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 night...in 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. Aww...so 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!