Smashing Might Help? Overeating Won't
Friday, August 17, 2018
As I drove Natalie to school in Bartow today, I let her choose the radio station. Sometimes we listen to classical or nostalgia but sometimes I figure it is good for me to hear some of today's top hits. Helps me relate to the kids and young adults in my life and talent shows my hubby watches. But I heard something on the radio I wasn't expecting at all. Now, I'm always looking for new ways to be active, but would you believe there is now a "smash room" in our Lakeland? You suit up, googles too I suppose, and get a sledge hammer. For one person, 20 minutes of smashing costs you $30 or for 2 people, $60 gets you 30 minutes.
Not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I bet you would burn some calories and use some muscle. Right now, though, I'm not angry enough to do it. In fact, I'm feeling kind of low energy and a little sad. My granddaughter, DGD1 (oh, you know it's Natalie), is going to have to have surgery, that has been determined, but exactly where and when and which procedure is not yet determined. I will be involved, taking care of the other granddaughter, DGD2 (Gwen), during the hospitalization and then providing care during the month or so DGD1 won't be able to go to school. So glad they can fix her problem, but sad she has to go through all this. And there's been some other not-so-good-news, too, that I undoubtedly will share in later days once I've done some research and kind of know what it really means.
I can assure you, though, that there is nothing going on in my life that would be improved by me overeating. And even if I'm feeling low energy, I can do my scheduled group run (10 miles or maybe 11) tomorrow.
So what do you think of the smash room concept? Think you would ever do it?? Any good ideas for supporting a pre-teen through surgery? dealing with partial unknowns?