Misty, humid Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Misty, humid Tuesday
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Tue, 08-05-2014 - 7:00am

We had a torrential downpour last night...it was incredible!  Yesterday, my manager cancelled on me, then I ran into an old friend and felt like I could "exhale" when I saw her.  :)  Isn't it nice to spend time with really good people?!  I found I was so sore from yoga...it's incredible how much strength I can lose in just one week of not doing yoga!!!

Karla, that's awesome about your marathon pursuit...and ouch on the toes and feet!  So much dedication, determination, and persistance!  GR, your pursuit of taking care of yourself has given me the extra push to get massages...I have one scheduled this week, amongst all of my stress.  SJ, I can understand why you want to be anonymous on your blog...you can write what you want to write with no fear of being judged by your family.

Work with my manager today, linedancing tonight.  Make it a great day, everyone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 08-05-2014 - 10:44am

FSN, yay for self care!  

I'm going to fall down and go boom very soon.  Too many late nights.  We went to a friend's birthday party last night and I may have had too many margaritas.  Best friend texted with the news that her last living grandparent is on the edge of life and hinted that she needed chocolate ice cream.  So, we ducked out of the party, picked up ice cream and spent some time with her.  

Haven't heard much about my friend in the hospital but he's awake and talking so that's good news. 

I saw the podiatrist yesterday to get my orthotics adjusted.  Today, I have nothing scheduled except work to do and going to OP's later.  

*yawn*  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 08-05-2014 - 11:32am

Gym, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Self-harm is a very scary thing that I guess most of us can't understand. I hope your friend gets the help he needs. 

Fresh, I love unexpected visits that make you feel great. When I get done with my marathon, there is a Yoga class I am going to join. I think becomming good at Yoga might be the next thing I tackle. ;-)

SJ, your volunteer project sounds like so much fun. I would never have dreamed that shutters could be worth anything but a salvage store is right down the street from my house and I was amazed at the market for shutters. lol

We had a BIG day yesterday. My son asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said yes. So, I will have another daughter-in-law soon enough. They haven't set a date yet but are suggesting it is going to be very soon. I can't help but wonder if that means another grandchild. ;-)

And, my nephew is serving overseas and there has been an attack at a base where several soldiers are being reported wounded. We are waiting to hear from him to see if he is okay. Every single attack now has us waiting and holding our breath until we hear from him. Ugg.

Weight lifting only for me today. 

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 08-05-2014 - 12:29pm
Karla, I will hold good thoughts for your nephew. I will be so happy when our troops are out of the Mid East although I don't think any peace will last because there is just too much hate loose in the world. On a micro level, I think all people want is for their children to be healthy and happy, but on a macro level there is so much wanting of what others have...we take a lot for granted...clean air, water, food that is easily available, shelter and heat...even the homeless have ways to get basic needs met here...it seems to me that if part of the effort that went into war got spent on building infrastructure and educating people, we could all have more...you can tell I am on the bus...more philosophy! GR, holding good thoughts for your friend too. I am still disturbed about my colleague who committed suicide earlier this summer. We were not close at all, but I hate that she was so sad and alone that death seemed like a good answer. The other night, I was having a massage, and it felt so great, and I randomly thought of her and how she would never have that feeling again...a weird thing happened - I probably fell asleep and was dreaming, but it didn't seem like that - I felt like I was in this beautiful garden...I knew that my mother was there, although I didn't 't see her, and I sensed that my colleague was there too. My idea of heaven is not a garden, but I think my mother's would be...anyway, I hope it means that my colleague is at peace now....FSN, glad you had fun with your friend instead of annoying time with your manager and/or in court with your ex! I am going to The gym later to lift and maybe run if I can feel good at the right time. I took the Bosu class yesterday, but the instructor, who I think is one of the gym owners, was very odd....she said things like 'if this is too hard for you, you can leave'. I cannot stand on the Bosu, and I Don't think she was aiming her comments at me, but it is annoying to be berated instead of encouraged in a class...
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 08-05-2014 - 1:25pm

Totally not appropriate to say "if this is too hard for you, you can leave" although I suppose we all have off days.  What's sad is that it's not hard to modify stuff for people who have trouble staying on the BOSU (use Step360 instead, use body bars, broomsticks or PVC as a balance aid... )  

Thinking about my friend, Happy's colleague, Karla's military stuff...  It's all crazy stressful stuff  but I think the upside is that it does take me out of stressing/analyzing the minutia of life.  I realize (again) that while those things are annoying, they are SO not a big deal.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 08-06-2014 - 8:56am

GR, lol on too many fun nights.  I am the same way and then I need downtime to re-energize. Karla,  congratulations on getting another daughter-in-law. It must be gratifying to see your children MoveOn and have families of their own. SJ, I think that when people say things that make us feel bad, it is more reflection on them. I think the gym owners comments showcases her/his inadequacy as an instructor, unable to teach the moves that might lead up to the advanced ones. It also may speak to the lack of self-esteem that person has, and that she wants to show off. Yuck. That's bad energy to be around. It reminds me of my manager.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 08-06-2014 - 10:26am

SJ, I can't stand on a bosu either. Actually, I could but I have to really work at it and I don't like things that I have to really work at. I have a lazy streak in me and if things get too hard, especially something I am doing for fun, I just stop. That being said, if someone told me to just leave if it is too hard, I'd get mad. I find that unbelievable a gym owner would say something like that to her clients. It seems plain ole stupid to me. 

Karla
Community Leader
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 08-06-2014 - 11:16am
There is actually even more to the Bosu story...right after that class is a 20 minute abs class, and I stayed for it...which I did the prior two times I went to the Bosu class. I stayed because, among other reasons, I pay by the visit at this gym and I like to get my money's worth, I find it a nice cool down after the class, and I like doing abs. Bosu to me is balance and cardio, although it know it also hits abs. Only three people stayed this week...I should have realized that others in the class knew to fit while the getting was good....anyway, she asked why I had stayed for the class...didn't I know we had done abs with the Bosu? I wish I had left then,because she continued to talk about abs like we were a bunch of morons...denigrating crunches, saying getting a six pack was genetic and most of us would never get one....I am soused to the gym being uplifting and fun...my trainer always finds positive things to say even in the midst of corrections, and I find most class instructors want you to have a good experience. I agree that this is this woman's problem, but it was still annoying.