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Seriously Sore Balls

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Not too long ago, I only wore heels. High heels. Tall stilettos, wedges, platforms. HIGH. Sometimes stupid high.
I wore them to work, wore them to the shops, wore them ... all the time except for when I was either sleeping or exercising.
And boy have I suffered for it. The balls of my feet have been so painful that I have succumbed to wearing not only flat supportive shoes but ... B....B.... B.... dare I say it... BIRKENSTOCKS and the like.
I know. Hideous. But my balls feel good, and that is essentially all that matters.
So there's THAT admission.

My birthday was Friday [the 13th, even!] and my spousal unit gifted me with a Fitbit. It's ever so fancy, much fancier than the one I had before, but I haven't really taken it out for a spin just yet. This weekend was one of those *chalk-it-up-to-experience* weekends where we attended football games and went out for a birthday dinner and slept in on Saturday then woke up at 230am to get the husband off to the airport for a super early flight ... you know, one of *those* weekends.

Sure, I'm making excuses. But I'm owning them too so don't judge me.
Forty seven years old! Yep, forty seven. I am grateful for every single day, the chronological number does not daunt me at all. Neither does the number on the scale nor the number in my clothing label.

My original goal eight years ago was to wear a size 6. I surpassed that goal and lost a great deal of body fat via strength training and wore anywhere from a 00 to a 4. My weight was 135. I weighed 135 and I wore size 00 bottoms.

Today, I weigh 170 and I wear betwixt a size 6 and a size 8, there's a couple of 4's in there too, but I'm not fixated on the numbers.

I'm mostly fixated on being better.

Better than I was yesterday.

Feeling better.

Eating better.

Sleeping better.

MOVING better.

You get that?

Just like my sore balls are better, I want to be better in every facet of my life.


I am dealing with some family shizz right now. And that's pretty stressful. But it all depends on how I handle it, how I react. I need to do better.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    228 days ago
    Hey Darlin' E!

    I don't know if you ever check in on SP anymore, but I am back and starting over from scratch, or even less than scratch, if that's possible (check out my blog if you want to know what I mean). I hope you are doing well and better with the family stuff. Just wanted to check in on old friends and see how they are doing.

    Thinking of you and sending good wishes to you,
    1005 days ago
    Have you ever considered a public blog? You'd have a major following in no time. I'm not much of a heel wearer these days. But I now own 4 pairs of under armour Gemini 2.1 running 4 different colors. :D
    1243 days ago
    OK. You got me with that title. LOL. I, too, once wore heels to work and now I'm wearing Sketchers Go Walks most of the day. I hardly ever dress up and if I did I wouldn't be able to wear the fancy shoes. emoticon

    1274 days ago
    sore balls! I laughed and laughed. Birkenstocks aren't that bad -- I've had a pair since college. They are approaching 22 years old and are the best shoes EVER. But they aren't heels! I save those for rare date nights with hubby and parking close to the door!!

    Being better is always a good goal! We can and will do this thing dammit.

    1275 days ago
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