I am getting back to some normalcy or at least what I think is a bit more normalcy than I've had in awhile. Lots of negative things have happened over the past few months and I'm trying to stay on the positive side of things and not allow those vibes to get me down.
This past week was a good and positive one in my journey to a healthy no injury me AGAIN. Not that I've been unhealthy, just that I've had a few things take me down and having a week like this made me realize that **** happens.
You just move on and know that things will get better.
My week started out with some Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. My practice went well, even in a room at 85 degrees and jam packed with others trying to get their meditation in peacefully. Tuesday, I'd planned for a swim, however, work got in the way and we had some pretty torrential downpours so I headed home in the hopes I didn't get stuck out there. Wednesday, I went outside my comfort zone and went to a local Zumba class. I'd been to this facility before, only once and left there with a sense of non-urgency to return. It was their first class, very unorganized, unsafe (children running around during class), music was horrible, etc. I decided to give it another try on the advice of a friend and well, it wasn't too bad. Still no babysitter, but there were no kids thankfully. All I cared about was a good cardio workout and I that is exactly what I got. Thursday, I finally accomplished what I'd intended to do for almost a month, I swam. One of the obstacles I knew would be present when I got to the natatorium where I swim was a fact, all swim lanes in the competition pool were being used by swim teams, except for 2 adult swim lap lanes. Thankfully, both were open, so I could get my swim on. Woohoo!!!
SCORE!!! I'm starting out slow so I don't hurt anything, although swimming doesn't usually hurt me until I start swimming a lot of laps and then the shoulders become sore. I got in 500 yds of freestyle with 30 seconds rest between each 100, then I did a quick 100 breaststroke. After that, I tried something new, I went over to the lazy river, well I made it not so lazy. I ran several laps with the current which looks easy but if you push it, it's actually kind of challenging. What's even more challenging, I ran against the current. Wow, I felt my heart rate rise and got in 4 laps and that felt like 20 laps. That was hard but I will be doing that quite often!
Friday came around and I decided I needed to take a day off, probably didn't need a day off but since I am just getting back to all of what my body finds so familiar, E-X-E-R-C-I-S-E, I thought it best. So when I woke up Saturday, it was ON! Took DH to his office to pick up his car, came back home, picked up my dog and took him to the groomer. After that, I went over to the grocery store and stocked up on a few things. Then it was ZUMBA time...I came back...LOL! Yes there was a kid running around during class but thankfully she was just going to her mom. I still feel like they need someone watching the kiddos. I may have to suggest that, I think it's a liability if that kid gets hurt or one of the attendees. Oh well, maybe they'll learn. I got a good workout in regardless and left there knowing I was gonna be one sore gal. I got a few more things accomplished after a busy morning then it was time for a movie/date night with my DH. I really love days like this.
My week ended today with a smile on my face and sore muscles. I love the feel of sore muscles with no injuries and the happiness knowing I accomplished everything I set out to do at the beginning of the week. Today couldn't have been any better. Slept in a couple of hrs, fixed a healthy omelet for breakfast with my DH, took dog to dogpark, had lunch on a patio with friends (ate a salmon salad) and ended the evening watching the superbowl.
I love my life sometimes!!!