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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Days and Painful Workouts

Yup... another Snow Day. Another day to stay warm and fuzzy at home. So, I dedicated this day to peaceful and productive writing endeavors. And, it worked! Even with both of my girls at home, I got a whole heck of a lot done on my WIP, not to mention a few other things I'm trying to finish. But, as satisfied as I am with how today went, I cannot rest on my, well, laurels. Much is still left to be done.

And, speaking of laurels, as quick as my mind has been today, I cannot say the same for my body. There is a difference when you work out with a personal trainer. OUCH!!!! My friend, Leanne, has taken me on and is challenging me to be more fit at 41 than I've ever been. Now, I'd like to think that I'm up for that challenge. However, today I'm finding it difficult to pull up my hair, and I can't seem to apply lip gloss any longer with my right hand. Let's not talk about potty time, kay? I think I've lost permanent use of my extremities. Thank goodness, I didn't have to do three reps of 25 with a 10lb weight with my fingers, or today would have been a bust, and this post would have been non-existent.

After one full hour of non-stop working out, I had to walk across the gym to grab the cleanser for the dumbbells, mat, and other stuff we used. I thought for sure I was gonna fall, my legs shaking and wobbling under the stress of my body. That would have been entertaining for some, and totally embarrassing for me! But, I just sucked it up, and walked slowly and methodically until I felt as though I had control of my body. Then, I thought I might throw up. My friend, the personal trainer, says I'm tough... I just didn't want to look like an idiot. That was Monday... today is Wednesday.

Yesterday, I made it through my 20 minute ride on my elyptical trainer, but I got stuck on the floor when I attempted yoga. It took me some time to get up. For a few moments, I thought I'd have to wait and let my family find me when they got home.

My hubby and girls try not to laugh at me as I slowly and arduously make my way up and down the stairs, lamenting the entire time. However, as painful as today has been, I know that it will be worth it in the long run... once I get the use of my arms and legs back.

Oh, what we do to look hot! (Ummm, I mean be healthy.)


Shoe Mood:

How would these babies look with some nicely sculpted calves... hmmmmm?


Christina Farley said...

You crack me up! But I'm hearing you on those workout pains. I've been neglecting my morning runs and trips to the gym all in the name of FAST DRAFT. EEk! I'm going to pay for it when I start up my workouts again.

Good for you though! Give it another week and you'll be so tight and fit, you'll be wishing it was spring so you can show off those muscular arms and legs.

CJ Raymer said...

Thanks, Christina! I'm feeling much better this morning, which means that she is gonna kick my butt this afternoon. ;-)

Nora MacFarlane said...

I've been putting off the workouts, but I look at my DVD of the New York City Ballet warmup everyday.

CJ Raymer said...

Nora - Tee! Hee!

Kelly said...

Ouch! You are certainly giving it your all! I wish I had that determination. I try much easier workouts like the treadmill and Wii Fit. :0) Love the shoes!

Bish Denham said...

Keep up the good work CJ (both mentally and physically.) The soreness only means you're using muscles you haven't used in a while. The pain will fade and you'll be stronger, better, healthy. (Can you tell I've got the pom-poms out and am cheering you on?)

Rena said...

Good job, CJ! I wish I had your motivation these days. Maybe if I had a better pillow ... LOL!

Love the shoes!

CJ Raymer said...

Kelly - Thanks! I'm trying. I did lose 1 and 1/2 lbs. this week! YAY! I have my days of only using the elyptical trainer. So, I'm not as determined as some.

Bish - Keep those pom poms out girlfriend! They mean a lot to me! XOXO

Rena - I know what you mean about pillows! Thanks, I have to say that I love those shoes. Can't wait for the warmer weather so that my little tootsies can come out and play in them.

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