This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better. It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.
I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education. ♥
I was riding Gypsy the other day and realized that my legs are for sure NOT my strongest muscles in my body. I tried to kick ass and pump it up one of the neighborhood hills and here came the asthma that I forget I have. I made it though!
I remember my legs feeling like this after riding my bike across town when I was a teenager. I would get off after riding quite a long distance and they would feel like they were ready to go out from under me.
When I lived in Arizona I didn’t feel it as much as I do here in CA. Arizona is flat and easy. At least it was in the town that I lived in. When I did hit the occasional hill, I didn’t think much of it.
My conclusion is, that I need to keep working up those hills. I have 2 in particular that I am going to work my way into. They are very intimidating to me. I think it will be good for my lungs to strengthen them as well and work my way up to the steeper ones.
I’m going to keep on pumping and working these legs of mine. I can’t be outdone by the individuals that are double my age and kick ass every day. Ha! They. Are. Awesome!! 🙂
Today is our Wednesday check-in for the Shrink Yo-Self Fitness Challenge.
Today’s Weight: 175.6.
I can’t remember what my weight was last week at this time. Somewhere around 177 I believe. Anyway, the Challenge for this week is staying the same as last week. Workout 3 to 5 times a week. Have I been doing this? Some days yes. Some days no. I have gotten on my bike a few times in the past week, but still no Bikram and still no other exercising. Why? Well, because I am Kathleen and this is what I do. On a good note though… I am getting a treadmill tomorrow night!!! Woo hooo! So excited!
When I WAS going to the gym the thing that I used the most was the treadmill, so having one in the house is going to be great. Not only will I use it, but my Father and Husband will want to use it as well. I will have to keep my Boys in check about the rules of safety while using a treadmill, but I will for sure let them use it if they like.
Starting Thursday, or maybe Friday sometime, I will get my ass on that Treadmill and walk, walk, walk. I also plan to ride my bike over to meet my Boys after school too. My 3 oldest rode bikes today, but my youngest didn’t. I think I’ll take the carrier over with baby girl and ride home with them all. My oldest has his saxophone today anyway, so I can put that in the carrier for him as well. I’ll take the exercise any way I can get it! 🙂
I was supposed to be writing a blog post tonight that is an assignment from a Challenge that I am doing. Long and short of it, I am supposed to write like it is 2013 and what great things I did in 2012. Unfortunately, I don’t think that is going to get done tonight. Here’s why…
I was out for a bike ride tonight with my 4 Boys. My youngest is 6. I was hoping to get out and get some exercise. Unfortunately I don’t feel like that really happened. Yes, we rode almost 3 miles, but over an hour. As I was riding I was thinking about my assignment. All I could think about is why my 6-year-old isn’t comfortable riding his bike. Well, because I haven’t taken him on enough bike rides. I don’t make him get off the damn computers and play outside enough. Then it just escalated from there. Why my 12-year-old has gotten worse and worse at his spelling, which is now affecting his hand writing. Why, because I haven’t worked with him enough over the past year, because I have been in a crappy depression for the past year and a half.
I guess when I get frustrated I start to blame everything on myself. Everything in my life and my Children’s lives. Me, me, me. I suck! Ug. I will stop right there, because I could really go on and on about my last 2 years. It has gone by in a blink of an eye and I feel like nothing has been accomplished. I may be over reacting, but that is why I am NOT doing my assignment tonight. It will have to wait until morning, or tomorrow night when I am hopefully in a better light. 🙂