Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gettin' My Workout On

So last night I started back to my workout regimen at the gym.  I was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.  I'm not sure if I was scared I was going to hurt myself or if I was afraid to see how bad out of shape I had gotten in the two months I had missed.  I felt like this lovely lady below.  Very unattractive and fleshy!  HaHa!

As it turned out, everything went just fine.  I did what's called Body Pump.  It's a class that you use weights and work out most all of your muscle groups.  It's always been one of my favorite classes.  My favorite being spin, and it's going to be a little while longer before I can attempt that one.  I was so sore today and was moving rather slowly.  By the end of the afternoon, it hurt to sit on the toilet.  My thighs were screaming!  It hurt so good, though.  

Tonight I thought I'd try another class.  This one is called Body Combat.  It's loosely based off of mixed martial arts.  I lasted 40 minutes.  Before surgery, I could do the entire class and possibly Body Pump before or after that.  It's just going to take some time to get my stamina built back up, and I'm actually okay with that.  I'm trying to love my body, because it's been through a lot, and has done a lot these last two months.  

Anyway, Ross gave me this really neat watch/heart monitor for Christmas.  I couldn't wait to get back to working out so that I could try it.  Well, I think I'm going to need to find a rocket scientist to help me figure it out.  Whoa, is it 
com-pli-ca-ted!  I thought I figured it out today, but that thing was sounding all kinds of alarms while I was exercising tonight.  Maybe I can find a You Tube Video or something to help me get it figured out.  

Tomorrow night I will attempt yoga.  I feel like that one I'll be able to do fairly well.  And then hopefully, we can hike the mountain later on in the week or over the weekend.  I think this pea soup weather will be better by then.  I actually read today that Lake Lanier was at its highest level since November.  That's a good sign.  I know we need the rain, but geez.  When it rains for days on end, A Girl Named Kelly Kelly gets the rainy day blues.

So till next time...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jean's 86th birthday

Saturday night we celebrated my mother-in-law, Jean's, 86th birthday.  Jeff grilled these amazing filet mignons.  We had 16 steaks and he cooked them perfectly.  

It was a beautiful night for a cookout.  Who would've thought that in January you could actually grill out in shorts?  We lit our outdoor fire pit and sat outside on the deck by the fire after we ate.  It was a great party and so much better than going out to eat like we usually do.

This is Mee Maw, a/k/a Jean, with Scott, her oldest grandson.  Scott moved to South Africa two years ago and he came home for Christmas to spend a month.  
 It was pretty chaotic and I didn't get very many good pictures to share.  But here are just a few.
                            Jeff and Ronnie discussing the grilling method.
                                        The birthday cookie cake.
                                Me and Nan doing what we do; being silly!

So thankful for the wonderful mother-in-law that Jean is to me.  I have learned a lot about mother-in-lawing from her.  She really is a blessing.  She kept my babies so that I could work one day a week.  She cooked supper for us that one day and I'd get to her houses to pick up the boys, and she'd have supper on the table ready for us to eat.  I cherish those memories, I truly do.  She has been very active the entire time I've known her.  She golfed, she bowled, she shopped, and she was the fastest walker you've ever seen.  She's slowed down quite a bit these days.  She's still in good health, but as they say, time stands still for no man.  Age eventually catches up with even the best of us.

Tonight I start back at the gym.  I have been out for two months since I had my surgery on November 20th.  I think it'll be tough, but I hiked Stone Mountain one night last week with Jeff and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be.  So maybe, just maybe, the gym won't be either.  Half of the battle is getting there, that is for sure.

My mom is on the Internet now.  She got a tablet for Christmas and is reading a few blogs, so my hope is to blog more so that she will have something fascinating to read.  Ha!

Till next time...