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Day 226: High Wind Warning and My Current Stats

Just finished my morning workout!

Last night was my end of the term piano recital for my piano students. I had about 45 students perform.  Best recital ever!  I think all my chamber music concerts are increasing my confidence.  I've always enjoyed putting on recitals, but often get really nervous about public speaking.

Not anymore! I just focused on the task at hand.  Mostly just being present for my students. I had two sections last night, the first at 4:30 p.m. was for my beginning students.  Most of them are in my group piano classes.  Ages 6 and 7.  I had them come up onto the stage in groups.  I sat at the piano with them.

They all brought their own unique spirit to their music. We heard probably 7 different versions of Deck the Halls and Jolly Old St. Nicholas.  But they were all special. And so cute!

My 72 year-old mother is one of my students. As well as my 8 year-old niece.  But truly, all of these people feel like my family. I've been teaching at the music center, (where the recital was held) for about 17 years. I've been teaching privately for about 20 years. Some of my students that played 6:00 p.m. older and more advanced student recital have been with me for up to 10 years.

So many wonderful moments. I left feeling fully alive!

And the goodie table was overflowing.

And I survived! I had two mini gluten free carrot muffins and a few corn chips!

It was challenging, but I am getting stronger. It does help when a parent of a student who hadn't seen me in many months, whispered in my ear "You have lost a ton of weight! You look fantastic!"

And I feel fantastic!

I also realize I have been so busy this recital season, that I have not been posting my stats. The last time I posted stats was on December 1! Days do go by!

So here are today's stats:
December 21, 2015
BP: 92/79
Pulse: 78
Weight: 189 lbs.
Neck: 14"
Chest: 41"
Waist: 36"
Hips: 44"
Thighs: 21"
Biceps: 13"
Calves: 15"
Ankles: 9"

Compared to:

November 25, 2015
BP: 118/91
Pulse: 89
Weight: 187 lbs.
Neck: 14"
Chest: 42" 
Waist: 37"
Hips: 44"
Thighs: 21.5"
Biceps: 13"
Calves: 15"
Ankles: 9

Room for improvement, but this is not only recital season, it is HOLIDAY season!  Decking the Halls and all those desserts! I think I am doing quite well!

Speaking of doing well, I was in need of a good warm winter coat. And I had left my umbrella in the car of my cellist on Saturday. And it was pouring rain. So after my last student, I hopped on the bus to my good friend Goodwill.  I didn't expect to find anything, but there on the rack, in my size was the most amazing coat. Old Navy. $14.  It is so warm and puffy! :)  I also got myself a backup umbrella.

Good thing, because today I am going to go shopping for some last minute gifts and Christmas wrap.  And it looks like a monsoon again. High wind warnings. Standing water.

But I am prepared!

Happy Monday!

I love my new coat! :)


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