Make it thrilling Thursday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Make it thrilling Thursday
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Thu, 12-05-2013 - 7:21am

I'm teaching sports conditioning this morning and hope to get a good workout. I did the UrbanFit class yesterday and was, again, underwhelmed. It's not quite lifting, it's not quite anything much.  We did some squats, long rests, some chest presses, long rest, then a 12 minute long segment of overheat squats, side obliques and windmill. It was tiring on the shoulders but nothing else.  I don't get that people who like crossfit do it but maybe they go heavier. I just hate lifting.  I told the instructor at the end that I really don't care to build more strength at this point. I can do 30+ militarypush ups, a few unassisted pull ups. I don't care to be able to do more. Bah hum bug to all the stuff I preach!

I just realized how fast the month is going and I leave next Friday for my ski week at Killington.  I'm overwhelmed, honestly, by how much I have to do to get ready for Christmas!






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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 8:17am

Ugh, boundaries.  Dh is firer lay protective of his son...abnormally so, probably due to his attachment issues s around being adopted.  Is et the boundary With dss.  When he came home, I said, "sorry about..." And  he responded, "that's ok..." But I know he doesn't think it's ok.  I recall, about a year ago, that his mom found some of his messages, where he was cussing about people around him (probably his stepmom and stepdad parents, and others), and dh wouldn't share the specifics, so I suspethreat I was included in that.  The bottom line, and I have verbalized this to dh, is that I will not live in a situation where dss and dh do not show me respect.  Although dh may "put up" with certain behavior from his son, I will not, and I will be divorced from him before that happens.  That is what is so scarey for me...knowing that dh could choose his son over me.  But, the alternative of letting someone run over my boundaries (aka my first marriage) ended in my my intolerance of the situation.  C'est la vie.  We move forward.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 8:14am

LOL as much as Itunes makes it to the gym, you have to wonder how on earth it is gaining weight. ;-)

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 6:08pm

"Itunes is gaining weight."  Now that is my favorite mis-read in a LONG time.  Thank you voice recognition software!  

Boundaries are a lot of work and I think that's why a lot of people don't set them.  But it's a matter of doing a little work now to save yourself a lot of work later.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 3:41pm

I hate when my clients show up sick. Really, we have a liberal cancellation policy, use it.  I had one client (the one who recently dropped) who told me I should get a flu shot to protect my clients but she ALWAYS comes when she's sick. Thanks.

Yeah, boundaries are good.  If you don't start, you'll never have them.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 3:12pm

I would love to meet everyone in person, too, but I think I would be the wimp of the group. You ladies put me to shame as far as conditioning and stamina. Jean, iTunes have gained weight. It's time for me to get back to eating healthy. Carla, I take it that your heel is feeling better? And gym rat, thank you for the words of encouragement. Learning to set my boundaries is definitely a lesson I have to learn. The trouble is that I think the boundary is really with my husband. I think the divorce rate  in blended families is actually 70%. I can understand why. It's a lot of work, and a lot more conflict.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 2:03pm

I think it's irresponsible when people go out while sick.  

And yes, on the boundaries with DSS.  Sounds like it's time.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 1:30pm

LOL, you'd totally run me over with your fitness, Karla!  I feel like I'm just making do and am too lazy to do more. Or, I don't care enough to do more. I run/workout/do everything slowly but at least I do it.  I feel like most women our age just let it go and assume they can't do more.  I hope I never say, "I'm xxx, I'm too old!" seriously.  I do it jokingly all the time and refer to myself to my kids as your old, decrepit mother.  That's so I don't have to take out the trash!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 1:28pm

We feed the dog treats in the crate and she's okay w/ it when she's sleeping but when everyone else is around, she wants to be social.  Being a terrier/chihuahua, I'm not sure she'll outgrow that. I want an introvert dog!  I might try the shaking thing. I wouldn't do a shock collar but I also wonder if the puppy might be traumatized by shaking. She's pretty terrified of a lot of things, even my ballast ball!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 1:26pm

I find it annoying when sick people go out unnecessarily, too, especially a place like Bikram!  At the same time, it does take time for the cold virus to get through a system so if you're sick the morning after, it was probably not her.  And, the hardest thing is you're most likely to spread germs before you have symptoms. Those cold viruses are tricky! I think it's smart for you to limit going on, for you and for everyone else.  If bikram lady would have stayed home, she'd be better faster and spare everyone else.

How do your neighbors feel about your dss's band? I'm wondering if that would be the reason to stop him?  It might be a good thing for the police to give them a warning?  I can't imagine living next door to that much noise!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 11:32am

Jean, I would love to meet you in real life (along with everyone else!!). I bet you are probably the strongest woman I may ever meet. I don't know of any other women who do the things you do. Especially not at our age!

I walked/jogged a few miles on the tread this morning. Obviously my injury is not going to just go away as I had hoped so I am going to have to change things for a while. I've decided at the first twinge of pain I am doing something else. I got out a bunch of old workout dvds this morning and dusted them off to get them ready for the next few days. It looks like we are really going to get hit hard. I just hope we keep power. 

And I consider myself a pet person and always have. As an adult I have never had a dog for a pet but have thought it would be kind of neat to have one. Of course I had no idea you had to get up in the middle of the night with puppies so that fact will definitely be on the "cons" section of my to-dog or not-to-dog list. 

Karla
Community Leader
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