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The Will To Exercise

As I write this post my glutes (aka butt muscles) are feeling a little sore and I know it's going to be somewhat difficult going down stairs later today into tomorrow.  As I was leaving the gym and walking down the stairs my quads (the frontal portion of my legs) were tightening up even after spending lots of time stretching.

Today was my first workout in 13 days. At the beginning of last week I came down with the flu and then it turned into a sinus infection.  In addition I some residual 'stuff' in my lunges so I'm not 100% when it comes to running.  Our muscles require oxygen from the lungs.  If a person has a chest cold there can be a compromise to the amount of oxygen that is getting to the muscles.  That is why it's important to rest so the body can focus on healing itself (use all it's resources to fight off the virus).  

I managed to get a light workout in.  OK maybe a little more than a 'light workout'.  I pushed myself a little but not for a …

A Beautiful Day!

Went on a hike this morning with a few friends and enjoyed some sunshine and beautiful scenery....  What living is all about.


Today Is A Good Day

I slept a lot yesterday (had three naps for a total of 3 1/2 hours of sleep during the day) and last night I fell asleep on the couch at 9:30pm and slept till 8am.

I awoke this morning to 4 inches of snow outside and there was a message on the answering machine that school was canceled for my boys.  As I went for a cup of coffee (decaf) I noticed my oldest was wearing his pajamas inside out because he heard from his teacher that it could bring good luck for not having school today.  Oh how I wish life were that simple.

After breakfast my boys and I got geared up to go outside and clear some snow off the driveway.  Thankfully we have a snowblower so it made for light work.  However scraping the driveway clean was laborious as the snow was wet and heavy.  I guess you could say that was my workout for today.

After an hour or two outside I came in and decided it was time to clean the house (ok the main living area).  I was going crazy at the clutter, toys and dust bunnies that were ever…

Living in Limbo

I'm living in limbo so it seems these days.  I ended my outpatient program a week and a half ago and today I'm finally starting to feel like I'm starting to live again.  A couple days after my discharge I came down with the flu: fever, chills, aches, cough, congestion etc...  so I had to cancel my therapy appointments and was house bound for days.  Now I am nursing a sinus infection and I'm on antibiotics. I have not exercised in 9 days and I'm missing the endorphins!

Thankfully this week I've been getting out a bit and meeting up with people for coffee or lunch.  I've also had people offer to help out with the kids or a meal and it's nice to have a network of people there for me.  I truly am blessed and fortunate.

On the subject of sleep the last three days I have slept through the night (hooray!) however I still feel tired.  This week is probably the first week that I really miss the program since I left 11 days ago.   I'm now able to get out of …