Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24th, 2014 Big Difference

August 24th, 2014 Big Difference

I opened last night's blog with a tongue in cheek paragraph about my jar of pickles on the fridge and our Oklahoma earthquakes. Then, Northern California was heavily damaged by a large quake hours later. First of all--my thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by what experts are calling the worst in over 20 years. Secondly-- I wanted to clarify how countless experts agree our Oklahoma quakes are typically "inspired" by the energy industry practice of fracking. Oklahoma quakes are rarely anything creating damage (unless your property is right on top of the epicenter). Our relatively small "inspired by industry" quakes seem to be a novelty, usually met with enthusiasm and excited Facebook posts instead of real, genuine concern. The earthquakes we experience here in Oklahoma are nothing at all like the kind of earthquake our friends in Northern California experienced, which are rarely anything to joke about. If you were affected by the California quake, my sincere thoughts and concern are with you tonight.

In an effort to get some much needed rest, I'm cutting tonight's post short. I had a great food day that included spending time with Heather, then traveling to Stillwater for dinner and conversation with mom. I came home and completed a PiYo workout in my living room floor. PiYo is a combination of Pilates and Yoga--and since I've never experienced either of these disciplines, I was slightly concerned. It was fantastic! I had to do a modified version, but still, it was a very easy decision to make this a part of my workout options. My exercise plan tomorrow includes spinning class, maybe swimming and definitely another round of PiYo "Hardcore On The Floor."

My food Tweets today:

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  1. Glad to hear you will be getting some rest. Thanks for defining PiYo. I have seen it used a lot lately, but no one describes it or defines the acronym. Now that I know what it stands for I wonder how I was so dense before. Your list of exercise activities keeps growing, that is great. Have a super Monday, if that is actually possible. Something tells me if anyone can make a Monday a great day, it is you Sean. :)

    1. Thank you! Yes--rest is moving up my priority list, for sure--as it should. PiYo was challenging--but fun. I like it because I can do it in my living room without worrying about disturbing the nice older lady who lives below.
      The list is growing, nicely!
      You're not dense!! I didn't know either until Heather enlightened me. ;)
      Have a great Monday, LTR!! It's already started good for me--I had a major NSV...a pair of jeans purchased two weeks ago--didn't fit then, fits perfectly today. Yes!!

  2. Sean, a great big yes! for your adding ways to exercise man! And I do like your food posts. It gives me ideas for lunches, though I am not quite the cook you are!

    From the bottom of my heart man, I want to thank you for believing in me and poking me to get going again. I cannot believe the revival I am experiencing! I know I was slow to come around, but it probably would never have happened without your example. Thank you so much!

    1. It's been fantastic, Shane. The different exercise has given me some much needed variety! I appreciate the compliment, thank you!! I try to keep it really simple in the kitchen--and I LOVE coming up with new ideas.
      Awe, Shane--my friend. I had the luxury of meeting you once. And in that brief meeting I saw a spark in you that inspired me as much or more than I inspired you. I never forgot that. That's why I believe in you--because I know it's in you. Normally I don't poke or prod anyone, it's just bad form most of the time. But I did a little more than normal with you, Shane, because of how much I truly believe in you . To see you doing so well and experiencing this revival--sir, it's the best feeling. To think that I had a small part in nudging you toward that is incredibly fulfilling to me. Thank you for your example. And you're so very welcome, Shane. Always.


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