There were 6 important changes in 2018 that changed my life.
1. the FitBit Birthday present. After getting a FitBit in late January, I made a commitment to get in 10K steps a day. Most days I get 11
K steps or more. I can tell by my A1C and BP numbers, that it is making a difference in my life. I may not go on lots of long hikes, but I use my elliptical and the stationary bike often.
2. Time with the grand kids! Time in February and November in Florida helped me to get a great attitude and some much needed relaxation time with my#2 son and family. I spent time in April & September in New Jersey with #1 Son's family. In May, June, October, November & December, we spent time in Maine with #1 Daughter and family. On the trip in June, we were able to see Brandon graduate from the Maine Jr State Police Academy.
3. Saturdays with Mom. Almost every Saturday was spent helping my mother. This has been good for her health and well being.
4. Teaching and Living History: Once again, John and I dressed up as The Old Governor Benjamin Pierce and his wife Anna Kendrick Pierce. We learned a lot, and we taught others about history. On President's Day, I went to school as Anna, and talked about "my son, Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth President of the United States."
5 Politics: I have spent some time working to help elect people like John Delaney for president of the US> When you don't like the way things are going, work to change it.
6. I made mittens, hats,apple pot holders, felt books, clothing protectors and aprons in my sewing room. Many of the items were sold with profits going to my church.
Looking forward to 2019:
1. I hope to raise my health level with making 11K steps the standard. More water drinking and tracking of my exercise and food.
2. More trips to NJ, FL and ME to see Grand kids.
3. Weekly meditation on Friday nights. I got out of the meditation routine when the night changed. I want to get back into the group dynamics of the medication/mindfulness.
4. Continue IF, and set a slightly higher standard.
5. Always have my exercise gear out and ready for me to use. I'll have a bag packed and in the car so that I can get in my workout no matter where I am.
6. Find a new adventure. I might start by playing ping-pong with my husband, and then find something else to do that is not in my regular activities. Who knows where that will lead? I'll be looking for new adventures around every inconvenience!