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Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2005
Twist and Shout and Rock and Birthday Party

Until last night I figured yoga was "zen" exercise - you know, excercise without the actual effort. My muscles are telling me otherwise this morning.

I will say this: while the muscles were twisted, knotted, strained and tugged during the session, overall this morning I feel physically better than I have in a long time. Still got the hurt going with the ulcer-wannabe but that's been addressed, too. The meds should be in my purse as of lunchtime today.

I am the absolute world's worst about exercising. I have a bike sitting in my shed, both tires flat, the seat busted so that it does a complete 180 at the slightest touch, its frame graced with a full veil of spider webs. (The spiders are pervasive here, though all I'm seeing is webs - haven't seen an actual spider yet.) I enjoy riding, and the weather has been absolutely perfect and is about to get better. If there's a bike shop in town I think I'm going to see about getting it fixed, though. This Saturday the temperature is only supposed to hit 72º Fahrenheit - perfect weather for a bike excursion.

Walking is another good alternative and I might haul my lazy butt out and hike Diamond Point - making sure I have my keys in hand!!! It's about a fifteen minute drive from here to the turnoff to drive up the mountainside, and another five to ten minutes up the side of the mountain.

There's also a lapidary show in town this weekend, and I'm expected at a birthday party Saturday for a little girl who's turning four. The munchkin who rode with us to Globe specifically invited me to her party so I pretty much gotta go. She's a sweetie and I'd nearly forgotten - will have to find her something cute for her birthday. I'll have to ask her grandma whether she needs toys or clothes or what. (The grandma in question has already pegged me to go with her to the gem and mineral show, which I'd planned to visit anyway.)

Come to think of it, with all of that in mind, getting in exercise (at least in terms of walking) won't be a problem this weekend!

The yoga will be an ongoing thing, though - I already paid for classes for the month and hope to continue indefinitely. If I get to the point that performing the exercises is second nature, and to the point that DOING them is second nature, maybe that'll change.

With a quick nod to my last entry, while I'd really like to think about gastric bypass surgery because I know it works, there's almost no chance that I will go there. There are a couple of significant reasons. For one thing, you've got to be a minimum of 100 lbs. overweight before they'll even consider you for the surgery. I'm big, but not that big (though a couple of years ago I was.) Second, the surgery would require at least a month off to recover, with six weeks preferred. There's absolutely no way I can take off for a month. Ain't gonna happen, no way, no how.

It's time to sign off - I've got a couple of guests coming in for an interview this morning and I've got to get back to work.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )