Tiny Steps of Hope
Some tiny steps of hope that I’m feeling today…
Okay so maybe not so “Happy” the way our week has been going… but it sounds good doesn’t it?
I got outside for a few minutes this morning and recorded a quick video as I walked around barefoot in the grass looking at my sad little garden setup for my roses. But I am feeling hopeful this year because I am not facing surgery.
I hurt but not like I did. I will figure out where this systemic hurt is coming from, but there is not a hernia or another surgery in my future like I was looking at exactly one year ago.
I am hopeful because…
- I know my core is stronger today than it was a year ago.
- I can almost do a squat without hurting.
- I know I should be able to help in the garden this year, hence my walk to check on my rose bushes this morning.
- and despite having just spent over an hour on the phone with Kindle support, I might have the tablet for my youngest fixed so she can use it.
I am also probably feeling just a little better because my husband’s semester is ending this week and although the days are filling up fast already with plans, he will be home most nights, and that is not the case during the semester.
Despite the fact the consistent realtor notifications keep showing me houses that will not work for us, I am getting strong enough to think about the fact that maybe I should just stop looking instead of continuing to get depressed about not being able to move right now. That post is written but needs some editing since it was written in a very emotional state. 🙂 But let’s just say that moving is not as easy as it seems it should be.
Resilient to Renew
Last year my word seemed to be resilient. Like my orchid, I was being persistent and I wasn’t going to break. There are times in this last year that resiliency has certainly felt tested.
Lately the word Renew has come to mind and I like how that feels for this year.
The sun is actually shining. My cherry tree might actually bloom in the next week, and my orchid is reblooming.
Our School Year
I’m starting to feel like I can get back to the schooling that I wanted to do with the girls. Rather than what we got into as we existed in survival mode these last few years.
I’m looking at a new curriculum for the fall with my girls and completely changing our studies around.
It is hard to focus though on finishing something for this year when I only want to focus on where I want to go. When homeschooling sales start coming out it gets hard to concentrate at this time of year.
But that happens with our bodies too doesn’t it?
We know where we want to go and sometimes and we see the pretty, we see the hope and we have to try to not lose sight of the small tiny steps that it takes to get there. Or we get tired of all those steps.
But today I’m doing okay. I know listening to my body is important. I know that the small workouts and small routines I do with Fit2B are ultimately going to get me down that road.
Today is the last day of the surprise sale, and there won’t be another sale until October. So if you see this and know you need to take some small steps and have a safe place to do that, click on over and get your Fit2B Membership at 25% off through tonight.
If you forgot things for mother’s day you can go here and there are some excellent ideas! I have had some exercise equipment on my wish list for a bit, including this this bolster…
But there are other pieces of equipment listed here if you are looking for some more suggestions. I started with sneakers after handing down my previous ones that didn’t work to my oldest at 12 years old. Maybe this will be the next step in gathering my exercise equipment that I can use here at home.
The beauty of all of this is I’m starting to feel renewed, and that is a very good thing.