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.


12 Comments on “A puzzling update”

  1. Christina says:

    Ok, that’s MY kind of puzzle for sure!! I’m thinking of giving the whole puzzle thing a try now that the kitties are older. Hopefully they wont think those pieces are fabulous toys or snacks 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Christina: I’m not sure it matters how old the kitties are when it comes to puzzle pieces. Mine are going to be 3 years old this spring and they think the puzzle pieces are fabulous toys. lol!

  2. Anna Surface says:

    What a wonderful puzzle! Yes, I know about exercise and I certainly need to ramp mine up because I plan to do more hiking this spring and summer. Trek out into the wilds…. something I love to do. Yoga is excellent following up exercise and something I also need to do. I’ve lost a good amount of weight since going into healthy eating… a lifestyle change. Self-portrait? LOL I know what you mean. I may do a reveal of sorts sometime this year. Seems like that being in the fifties (I’ll be 51 in four days), change is constant and I am seeking to challenge myself all the more. That includes going up in a hot air balloon, maybe, this year. Way to go, Robin, and keep on keeping on. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Anna: I’m looking forward to seeing your self-portrait when you’re ready for the reveal. 🙂

      Going up in a hot air balloon sounds like fun. Maybe after I tackle the surfing… 😉

  3. Bo Mackison says:

    Isn’t it amazing how living a healthy lifestyle takes up so much time?

    Self portrait, hmm? I finally bit the bullet and posted mine. It is a terribly freaky thing – why is that? 🙂

  4. Kel says:

    all that green around the edge would freak me out!

  5. Marcie says:

    Great progress on the puzzle. And – yoga will make you as strong as anything else. Keep breathing…

  6. Meredith says:

    Good for you with the working out!!! I was a total slacker this week, and I keep telling myself that it was because of a school project.

    I love that puzzle. It’s kind of sick, I’m sitting here staring at the picture of it and trying to figure out where pieces go. Maybe I’ll buy my very own puzzle tonight…

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