Last week several different people asked me “How long has it been?”
Wow, how long has it been since a headache… that wasn’t a headache changed my life?! [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2015/04/08/two-years-ago/ ]
After consulting with Jeff and the others, I realized that THE three year”mark” was approaching. I started wondering, had I created a list of things to do, no, NOT a bucket list, just, “things” I’d like to do… maybe “be able to do again.”
Knowing me, “the keeper of lists,” I figured I had one… somewhere…. took a bit of thinking about “if I had a list, where would I put it” but VIOLA!
I found this list of things… just notes and thoughts that I had taken the time to jot down a year ago (and then I have clearly promptly forgotten about).
Looking at my list: I’m pleased that I was able to “do again” some things that the “stroke” part of the clot has made difficult… for example, for our anniversary, Jeff and I went camping AND went hiking around a bit. [the old ‘in shape me’ could’ve hiked/biked/ran/climb anytime-anywhere-anything ] Jeff ended up carrying my pack at the end, but some hiking was done by me!
I still cannot do 10 push-ups.
[I hear ya, rolling your eyes… I DO TO … KNOW … HOW … to do push-ups! Real push-ups, the correct way! In a former life, I took both “Fitness & Conditioning” AND “Running” at A&M … FOR A GRADE… because I knew it’d be easy A’s]
BUT, I guess I didn’t realize I had written push-ups down … sometimes my left arm and/or brain won’t let me do ANY push-ups. BUT, I have gone from ZERO to 9… on my knees. They are proper form, but I still need the knees to brace my neck. NO WHERE NEAR the world of “A&M for a grade” but on the flip side it’s NO WHERE NEAR the “ZERO cuz I had a stroke”… so YAY me, I can do NINE push-ups on my knees and I am thrilled!
but I have “mostly” reached my goal of getting healthy/in-shape. There are so many health/workout “plans” or thoughts or suggestions to follow so I kinda just followed them ALL: for my gender/height/age I reached healthy weight; BMI; Sleep; BP; lean vs. fat; body fat%; and strength training. I have a teensy more to go on body fat%, BUT still a ways to go on strength & I’ve about gave up on sleep, but everything else is SPOT ON! [yes, this means if you saw me this summer, I’ve lost weight & gotten in shape] I didn’t realize my list had been so specific last year 😉 good thing I like lists because I kept pretty good records of everything I have done this year!
No fishing was done by me….. that will NEED to be remedied!
I’m pleased to say, Many of my other notes, I can cross off!
And my “KEEP IN TOUCH” will always be! Needs to be better… I could use some help with this one… hint, hint!
I am so thankful for each of you. for everyday that has been given me. I appreciate your thoughts and your prayers. And YES, you can TXT me and “Words with Friends” etc etc. Holler if you need my info!
Love and cherish all ya’ll!!