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10- Day Exercise Calendar

This is my list of exercises I put together for a healthy improvement for the lymphatic system. I am not an expert in exercise, not a fitness trainer, just someone who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lymphedema and Lipedema.

Day 1: morning: walk outside, Lymphatic exercise on youtube, cycle

Day 1: Evening: Lymphatic exercises on youtube

Day 2: Morning: yoga for lymphatic system, 30mins, cycle for 10 minutes,outside walk for 27 minutes

Day 2: Evening: yoga with Adrienne 30days, cycle for 10 minutes, walking for 20 minutes

Day 3: Morning: walked 20 mins, yoga for 20 minutes, dumbbells for 10 minutes

Day 3: Evening: lymphatic exercises, cycle

Day 4: Morning: 30 min yoga, 10 min cycle

Day 4: Evening: lymphatic yoga, lymphatic exercises, cycle

Day 5: Morning: yoga, abs, cycle

Day 5: Evening: lymphatic exercises, cycle

Day 6: Morning: yoga, cycle

Day 6: Evening lymphatic exercises cycle

Day 7: Morning: yoga

Day 7: Evening: none, rested and kept my legs elevated

Day 8: Morning yoga cycling

Day 8: Evening lymphatic exercises cycling

Day 9: Morning: 30 min yoga, cycling for 8 mins

Day 9: Evening: walked for 30 minutes

Day 10: Morning yoga with meditation and restorative yoga, cycling

Day 10: Evening 20 minute walk

Review: I did really well for 10 days. My goal was to do this for a whole month however some personal issues came up that I decided to do this challenge for 10 days. But it gave me a really good idea of the type of exercising I could do that seems to help me throughout the day and also is good for the evening. I will continue exercising I’m just not going to log it and share everything. I have not been outside walking for a while because of the smoke from the Canadian wildfire.

I am hoping to be able to walk starting tomorrow as they say the air will be much better to be outside.


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Day 11-healthy challenge

June 6, 2023

I woke up exhausted last night. It is extremely difficult to watch someone who you love have their last few days of life. Cancer is such a horrible thing. As it weighs on me quite a bit it reminds me of the time when my mom passed. So I am very tired and I need a lot of rest and slow down.

I think my exercise will be on a slower side and not as detailed for at least the next week. So I’m not sure if I’m going to continue logging my daily routine I might instead blog a weekly review.

Morning exercise

Lymphatic exercises and cycling




Pasta salad with red and yellow peppers, and cucumbers


Lettuce salad and pasta salad and water.

Evening exercise

20 min walk.

I noticed with the amount of stress I’ve been under the last few days, my legs are swollen and tired. Walking felt heavy when lifting my legs and they felt hot when I was finished walking.

I took a shower and used lavender soap to calm my legs.

Tonight I’m going to bed early.

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Day 10- healthy challenge

June 5, 2023

Morning Exercise

Yoga with meditation and restorative and cycling.

Here’s my cycle.






Half sandwich of chicken

Evening exercise


Today was a stressful day. My dog was having a hard time managing herself and I had to clean up her mess.

Then my aunt made more of a decline. I saw her again tonight and I feel it will be soon that she will go and be with the Lord.

I might not continue my daily journal because I am exhausted and unsure if I’ll have the energy to write each day.


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Day 9- healthy challenge

June 4, 2023

Morning Exercise

30 min yoga and cycling for 8 mins


Coffee. I was not hungry.


Pepper with kidney beans and melted cheese with tater tots


I made quiche with spinach and black beans.

  • 6 eggs
  • Almond milk about 1/4-1/2 cup
  • Spinach- small bag
  • Black beans – I used half a can
  • Cheese- Mexican kind
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cook on 350 degrees for 45 mins to 1 hour

I had quiche with cherries and hot tea.

Evening Exercise

Walked for 30 minutes


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Day 7- healthy challenge

June 2, 2023

Woke up later than I wanted. 5:30am. I made my hot tea and tried to talk myself out of exercising. But I didn’t.

Morning Exercise



Boiled eggs and cheese




Left over pasta and chicken, cheese, cookies



Evening Exercise

None. I was tired and decided to keep my legs elevated and rest.


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Day 5-healthy challenge

Wednesday May 31, 2023

I woke up this morning and it was stuffy in the house. It was in a high ’80s yesterday and the humidity wasn’t as bad at night but with the house closed up it was getting hot. I woke up around 5:00 a.m. and I fed my animals open the front door to get the breeze and made myself a cup of hot tea. I decided I’m going to take this week off from walking to heal my blister and it’s just too hot for me to walk outside.

