Health & Exercise

Thoughts about my health and exercise

  • suburbia
    Health & Exercise,  Life in General

    Suburbia in Spring on Saturday

    Besides the exercise and vitamin D benefits, my walks often provide me with inspiration.  It can be related to something I’m making or it could end up becoming an idea for a blog post.  This post is the result of one of my recent walks. Suburbia Did you know that nationwide 53% of the population lives in suburbs?  And according to this article, suburbanization is on the rise.  Not surprising, suburbs lost ground after 2009’s recession.  We could all see it happening.  New development abruptly slowed down.  But things appear to be picking up again.  It’s all around us now. I also learned a new term when reading this article…

  • Spring has Sprung
    Health & Exercise,  Outdoors,  Projects,  Retirement

    Spring Has (Finally) Sprung!!!

    Spring has finally arrived in Iowa!!  I hope it’s here to stay.  My post today is about four things that don’t warrant separate posts but all tie to it finally being spring. Seed Starter Update It’s been two weeks since my last update and overall, I’m happy to say I’ve had some success.  Initially, things looked VERY good.  Everything sprouted quickly.  But then a few of the sprouts fizzled out.  I’ve had the most success with the Morning Glory which is what I especially wanted to start early. I finally got my new waterproof labels.  I’m starting to use them as I transfer the sprouts to larger pots.  As I also…

  • exercise
    Health & Exercise

    My Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

    Do you know that great feeling you get when you’ve finished something you were dreading?  That’s how I feel after exercise.  I’m glad when it’s done. Exercise is not something I naturally enjoy.  Most of the time, I have to force myself to do it.  I’ve never achieved the endorphin state where you feel euphoric and almost become addicted to that feeling.  Nope.  Hasn’t happened to me AT ALL. OK, that’s the hate part of this.  What do I love?  Well, as stated above, I love when it’s finished.  But I also love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with a good walk.  (Walking is my current form of exercise.) …

  • livingwithvertigo
    Health & Exercise,  Vertigo

    Living with Vertigo – Day to Day

    I got the oil changed in my car yesterday.  That doesn’t sound like a very big deal, I know.  But it took me two weeks to work up the courage. Not only do I have to drive there, but I have to wait for them to finish my car.  Too many opportunities to be alone if a vertigo spell hits.  So, I have to work up the confidence to do it. I was all set two weeks ago.  Had it in my planner as a task.  But when I got up that morning, I just couldn’t do it.  Tim even offered to go with me on his Monday off, but…

  • living with vertigo
    Health & Exercise,  Vertigo

    Living with Vertigo

    I wasn’t going to talk about this, although Tim thinks it’s a perfect subject for my blog.  And then I had a bad episode on Sunday, and decided I needed to get this out.  Whenever I hear the beginning of a commercial for fibromyalgia, which says “to everyone else, I look like everyone else”, I think of myself.  Very few people know what I’m experiencing.  And honestly, I don’t like to dwell on it.  I’m not sure it makes me feel better to talk about it; in fact, sometimes it makes me feel worse. My vertigo experience I’ve been experiencing spontaneous vertigo for two years now.  It started four months…