Always Advancing

Photo by Omoare Olaseni on Pexels.com

These last few weeks have been a crazy time for many of us who invest in cryptocurrency. I decided to invest some of my income tax money into my Robinhood acct, and it paid off. So let me start with the updates!!

Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com

I am feeling spectacular since my weight is going back down. I have started back mowing the lawn! Yes, I can do the yard again because my knee doesn’t hurt anymore. I have managed to stay active, and I started back playing ARK. I purchased my server. It funny, I’m jumping in bed like a little kid when I lay down at night because I can!!!! So, yes, I am feeling good! Activity is the key, stay active, and you will stay young.

Now, on the topic of cryptocurrency!! I am trying to get my daughter into it because I feel like we are standing on the edge of something earthshattering; when it comes to our financial future. I sent her some money and told her to invest it in crypto. At this point, I do not invest large sums of money because I am conservative with my money.

I have over 15k shares of Dogecoin which means if it goes up, I will make money. If Dogecoin were to hit at least 50 bucks, I would have over half a million dollars. So, I am no financial advisor, but if investing 1200 dollars gives me a chance to get almost half a million bucks at 50 dollars per coin, I am not selling. If there is even a grain of a shot, I want to explore it. My dream would be to see Dogecoin reach about 100 bucks per coin because it would make me a millionaire. Right now, I am just patiently waiting and hoping that just maybe 1200 dollars turned out to be the start of something mind-blowing.

I started with 1200 invested in Doge and now I quadrupled that! So, I am a happy little camper! So, that’s me in a nutshell! I am always trying to better myself inside and out. We should be always be in the habit of doing things that produce positive outcomes for us and those around us. Please understand that I am only telling you what’s going on in my world, not insisting that you follow my path. Investing is tricky and if you want to do it, find someone educated in cryptocurrency to give you the whole story.

“Habit is a powerful means of advancement, and the habit of eternal vigilance and diligence, rarely fails to bring a substantial reward.” ~ Lewis Howard Latimer

Listen To Your Body

Photo by Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com

Weight is a tricky subject for many people. However, we live in a time that requires us to pay close attention to our health due to a disease that targets overweight individuals. Before COVID-19, diabetes and heart disease were some of the main hindrances to being overweight. While they were often associated with people in the obesity realm, they were at least controllable.

However, after COVID-19 happened, all bets were off. Over the past five months, I have noticed a new affliction appear within my body. My knees have started to ache. At first, I thought it was due to the bed we were sleeping in or an old injury. So, I purchased a new rail and a new treadmill last week. My knee feels better! They feel a lot better after working out. On the nights that I didn’t workout my knees felt a degree of pain that caused me issues throughout the day.

https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/fitness/a26828/myths-about-knee-pain-and-exercise/

I think something was happening to my joints. I have gained about 40 extra pounds over the past year, and the weight has started to hinder my mobility. I didn’t know just how bad things were until I started working out again. It shocked me and scared me when I couldn’t even walk a lap the first time I got on my treadmill.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

I used to swim, and when I wasn’t swimming, I would walk often. So, to get on a treadmill and not be able to walk a lap was terrifying. I continued working out, and now I am almost at a mile. I have been thinking a lot about goals and trying to figure out what mine should be. I do not have a number in mind, but I do have a couple of other things in mind.

I want to wear my favorite PJ bottoms, and I want to be able to walk two to three miles again every day. I would love to see my thighs get smaller and see my butt get slimmer. I am your typical hourglass shape, so it seems like most of my weight focus on two areas. I have never really had a lot of trouble when it comes to working out. Perhaps, this is why I freaked out about not being able to walk a lap.

We need to start listening to our bodies. Your body gives off indicators that something needs attention. In many ways, aches and pains are the engine lights that pop up inside us to warn us of upcoming issues. I used to ask my husband if he thought I was gaining weight or too much weight, and of course, he would say no. Inside I knew the answer, but I didn’t want to deal with the issue.

I welcomed his words of flattery to place a bandage on my pride. I would get the typical loving husband answer that went something like, You look beautiful no matter what, or whatever you do, keep the butt. It was all I needed to continue our foodie escapades and excuse for not working out. After my knees started hurting, there was no way around hiding from my demons.

Finally, it hit me that this new me was not me I wanted to be. I don’t want to be a prisoner to my body, so working out was the only option. I went out and got myself a pair of good exercising shoes and arm weights to go with my treadmill. I guess I learned a hard lesson the voice I needed to hear was the voice inside. Listen to your body, and take care of it before it’s too late.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

It IS ALl In The Bed!

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com

For almost a month, I have been feeling like raw meat in the energy department. My knees have been killing me for three months, so I decided to try something new. I noticed that my bed was dropping. One of the little leg holders had fallen off the rail leg that keeps the box spring up. I have had two missing for a while, so I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.

Finally, I was like something has to give because I couldn’t get comfortable at all. No matter which way I turned, my knees continued to hurt. I thought it was just the results of an injury I received in 2007. However, I figured something out last night. I purchased a new treadmill and rail for my bed.

Last night before I went to sleep, I worked out, and I went to sleep on my bed after we replaced the railing. I also put an extra memory foam padding on top of my mattress, so it is like, I have two mattresses. Anyway, this morning I would up and felt like a fairy had sprinkled some miracle healing brew on my body.

My knees felt great, and I had so much energy. So, I am feeling optimistic. I am also trying to get healthier. Today I started a new diet to go with my new workout routine. I started the day with a breakfast sandwich with 495 calories and a cup of fruit. I also got a tall cup of coffee from Panera Bread. I am trying to watch my calorie intake. I haven’t drunk any water yet, but I will after I finish this posting.

So, now I am about to go with my daughter to get a new carpet for the computer room. I will keep you posted about the rest of my diet. PS. I am not getting a scale. I do not know my weight because the number isn’t important to me. What I find important is the performance I am looking to get out of being healthier.

I equate a lot of things with sexuality. So, for me, healthier is being able to do the things I want to do with ease. It is about looking in the mirror and saying, yeah, I turn me on! So, once I see those results, I will know I am where I want to be.