Getting into Shape Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Getting into Shape Friday
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Fri, 03-14-2014 - 7:15am

Whew, nothing like an aerial silks class after a couple of months off to feel completely out of shape!  The funny thing w/ silks is that my muscles exhaust so quickly that I don't even feel them get tired. I've never experienced anything like it but I'll do inversion moves (turning upside down) and not feel my abs/core at all. But suddenly on the next one, I can't flip over.  I've got a lot of tightness now that I have to work through but it was good to be back.  And, what I've really lost is grip strength.  I felt like I was going to slip at times.  So, after two hours of working out yesterday I'm not sure I'll do anything today but I do know I need to work out more. The problem is skiing is tiring enough four days a week.  This week has just flown by w/ my son being home. I bring him back tomorrow and he won't be home until after finals.  Boo.  What are you all up to this weekend?






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:07am

I think we moved into this house three years ago.  :P  Time flies by so quickly!  I will see if dh brings up the house again.  Front and center are my legal issues.  We may be getting a ssecond opinion this week.  Actually, I am glad/relieved he is helping me.  I don't have the stamina for this.  I am at the point of "walking away" and letting my ex take the money.  I am so tired of fighting, but a second opinion is worth the time/effort, and I have dh to support me.  He really is my "rock." 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 5:18pm

GR, this pub crawl sounds like one of those times that you're too tired to do beforehand and dread but once you get going, you'll be happy you did it. It'll be interesting only to see the Quakers at the pub crawl.  I'm going strictly by my personal ignorant stereotypes.  

Yeah, grip strength isn't something you use much in real life, at least, not for any longer than it takes to open a bottle of beer.Tongue Out






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 5:09pm

FSN, I think it's challenging dealing w/ financial issues w/ a spouse when you have such different comfort levels. That's why we go through, too.  At the same time, I was complaining to my father about how frivolous (in my eyes) my husband is and my dad said but he's not financially irresponsible.  He's just more spendy than I am. I would probably put my foot down on a bigger house, but that's the sustainable part of me and thinking of the resources it would take. If you like that area, would he consider a house that has that type of property but is smaller?  Or more suitable to retirement?  It sounds like you'd enjoy being there. And, weren't you the one to make concessions w/ this current house when you moved? Was it last year or a couple of years ago? Time goes too quickly!






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 11:35am

Jean, lol on the grip strength!  I would never think of that, but it makes perfect sense!  GR, thanks about the comment.  Actually, I was just thinking that same thought, but I wouldn't dare verbalize it to dh.  He gets so mad.  He hates it when people don't follow the "boundaries," and I am not the greatest at enforcing them.  For example, I did not file legal paperwork every time my ex was in contempt.  I am tired of the legal game.  Unfortunately, as my attorney consulted me, "there is no legal recourse for your ex being an ass."  lol.  I think there should be.

GR, your life sounds so fun and carefree.  I think I need to work on focusing on the fun and carefree, and letting go of the difficult and mundane.

Whatever.  I am working my butt off today, and I woke up 4 times last night.  The new hormone course of therapy from my doc is not boding well with me at the moment. :(  I have a long drive aheady of me tonight.  I see a frappacinno in my future!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 9:04am

Jean, I'm so impressed that you can just jump right back into that.  I'll bet grip strength would be something that would go fairly quickly as it's not a terribly "functional" (in that you use it in daily life) thing.  Enjoy time with DS while you still have him.  

FSN, I saw your note from last night and I will tell you something my husband tells me when I get upset about financial things - "it's only money."  At that point, I usually want to shake him and say "What do you mean, it's only money?"  But then I think about the best things in my life... and none of them are money.  Money can always be made but you can't just "make" those other important things.  Don't get me wrong, it really really sucks but try to remember the positive side.  Go get some "Bear"-hugs from that mini-horse dog you've got at home.  Wink

I've got freelance stuff this morning plus my client.  Getting ready to do cardio.  We've got friends coming in from LA this afternoon for the pub crawl tomorrow so that should be fun.  I've known the guy since 2009 but have never met his wife.  They are Quakers but he does not fit my pre-conceived idea of what Quakers are so it'll be interesting to meet the Mrs.  We've got another friend flying in from LA tonight for the pub crawl as well but he's getting in late so I've asked my night owl friend to pick  him up and host him.  OP's half-sisters from Tucson are coming up for the crawl as well so we should have quite a nice group.  

To be perfectly honest, I'm feeling kind of tired and such from the week and am not as excited as I want to be but I'm going to suck it up.  Caffeine and 5 hour energy may be my best friend this weekend.  

Have a lovely weekend ladies!  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 8:59am

<sigh>  DH found a phenomenal house that he wants to buy.  He wants another project.  We would have to "finish" the house we are in to sell it.  The house is beautiful with a private pond on two 2 acres.  :O  It's also much closer to the new ballroom dance classes I just found through the west coast swing class...also closer to the last city I used to live in, so I have many friends closer to that area.  :P  My only concern is that because it is so large, it will be very difficult to sell when we decide to retire.

Lots of work today, and then I travel to see my mom (and daughter) this weekend.  Ballroom dance tonight and a string quartet performance tomorrow.  My hormones have been adjusted, as well, and I am feeling a bit more emotional...perhaps that is more to do with my load of issues I am dealing with -- work transition, legal issues (dredges up all past issues), mom's health, stress this has on my marriage.  "Calgon, take me away!"  Thank goodness for yoga and dance!

Jean, yes, I am amazed at how quickly I lose muscle strength.  I am completely sore from yoga, after missing it for only one week!  At least we are able, and we enjoy our fitness activities so much!!!  Make it a great day and weekend, everyone!