Heather’s post this week really hit home for me. What she wrote could not be more true. I can honestly say that since I was let go from my FT job last winter, I have been able to focus more on my health, which stinks right now, but at least I can try to heal.
I’m basically running around like a Saudi sheik with a crew of doctors these days…going from one to the next…trying to figure out what the heck’s wrong with me. Maybe it’s nothing. At least that’s what I’m hoping. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve cranked out 2 human beings in the past 2 years. That’s gotta do a number on a girl’s body. Maybe I’m just old.
But one thing’s for sure: With work out of the way, I have way more room in my brain to worry about what matters most: my boys…
Something else got me thinking from Heather’s last guest post about working out and not breaking the bank. The personal trainer gave tips for trying to stay in shape on a budget and the best one was to hire a personal trainer…even though that sounds nuts. It really is such a great investment in your body. I’ve worked with 3 personal trainers over the years and I can tell you that during those times, I was in the best shape of my life. I had 14% body fat, wore sizes 0 and 2 (and still thought I was fat…sigh)…and you could bounce a quarter off my thighs (SUCH a far cry from where I am today…again, sigh)…but my point is this: I kept all of my trainer’s workout cards and to this day, I can remember all of my routines. I know how many sets and how many reps to do..and in which order to do them. I love it. Having not “worked out” (…although chasing around after a 2-year-old all day counts for something, right?) in a gym in a few years and not with a trainer in almost 6 (holy*&!!), I can tell you that I’m a little rusty, but I still feel so confident that I know the drill. That was one of my better investments over the years…one that keeps paying me. I can do those exercises here at the house with my 3lb dumbbells (cuz I don’t wanna look like a dude) …and I can walk around the block for cardio. Actually, I want a stationary bike real bad…I mean, I do live in Texas and it’s about 102 today…but I have to come up with a RM way of scoring it for super cheap or free. Anyone feeling charitable?
When I take care of myself, I can take care of those around me and that’s what matters most.
Oh and nevermind on the stationary bike. While I was looking online just now, I saw a kit that turns your regular bike into a stationary one…
…and since I’ve used my regular bike all of ONE time (one of my not so smart $500 investments), I’m totally doing this. Unless anyone is feeling charitable, of course.