Tuesday, 2 January 2007

hello, it must be 2007

Good grief, if leaving a post up three days is what it takes to lure all you lurkers out, guess I'll be doing that again! Or else I'll be finding more pictures of squirrels...

Happy New Year, one and all!

So far, it's been 'the same as it ever was' (quote just for you, SL!) but there's a hint of promise in the air. This year B and I are going to get healthier. Not really a resolution, but it would really work....Poor B just got diagnosed with IBS (but I will NOT be talking about my husband's pooper problems - this blog has enough poop, tankyoubeddemuch!)which means a change in our diets, so why not go whole hog and start walking?

Ha! Wait until I tell HIM. This should go over big. But I'm sliding towards forty, (as is he) and I'd like to be a more elegant forty than the picture I present now.

It's raining today. Raining. In January. This is phenomenal. It's about 50 degrees, so it's still sweater weather, but the kids wore rain boots today and I'm ecstatic to not have snow.

Can you think of a nicer way to start the year?


Anonymous said...

Yes, getting healthier out of necessity here, too.
Gees, IBS is awful. Marshmallow capsules (the real herb marshmallow - not the Kraft sugar stuff!) is really beneficial to soothe IBS and help healing start.
I WISH I would've started getting healthier in my late 30's. You are smart to do it. 2 little people are depending on you to be around a long time. That's the way I'm looking at it - makes it much more worth doing!

Posybunny said...

I found getting a dog helped me to get walking. It is a little more purposeful and fends off the other dogs out there. However, I hear them barking up a storm right now, so I can't really recommend that you get a dog! Maybe borrow someone else's dog? I really do feel better now that I am in better shape.

Stomper Girl said...

Happy New Year and good luck with the getting healthier thing. I'm sliding towards 40 too and I have been shocked at how quickly I started to fatten up this Christmas! I stop dancing over the holiday break and have to be with the kids 100% so I'm getting no exercise and I swear if I were in my 20s my body would not have let itself go as quickly. Very depressing.

daysgoby said...

Mscell - I will have to look for those, thank you!

Posyb - There is some movement towards that, but that'll be a few months yet. Great suggestion tho!

Stomper - I know! I always think: Great! I'm home with the kids today! Let's go outside and run around! but it doesn't happen enough (maybe something I need to work on?) and I need to involve them, too.

Susan said...

Oh, the slide to 40! I will turn 39 in April, and I'm totally excited to start my 40th year. Because 40 is the new 30, you know.

Happy New Year!

Joke said...

There are benefits to being on this side of 40. Chief among these is wisdom. For example, I am now able to assent sagely with the notion that 40-is-the-new-30.

Still, I have yet to accrue the wisdom required to determine what the new 20 is.


Sarah Louise said...

Aw, thanks for the quote! You make me smile!!

Yes, walking is good. It's truly the only way I keep my sanity, actually.

I have stress related IBS. But I've never heard of marshmallow--thanks MsCell--isn't she a fount of knowledge?

Onward to a new year!

wordigirl said...

Good luck in getting healthier. A woman I know purchased an inexpensive pedometer. She put it on when she got dressed in the morning and didn't take it off until the end of the day. Ideally, one is supposed to take 10,000 steps a day for good aerobic health. Before dinner, if she hadn't reached her goal, she set out around the neighborhood. I'm telling you, the pounds literally FELL OFF of her! And she wasn't heavy to begin with....just out of shape and needing to shed about 10 or so. She never ran a step...just walked. It's worth a try.

daysgoby said...

Oh, I love that idea!

elena jane said...

marshmallow? i also have tummy troubles, and i need to start walking more. i don't think chasing the toddler around constitutes walking anymore ;)
good luck with the new routines!

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