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    Originally posted by DorothyMH View Post
    My stepmom is now 79, and, guess what: she won’t move, either. Except to walk in the stores and work a little in the yard…*sigh.* Gravity’s call is strong🙄
    Since we've all been vaccinated, my mother has been shopping again, which is a fair amount of walking for her. Prior to vaccination all of our shopping was done by me or online (which was also done by me, since I'm the only one around here who can use a computer). My mother tried to tell me she does not spend all day in her La-Z-Boy because she is "always getting up to make drinks." My parents don't drink all that much!

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      Originally posted by Manuela View Post
      I should do something like this with my father but I'm not brave enough
      It could be worth the effort if you have buy-in from him. If he's not interested though, you're probably being smart to save yourself the grief.
      My mother believes that there is value in remaining active--which is why she kept returning to train with me again, even though she did not always enjoy the training in the moment. (And now that she has a two-year-long streak under her belt, she is motivated to keep going to maintain that.)

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        Congrats on you and your mom's accomplishments!

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          I pointed my mum to the Fitness over 60 collection. Does that count as training?

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            Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
            I pointed my mum to the Fitness over 60 collection. Does that count as training?
            You know it does!!

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              Originally posted by Rainbow Dragon View Post

              It could be worth the effort if you have buy-in from him. If he's not interested though, you're probably being smart to save yourself the grief.
              My mother believes that there is value in remaining active--which is why she kept returning to train with me again, even though she did not always enjoy the training in the moment. (And now that she has a two-year-long streak under her belt, she is motivated to keep going to maintain that.)
              That's the point, he needs to drop some weight and move a little more on a daily base, instead of doing a lot of movement once in three months and then having to deal with muscle, joint and back pain. Also, we are very much alike: we're stubborn, we want things done our way and we want results now! Congrats to you and your mother!

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                Hope you and your family are doing well!

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                  Originally posted by Trbrat75 View Post
                  Hope you and your family are doing well!
                  Thank you for checking in with me, Dawn.

                  I am a bit frustrated by the sheer volume of BS and incompetence I have been having to deal with lately and struggling to remain productive in the face of that and not just waste my days playing video games. Otherwise I am well.

                  Shelby is a bit frustrated by the amount of attention Other Dog has been getting lately and struggling to protect her place in the family without getting anyone upset in the face of that. Otherwise, she is well.

                  The rest of the family are in various stages of hanging in there at the moment. But we continue to muddle through.

                  I am trying to get back to being a regular in the Hive. I miss you guys! And my time would certainly be better spent here than in solo gaming. But I am also trying to do better at getting to bed earlier. So I will sign off for now but post a proper update in the morning.

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                    Hugs and hoping it gets better. Hope yoga and meditation can help you for those mental struggles too. Mademoiselle Luna sends purrs to Shelby and Other Dog!

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                      for you and your family. Know we are all here to support you the best we can

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                          Thank you:
                          PetiteSheWolf
                          Trbrat75
                          Manuela

                          Trudy and Shelby say thank you to Mademoiselle Luna. They like to be acknowledged (especially Shelby who is feeling left out by all the extra candies Other Dog is getting, and extra attention Other Dog is getting with her nose being wiped so many times throughout the day and then having coconut oil rubbed on it to help alleviate all the soreness from licking and wiping, and people generally making allowances for Other Dog being slow and sometimes more than a bit bossy, and sweet-talking to Other Dog and petting her just because she is lying on the floor with a string of snotty blood dripping out of her nose).

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                            Let's see: what have I been up to these past seven weeks? As noted above, I've spent a bunch of time and mental energy on irritating things (most of which are taken care of for now, except for my driver's licence which is still in limbo thanks to laziness and systemic incompetence on the part of so-called Service Ontario, laziness on the part of Canada Post, and self-serving idiocy on the part of my provincial government--which all polls are still suggesting the Ontario electorate is stupid enough to re-elect to another majority on June 2. I despair for the future of democracy. But I digress...) I've also wasted a bunch of time playing video games. I've kept up my daily French and daily workout streaks (re-earned my 2 year badge recently) but dropped daily yoga and daily meditation. I'm okay with dropping daily yoga. My YTT training has not rekindled my passion for yoga so much as it has rekindled my passion for maintaining overall health and fitness and keeping yoga as an integral but not overwhelming part of that. Dropping the meditation probably wasn't such a great idea, however, as per PetiteSheWolf 's suggestion above. I will start back on that today. (I probably won't track it though. I'm just going to do it.)

                            I have continued to workout daily, as noted. But I have not been working out enough. This needs to change (and has already begun to change this week).
                            My no running streak continued for far too long into the spring, mostly for mental reasons. But I finally broke that this week and have been doing well on my return to running thus far.
                            I have also continued with my studies, although there have been some inconsistencies in there in recent weeks. I completed the Habit Builder study easily. Then I promptly threw out the whole "get my work done before 10 PM aspect of the study. Not good. GBOT and GOBOT are messed up again as a result and will not get back on track again this week. But I am hoping to fix this for next week. Also: although a minimum of two hours work every day is not usually difficult for me, I have decided to allow myself up to two days per week off. But I'm not going to switch the requirement up to 3 hours per day for the 5 remaining days. The various other demands on my time are wildly inconsistent, and a little bit of flexibility in this regard will serve me well. (Just so long as I'm not trying to squeeze 20 hours of study out of Saturdays!)

                            On the study front: I have almost completed my YTT. (I have completed all required components except for the 5-minute final practicum. But the course includes a bunch of optional material which I am still working through.) I have also decided recently to recommit to and more highly prioritize my writing.

                            All of the above being said, my goals for this week are:

                            artwork: 3 hours per week (includes instruction and practice)
                            French: 3 hours per week (Fluenz or other active use of my French skills--not just watching Netflix)
                            yoga teacher training: 5 hours per week
                            writing: 10 hours per week

                            (This is the same total study hours as before, just balanced differently across the four areas.)

                            And on the workout front:

                            workout: 5 hours per week MINIMUM (moderate to intense physical activity)
                            yoga/dance: 3 hours per week
                            running: 15 km/week
                            restorative: 60 minutes per week (includes meditation)

                            At this point, I likely will not make my yoga/dance or restorative goals for the week. (It's now 1:15 Friday morning in my town, and I'm still at zero for the week on both.)
                            I'm in good shape for everything else, however.

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                              You have so much going on, it’s no wonder you’ve dropped some of it! I would be buried in gaming just for the anxiety relief benefit, and I don’t even game!😜. Hang in there!😎

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                                Thank you DorothyMH . The gaming is stress-relieving for sure. The trouble is only that I'm not good at stopping. And there are other things I can do to relieve stress that don't suck me down a rabbit hole of not getting my work done. The better options generally take more effort to get started. I just need to make the decision to make that effort.

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