I’m still struggling with the “travel for work and find time to blog” thing. Last weekend was an absolute blast. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a few pics. But to say that Super VIP at the Hangout Fest was insane is an understatement. I basically hungout with the Followill boys (Kings of Leon), chilled poolside all day Saturday (covered in sunscreen, don’t worry), and ate and drank for free. Oh, and our condo overlooked one of the stages. I heard the Shins play from my balcony.
I flew home only to fly back out for work the following day. So, no time to blog. I digress.
Here is last weeks 6 week update.
6 weeks!?!?! So slow, yet so fast.
- I WAS ALLOWED TO DO 10 MINUTES ON THE ELLIPTICAL.
- Several new PT exercises including: crab walk (basketball side lunge) with band, clamshells, rocker board on one foot while catching a ball.
I have never been more excited and felt like the biggest loser at the same time. 1o minutes on the elliptical is nothing to get excited about. To be honest, I didn’t even put my hair up and I stayed on the phone the entire time. I was THAT GIRL. But, to be a part of a healthy community again, to put on workout clothes, to feel like I am doing SOMETHING is a really, really good feeling.
I actually felt really good-and this was after a very long day of work in Memphis. The funny thing is, it hurts more to walk than to work out (PT says this is normal-still working on my stride).
Fast forward to Saturday…since I was told if I felt good, I could add 5 minutes…you know I did!! I actually burned over 1oo calories and broke a sweat (I was sore on Sunday, but in a really good way). I did all of my exercises on Saturday including some arm and ab work.
Planks suck. I used to do several sets of 1 minute planks. I can hardly do 30 seconds now. I now see why they tell you to stay on the exercise and healthy lifestyle wagon. I know mine wasn’t a choice, but man. Coming back is hard.
I also decided to do some home projects this weekend. For some reason, I decided to paint my vintage patio furniture (Scott’s Antique market-all 4 pieces for $135 two years ago!) and redo all of my planters. I am by no means handy and hate doing home chores. I would rather pay someone to do everything for me-but this was really fun. And such a sense of accomplishment!
I wish I would’ve taken a complete “before” of the entire patio to show you how rough it really was-but I didn’t. I just got so carried away with my work! Just call me Martha Stewart, yall. I spray painted the gray chair and white table and had to hand paint the lime green chair and glider. I was on my feet/working on the patio and plants and shopping most of Sunday and Monday and was only a little sore in my glute (soreness mentioned from elliptical was all hamstrings that apparently don’t exist anymore).
I also think I forgot to share that I was in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Mother’s Day weekend. Another article on runners safety. As a side note, I still haven’t heard anything on my trial.
So many more brain dumps on life…but I will hold off. I head to the doctor for my 6 week (really 7 but he was out last week) check up on Thursday. Hoping for some more positive updates and news!
Do you like doing home projects? Do you talk on the phone or have your hair down at the gym?