Ready for the weekend Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Ready for the weekend Thursday
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Thu, 07-25-2013 - 8:41am

Yeah, it's not Friday but we're leaving early tomorrow for S. Carolina to get my daughter, plus since i'm barely working, every day is a nice break!  I went to the 401pk class (parkour) at the other gym yesterday and it was really fun.  It's much bigger and air conditioned.  They were able to set up the obstacles w/ padding which just made all the difference for me, mentally. My son said I was doing them really well. When I asked if I'd be able to do them on the hard surfaces, he said it would probably be the same because I can't commit to jumping at the hard surfaces. Yeah.  So, as he's been telling me all along, I have the physical ability but fear will always be there.  There's a book for skiing called In the Yikes Zone which is appropriate for everything in life.  It's about how to push the boundaries but when to pull back because as the author said, if you spend too much time in the Yikes zone, you'll end up spending too much time in the scotch zone. She's a riot.

Anyway, back in my comfort zone, I'm teaching step this morning and then rowing tonight. Not that I'm great at rowing but I have no fears doing it.  What are you all up to?






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 9:07am

We are having glorious fall-like weather so I have been trying to take full advantage of it. I got out walking with all my grandchildren yesterday (at various times) and got some junk hauled out of the garage. 

At one point my mother got attacked by bees (when she moved her garden hose which hasn't been moved in months) and she came running across the street screaming. Once we got her calmed down, my husband was able to remove the stingers (one was in her eye lid) and get some ice on her stings. Hubby, who is really into youtube right now, looked up bee stings and saw to put honey on them. So he drags out the jar of honey and we dab it all over mom and to everyone's surprise, it worked. Instantly the pain was gone. I haven't checked on her this morning but I bet she looks rough. 

I will probably spend the weekend pouring over catalogs. It is time to order books again for homeschooling. Since I now work evenings and weekends, I am considering a DVD series for Math and Language Arts. lol This is my absolute favorite part of homeschooling!

I'm still nursing blisters so I'll probably do a weight circuit later this afternoon. It's a shame too because the weather is so nice for very long walks.

 Beautiful day for a stroll

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 9:17am

Jean - LOL about the yikes and scotch zones.  I do pretty well at yikes zone in my life but I've had too many surgeries and dislocations to yikes that often when it comes to exercise.  You are much braver than I am.  

Karla - Sorry to hear about your mom but good to know about the honey!  You mentioned homeschooling - do you just homeschool your child or do you teach others as well?  I find the idea of homeschooling really interesting.  As a kid, I think I would have been all over it.  The social aspect of school was so awkward for me.

No work for me today - I'm kind of loving this not-working-much thing.  My problem client has all but disappeared so I just took her off the schedule.  She was supposed to check in with me last week about training this week and I never heard from her.  It's monsoon-y outside (which is awesome - I have the best view for storms) and I get to stay home today which is really nice.  I got a bite on some article writing so hopefully I'll hear back from them today and I can get started on those.  I also need to do some work on my book.  I'm finding the discipline to sit down and write (for my own stuff - paid jobs are no problem) challenging.  But... this is part of why I'm doing it.  Yikes zone and all that.  Planning to do the Beast workout for shoulders today.  

Oooh, I've been meaning to share with you guys - I've whined and complained about my shoulders/neck being sore.  I fixed it!  The culprit was actually my car seat.  I have long legs so I had the seat pushed all the way back and the back very straight so I would have good posture.  But, what was happening was that I was slouching forward anyway which was adding strain to my neck.  I adjusted my seat and got a mount for my phone (no more looking down) and my neck is so much better!  

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 9:28am
Have you tried moleskin for blisters? I'm very blister-prone and it works wonderfully.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 11:38am

Gym, I will have to try moleskin for my blisters. I don't get them often but when I do they seem to last forever.

About homeschooling, I have been a homeschooling mom for almost 20 years. I started out with my children and over the years have taken in other children. I currently have my 14 year old daughter and two of her cousins (13 and 15). When I am done with this batch of kids, I will probably hang up my homeschool catalogs. 

I felt regular school had so much wasted time so I decided when I had my first child I was going to do something different and joined the ranks of homeschoolers. It has become wildly popular since my early days and it is nice to see it growing. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 1:18pm

I'll bet when you go out that people assume you're the mom and not the grandmother.  Sorry to hear about your mom.  That can be so scary!  Hope she is better today.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 1:22pm

I'm the same way w/ injuries!  That's the reason I have so much fear. I told the instructor yesterday that I get progressively worst because the more injured I get, the more fearful I am.  He asked at the beginning of class about injuries. Silence from the other two and I about filled up 5 minutes.  

I really like this working less. It becomes me.  Wink  That's so funny about the car seat. Sometimes it takes just the simplest thing!






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 8:38pm
Yikes on the bees...yikes on the yikes zone..it has been raining here, and both Tuesday and Today i walked to the gym in what seemed like a monsoon...my shoes were too wet to wear home...I walked home in my running shoes. I lifted and then ran 2.5 miles, an effort the whole way.