Late getting up, I prepared a cup of coffee and grabbed a slice of O&H kringle leftover from yesterday’s book club before logging onto my iPad. My taste buds savored the slice of sweet, moist, buttery pastry with joy before my stomach protested with nausea. I firmly believe that if I am to waste calories and nutrition on sweets, those treats need to be the best. O&H out of Racine, Wisconsin, definitely fits the bill. The problem was consuming a handful of sugar for breakfast.
Thus, I opened the Zoom for online yoga with Noreen feeling less than optimal. Learned from experience: a little movement can counteract all kinds of ill feelings. I persevered.
Although I can no longer do many of the poses because of bad knees, Noreen reminds her students that the practice is ours, for our bodies. So I adapted and kept moving.
Within a few minutes, the nausea was gone, my muscles were relaxing, and my mood was rising.
It doesn’t take much: a walk around the block, a couple of mini-morning salutations, some deep breathing. And good nutrition. With age, my body has little tolerance for a poor diet. So my number one concern today is, how can I ignore the call of those cookies my sister left for us?