I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Exercise Incentive - Update

For my birthday, I asked for, and received, these Wii "games."

This morning, I set up my "profile." The exercise workouts are supposedly designed to meet my fitness level and desired plan. Or something. So it had me measuring my waist, arms, legs, chest and so forth. It had me measure my resting pulse and active pulse rate. (I had to do two minutes of jumping jacks, and dear god am I out of shape!) Ultimately it suggested a focus on upper body strength to help with balance and posture (makes sense for me with my neck pain and all that) and a recommended workout schedule for the week. My dear hubby has offered to do the workout with me, which is a great motivator. We will start today, hopefully. Usually by day's end I'm so tired I lose my motivation, but I look forward to starting, so we'll see.  I think I am going to set up a daily check list for myself. Just another motivating doohickey to help me along my path. Here's to better health! (clink)

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