If you guys have ANY free time while you're here, let me know! I'd love to meet!
It would be fun, but I doubt it - the kids are pretty greedy with our time when we're up there.
Fortunately you're arriving AFTER the monsoon. I think it rained and or was grey and icky for about 2 weeks straight. Enjoy your time up here! :)
Thanks; I'm looking forward to it!
I was sitting on my bed last night, cross stitching and watching movies, and for some reason I put my hand on my wrist while resting. All of a sudden, it was the coolest thing... like "Oh my god... that's MY wrist? My wrist... really?" and I went about examining my wrist.
As I'm loosing weight, that's what I'm noticing. My wrist. Or I have real cheekbones now with gradual hollows on my face, instead of pudgy cheeks. I have a sloping chin, I still need to loose weight there, but no longer the double/quad chin with lines that I did have. It's these little things, these little moments, that I'm putting myself together. Like a puzzle. Like Ferret's baby stomach muscles. It's a piece, while all others come together. It's the treat that makes the other stuff worth it.
So, to that end, I called my gym's trainer today and she's going to set up an appointment with me. I can keep doing what I'm doing, but I can get some things to concentrate on the areas I really want improved. Now, I'm not just playing, but I want to play with others too! Squee!
That is so cool. It's true; every once in a while I'll catch a glance at an angle and think, wow.
Someone here suggested that a session with a personal trainer might be a good idea, just to get a routine for the areas I want to improve, like the lifting. I may have to consider that for a prezzie in the future. I don't have any holidays coming up soon, though....
A Very Merry Un-Birthday, to you?
This one has a special, 2 sessions for $45... I figure, do one now... and then I can do one in a few weeks to see how I'm doing and make changes if I need it. But yeah... a prezzie. How odd, isn't it? We consider that a prezzie now!
I think your friend is right, but I prefer to think of it as taking positive advantage of an inherent characteristic.
And it's easy to think of exercise as work because so much of it isn't fun. You have to get up to a certain level of proficiency before you can enjoy it, and many forms of it don't really have much fun built into them. I love biking, so that helps, but on non-bike days my alternative - the NordicTrack - has very little to offer in the line of inherent fun. Fortunately, I can read while doing it, so that solves my problem, but when I have been deprived of reading time (such as when Ferrett is on the treadmill watching a sitcom at the same time that I'm on the NordicTrack(I can't read with TV on, it's too distracting)), it is sheer, endless torture.
Mall walking is actually pretty popular, and it makes sense - you're in a safe environment with relatively few hazards, and your protected from the weather. It used to be that airports were also popular for this, but now that you can't get back to the terminals unless you've got a boarding pass, it would be a very expensive way to exercise!
I hate exercise classes - they are torturously boring.
A lot of mall walkers do so in the early hours before the stores open and the place gets busy. Malls often open their hallways early to provide that service.
2005-06-02 03:12 pm (UTC)
Bad habit into a Good one
Glad you have been able to do that. That is what I need to work on.
I never thought about it that way, your exercise plan need to be childish. Maybe that will help in the long run.
Good for you!
2005-06-02 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Bad habit into a Good one
I just wrote a lengthy comment to hernewshoes here
about play and exercise. I really do think it's key.
Can't wait to see you. Hopefully I won't have to work too much while you're here, but who knows... maybe I'll just quit while you're and get a job as ANYTHING ELSE instead after you leave. Fucking waitressing. Fucking IHOP.
Sorry, wild tangent mini-rant. Can't wait to see you.
You could always come back with us and get a job through Manpower....
I can't wait to see you, either, baby. I miss you guys.