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Day 224: Background Music

I had another quick in and out gym experience yesterday. But I challenged myself to first do the exercise I hated.  The Power Tower. I did 12 leg lifts.  Briskly.  It's a start. I felt stronger today.  Then I hopped on the treadmill and power walked for 8 minutes. I did 1/2 mile.

I just realized that today is Saturday and I did not do my weight and measurements this week. Probably subconsciously avoiding it. Still struggling with the eating.  But I am still gluten free and avoiding junk food and sugar.  I will do a weigh in and measure on Monday. I promise!

Our chamber music group is playing for a homeless Christmas lunch today. I am really looking forward to it. Also a little nervous. Not sure what to expect. So I told the others we are just there to provide some cheer and background music while they get a meal and warmth.

My holiday season is winding down. The Portland Musical is done.  Yesterday was rehearsal for my piano students. Their recital is Sunday. I have about 60 students performing. Including my 72 year-old mother and 8 year-old niece.

I joked last year that the only way to get my family to attend my musical events is start teaching them! :)

After the homeless lunch, I'll go teach students. I won't have time to go to the gym today, but I plan on doing some stretching and walking.

Tomorrow I have the recital in the evening, but the morning and afternoon free. Oh Joy!  I still haven't gotten my massage, but I am thinking Sunday morning Mass, a nice long workout and perhaps start wrapping Christmas gifts.

I really enjoy my student recitals. I sit on stage with most of them.  I just sit and glow. I get a little teary-eyed, realizing I played a part in their lives by bringing music to them.  Then after the recital, we have many treats. Oh my goodness, I'd better bring something gluten free for me or I'll be sorry the next day!

I'd better get started.

Happy Saturday to you! :) 


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