Monday, July 23, 2012
Thank you all so much for your encouraging words on my last post! I'm amazed all the time at how technology (the Internet) brings people together. A lot of people talk about how there is so much bad out here on the Internet, but I really believe there is a TON of good and the good definitely outweighs the bad for me!
Just a thought for the day's post and then I've gotta get away from my computer! Isn't it funny how it sucks us in? WOW! It's easy for me to sit here for way too long if I am not careful.
We are members at an Oddfellows Lodge in the next town away from us (about 9 miles away). When you live in western KS, 9 miles isn't much, but it is still a drive across the county. So, we don't get there much, but the "Lodge" as we call it has an indoor pool, a gym, a fitness room, a racquetball court and more. It also has only morning/evening hours (no midday hours). To understand this inconvenience, I need to remind you that I have six kids at home, all the time...homeschooling and life 24-7! In order to get 6 kids up, dressed, fed, and out the door to get to the Lodge in time for us to work out and swim, we'd have to be out of bed at 5:30 or 6am each day and we are just NOT morning people. In order for us to get to the Lodge in the evenings, we have to leave here at 4:30pm and then spend only an hour or so there, so that we can get home, still have time to prepare supper, eat and clean up and get our kids in bed at their normal bedtime 8:30pm.
It complicates things, but is it really that complicated or am I just really good at making the excuses? I have to think that it is probably the latter. I need to stop making excuses!
My goal for today is to get there at 5pm, let my husband and kids get in the pool while I go use the treadmill, and then get in the pool with them. If we could do this 3-5 times per week, it would be a HUGE help to what ails me!
When I am stuck at home for whatever reason, I still have access to our Elliptical (which I have pretty much avoided because I find it uncomfortable on my knees/hips/lower back), and our Wii Fit Plus, as well as two or three other Wii games for fitness, Zumba (remember my blogpost about injuring my calf muscle!), Biggest Loser, and Wii Active (I think that's what it's called).
NO EXCUSE to not be moving. So, here goes today.