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).
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!