I’m always looking for ways to get more exercise because I tend to be very sedentary. That’s okay for young people, but I’m slowly learning that doesn’t work out so well as you grow older. When I started back in my garden in September, my back ached just walking out to the garden. It’s several hundred feet from my front door, and even longer from the back door. For months my back spasmed and ached. But I noticed when six months of steady work had passed (2-3 days each week) my back stopped hurting.
Now I can go out there and dig or do just about whatever I need to do. I’m not in “perfect” shape by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to help Big A stay in shape, too. We are fortunate enough to own a Wii. AJ and I started having bowling tournaments using Wii Sports a few nights ago, and I found a Wii fitness section, where you can test your Wii Fitness age. The game takes your stamina, balance and speed into consideration and scores your “age”. The first day I was 56. The next day I was 51. Yesterday I was 62! Today I was 36! Whoot! I’m getting better at video games!
I can feel that I’m getting a pretty good workout over most of my body. Big A and I had a bowling tournament this morning, then we boxed each other. That was hilarious, since I can’t really figure out how to take a swing. He got a big kick out of knocking me out three times! Then we played 3 rounds of golf. I actually worked up a sweat!
We’re also trying to find ways to eat more healthy – we could all stand to lose some weight, some of us more than others. Our entire family is affected by too many simple carbohydrates; so we’re trying to limit carbs. One thing that seems to be helping a lot is to have a limited amount of a “starchy” vegetable, like maybe 1/2 cup serving, and either a nice sized salad, or another vegetable that isn’t starchy.
It’s a challenge to allow Big A his independence (he is a MAN after all – one of his most frequent sayings is “Mom, I’m a MAN”), yet help him limit his food intake. AJ had an idea this morning that divided tv trays might be helpful, since we could put together meals and freeze them so that Big A could choose from a selection. So I’ve been looking around the ‘net this morning for divided plates. I would rather not use aluminum, or paper, but something that can be used again and again.
Both appear to be oven safe. We don’t use a microwave here, we use a toaster oven to reheat foods. The BIA Cordon Bleu might not fit into our current toaster oven. Hmmm… I think I’m going to visit some local restaurant supplies and see what they have in the way of freezer safe, oven safe divided plates.
So what you are up to on this fine Sunday morning? Actually I hope you are reading this on Monday morning, and are not spending this lovely day on the ‘net like another person I know.
Have a beautiful day!