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Weekly ramblings

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.

4 thoughts on “Weekly ramblings”

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  2. I’m sorry to hear your week is so challenging, JoAnn. (((hugs))) Get some good sleep this weekend, and hopefully it will be behind you.

    Your knitting projects look so cute! I would like to encourage you to “force” yourself to buy some colourful yarn. I, too, used to have a phobia of colour. Really! I loved it, but I see now that the reason I stuck to neutral colours for myself was that I didn’t want to draw attention to ME. I tried to blend into the background all the time. Eventually I took the leap, and the pleasure I get from seeing my favourite colours about me all day every day is so uplifting. Life’s too short – become that crazy colour lady!!! lol

    Have a lovely day – it’s finally beginning to look like winter around here. Yay! Have errands to run, but thinking I’m going to make them short and sweet. 🙂
    Shani xxx

  3. I like the weekly ramblings idea. I also like that Knifty Knitter. My grandma got one and made us ten hats (two each) a couple winters ago. They are the best hats ever. My cousin uses hers to make baby hats and blankets for a hospital. I’d love to see a purse made. Oh, my cousin made a lovely shaw with the large one too. I wanted to get one for Grace, but forgot. Plus, I am all thumbs and my mom would have to help her. I just don’t have the craft gene. It’s a curse. 🙂 lol.

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