The Sassy Pear

Finding my way through my forties

Awkward doesn’t even begin to cover it — June 4, 2013

Awkward doesn’t even begin to cover it

Holy DOMS Batman!! I did the JNL Shoulder Shredder DVD yesterday and the Lower Body Fusion today and I think I now know how the Tin Man felt before Dorothy greased him up (wow that sounds dirty. Like a Wizard of Oz porno. EW.). But sore? Yeah, I am. In a good way. Oh, and as a special bonus, my husband watched me do today’s workout. As if I didn’t feel enough like a dancing hippo, I had to deal with my self-consciousness about him watching. He never said anything disparaging (he knows what would happen if he did *deathanddestruction*) and he was even encouraging, but having him watch brought things to a whole ‘nother level. A whole new level of being very super aware that I am FAT. Dancing in a room full of other overweight women? I can do that, no problem. Doing squats while my husband sits on the couch and watches from behind? Kill me. Kill me now. I let him watch because I wanted to him to see just how hard I was working and that I was making the effort – I plan to use this in my favor at some point in the future. I haven’t decided how, but it’ll be there when I need it. 🙂 

I bought new shoes last Saturday at our local sporting goods store and hey guess what? I hate them. They kill my feet. They’ll be fine for walking, but for doing jumping jacks and other jump-y things they are horrible. My arches and the outside of my foot ache terribly when I’m wearing them so I end up kicking them off and doing the DVDs barefoot, which so far hasn’t been bad, but I don’t think I should keep doing that. Does anyone know if a running store could help me with that? Even though I’m not running, I figure they know exercising feet and might be able to fit me in a shoe that won’t make me cry when I work out. 

This is me right now. Awkward and uncomfortable but willing to be that way while I change. 

Have a great day! 


I thought this was going to be a great post, until I couldn’t remember what it was that I wanted to blog about. — April 15, 2009

I thought this was going to be a great post, until I couldn’t remember what it was that I wanted to blog about.

My coffee and I are at odds with each other this morning. First, it spilled all over my leg as I was getting out of my car this morning. Then when I opened my thermos to pour more coffee, it spilled again all over my desk. Then as I as filling up my coffee cup, it spilled again when I put my creamer in. What is going on?!?! Coffee is the one good thing I can count on in my day and now it’s turning against me!!! Why, Coffee, why?!?I also have a cold, which doesn’t make me a very happy camper. My throat is scratchy and my eyes are itchy and I’m sneezing and snarfling every few minutes. I hate being sick. Being sick sucks.

But as bad as my day has started out, I’m not in a bad mood and I think it can all be attributed to my awesome work out last night. It was 70* and sunny yesterday so I gathered up the kids, went to the park, and did some great interval training. Sounds very pre-planned and impressive, no? Honestly, I didn’t know I was doing an interval workout until I read MizFit’s post this morning, so don’t be impressed. I jogged/walked for 25 minutes and really enjoyed the walking part. Then I went home and after dinner I put in another 30 minutes on the elliptical, which included more interval training (which I didn’t realize was interval training at the time, either). So 55 total minutes of working out yesterday and today I feel good despite the runny nose! Yea me!

I went to the park with every intention of running, but I discovered something. I HATE RUNNING! There. I said it. I am not a runner! Running hurts, it’s hard, and I do not enjoy it!! Sorry Laura – I tried to be cool like you, but alas, it is not to be. I finally came to terms with what I really am: (no, not a wuss, although a case for that could be made) I am a WALKER. Yes, a walker. I can walk faster than I can run and I get a good workout when I walk. Hell, I lost 30 pounds by walking so why would I want to mess with that winning formula? I admit, I get bored just walking, hence the elliptical, but it’s easy, I sweat a lot when I do it, and I can fit it in anytime, so walking it is. I am going to keep adding a little jogging in with it like I did at the park yesterday, so for now I Am Walker, Texas Ranger Hear Me Roar. Honestly, it feels kinda liberating to accept what I am and let go of what I think I should be.

Um, let’s see what else is going on? There were so many things I wanted to blog about and now I can’t think of any of them. Oh, hair update! I have made the appointment with my stylist for next Tuesday – what will the result be? You’ll just have to wait a week to find out! (This blog seems to be all about the hair these days, maybe I should change the name to The Sassy Hair?) I have an idea now of what I want and even found a pic for T to reference when she cuts it. I love getting new hair!

Well I can’t think of anything else right now. If I think of something else, I’ll post it later. Have a great day!

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