Back in January, I signed up for an aerobics dance class. For the most part, it is a “step” class that involves a lot of up and down movements. The teacher makes it fun. I tend to enjoy it even though it completely busts my butt. Lately though, I have become bored with it. I was dreading another week but this week, the instructor surprised us with a kickboxing segment.

It was as if my prayers had been answered. YAY!

OK.. now that I am doing it, who am I kidding? It’s hard! Really hard. Why did I think it was going to be easier? Jabbing, while kicking is not an easy task. I mean, when do you jab and kick in every day life? Ummmmm, never!

So right now I am sitting here, fully aware of every ache and pain in my body. Sometimes I am all for “toughing it out” but right now, I am in one of those moods where toughing it out is not an option. I want to wince, moan and groan. Wallow in my misery. Sometimes it just feels good to do that. Putting on a happy face is highly overrated anyway. Don’t you think?

Off I go.



Vegetarianism..or not?

I’ve been having a hard time controlling some health issues lately, and I have been told by many well-meaning folks that becoming a vegetarian might help. After downing medication each and every morning, and seeing the number of pills increase each month.. I have decided to try it out for 30 days. Can’t hurt, right?

Actually, I was a vegetarian when I was younger. That was the “in” thing to do at the time. I can’t say I did it to save the animals or the planet but I did it and it was good. I found all sorts of things to eat and was not bored by any of it. Then one day I craved a chili-cheeseburger and it was all over.

This time I am doing it for my own health and if it benefits the environment then that would be good too. My husband decided to do it with me. I was shocked. He is a big “meat and potatoes” kind of guy. Last night we started.. and today HE stopped. Yep. One meal and he is already off the wagon. This does not surprise me much, but it is very disappointing to say the least.
He’ll eat anything that is put in front of him so if I cook a meatless meal, he’ll eat it, but that also goes for the tacos that someone put in front of him at lunch today.

Those well meaning folks I mentioned actually suggested a VEGAN diet, but that would be way, way too much for me right now. If I get through the 30 days and feel better, then maybe I will look into expanding into unknown territory. Who knows?

What about weekend plans? Tonight we have a scout pack meeting. Tomorrow the normal dance class stuff and then I have to visit a friend that just had surgery. Saturday night, we are going to the cast party for one of the shows my son was in. It will be fun. Sunday, free right now but I am sure I will be up to my ears in errands and the like.

Weather should be nice here. Hope it is wherever you are too.


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