Monday, May 02, 2016

My attitude going into Monday morning

I've decided I'm going to have a good week. I insist. And I believe this is largely within my control.

The weekend was rather dreary, weather-wise. The Cubs lost one game in extra innings and the other was rained out. I had to work, so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to around the house. I hate how I look in the mirror these days -- too many chins! -- and I'm afraid I won't have opportunity to work out.

OR ...

Since it was unseasonably cool, I was able to keep the windows open. Yes, the Cubs lost one but it's a 160-game season and this team still has the best record in the major leagues (YEA!).  So I had to work. At least I didn't have to go into the office, I could work from home. I may not be able to get to the health club this week but I can return to Livestrong's Daily Plate and track what I jam into my gullet.

My anthem will be my favorite cut from Sir Paul's 2013 Grammy winning album. He's on tour again.  Over the weekend he performed "Blackbird" in Little Rock and met with members of the Little Rock 9 after the concert. He's living this, clearly, and so should I.


  1. In our morning announcements there is a daily segment that ends with "make it a great day or not, the choice is yours." The kids generally chant it with the speaker or mock it, yet the message seeps in. So bravo to you! Make it a great day! And thanks for the Sir Paul this morning.

  2. There is an old french facial exercise that helps quite a bit - over time- with those dreaded chins.
    Heels of hands on forehead, push back against your forehead while pushing with your arms against that force.
    It tightens up unused neck muscles..we no longer dig gardens or pitch hay around, so this helps to use those muscles.
    You can even move the hands to the side of the forehead and reach other muscles. Sit-ups help neck muscles, too.
    Don't do too much too soon though. Easy does it.


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