Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 396

~ Happy New Year's Eve

~ Good friends

~ Warm blankets

~ New clothes, books, and music

~ Self-moving lawn ornaments

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ready for the New Year?

King George VI quoted from the poem "God Knows" by Minnie Louise Haskins, in his 1939 Christmas broadcast. The first few lines are the most famous portion. However, I found the poem as a whole inspiring and apropos for the New Year. Written in 1908, it was privately published in 1912. I looked for copyright information specific to this poem and couldn't find anything. I'd rather error on the side of the author. Since the first portion has been widely used, it's all I'm sharing here. I'd encourage looking up the poem as a whole. It's beautiful.

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”


Friday, December 29, 2017

TBR

96. Unbeatable Mind: Forge resiliency and mental toughness to succeed at an elite level by Mark Divine nonfiction. I am not a viable candidate for SEALfit training. My ankles, knees, and back are a mess. I'm almost 100 lb overweight. None of the means I can't find value in Coach Divine's lessons. No, I can't do the 1,000 pushups, etc, every day. I can't do that many in a week. I can't do them at all. After I messed up my arm, I'm proud of being able to do 10 against the wall, 6 days a week. This is a book I wish I'd read as a teenager when I was struggling to learn how to set goals. Never too late. 2018 I'm going to endeavor to integrate what I'm learning.

97. A Husband for Christmas: Halsey Homecoming by Paty Jager Western romance novella.

98. How to Screw Up Five Lives in One Easy Lesson by L.M. Steen contemporary romance. I met L.M. Steen on social media and decided to try one of her books. It isn't typical. I laughed. I'll be reading more of her books.

99. How to Change Someone's Mind by Mike Slater a short book that's really about being a better person. Worth the read. Glad I bought it.

100. Picturing Christmas: A Novella by Jason F. Wright fiction.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

REAL Week 439

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

22: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

23: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

24: Rest.

25: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

26: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

27: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

28: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor. Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Follow Up 28 Dec

How'd I do?

Walk ~ Done

Errands ~ Some done. Some canceled. 

PT ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Work on Christmas Lost ~ Edited a few pages

Pull my head together ~ No longer feeling like I'm falling apart but nowhere near together.

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm, and we are currently at hurricane gale force winds in the emotion department.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

Walk

Errands

PT

Read

Work on Christmas Lost

Pull my head together

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm, and we are currently at hurricane gale force winds in the emotion department.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 395

~ Happy Christmas Eve

~ A Star

~ A Babe in a manager, my Savior and King

~ Angels singing

~ Shepards and Wise Men seek Him still


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

REAL Week 438

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

15: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

16: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

17: Rest.

18: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

19: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

20: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

21: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor. Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: