The “Learning to Love Yourself” post on the other blog is still a slog. I have to write it and leave it and come back another day. Too hard revisiting stuff, making it make sense to myself.
But, speaking of loving myself, I am much too sedentary and I am working on improving my physical health as part of loving myself. Last year I changed my diet (vegetarian and gluten-free) and lost a lot of weight, now it’s time for the other major hurdle to be overcome for me to live to a ripe old age.
I am 72, have fibromyalgia and arthritis and very poor balance. I am afraid to go for a walk alone lest I fall. I live out in the country, where I love to hear the birds and see the mountains, don’t drive because of poor eyesight – I see way too many of things even with glasses. So, will be my own trainer.
Spending time with my friend Google, I have designed a set of exercises I can do seated in a chair here at home or holding onto one for balance. So, I shall get up now and try them out. I don’t know why I am resisting them. Wish me luck.
Later…. Did IT! Yeah Me! Had to after told you I would, lol. I’m back after 1/2 hour of exercise! 10 minutes of gentle yoga chair stretches, 15 minutes of trying various exercises, 5 minutes walking it slowly out around the house. I am in worse shape than I thought. Starting not a minute too soon, I think if I plan to live to 100. Good thing we see the chiropractor today though.
No one will accuse me of being a fine artist. Hard to draw using a paintbrush and a mouse, and t it was an experiment. But look, ma, no hands!
Looking for an image to simulate, though, I found something VERY important. If I lift my arms up into the air as shown,
I have MUCH better back support when working my lower body.