As I was smiling and moving to some fun music this morning at Jazzercise, it crossed my mind that it was just the right place for me to be and that getting back to basics really does make me happy.
I'm at my best when I have a plan. I grew up with my life being very regimented. I thought that after high school I would probably join the military and make a career of that. It was a different time and there was no danger of a woman being sent to a war zone. I might have been sent to Germany or another country to work in an office. I knew a young lady who had joined the Coast Guard and I liked her uniform. Yeah, that was a silly reason to join but as luck would have it, I got married right out of high school and I did not pursue the option of joining the military.
I'm a list maker. Marking things off my list gives me a sense of satisfaction. Tracking my food each day is a kind of list. It is by far the easiest thing I do to try to stay healthy. On the other hand, the hardest thing for me is getting the exercise done. For instance, I went to an exercise class on Monday, the 5th of November and since then I've only gone for three walks until today. Excuses abound. None are worth mentioning. Sigh.
I'm having a pretty good eye day today. I can never tell if I do something to make things better or if it just happens. I've researched to see if there are foods that might make the eye problem worse. One article said to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables and lean protein. Then it said not to eat tomatoes. Why? is what I want to know.