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I feel short

Friday, September 21, 2012

I don't know why. I'm 5 ft 7 inches which by some standards should be tall. I was talking to my daughter on their way to school and I tell her "I feel short. I wish I could gain about 3 inches and wear heels, I'd feel like Lady Diana!!" She laughed at me and said "Mom, I AM that tall and I hate it because I tower over everyone"

I thought about this. It's true. She's tall, very tall. In my family she fits right in. In my family, I'm short, but in society she's "too tall" and I'm probably pretty average.

But it came down to the perception we both had about ourselves and each other. We both longed for what the other had.

I wonder if this is what we all do with everything in our lives.

I know.


Well, the buggers are back. I didn't even creep up to 173, more like JUMPED to it. I can't understand why. Let's break it down.

Was it the lack of exercise since school started? emoticon could be.

Was it the inconsistency of working out? emoticon possibly

Is is Spark's Fall/Spring/Summer challenge breaks? emoticon for sure!

Could it be the three plates of nachos covered in Velveeta? emoticon hmm, no. I think not.

I did my first Cross Fit class on Tuesday! Yup. I went in all nervous and looked around at these gorgeous (what are you even DOING here?) people sweating like no other. I was so nervous I almost didn't go, but I really want to beat that feeling this year. I advised the lady it was my first time and I was hard of hearing. I kept in my ears and she stayed by me giving me advice on how to do the moves and whatnot. Remind me to give her a card. Next thing I knew everyone is running out the door for a 400 meter dash. I tried to keep up with them but lingered behind.......they all ran to the back door to go in so I tried to keep up with them.......but somehow when I got behind the building I realized there were SEVERAL buildings and I was on the wrong block.


Yup. Got lost running around the building. Only I can do that.

Once I figured out which building was mine the class was already doing bars and practicing their "lifts" and stance. The nice lady (Aubry) came and caught me up. I still need to practice the stance (I keep jumping and you can't do that with weights)

Then we did 250 meter rows, jump on the box (I did it I did it I did it!!!), dumbbell lifts, more rows, more jumps, more double lifts...People were falling down on the ground and sweat was decorating the carpet. I had my 3 pound weights and realized quickly that they had been replaced with ten pounds (not by me, but the nice lady LOL)

Then we did like a captains chair thing on the bar for our cores and called it a class. Throughout the whole thing I was last, clumsy, falling, tripping, getting lost, and hurting. But, I also managed to jump on the box (something I never thought I could do with my limited vision) and row like it was nothing.

I came home, freshened up and went to algebra. After we all came home that afternoon I was still thinking about the class. How even though it was so hard, I couldn't wait to go back. I didn't tell my family I had gone. Not out of embarrassment or anything but because it was such a good feeling, I didn't want anything to taint it. I will go back on Tuesday.

After I came home, hubby says to me "we haven't had our walk in forever, lets go" I was already sore, but again, didn't tell him why so as not to let on I went for a walk...an 80 minute brisk, 3 and a half mile walk. LOL

To say I was sore the next morning could be and understatement.

Classes are a little stressful now. I'm into week 5 and this is exam week. I wish I could say I'm acing my favorite class, but somehow the features of the skull eluded me. I now know what a humerus and femur really look like though.

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OH OH! Guess what?
Looks like we got a house. Really. The appraisals done and we just need underwriting to finish being picky about the file and give us the okay to close. Lots of good vibes please! It's funny how this October moving doesn't seem to stress me as much. Maybe it's because it is with my husband rather than from him. Yes. That has been one year folks. Alcohol free I might add :o) He's become more than the man I married and I might ALMOST venture to say "I love him" almost.

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but I still haven't talked to his family **cough MIL cough** in a year....ah, life just keeps getting better!!

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Oh yeah, before I lose my train of thought. So, I want to say that my biggest goal right now is to establish a workout routine IN SPITE of school and all of the above mentioned.

I went to the wedding. The dress did NOT fit (in the bosom area still) so that is still a goal, but the shoes. I wore them, they were so freaking tight and I didn't care. I felt like the wonderful quote from Sex and the City: "these shoes, they pinch my feet. But, I love them!!"

So I'm thinking maybe my birthday for the dress.....November. nah, I don't celebrate that day. LOL okay then HUBBY'S birthday in November. There we go. I figure if I don't celebrate a birthday I can't get older....

I wonder if that works on getting taller too.....

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    Also 5' 7". I feel tall with everyone around me.
    1811 days ago
    Hey, girl, anytime you want, come over and stand next to me (barely 5 ft). Your crossfit class sounds killer! Hope you keep going!! And congrats on the house!!!!! And happy birthday coming up!!! emoticon
    1833 days ago
    1840 days ago
    I love reading your posts. Many positive vibes being sent your way. emoticon
    1849 days ago
    Congrats to your husband for his one year success. And to you for the house. Best wishes.
    1850 days ago
    When I was growing up I wanted desperately to be a tall big bosomed redhead. I am instead a short small bosomed brunette. And my tall friends all want to be my height and my overly endowed friends wish they were flat chested and the redheads want to be blonds...and we all want to be what we are not. So I figure if I want anything bad enough I can go get it (after all if I want to be tall I can wear 6 inch heels, I can get a boob job and dye my hair), and then it just seems better to be happy with what I've got.

    Congrats on the house! How exciting for you and your family!

    BTW, I'm 5'5" and I'd love to be even 5'7" emoticon
    1850 days ago
  • MOCHA2470
    You are an inspiration... I never signed up for the crossfit even though I really think I should. The next time I see the groupon I will go for it! thanks for sharing your story!
    1851 days ago
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    1852 days ago
    I just love to read your stories! You are too funny. You do things I think only I could do-lol! Way to go on taking the class & then going for the walk with Hubby. I understand your not wanting to tell them. I did not tell my Hubby when I started running as I was afraid he would talk me out of it. And short at 5'7''? I am only 5'3'' & I feel pretty tall or at least average. But then again I do not get out the house much! Do celebrate your birthday & wear your dress! That will truly be a special day for you!
    1852 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    There are so many different subjects in this blog, and therefore so many things to comment on! In order to not write you a book I am going to say this:

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    1852 days ago
    The sad thing is as we get older we get shorter. I used to be 5'7" but now I am barely 5'6" which means I need to lose more weight to reach a healthy BMI. Doesn't seem fair. I will be going to a wedding in October wearing a vintage dress that belonged to my mom. She would have worn it in the 50's. It is lace and lace is back in style emoticon . She was barely 5 feet tall when she passed away but I am sure she was closer to 5'4" when she was young.
    1852 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Cori you're so darn cute!
    I am sorry you got lost behind the building. I was not sitting here laughing...really... emoticon

    It's so good to hear about your husband and being sober. That makes me happy for you, but really happy for him. I came across a letter today that my husband wrote me when I was one year sober. It brought tears to my eyes. It's been way longer than that now, but it's still just as important.

    Anyway, sending super BIG HOUSE vibes your way!! And keeping all body parts crossed! Everything will work out the way it is suppose to!


    . I'm 5'7" too :) It's perfect here, let it be!
    1852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/21/2012 4:05:02 PM
    I agree the 3 plates of nachos with Velveeta had absolutely nothing to do with it! I've been trying to "grow-up" tall for a very long time--alas not one thing has worked to achieve that goal (I am barely 5 feet and my daughter is 6'1"). Glad you wore the shoes--they were awesome! Good luck with wearing the dress for Hubby's birthday--you can do it! Just vow to push Nachos off a cliff.............
    Good luck!
    1852 days ago
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