Feb 05, 2021
In Gwynne's Blog
It's been a minute but feels like a blink; yet days, weeks, and even months go by with the piles of undone whatnot getting taller. Between crashing networks, outdated computers, sunken phones, the path back to this site has been filled with obsticles. Here I am, whew! A day late to wish Roberta the happiest of birthdays but at least I made it. Catching up with all of you will take some time but the new Macbook air has a crisp screen and I can read late into the night. Work is off the rails so as far as working out, the days begin with 30 minutes of Yoga before I'm dressed, then off to row my small boat to whatever worksite that day holds. I've been woorking with rope (big rope) and have made up battle ropes I just need to get them re-homed. Finances are much like my calorie accountability, well behind and out of control.The pandemic hit our business hard in 2020. Fortunately (I think) the life's stresses have pushed past the point of stress eating and manifested as a constant stomache upset. At least I haven't gained anything and muscle mass is rebuilding now that work has picked up. It's a relief to find myself back here, it's a relief to begin my days with movement and protein, it's a relief to be back working, and most of all it's a relief to be regaining some semblence of routine and health. You all are what make the world go around. Now let's hope my computer can remember how to get back here.
Nov 17, 2020
In Gwynne's Blog
It's all about the little things! It's easy. I woke up tired this morning. I had a fight with my husband yesterday. My dog is aging rapidly. Oh goodness all the troubles seem to be on my aching shoulders this morning. Then I logged in here, I read your blogs and I know I am not alone. Just a few simple words from Miss Consistancy changed everything. I think I mentioned a jaundiced percpective in my first blog post, well, that simply won't do! I took another look in the mirror, I am enough, I don't have to be overwhelmed, I know I ate KFC last night which is why I feel less than. No excuses, it was just easy after a hard long day yesterday. So this week's goal, make life easy. Put my tools away from yesterday's job. Put fresh sheets on the bed even though it's Tuesday not Sunday (yeah it's a ritual) lay out boundries so that I can give myself what I need. Most of all, MEAL PREP MEAL PREP MEAL PREP!!!!! The KFC is a result of an empty refridgerator. MOre on that later. I am sitting with my 11 year old big black German Shepherd at my feet as I type this and I am grateful to have him. A big thanks to everyone that posts up her story, it really helps!! WE GOT THIS!!!
Nov 15, 2020
In Gwynne's Blog
As I sit here this Sunday morning I think, "Ok, I'll start again tomorrow." "I'll vacuum tomorrow. I'll give the dog a bath tomorrow." all the while I know that today will be yesterday tomorrow and I will regret not doing today what I shouldv'e done last week. So today, instead of putting off a 30 minute Yoga routine, drinking my Greens, and logging my calories I've done it. Now that I've done it I'm looking around at the clutter that seems to have taken over my life this past year. I look around at unfinished projects, clothes that need mending, worn out shoes and I wonder, how did it get this way? I think I've been allowing myself to wallow in my failures, in life's knocks, and in dissapointment in myself, my family, and friends. It's all perception and I need to remove these stained glassses from my eyes and look at the picture from a different angle. I've been spiraling downwards since 2018. An accident knocked me out of my fitness game and excuse after excuse I've used to not get back up. One of the things that helped me initially in 2014 when I first joined Venus was blogging several times a week, reading other women's blogs, and realizing I am not alone. We all seem to give ourselves away to others easily but are stingy with the self love. We spend energy to the point of exhaustion making sure those around us are "ok" happy and satisfied leaving ourselves spent and unable to dedicate the time we need for our selves. This does nothing for us or even for those we are striving so hard to care for. So today, I'm looking back with something of a jaundiced eye and realizing I can't move forard until I completely give up hope for a better yesterday. I'm starting with today, tomorrow's yesterday and I know I'll look back and say "that was a good day." WE GOT THIS!!!
Nov 14, 2020
In Introduce Yourself
I first met Roberta in 2014, I didn't think she was real but I bought into Venus anyway because if a woan could look like that at 50 I just might be able to as well. Not only was Roberta very real but she has gone on to become one of the most important people in my life. I'm 60 and have managed to find 20 of my 52 "lost" pounds and I know what to do, not to find the rest and to discard thse lbs forever. My success before was rooted in bogs and daily affirmations. It is wonderful to be here without the clutter and distraction of other social media outlets. I work on the water, my job is very physical but I still need to get back to a workout regimine. For fun I ride dirt bikes, also very physical, and I notivce the extra weight I'm carrying around my middle when manuevering my bike in more technical terrain. One thing is for sure, if we are here, WE GOT THIS!!!