Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I'm Probably Going to be Sorry in the Morning . . .

Well, I did it.  I started CrossFit work outs, three days a week.  Well, it WILL be three days a week if I can manage to get out of bed tomorrow, after completing the first day.  Seriously, if I had a child the last time I did any kind of serious exercise, that child would be over the legal drinking age by now.  And I'm not counting the sporadic walking I've done over the years--I'm talking about a real work out.

We started with five minutes on the rowing machines--the first minute or so went okay but it was a bit stop and go after that.  Lunges came next, but by then, my thighs were kind of wobbly, and on one of my lunges, I realized my thighs were no longer strong enough to support me through the forward momentum of the lung, and found myself kneeling on the ground.  And the rest of the session continued in the same vein.  By the time I coughed out a lung on the sit ups--because remember I've been fighting this cold--I was spending more time catching my breath than doing any kind of exercises.  The trainer reassured me several times that I would become stronger and it will all become easier as I go just as long as I don't give up.  Or die.

Later in the evening, by the time I felt recovered enough to get up off the couch, I decided it was too late for me to head into the Sweat Shop.  Besides, I wasn't sure I had enough strength left in either of my legs to push on the foot pedal of the sewing machine anyway.  So I thought I'd take the evening off.

And just so I don't feel like an unproductive failure, I thought I'd show you the two Sew Spooky blocks I finished during my vacation, back when I used to get things done:



and . . .


With these two done, I have all five of the main center blocks completed; I just need to do two smaller blocks and then I can put the center together.  After that, all I have to do is to applique about 729 bats and piece about 581 candy corn blocks and I'll be finished.

In other words, in about a year, I'll be extremely fit and muscular AND I'll have another Halloween quilt done and up on the wall.  It's good to have goals.

10 comments:

Donna said...

Cute spooky blocks. I love the smiling pumpkin house.

Suzan said...

Hang in there! (And don't let how badly you hurt the second day dissuade you!)

Andra Gayle said...

we recently joined a gym and I am definitely feeling it. I was an aerobics instructor in college but its been a while...feelin' it along with you.

Me and My Stitches said...

You go girl! I need to do that same thing - but I seem to have a lot of excuses.

Synthia said...

I think that vacation cruise made you a little crazy. What's this with exercise?????? You've got to be kidding. Don't you know that stuff can kill you? You get yourself back to the sweat shop pushing that foot-feet and fabric. Hear me????? Seriously, I'm very proud of you. (smile)

Doris R. said...

Oh Kim, I am here chuckling, not at your predicament, but at your description of it! I too understand your pain, but as you know, it will get better, and you won't die from it! LOL Good for you, I am here cheering you on. Those blocks are great and I can't wait to see the quilt fully done, in a year! LOL
Keep up the good work!

Doris R.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

You go girl.

Joy Candrian said...

Keep it up (the exercising & the sewing) both are great for the body & soul!

Susan said...

I also LOVE the pumpkin house!! Good luck with getting in shape (my muscles hurt-just thinking about it)! Although with having a hobby that involves sitting behind a sewing machine all day, we quilters really should get more exercise than running to the ironing board!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

WTG on getting a w/o in! wohoo! Use it or Lose it they say. I w/o w a trainer 2x a week, and do yoga 2x a week. I try to walk one more additional day. Training has been fabulous for those flabby areas. I'm 61, and I wore a sleeveless dress to my Step Daughter's wedding. I don't WAVE when I raise my hand! LOL. YEs it's uncomfortable. but it's doable. BTW, I did pilates this AM, and last Thursday i did TRX (DON'T let them talk you into TRX for a while!