Oh I heard "DIANE!! GO OUTDOORS!!" A LOT growing up! LOL Even in my late teenage years!! My Mom, a lovely woman who was raising 8 kids and simply wanted PEACE AND QUIET on her day off!!
Growing up was NOT easy due to a step monster my Mom married, it was dang hard indeed. BUT!! I coped by simply ,, WALKING, RUNNING, GYMNASTICS I got thru it!! I had been depressed on and off even when really young, but I coped thru exercise.
As an young adult, did the same, walking, moving around.
Car accident in my early 30's and NO more walking!!
So I BALLOONED UP and OUT!!
BUT!! Than thanks to moving to CO my back was put back into a better alignment and I started to walk again!!!
Many surgeries on my feet and fast forward to now. The depression is GONE!! The weight is GONE, but you know what's BACK and hopefully to NEVER go away again?
Today's an example of that though the day was a great one for me, but still being OUTSIDE and moving is just the BEST medicine for me,,, ever!!
As I left my house
Stopped at the local dairy ice cream place. YUMMY a small frozen chocolate yogurt! Oh with SPRINKLES. I may be a "grown up" but, I STILL LOVE and SMILE at SPRINKLES!
As I ate the ice cream, I continued to walk and walk!!
OOPS looks fuzzy. The fountain in the park.
The sun was setting
The trees looked like FALL time, but it was just the sun hitting them at the perfect angle to do this!
Stopped briefly at the grocery store for a few items and as I headed back towards home
Saw a neighbor who's also a friend and in we came together. She was walking her dog, I sometimes walk him. We giggled our way in.
GREAT END to a PERFECT DAY!!!
Did you spend time outdoors today? If you are a member on the 5% Challenge, remember this coming week and week 8 (WOW GONE SO FAST!) is to spend 10 minutes OUTDOORS.
for enjoying and playing with me on my blog!!