Change in Routine
Over the Weekend

A Change is as Good as A Rest

We all know the age old story, the complaint and lament of "not enough time". We are bombarded with ideas of how to spend our time. Life is full of choices and it can be difficult to make a decision about what to do next.

Lately, I've decided to make a change and dedicate some of my (precious) time to exercise. I've tried to be active most of my life, but the last few years I've slacked off. My daily walk isn't paying off in ways I'd like and back issues have kept me from other forms of strengthening. The aging process isn't kind and I'm loosing "it" so I need to use it. The all of it.

My mother would often say "A change is as good as a rest". It's very true. Within weeks of starting pilates my back pain has started to abate and I've been able to be more physically active.

Betsyandme
I can feel my muscles working, "firing" as my instructor Betsy calls it, and feel them growing stronger.  It's an awesome feeling. I've made time for 2 classes a week and I'm loving it. This means less time for knitting and reading, but the pay off has been worth it.

Even though knitting is less frequent, there has been some knitting and I have two finished projects to show off (pictures to take, posts to write). I promise to do soon. In the meantime, I'll tell you about the new project on my needles. This is still a knitting blog (over all).

Imagining

The reason I decided to knit Joji Locatelli's  Imagine When was its interesting construction.  A triangle is created by increasing along one edge and the connecting subsequent triangles are created with short rows. The shape is asymmetrical, with added design details of eyelet rows and picot edging. Knitting is easy enough to be relaxing, but interesting enough to keep my attention and I'm loving it. 

Comments

I am so glad you found a fitness routine that works well for you! (That's the secret, you know.) It really is worth taking the time to exercise -- and especially when it's an exercise we actually LIKE doing! Hurray! (And that shawl? Gorgeous!)

Congrats on getting fitter!!! You look marvelous!

I am so happy for you!

Time is one of my true treasures.

Excellent! And that shawl is going to be gorgeous!

Wonderful photo of you and Betsy! Kudos grrlfriend.

Working out has taken more time from my life but I feel so much better!

Love the scarf pattern.

You look younger than ever! I'm so glad you found an exercise that you enjoy!

so glad you are feeling better and I have a sis that says "use it or lose it"...

You look fantastic!

Congrats on establishing a fitness routine! I used to love pilates, but I haven't got back into a regular routine since I had my little one. No wonder my back hurts! I should make it a higher priority.

Congrats on the new fitness routing. Imagine When is a fun knit, I enjoyed knitting mine.

yay for exercise - you do look wonderful and that smile surely tells the whole story right? I know an hour of exercise each day makes me feel so much better and that has tremendous benefits in all aspects of my life. Bought Imagine When at Joji's Plucktember sale...can't wait to see your progress on it - the pattern looks like a lot of fun and I think asymmetrical pieces are so much easier to wear.

Yay for establishing an exercise habit! I need to re-establish mine. Ugh, it hasn't been going well.

You look great!

Good for you! It's so hard to carve out little bits of time for everything, but I really think adding some free time for exercise is a really good choice!

Yay! I'm so glad you are able to notice the benefits. Alleviating back pain makes such a difference in every part of life.

Oooh! Your Imagine When will be beautiful! xo

Fantastic! It has such benefits, and not just for the body.

Cannot wait to see what your Imagine looks like. I have liked some of the ones I've seen. Which yarn?

So glad you've found something that works so well for you!

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