Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Holding me to my word

Yesterday my butt and legs were hurting ! It's amazing how fast something that is affective will work on your body- and it is never comfortable to live with the results ! Healing and growth are painful processes, and it can make you want to give up the effort if you do not have a good motivation for your lifestyle change. I made a commitment to my self to get in the proper condition to hike, announced it to my husband and son, got them to agree to tag along, so there was no backing out ! Nick and I do some walking and other exercise during the day, we all walk as a family before dinner and then in the evening Bob and I take turns with the little pedal bike as we are watching TV. Community support on the most basic level , and no way to escape when you decide to find an excuse to back out ! It was warm-ish yesterday but very humid and my butt muscles were really achy ! Bob suggested maybe I skip the walk , but I thought of this and said Heck No !

So out for a walk we went, and after dinner a session with a bike. The soreness kind of worked itself out - something that I had long ago forgotten ! How is it that as kids we take pain as an inconvenience to be ignored , but as adults we take it as a sign to stop ?? When do we learn this ??

Tonight is a Date Night ! Okay, we are taking Nick along with us and it is to the excitement and romance that is WalMart to look for trekking poles, but a date none the less. This weekend is looking to be very full again with church commitments, but I am hoping to find the poles and get out to the woods on Sunday afternoon. Fingers crossed !!


spunkysuzi said...

Good for you on getting out for a walk :) It's really humid here as well and i really have to talk myself into going out some days!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

You are right that kids just keep going and I tend to stop and not want to hurt anything. Great point. I hope your shopping trip/date night is successful!

Julie said...

Hope you had a great date night!