Some New Things with a review

No excuse for my absence, just laziness. My search for “New Things” has continued,here are a few of my latest with a little review.

First a place to go, RISD Museum on South Main Street in Providence, RI. I attended the Impressionist Exhibit a couple of weeks ago. The exhibit itself was worth the visit, but there was so much more, I spent two hours wandering about with a group of new acquaintances from one of my Meet Up Groups.  The museum also has a good coffee shop and a more than adaquate gift shop, it offers free admission on Sundays. I’m embarrased to say this was my first visit , but it won’t be my last.

Secondly, something healthy: Zeal For Life, is a nutritional drink from Zurvita, that was reccomended to me by my brother. I decided to give it try the beginning of this month and since starting Zeal, I have more energy, I’m not falling asleep in the middle of the day,my mood is better I feel great! Zeal is all natural and is easily absorbed and assimilated by the body. Believe me I was very skeptical when I first tried zeal and I honestly have made no other changes in my diet, or life that could account for my feeling 10 to 15 years younger!

Number three, a skin product; Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. This was a freebie from one of my runs this past fall and I used it on a whim two weeks ago. Anyone who knows me, knows that every winter I get dry skin that gets irritated on both hip bones (weird I know). Every year I look for something to relieve the irritation, laundry soap, lotions (some very expensive) soaps all natural ect… the list is endless, until I tried this it works!

The fourth thing on my list is ironically the book 52 Lists for Happiness, weekly journaling for positivity, balance and joy by Moorea Seal. I’m a list maker from way back and this sort of thing appealed to me right away. I was also looking for something to fill the gap after completing the Love Your Life in 30 Days. So far it has been fun but also eyeopening. It gets you to list things that make you smile, you’re good at ect… It has given me a better appreciation of myself.

I haven’t started the fifth thing but wanted to mention it here it is a Tony Robbins CD course The Time of Your Life, three steps to take controll of your life. I start that tomorrow. A review or at least a mention will be made in my next posting.

Til then check out a thing or two from my list, you won’t regret any!

This brings my total 46! fourteen more before the 24th of March!

Ginnie

 

 

 

 

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What? Am I Crazy?

Last time I blogged on this site I spoke of my Love Your Life in 30 Days adventure. Here are a few “new things” that came from that;

Manifesting, one of the assignments was to manifest something small I chose pennies, and 1 day I upped the ante to a quarter. Since that day I have manifested at least a penny each day and one day a quarter. I’m keeping them in a separate jar to track my progress. So far I’ve manifested six coins or thirty cents.

The next new thing I did off an assignment is get involved with Meet Ups this is a sight where like minded people join groups and get together and do things they like. Coffee and discuss books, hiking, photography etc. I’m thinking of starting one of my own!

The next new thing came from the assignment where I had to fill in an empty 2017 calendar with the year of my dreams. This assignment was so much fun and so empowering for me that I had my staff do it!

Today I decided to register for the Newport Half Marathon! “What?” “Am I Crazy?”  After all isn’t this blog about doing 60 new things before I turn 60? Yeah but the marathon isn’t until October so technically I’ll be 60.5! Slogging a half marathon has been on my bucket list or goal if you will for quite sometime. It’s about damn time I commit to doing it and spending $70.00 is a fairly sizable commitment!

The trick for me will be manifesting enough change along the way to cover the cost!

Got to go now — Need to check some how to train for a half marathon sites!

BTW what do you have planned for 2017?

I’m up to 41 new things 19 to go!

Happy New Year!

Gin

 

Numbers Thirty and Thirty-one

I may get two posts in this month! Which if I think about it will be some kind of miracle — Seeing this has been an insanely busy month personally and with my martial arts school…

Number thirty on my way to sixty new things was a new road race. This particular 5k was for the Victoria Sousa Foundation; Victoria passed away from the H1N1 virus and her family holds the race to raise awareness for vaccinating against the flu and to raise funds for scholarships to some of the area schools. The race was held in one of my favorite spots on the planet, Colt State Park in Bristol. The morning was perfect the course amazing and I ran my best time so far this year.

