ramble shmamble

So I know I haven’t posted for a while.  I think it’s a mixture of the heat, exercise (although I’ve heard that is supposed to increase your energy level), and the increase of children’s activities, but I am so tired lately.  I have been going to bed at like 9 or 10 every night.  Yes, I know this is an excuse, but really, I would always post after everyone is gone to bed.  Now I’m the first one there.  This is insane.  You’d think I was getting old or something.  Actually I kind of felt old the other day.  I was doing my visiting teaching and I was the oldest one there.  I don’t think that has ever happened before.  I was always the one that everyone said, wow you’re so young.  Now I’m thinking, wow I’m so old.  I don’t feel old.  I still want to play and dance and pretend I’m a hipster.  Are those days done?  I really hope not.

Megan and I went to the gym the other day after we did some workout with our ab machine for home, to do a resistance class .  It was called body pump.  Whoa Nelly, was it hard.  Now, we’ve been walking/ jogging (Megan, Natalie, and I) for about 2 months now working our way up to doing a 5k.  I know to some that is cake, but we are very excited that we can now jog for a full half hour without stopping or dying.  So, I feel pretty healthy.  We talked to a trainer and she said to reach our goal we need to do some resistance too, aka weight training.  So we went to the class thinking it might be kind of hard, but we could get through it.  I was so not expecting the lack of mobility that came afterward.  The class was hard, but we did it.  The push ups and lunges were the hardest for me, but that came after the weights and squats.  Really it took 3 days to be able to walk normal or sit and stand normally again.  Now the soreness is gone and I’m going running in the morning for the first time by myself.  weird.  I am going to have to try  a few of the other classes still, but wherever I go I hope it doesn’t lead to gimpiness again.

I have some really cute pictures of Antoinette from her birthday I keep meaning to put on here but first I have to take them off of my camera.  They are on a compact flash card and I don’t have a card reader for it.  I guess I could just get out my cables.  Wow, I am lazy.

Well, I guess it’s time for bed.  I will be better at keeping myself updated.  Have a great week everyone!

Oh, and yes I do know that was a random picture but I couldn’t just be picture free now could I?

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9 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    All of a sudden I feel like watching Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Thanks Steve-o.

  2. Alisa says:

    Hey Elise!
    So sorry it took so long to get back to you about the photos. Today (Wednesday) is Joey and my anniversary and tomorrow I have to help out my friend who just had a miscarraige. Friday we’re going to do some family sealings in the temple with my niece.So it would be hard to do it this week. Any day next week work for you?

  3. stephen says:

    I want today
    I want tomorrow
    I want to wear ’em
    Like braids in my hair and
    I don’t want to share ’em

    I want a party with roomfuls of laughter
    Ten thousand tons of ice cream
    And if I don’t get the things I am after
    I’m going to scream

    I want the works
    I want the whole works
    Presents and prizes
    And sweets and surprises
    Of all shapes and sizes
    And now
    Don’t care how, I want it now
    Don’t care how, I want it now

  4. monique says:

    Is Zo rubbing her eye with a cat on purpose? Is this her trick to cry on demand for the camera?
    I got the opportunity to feel a little bit young today when I read my message from the former Christine Lamb saying her oldest daughter is almost 16. Whoa, that’s old.

  5. Kim says:

    I also kind of like that sore feeling, although I’m sure I don’t feel it as often as Sheri does. She is a workout machine.

    I’ve been feeling old lately too. Not on the inside, just my body. I still feel like I did in high school. I am still interested in music and dancing and art, etc. The key is to always stay young at heart. The body is going to get older, it’s just a sad fact of life.

  6. Darilyn says:

    I feel old sometimes too and it’s usually the day after I’ve done something different physically and I think why can’t I just bounce back Like i used to? But I feel young in my heart I just wish my body would keep up with my head.

  7. amy f says:

    way cute picture. And, I’m proud of you for exercising. It’s hard at first, but you’ll get it. I still get jelly legs and I’ve been exercising for 5 months. I think if I had a buddy, I’d like to maybe try to do a 5k (or something) too. But, for now, at least I am still exercising. :-)