I saw this video posted on Facebook and it slapped me in the face. I keep saying I want to live a simple life. I want a small home. I want to grow my own vegetables and eat healthy. I always enjoyed yoga but it's been 35 years since last doing it and now my body is so big and clumsy I don't even know where to begin. And then this video pops back online.
Last night I watched several episodes of "My 600 Pound Life". That was also a wake-up call. I had gastric bypass in 2001 and I'm back on diet coke which I'm not suppose to drink because of the carbonation and then I wonder why I'm so hungry.
So today I'm going to start making a few changes to my everyday routine:
- Back to the personal trainer next week.
- Drink 2 bottles of water before I allow myself a Diet Coke (goal is to be off Diet Coke by month end).
- Prepare a meatless meal once a week for my family.
- Eat fruits and vegetables daily (alas we are really bad with this especially during the winter)
- Start Stretching
I know these changes are small but I want to live a big life. I want to be healthy and fit and flexible. I do want a bicycle and I want to grow my own vegetables and we are starting to look for land where we can build a tiny home (although our condo is tiny by many standards... we have a neighbor below and beside us. Although we never hear them I want land to sink my toes in and have a plot to grow vegetables in the ground and not in a pot on my balcony).
More to follow. I hope you enjoyed the video. To be 95 and to be that flexible? Sort of amazing....but highly improbable in the life I'm leading today.
Happy Thursday my sweet petunias.