April 27, 2022 – Aging Gracefully : Finding a Blogging Solution When My Days Are ( mostly ) Spent Exercising, Painting and Relaxing with Sheila

1st lay-in, Seeing April 2022 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
1st lay-in, Seeing April 26, 2022 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
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Watercolor / Acrylic layin with Golden’s Extra Heavy Matte Gel on 2 : 22×28 stretched canvas panels

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Update May 04, 2022 – name changed to Eyes of the Universe

When I was younger, say even a 11 years ago when I started this blog, I had enough energy there really wasn’t a question of “enough time” or “energy” – I simply, correctly, assumed I’d be able to squeeze in the time to do all the things I wanted or felt I needed to do. I hadn’t been that long retired, and doing things I wanted to do was easy in comparison to driving or catching a bus to work and back, not to mention all the time and attention to do a good job 😊

Now – lol! – having had a decade+ to develop my interests full blown, plus necessarily prioritizing our health and having discovered the joys of SilverSneakers’ live online classes, even painting has finally met its match for its claim on my time and interests. I don’t mind..and as you can see above, I’m getting better at not having to place the paint “perfectly” on 1st layin anymore. Unless it works out that way…. 💕 This painting though – Seeing – I planned from the beginning on covering over the dark, around the blues, with thick textured translucent tones. Very experimental for me 🤞

Obviously also wouldn’t make much point not having time for the main relationship in my life, my wife, Sheila ☺️

And I want to write about these things, and others, and let ya’ll know things I’m discovering. For example, the last few days I’ve been trying out doing 15 to 20+ minute portions of some 45 minute live SilverSneakers classes via Zoom. I sign in, do as much as I can, and that’s all there is to it! — Like what classes you ask? — Well, EnerChi and Total Body Strength. One’s a slow motion dance balance endurance experience, and the other’s a cardio strength endurance w/out weights or bands ( though one can choose to use them; but not me right now, lol! ).

SilverSneakers live online 45 min class Total Body Strength - https://tools.silversneakers.com/Search/OnlineClasses
SilverSneakers live online 45 min class Total Body Strength – https://tools.silversneakers.com/Search/OnlineClasses
SilverSneakers live online 45 min class EnerChi - https://tools.silversneakers.com/Search/OnlineClasses
SilverSneakers live online 45 min class EnerChi – https://tools.silversneakers.com/Search/OnlineClasses

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My most recent SilverSneakers blog post
April 04, 2022 – Finished My 1st SilverSneakers’ Online Live 45 Minute Yoga Class!

So if you’ve ever wanted to do a class, but also wanted the option to start in when convenient for you, and leave for whatever reason – and not have to explain why or even be seen leaving – well, these longer experimental-for-now classes are exactly that for me 😊

But I should go, Sheila and I’ve found a new series on AcornTV, Harry Wild, with Jane Seymour ( aka, Medicine Doctor ) & it’s time for our the next episode ☺️

Stay well everyone! Be happy, even if only within your own circle. Sometimes that has to be enough, and sometimes it’s plenty enough! 💕

Adan

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

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One comment

  1. LOVE that new piece!! LOL yes – energy! Too bad we can’t create time & energy. Big AcornTV fan here…”Harry Wild” is lots of fun! Enjoy these days, Adan!! 🥰👋

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