Morning Exercise

20 min yoga with balance and core, 5 min ab work, cycle for 13 mins


Banana bread and two boiled eggs.


I didn’t know what to eat so I had cereal.


Fish, salad and baked potato

Evening Exercise

Lymphatic exercises and cycle


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Day 4-healthy challenge

Tuesday May 30, 2023

I woke up at 5:15am. Feeling tired. I made hot tea and will decide if I want to walk outside. It’s hot out and if I want to be outside this is the best time. But my feet and that blister kinda hurt.

Morning Exercise

I decided to stay inside to exercise. I want my blister to heal before I walk again. And it’s starting to get hot and it’s only 7:30!

So my exercise consisted of yoga for 30 minutes, and cycle for 10 minutes.


Banana bread with two boiled eggs with salt and pepper. Iced coffee.

Later I had yogurt, got hungry and had a small break from work.


Oops forgot to take a photo. I had a salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, kidney beans and chicken breast. I used dairy free ranch dressing. And water. I had sweetened ice tea as well today


Nothing for dinner. I had a late lunch and was not really hungry.

Evening Exercise

It’s just too hot out for a walk. 10 years ago I probably would have walked! Instead I did lymphatic yoga, lymphatic exercises and cycle.

I had a popsicle after working out along with water.

The heat is making it difficult on my legs. I feel swollen and heavier with fluid. Working out with a lot of fluid limits me, but it felt good to do the lymphatic exercises.


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Day 2-healthy challenge

Sunday May 28, 2023

Wake up

It was hard to wake up today. Sleep was difficult because I had a weird dream, got overheated and my cat bothered me until I got up to feed him in the middle of the night. I then laid down on the couch and fell asleep there for the rest of the night.

I officially woke up at 5:00am. Fed my cats and dog. Made hot tea, did some blogging and relaxed. I really would like to fall back asleep. But I need to stay awake and start my morning exercises..

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Morning Exercise

Today I decided to do a 30 minute lymphatic yoga which I found on Youtube. Then I spent about 10 minutes on the cycle. Afterwards, I took a shower and got ready for the day. At this point it is around 7:30. I decided to take my dog out and see if she wanted to take a walk. She had the energy today to want a walk, she’s 14 years old. That pleased me. We were out for 27 minutes walking.


I made eggs on toast with spinach. It was a simple breakfast. I was thinking about intermittent fasting. I was getting really hungry and felt I would end up eating something unhealthy or get a headache if I did not eat. I don’t know if intermittent fasting will be a good thing for me at this point. I did sneak some veggie chips. But I won’t have anymore for the rest of the day.


I had nothing for lunch. Today I had a strong headache and I was on my way to my dad’s. So I stopped to get a coke and took Excedrin.


I had a salad, beans and baked potato. I ended up feeling full.

What I did today

It is Sunday, like I said before, I work as a self-employed counselor. With that and the prices of groceries and me trying hard to improve my finances, I need to work a few hours each day, whether it is a full day of appointments or a few in the morning. Sunday I work until noon. I see 4 clients and it actually goes really fast.

Evening Exercise

I had restless legs which is common for lipedema. I followed a yoga YouTube video, then cycled and then took a 20 min walk.

Review of the day. I feel great, relaxed and stronger.


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Can peace be attainable?

What does “having it all” mean to you? Is it attainable?

Peace. It is attainable. For myself peace is waking up in the morning to hot tea here in the bird sing with the sunshine out that brings a quietness to the day.

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Most of us are rushing from one thing to the next thing going to work hurrying up our day eating falling asleep maybe trying to get him some family time or exercise or dates etc before the end of the day. Then we wake up and hit repeat and do it all over again day after day. Slowing down relaxing being calm our foreign words to most people. A lot of people will say I can’t I don’t have time I don’t know how.

But it’s really quite simple it’s deciding having a few minutes yourself before the day wakes up relaxing on the sofa with a hot tea or coffee listening to the birds before you think that you have to hurry up and do something. It is a simple stop but a hard concept to follow through.

Peace is deciding to leave the phone the tablets the TV anything of a distraction off to the side and not involve your entire life around electronics.

There are people who wake up from abuse domestic violence war hunger worry about financial issues and the list can go on. Is it possible to find peace within that? I think it is. It’s making the decision to find faith hope as well as finding ways to bring some joy in your life even during difficult times.

Peace might not give you the answers to financial issues. But the practice of relaxing calming yourself to give yourself a quiet space might give you the answer on how to improve your situation. So maybe after a practice and maybe after some faith Peace can help with those issues.

Peace is having love for yourself and love to others and love to the world in which we live.

Let’s be kind to each other everyone’s going through something and everyone deserves peace.