Making lemonade out of lemons
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So yesterday did not start out well. I had planned to go to yoga first thing in the morning. It's usually so nice waking up on Saturday morning and knowing I have the whole weekend ahead of me! But yesterday I just felt like a steaming pile of doogie doo. I don't know why. I didn't sleep well Friday night, and I just tossed and turned and woke up constantly. As a result, I woke up with everything hurting. The very idea of getting up and driving somewhere hurt. So I gave up on yoga, and feared my whole day was going to be shot (and we had tons of plans!)
So I finally dragged myself up and had a less than healthy snack. After a little time surfing on the computer, the hubs put on his workout clothes and suggested some exercise. Not wanting to let him down, I got dressed and slumped off to the basement. It was sad at first. While he rode the exercise bike, I sort of laid on the weight bench and listlessly lifted some weights. But then the miraculous happened - each set seemed to get easier! By the time he finished his ride, I was back at normal speed and effort, and I actually ended up with some good strength training totals! After a half hour on the bike, I felt like my usual self, what a relief! So glad he pushed me!
After that, we rushed around getting cleaned up, then headed out to a volunteer event for a group we belong to, then had a healthy lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant. Then a ton of shopping (got the most awesome base for our fondue pot, can't wait to make more!), then went out to an awesome Moroccan restaurant that I had a Groupon for. Food was awesome, I should have taken pictures, it was too beautiful. Even got in an extra walk, as it was easier to leave the car at the mall, and hike the half mile to the restaurant. Followed by grocery shopping at our favorite store (it's a little bit of a drive so we can't get there every week, but our shopping took us far from home).
All in all, I was happy that I was able to pull the day out of the toilet. It could have been so much different, but it ended up being such a perfect day!