|Happiness is… ?? You tell me.|
Hello fellow bloggers and tweeters!
I hope today finds you all well and happy - as you should be if you’re asking yourselves, “What is happiness to me?”
So, what’s been going on with me? I hear you asking!
Okay, first I hopped a jet and flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina; had some private Tango lessons and fell in love!
No kidding - hence my absence from this little corner of my world.
Do you ever live life so fully in your dreams that they take on a hint of reality - well, that’s where I’ve been practicing my dance steps! (besides my wide open kitchen - still waiting to be renovated)
I’m a great believer in visualization techniques for improving a skill set - golfer do it - I did it in my earlier year when learning tennis - and I’m doing it now.
Dare I say - it is a great way to advance a learning curve - week three and I’m on fire!
Hehehehe - well, a small fire at any rate!
Here comes the recap:
February 7th, Friday
Daily weigh-in - check! 137 lbs. Maintaining my goal of 135-138! Go me!
Morning workout - Sprint 8 done using my uber professional skipping rope (use to speed skip as a teenager) and it’s too cold to run hard outside right now. Are you familiar with Sprint 8? (a little reading for those interested) I do it three times a week.
Some running around - buying nylons etc for my dancing.
Prepping for dance - gotta love the preening that goes on! Painted my toes pink.
Last week they were red!
Private dance lesson - big smiles and lots of fun but hard work.
Group dance lesson - yup, loving them too - my partners are commenting on my improvements. (same faces each week)
Milonga - that’s the dancing part where everyone comes and dances only the Argentine Tango.
I haven’t been staying for that part the last two weeks simply because the lessons have been so intense that I really needed to focus on practicing my steps first before “going public”.
This evening rocked!
By the time I got home I’d been dancing for 4 1/2 hours (lessons and dancing) - EPIC!
February 8th, Saturday
Daily weigh-in - check! 135.2 - yikes, at the low end of my goal. Dancing really burns calories! Must be careful - at my age one doesn’t want that too thin haggard look.
Let me take a moment to explain the whole weight thing, according to me - it’s all well and good to be slim or thin but it means nothing if you are not FIT.
I’m fit! Sorry if that reads a little boastful or vain, but it’s the truth. I can run faster and longer than woman half my age and I can lift more dead weight than most men my age - so, at 135 lbs. I’m as “slim/thin” as I want to be. I actually have to eat lots to stay here - mind you since eliminating ALL WHITE foods from my diet I go crazy for nuts to help give me the extra calories I would have received from the starches I have eliminated. More on this another time.
Visit Mom - She smiled when I arrived and that was happiness times ten! I curled her hair and did a manicure; plus clipped her toes - it’s my passion (read day job) and making mom pretty makes me happy. (See, another happiness moment)
More visiting - After seeing mom it was home for a quick bite and a pee break for Miss Lucy-fur then off to visit a friend in hospital with a broken hip. He laughed and said it’s my destiny to be in a hospital! Well - dare I say - better as a visitor than a patient, right?! (and the happiness just keeps on coming)
Home to relax - and visit my little town, Meryton, in my Animal Crossing New Leaf game. Yes, it’s a bit of a vice! If you play it you’ll know what I’m talking about. To visit my town - go to the Dream Suite (in yours) and ask to visit Meryton - Lizzy - that will be my town! Maybe later I’ll add my Town’s Address for those interested in checking it out.
Okay - yes, it’s a really, really cool little town I’ve built!
All that’s left is TODAY.
February 9th - Sunday.
Daily weigh-in - check! (always at around 7am) 136!
Coffee in bed - My Nespresso machine does it just right! Tango music accompanying me as I type - loving it; wee dog sawing her little logs at the foot of my bed.
Happiness is thick in the air - can your feel it! I can.
“WHAT IS HAPPINESS TO YOU?”
Where are you finding it?
Does it come easier since asking the question or do you struggle to find it on a daily basis?
HAPPINESS IS… ?? You tell me.