Healthy pursuits

So now I’ve been home for three days, and, well, I don’t feel my stress levels down at all.

I just spent the last hour online searching for a local fitness club that has Tai Chi classes (I took one in Montclair and loved it), or, failing that, a program that works for me budget-wise, location-wise, and content-wise. I have left a few messages at places which may have Tai Chi classes, and will check out a few local fitness clubs that don’t have Tai Chi, but that do have other classes. The ones high on my list right now are Curves, and the one in the West End that actually does have Tai Chi, but only on Thursday mornings, which means I can probably take it for, oh, two weeks, tops. But it also has a month-by-month payment plan that I like. I hate year-long contracts. They irritate me. Why I changed my hosting service plan from quarterly to yearly I cannot tell you, and I regret it, especially because I want to change hosting services.

I think I need to take classes. I’m not exactly chomping at the bit to get on my Gazelle Glider, which is staring at me mournfully and trying to guilt me into sessions. I don’t have a climbing partner, so climbing at the rock-climbing gym isn’t as easy as it could be. Yeah, I could go and hop in with some people. That’s what you do when you don’t have a partner. But I’m so out of shape I think one climb will knock me out, and that’s embarrassing.

I need to find my Yan Xin Qigong books, too. Yes, I am a woman of many layers, and one of them is a deep respect and liking for Chinese meditation and exercise. I have never cared for Yoga or any Indian meditation. But Qigong and Tai Chi? I like that a lot.

Think I’ll go searching for the books now. Yan Xin Qigong got me through my father’s death without going back to smoking, and without the usual stress-related stomach problems that I get when stressed. I think it will get me out of my current stressed-out state.

Sorry. You’ll have to go check with Soccer Dad every morning if you want your war news fix. He’s doing a daily Haveil Havalim.

I have to stop reading the news and watching the newscasts so much. One big roundup in the morning, and some updates later, is about all I think I should do these days.

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5 Responses to Healthy pursuits

  1. cond0010 says:

    “I am a woman of many layers”

    Onions have layers… so do Parfaits. :)

  2. cond0010 says:

    “I have to stop reading the news and watching the newscasts so much.”

    Does this have something to do with the fact that the links on the right side of your blog have disappeared?

    OTOH, when submitting comments, those links reappear. hmmm… interesting…

  3. The links are still there. Which ones disappeared?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Everything clickable on the right-hand side is gone when you go to

    However, when you enter a specific post so that you can make a comment, it reappears.

    This phenomenon occurred monday around 8pm.

  5. cond0010 says:

    Anonymous is me, Meryl…

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