My Dr. a few months ago recommended (HIGHLY recommended!) that I lose 6 pounds and get “moving”!
My menopausal midriff was getting out of control and was not exactly doing wonders for my self-esteem these days,either! (Case in point: While going through Oakland Airport’s security scanner recently to go to my brother’s wedding, I noticed one of the TSA people snickering at me while going through their body scanner when I raised my hands over my head.)
I just figured she found my larger than life personality rather humorous and didn’t think much about it until I noticed a “similar smile” from a gentleman sitting at the gate. I was pointing out something to one of my traveling partners and happened to be raising my hands above my head (thereby lifting my shirt over my little Buddha belly), when I noticed the same little grin on this older gentleman waiting for his flight out to who knows where.
And then it dawns on me: WTS!!! Have I got drool on me (like I did at Costco from one of my previous stories that I told you about on FACEBOOK?) or is there something about me that just makes people smile?!
Hm..well, right about the time I noticed this gentlemen’s smile on his face, my buddy, Stravid, discreetly approaches me and whispers, “Your belly’s sticking out when you lift your arms. You might wanna cover it with your outside shirt!”
Oh swell! Just when I was thinking I’m little “Miss Merry Sunshine”, my good buddy burst my little bubble!
OK, I’m definitely working on this when I get home. (Don’t wanna start working on it, too soon; have a wedding to go to, don’t ‘cha know, and they’ll be some good eats at the wedding and my family’s home. I don’t wanna be acting too soon on this situation!)
You all know (or at least those of you who followed me on FACEBOOK know!) what happened to me when I attempted to start Yoga a while ago! Went to do the “downward dog” (or whatever the hell it’s called!) and ended up in a pretzel position that sent my back into spasms for a week and a half!
“Go to gentle yoga”, my friends and family members all encourage me – won’t be as hard on my body.
It was gentle yoga, peoples!!! Remember?! I went to the local Senoir Center and took “Gentle Yoga for Beginners” with Miss Betsy, herself!!!
Thought I was gonna end up in traction for a month (but that’s another story for another day!)
So now, where was I? Oh that’s right! Trying to get out and exercise, so I could start trimming that Buddha look.
OK, Peoples! Catch ya next week for Part 2! Trust me, Life in my shoes is NEVER boring!!! Go out and have a good one today and remember: Be kind to one another! Who knows how life is in their shoes!!!