Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, Friday

Yeah! It's Friday!

Some people wonder why I would care what day of the week it is. I am a stay-at-home mom after all...that must mean I don't work. HA!  Of course I work!  I may not get paid with cash, but I do get lots of payment of hugs and kisses and smiles and laughter....I love my job and wouldn't change it for the world!

OK, I will get off my soapbox before I really get going here.

Training. Training. Training.
What can I say?
I'm half dead.
I'm loving it.
I'm *hating it* (not really, but you know what I mean - I hope)

I am in a world of hurt!  I thought on Wednesday that my abs were going to hurt. Nope!  My hamstrings and gluteus maximus was in maximum hurtville! Seriously. Every time I sit in a low chair, I grunt. My little guy thinks it's hysterical and mimics me any chance he gets!

When I walked into the gym this morning, D asked my how I was. I told him I can't even tie my shoes because it hurts so much. He smiled big and said "let's go!"

I was thinking today would be more upper body stuff to give my poor legs a bit of a break. No. Such. Luck. I told him how mean he was and at one point I said "you want me to come back, right?". He just laughed some more.  All the joking aside, I know that working my lower body is going to jumpstart my weight loss. I remember when I was working with the trainer a year ago, as soon as we focused more on the legs, the weight started to move.

Speaking of weight, as of today I am down 10.7 pounds!  In just a few short weeks!  Only 23 more to go before being were I was a year ago Christmas. I just can't wait to start feeling the weight loss again. Some of my clothes were getting tight. Others I had to put aside because they just didn't fit well. Soon I'll be able to wear anything in my closet again!

What a great feeling!

Anyway, plans for the weekend:
My son has a birthday party to go to tomorrow afternoon then he's off to do some scouting activity. I'd like to join in on that one - they are going for a short hike. We'll see what my legs are doing.

Sunday we have church stuff - my son has his religious ed class this week. And of course it's football Sunday!!  GO PATS!!!


  1. Fantastic job on pushing yourself, I can't wait until I can hit the gym myself. As far as football goes, I think the Patriots are gonna crush the Cardinals, so yeah, GO PATS!

    1. I actually thought of you while I was writing today...I saw your comment about Da-Bears on your blog. Was hoping you weren't going to give me slack for being a Pats fan. ;-)

  2. Hi Jenn! I always have the utmost respect for someone who is in total agony from upping their fitness regimen. I know exactly what you're talking about. I had 2 straight months of that agony back when I started working out. I used heating pads on my thighs every night! Trust, me, after that, it was *much* easier.

    :-) Marion

    P.S. You're mentioned on my current blog post.

    1. You are so sweet Marion!
      After working out today, I feel a lot better....we'll see what the morning brings. I will keep the heat pads idea on hand though. :D

  3. Ah that post-workout pain - delightful and torturous at the same time! Congrats on losing almost 11 lbs! :)

    1. Thanks! It is delightful in a sick and twisted sort of way - haha!

  4. I'm a stay at home and get excited about Friday, too. You are not alone!

    After workout hate the pain, but at the same time you like it. It's a sign of a good workout.

    Awesome job on the weight loss! Keep it up!

    1. Ah, someone else who "gets" the "yeah it's Friday" thing! I hate when people make me feel like I don't work when in reality I probably work harder than most - and we do really, we don't get time off....we're on the clock 24/7. BEST job ever though!