Friday, January 9, 2009

Fitness Friday: The I Feel Good Edition

I hope you all had a great first week post-holidays! It was nice to get back on a normal schedule. Let's remember to pray for each other during the week!

Things that make me feel good:

1. Not drinking very much Coke. When I drink a lot of tea and water, I feel lighter. I do enjoy a Coke sometimes, but when I drink them too much I feel icky.

2. Serving fruits and vegetables to my family. It's more fun doing something together and I'm glad when we are all eating good things at the table together.

3. Sleeping. I don't have much trouble with this as I don't really have to get up at a certain time. If I went to bed late, I can make up for it in the morning. But when I toss and turn or the girls wake me up a lot in the night---oh boy do I feel horrible the next day!

4. Stretching. I'm not a fan of all the cardiovascular stuff, but I LOVE stretching. I forget to do it and I get "stove up". (Does anyone know that phrase?) I can feel my knees hurting and it's because I need to stretch my hamstrings. Even if you don't have time to "work out", stretching can make you feel good!

5. Looking nice. When I am dressed in comfortable, but not sloppy clothes...with hair fixed, make-up and body spray on, toenails polished, etc. I FEEL GOOD! Dragging on jeans, tennis shoes, and an old grey t-shirt with a ponytail in my hair day after day does NOT make me feel good. It calls to me....but it doesn't make me feel good.

6. Having a clean, picked-up house. Probably NOTHING makes me happier and more content.
It's called peace. Everything is better when the house is good.

7. Spending time with my husband. Enough said.

I have to measure tomorrow although I'm not expecting much of a change. It was my birthday last weekend and I'm not sure this week has been full of excellent choices.

Which is why I'm going to bed now. Happy Friday everyone!


  1. I forgot about how happy a clean house makes me. I need to add that one to my list!!!

  2. Yes, I agree with you on the clean house. I have one right now and it is my earnest desire to keep it that way (for the most part) this year.

    Of course that means continuing to declutter and not replacing the old clutter with new!

  3. That birthday thing almost got right by me! 38?

    Happy birthday, bloggy buddy! Have a happy, healthy year.

  4. Adding to your Happy Birthday wishes & agreeing w/ the others to add clean house to my list. This assignment was tougher than I thought it would be & gave me something to think about. It's good to be back.

  5. Great list, Brenda!! And, uh, no. I don't know what "stove up" means. :)

  6. Great topic, Brenda. It really made me think about some things. I also agree with your item of looking nice. I didn't think to add that to my list, but I feel much better on the days that I take the time to dress well, so my hair and make-up, and take some time to do something for me. I should have had that one on my list, too!

  7. Clean house and lookin' good--yes!!

    What is "stove up?"

  8. OK--here it is for those of you who don't have Southern, country relatives or "kin" as well call 'em!

  9. Nope Brenda i was born and raised in this hear great southern state and i aint nevah heard that paricululah phrase sponkin befor!

    wow its hard to write with an accent...

  10. Phew! I got my FF post up, and it's still Friday! :-)

    Random bit of trivia: In middle school, we had "Fitness Friday" every week during PE, which involved a lot of running and I made a t-shirt that said "I survived Fitness Friday!"

  11. "stove up"?...never heard that before! I love your list! I too thrive in a clean house and in time with my husband. Thanks for a refreshing positive post topic this week :)

  12. Happy belated birthday!

    I love a clean, picked up house too, which I forgot to mention in my post,but I guess even though I didn't spell it out, it is included in my procrastination paragraph. LOL

    I may not yet be where I want to be, but I'm not where I was either. I love the card I just picked up for a friend. It has a picture of a turtle slowly plodding along on the front, and the wording is--"It's not the speed that matters. It's the getting there that counts."

  13. Great post! (As usual)

    So, when are we seeing you on video again since you have the new toy?? Hmm??

    I liked that. :0)

  14. great topic Brenda! As I was doing my list, I found that it could become endless...I may have to do my own personal long list as a refresher on downer days, eh?
    Blessings, Sheri

  15. What happened to all the links??

  16. I'm here...late again, but I'm here.

    Is there some cute, Southern, folksy phrase for "never on time?" Which indicentally, is very unlike me. I'm the Punctuality Geek in our household, but once you read my post I'm sure you'll understand why I'm late this time, at least! I'm glad to be back--I've missed everyone!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)