Monday, January 28, 2008


I'm glad that I've spurred some of you to get out that DVD and get moving! I won't mention that I'm sore as all get out though! But it's a good kind of sore. The kind that reminds you every time you move that in fact - you actually did move! Muscles hurt that I didn't even know I had. Good thing, right? Means they needed it!

I'll pop that DVD in tomorrow and do it all over again. I have to now. I said I would! It felt good to sweat too. I haven't done anything to work myself up to that in a long time. (Except hot flashes) and they don't count. Dang I wish they burned off calories though! I'd be so skinny! One good thing about menopause though....the PMS stops. At least mine did. And let me tell you - I had it bad! There's a drawing I keep tucked in my drawer that my daughter drew when she was really little. It's a stick figure woman with her hair flaying out all over like Medusa. Her mouth is wide open (she looks like she's screaming) and the caption says "MOM PMS". I was a mad woman for over a week each month. Now I'm fairly tame, although every now and then my mood will swing for no apparent reason and hubby will run for cover. But it's no were near as bad as it was back in the day. Ah the joys of growing older.

Of course with mid-life comes that inevitable weight gain as the old metabolism shifts into a lower gear. All the more reason for me to get off my duff and fight back. And you know what? When those old muscles ache it actually makes me more aware of my body. And it makes me want to take better care of it. I'll never have six pack abs - but I'm sure going to get rid of this quarter keg on my arse!

Happy Monday!


Lauren said...

I can't wait to get my dvd so I can start using it. Blasted Korea

Hanlie said...

I'm sore in a different place every day now. And I love it! Today I have another Pilates class, so I'm sure I'll rediscover some long forgotten muscle!

You're doing great!

Grumpy Chair said...

That soreness is a great motivator. When I have no sore muscles, I know I'm eating too much and not exercising.

Heather said...

lol that drawing sounds halarious. I am sure people at work would draw something similar about me...I can be nasty. awesome job with keeping up with the I just need to dust off and actually open mine.