I had a really good day yesterday. I managed the whole morning routine (morning pages, yoga and meditation) before breakfast, ordered yet more acrylic yarn for yet another colorful crochet blanket, went through half a dozen notebooks to figure out which shawl I have made for my mother because she told me it needs mending and I want to see if I still have some of the handspun yarn I used.
I have been wanting to get back to bodyweight training for a long time but couldn’t quite get myself to do it. At one point I was a little disappointed with the routine I had been doing and the boy stopped training with me and I had way more students and less time and so I just – didn’t. Now, strength training is one of the best things you can do for your body. I am watching my osteoporosis-ridden mother and my increasingly frail mother-in-law and it is clear that if they had more strength and would train for it their lives would be much easier. I don’t want to end up as someone who has to think about whether taking an umbrella or a couple more keys will make her purse too heavy.
So I just went for it. I made things easy for myself and just opened the app that I used to use and did the easier version. It has some push and some pull exercises, some version of squats and something called Romanian deadlifts that has you leaning forward while standing on one leg. Something the boy always found really hard but I never did. (On the other hand don’t talk to me about pushups. I never got strong enough to do even one regular pushup, never mind chin-ups.)
The exercises were super hard but I prevailed and today I am completely sore everywhere. I did do some extra stretching afterwards because my feet started complaining again.
There was delicious pasta for lunch:
There was provolone cheese in there. I was a bit nervous about eating that because I have been avoiding histamine. I did have a stomach ache later in the day but other than that it seems to have been okay.
Right now I’m experimenting with food again. I’m thinking that most fructose doesn’t seem to be the problem after all but histamine. It is a bear to avoid, no mature cheese, no red wine, nothing smoked, no pickles and only very few spices but I am feeling much better and I can eat fruit and veggies again.
After lunch I did the dishes right away, then went to my studio to participate in a write-in on YouTube. After that was finished I kept sitting there revising some more, then had dinner, played some silly iPad games, talked to the boy for an hour because he needs to choose which flavor of physics he wants to specialize in and right now the answer is „most of them“, did my Chinese practice, watched an episode of „Storm Eye“ (a very good one), got ready for bed and turned the lights out after 11.
One of these days I will manage to go to bed before 11. I’m working on it.
Today there will be the usual Wednesday things plus the yoga I didn’t manage to do this morning. The sun us shining and I’m hoping to have another productive day ahead.