Exercise anyone? I must force myself to get back into the routine. I must say it will take all I have to desire to do that. I do not like working out on machines of any type. Biking is probably of all available, the best for me, as I can get lost in a book while peddling away, not aware totally of the time lapsed.
There is only one way to persuade me to suffer through exercise and that is knowing the good doctor will soon be measuring my blood sugar and weight. Even though I have been somewhat good, as far as my lifestyle diet, the pounds are packing on, just being indoors. Who doesn't cheat a little now and then, especially during the holidays? This time, I did not make my appointment at the first of the year.
Yet, I have a joy within that allows me to feel like it is springtime, which after three months of lessened sun, I am looking forward to warmth. I enjoy being outdoors. Especially, when it all comes to life again.
I have Christmas and green plants who are also suffering the loss of sunshine, along with me. I have come to realize that I need more light and how much sunlight does affect my disposition.
I recall after a trip to Atlanta one year, having experienced their beautiful outdoor flowers and bright colors, what a difference it made in me. When we landed in Connecticut, the colors were gray and wine, amongst the bare forests and lifeless surroundings, it was like living in a death-like state.
That year, I changed the color of my home interior, replacing dull fabrics with colorful, pastels and brilliant prints and sea green carpeting. Couldn't do much for the office interior where I worked, but I did put and few happy things around.
The hardest part of living here in New England, with all the dark and cold days is to keep the home fires burning, once the holidays are over. This is important if your going to physically be well, that is , it starts in the mind. So, here goes some important tips. Take an example from kids. They play all the time, and that is what helps to pass the time quickly. Play in the kitchen, or make bubble baths, or soak your feet and use great smelling lotions and soaps. Take time to dress up, as if you were going somewhere "special". Make the areas that you live in cheerful and bright. Sing, play happy music, share jokes and funny stories. Write poems, and read good books. In other words, take the time to pamper yourself. When you feel at your best, you can give your best to others around you. Woman are usually the ones that set the tone in the home.
There used be a central spa where everyone hung out. I think It was popular because of the jokes the owner used to tell, when people came for breakfast or lunch. When was the last time someone told you a joke? Perhaps, you need to set the example.
That' a good New Year's resolution....telling more jokes, that is, if I can remember them. Don't forget the exercise of laughter, it is good for the soul.
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