"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

There's more than One House Here

While it's all good and well to be working on getting our homes sorted out, it's good to remember we have 7 pillars we use for building our homes........ one of those happens to be keeping good health (Pillar No 4).  Sometimes we women tend to so busy tending to everyone else we forget we have a house of our own - namely our body, which also needs to be maintained!!  Without good health we soon begin finding it difficult to keep up.  Particularly as we move into our 40's, 50's and 60's.......... little things begin to change, or we become less active, more indulgent ...... I'm sure you have some idea of what I'm talking about here! 

We are just coming out from Winter here, which is usually a time I tend to gain a bit of weight and loose fitness........ This time it's not as bad as last year when I discovered I had gone from a size 10 in my mid 30s to a size 14-16 in my early 50s!!  I got onto it, but I don't do winter well!!!  I'd be a basket case if it went any longer....... still, I have about 5-6kg I need to loose to make things easier on my knees and hips,  and my fitness level is pretty low!!     I wonder how many of us with all the extra stresses we carry today, could honestly say we have a healthy immune system, that our bodies have a reasonable to good level of fitness?? 
So I'm on a bit of a mission this month to make sure I do a bit of "housecleaning" with my own body........ a revamp of the mealplan to ensure I'm adding in more vegies and fruit to my diet, reducing my beloved caffeine input (which I tend to rely on as a replacement at times for good nutrients ) ,  getting my muscles working again........ although I have to say they have been very busy this weekend getting the vegie patch weeded and plowed up and planted with numerous seedlings and seeds.   What do you think of our bit of paving we did at the front of the house...... and Pete put up the old wheels as a border.....
Talk soon


Stitches and Seeds said...

Loving the wheels! I think we need to find a balance between looking after the old bod and accepting that it will change as we age, have babies etc. I too have gained a few lbs over the last few months during the process of moving house half way round the world and I intend to deal with that, but I have no intention of trying to regain my 18 year old figure in my late 30s. 😊

Mrs. Doug said...

Your yard looks lovely. I like the wagon wheels as a border. That would only work in the summer for us as they'd probably get plowed in during the winter. I like the look though and if we had some I might try that around some or our flower beds. Cute.

I do the same... gain in the winter and lose in the summer. It's not a lot, but enough so that my clothes are feeling a little snug before the winter is done. It is all according to what I'm involved in. I don't do any crafting or sewing in the summer, there just isn't enough time, but in the winter there's little I can accomplish outside. I do shovel snow and hike the driveway after a deep snow because we can't drive up, but that's about it. I love to be able to snuggle down with my cross stitch and listen to message tapes or watch old movies. My weight has not fluctuated much over the past 5 or 6 years but I could stand to lose a few. I have such a sweet tooth. I need to work on that though. This weekend I watched my 2 y.o. grandson this weekend... that will keep me young.