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My NEW total body workout

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I have been married for 24 years (to the same man, I might add emoticon) and can count on ONE hand the times I have helped mow our grass.

Our lawnmower has been broken and the rains have fallen and the end result was a huge yard that was knee-high in some places and butt-high in others. My husband got the mower repaired and since we don't have a weed eater he began the task of mowing. Last night he said that I should be the one mowing since I was the one working out "all the time." I didn't say anything then, but this evening I decided to surprise him and ask him to let me help. He jokingly said I really was trying to give him a heart attack--first by making him do it alone and then by offering to help. emoticon

I now have a new respect for that man! My WHOLE body got involved in the process. I am already sore from my toes to my head. Our teen-aged son even tried to help a little. It was one of our nicer, prouder, "FAMILY" moments.

But the grass is now at a manageable height and will need to be mowed again soon. I am actually looking forward to helping. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

I am still going to Zumba and aiming for 5 days a week. This week I am also going to try to add 2 morning classes to the routine. The scales are not budging. I have technically gained a pound, but my clothes are feeling looser and...drum roll please...

I ALMOST danced my skirt off in Zumba class Friday evening!! emoticon

It was actually harder to "shake-it" while holding my skirt up, but I was SOOOOOOOOOOO PROUD. I pre-apologized to the ladies behind me that if my skirt fell off I was sorry. One girl said "you are going to turn this into a Zum-BUTT class." Then she added, "YOU GO GIRL!!"

I like that I am fiercely protective of that precious hour each day. It is the one thing I am doing for myself this summer. I help my parents all day and then take out my frustrations at Zumba. Right now it is a winning combination. Mom is doing better and I know she is being well-cared for. I am doing better knowing that I am being cared for, too.

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    Taking care of the lawn is exercise! Hooray for your family moment of togetherness, working on the lawn.

    You are the Zumba queen. Loved your funny story about your skirt.
    2352 days ago
    I'm glad you are taking care of yourself. Being a caregiver is very hard work and can easily drain a person.
    If your clothes are feeling looser, you are probably developing muscles which take up less room, but don't make you weigh less.
    Keep up the great work!
    2417 days ago
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