet. On the positive side, I am feeling great with plenty of energy and not too hungry or filled with cravings. I do have a challenge tonight because we are going to see Toy Story 3 and I will need a big bottle of water to keep me from temptation. 19 days to go! Focus!