A Strong Routine…

I did it…I completed the first two weeks of my strength training program…three workouts a week…getting to the gym at three-thirty in the morning…being the first one there…but…interestingly…not the only one…who knew…other people come to the gym early in the morning…usually by about four…

It’s becoming a comforting routine…I know…I get into my little routines so easily…but…honestly…I am enjoying this one…I like the way I feel after I’m finished…stronger…and…not just my muscles…it’s the feeling that comes from accomplishing something that I’ve decided to do…something that challenges me…that I’m…well…proud of…

I can tell that I’ve gained some strength…and…flexibility…although…my knees still creak and groan when I do squats and lunges…and I have to be very careful how I do them…I’m doing them…

And…I’m still using what I would call…baby weights…but…I am using them…and I know…in a few weeks…I’ll be moving on to…toddler weights

Bertha…says these workouts…are a lot like my life…little efforts…done consistently…lead to big results…next…she says we’ll work on my checkbook…

Hmmm…

Jane

Dressed for the End…

Might as well get right to it…how do you feel about the world ending today…

Me…well…I don’t personally believe that…time will end…but…I do believe…that after today…my life will never be the same…there are events that are happening…that will change me in some way…and I won’t ever be the quite same…

Of course…Bertha…says that while that is true…it is also true about yesterday…and the day before…and the day before…

I know she’s right…I’ve been aware of it for some time…especially since the Chiari surgery…that I am changing…some would call it evolving…Bertha…calls it…becoming who I am…discovering my truth…and living it…finding and giving forgiveness…finding peace…just walking my path…

But…just in case it is the last day…Bertha…insisted that I wear a long sweater with leggings and boots…a first…and…a stretch…for me…and come to think about it…this outfit…may just be the event that…changes…or ends…everything…

Jane