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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Well, dinner went well last night with our guest. She seemed to like the food and ended up having to leave early because of a work obligation that she forgot about (therefore, we didn't have to come up with conversation for an indefinite time!) I ate pretty good at dinner, although I stuffed my face before she got there and ate a few more breadsticks after she left. Positive: It is over, we had a good time, things went well, and she's unable to come back on Saturday for dinner! I shouldn't be happy about that, but meeting and talking to new people is very stressful for me. We will get together later, but maybe we will have some short times together before having to do a full dinner conversation again. Whew!
I went a ran outside later that evening. It felt so good to pound my troubles onto the sidewalk. Of course, with the mist and the cold on top of my slightly tight-feeling chest, I barely have a voice today which will make my job very interesting. I wish I had my iPads charged so the kids could use those. Oh well, we shall see!

Also, when I came home last night, I found out that my husband had bought a family membership to the YMCA in town. He is really wanting to lose weight but said that he's not as motivated as I am to work out at home. (made me happy to hear that about myself) I am nervous thinking about the pool aspect. I know the kids would love it but me wearing a bathing! Besides that part though, there are some great programs (Zumba, Yogalates [sp?], strength/cardio, circuit training, etc.) I am excited about that part. I can take my kids and they can play with other kids (always a major factor with mine) while I work out, also giving my kids an example of how important this healthy lifestyle is. A is hoping that because he is paying for it, that he will be more motivated to lose the weight that he needs to before going to Haiti on his mission trip this July. I sincerely hope so! I know that he would feel so much better. However, I am not leaving it up to him to get our money's worth out of this. I AM doing better with my health. No, I'm not where I want to be, YET. I CAN go and benefit from some of their stuff and keep telling myself that the other people don't matter. They aren't thinking about me and even if they are, so what! I am off my butt and doing what I need to do for me and my family! I even started planning last night that when I start summer school, all the kids will eat lunch (one with me and 2 with grandma) before I pick them up and on our way back into town, we can easily stop at the Y and work out for a hour or so before going home! Woohoo! This can be a good thing!
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    Exciting about YMCA membership...

    1694 days ago
    That will be a VERY good thing! You have a lot of good stuff going on...all to your and your family's advantage.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team

    1695 days ago
    Don't let fear of what other people think of you stop you from getting in the pool if that's something you like to do for fitness! What always helps me is to remember that, even though they may be judging me, they too have their own vulnerabilities. Most people are too obsessed about their own issues to be judging you too harshly! And, even if they are, that's their problem, not yours. Remember, in a year, you'll look back and be so happy you dipped your toe into the pool for the first time!
    1695 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    When I read your post, I smiled because I realized that there is someone out there like me who feels stressed out with meeting new people and trying to create conversations.... as I never know what to say to people thats why I dont invite people over LOL smiles.

    Good job on being an exercise motivator :-) and yes I am jealous that you get to take Zumba classes lol .

    I am very happy for you.... also love the visualization that you creating of running your troubles away on the pavement.... you are a really good writer!
    1696 days ago
    That is wonderful about both dinner and the membership. Sounds like you have a great plan for it too.
    1696 days ago
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