Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm still here!

Thought I'd better make a short post to let ya'll know I'm still alive and well. Just not doing any sewing right now. I have been shopping a few times and as soon as I get some pictures taken I'll share my booty along with the stories that go with them.

Got my brother married off. On 07-07-07. Sure hope that "lucky" day is indeed lucky for him. I have my doubts bout this wedding as the bride is much younger (20+ years) than the groom but that's their business and he'll never hear of my doubts from my lips. As long as he's happy - which he does appear to be - then I'm happy. Heck he's just a big kid who never grew up himself so maybe it is a perfect match. I hope so. I am dissappointed in his 2 daughters who couldn't be bothered to show up for the wedding. I guess I didn't really expect them to but they should have shucked their disapproval long enough to do the right thing and at least make a short appearance. But I have to agree with Susan who said, "I sure hope their daddy remembers this next time either of them want him to fix their car!" He's not one to really hold a grudge but it's gonna take him a long time to get over their slight and I'm just sorry he had his day spoiled in that way.

I continue to go to the gym. I've been doing PT 3 times a week and "graduated" yesterday from that. i/e: I've used all the visits that insurance approved. :-) So today I join the gym so I can continue. I was talking with Bruce, the owner of the gym, yesterday who was telling me so many people finish their PT and then don't continue on with their exercise. I'm thinking what a waste of the money spent on the PT if you don't plan to follow thru! I assured him he would see me there 3 to 5 times every week. And that in fact I was there because I went to my doctor and asked what form of exercise I could do to help me in my weight loss efforts but that wouldn't hurt my bad joints. She immediately suggested water exercise and then we decided what I needed was guidance in setting up a plan that would work for me and that I'd stick with. So she set up the PT so I would have supervised exercise for a few weeks that I could in turn continue on my own. Bruce has advised me to continue with the water exercises for another month to 6 weeks at which time he thinks I should do pool exercise 3 times a week and work out in the gym 2 days. At that time he'll have someone work with me to show me the ins and outs of the machines and explain how each work and what muscle groups they benefit so I can get the best workout to help me become more fit. All this for $35 a month!

Better get busy as my co-worker is on vacation this week so I'm trying to do what has to be done of my job and hers and falling behind on all if it!

15 comments:

Pam said...

Hey, I had started an email to you and then TADA!!! your blog came up with a new post on my Sage.

I am proud of you for keeping up on your exercise...and now headed to the gym...you are my hero!

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Gail said...

Grat going Nancy, you have the right attitude. Good luck continuing taking care of yourself---and be sure to show pics of your shopping trips when you get the chance.

Floss said...

Where do you find a gym for $35 a month? That’s what I need.

So glad to see your block update, I really enjoy reading it.

Sweet P said...

Congrats on sticking with the exercise program. I've been having back problems again and it's time to go back to PT.

Congrats to your brother as well. I hope his daughters learn the lesson sometime in their life.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I am glad you checked in with us!!

Best of wishes for your brother.

I love walking each day and it has become a part of my daily routine. You have a great plan and it will become a routine for you too.

Esteemarlu said...

I'm happy for your brother. I wouldn't say anything either. They're happy now so that's what counts. I have been walking 2 1/2 miles every day in the evening and I don't think I've lost a pound but as long as it's giving my heart a workout I'm glad.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Missed you girl.

Chrissie said...

I love my water aerobics! Not only will you burn those calories, but it is so refreshing as well! You're doing great, dear friend! Take care and God Bless!

Suze said...

Keep up the good work with the exercise. I am joining you. I do the Curves routine and it is working great.

Best money you can spend. That way we will live longer and can make more quilts.

Vicky said...

Nancy! You're here!! I've been missing you!

Congrats on keeping up with the exercising! I drove into the parking lot of the new gym that opened by my house, and decided to leave when all I saw were whisper thin girls in designer workout suits. LOL

Can't wait to see what trouble you got into shopping!

Becky said...

WONDERFUL NANCY!
It is good that you are continuing after the PT as it will make a world of difference to you. I need to make more time for "me" and a gym membership sounds like a GREAT activity.

Norma said...

So glad you are back.....I missed reading your blog. So how is the blood sugar with all the exercise?
Keep it up, I admire your "stick with it" attitude! I am such a slug when it comes to physical activity.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

WTG on sticking with what you have started! I love water aerobics, no stress on the body and so good for us! Adding the gym works outs when your ready sounds great!!
GO girl!!

Linda_J said...

Good going with sticky to your exercise routine and making that committment, Nancy. Good to have you back from your blog break.

Holly said...

Good to see this update, Nancy. I've missed you :)