Photos + *Ouch*- Trainer KILLED my calves!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hey Spark Buddies--

Forgive my continued absence-- I am still trying to catch-up with work and home-life since being snowed-under by my 15-painting commission.

I've gained so much weight from the inactivity and all the Easter + 3-birthday celebrations. I didn't resist and am paying a HIGH price for not resisting temptations. .. not only with weight gain but with reverting my taste buds back to craving higher-calorie foods. (Isn't it amazing how easy & quickly we can put on the weight and how hard & long it takes to get it off?!)

I am back in the gym this week and hope I've come down from that high weight by Wednesday's weigh-in.

My trainer really worked me out hard last Wednesday -- too hard on the calf raises (two flights of stairs, ten stretches every-other-stair) -- and I injured myself. But I decided to work through it and did 1.5 hours of exercise on each of the following 2 days and ended up not being able to walk after sitting for lunch Friday.

I came home, soaked in the tub to relax my muscles and crawled in bed. I stayed in bed the rest of Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and had to use my mountain trekking poles to help me get in and out of bed and walk to the kitchen and bathrooms. That bed rest was exactly what I needed... I am MUCH, much better and even did fine at ZUMBA last night. NO EXCUSES-- right!?!

Anyway, my friends, I apologize for remaining absent. I hope to connect with my Spark buddies again this week... helping to motivate and receive your much appreciated motivation. (I leave for Las Vegas on Sunday - this story in another blog).

Hugs, Camille

Here are the photos of my paintings installed in the hospital:

This is me with my sweet, supporting husband, Todd, celebrating his 50th birthday at my art opening. What a guy!
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    emoticon to you, Camille!

    I'm a firm believer that we cannot expect ourselves to tackle every issue/challenge in our lives at once. Sometimes we have to be willing to prioritize, put some things on the back burner so other things can fully shine through. Now that you have your commission done (and beautifully so), you can re-focus on those weight loss and fitness goals, and apply that same resolve to them ... and I know you'll do it! --Marsha
    4439 days ago
    So glad you are back!!!! Your pics are BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a cutie patutie Hubby, too!!!! And to think I almost went to work at that hospital!!!! Small world!!!!
    Hugzz - Jae emoticon
    4439 days ago
    Your dry humor shines through...will miss not being on Pinks this round...silly me LOL Rest of your work is stunning but then should it not be? Best of luck this round and you are right...no excuses!!

    4439 days ago
    Sorry, but I have to admit I was ROTFLMBO about you having to use your ski poles to get up! I know, that's HORRIBLE of me, but I imagined ME being that sore - I think I'd have just rolled to the floor in a pile and dragged myself around!!!!
    I know you're getting back in the saddle and that month of LESS exercise (can't really say NONE, because you were BUSY!!!!) will soon be a memory. KUDOS to you on getting back on and WHEW on the Zumba class!
    4440 days ago
    Love all the pictures, your artwork is ALWAYS beautiful! You are looking AMAZING!!!! I remember the first picture you posted :-) You've come so far!

    Hubby's a cutie too! Thanks for sharing!
    4440 days ago
    AWW YOU AND YOUR HUBBY!!!! :) The paintings look gorgeous hanging! Good luck getting back in the swing of things still, I know it's tough!
    4441 days ago
    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! Glad to hear you are back in the gym.
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  • JEM0622
    You work is STUNNING!

    4441 days ago
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