Monday, September 8, 2008

So far so good...

As promised, I have awarded myself a goal for breaking a bad habit (leaving my shoes all over the house). Yes I know I said I back-slid a bit last week, but I renewed my efforts, and it's been over a month, so I'm claiming it.

(Hey, these are actually the shoes I bought to wear to my daughter's wedding. They are currently up on the closet shelf in a box. They are a lot sexier in person.)

I also renewed my exercising efforts. Yesterday I had to get on the elliptical because for some reason the treadmills wouldn't start up. I discovered that a lot of my workout mix that hadn't meshed too well with my walking works just fine on the elliptical! I think I'm going to need two mixes, a fast one for walking and a slower one for the elliptical.

And I need HELP with this. I know hardly anything about rock/pop music. The songs I have currently (my daughter AC put a mix together for me) that I really groove to are "Let's Dance" (Bowie) and "Cocaine" (Clapton). I think I'll have much more incentive to exercise if I have some really fabulous, driving, fun-to-listen-to music, preferably not too bubble-gummy. Any suggestions???

ALSO, I have pretty much settled on another virtuous habit: establishing a flossing routine again. I was doing pretty well until a couple of years ago when a series of accidents put a real cramp in my style. At one time I had both hands in braces, from falling down and hurting my wrists. And I also broke a rib. Not that time, another time. And now I have this hand thing going on.

I'm not going to put off developing the habit until after surgery--I'm going to try to cope with dental hygiene right through the recovery period. My dentist sold me a nice Water-Pik, AND I have another new ally in my quest: I only discovered this brand lately because my stepdaughter left it behind when she moved out. What a revelation. My teeth are really close together and really hard to floss. This stuff makes it easy!!! And fast! (Please don't tell me it doesn't do as good a job as the regular floss.) And yes, it is more expensive, but it makes it so much less onerous a task. In fact hardly onerous at all.

My first product review! (*simper*)


MizFit said...

I suck at many things (many. organizing paperwork, finances blahblahblah) but am fab about flossing.

only out of fear :)

and the music thing? people love itunes for the playlists.
have you seen this?

it's launching soon and looks GREAT.

Im gonna try and get some music to give away from there...


Melissa said...

I know about the iTunes playlists, but I'm avoiding using anything but my Treo which won't play iTunes. Just trying to hold down how many gadgets I have.

I could always check them out just to see what's in them, I suppose!

Leah J. Utas said...

Flossing is good. My husband uses the same product and swears by it.

JavaChick said...

What? You mean there is something wrong with leaving shoes all over the house?!?!?!?

P.S. Please don't tell my husband you actually managed to kick this habit; he might expect me to follow suit.

tokaiangel said...

I can be your music guide! I think upbeat late 70s/early 80s new wave stuff is great to work out to, if you like Let's Dance you might like that style?

Suggestions off the top of my head:

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone/ One Way or Another
Cars - Just What I Needed
The Knack: My Sharona

and of course, everyone loves working out to The Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor.

I'm useless on modern music though, sorry!

I leave my shoes all over the house too! I live on my own though, so I have nobody to tidy up for....

TA x

Melissa said...

Yay, Tokai, I'll check those out! Thanks!

(And someday you're going to trip over your shoes and hurt yourself bad and not be able to work out as a result. I know, it's happened to me 3 or 4 times....:-P)

POD said...

I love those shoes.
Also use that floss.
Awaiting next review.

sylvia_baber said...

You don't have to ask me twice to put a mixed cd together for you. I've got one going right now that you're going to love! I'll put it in the mail post haste!