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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 11 (day 4 / week 2)

Oye. Today was another hard day for me. I was just feeling lazy and didn't want to exercise.

I have a lot on my mind with moving. My hubby decided yesterday that we are probably going to move back to Vegas (if we move at all), where we grew up. We have more support there so I can go back and finish Nursing School while his dad watches our son. We wont do any better here, in Reno, than we will in Vegas, so I'm ok with it. He told me, that in order for this to happen, I will go back to work first so that we can continue to pay our bills, since it's easier for me to find a job at a hospital working as a CNA, than it is for him to find a job. He's right. After he finds a job, he said that I can quit and go back to school. Sounds like a good plan, but moving is difficult and that's why it weighs heavy on my mind. I'm still wondering how I am going to do everything (including work) and exercise at the same time. God gives us the strength to do what we need to do on a daily basis, so I have faith that it will all happen (Phil 4:13).

Anyway today I was cold. In fact, I'm getting cold again, sitting here typing this. Our bill was so HUGE this month (we really don't know what changed to make it jump almost $100) that we have the temp super cold in here. A whopping 65 degrees F. That doesn't seem cold, but IT IS! I started exercising in a sweatshirt and finally warmed up and took it off. It was bugging me as was everything today! It was so cold, my nails were purple and I'm not wearing nail polish!

I did, "Ramp It Up!" again today, and was able to do 18 push ups (10 and then 8)! Yesterday I couldn't do that many (I could do 5 lol). My goal for today was to do 6 in a row. yaay! I felt really impatient during the yoga portion, which I think defeated the whole mental benefit of yoga. She just kept talking, "bla, bla, bla open your chest up" (during the "warrior" position) and I think I even shouted out loud, "Come on!" (very impatient of me). I can't feel it in my chest...at all. I'm sure I will someday though. Think I just really wanted to be done with exercising, also. I was already annoyed because every time I do, "downward dog," my shirt falls over my head, the way you see those women on AFV who do cartwheels with dresses on--extremely annoying. Tomorrow I will Steve Urkle it, and tuck my shirt in.

"warrior" position

"downward dog" position

(these cute little drawings are from yoga-training-you.com)

I really enjoy the resistance training, and am starting to warm up to the leg kicks that I hate so much. I can feel my legs getting stronger, although you can't see it at all. Someday.

Thank you for all of your support. Your comments and emails really help me continue to do this...especially on days like today, where I don't want to exercise at all.

I promised that these blogs would get shorter, and they are not. Sorry! Maybe someday.
I have 354 days to work on it lol.

See you tomorrow! Have a great workout!

I can do this. I am a star.


J9 said...

You go! I know it is toughest when you are cold and tired, and don't even want to get out of bed! You can do it! You did it today, and you will do it tomorrow!

Kelly said...

Good luck! This takes some SERIOUS willpower!

Melissa Henning said...

Thank you so much J9 and Kelly! Your comments help to motivate me, more than you could possibly know! :)

Jen F. said...

Just saw your blog and read through some of your posts. Great goal! Very, very admirable. Will be praying for you... and your determination will inspire many, including me. Keep going. Will check in again :)

Erin said...

YOu are amazing..."Gym" and I have a love/hate relationship and we are definitely in the off-again stage. He calls to me, though, like a siren's song...

You inspire me...

Holly Weston said...

Hang in there! Just take it one day at a time. You know you have willpower when it's cold and you're tired and you STILL get up and exercise! Way to go!

Destiny said...

I know this comment is late, but I was busy yesterday. I am soo not in the mood to exersize today etiher, but you know what? As soon as I submit this, I will exersize!! then I'll let you know that I did it! I am cold too, which makes me lazy. Our electric bill is $300 + in winter! So we turn it down so it's not so exspensive! I'll comment after you today. GO GIRL!

Melissa Henning said...

Thank you for your prayers Jen F. I really need them! I really hope this blog helps to inspire people to follow through with goals. I always punk out on mine lol (well the hard ones anyway) so I mean for this blog to stop that cycle.

Thank you Erin. I really miss the gym. They don't have an LA Fitness near Reno so I gave it up (starting over is too expensive). If he is calling to you, run to him! (tell him I said "hi" hehe). Do a couple sets for me! :)

Thank you Holly. It is so overwhelming to think that I am going to do this EVERYDAY. I really do have to just do it one day at a time, and not even think about tomorrow.

Destiny, I am so glad to know that you are doing this with me! If you start your own blog, I'll be sure to check in! Thank you for the email. I'll respond soon :).

Thank you everyone for your AWESOME support and motivation!