B READY FOR A GREAT 2019

As I reflect on 2018, I realize once again how fortunate I am. I have an incredible life filled with a wonderful family, joyful memories and good health. Of course, nothing is perfect and there have been several trials and tribulations, , but I am grateful to have the will to overcome the situations. I am also thankful of the support from my husband, family and friends.

I am so excited for 2019. I love fresh starts, new ideas, getting organized. In this post, I have included some of the things I am working on, have planned, and hope to achieve. I wish everyone a wonderful, joyful, healthy new year.

Get Organized

I am always trying to be more organized. Whether its my closet, kitchen, or garage. Purging and cleaning out always feels good. Five years ago, I read this book  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,by Marie  Kondo. To this day, I still love her philosophy and I use her techniques. Most recently, Kondo has come out with a series on Netflix where she goes into a variety of peoples homes and helps them declutter their lives.

Kondo’s services demand a huge waiting list a in Japan. For most of us who are reading her book, she breaks down her , two-part approach to tidying. First, put your hands on everything you own, ask yourself if it sparks joy, and if it doesn’t, thank it for its service and get rid of it. Second, once only your most joy-giving belongings remain, put every item in a place where it’s visible, accessible, and easy to grab and then put back.

Most would be surprised to see the amount of items of clothing that I actually have. I have become much more simplistic. Also, living at the beach, the lifestyle is much more casual, so the need for dressing up is not necessary

GET FIT

Every year, one of my resolutions is to eat healthier and keep exercising. I have been working out since I was a teenager. As I reflect back, I realize that every decade, my workouts have changed. In my teens, I was doing Nautilus training and treadmill running. In my 20’s I was doing step classes, aerobics and weights. In my 30’s, kickboxing and Taebo. In my 40’s, spin classes, yoga, Orange theory, and Zumba and hiking.

Now that I am 50, my workouts haven’t changed much since my 40’s, but my body has. I can’t do the hardcore training anymore, I get injured, and endure a more intense soreness that is just not tolerable. I feel like I need to be kinder to my body and do things that make me feel happy. I love to dance and I can’t wait to go back to my Zumba class. Every city has a big selection of Zumba classes available. You don’t need to be a good dancer to take a Zumba class, the more you go, the better you will get at knowing the routines. It is a great sweat and so much fun.

I love to be outdoors and especially love to hike. San Diego has some amazing hiking options. I often hike Torrey Pines and I love to hike Potato Chip rock. Here is a link for some of the great trails in San Diego

How many of you have boxes and boxes of photos, old vhs tapes and Dvds in your garage and or storage? I have a a lot. One of my new years resolutions is to take all of my photos and videos, and get them digitized. As of now, I cannot watch any of my old family videos. I have researched where to take them, and in my opinion, Legacybox is the winner.

Legacybox has a team of professionals who digitize every item by hand at their secure United States based facility.  Equipped with the latest digitizing equipment, Legacybox uses professional scanners and playback .  step of the process.  Once they’ve completed digitizing, you’ll receive all your original recorded moments back, along with perfectly preserved digital files on Thumb Drive, Digital Download, or DVD.

Every year, one of my resolutions is to eat healthier and keep exercising. I have been working out since I was a teenager. As I reflect back, I realize that every decade, my workouts have changed. In my teens, I was doing Nautilus training and treadmill running. In my 20’s I was doing step classes, aerobics and weights. In my 30’s, kickboxing and Taebo. In my 40’s, spin classes, yoga, Orange theory, and Zumba and hiking.

Now that I am 50, my workouts haven’t changed much since my 40’s, but my body has. I can’t do the hardcore training anymore, I get injured, and endure a more intense soreness that is just not tolerable. I feel like I need to be kinder to my body and do things that make me feel happy. I love to dance and I can’t wait to go back to my Zumba class. Every city has a big selection of Zumba classes available. You don’t need to be a good dancer to take a Zumba class, the more you go, the better you will get at knowing the routines. It is a great sweat and so much fun.

I love to be outdoors and especially love to hike. San Diego has some amazing hiking options. I often hike Torrey Pines and I love to hike Potato Chip rock. Here is a link for some of the great trails in San Diego


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