Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This is a doll I made the week my son's fiancee passed away. Her name is Ashley Angel--named for our sweet Ashley. She died October 29, 2007--21 years old. For some reason I have been thinking about her all day. She's on my craft website.
I did my regular workout yesterday, but decided to do intervals this morning. Even though the intervals are short, they are killer. I actually ran....well.....run is a relative term. LOL!! My run is more like a slow jog. When you are hauling around 50 extra pounds, you don't RUN....you kinda plod along. I am elated. I haven't run for 30 years. I just got to the point where I was walking fast enough, and I needed to up the intensity. My body feels great and I know the length and number of intervals I run will grow as my confidence and body allow them to.
I spent most of Monday reading, planning meals, and workouts. I also read the new Body for Life Champions book. The Body for Life thing has always intrigued me. It was a great motivator and made me realize how committed I need to be to finish my FYM challenge. I have set new goals, wrote new affirmations, and talked to my hubbie about him taking a more active role in helping me achieve my goals. He has always been tall and thin and keeps himself in pretty good shape. I tease him about his 2-pack. His middle isn't as impressive as it used to be! LOL!!
I was doing my Chest Presses on a stability ball yesterday. I decided to use my 20 lb DB's. So I got set up on the ball and pulled the weights to my chest. Then I did a really stupid thing! I lifted my left leg to shift myself on the ball. This gave my body momentum and I rolled over on my right side, crashing into my TV table. It was like slow motion! I remember thinking, "okay, now don't fall on the weight, and don't drop the one in your hand." I tried to just roll with it, so I wouldn't get hurt. I did avoid dropping the weights on my head (or foot, or hand!), but both knees crashed into the stereo and sattelite equipment. I was laughing so hard. I couldn't believe how unbelievably clumsy I was. I've worked on a Ball before, but for whatever reason, I lost my balance. It felt like one of those "don't try this at home" moments. Good thing no one was home to see me being a goober. I have two bruises on my knees. I will be A WHOLE LOT MORE CAREFUL next time! I think the person who said, "No pain, No gain" didn't have this in mind!