It warmed up to -7 with -18 wind chills...yeahh.....I'm going out today...I refuse to stay in the house another day....been home for 2 whole days and am going to gym today. It is WARMER....by next Friday the high will be in the minus category so it looks like this is our January cold snap. I remember living 100 miles north of here and having -42, -38, -40 when we lived on the farm and not only did the barn water freeze, so did the water freeze in the house!!! I vaguely remember having some very thirsty cows who mooed all day and we had to drive to town (5 miles) for drinking water. Oh, the good old days in Minnesota. I guess that was a bit of hell on earth. As long as the electricity stays on we are good to go!!!!
I have to remember that I will have to go back to work but I am trying to enjoy my leave of absence while I can. I still wake up early (one day was 3:00 a.m. but today I slept in until 5:30!!!). My hand feels good but cannot do much and I am supposed to rest it. I haven't had to take very many pain pills (mostly at night to help with sleep).
1. Wash 2 loads of clothes.
2. Sort 1 box of misc stuff.
3. Send belated holiday cards to son and grandkids.
4. Call a few friends and sister just to chat (make note to self to be positive, no complaints allowed).
5. Walk 15 minutes 2X on treadmill.
I will print out the above list and give myself a spark goodie for each item completed.
Excuses for not exercising...
Monday, June 23, 2008
And then.... I got upset....and then I felt tired...and then I was angry...and then my neck was sore...and then my husband whined when I said I wanted to go to the gym...and then I felt guilty about deserting him...and then I had to read job listings cause I am looking for a new job....and then my feet hurt...and then and then and then....I didn't run out of excuses...just can't believe there are so many.... and how many are valid?
Now I will try to think of excuses for exercising...
I feel better when I exercise, physically and mentally. I am proud of myself when I exercise. I sleep better when I exercise. I burn calories when I exercise. I build up my muscle strength and tone and therefore look better when I exercise. Exercise keeps me from prematurely aging. Exercise gets me out of the house.
Working on bills and 2010 budget which seems a disaster. Makes me want to run away from home (which, of course, is not an option). Need to say little prayers throughout the day for strength. Oh, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy....
I am going home today. Had a nice 2 day mini-vacation with a girlfriend. Look forward to having some private, alone time. I am not a hermit at heart but there are times I would like to be able to watch t.v. or talk on the phone without another person around. My car is a great getaway...then there is the gym where most people are into themselves....I love the whirlpool and steam room....can't wait to go...probably on Friday....