Thursday, January 3, 2013

No Pain, No....

No waddling like a duck.
No pulling myself up from a seated position by holding on to any stationary object.
No dirty hair because I can't raise my arms over my head.
No four-letter words mumbled with every step I take up and down the stairs.

Oh wait. It's supposed to be "No Pain, No Gain." Right.

I've joined this CrossFit craze going on. And yesterday I met "Cindy". I won't go on about the "box" or "WODs" or CrossFit in general. You can Google it and find information for days.

No, today I just want to complain about how sore I am. And how silly I must look just trying to get in and out of my truck.

Seriously, why must I be this sore? Obviously it's the months I have spent just dabbling in exercise. A jog now and then here, hot yoga occasionally. I haven't exactly been "fit".

So let this be a cautionary tale to all you youngun's. Take care of your bodies consistently. Not just for a New Year resolution or wedding or reunion or whatever occasion. Because when you are 41 and trying catch up, it hurts. And you walk like a duck.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Obligatory New Year Post

Wow. Nothing here since July 21st. I'm a bad blogger. But, since is the New Year, why not throw my blog post in with the rest of the bad bloggers who resolve to 'journal more' this year.

I have no resolutions this year. Quite frankly it didn't occur to me to make any because things have been so frantic around here recently. There were a whirlwind of changes in a short period of time and boom...Christmas has passed and now we're into a New Year. (Don't even ask about Thanksgiving....I don't remember it).

The biggest change: my 16 year-old step-daughter moved in with us permanently on December 21st. That brings our census in this house to 6: 2 early 40s adults, 1 teen daughter, 1 2 year-old daughter, and 2 old dogs. (My dogs should write a blog. I bet they could tell some good stories).

So how in the midst of this do I make resolutions? Lose weight? Be more organized? Write a blog entry every day?

Listen, I'm just trying to figure out how to keep everyone fed and in clean clothes.

For now, my resolutions are basic: to be open to new things, to not sweat the small stuff, to spend my time in meaningful ways, and to never let a day go by that my husband and my kids don't know how much I love them and they are my world.