Last week I mentioned I was going to be starting to use the Fitness complex at the college--well I stuck to the plan. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, was 20 min of cardio and 25 minutes with weights. There are (40) different pieces of fabulous nautilus equipment to chose from, as well as (2) floors of all the latest in cardio machines, a terrific pool, indoor and outdoor tracks and a rock climbing wall (think I'll skip that).
From someone who has not done anything other than walking for exercise, I learned that my leg muscles are surprisingly strong, as I could press 80lbs on my first day. My upper body strength is very weak though, as on several pieces of equipment, I could not lift more than 20 lbs and that was a struggle. So little by little, I hope to get stronger in my arms. I also walk for (30) minutes on Monday through Friday unless it is raining. I think I am getting into it, so give me another week or two and my 50+ body should look like this......
Well, something like this would be nice!
Okay, now for some bookish stuff. I read ROOM and it is terrific - be sure not to miss this one. I also finished the audiobook : I Thought You Were Dead; Pete Nelson (which I Loved). Mr. Peanut was a weird book - (no review yet).
I've also been listening to The Nobodies Album and Pillars of the Earth, and enjoying them both, and still working on Fall of Giants (about 300 more pages left of the 900+) --it is fabulous though.
Do have any plans for today? I am closet cleaning. Flipping through my (2) favorite magazines: Real Simpleand O, I've decided to weed my closet, and to keep only basic, classic pieces for work and casual wear.
The thing is, I have most of the pieces I need: several pair of good jeans, black, navy, gray and brown dress slacks, several white, black and pastel shirts, lovely sweaters, plenty of jerseys and tees, leather
books BOOTS (LOL), good casual shoes, belts, coats and jackets. Oh, and now exercise clothes too! It's just that there is so much other stuff crammed in my "closets", that I have not worn in several years. I am saying goodbye to those pieces once and for all.
Do you still have.....the outfits you wore to weddings that happened 5-10 years ago? How about the favorite jeans that are (2) sizes too small (from 10 years ago), but you just might get into again if you really, really try right? I even have new and like new shoes that I bought (5+) years ago and never wore...out those go too, maybe someone who doesn't mind sore feet will enjoy them.
Have a great week everyone!
(off to tackle the closets)