Thursday, February 28, 2013

Skipped the Gym Today - Could Barely Move

Today is a new day! This is the only day that counts!

Oh my, when I got up this morning my muscles were so tight.  I thought I was sore yesterday.  I didn't want to go to the gym and have people see me crying and bent over like a ninety year old woman.  Still, I knew I needed to stretch out and loosen up.  I am telling you the worst was trying to sit down to go to the bathroom.   Ouch!!  I guess that might be TMI.

I pulled out one of the tapes I had and did a short work-out to help loosen those tight old muscles.  It did help some.  I felt like I could at least get up and down without moaning.  

After that I went on to something even more painful.  I worked on my taxes.  I couldn't finish them because my husband had some information I needed and he had to go to Chicago for work today.

After my husband got home we had to run to see his mother.  His sister called last night and said she was bad.  Well when we went over she seemed fine.  Mom and sister tend to panic about the least little thing.  I know her health isn't great, but every time she feels bad  she thinks she's dying.  She has lots of anxiety about dying.  I really wish my husband would see her more, that would probably help her to feel better.  

I have always had a very close relationship with my parents.  And now I have a close relationship with my children, so I just don't understand their family and how they interact.

The highlight of my day has been visiting all of the blogs in the blog hop and reading the comments from all the hoppers.  There are some incredibly talented woman out there! Linking with the Ladies has been one extraordinary experience.

Tomorrow morning I have to get my hair colored, hopefully I can still make it to the gym.  If not, I will use one of the tapes for a workout.  I am really getting so I need to workout.  I wish my diet was going better.  

Maybe I should blame my diet failures on all the blogs I looked at today that had such incredible food pictures and recipes.  If I just started looking at those today though that doesn't explain everything before today does it?  Come on you guys, encourage me!


  1. The best encouragement I can give you is...remember why you are doing this. Write down your top three reasons for losing weight/getting healthier, and pin / post them somewhere you can see them frequently. Sometimes we lose sight of that, and it's always good to remind ourselves of all the reasons why we are doing this. Even the 'vain' ones of wanting to look better in clothes, or hell, even butt nekkid! :)

  2. I love Gwen's advice above. I've started meditating lately, and even doing that helps get oxygen into my system a little more. I can feel my muscles start to relax once I've spent ten minutes doing it. There are some great guided meditation CDs/MP3s on Amazon and iTunes; I'm using one by Bodhipaksa right now - nice, Scottish lilt to his voice that is so, so soothing! :)

  3. As weird as it may sound, I love feeling sore because it makes me feel like I am making progress when I first start working out:) Visiting from Busy Momi Bee!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my "Cute Way to Save Children's Artwork" blog post. I would be of no help in the motivation dept as I need to get my butt working out and dieting again, and I agree all the yummy recipes on link up parties don't help, lol.


  5. Hey, we all have bad days...just keep the focus on being healthy...eating good foods and moving! I'm certain you can be successful!!!Have a great weekend :)

  6. Keep your focus on what you hope to achieve. You can do it!

    As for the sore muscles...REVEL in them and be proud of the fact that you HAVE muscles that are sore!

  7. Hey! I've joined the gym and I'm working on slimming down and building my strength too so we can encourage each other. I think me and a few others are doing a 'Blog Bulge' link up...maybe next week. You should surely come and take part if you are interested. I'll post it on my blog. ;)

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