Snow shovel cardio Monday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Snow shovel cardio Monday
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Mon, 02-04-2013 - 8:20am

That was MY cardio for the day...at 5:45, I had a 60 minute "class".  We got dumped on, and after work, I have to shovel the other house.  We pre signed the papers, and it should be officially sold by the end of business on Wednesday.  YEA!

on an annoying note, I have come to realize that the lack of courtesy and disrespect from my stepson is being reinforced by my lovely husband.  I YELLED at both of them last night, and my husband is now sulking, giving me the silent treatment because he hates raised voices (although he does it, he doesn't like others to).  I have come to accept raised voices as a boundary when said boundaries repeatedly are broken.  Whatever.

on a positive note, am started a quilting class, and I am loving it.  It is a "one block wonder" class which is a kaleidoscope block.  I will post pictures sometime within the next month or so.  I LOVE my new sewing machine, and now realize I waited far too long to purchase it.  The technology has really advanced since I last got a new machine about 37 years ago.  :P

have a great day...I am off to work!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 8:53am

Fresh, I hope you and your hubby can get the respect thing worked out. It may help to get a third party involved.

Life has thrown my family a curve ball. FIL is still alive and is now having strokes and seizures. The doc says this can go on for months. He is being moved into a long term nursing facility some time today. He no longer knows any of us and is completely confused. So this torture may go on for a while.

We are trying to get on with life but until he gets moved closer to home it's going to be a bit difficult. I did get to the gym this weekend and took another cross-fit class. It is crazy difficult but knowing I may not be able to get back for a few days, it makes me feel good. Jean, I had been doing cross-fit but stopped to see if my elbow would heal. I am now using way lower weights and modifying some things. Interestingly enough, this last class I was in had several people my age. It was actually very fun because we were all struggling to keep up and cheered each other on. 

I am supposed to start a math class in March but want to wait to see what happens to FIL. I am the only family member off on weekends and we have learned to rotate visitation and care with sick family so I may not be able to keep up with classes if I have to spend at the hospital. This is really a hard time in life when you finally get some breathing room from childcare and suddenly you are taking care of elderly parents. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 9:08am

OMG...My daughter had a doctor's appointment this morning...She is having a BOY! lol 

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 9:13am

Oh, Karla.  I am so sorry. I empathize with you on being sandwiched between children and parents.  I just saw that mschool is having potential problems at school, while I score scheduling my vacation time around health issues for my mom.  I don't know if I can get this all in.  Something will have to "give."

(((hugs

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 10:06am

FSN - Yuck on the raised voices, stepson, hubby, etc.  I too dislike raised voices but with my husband's family, it's almost part of their culture.  They talk loudly most of the time and when one of them gets upset, they get even louder.  It's something of a trigger for me beause my father was very loud.  I hope you can get things resolved with your hubby, at least.  The sulking needs to stop as well.  He's not 10.  

Karla - I have to imagine that now, more than ever, exercise is important to your well being.  Keep up with taking care of yourself while you're going through this difficult time.  My thoughts are with you.  

I am off today and am doing things around the house and reading up on stuff for work.  I'm planning to do a tabata workout that I pulled out of one of my magazines.  I indulged a lot over the weekend so it's time to get back on track. :)  

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 5:01pm
Well, I have been to Zakopane...and it was very beautiful there. It is a ski resort, and the architecture is distinct to the region...not quite alpine, not quite log cabin, not quite Arta and Crafts. It was a. Winter wonderland, snowing like crazy yesterday, children. Ring pushed on sleds instead of in carriages. We didn't ski or even go up into the mountains because we. We're told the visibility wasn't good. We shopped a lot, ate a lot, and visited a museum and 2 churches...not bad for two days. Karla - it is very hard to cope with the demise of parents...you will find your way. FSN - I say this gently...respect is very important to you in relationships, especially with men. Is the aggravation and pain you feel when you fight to get it worth what you gain? I am reminded of the Serenity prayer...to accept the things I cannot change...do you think that your repeated requests/demands will ultimately lead to the behavior you want from others? How big a price are you willing to pay for that respect? I say this only as an observation, not a judgement... Gymrat - I think you have the most interesting sounding weekends, even when you describe them cryptically....I went to the gym tonight - ran for 20 minutes, then lifting for chest/back, with abs in between sets. The freindlier of the two instructors/trainers was doing legs tonight with kettle bells. It looked very interesting and tomorrow I might bravely try to communicate that I would like to learn. The trainer deal there is bizarre...they are not actually training any specific person. They sort of wander around, sometimes spotting for people, sometimes making form suggestions, but then bang out random sets of exercises that do not seem much related to what they were doing before..but I am a little bored so squatting and lunging with kettle bells might be a good change...I hope it is not snowing anywhere but on Jean's ski slopes...
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 7:07pm
LOL! We did a culinary tour on Saturday and made cookies yesterday. It was a naughty food weekend. :)
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 9:52am
First, CONGRATULATIONS, Karla! How exciting. I say this as my girlfriend just went into labor. Such excitement over a new human being coming into the world! Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I have come to life conclusion that I would rather be "alone" than be with people who do not have the courtesy to give me respect. I DEMAND respect, and I won't tolerate less from anyone in my personal circle. The pendulum has swung...I used to let people walk all over me, and I just can't do that anymore. DH has been apologetic and so sweet, as he knows he crossed the line...as did his son. In any event, I came to the conclusion that if dh chooses to continue this, it could lead to the demise of our marriage. I accept that. I think it stems from this narcissistic feeling that many people have that life revolves around them, and they don't have to follow courtesy rules although they demand it from others....I see it in the way he treats his mother and That is one reason why I make no attempts to be closer to his mother. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE dh, but I love myself more, and I deserve to be treated as an equal, not a subservient.