Saturday, February 16, 2008

There's an elephant in the room...

Well, I have just enough time to dash off a quick post before I go to our library event. I finally found some time to go help out at the library yesterday. Except, I wasn't much help. I went to step up on a short table that we had been using as a ladder, and as I got halfway up, I knew...I was going to fall. Well, you know how it is, stuff happened so quickly, that I couldn't yell for anyone. So I fell back, hoping I would at least land gracefully. No such luck. I am sure I looked it looked like elephant pinball, me bouncing from a stack of chairs on my right, to whacking the table on my left , finally landing with a thud on my somewhat plump backside. Fortunately nothing was really hurt, but my pride. Everyone saw it and will be asking me if I'm ok. Shoot. I'm ok, but I am . . . .

...disappointed in myself. I usually don't talk about my age, not because I'm ashamed of it, but I just don't do it. Here's the deal I will be "double-nickel" this April, I have been out of the workforce for a year now and I haven't exercised for weeks, maybe months. I never have been an athlete, but now I don't have the strength in my legs that I think I should have. I need to get into shape. Anyone that wants to send me motivational comments, feel free. I have an exercise program called Slim in Six, it's really sort of hard, but it works for me if I do it. So, now I feel like I really need to step it up. I will probably start Monday. I have the time, I have the space, I have the program. I just need to do it.

Well, I'm off to the library and hopefully, I will be sitting down working on dolls, so everyone should be safe. See you later. Ta, Ta.

5 comments:

Kims Art said...

My birthday is also in April. I will join you Mon. I need to loss that 25 I was talking about. I would feel better about myself if I just power walked once a week. I know that is not enough but, better than nothing. Between Art and computer too much sitting.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thank goodness ya didn't hurt yourself. I've been known to take a tumble or two. Ladders, sidewalks, stairs, driveways... I'm not partial to any one in particular. :> )
Holy smokes! Double nickels in April??!! You look FABULOUS! Your hairdresser did a T-riffic job on ya too. She's a keeper for sure!
Thanks for stoppin' by my blog. I'm sure I'll be back again. :> )
~Karin

jean benabou said...

You know Susan, I also found myself very weak from not exercising...I also HATE exercising....but after about a week or so of walking on the treadmill...you can really feel the strength and lung capacity return!
I am a poor example of stick-to-it-ness....but I highly recommend the treadmill!

Kim said...

Hey girl! You can turn the double nickel but you don't have to act or drive the double nickel!!!! Thanks for the award. I'm so glad we met within this awesome community of bloggers. I look forward to a long e-friendship!

Jenn said...

You can do it Susan!! I'm pullin' for you girl!!! It always helps me if I have someone to exercise with. A walking buddy is the best!! Thanks again for my awesome award and for your sweet well wishes for Jake!!! xoxo...jenn