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!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Waltzing Matilda

Around January 12th, I blew all my goals/resolutions out of the water! I did it in style. I did it. I did not do the real goal setting work that needs to be done to insure successful goal achievement! Bad me. Bad, bad, bad!
What have I done? Well, I have cut WAY back on the wine, quite successfully, I might add. I am actually very proud of myself on that front. I also DID inquire about a trainer. I can't swing $25 an hour though, so that isn't going to work. And I have purposely stayed more active, but I have not been timing it to be sure I am doing at least ten minutes at a time. 
I changed my eating habits, going back to something that is more comfortable for me, to deal with, yet is quite effective. It works as a lifestyle change, not a diet, but I am not ready to share it with you yet. This is me, figuring out what my personal maintenance plan will be. I am enthusiastic about the results so far, and about this being what my new lifestyle will evolve to.

I am hoping to not get the winter blues. I often do suffer from it, usually about February. I think it coincides with the lack of sunlight exposure. I try to remember to step outside at least a little bit, each day, so I can keep the blues from becoming overwhelming.
Moving forward I am looking to a new year that is full of answers to what my life will be like, going into the future.
  
I shall keep you posted on my progress!
Recently a documentary has been making the rounds in our area. "Forks Over Knives" discusses the benefits of a plant based diet. If you see the movie, be sure to see some of the comments or reviews about it too. One review that I especially like is found at Raw Food SOS.

That's the latest from these parts. Oh, wait! You might want to know why the title of this posting is "Waltzing Matilda"! This refers to a breathing technique that I have had some success with for de-stressing and for falling back asleep when I wake up at zero-dark-thirty in the mornings. Like the Waltz step, the breathing technique goes 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4. Breath in for a count of four, hold for a count of four, exhale for a count of four, and hold for a count of four. It takes a little practice to get the timing smooth and correct for your personal lung capacity, but it really works well!

Now, that is it for today. Hope you are all Walking-On!

2 comments:

Sherri D said...

Just FYI, "Forks over Knives" is also available on Netflix

thequiltingdoberman said...

I have heard of Forks over Knives, but not sure if I have seen it. I can't remember now. Anyway, I like breathing technique! I will have to try that one myself. Glad your year is off to such a strong start.