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.

6 comments:

hyker said...

It's hard to get back into a rountine....that problem has been plaguing me for 14 years. Keep with the running, even if it's just few a few minutes. You'll get stronger. My mom used to go around the house singing Thoroughly Modern Millie......I can still hear her saying "Everything today is thoroughly modern...check your personality!" But that's the only line I can remember.....

Katie said...

Sounds like I need to rent a movie this weekend...sorry I haven't heard of it.

Even though your not up to running speed yet, KEEP GOING! Give your body time and "respect it". :) I'm pretty much talking to myself right now.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I'm sure you'll be running along in no time!

Good for you for getting back to the Gym. These little victories will add up and before you know it, you will be Twiggy!

I was thinking about our "Thoroughly Modern Millie" days. I remember ringing in the New Year, New Decade of 1980 curled up with you and Julie watching that movie! Good Times! Love you!

Anonymous said...

So...let me get this straight--you are 39 years old and have NEVER seen this movie? Oh Jeanna! Where have I gone wrong! BTWay, I do have all of the Green Gables in case you haven't seen those yet! :) Come over and visit one day when you've got a few minutes.

Jeanna said...

Ok Anon! Who am I talking to? I HAVE seen TMM and love it! Plus I borrowed the Anne movies from a friend and watched them all. But I still haven't seen Casablanca, Oklahoma, and a myriad of other musicals and old movies. I did see Rear Window recently, LOVED IT.

Jules said...

Just read your comment. You need to stop by my house and borrow a couple fo movies. If I don't have it, my mom or grandma does. Having said that I love the memory of good ole TMM, why did we like that movie so much? I haven't seen it in forever and think it's time to sit down with McKell, I haven't properly exposed her to the things I loved as a kid.

I'm proud of you for going back to the icky gym. We have a nice new gym in Springville, I almost joined but then I got prego. I need to find one that has child care because getting up early is not really an option for me.