By now we've all heard the definition of insanity, accredited to Albert Einstein... "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
When I got slapped in the face by Mr Reality on Monday (for that little melodrama, click HERE) I had to do some honest evaluating. And I decided it was a time for some changes. Time to try some tweaks here and there.
Tweak Number One: for the duration of the summer, I am sending my daily calorie totals to a friend. Accountability. And a little peer pressure doesn't help, either. Just KNOWING that I'd have to report in has saved my hide several times this week. "Nuh uh... not eating that. I'd go over my limit, and I wouldn't want to have to fess up!" So far, it's been a helpful tweak.
Tweak Number Two: I am investing a lot of money (gulp) in buying and installing a little pool for my backyard. Can we say... EXCITED!?!?!?!
It's dinky sized, and called a therapy pool. I was originally going to get a simple cheapie from Wallyworld, but my sweetie pie husband decided that wouldn't work here in Oregon. I wouldn't get to use it most of the year. So, he orderd me this little therapy pool with a HEATER, and is going to build a pool hut around it to hold in some of the solar heat. He's going to insulate under it and around the pool, and build a little ramp so I can park my wheelchair at the bottom, and be able to get up and in (with a little corresponding step on the inside).
It's called an iPool 2, and it's 54 inches deep (about 50" of actual water). Deep enough for all kinds of exercise. Also, it has a gadget that you wear around your waist that attaches by cord to the edge, and you can swim and swim... not going anywhere. :-D
Wanna see it? Here's a picture, with a link below:
For as many years as I can remember, I've tried sooo many different kinds of exercise. And no matter how careful I am, or how slow I start, I have always ended up injured. EXCEPT FOR THE WATER. And there is now no place around here for me to go to a pool that doesn't use chlorine, to which I am allergic. I can use a salt filter for my little iPool2.
This little pool is a big deal to me! We aren't rolling in dough, and also just had car repairs. So for my hubby to tap our savings and pay out for this little pool, the hut, and to install it... well, he's earned Brownie Points FAR into the future! :-D
I'm positive that doing these things DIFFERENTLY will give me different and better results. It's time to do whatever it takes... and for me that means making some changes.
My book quote for today: "Joy is not a distant destination at which you arrive; rather, it's a path you choose to travel each day." --Tommy Newberry, The 4:8 Principle
My verse for today: "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
My quote for today: "Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference." --Mignon McLaughlin
Enjoy the Journey,