You Haven’t

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this–you haven’t.” ~Thomas A. Edison


Photo Credit~ Miran White.

There are so many ways to fit exercise in your day.

Use the stairs instead of the elevator.

If you are not able to run, try walking a fast pace.

We have had way too much rain lately, so it was exciting to see no rain this early morning.

It made my run much more pleasant.

Take it a step at a time, meeting each challenge as it comes.

You will be amazed at what you can really do if you just give it a try.


BOO! Did I scare you?   :)


My sweet grand daughter emailed me her pumpkin photo and she thought that maybe I could put it on my blog. What a sweet girl! Of course I would do that for her.  M.J. told me her pumpkin is on the left and her brother’s pumpkin on the right.

You are one of a kind and wonderful.


This beautiful  Fall photo is from Cranbrook, British Columbia. Canada.  Thanks to my sweet niece.

Have a beautiful day and I am sending good wishes to all of you.

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The cornerstones of positive mental health are sleep, nutrition and exercise.


I do terrific with nutrition and exercise as I was at the gym early this morning again. My fitness is one of my passions. It is something I really do enjoy.

Now sleeping is another thing for me.  I fall asleep just fine and then am awake a few hours later and many times can’t seem to fall asleep.  It must be my old brain thinking about this, that and the other thing.  My Hubby tells me it is because I am busy praying for everybody.  ;)  Oh well.  There are times that a nap calls out to me and that is always refreshing.

Climbing Mt. Thom with my beautiful daughter.  10K  hike.

We did this hike early Saturday morning.



“If you rest~ You Rust”~ Helen Hayes


Photo credit given to Miran White for the top photo and bottom photo.  Thank-you.   :)

Take good care of yourself and have a terrific week.

Just You

“Love yourself deeply, there is no one else just like you!” ~Kay Allenbaugh


Photo taken by Shannon Babcock.  Hope, British Columbia. Canada.

There is no one else just like you.

You are unique.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Physical activity will dramatically improve your outlook today.

I feel good after being at the gym early this morning.

Fitness- “If it came in a bottle everybody would have a great body.” ~Cher

Enjoy today~

Just A Moment

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese


Enjoy your day.

Make the most of the moment you are in now.

Remember the beautiful moments.

Cherish the moments.

Have a great weekend.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~Omar Khayyam

I try to take life a day at a time and have to be honest and say it is not always the easiest thing to do.

I suppose that is where my fitness helps me in so many ways.  That endorphin rush from being at the gym or when I am out on my runs does wonders for my body, mind and soul.

Save Some Time

Save some time for yourself. Go for a workouttreeee

Photo credit~ Miran White

Do you get so busy that you forget to make time for yourself?  Here are a few great fitness tips.

Book time throughout your day for your fitness  just like you would for an appointment.

The early morning works the greatest for me and it is my ‘me time’.  Today being Thanksgiving Day in Canada, the gym did not open until 8:00.  I was there when they opened, although I do prefer to start my workout at 6:00.

If you are not able to attend a gym or workout class go for a walk and take a friend with you.

Raking leaves strengthens your arms and back.

Digging in the garden works your arms and legs.

Being active while running errands.

When you go shopping park towards the back of the lot and walk the extra distance.  This is one I do often.

Take the stairs.  Another of my faves.

You must start somewhere to get anywhere.

Exercise improves life in many ways, while keeping you young at heart.

Being a fit baby boomer myself I only hope to inspire other baby boomers to be more active.

Always talk with your doctor before starting a new fitness program.

Even the smallest step can be a first step.

Happy Thanksgiving  to all of you that are celebrating today.