Who Is Walkerlady?

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I'm the 'Lazy Quilter' who doesn't always take the time to try to achieve perfection. I prefer to enjoy the process of creating instead of agonizing over being perfect. I am 'Walker Lady' who changed my lifestyle and lost over 70 pounds in the process! I wear the hats of a Quilter, Artist, Crafter, Musician, Life Coach, Wife, and Mom, all rolled up into one unique human bean!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Figuring it out

This morning I was reading Roni's blog. She wrote something I can relate to:

"Since I sold the conference, blogging as a career is pretty much out for me and frankly I want it to be. I’m tired of the hustle. Finding sponsors is exhausting, running ads is annoying (and frankly pretty fruitless) and I’m over the constant pressure of  getting more readers — actually I’ve been over that for some time.  I, honestly, hate the “business of blogging,” always have. I just want to do what I do and share what I can without all the pressure of it having an income tied to it.
Now that I confessed that, I’m left with what?
Nothing.
Okay, that’s pretty dramatic. I have lots! I just feel lost. This motivated, energetic, goal-orientated mama is without a plan or direction and it’s really throwing me for a loop.
I’ll figure it out. I always do."
I have had these thoughts too! I am teaching yoga and working out and trying to walk more and drinking less. I have a strong possibility of an offer to teach yoga for money, but I am not sure I should make that commitment. And then what am I left with? Nothing.

I go to the weight loss support group and those folks help keep me going, but frankly I wonder why I bother sometimes. I have lost a pound or two or three and the following week, I've gained it right back.

I've made changes, one at a time, to try to figure out what might make the biggest difference in my weight. Strength training has not made the pounds drop off. Neither has walking more. The only changes noticed in drinking is that if I do not drink beer, I don't have a beer belly. The weight just stays stuck.

Roni says she will figure it out. I say that too. In the back of my mind though, there is a little voice that says, "but what if you don't this time?"

All I CAN do is something Roni introduced me to, a while back. "wycwyc". "What you can, when you can" and for now, that is enough.

In a brighter vein of thought, Dexter is still here. He is the most awesome pup! He is going for walks with me. He knows how to sit, wait, lay down, and is learning to "crawl" on his belly. He is so stinking cute!!! I am smitten.

Please have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy and indulge a bit, exercise a bit, take some time for yourself. Do a kindness towards a stranger. And as always, walk-on!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tis the Season

Abby and Dexter are decorating for the holidays. They don't want to 'hear' all the bad stuff in the world. For the next few days, they want to just enjoy the beauty of the season. That is why they are in the snow globe.
The addition of Dex in her life has meant that Abby is walking more steps than ever! Raising a puppy can be a challenge, but it sure has a LOT of rewards! Till next time, Walk-On!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Old and New

A year ago today, I had to make the very hard decision to put Ziva down. She and I had one last walk on the trail that day.

Today I took Dex for his first walk. It seemed quite fitting. Thank you Ziva, for all the miles. Thank you Dex for starting the new miles with me.

Walk On

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Oh my, life can be ..... well it just can BE!

I had a most amazing Thanksgiving. All my kids were home for the holiday. I hadn't seen my oldest son in over three years! All of us hadn't been together for Thanksgiving in over ten years. It was a wonderful visit, and was way too short. But all was good and I am STILL basking in the memories of the day.

In other news, after driving myself and my family nutso regarding the search for a dog, I finally found one! As of this writing I am thinking of calling him Dexter, Dex for short.  He is an airedale and lab mix as far as we know.
Soon I should be walking the trails again, with my new companion.
Till next time, walk on my dears, walk on!


Sunday, November 08, 2015

How did I miss October?

I had a birthday, shortly before Halloween. I bought a car for myself and I love it!
I am still teaching yoga classes and might be doing it for money next year.
I am still strength training, twice a week, with a trainer.
I have nine tabs open on my computer right now.
I am embracing the fact that I am obsessive and working on how to make that work FOR me, instead of AGAINST me.
I have not really gained or lost weight. I am still teaching others how to live a healthier life. I AM living a healthier life. Just because I am not at the weight I want to be at, doesn't mean I am a failure.

Abby is looking at all the local shelters in hopes of finding a new walking partner. Ziva left some big paws to be filled!

Till next time, walk-on!