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Still Under Tall (Relax...ME???)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My DH called me after he got to work just a few minutes ago and instructed me to "relax" today. I have to say that before I joined Spark People it was much easier for me to be a "slug". Since becoming part of the Challenges, etc. I have more energy (usually) and I'm WAY more active now than I was one year ago! I have all these ideas for things I want to do buzzing in my head (a good friend of mine who was my masseuse in CA told my DH that I "vibrate on a very high level")....and just doing every day activities is so much easier than it used to be. I'm thrilled about that, but it does mean than most of the time I do more than I should do. I'm not very good at "stopping" before I'm exhausted and he keeps reminding me I have physical limitations that I need to honor. I overdo it all day and then wonder why I hurt so much at night. But I HAVE gotten to the point that I can actually go out for a short night-time walk now without too much discomfort, and I'm really proud of that! I look forward to those short walks with my DH and our dog.

The weekly challenge this week is to plan 15 minutes of "me time" each day and we are encouraged to make a list of what we'll do with those 15 minutes. I usually DO find at least 15 minutes a day for me, but I've never written out a list before, so I'm going to take time today to take my husband's advice and while I'm "relaxing" I'll make a list of "me time" activities...that counts as "me time", right????
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  • DONNALEE-53
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  • CAROL_31649731
    Making a list is a great idea! My DH "tries" to get me to slow down, too. It IS very hard to do, but Fred's right . . . it's an important aspect of our health journey, and maybe we can work on it a little more. Here's to "me-time!" I'm going go make MY list now. Thanks for sharing.
    2090 days ago
  • BUGTRAIN
    Can't wait to see your list!
    2090 days ago
  • SMCAPE
    It does count. Good luck.
    2090 days ago
  • CGPS1795
    Fred is a prophet! I hear you on feeling soon much better than a year ago! BUT WE don't need to do everything in one day or one week! I'm like that too! Now the dark side of me would also say maybe my "DH" just didn't want to hear me moaning at night from overdoing it! emoticon

    Seriously though, we do need to take "me" time. In the AA/NA/OA etc communities the common wisdom is "Take it Easy," and "Easy Does It." We can learn a lot from that!

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    2090 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    I waste more than 15 minutes in the black hole of the internet! I need to break this habit (addiction?)!
    I walk every evening with my hubby and dog, too. Gotten so I love that time!
    2090 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    Absolutely
    2090 days ago
  • no profile photo APPLEGREENGIRL
    Absolutely! And it's always a good idea to take your husband's advice :)
    2090 days ago
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