Friday, February 6, 2015

No Core And What I Know For Sure

I have been committed to getting myself healthy lately--mind, body and spirit. I'm sort of trying to clean up what I eat.  I'm going to the gym. I'm running to burn calories and stop the anxiety.  I've even started going back to the interval training classes I used to love.
The scene of my gym-class fail.

Just this week, I was feeling strong.  I was in the front of the packed room working out hard.  The instructor encouraging us to "go for it!"  And I did--  Faster. Harder. Don't stop. I got this. Go. Keep going. Faster. Higher. Jump. Get low. Push. I am amazing! Look at me back row, I am killing it!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh! 

But mid-lunge I felt something tweak.  I went from killing it to feeling like I was being killed.  I had to modify moves and drop my head in gym-class shame. I hobbled out telling jokes and laughing too loudly (because that's what I do when I am embarrassed or sad or nervous or...).  

Since then I have been hunched over like Yoda, shuffling around the house. Yeah, I'm committed to getting myself healthy but I'm old and I have no core (strength) so it makes it almost impossible. Waaaa

Don't count this old lady out yet, I'm going to keep trying to get healthy, as soon as I can stand up straight.  

The battle to be sane, have muscles and eat right is hard when you are old and have no core (strength), I know that for sure this week.

Here's what else I know for sure this week:

  • We love winter.  I know people are sick of me saying how much I love playing in the snow, but too bad, I do.  Check out what I love and THE best winter lotion here.

Click here to watch the video.

  • If you aren't following Humans of New York you are crazy.  Do you want to feel inspired and full of hope for humanity?  Follow them.  I've been following them for a while.  This latest story about the young boy and his principal that went massively viral is so inspiring and full of love and hope.  Go check it out.

  • I seriously have fun with my kids.  And they have fun with me, even the teenager who refuses to smile when I force him to be in pictures. I promise, we all had fun. They really are fun to be with.
We all went swimming at the indoor pool at our gym (before I did something funky to my back) on one of the kids' snow days.

  • I'm watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.  Come hang out with me on Twitter while we watch.  I love award shows and I enjoy the Grammy's  so much every year.

What do YOU know for sure this week?  Share it here or over on my Facebook page.

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