Friday, February 18, 2011

big sigh

This is NOT a negative post. I realize "big sigh" could be taken as being disappointed in something. I am, in fact, not disappointed about anything! On the contrary, I feel GREAT today.

After battling not wanting to to go yoga last night (seriously, right up until I walked through the doors of 24 hour and keyed in my check in stuff) I sucked it up and went. It was, of course, exactly what I needed, go figure. And I left feeling like Rachael No-Limbs again, but that's what we love about yoga, right? RIGHT?? Thought so...

SIDE NOTE: on my way to yoga I was on the phone with my momma for the billionth time yesterday - yes, we talk A LOT - wait.

ANOTHER SIDE NOTE: My mom is probably the fittest person I know. Seriously. She's in ridiculously good shape. It's a little on the "are you kidding me?!?" side. But she's also one of the main reasons I'm as motivated as I am to stay in shape. Heck, after having two kids and being in my 50's I BETTER look like her! Otherwise that's just sad for me! Who looks this good at their daughter's wedding?!? MY MOM. :)

How cute and tiny is she?!

ANYHOW BACK TO FIRST SIDE NOTE: So I was on the phone with my mom and she was telling me about this class she took at the gym last night where everyone gets one of the big exercise balls and drumsticks and for an hour you drum on your ball, your neighbors, the person behind you, etc. How fun does that sound?! She said she was sweating bullets by the end of it.

Anyway, when I got home the hubs and I made some delicious turkey chili and settled in for the Mentalist. We love Patrick Jane.

And then I went to bed. Big, exciting day huh?!

For the majority of Thursday I debated working out today. I've been trying really hard to listen to my body and what it feels like. This morning when my alarm went off at 5 I still wasn't sure. But by 5:30 I realized I really needed to take a day off. So I did! And it was glorious! I still got up, but I slipped on my slippers, stripped the bed and washed the sheets, poured a cup of coffee, put up the dishes, loaded and started the dishwasher, did my daily devotional, and then settled in to read a couple chapters of the book I'm reading now.

Just what I needed. A good rest day before tomorrow when my momma and I run this:


On that note, I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend!


  1. Hi there!

    Your Mom does look awesome, good for her! I'm reading the girl with the dragon tatooo, and finding it slow. The fact your reading the second one gives me some motivation that this book must pick up at some point!

  2. So yeah, we totally ran the same race this morning! CRAZY! :)