Here it is, Tuesday. The temperature where I live is expected to be in the low 90s. This doesn’t bother me at all as I see it as a great way to heat up my pool naturally…especially important since we do not have a heater for our pool. Today, after training with my morning client, I do plan on getting in my swim. I am increasing the number of laps much more rapidly this summer, than I did last, partly thanks to muscle memory and partly because last year I actually became a much more efficient swimmer. Now I am trying for about 25 laps on heavier work days and at least 30 on the days that are easy or no work days. The water feels so good on my land exercise beaten body and so good for my head as there is something about being beneath sound that is very meditative.
Speaking of meditation, yesterday, Dr. Oz was all about stress. The episode was called The Great American Stress test. I knew a little about it as my sister and her friends went to the taping a couple of weeks ago. It was fun to watch her in the audience while I got in my daily dose in the land of Oz. One of the people speaking about how to manage stress suggested we all need a sounding board. Girlfriends seem to know this and do it naturally. Men and their friends, not as much. A great point was made by Dr. Oz though, when he suggested this is one of the reasons meditation is so important…it gives us the opportunity to get some things out that we are storing, so even if you don’t feel you have a great sounding board, trust YOURSELF! Listen in. People have the idea that a good meditation means you never think…but in actuality, thoughts come and go naturally, just as an ocean has waves. They come …they go. Allowing our thoughts to air and then returning to the present is a perfect meditation, for any meditation, and all meditations are perfect ones.
I have entered a 30 day blog challenge. I wish I knew exactly what that means, but I somehow just followed some prompts and entered myself. 30 entries in 30 days. This I do anyway, so it seemed like a no-brainer. Now I see that each entry has to be at least 100 words and it was the entire month of April. Most of my blogs are well over 100 words, but I may need to go back and fluff up one or two that were not. While my readership has definitely increased over the months and months of blogging, this challenge seems like a good way to get some new readers. Spreading the word about my blog might help. I think a relatively easy way to do that might be if once and a while you find something on here of value and spread it! Since I post quotes almost every Sunday, if you would be kind enough to occasionally re-post on your Facebook page, or tweet, that would be so appreciated…or maybe a recipe or whatever it is that you would feel comfortable re-posting. Yesterday’s post was a good one to share. I say that because it was written by someone else and was a great study on human behavior and a reminder to SLOW DOWN. In any event, I NEVER want to “sell” myself to anyone, so always do whatever YOU are comfortable with. I do have a twitter account, and I understand from Kyle that my daily posts automatically get tweeted…I love writing and sharing info. I am NOT tech savvy and that is frustrating, but I think this might be a great way to learn. Learning new things is great for the mind and memory, so it’s all good! Thanks Kyle for your patience and help!!!!
I know that quite a few of you are dealing with personal injuries and illnesses and others are taking care of loved ones dealing with the same. I just want to let you all know that my thoughts are with you and I wish you PEACE in your bodies, minds and hearts.
The adorableness of my grand-kitty, Roxy, laying in front of the screen being extra adorable is making it rather hard for me to concentrate and type this morning. Time is up and I am out!!! See you at the gym, on the street, or right back here tomorrow morning. BL tonight! Have a great day.