Changing my world, one step at a time

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Daily movement

I've managed to keep my commitment of daily movement every day except Friday. Yesterday was just a horrible day. I had a meeting and got some crappy news. This set off a huge fibromyalgia flare up. Fever, every bit of me miserable. But I woke up this morning feeling better and have been able to tackle the day.

One thing I've been doing every evening is a list of toning exercises. If I haven't moved much beyond my sun salutations and core exercises, at least these tip me over the edge. This is what I do:

10 squats
10 lunges on my right leg
10 lunges on my left leg
5 push ups
10 crunches
15 lying glute lifts
10 side leg lifts with right leg
10 side leg lifts with left leg
30 second plank
20 second right side plank
20 second left side plank

Today I headed over to my friend Carole's to do some yoga. We did one of the "Yoga by Adriene" you tube videos. They are just great! and there is a wide range of videos, some gentle and easy, some more intense. Today was gentle and easy. It felt really good after yesterday's miserable flare up. And it's always more fun to do these things with someone else.

After yoga we sat and talked for an hour over cups of Egyptian Chamomile tea. With Balance and Bergamot in the diffuser it was so nice and relaxing. Especially after the lovely yoga set. Tea with a friend is such a treat. Then I came home to eat half a chicken sandwich, cucumbers and an apple. I've lost another pound this week which brings the total to 5 pounds. Only 55 more to go lol. Hopefully I can start losing more than 1 pound a week! But really I'm happy that it's coming off. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Simple days....the book i'm reading and what I'm going for these days!

Much love
C    xoxo

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