Pretty Much

This*.

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Goodnight!

*At least I posted something. Semantics. FTW!**

**IOU 1 blog post of substance.***

*** If I write 2 tomorrow, will that do?****

**** That just made me think of Wimpy’s, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!”

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Sometimes You Should Just Do It Anyway

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I decided against posting a blog every single day for the month of June.

The timing just isn’t right.

Besides, I already did it in November and that seems a better time for such insanity. (It was no easy task, I assure you.)

There’s no reason to put that pressure on myself. Silly! I actually stopped for a second and thought about what I would do. I contemplated all the last minute stress it can cause when I already have a busy schedule. Then, like a grown up, (Who am I?!?) I told myself no.

It’s very freeing to say no – even to yourself. Try it.

I did it again last night, actually. I was peckish after dinner and  – even though dinner was delicious – I went in search of a little something sweet. You know how it is.

Anyway, I got halfway there (I’ll just wait here while you finish belting out the lyric and I told myself to do the right thing.

Me: Do the right thing.

Me: But we need something sweet.

Me: Listen, no one needs something sweet.

Me: Shadap!!!

Me: * stern look *

Me: But

Me: * raised eyebrow and head tilt of righteousness *

Me: * glance towards the cupboard of sin *

Me: You bought some yummy good-for-you Greek yogurt today. 100 calories. Good protein. Not too sweet.

Me: FINE! * mumbles “I hate it when I’m right.” under breath *

Sometimes I adult very well.

Speaking of doing things that are good for me (and you) I will be going for a short walk in a few minutes and as luck would have it one of my favourite radio stations played one of my favourite songs, “The Walker” by Fitz and The Tantrums. I think it’s a great walking song, actually. It’s an excellent tempo and it’s also (if you take it literally) about walking so it’s a fun fit for getting fit!

I had never seen the video and I have been wanting to post a song* so I went to YouTube to find it. I like it!

So, here it is!

Do you use music for motivation?

What song gets you up and running?

If you were to make a playlist for a 20 minute daily walk, what songs would absolutely make the cut?

*In fact, I was just talking about song posts yesterday with a friend. I hope she sees this! It made me think of her and her work in the online world and the lyric “can’t keep up with my rhythm, though they keep trying” brought her to mind because she is faster than the speed of light!

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W.E.D.N.E.S.D.A.Y. (Whee! Exciting Daily News! Every Single Day A Yarn.)

You didn’t think I could do it, did you?

Well, I did.

So, nyah!

Oops! Sorry. No no. Not you. I know you knew I could. Just a little internal dialogue – with myself.* Whoopsiedoodle!

 

It’s getting late, though, so a speedy post must be posted post haste!

 

I have swollen feet and it is really annoying. I need to stop sitting so much. I never used to sit! I used to use a laptop and when I did I stood all the live long day.

Weird, right? I mean when someone says, “laptop”, you think, “lap”, and you need to sit to have a lap, so what the heck do I mean I stood? This makes no sense!  What gives?!?

Well, my laptop was a hand me down and lived a long and happy life, but had been dying for a couple of years. My live-in IT department kept it going, despite it’s age, for years beyond when other people would have sent it to the big Motherboard in the sky. He even managed to bring it back from the dead a few times. It was pretty cool! On more than one occasion I was all, “It’s ALIVE! It’s ALIVE!“.

The last time, though… well, we had a long talk and a DNR order was signed. It was time to let nature take its course and let my poor little MacBook go. It would, in a perfect world, be reunited with it’s Daddy and rest peacefully after a long happy life of working hard (tweeting and such).

So, since my laptop died I have been using a desktop and (while I am thankful to have a computer to use) that is not good!

I mean, it’s good, but it’s bad, you know?

 

Hrrmmm.

 

How can I make this clear?

OH! I know! Look! Look at number 10, specifically. See? Lisa would not lead me ashtray .. er .. astray.

I have to quit!

 

So, at the risk of freaking out like last time, I really have to start moving more and get my butt in gear!

And that’s my Wednesday takeaway in a nutshell**.

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*Well who else would I be talking to, internally? My liver? My stomach? Actually, that second one is a pretty likely scenario, but I digress …

**And I do mean NUTshell. Oy!

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A Pinch of Positivity for Peak Performance Day.

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I love this song.

I love many songs, mind you, but this is the one on my radar this week.

I heard that his former bandmates kicked him out because they thought he had an “annoying voice”.

Hah!

I wonder how those bandmates are feeling about his voice these days?

It just goes to show you… you really can only do what you do.

Control you.

Live your life.

Love it too.

No matter what.

I cannot express how much I embrace the concept, but yes, by all means, sing at the top of your voice.

Happy Peak Performance Day, everyone.

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

I hope today finds you happy, healthy and with something to look forward to.

 

 

* Realizing a “picture” is a good thing to have in every post, I went searching and found this on a fun blog about teaching piano. The picture is cute. The blog is really great. Pinterest is a blogger’s BFF. Seriously!