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Finally An Update

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Gardens are not things of moderation. Jennifer McGruther

I’ve been procrastinating writing an updated blog post because I don’t feel like I have anything to report. I will share one simple truth. I failed this week. I have not done any of the circuit training that I was given last Friday, but I have done the 3 minutes on the bike and I have walked around too. I have no idea why I just stopped; maybe it has to do with fear. Perhaps it is too much work. Or that I am not sure what to do now that I am doing a lot better than I have in a long time. I don’t want to screw it up. I aim to do better this coming week.

Last Saturday I went to the store and had some dirt therapy. I bought 3 herbal plants for my patio garden. I bought basil, Greek oregano, and rosemary to go along with the two tomato plants and the Italian parsley I planted a few weeks before. I enjoy gardening. I enjoy the way the dirt feels against my skin. If I could smell I would enjoy the scents of all the plants. I am hoping that in August while they are in full bloom I get my trach out and enjoy the smells of summer.

As for slacking on my physical therapy this week I aim to do better this week. I did lose 6 pounds. I will be doing my circuit training which includes walking 50 feet, 20 sit to stands, 30 wall presses, 30 calf lifts, and 30 seconds of air bicycling, then of course the monster walk and pelvic thrusts and back stretches. I have a routine but sometimes I just don’t want to do it. I have inspired my neighbor do the circuit training with me and we start Monday. I’m excited about that. I am thankful I have friends who keep my accountable.

I know that lulls happen while you live life. But the key is not to let that lull last for a long time and make a conscious choice to do better. That is my goal this week make wiser choices and do better.

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