Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I need your help and / or opinion.
Here's the situation...
I have a mean dog. Really... we got her about a year ago from the shelter, and we have had some serious problems. We've tried to get her trained, but she HATES kids. I have resorted to just locking her up when there are kids over, but my kids can't really even walk her around the block. She bites kids.
The dog is really good now with my own kids, but with any kid she doesn't know if they try to pet her she WILL bite them. Not bad bites yet, but she has broken the skin. She's only bitten 3-4 kids, but that is 3-4 too many.
So... tonight... my sister came over to just pick up some things she had forgotten. When I know kids are coming, I always lock up the dog. Well... my sister and I were chatting for just a minute. She was just going to quickly pick up her things and leave. Well... SHE started chatting (I'm serious it's her) and her kids came running in from the car. Well... I wasn't even thinking about the dog, I was just listening to my sister talk, and anyway... bottom line the kids went in to play with my kids and the dog BIT her 5 year old daughter. It wasn't really a bad bite, but it definitely was a BITE...
I am so upset... I don't know what to do. I of course LOVE my dog, but I always am worried she is really going to hurt someone, and if she did I could not live with myself.
What should I do??? It would break my kids heart and my heart if we had to take our dog away. I just don't know what to do. I'm really upset.
But... the good news... I usually would absolutely EAT over this. I did do a minor no / no... My doctor told me I could start run / walking... Ok... I just ran for 20 minutes. But it didn't hurt. BLAH!!!
Any, ANY, advice whether I want to hear it or not would be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ok... I got a sleeveless running shirt. And... it's tight. I never wear shirts like this running. I hope I'm ready, because it cost $38. That's a lot more than a little t-shirt. But... It's a dry fit, and I am hoping I could use it in my tri's under my wetsuit and no longer wear a swimming suit during my tri's.
I got up this morning and hurried down to Wal-Mart. Teacher friends...I need you these next couple of weeks. I go back to work July 28. UGggg.... I'm so not motivated. But... going to Wal-Mart this AM actually motivated me a little, because I bought 200 notebooks for $10. Can you believe it? They were $.05 each. That actually got me really excited. I LOVE teaching but it's always such a big transition from having my time off to teaching again.
After Wal-Mart... I hit the gym. I didn't really have a set plan of what I wanted to do. I brought my swimming stuff in case I wanted to swim. I posted yesteday somewhere that I am a more go~with~the flow exerciser. I usually am! I just want to exercise and make it enjoyable. Well... this week wasn't super enjoyable. My swim when my calf muscle cramped hurt so badly. So... today... I did a few minutes on the elliptical to warm up, then I stretched out my ITB on the foam roller (foamie).
I did some strength training for about 30 minutes. Very gently and easy for my knee.
Then... I started back on the elliptical and only went for like 3 minutes, and I was like I don't want to do this. So... I hit the pool. Started swimming and about 15 minutes into my swim I just thought. I want to play. SO... I started doing bouncing butterfly. It's where you jump off the bottom of the pool and break through the surface and do a butterfly stroke. IT's so fun. The I just jogged in the pool. Did a lot of stretching. Some backstroke. NO BREASTSTROKE!!!! I am too worried this will hurt my knee. Just jumped around like a little froggy. It was so fun.
Anyway... I need to remember... ENJOY... have fun with my workouts, eating, family, etc...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
How cute... pink dumb~bells! I like them!
So... Day 1 with my personal trainer. It was AWESOME! I learned how to use the foam roller. There was the nicest guy at the gym yesterday trying to show me how to roll my thigh down the thing, and I am so uncoordinated with stuff like that, yoga stuff lol, just moving my body and stretching it, I couldn't figure it out. So... PT helped me, patiently, figure it out. He had to show me a few times before I got it. He finally got 2 different ones so that he could be doing it while I was.
He was so nice to me! I guess it's standard that they take all your measurements. Which, I don't know about you, but I don't like doing it and being reminded. I have a lot of loose skin on my tummy with stretch marks. LOL! He had this pincher thing that was to test my body fat % LOL! I had to show a guy other than my husband my freakn' tummy! He was so nice telling me that I was really toned and that the loose skin meant nothing when compared to body fat %.
So... he gave me multiple stretches and routines that I could work on to strengthen not only my IT~Band and knee, but all my leg muscles. I don't know why... but I'm that idiot that thought running / doing the elliptical was strengthening my leg muscles. It wasn't! It was just using them and not really building the muscles in my legs. He explained it much better than I can. SO... I am really Excited! I've got to get my bootie in every other day and continue working. I have my next session on Monday.
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