Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm on an Emotional Rollercoster.....

Yesterday's golf game was a hoot! It was the prettiest course I've ever seen. Normally I get bored doing 18 holes, but not yesterday. It was just too beautiful ( And the weather. We were expecting thunderstorms in the afternoon and they held off until we were in the clubhouse having dinner! It was so nice out. Sunny with no wind. Lovely, lovely day. We got home around 8:30 and I was beat. Not too tired to watch SYTYCD results though. Even though I liked Kherington in the beginning, I was unimpressed with the video they showed of her whining about the judges. I quite like all the dancers that are left, so it is going to be hard to see people get voted off. I was sad to see Gev leave, I quite enjoyed him.

This morning, as we were stretching at the end of our class, personal trainer announced that she is leaving our club to go work full time at another club. I am devastated. I cry easily, so I couldn't even go over and congratulate her. I had to wait and e-mail her from home. Of course, I'm happy for her - she will be doing personal training full time at the other club and I have no doubt she will have great success. I'm just really worried that I will fall off the fitness wagon with this change. You all know, even from watching the Biggest Loser how different training styles can be. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh some more.

My lower back is still really bothering me. Golfing yesterday may not have been a great idea. I think it made it worse.

Oh, I have a story to tell about class this morning. One of the cardios we had to do was skipping. Which I hate. But for whatever reason this morning, on the first go through the station, on the 2nd set of cardio, I made it through a minute of skipping without slapping my arms with the rope, or tripping. So I said to personal trainer - did you see - I made it through the minute. She says - well, next go see if you can do 120 jumps cause that is around what you should be doing. Crap I think. Anyhow, next go through that station, the first attempt I do 80. Not bad she says, now you have a # to beat. The 2nd go - I did 109! I then tell her, I think I'm a goal when I was at the next station, she gave me a goal # of step ups to get. I came just short (she said 35 in a minute, and I did 32) and she said that she had given me a really high number and that she was surprised I got that high.

Kate ( had posted about how she needed a goal and I noticed this morning I do to. Even doing tricep dips for a minute. I was getting tired around 17 and then taking a break. After personal trainer gave me the step up goal, I gave myself a dip goal and I did way better (didn't stop until 24). So, from now on when I'm doing timed exercise, I'm going to give myself a rep # to get to also.

What else....hmm, not much. Daughter did in fact go through with the piercing. Looks cute. We are so different daughter and I. I have piercings, but I get quite nausious and dizzy when I'm getting it done, and don't even ask what happens when I have a new piercing that I have to turn. Daughter (who wants to be a surgeon) has a stomach of steel and didn't even flinch when it was done. Yeesh. I told her this morning though - no more piercings until she is an adult. I don't even want her asking. Mostly cause I have trouble saying no ;-)

Daughter leaves tonight for vacation for two weeks. She is going with my brother in law and his family. She goes every year. She has a ball. I sit home and mope. I hate her going cause I miss her so much, but I can't keep her home doing nothing. They have a vacation place and a boat and the kids are busy every day.

Well, I have laundry to finish before daughter can pack. Better get to it. I hate laundry.

Have a healthy day bloggers!!


  1. Sounds like you have so much going on! Whew, and I can say if I was into group fitness or personal training and the person who I loved left, I would be thrown threw a loop.

    Thanks for the little shout out :)

    I think goals are great, and even setting something small to work towards is a great great way to stay motivated! I'm currently working towards coming up with some "running goals" to put on my blog.

  2. Wow, you are kicking butt! Great job meeting/exceeding your goals! YOU GO! Sorry about your trainer, though. :(

    I rarely see my son anymore since he has such a busy social life, so I know how you feel about your daughter. I miss him all the time! Watching them grow up is so hard sometimes! Rewarding, yes, but hard all the same.

  3. This post made me very jealous of your golf game. Golf is a wonderful excuse for walking on greens that are better manicured than my lawn will ever be. That's it I need to find time/money for a 9-hole round in the near future.

    I do love that quote I pulled from Sister Skinny, I think we all lose sight of it at one time or another.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. Sorry to hear about your trainer leaving. Look on the bright side, maybe the next one will be even better.

    I know what you mean about missing your daughter. Just wait until she's out of the house for good, that will be devistating. My two live 7 hours and 16 hours away and it is horrible.

  5. 24 dips? Holy cow! Sorry to hear about your trainer. I too am a creature of habit. Mine is setting up his own studio and is going to stop in home visits. I'll have to decide what to do. I'll proably suck it up and go there. He seems to think there is a place that the 3 year old could be and not get into trouble. We'll see...

  6. I'm sorry to hear that your trainer is leaving, I KNOW you'll be okay *hugs* Excellent job on your workout today!! I'm a goal oriented person too, but not a weight loss goal orientented person (like a goal to get to each 10 lb loss or something). Have a great weekend! I dare you to go out and learn something new while daughter is gone!

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your trainer leaving! I know how much you enjoyed working with her...but, she's given you a great foundation, on which you can use for the next person you select. I'm really impressed with your fitness, make me want to do better... I feel you pain about your daughter...we want them to go and have fun, but we miss them terribly...