Number thirty-one was my reward and sort of ode to summer, I went to one of my favorite ice cream places; Somerset Creamery, and tried a new flavor Cranberry Chunk or was it crunch? Anyway it was delicious, loaded with pieces of chocolate, cranberry and walnuts! I’m usually not too adventurous when it comes to ice cream I tend to stick with, pistachio, black raspberry or maple walnut, but I figured this might be the last cone of the season so why not live a little…

Sorry my getting passed the halfway mark wasn’t more spectacular like running a marathon or eating a tarantula but they were both sweet and delicious. Which made this beautiful autumn Sunday even more amazing!

Onto the next thing,

Ginnie

A Few More Things…

So — I haven’t been too diligent with recording my new things. This has more to do with time management rather than lack of “things”  to write about. At this rate I should have said this was going to be a monthly news letter rather than a blog…

In no specific order here are my latest new things: Number 25, I watched a video series by Mike Dooley on getting unstuck. I guess it helped as I’m back to blogging! Number 26, also in the same vein of getting unstuck, I’ve downloaded the  Rituals For Living dream book and planner. I’ve used multiple planners and systems in the past with varying degrees of success but this one “Ritualizes” planning and life so I’m going to give it a go. Coming in at number 27, is a tasty food treat from the Bee Hive Pantry, a sweet potato ginger square. A delicious fall flavored offering that paired well with the hot coffee they were serving up. Number 28, I attended my first Rally For Recovery and was moved beyond words listening to people in the recovery movement share their stories, work and missions. Being an adult child of an alcoholic I empathized with what these family members were going through. Number 29, will take place on Sunday, I’m running the Gloria Gemma 5k. I’m excited to be running for this cause. Knowing so many woman (including my mother, twice) who’ve bravely fought this battle, and especially for the three friends who lost that battle. I feel this is the very least I can do!

There you have the latest, I’m pretty close to being on track, I need to be at 30 new things by tomorrow. So I better get on it!

I pray it won’t take me a month to write about it!

G

 

Back With A Few More Things

It’s been awhile. I’ve been crazy busy but I have tried a few new things, some good for you, one tastes pretty good and one will get you addicted (not so good)

First the good; as you may or may not have read I’ve recently joined Planet Fitness (often referred as “the purple place) and I’ve come across a few great and fun workout machines but my best find so far is the 30 minute workout room. I love to switch up my training not just for variety but to create muscle confusion, thereby creating better results. I especially enjoy when you can get more than one thing done – This room allows for you to get a strength and cardio workout all in one. For those serious muscle building folk out there I know I’m not going to build any muscle in this one exercise/body part workout, but I will tone and burn calories… Like I said I enjoy the variety, and combining a workout, this is only one of the workouts I do at the “purple place”. So if you’re looking for something new in your workout routine check it out.

Keeping in the vain of training, I’ve updated my yoga studio app and have stumbled upon a great 15 minute morning stretch. For those of you who have back issues may find this a beneficial way to start your morning as well.

Now for the latest recipe, living on your own you either have to be very creative with cooking or get used to eating leftovers. I’ve done both and I’m always on the lookout for easy “fairly” nutritional recipes. One of my most recent has been the cheeseburger pie from the Betty Crocker site. It is simple, 6 Weight Watchers points and isn’t expensive.

Last but not least, another phone app Piano Tiles 2, addicting especially if you’re competitive with yourself! This app gives wanna be piano players a virtuoso feel. Admittedly I feel like a badass playing some of my favorite classical tunes, but warning this app can be a big black hole and you can get sucked into your own silly fantasy or in my case competitive fog you may forget life is going on!

There you have it 4 more things bringing my total to 15 new things, I’m 25% of the way to 60!

Until next time,

Gin