Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012!!



I've been soooo busy this week getting my studio (I always giggle inside when I say that since my 'studio' is really just half of our bonus room in the basement :-)) cleaned and organized. It's been ages since I've been able to play in my studio. I'm so excited to be able to get back to my art.

Some of you may know that I injured my back and left hip while painting our house. I simply took a misstep on the ladder and, well, the rest is history...as they say. I could hardly sit or stand or lay down for more than a few minutes for most of last year. I'm happy to report, though, that through physical therapy and lots of determination, I am back on my feet and feeling great. I started super slow with just some stretching and worked my way up to going for short walks. Little by little I added to my walks and now I walk about three miles per day, five times per week. Lately, my hubby and I have started challenging each other with pushups and dips (or arm killers as I like to call them!!). We are putting in about 60 pushups and 60 dips on our way around the park where we walk. At first, let me tell you...my 'wings' were soooorrrre. Now though, I can crank those babies out. It's great to be feeling healthier. I would love to lose more, and hope to do so this year. Side note...I've also lost about 50 lbs with all this exercise and healthy eating. Yay!!!THAT is a wonderful thing in my book! It's been a long journey and I don't think I will ever take my good health for granted again.

Here's to a wonderful year of creativity. Wishing you and yours a joyous and blessed New Year in 2012! Let's keep each other in our prayers for good health and prosperity this year, ok?

Wishing you many blessings....Susan

2 comments:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my, Susan!! I am so sorry to read about your back, but am thrilled to read how much better you're doing! Dang girl, you lost 50 lbs?! That is freakin' awesome!!! Can't wait to see your wonderful dollies again! ♥
~Peanut

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Thank you Peanut. It's been a tough year or so recovering and I am soooooo grateful to be feeling better!!! I am excited to be back working again and hope to have some new creations to share with everyone soon. :-) Hugs...Susan