Sunday, November 2, 2014

Summing Things Up ~ November 1 - 2, 2014 *

You know, that day that starts off bad then ends up even worse?  That's been my day.  So, yeah.


Seems today was a bust, but yesterday was pretty nice.  Last week I enjoyed thoroughly.  It was good to be free of terrible dental pain that walloped me the week before; it is still a bit tender at the site, but much, much better.  Another mood booster was stepping on the scale and seeing a few pounds lost.  This is good... very good.

Winning tickets to a red carpet event was exciting, and I'm really glad I was able to spend Thursday afternoon with my sister anticipating the excitement of seeing favorite celebrities like Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Judi Dench, and director Mike Leigh.  All of whom were being honored for achievements in the entertainment arts and outstanding do-goodery.  I love British film and television, so it truly was something special for me to have a tiny glimpse into that world.  This made for a very nice week, indeed.

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Below is my tiny effort to reverse effect stemming from my contribution made into the disappearance of all the mixed candy bags that I brought home leading up to Halloween.  None of which lasted anywhere near October 31st.

This Is Fifty With Lil Fitness Challenge

Ain't No Turkey Progress:  
Day  1:  11:58 pm; 30 second wall sits!  Whoa.
Day  2:  10:30 pm; 30 second wall sits.  Ouch.
Day  3:  11:53 pm; 46 seconds - wall sits.  Whew.
Day  4:  5 hours standing at Britannias red carpet event.
Day  5:  11:15 pm; 30 second wall sits. Wow!
Day  6:  11:57 pm; 30 second wall sits... long day.
Day  7:  11:59 pm; 31 second wall sits.  Knee pain.

Click here to view enlarged chart.

One of my favorite online catalogs is Title Nine, and I found out on Twitter that Ain’t No Turkey 30 Day Strength Challenge is underway, and I'm doing it... in the beginner category, of course.  Here's a little more information from Time Out With Title Nine blog:
  • For a PDF of the above chart, please click here.
  • Hashtag your progress using #AintNoTurkey, and share your story and photos on their blog.
Fun, right?  Let's do this.  Two minutes... here I go!

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Life Reimagined progress has stalled a bit going on three weeks now. Health issues, automobile trouble, mom-care problems, the list goes on. Regardless, here's me keeping it real, a photo from 10:58 PM tonight.

Very, very real.
I still haven't given up hope though, and I refuse to abandon the notion of a truly carefree, purposeful, fulfilling life beginning at 50. I just have to convince myself that I deserve it.  I don't think I was ready for age 50, nor am I sure if I'm even doing it "right."  What I am willing to do is, explore the possibility of reinventing myself.  And what do you know, AARP has this really nifty website, Life Reimagined, designed to assist and guide you through obstacles that might be keeping you from confidently approaching what should be a purposeful, fulfilling chapter in your life at age 50 and beyond.  And that is exactly what you'll find me doing and sharing on my blog each Sunday.   So, come back. comment, visit my YouTube channel THIS IS FIFTY WITH LIL.  Let's talk and compare notes.

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I signed up for Life Reimagined beginning of October and find it is already helping me imagine the possibilities that lay ahead.  This makes me happy.  If you know of anyone in the AARP stage of life who is feeling a bit stuck, please consider sharing this website with them.*

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1 comment:

  1. Ah shucks... I hope everything is better now. And that the rest of the month makes up for this bad day...