Hello Journal & Friends,
Today is Week 6 of The Perfect 10 Challenge.
I just came from the Steve's blog, the Leader of this challenge, and discovered that his Father passed away suddenly. My heart goes out to him... that is life-altering.
Steve is a really nice guy, and has a generous heart. He is always supportive of others on this journey, and I know he would not anyone to stop. So out of respect for Steve and all the time and effort he has put into leading this challenge, I will go on with my update.
My goal for the Challenge was to exercise 6 days per week. I accomplished that, with one change.
My knees, which are kinda bone-on-bone inside, have been bugging me, and getting worse. I must admit, I am a little disappointed. I thought that as I lost weight they would hurt less. Maybe I am expecting too much too soon??
Anyway, I had to stop using my rebounder, and substitute a stretching routine instead. I didn't actually "jump"... my feet never left the rebounder mat. I just did a little "bounce". And it was a fantastic muscle stimulator, lymph system jiggler, and all around energy-jazzer-upper. Can you tell I liked it??!! :-)
But... it is what it is. So, Plan B. I will do the stretching. And hope that my new Skinny Self will have stronger, better feeling knees. I am looking for stretching/strengthening exercises for the knees and legs. Can't afford a personal trainer or physical therapist, but what a treasure of info there is to be had on youtube! LOL!
Now, for the Unknown Fact about me.... I don't think I have mentioned this before. I am a Lefty. No, not a communist... I am Left-Handed.
For all you Righties, you may think "so what?". But it makes a difference growing up in a world geared to being right-handed. Scissors, tools, appliances, guitars, notebooks with the notebook rings at the left (in the way when you are trying to write)... all kinds of items are made assuming the person is using their right hand. So, from a young age we learn to adapt, and find alternate ways to git er dun. I think it's a blessing in diguise! It helps make us more creative thinkers. :-)
Some famous Lefties
in history include:
Peter Paul Rubens
Ludwig Van Beethoven
John F Kennedy, Jr
Dr Albert Schweitzer
John D Rockefeller
Joan of Arc
I am in good company!!
Here is an online store, just for Lefties: Anything Left Handed
From Dr Phil's book: "Problems don't get better with inattention."
My verse for today: "For God does speak--now one way, now another."
My quote for today: "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." --Jim Rohn
Enjoy the Journey,