Thursday, June 24, 2010

When will I ever learn?

I feel great after 2 days of going back to the gym. I'm a moron. I was in a total funk, and was just not going... and that is stupid. Stupid stupid stupid. You know all those studies where they say that depressed people would feel better if they just exercised? I totally understand that, and the fact that it's hard to motivate even when you KNOW you will feel better.

I took a Groove class (didn't LOVE it) and a Kick class (true. love.). Neither was pretty - thing are jiggling like jello pretty much from the neck down... but I really felt great 'pretend' punching. Apparently I need to punch things. Who knew!? About ten years ago, I used to take Tai Kwon Do classes, and I loved it. Taking this class reminded me why. I'm sure that I don't have the time to take classes like that again (taking martial arts classes is a whole lifestyle, like triathlons), but I can take these Kick classes a few times a week!

In other news, I'm super, crazy excited for my new vacation idea. I have 2 half brothers - one lives in Orlando and I never see him. He has twin girls (12 years old) who really really want to met their new cousins. But he doesn't have the funds to get here. My other brother lives in IN, and has 4 boys (12,13, 18 and 22). They are a BLAST to hang out with. So I was thinking, maybe I would visit them sometime this summer. Well, when I called to ask, and we were trying to figure out a date - his wife asks - what are you doing for Christmas? They have 2 time share condos for the week between Christmas and New Years at Disney, and said we could use one! Does a vacation get any better than that? I'm even working on getting my mother to come also, so we would have an extra set of hands on the flight. I'm crazy, crazy excited about it.

OK - back to work.

4 comments:

HereWeGoAJen said...

That is a fantastic vacation plan!

I used to do Tae Bo, or whatever that was called. It was pretty fun too.

Heather said...

My friend and I have a business idea. A place where you come in and throw breakable things like dishes. To get anger out. You would stand behind a half door and throw into a room or hallway or something closed in...kinda like the punching thing. I always want to throw something but never do cause I don't want to break my own things...

Ok, rambling - sorry. I'm glad you got out to the gym!!

Carrie27 said...

Glad you were able to find something that can help you work your way out of your funk. I enjoy working out and am going to keep up with it as long as I can find a way to make it work.

Disney vacation - nope, definitely doesn't get better than that. I've heard Xmas time there is even more magical.

Heather said...

I found after our son was stillborn that if I went more than 3 days between runs I could definitely feel a serious depression sink in. I did a pretty good job for that year sticking with a good running routine. Now, not so much. If I go too long I no longer feel depressed, but I'm not much fun to be around.

We went to Disney a year ago. I completely drank the kool aid and now believe it is the most wonderful, magical place on the earth. You should be psyched!