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Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 6/22

I’m into my 51st year on this earth, having turned 50 last August. I’ve never been one to be stressed by my age. I was never a, ‘O man, I’m almost 30’ type of person. So it was a surprise to me when I struggled a bit with turning 50. Entreprenuer

It was a hard year personally, as we had a life altering diagnosis of one of our family members that year. But even though that, I’ve never felt old. My age was and is just a a number. I still think of myself as younger, though the mirror may say differently. :)

But at times knowing I’m middle age does hit me hard. Through the sterss of the last 5 years I haven’t always taken caree of myself, especially in regards to the amount of food i was eating. I’m a firm believer in trying to eat as much real food as possible, eating when hungry and stopping when full. I don’t follow the clock, on it’s 9am I should eat. I try verey hard to listen to my body and give it the fuel it needs.

That works well for me for the most part, until I get stressed or overwhelmed. I am a huge stress eater. :( That hsa added more weight to my body than I would like. And for a while it slowed me down. What would I look like biking or walking? Is it even worth the time to go out?

But you know what? It doesn’t matter what people think. I don’t care who notices me. My husband tells me how beatuiful I am, and that I’m his sexy bride. We’ve been married for 25 years. :) He’s the only opinion I should care about.

So I am mmaking it my aim to be alive and active while I’m middle aged. So what if I’ve over eaten and put on some weight, that doesn’t mean I can’t be active and have fun in live. I love to bike, and try to ride at least a few times a week. I put in my earbuds, pick a good podcast or music to listen to, start my cycling app and enjoy my ride. I want to do that more often.

If I can’t bike, I try to go for a walk, lots of time Paul joins me. His weird retail schedule does have some perks. ;) But I’ve been dealing with some planter ficitis pain, so I haven’t been able to walk like I would like to. It’s a slow healing process, but I think I can start up again soon.

If I don’t want to, or can’t do those, I have a pilates DVD I do. The point being I try to keep my body moving and stretching. I’ve noticed in this season of life my obdy tends to feel a bit more ‘creaky’ when I’m not staying active. It doesn’t have to be a big hour ‘workout’ where I’m sweaty, sometimes it’s just a nice walk around the neighborhood, or walking the dog.

I think we need to keep moving, even if it’s not ‘much’. If you work in a sedentary business as I do, we need to take special care of moving more, and we need to be intentional about it.

I purchased a standing desk riser and anti-fatigue mat a year ago. I haven’t used it like I should, btu I am making an effort from this point on to use it regularly. At least 2 -3 days a week, taking turns standing and sitting at my desk.

I’ve also started to be more intentional with my eating too. Not putting a lot of guilt on myself, but knowing everything I eat is a choice. I’m working on my cravings, and trying to get through the afternoon crave session without eating too much. lol

I’ll update in about a month or two and let you know how I’m doing. What about you? Do you need to move around more? How do you keep yourself active while running your business and taking care of your family needs? I would love to hear from you.

8 thoughts on “Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 6/22”

  1. That is very exciting news. I remember last time. I will pray that the Lord’s will is clear to you in this matter. No harm in looking! I am hoping we can buy in a couple of years or less. I am glad you are trying out the daybook format. I always enjoy reading them.

  2. I like the daybook set up. That is good. I might have to try it. Excited with you about the possibility of buying your own home. I’ll be praying. God will lead you. Have a great weekend. Love

  3. I use to do the Daybook and enjoyed it, but than my life became too… boring, so I quit. Your suppers sound yummy; and how exciting about the prospect of buying a house. Even though we are in a very nice home, I still love looking. I look online all the time. Part of me would like to find some fixer-upper that we could afford no-mortgage, but we have invested so much time and memories here and we do live in a wildlife paradise, not to mention having 2 people in our family that don’t like change, so a move may never happen… or at least maybe not while the girls are still living with us. I wish you all the best!!!

  4. I enjoyed your Daybook, and it is the first time anyone has linked back to me in all the years I’ve been blogging. Thank you!

    I hope that you are able to buy a house. One that suits you would be wonderful. It is fun to dream about the ideal house, isn’t it?

  5. JoAnn, I am really happy for you and the dream of buying your first home.
    I’m so glad to read your daybook, it’s a lot more down to earth than some others I have read. Not sure if I should venture in trying it out, I’m afraid I would be saying pretty much the same things.

  6. I love this daybook! Isn’t summer great? There’s time to try out new ideas and rest and do so much more!

    I hope your house dream will work out this time around. It is certainly a better time to buy than 4 years ago! Enjoy looking at homes…and don’t forget to make sure the neighborhood is what you want too.

    Miss 10 and Miss 15 and I went swimming BEFORE breakfast! So much fun!

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