I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In

Well, it’s finally happening again.

What, you say? I just started exercising again after unnumbered years of nothing. I used to be quite active and at one point even toyed with the idea of opening my own aerobics studio.

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Why am I bringing this up now? I suppose it’s because I know me since I’ve gotten older (much). I start out with a bang and then fizzle out. Well, this time I’m hoping that by putting it out there, my blogger friends will not let me get away with the old fizzle! Yep, I’m counting on you guys to keep me motivated and accountable!

You see, I read something a while back that really struck a chord with me.  I got a book from the library titled The Daniel Plan by Pastor Rick Warren.  Some of you may have heard of him.  In this book he talks about how our bodies are a gift from God.  Now, I’ve known that.  But I suppose I never really let it sink in.  It is a GIFT.  And what am I doing with this gift? I have not been eating as well as I could, I definitely have not been exercising. I haven’t actually been abusing it as I don’t smoke or drink alcohol. But I’ve been sitting in front of a computer from sunup to past sundown day in and day out and it’s not healthy. My father lost his health when he was older. The one thing he always said to me was, “Honey, always remember, if you have your health, you have everything.” I must admit that I am one who has been so very blessed in that arena. And I realized that I need to really start showing my appreciation for this gift and start taking care of it.

There are definitely pros and cons to getting older.  We all know the cons of aging. But one of the perks I’ve received is Silver Sneakers with my Medicare. (Yes, I’m that old!) But it’s wonderful. I can now afford a gym membership (FREE). The past couple of weeks I have joined and attended both Curves and the YMCA. And yesterday I attended my first 50 minute Zumba class (which seems to me to be dance aerobics) and I finished it!  But, oh, momma, my muscles are sore! And I’m loving it!

So, now it’s out there. Wish me luck! Here’s a little music that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I started this. It’s from my youth! Hope you enjoy!

 

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For You at Easter

Sending wishes to everyone for a happy, safe and blessed Easter this beautiful Sunday.

“Our Savior lived again. The most glorious, comforting, and reassuring of all events of human history had taken place—the victory over death. The pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary had been wiped away. The salvation of mankind had been secured. The Fall of Adam had been reclaimed. The empty tomb that first Easter morning was the answer to Job’s question, ‘If a man die, shall he live again?’ To all within the sound of my voice, I declare, If a man die, he shall live again. We know, for we have the light of revealed truth.”

President Thomas S. Monson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 

Source: LDS.org

Source: LDS.org

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Round

Once a week Sue dips into her old English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.

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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Macro

Sally of Lens and Pens says:  Macro is a walk through a plot to catch the audience by surprise. It’s a story that visually tantalizes with unexpected splendor in the miniscule. But small does not always aim to please. Truly, it’s a challenger’s challenge.

I think of my contributions as sort of macro! One of these days I’ll invest in a macro lens for my iPhone5. The photo of Nicky has only been cropped. The flower was edited in Snapseed.

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Blue Monday – Horse Power

Here is the challenge: Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it’s blue. This is a new one for me so I thought I’d jump right in! Hope you enjoy!

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Silent Sunday – Serenity Interrupted

  All photos taken at Lake Apopka, Winter Garden, FL with my iPhone5. They are unedited.

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  The beauty of the surroundings was interrupted only by the ear-splitting, unmuffled, open exhaust sounds of the airboat traveling 70 miles per hour…!

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