Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Oh Sweet Mystery of Life
I spent almost one week away from my not-so-beloved gym. My last visit was Thursday the 15th. I didn't go on Friday because we were leaving for Boise and we didn't return until Monday early evening. I got into bed around 9 p.m. that night, exhausted from the trip (why is it that driving can really suck the marrow out of life?), and proceeded to read until about midnight. A good book can really get me hooked, and I had just started the new Grisham paperbook, The Appeal. I knew I was in trouble.
Then the alarm gives a resounding BEEP, BEEP, BEEP at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and guess what? I hit snooze, just once. Then after 9 more minutes of precious sleep, it started up again, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. This time I just took the bull by the horns and turned the dang thing off.
So last night I swore I would get up this morning. I did it. Harold did it. We headed off to the gym and ~voila~ I'm back in the dingy, dirty gym. Ick.
But I couldn't run. I just couldn't. I didn't have it in me today. I am extremely worried about injuring myself because let's face it, I'm no Twiggy. And, putting the added strain of running onto these almost-40-year-old joints is sketchy at best. But, when I feel strong, I'll run again! I am hoping tomorrow I can do a little bit.
On another good news front: My band is finally in a good place. I got an adjustment two weeks ago and I can really tell the difference. And, the scale is creeping down again. For all those out there dying to know the weight loss secret: Eat less, move more. TAH-DAH!
Another good news front: I bought some 100% Grapefruit juice today. I know I'm not supposed to drink calories but I haven't had it in a long, long time and it sounded sooooo good. And it is.
If anyone is confused about the title of this post or the picture, go out and rent Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews in it. And save a place for me, Holley and Julie.
Posted by Jeanna at 10:02 PM