Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burning...Can't Walk...Falling to the Floor...AAaaahhh!

If everything works out, we'll be going to Lake Powell this summer!! That means swimsuits. And wakeboarding. And pictures of people in swimsuits wakeboarding. So yesterday I thought to myself, "Hmm, perhaps I should get my thighs strong enough to be able to wakeboard without doing a face plant or completely collapsing when I'm done." So I resolved that day (yesterday) to build up my quads and whatever else is on the back of those said quads. Now as my husband has our one car 4 days a week, and the day that I have it, I am doing all my shopping, babysitting, and taking my son to therapy in Tulsa (about a half hour from my house), I don't have time to go to the gym. And, my wonderful husband being who he is, wants my presence at home all fact, last night his prayers included a thank you for the intimacy that our house forces (we have 3 kids in an 1150 sq. ft. house). He said he loves that I am always in the same room as him. sweet, but the gym is calling.

Since the gym won't be happening, I must substitute something else for that training. I decided upon lunges, which I did all day. Whenever I walked around (which is quite frequently when you chase a 1 year old and my 3 year old around) the house (most of the time). Let me tell you, I am paying the price!! And because I already have an inflammatory connective disease AND bursitis and arthritis is both my knees and hips (and elsewhere, but that's not really relevant), I am going to be on some painkillers today! What was I thinking??

Unfortunately, I will continue my poor-man's exercising, not only for Lake Powell, but because strengthening those muscles also helps the bursitis in the long run...and I think it will be a LONG run. Wish me luck!


  1. This post was AWESOME Jenn! You put a huge smile on my face with your great sense of humor! Keep it up - work through the pain - and you will look great in your swimsuit at Powell. Here's rootin for you and your thighs!

  2. Good for you Jen, I can just see you doing those lunges all around your house and it makes me smile.

    I confess to one and all, I hate I'm impressed totally with people who do it, like it, love it or do it even if they hate it.

  3. A whole day of lunges? I think you got more than a gym work out!

    Go Jen!

  4. Holy Cow Jenn! Walking lunges are awesome but a whole day of them....that's amazing and crazy at the same time. Maybe you need to do some jumping jacks, jogging in place, push-ups....and walking lunges.

    good luck and keep up the good work.

  5. I must admit, I think I sat down a lot that day... :)