Joined Curves this week!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I am finally getting back to replying to blog comments from a couple weeks ago. I've been so busy lately but I'm too grateful for the support and the terrific feedback! There are some very intelligent ladies on this site. Glad to see you all that are still here.
I saw a Living Social deal for Curves in my area. $19 for a one month membership. It's a two minute drive and an eight minute walk. I figured why not. I need the activity. I need the me time and I neeeeeed to get out of the house and be by myself for a minute.
The workouts for me are hard. That's how bad out of shape that I am in or that I feel. I sweat and I'm a little sore in places. Not lifting weights sore but sore enough. In fact I may have pushed myself too far second night. I could not get to sleep. I was anxious all night, kept waking up, got no sleep and felt like crap when I woke up finally to get up. So I took today off. After 5:30pm I felt ok enough to go but I stayed home and did some cleaning catch up.
I prepared a brown rice casserole that I found from gracious pantry website. It turned out good but the brown rice really irritated my stomach which I also think contributed to my staying up. When my tummy is irritated I can't sleep. My whole body is anxious. Strange stuff right? I'm not good with grains especially whole wheat. I can tolerate white bread much better than the whole grain stuff. I'm not good with whole grains or beans. Does me no favors.
I like to think I could belong to the gym momma's team. Its not a real team. I just see ladies in their gym spandex taking their kids into Publix to buy healthy foods. My husband says they are just showing off. Shoot I wish I could show off too. He may not mind so much if it were me. Maybe he'd start being a little bit more handsy again as opposed to just being too "tired" all the time.
I'm tired a lot too. My son runs me ragged. I have fantasies of dropping him off at a daycare. LOL. No lies! He does too. He will point at them and cry and try to walk over to them. I'm thinking of trying to find work again and finding a nice professional smaller daycare to consider. I need to run errands but I keep putting them off because taking my son is torture for him in the GA heat. Even with the car's AC, I know he's still hot. I keep him hydrated but I just don't think its good enough.
Another great thing about joining Curves is the interaction. I have not hung out with any friends since October of last year. No one comes to visit me hardly. I am normally very introverted but I'm just so thankful to have another female talk to me, that I don't even care what the subject matter is. The management is very friendly though and she's in great shape. Curves is not what it used to be. They went from 10,000 gyms to 3,000 nation-wide. I know once someone gets into better shape, the workout is no longer as beneficial for some but I think its still a great work-out spot, especially for older women starting over or for people like me starting over.
Do you like my pic background? It's a pic of a walkway in Savannah. So pretty. I love to walk the paths downtown.