Who likes working out?
I think it is a mental game I play with myself. The thought seeps dread into my bones. I have to peel myself out of the chair to get the game rolling. I get to the work out room. I spend the first 10 minutes surfing the tv to find the perfect show that is going to get me through this dreadful event. When I lived in the suburbs, I would walk into the gym and immediately scan all the TVs to find the show that was going to make the game tolerable. Most of the time, there wouldn’t be anything I like, which makes sense, since the only show I watch is Jeopardy. I do watch the Bachelor from time to time. I know. I know. Really bad. But I liked the Dating Game when I was little too. Something about match making. That’s a whole nother deal we don’t need to get into.
Anywhooooo….Am I sounding familiar? Just wondering if it’s just me.
Green Acres is the place for me.
Farm livin’ is the life for me.
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
(to keep this body from jigglin’ from side to side.)
Well… that is what I thought. I never would have to work out again when we moved out here. Hiking up and down these hills, hawlin’ buckets of water to and fro, heaving huge bags of feed over my shoulder, etceteraaaa, etceteraaaa.
I got through Spring and Summer without much damage but fall and winter are creeping in. Right up my legs. My chore load has slowed way down. Walkin’ back and forth to the cow barn ain’t cuttin’ it.
I look and feel like a Crispy Creme doughnut. But what I’d like to know, is how did I get to look like a crispy creme doughnut when I haven’t eaten any.
But, boy, I’d like to.
So, today, I have begun the long journey back. ugh. I know it wont take too much, but it’s just that dreaded thought of planned, contrived movement. Do I move enough in a day? The answer is yes. But I don’t like having 2 sets of boobs popping out of my bra, if you know what I mean. So, I must take action.
We all have a comfortable place for our bodies to be. We allow it to get uncomfortable for a while, then action needs to take place. That is not a bad thing, if we don’t sit in that uncomfortable place too long and let it grow into an uncomfortable, unhealthy place. If that goes on too long we wallow in an uncomfortable, unhealthy, sick place and then bad things lead to real bad things…..you get da pitcha.
Life is full and round, isn’t it? I just love it.
What I wonder is…we all suffer from lots of ailments during this time of year that surround the holidays. I wonder if we moved our bodies and made the healthy food and drink choices during this time if we would slide through unscathed. I’m thinkin’ I know the answer to that.
Have a super, blessed week. God loves you. And me. Thank goodness. I couldn’t carry on if He didn’t.
3 responses to “Never Ending Saga”
Man oh man we’re on the same page. I was just saying yesterday that my body just doesn’t feel comfortable when I gain a few. My clothes don’t feel good and parts of me sit on other parts of me and I have low energy. But I liked how positive you put it that it happens, just don’t let it take hold! The other day there were only two of us at yoga so my fabulous yoga guy gave us a Pilates workout instead on his machines. Oh my do I ever have a new appreciation of how many muscles I have in me making me go. Still feeling them all!!! Thanks for the inspiration to not waste energy feeling bad, just get on with it.
I workout to the LAMFO song in tights.
Some plant nerd talk here…..computer scientists have discovered that almost all farmers over water their crops. I know this is true because it happens in the nursery industry too. If you can control your water you can control disease and pest infestations without even organic treatments. The computer guys tested it on vineyards and found that if they decreased the water…wayyyy decreased the water they would get more and better grapes. Makes sense because when there is excess nitrogen or excess water plants put out green stuff like leaves and do not fruit. So a good investment is a water meter…available at any garden place and maybe even home depot. That way you are making sure you are only watering according to what the plant needs. Saves your aching back a bit! And saves out precious water too.