Happy Sunday Bleeps!
Well it's been a few days. I have decided that just as I need a day of rest for my body I need that day of rest from the blog too. So Fridays are my day off now. Now I know what you're thinking "But Jennie, you did not post on Saturday either!" Well, that is because I was extremely busy. So busy I did not even go to the gym. So let's recap the weekend.
Friday night I got to the gym a little later than usual. I got there shorly before the Syracuse Hoops game. As much as I enjoy watching games while at the gym, if I am personally invested in the game it is difficult for me (remember when I almost fell off the treadmill during the Ravens game?). After Friday night that rule is a hard rule now. I started the game on the elliptical. And let me just explain that I don't just watch the game. I get tunnel vision and nothing else exists when they are on. It was a stressful game and my body was tense the whole time. At half time I had to make a switch. There was no way I could go the whole game on it. The treadmills were behind me and that would put me further from the tv. And quite frankly I was finding it difficult to stand. So I opted for the bike in front of me. A fellow Orange fan came and sat next to me. We commiserated for the second half. It sucked and dragged on for ever. But, I was determined to stay on the bike until the end. When the hour hit and the game ended I stood up and promptly started to fall over. Luckily some nice gents were there to catch me. Unfortunately it wasn't Gym Crush 3 who spent the better part of that last hour working out in front of me. I think God gave that little show to me as my consolation prize since my boys lost :-( (but they are still a number one seed for the big dance...Let's Go Orange!).
Needless to say, saturday morning I woke up and could barely move my legs. I was quite happy when gym buddy Mike texted that he couldn't do weights. I would have gone, but I would have been worthless. So the plan was to log on for overtime and then hit the gym at night when my legs rested.
I did my overtime for hours upon hours and then I really needed to get up and go outside. The day was beautiful and I did not want to waste it inside. I won't go into details about the rest of my day because for most of you it would be really boring. But, I had been looking at two sets of bookshelves that I really wanted and yesterday felt like a good day to get them. Who needs a weights workout when you can lug these heavy boxes all over the place. Let me say that I was very impressed with my strength :-)
This was not a simple project. Putting the shelves together took a couple of hours, but then I also had to move furniture around to make room for them. See...boring. But, I am organized and happy. My brain feels clear and I feel like I can relax now. YEAH!
The problem with all of that is that I did not get on the computer once I logged off for overtime (and that was strictly work and no personal sites). If I hadn't checked twitter before bed I would have completely forgotten about Daylight Savings time. Oops.
So this morning I had church and then an eye doctor appointment. I desperately needed new contacts. If things went well I would hit the gym before heading home for more overtime. Things did not go well. I am legally blind. I basically walk into walls without my contacts or glasses. My prescription has changed since my last appointment just a year a half ago. It was a pretty big change. The dreaded B word came up...Bifocals. I don't need them yet, but they are in the future. Depressing. Basically, I need to get away from my computer. I am on my computer all day at work and after the gym I log on for blogging. I am not going to stop my blog at all. I just need to be smarter about screen time. Honestly, I'm blaming work. So you can imagine that I was not eager to come home and log on. So I took my time at the gym.
The bonus of the day is that with my new prescription I feel like I have bionic eyes and could see the TV clearly at the other end of the gym. YEAH! I can't wait to try this out with Gym Crush #1. Haha. Sadly, the new prescription did nothing for my knees. They still aren't happy with me (I think they hate me quite frankly). They hurt today. I put in an hour and came home...after my massage chair.
So now I'm home and I can see. What do I see? I see the stretch marks more clearly. I see the fat more clearly. I was my crappy vision back! I know this is temporary and that soon I will be focusing on the positives, but man when it comes to stretch marks ignorance is bliss.
*And in case you missed it, Tony Stewart won the race in Vegas tonight. HOLLA! Sadly, I missed the end of the race for a church event. Tony Stewart Call Me!*
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