Wednesday, January 05, 2011

double whammy . . .

Word up and weigh in. If that's not a double whammy, I don't know what is!

One of my lifestyle change decisions (not a resolution) was to become more healthy; to eat healthier and to find some way to manage exercise. I'd started this crusade last year, and was making definite headway, when the accident happened and rather up-ended my comfy little world.

I'm guessing that some weight loss would put less stress on the right ankle, and therefore make it a little less painful to bear weight on it. It's a little bit of a catch-22, though. I can't do any weight-bearing aerobic exercise, which limits me pretty much to swimming and cycling. Since we're in the RV, having a stationary cycle at home is out of the question, which means joining a gym. Ugh. It irks me not a little to have to pay for a gym membership to get on a single piece of equipment, but there it is. I need it desperately!

Of course, exercise isn't THE answer, it's only part of the answer. The other part definitely has to do with my eating choices. Ugh. LOL! What, how much, when . . . *sigh*. I wish this part was as simple as giving the gym a check and showing up daily. It'll definitely take more work and planning, but it will also bring the most benefit, too.

To this end, I linked up with A Ditchin' Time Quilts, and the Wednesday Weigh Ins! Accountability is good for me -- if I know I'm going to be recording a number somewhere publicly, I'll want it to be a good number!

So, on Wednesdays I'll be updating and getting that number over to Stephanie's blog. Yay! Lots of little steps, over a long period of time, equals progress!

I did say double whammy, didn't I? The Charming Chatter has it that 2011 will be the year of the 'word'. What word? Whichever word best suits you! The object is to choose a word that you'd like to see reflected in your life in the coming year - a word to visit periodically, and to focus on throughout the year!

Kelly, Charming Chatter blog owner/author, noted that coming up with a word was a little more difficult than she'd anticipated. She was told to be patient and that "the word would choose" her!


My word JUMPED out at me, I didn't even have to think twice about it.

C O N N E C T

I don't know the full connotations of it yet, but off the top of my head, I'm thinking . . .

. . . Connect to a healthier life style . . .

. . . Connect to family and strengthen those loving bonds . . .

. . . Connect to a deeper relationship with my Lord & Savior . . .

. . . Connect to my quilt guild by helping on a committee . . .

. . . Connect to my stitcher's group by attending more events . . .

. . . Connect to a gym. Ugh . . .

. . . Connect my ankle/heel/foot together better. LOL!

What word suits you best? Click on the Word Up graphic above to visit the Charming Chatter "Word Up" post! Everyone's welcome to join in!

:)

2 left a comment . . .:

Pat said...

Welcome to Steph's weight group. I've belonged since the beginning but haven't really done very well....and our scale isn't working, either....and I don't want to get another one...LOL.......so I'm kind of in a rut now. :(

Cathy said...

You can do it. Little steps is the way. I'm glad we've "connected". I think if I had to choose a word, it would be trust. Trust in the Lord to provide for our needs, trust in the Lord to keep our children safe, trust in the Lord to keep my husband healthy, trust in the Lord to remove all the things that wear at my faith and peace.