Category: Linda's Earlier Blogs
It was double-whammy day for my body today. My acupuncturist and chiropractor sometimes work in tandem on each other’s patients for the most benefit. So, had acupuncture this morning. My shoulder and rib cage have been behaving pretty well lately, so she didn’t have to do too much with that. I had her work on why my eyes and fingers have been so swollen upon waking the past two weeks or so. She also did some immune system boosting, as I have to get on a plane tomorrow morning and fly to Philadelphia to visit my mother. I mean I WANT to visit my mother. It’s just that I HAVE to get on a plane to get there.
Then the chiropractor took over and put some little things back into place. Nothing major going on, thank goodness.
Oh, I don’t look forward to traveling all day tomorrow. I have chorus rehearsal tonight, will get back late from that, and will probably set the alarm for 4:45 or 5:00 am, as I have to be at the airport by 7:00. Then there is a plane change in Chicago. Won’t hit Philly till 7:30, which of course will be 4:30 for my body. I am going to load up on extra Proberry so my body can have some help adjusting. Anyway, won’t be back till late Monday the 29th. Will save up all the fun for you next week!
Well, the piano concert Thursday night was everything I expected. Richard Goode is just one amazing artist. He played a Janacek composition that was so riveting. Better than the Schubert and Chopin pieces he played. And I’m pretty partial to those two composers. Had a calamari appetizer and some wine after the concert. Calamari is neutral for me, but my ND told me to stay away from it because of the high cholesterol content. (Phooey!) I have cut way back on it, but sometimes I gotta have what I gotta have!
Today has been exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Our chorus is gearing up for regional competition in April. So, we had our special coach from California up for an all day workshop. And we put in a really full day of work. Learned new stuff to keep us going. Hopefully we can keep it all in our heads and remember these things when it comes time for contest. Of course the problem with these all day workshops is that it is broken up by a potluck lunch. All these great cooks bring wonderful food, and tons of it. I did pretty well by staying away from the pasta salads and the grains. Did have a small wrap with a little pita bread involved. The problem was the dessert table. I’m not usually big on the sweets, but for some reason I succumbed to the homemade chocolate chip cookie and the apple cake. (Sigh!) Now I’m really going to have to watch it the rest of the day! Anyway, it’s off to a soak in the tub after standing on the risers all day. Eat well.
I can’t believe the week is over again already! They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it went so fast I can’t remember the fun parts. It’s been a pretty run-of-the-mill week. We’re in the slow part of the year for our business, so I actually find myself with free time and nothing planned in it. Really makes me feel like I’m at loose ends. I am so used to being busy. Okay, okay, I am truly trying to enjoy the free time. I haven’t strayed from the diet this week. I’ve even been watching my protein portions. I know I can overdo it with a big juicy steak. Hubby tends to buy really big ones and I need to be able to remember cut mine in half and put the other half in the fridge before I find I’ve eaten the whole thing. I’ve kept up with the exercise appropriately, too. Tuesday was my workout day off this week, but I did aerobics or Pilates each day since Sunday.
Tonight we are stepping out to hear Richard Goode in concert. He is one of the best classical pianists around. I can’t wait. He played here several years ago and I became an immediate fan. We’ll go for a light snack and a drink afterward. (And I’m going to wear a dress!! )
Just finished an exhilarating workout. 25 minutes on the rebounder, then 20 more on the treadmill. Then, of course 10 or more minutes doing Pilates-style exercises and stretches. So, the rest of the day will be doing some office work at home, calling my mother for our weekly chat, trying to stay compliant with my diet, and ending it with watching a recording of the Honda Golf Classic on TV with hubby. (Note to Paul: See? You do NOT lead a boring existence!! We all seem to have our own mundane ways of enjoying life.)
Yesterday I got out on my home golf course for the first time since last August. (I have been trying to nurse bad neck/shoulder/arm all fall and winter). I did pretty darn well for me, too. For my handicap, I shot a 68. Unfortunately in real numbers it was 97. But I haven’t broken 100 in well over a year, so I was pretty happy. Maybe the healing process will have taken the kink out of my game. It will be fun (and vexing) to play out the season. Be assured, you will hear all about it. There is no one more consumed than the avid golfer. I am glad that golfing is a recommended exercise for Type B’s.
I’m being very boring with the diet right now. I am not doing what I have promised myself. I am just plodding along – doing the same day in and day out. I am not losing the three pounds I gained during the holidays. I am not cutting down on my portions. The promise not to drink alcohol lasted all of four days.
I bought a used treadmill and it was delivered over the weekend. In combination with the rebounder, I did a mile on the treadmill both Saturday and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday, I have been nursing a sore knee. Ice packs and stretching. Ack!! Feels okay now, so will try again on the treadmill tomorrow. My Pilates instructor recommends what she calls “railroad arms” while working on the treadmill. Not, wiggling your hips and keeping your arms straight will keep your knees from being knocked out of shape.
I will try a new attitude again tomorrow. There is always a tomorrow.