The best news? Water Aerobics rocks. :D Can be a totally good workout -- it all depends on what you put into it. I got a 502 calorie burn for 49 minutes -- average heart rate 146 and max of 175. And the instructor says I was probably working harder than the HR shows due to the cooling effect that the water has it lowers your heart rate. So rock on!
My husband gave a bonus on his test if all the students would tell me happy birthday -- so I had about 200ppl telling me Happy Birthday yesterday. :D We also went out for sushi last night.
SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
I ate WAY too much food -- mostly due to ordering some of those amazing donuts... but still. It was my birthday. That and Thanksgiving are like the two days a year that I really enforce the no guilty feelings rule.
I ate healthy the rest of the day as well.
Today I'm back to feeling anxious and whatnot about the missing doggie. It needs to go away. But yesterday was a really great day.
... that I'm completely reassured this must have been the right decision, even though it's pretty much the hardest thing DH and I have ever had to do.
I mean, we just went through missing our dog through no choice of our own, and now we're going to go through that pain self-inflicted??? But I feel like I'm healing amazingly fast from this pain... I feel too much peace for it to be a coincidence.
Thank you for all your amazing comments.
Roscoe needs to come home for sure, but not having Columbus is the right thing to do.
We had to take Columbus back because my DH who is home most of the time could not handle a new puppy and trying to work on his dissertation at the same time. Plus he loved being outdoors and DH did not feel this meshed well enough with our current living situation.
I'm completely heartbroken and devastated. I can't handle this.
But Columbus is helping a lot I think. I want Roscoe to come home and meet our sweet new puppy. He's only about 6-7 Months old, look how LANKY those legs! He looks like a baby deer. He's so funny he keeps falling over and stuff. Hahaha. They listed him as a Coonhound Mix. So we got a nother houndy baby.
I took him on a run this morning, burned nearly 500 calories and got him tuckered out because he's got to go in the crate today while my DH is teaching class.
He's sooooo sweet, but veryveryvery puppy. Tons of energy and spasticness. He's had a few accidents inside already, but he was very good in the crate all last night and we're working hard to teach him that going outside is VERY rewarding.
I miss Roscoe so much still, they are SO different -- but it definitely helped relieve a lot of my anxiety to have a sweet puppy to put some energy and focus into and he needs a lot of training and help, and I know that will help keep some of my energy away and into another furbaby addition to our family.
I got a call from someone that thought she saw Roscoe this morning, but the tail was short so it wasn't him. At least people have still seen our signs and are still looking out for him.