A puzzling update

As you can see, we are slowly but surely putting the puzzle together.   I’ve discovered it’s best to take the puzzle in small amounts, not spending too much time with it in any one sitting.   It’s funny how a piece I’ll be looking for one day will suddenly pop out at me the next day, but hide from me if I stay too long looking for it.

There’s not much new here in the Bogs.  I’ve been exercising, eating healthy food, and losing weight.  I had an epiphany or turning point when I hit the anniversary of the day I quit smoking.  It’s as if I’m finally working on the next part of the lifestyle change puzzle.  I’m motivated and that motivation has turned into some small successes.  I took a self-portrait but… eh… I’m not ready to show my face just yet.

Prepping and getting into shape for the surf lessons are part of my big motivation.  I’m working hard at the core (ab) exercises and push-ups.  I’m up to six real push-ups, doing the rest at either an incline or decline (which makes them easier).  I have a feeling it’s going to take a while for me to work up to the required number.  I’m also getting in plenty of cardio to go with all the weight training.  I follow up my exercise sessions with yoga practice.  Sometimes I think I’m getting more benefits from the yoga than from anything else I’m doing.

The weather continues to be wintery.  Cold, but not as bitterly cold as last week.  We had some snow flurries today.  I heard that Lake Erie is frozen so that turns off the lake effect machine for now.  This has not been a good winter for sledding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.  Without the snow, the gray days are a little more difficult since we can’t get out and play like we do when we have a good covering of the white stuff.

That’s about it from the Bogs for now.  Hope all is well with you.