Thursday, April 30, 2009

Headin' to the Farm

Me and the fam will be heading to the Mercer Farm this weekend for a little R & R. Here are some photos from last summer. let's pray a little for some nice weather on Saturday.

Bitching about my foot AGAIN, UGG

So during my last pregnancy I developed a condition in my right heel that is know as plantar fasciitis. Being that I am no athlete by any stretch of the word, I have never delt with an injury. Let me tell you this sucks and I am being a big baby about it!

Gaining all the weight from the pregnancy is the cause, and now I want that weight to "GO AWAY". Not so easy.........I am trying to eat better (better than me that is) and that does not seem to work, so I want to exercise which I know works for me and I actually enjoy it. Well, the damn heel problem is preventing me from doing so. I finally went to a podiatrist to seek help for the problem. Basically all he could tell me was exactly what I did not want to hear......."stay off it". So how am I supposed to loose weight, which will help with the plantar fasciitis, if I can't exercise. Crap, Crap, Crap. I took anti inflammatory drugs and babied my foot for about 6 weeks and it seems about 90% better.

Enter present week..........I went to Grandma's last night to try on my dress for friends wedding and get alterations. I look like a stuffed sausage, a pretty stuffed sausage, don't get the wrong idea but the damn thing barely zipped up. YIKES. I do have two months to the wedding but still depressing. So I decide to go for a short, easy two mile jog last night. I can barely put weight on my damn heel today. What the hell!!!!!!!! I don't know what I am going to do at this point. If I can't exercise and my diet continues to be a failure I am going to need a gertle and a pliers for this wedding. Rant, rant rant. Next post promises to be more positive. My glass is feeling empty today.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wow, my gluteus maximus is really killing me.

I started to practice Yoga during my 1st pregnancy at a wonderful studio (Big Bend Yoga) that was recommended by a co-worker, and I absolutely loved every moment of it. I have always liked to exercise, but have never experienced the euphoria that can come from a good Yoga practice.

For some strange reason I only practiced Yoga during my pregnancies. Even I find that a little strange, seeing that I loved it so much. One hurdle of maintaining a continuous practice of anything now is "kids", or so that is the excuse I commonly use. I recently decided to start up again and do something that is just for me! I think the reason I haven't done it before now is having a feeling of guilt leaving my children with my husband. My husband is a passionate soccer coach and player and that can sometimes be very time consuming. Why should I feel guilty when this actually evens the playing field? Yes, pun intended there.

I started practicing again at a really great place close to my home (Dragon Fly Health Spa). The instructors are great, the classes are convenient and BONUS........I talked my little sister into joining with me! Doing something positive for my mind and body is one of the most rewarding things. I urge all who can to try Yoga. And, I don't mean buy a DVD and a mat and have distracting sounds and people around you in the living room.......I mean take a "real" Yoga class at an "actual" Yoga studio. This makes a BIG difference, I have done both.

I love it so much, I have even contemplated becoming a Yoga instructor. I'll let you know when I open my studio ~*WINK*~ Don't hold your breath...............