Monday, July 27, 2015

Having Fun One Day at a Time

Another week is in the books. This was one in which the fun meter was off the charts! When it comes to things I value in life, fun is way up there.

I wish I could tell you all about my workouts but sadly, there weren't any. My elbow starting hurting really bad early in the week, so much that I could barely bend it by Thursday. So I made an appointment to see my doctor, she diagnosed golfer's elbow. Huh? Well, there was that one time I went to the driving range a couple months ago, I bet that did it! LOL, ok, probably not.

More likely to blame is my intermittent gym visits. She explained that tendons weaken faster than muscles and so while I can go to the gym once a week and still have the muscle to lift weights, my tendons are not so happy with that model of exercise. Bottom line, I have to rest the elbow until the pain is completely gone. Of course, that doesn't mean I can't run, I have no good excuse for that, other than being too busy having fun! what have I been up to? I'll share some bits and pieces from last week in a somewhat random order...starting with one of my lunches.

@ the cafe at work
And here's a necklace I saw and had to have. The inscription underneath says "No matter where you go, there you are."

Here I am
On Wednesday I took the morning off to finally go to Spirit Rock, a meditation retreat center. I sat for a 45 minute meditation and then listened to what they call a Dharma talk, covering the Buddha's teachings, a model of natural mental health and well-being. I believe meditation is an important piece of my journey to allow for the peace, calm, love and joy that is within me to blossom and thrive.

If there's a heaven, I bet it looks like this.

A big thank you to my friend Katie for nudging me out there. Speaking of Katie...a pic of her and I taking in the music scene this past week.

Lots of music this week. And a bit of alcohol too. On Saturday night I went out with a group of ladies to celebrate Nahla's birthday. We danced the night away. I had pizza and french fries for dinner. Don't hate me.

I love the smiles! Happy birthday Nahla!
I ate and drank, but not too much. And I think I danced enough to at least balance out some of the calories. In fact, maybe dancing was my exercise this week, lord knows I did a lot of it.

I closed out the week with a visit yesterday to see my brother, which was WAY overdue. We talked for a couple hours, catching up on all that is for both of us. And then I had a visit with one of my true besties, Joy, who I don't get to see as often as I'd like. We did a lot of catching up as well while she fed me sorbet and cookies. Love her.

And now it's Monday...I won't make any proclamation about what I'll do in the exercise department this week. For now, I'm taking it one day at a time.