*****Thrive in Five Update Day 23*****
I am feeling fine..... just crazy busy today! I listened to the audio about the importance of cardio exercise... and will start thinking about how to increase HEART-PUMPING movement to help cleanse toxins and keep me GOING! But I am afraid that THINKING is all I am going to be doing today..... except for 20 jumping jacks whenever I think of it :-)
I timed it once - I can do 40 jumping jacks in one minute..... so 20 jumping jacks takes 30 seconds.... I have no excuse for not doing 20 jumping jacks several times during the day... just have to think about it!
Don't you love the human brain? Since I am going out of town tomorrow evening for a couple of days ... and I will be running errands all during the day tomorrow ...... I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off today and.... all of a sudden, there is an urgency to paperwork and chores... and well.. you get it...
so here's the story... I am working on laundry... folding it and thinking... I have those bills to pay, some bread to bake, I'm behind in my blog, there are some ice cream bites in the freezer... go get one.. it's only 5 steps away... WHAT???? double take! Where did that come from?
It's so subliminal that it's unfair.. I'm not even hungry!
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: I am becoming more and more mindful of how I move through my life. And THAT is how I will become fit and healthy!
Thrive in Five by Hannah Keeley is giving me the tools and the confidence to take charge (and let God help!) I am NOT a victim to the ravenous beast who tears into dorito bags and leaves me helpless in its wake..... I am a strong confident purposeful woman.. and God has plans for me.
I also know that my children are watching. Just because they moved out, doesn't mean they aren't still watching and learning from everything I do! I want my girls to see my victory so they know that they can WIN this health/food/exercise battle too - and they can learn HOW.
Crochet projects finished this week:
Little Red Riding Hoods for my two favorite girls....
free instructions on the Red Heart website. Click on the link above.
and 2 hats from Maggie Weldon's 2012 Challenge :-)
#7 and #3..... I will probably keep the pattern for #7, the one on the
left. I liked doing that one - and can use up some of the smaller
skeins of bulky yarn I have on hand.
Dishcloths for the week:
#199 Holiday Ruffles Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left.... a chance to try a new technique! This one calls for an afghan hook... something that I own for some reason but have never used. After a bit of research on the internet, I learned that the stitch is now called the Tunisian stitch (back in the dark ages when I learned to crochet, it was called the afghan stitch).... and I figured out how to do it. It's not too difficult and is really pretty. The cloth is thick and absorbent too!
#200 Wide and Narrow Pathways Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the lower righthand side of the photo below. Using front and back post double crochets, it has beautiful vertical ridges. It is really pretty and unusual. Thumbs up!
#201 African Sunset Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the upper left of the photo above. Another granny variation, it worked up quickly and I particularly liked the colors :-)
#202 Peach Delight Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the upper right. This one
is a lot prettier than the photo shows! And it's fun if you are a
granny square lover like me :-) It has a pretty flower in the center
and an easy edging.
The next 8 dishcloths are pictured below:
#203 Seagulls Crochet Dishcloth - on the lower left in the photo below. While I am not sure this will be my favorite cloth to make..... it is by far and away my favorite cloth! It is so incredibly creative with the sand, surf and sky - and makes me smile every time I look at it! I will definitely make more of these :-)
#204 Tradewinds Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the lower right. Easy like a granny square with pretty ruffles worked on top. Definitely a do again!
#205 Shells & Filet Crochet Dishcloth - pictured on the upper left of the photo above. This one turned out really pretty but was a little tricky to figure out.
#206 Thirteen Grannies in a Square Crochet Dishcloth - on the upper right. While I didn't care for the extra work stitching this one together, I LOVE the result! All those tiny granny squares with the flower in the center are really pretty! This cloth would make an impressive gift.
The patterns are available on www.bestfreecrochet.com - these are archived in July 2011.