I've been walking but not with consistency that feels fabulous. So my new goal for the next 4 weeks is to walk 5 out of 7 days per week and to keep track of it. I truly LOVE walking - it feels splendid, the weather is perfect in south Florida this time of year and there is beauty in abundance all around. The iPhone is also a companion when walking - it's the first thing I grab before walking out the door. I recently downloaded the shakshuka app to listen to Israel radio live. It's almost surreal to walk in the USA and tune in...surreal in a wonderful way.
Of course, I love taking pics everywhere. And, had I not walked the dog this morning with a friend, I would have missed the amazing pomegranate fruit bursting open on my next door neighbor's tree. This picture really captures my essence today - sunny disposition, bursting with enthusiasm to set a new goal and feel filled with life. The first picture was taken with my iPhone. The others with a Panasonic Lumix.
And a blossom on the tree.
There is also a Jewish connection with the seeds in the fruit and doing good deeds ("mitzvot"). A month from now I will be in Washington DC speaking at an FDA panel meeting representing patients/patients' families and their experiences with home blood glucose monitoring. We need improved accuracy with those meters and the voice I can provide, feels like a very good deed.
The progress with the goal I last mentioned on the blog, eating mindfully, is a bit more vague. Perhaps I need to more clearly define how I can measure its success. However, my refrigerator is filled with wondrous produce, as is my counter, and I've been cooking delicious and healthy foods - so that's another plus in having an increased awareness about my vision for ultimate health and wellness. I made a chayote squash dish a few nights ago. Yesterday I made shakshuka which was fabulous. And last night steamed some baby bok choy. Wondering how I'll cook this squash today....any suggestions?
Keeping track of walking - Day 1 of 7 - walked 2.2 miles in the morning.