Thursday, 25 November 2021

Thursday

 Good morning, everyone.  I was expecting a frost this morning but we seem to have escaped it.  However, it is exceedingly cold with a very keen breeze coming off the field over the road.  I am very thankful for my warm home and a day when I don't have to go out much.

I enjoyed yesterday's early morning shop.  My list was short, mostly fruit and veg, and wandering round the shops early morning is quite a pleasure at the moment.  Oddly, very little actually tempts me, but it's nice to see what's there and, maybe, get ideas.
I was, however, tempted by the fact that Aldi has their usual snowman loo paper in and, as it tends to sell very quickly, I got some as I do every year when I can.


Then I came home, put it all away and settled down in front of the PC for my first ever Goldster session which was about emotional eating.  I though it was good, well presented and informative although I don't think I learned anything new except that in the wider scheme of things I'm really doing quite well.  I don't go off track all that often nowadays.

Then it was all change and off to Lindsey's for my hour of personal training which I really did enjoy.  I'm not terribly fond of the exercise cycle but I do enjoy the cross trainer and I love the weight and stretching elements.  I always leave feeling energised and happy.  More than worth every single penny.

After such a busy morning, I was able to rest in the afternoon.  I caught half of another Goldster session which I wasn't so impressed with, mainly because it was a cooking demo and the lady showed very poor kitchen hygiene which rather put me off.

There's three things in the diary today.
Firstly I will be popping over to Chris' home for our weekly coffee and chat.  
Then Beth has the afternoon off work so is popping round after lunch for more coffee.
Finally, I'd like to watch two Goldsters sessions (making the most of my month's free trial), one being a 'life coach and well being' session and the other entitled 'how to move to age well'.
Of the latter, I have missed the first session but, if this one is helpful, I will try to attend the others too.  A lot depends on the presenter really.
Here's what's on offer:

18 Nov 2021 - How to eat to age well
25 Nov 2021 - How to move to age well
2 Dec 2021 - The importance of sleep
9 Dec 2021 - How to stay engaged
16 Dec 2021 - Creating an age-well environment
23 Dec 2021 - How to age well at Christmas

That last looks intriguing.

So that's today.  It should be a good and purposeful day in small ways, just what I like.
I know Eileen does but does anyone else use these online sessions (not necessarily Goldster, any ones)?  What do you think of them?

Have a lovely day, be positive and stay warm and well.  xx


13 comments:

  1. At the moment the online classes fulfill a need for learning/ entertainment. I've tried the life coach and well being classes but couldn't get of with the presenter's style - too disorganised for me. Hopefully she's settled down a bit by now. The Age Well classes have all been very informative so far ... mostly things already known, but a well presented timely reminder. Hope you enjoy both of your choices. xx

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    1. I remember you saying about the life coach one on your blog (or is it in your blog?). I'll let you know, if I remember to catch it.
      xx

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  2. Hello I’ve been contemplating online classes ..i eagerly follow Eileen to see how she is getting on ..now I will be interested in your view ..thank you x

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    1. Thanks. I'll certainly mention them in here.
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  3. Thanks for the heads up about the loo paper. We will head out and see if our local Aldi has any in yet. There wasn't any the other day when we went.

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    1. Thought you might be interested. Happy hunting!
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  4. Well, I tried the Life Coach and Well being but left fairly quickly. Perhaps I should have been more patient but doing relaxation isn't what I need - I relax too much as it is. lol
    Still looking forward to this evenings one though.
    xx

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  5. That Snowman loo roll is almost too cute for it's purpose. I was taken aback at the cranberry and orange scented loo roll that I saw at the supermarket here last week! X

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    1. It's very sweet, isn't it? I didn;t see the other - sounds interesting! xx

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  6. How to age well at Christmas?
    Can't imagine what that involves!

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    1. Nor I but I bet I won't be following it!! ;-)
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  7. Oh I'd love some decorated loo roll. It might confuse people here though as I don't think it's done here lol.

    Emotional eating. Sigh. I know all about that. I sometimes wish I was one of those people who don't eat when they are depressed. It's the opposite from me and I know it. Just isn't always easy to stop. However I am walking a LOT as I do that when I'm feeling down too.

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    1. She said that food is closely linked with emotions and that's natural and right. It's a pleasurable experience. She also said we use food to regulate our 'emotional metabolism' and i think I know what she means there. She gave a few tips for 'regulating' our emotional eating but that it really was quite normal and not something that causes shame as it makes it all so much worse to be shamed.
      It all sounded rally good and I will see how her advice helps next time I feel a session coming on. :-)
      xx

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