The meaning of Core.

Core has several meanings, but the one I tend to use the most is Core training.  Looking up this one is states: ‘the muscles of the torso, especially the lower back and abdominal area, which assist in the maintenance of good posture, balance, etc’

Boxing is great for the core, and after a session, I can fell that it has been a complete workout, tightening my core muscles.  Also lifting weights, and flipping tires strengthen my core too.

Another important meaning of the work core, or core values.  These are ones that I stand by, and will do anything in my power, to up hold them.

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My husband had the first cataract surgery today.

After having 2 appointments for measuring the lenses for his eyes, today he had the left cataract removed, and the lens inserted.  I thought it may be frantic getting ready with all that we had to do, but everything ran smoothly.

We got there at 9 a.m., and he was taken in at 9.15.  I was told that it would be at least 2 hours, the original quoted time was 4 – 6 hours, from start to finish.

I went to a local gym and did boxing for around 45 minutes, and then came back to the waiting room.  There were several nice people to talk to.  I even recommended a restaurant for 2 people waiting on a friend, as they lived 45 minutes from the surgical center.

My husband was in post op at 12.15, and I brought the vehicle around to the other entrance.  He was eating sugar free cookies, and drinking orange juice.  An employee gave me a package with instructions, and an eye patch for bedtime.  He put on his glasses that they give you after surgery, and I drove us home.

He now has to go back Monday afternoon to ensure all is well.  Monday we both have doctor’s appointments in the morning, and Tuesday he has the electro-cardiologist, so a busy time.

In 3 weeks time he has the right eye done.

The photo is not with the prescription sunglasses.

A big Thank You to Antony

We have been reading one another’s posts for quite some time now, and I have been amazed at his knowledge on, and about WordPress.

So when I started doing videos on YouTube, I was leaving a link in my posts, so that readers could click on it.  Then a recent post, the video itself came up. I was so happy, but didn’t remember what I did differently.  I spent hours trying to figure it out.

Then I emailed Antony, and he got back to me with a simple answer, in language I understood.  Now all my videos are showing up, and I feel that they are the center of my blog posts.

I personally want to tell you what a great person he is, and if you are not following him, with a WordPress blog, you are missing out.

Here is a link to his blog Antony Agnel


Daily Post/Daily Prompt one word Squat

This word I could not pass up on, as going to the gym every day, and working out at home, the ‘squat’ is one of my favorite things to do.

When I am stretching/warming up, I do all the usual ones, and go down into a squat, coming up, and stretching my back.

I do regular squats, ones  with a large ball behind my back, and some with my suspension straps.  Squats are part of my daily life.

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Awareness of your surroundings is so important.

This used to be for women, and children, but with the violence we now have anywhere in the world, everyone needs to be more careful.

My husband is a black belt at judo, and I do boxing, and kickboxing, but neither of those would help us, if someone had a gun.

My thoughts, that also go into print, are that everyone should be aware of the conditions around them.  Are they on their own?  Is it dark?  Are they in a strange place? Are there several people around, or just the odd one?

The list could go on, but all I want to stress is that, everyone is vulnerable, and I ask you all to be safe.


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Today I had a trainer working with me.  I have been boxing for 4 years, but no training whatsoever.  He put me through it, and I loved every minute of it.

He had heard that I will never give up when it comes to working out, and the Facebook video was the last couple of minutes, of my hour.  Unfortunately I can’t put videos into this blog, but I have added photos.

If you want to see the video, check it out on my Facebook page:  Also by clicking on his name, or the link to his business, you can see what an amazing guy he is.


It’s hard to resist the temptation.

Sometimes life gets difficult, and we have to resist doing the wrong thing.  The doctor hasn’t allowed my husband to drive since December of 2,015, and this is a constant problem.

When he tells me he is going to drive, and I know that it could get nasty, I just say ‘No’, and walk into another room, or go into the garden.  If I stay I may say something I would regret, and I love him too much, to do that.

Stop, think, and resist saying what you really want to say, when it can hurt someone else.  It gets really hard to do so, as this has been going on for over a year now, but what else can a wife do, when she wants to protect her husband’s life, and the life of others.