Monday, November 2, 2009

Week In Review

Well, SOMEONE played a mighty dirty trick, as the head cold that my sweet Cub brought home from his mini vacation with Granny was no treat for any of us. Fortunately, I missed the actual getting sick part. (At least *so far* I have missed it. Phew.) Wrecking Crew and I had a grand time while Cub was gone and he kept me active. We jumped, walked, played and in general just kept going.

I need to start marking down the days that I jump, ride, and work with Sonny. By the end of the week, I can't remember a darn thing from more than 12 hours previous. (CRS. Yeah, it sucks. It's also hereditary- you get it from your kids.) I'm pretty sure we did a good bit though, as I can feel a difference in my abs and legs.

The weather has been cooler, so I've been in sweat pants and not shorts. It dawned on me the other day, as Wrecker helped me clean out the closet, that my former clothes horse self has completely changed face. Oh sure, there are still some nice tops and a couple of skirts in the deep recesses of the closet, but I honestly can't remember the last time I wore any of them.

Of course, with the two little dynamos in my care all day, I am generally too tired to dress up for anything!

All in all, the week was a productive one. I feel good, and a bit stronger. Jumping is getting easier, and I aim to jump four times a week for about 15 minutes at a time. (OK- wait. That sounded wrong. I jump until my legs quit, then I sit down to catch my breath. Then I jump some more, then I flop down. But I am able to jump more, for longer, each day.) Are things fitting better? I can't really say- the sweats have always been big and baggy. Do I see a physical difference in the mirror? Honestly, I've tried to NOT look lately, instead I've been trying to go off "feel".

One thing I CAN say though--- PMS? MUCH MUCH BETTER. Not as many cravings, cramping was greatly reduced, and Dear Husband said I was much easier to live with. (I still got weepy though. Yeah yeah.. so I cry at dog food commercials. Sue me.)

OK- your turn. How'd the week go for you guys??? Laura, still feeling better? CDN- how is the sugar issue? Oregon, still walking and moving around?? AOHCM- how are you doing out there? Feeling better and moving about some now? Regina- hows the ankle? SG-- how can we help you out, getting started?

Stay strong y'all!!
~MM

6 comments:

AKPonyGirl said...

I've found the easiest way to keep track of "stuff" is to put it on the calendar. I have three months worth of calendars (the big 24"x36" ones) on the pantry door in the kitchen. EVERYTHING gets written on those calendars: meetings, dewormings, riding, feed changes, weights of the critters, breeding dates, etc. When the first month is over, the paper gets folded and put in the filing cabinet and the next month gets added. At the end of the year I can go back through all the calendars and see what I did when. Then instead of lamenting I never did get to.... I can see all the things I did!

That reminds me. It's the 1st of November and the horses need to be dewormed!

Laura said...

Hopefully you continue to avoid the sickness! Hope the kids are feeling better too...

Sounds like you are making some progress - I agree with you - writing it down someway, somehow really helps.

My week was ok - leg is feeling ok, dealing with some emotional issues. Hellllooo anxiety! lol. Each day is a bit better though.

We went out for dinner last night and I got a great fortune:

"sunny days are ahead"

I know that it can't really refer to the weather around here, so I'm taking it as a simple statement about being positive.

Positive thoughts are something that I'm working on 'big time' around here, so that little fortune makes me smile every time I see it. I have it taped to my monitor at work...

Hope everyone else had a good week!

oregonsunshine said...

Yep! Still walking! And running things up and down the stairs here at home (all three floors). And only using the upstairs bathroom, so I have to run upstairs even more. And going extra far out to the barn to feed Maddie instead of the easy way (tossing hay over the fence for her) just so I have to take extra steps and carry the hay a bit farther. Plus, she wastes less this way too.

Lil Mama said...

Glad to hear that I am not the only one who can't remember anything. Somedays I feel plumb dumb.

cdncowgirl said...

Sugar well... lets say there's probably a post there. lol

Glad you missed being sick and seem to be feeling better/stronger.
And for the PMS stuff to be easier, well heck ya that's awesome!

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Thanks for asking! I've been having a very busy couple weeks and havent been focused on health, blogging or getting out. I am thinking of buying a treadmill and seeing if that will give me the kick start I've been needing.