Thursday, September 26, 2013
I can report that I'm taking steps to get my giggle back and that some of those steps are exhausting while others are awesomely wonderful.
My weight is holding steady and I'm okay with that ... for now. I don't have the brain power or energy to get all fussy about a number on the scale as long as it stays within a 3 to 5 lbs range. There's a lesson in this people and I take comfort in it.
I'm loving the gym and using it to aid in some self indulgent me time. On average I'm there four, if not five, days a week. Last night I attended a 30-minute circuit class lead by Trainer Janet. The class had four people and I learned that Trainer Janet is evil ... evil I say! HA HA To be honest I wondered what could be accomplished in 30 minutes ... silly, silly me!!
5 minutes in it was all fluffy and wonderful ... I've got this I thought
10 minutes in my quads were shacking ... I might need a minute I was thinking
15 minutes in I was sucking wind ... At this point I was praying
20 minutes in during a 50 squat rep I was silently killing Trainer Janet
30 minutes ... I was a hot, sweaty, sticky mess happily wobbling away.
35 minutes ... I was trying to figure out how to get up/down the stairs. It's only gotten worse today. :)
Today I've mapped out five classes to take with Trainer Janet that involve abs, 30-minute circuit and arms. All the classes are 5 people or less and last 30 minutes. She's a body builder - beautiful (inside and out) and a trainer ... she knows things. Things that cause pain ... LOL! I love her!!
I'm in full swing with my adrenal support and it's helped with the fatigue and foggy brain. This makes me very happy. My sleep quality is still abysmal but I have a feeling that's due to other stress in my life.
Another step I have taken is buying myself a few new pieces of clothing. I was feeling a bit frumpy and drab so I added some color and fun. My clothing size has dropped again which made me very very happy. Next step is to buy a beautiful raincoat and boots as well as a new pair of glasses.
People have noticed a difference not only in my appearance but general mood. I know I'm smiling and giggling more because I'm physically feeling better. I'm working on the other "stuff" to which has no easier answers but lessons to be learned.
One step at a time ...