Thursday, May 19, 2005

Exercise .....

Last night I got home from the hair dresser and Al had started veggies to go with the left overs we took out the freezer (didn’t know what we were going to be having as I couldn’t make out what it was in it’s frozen state !!!) – I landed up with a tomato chicken dish and Al and Kaitlin had beef stroganoff. BUT, before I had dinner, I jumped onto the gym and had a session on there – I was so pleased that I had not only because that was my goal for the day, but because it made me feel so good about myself !
We have to go down to Robina to the chiropractor this evening and while I was working last night I was thinking that maybe I could get up 40 minutes earlier this morning so that I can have a work out as we won’t have time tonight. Then we landed up with a long shift and so only got home at 1.10am which means I only got into bed at about 1.45 by the time I had had a shower and something to drink. THEN I read until 2.30am – all thanks to Paulene’s recommendation of AJ Rochester’s book – Confessions of a Reformed Dieter (not the specific one she read but another one as I haven’t been able to get the one Paulene read yet). I couldn’t put it down – Al kept on telling me the time and telling me to put the light off !!!!
Now even if I had not been reading I don’t think I would have been able to get up 40 minutes earlier and I didn’t because my thoughts last night went as follows :
I battle to get up in the mornings because I am always so tired
I know that I won’t be able to exercise tonight (structured exercise) but I DID get an extra hour of packing done last night so that should could towards some exercise
I am not going to beat myself up because I have to miss an evening’s session of exercising as I am looking after my body by taking myself off to have my spine and neck adjusted / corrected so that I feel better for the next couple of weeks
So, unless something happens and we cancel our appointment tonight – I will not be exercising tonight and I will be fine with that because tomorrow night I will be able to continue.
I drank another 2L yesterday – this is really catchy and although I don’t think I will ever be someone who chooses water over Diet Pepsi, I am finding that the water isn’t that bad to get through so long as I ration myself and only have a DP once I have had at least 1L of water.
Al is off to see the knee specialist today – I hope he can do something for him. Before we left South Africa Al saw the best knee guy in Durban and he said if Al was about 20 – 25 years older he would definitely do a knee replacement operation, but, because he was only about 30, there was nothing that he could do. Al is now 42 and his knee is even worse and there are some days when he really has to hobble around because it is so sore – I really hope that the guy today can do something for him.
I have had to take off the ring I usually wear on my little finger as it has got too big and last night I noticed that my watch now keeps swinging around and facing down the wrong way – wooooohhooooooooooooooo – this means I am winning (or should that be losing ????????) – long may it continue !!!!
Al just phoned to say that, because he is too young (42 !!!!) there isn’t much the specialist can do except re-break his leg and set it straight !!!! He broke his leg about 4 weeks before we got married and had a cast on for nearly 2 years soooooooo the thought of having to go through all that again is not something either of us are looking forward to. The specialist told him to try some tablets for two months and then go back and he would make a decision on how best to tackle the problem. Oh well – could be worse, they could have said they have to break both legs !!!!! He is off to have a full leg x-ray and they will use that to work out the angles etc that are out that need to be fixed to help his knee – hopefully they will be able to help him – he is such a love and I am going to hate seeing him not able to do things for himself and relying on others for most things. Will let you know how it all goes later down the track.
Well I have had this open at work and just added to it when I have thought of something or had a chance –hence the length !!! I am off to lunch now.
Take care, look after yourselves and be good !

TFTD : There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.


Blogger Kate said...

Good on you for doing your exericse! That book that everyone is reading sounds really interesting - must have a look our for it. Thanks heaps for all your comments recently - I don't know if I've already said it to you, but it means a lot!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

You are going well with the exercise! Poor Al - hope it all goes well for him

7:44 AM  

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