Good luck with your hospital stuff, Andreas.
Our backyard blueberry bushes are in season now, so all self control is turned OFF. My husband and I are plowing through an entire home made blueberry cobbler every day or two now, because fresh blueberries are way better than frozen. Cobblers (and pies) are the only thing that enables us to eat up our blueberries as fast as I'm picking them. Each cobbler uses 3 or 4 cups of fresh berries. Yesterday I made two cobblers. Picking about a quart of blueberries a day right now, and that will continue for a couple more weeks, then taper off. And then there's our raspberry bushes...
Exercise- During the Summer, half of the contra dances I usually go to are usually off for July and August due to the heat. I don't want to just sit around eating ice cream and getting fat all Summer, so this week I forced myself to attend a Zumba class for the very first time. I went to a "Zumba Gold" class which I guess is for more senior types, though some people there were under 60- zumba Gold is a little less intense and less complex steps than 'regular' zumba. Yikes I felt like a total klutz, not knowing any of the dance moves and I stumbled my way through the 50 minutes. Good thing it was less complex!
Oh well, as the teacher said it's not a performance and doesn't matter as long as you're moving and having fun. I don't know about the 'fun' part- it was Godawful HOT and sweaty and I felt soooo lame. But because of my contra dancing at least i did not get out of breath...yay! I did get a decent workout -the next day felt a little sore in places i didn't know I had...lol that's always a good test to see if a new exercise is 'doing anything'.
Though it's not nearly as much fun for me as contra dancing and I'm not a big fan of the zumba music (hahah, I wore earplugs ), i did find it way less boring than going to a gym, which i did years ago and couldn't bear. So, I bought a 6 class card and will at least go to 5 more classes. My pedometer said it used about 5,000 steps for the class (though many were probably more like little hops than 'steps'). I need to do something active once or twice twice a week when there are periods of time without contra dances.
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
updated by @strumelia: 07/18/19 09:24:48PM