Monday, June 1, 2009

AM Walks Started, AM Weights Next

Two days down that Hubby and I have been getting up at 6 AM to walk Puppy Yeats together. We don't go far, but it is down hill and back up and it takes awhile because Yeats gets overly excited so we have to stop and get her to chill before we move on.

Tomorrow is a big day because I told Hubby I wanted to start doing some weights in the AM together. I figure we can do some bicep and tricep curls and military presses and chest presses and flies. Since we're just starting, I'm shooting for 2 sets of 12 (10 if we reach fatigue at 8).

The next day we will squats, step ups & side step ups, leg raises, and crunches.

On Thursday, I plan to leave work by 5PM so I can go to water aerobics. This is more stressful for me because I have to leave on Weds. at 4:30 to meet with PhD2. And with daily deadlines, it can be almost impossible to leave. Plus, I have this new employee training with me that is still not up to speed. Plus, I took today off to be with my visiting aunt & uncle and need to leave early on Friday to drive to see our NC granddaughters (7 year old has piano recital on Sat. & the 3rd birthday party for the other on Sun.) So I am not going to beat myself up if I can't get out. However, my goal is to start leaving on Tues., Weds. & Thurs. early--Tues & Thurs for water aerobics and Weds. for my appt. I can work from home after if necessary, but it doesn't count toward the deadlines.

Starting to get moving was something PhD2 talked with me about. I feel stiff and sore so many places. I've been having a lot of shoulder pain, all along my right scapula and across my right chest muscle (hurts to the touch). It felt much better after just one day of walking and stretching it. My knees have been catching some. My feet hurt (they are the worst part.) But I have new inspiration. I want to ride my bike (Hubby and I have started kind of dreaming about going to Maine or NH with the NH grand kids and I thought it would be great if we could all ride bikes together but not if I can't keep up.) and I want to swim and go to our house assoc pool.

I can't decide whether I want to go to pool in our subdivision now--probably more likely in the AM or late PM, hopefully when fewer people are around. I sort of feel like fuck it, if others can't take seeing me in my bathing suit, but the up and down OMG look my uncle gave me when I was in shorts when they arrived (to clean our deck), incites my hesitation.


  1. The most important part of this process is be happy with YOURSELF. Nevermind what others think or feel or how they act toward you or how they look. BE COMFORTABLE with who YOU are! Nothing brightens your step like confidence! ;) Anyone who doesn't think so isn't worth the time.

  2. I always like reading your posts. The music is great. Weights in the go girl! And I agree, sore feet are the worst.

  3. Love the song! But I really love your attitude and determination. Good for you :)

  4. I was having a lot of aches and pains before I started this recent weight loss journey. Feeling creaky when I got out of bed. Just generally never feeling quite right. When I cleaned up my diet, chased out all the bad stuff and started exercising every day, it slowly but surely got better. I still have aches and pains, my you, but they're self-inflicted.

    BTW, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog the other day (no, not the silly one about my abnormal ring finger). It was much appreciated.

  5. And what was it you said to your uncle? Repeat :-)


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