Friday, February 1, 2008


This has been one long week! I'm really looking forward to the weekend. I'm a bit nervous, as I'm bringing a pal with me to the cabin, and I feel like I've spent the last few days warning her about different things that my mom does/will do. It was pretty much just my mom and I growing up - I did see my dad on some weekends, but when I think about growing up - it was the two of us. And she has been single for so long (over 30 years now!) that she definitely has her quirks. For me, I don't even notice. But for others? I worry. She eats about 1200 calories a day. And when I say 'about' I mean plus or minus 25 calories. There are absolutely NO snacks in her house. She LOVES to play cards. And she never sits still. So - when I go for the weekend, I know to bring my own snacks (which, if you put out - my mom will gladly share) and that we will be up until all hours of the night (or until mom wins, lol) playing cards.

I tried to warn my buddy about all this - and she still seems excited to go - so, I think it'll be a fun weekend. I'll hopefully get a bunch of knitting done also.

Looks like I got a few workout buddies! I will start nagging you! I will give you one tip. If I really don't really like working out, maybe I'm too tired or whatever, I'll force myself to at least do something for 10 minutes. If, at the end of those ten minutes, I still don't want to work out - I let myself go home. I've only actually gone home once. And the next day, woke up with a fever - so I was right to stop! The only big problem with that theory is the actually GETTING to the gym. Sometimes even that is hard to get to do. Anyway - I've been taking allergy medicine in preparation for this trip, and it's wiping me out. At the end of my workday, all I wanted to do was to go home. I forced myself to drive to the gym instead of home. When I got there, I decided to would just do weights - no running. I even put my bathing suit on under my workout clothes so I could get right into the hot tub after I lifted. Well, I finished lifting and felt great! Decided to do my running (again, I'm doing the Couch to 5K program - just finished up week 3 of 8) and felt great. So, from not wanting to go to the gym at all, I ended up working out for over an hour - and finished up with a nice soak in the hot tub.

Some of my motivation is that I know they will tell me that I can't raise my heart rate over 120 or go in the hot tub once we start the IVF cycle, and running cranks my heart rate right to 150. So, I'll be walking, swimming and doing gentle yoga. I'm SURE I won't be able to lift. I'm going to keep doing my running and lifting until I start stims.

Now, just to make it through today so I can go enjoy my weekend.


Deborah said...

I hope your weekend is fun. I think usually our own parents annoy us much more than they annoy our friends. At least you can bring your own snacks - my mom always tries to make us feel guilty for eating. Since she's a toothpick and I'm, well, not, it's frustrating.

Duchess said...

Nice job with the workout! I went this morning and ran/lifted and now I feel great. I have been trying to do the 120 heart rate thing but it has been REALLY hard!

Have an awesome weekend.

Chris said...

I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend and come back refreshed for your upcoming adventure.

Geohde said...

Good on you for getting to the gym :). You're ahead of lazy me.



Annie said...

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Well done at the gym. It sounds like you are doing great.