This is an open letter to a certain trainer. How many times do I have to tell you to take it easy on the legs? I need to use them every day, all day! I can function just fine (OK maybe with a lot of grumbling) with sore chest, or arms, or abs, even a sore butt. As long as my hands work and my legs work, I’m good. OK if I’m super tired I’m useless and basically dangerous as well, that’s a given.
Ahhhhh! I need somebody to go down to the mall and get me some bedroom slippers or maybe a fluffy bathroom mat that I can cut in half and duck tape to my massive feet. I have no common sense! First thing this morning I beat up my feet and knees doing lunges and squats with my trainer and then I did 2 Aqua Fit classes. The second class I picked a corner and just ignored the class and jumped around like crazy as I thought I wasn’t working hard enough. Then I jumped around some more on my own for another half hour. I like jumping around in the water. I really can’t jump much at all on land. Now I need a nap really bad and my work day has only just started. This is going to be a long day and as per usual I will probably wake up as soon as I leave the office and be staring at the ceiling of my bedroom tonight instead of sleeping. I also scraped all the skin off of my feet jumping on tiled pool bottom too long, hence the give me slippers call for help!
I know! I know! I’ve been away for a while and I didn’t check in and let you know I was do ‘in fine. You were worried I had gone on some month long sugar binge or was sick! Well I was sick for like 3 days with a cold but actually I have been too pooped the last month to spend any time on my blog. One thing you have to know about me is that my job comes first before everything. Yeah I know that is messed up, but I was raised with the idea that work came first so if you had to miss Christmas or Thanksgiving because of a deadline at work well that was OK.
Hey there! I have decided to deal with my backlog of half-finished blog postings. Ugh! Most of these articles just spin around all over the place never getting anywhere. Others have a good idea but I just don’t seem to be able to get the entirety of the idea out of my head and stuck onto a page in some sort of coherent manner. Hmm I was about to say I should have paid attention in English class but, I don’t remember ever being taught how to write. I remember being taught how to write different types of poetry and learning the parts of an essay. Oh right I probably wasn’t paying attention and that’s why I don’t remember. Yeah, all I cared about was if there was an assignment and how many words did they want.
My trainer just came back from a conference where they emphasized getting your hapless victims customers to step outside their comfort zone. Yeah … after the butt-kicking he gave me there was no zone, no place and not even a lazy-boy of comfort to step away from. In fairness I think he actually went easy on me but I lived the good life while he was away and now it is time to pay up. Anyway in an effort to follow his new mantra I did go out to buy wireless headphones so I can Zumba or Dance to the Oldies along with my TV and not be interrupted by rude people banging on my front door wanting me to stop the music. Now they will just get to hear the soothing sound of my off key solo singing and stomping to the oldies.
So this morning I was running my mouth as I often do while working out with my trainer. I don’t mean chatting although I was doing that too. I was giving him a hard time and generally being arrogant. Sometimes I get away with it without getting squashed like a bug other times the trainer challenges me with something new. Poor man I really am going to have to bake him a cake or … Oh right I don’t cook! I’ll offer him my best wishes some day! Yeah!
Bet this title got your attention. I wonder if I can get my site on a banned list this way. Todays topic is sleep. Keep reading long enough and I will get to the hot tub. I have had trouble sleeping for more than 30 years. What do I do about it? Well for years I did nothing. I generally felt OK during the day with 4 to 6 hours sleep so I didn’t worry about it. Generally I fall asleep at my usual time just fine and wake up 2 to 3 hours later to go to the bathroom. This is when the problem begins. I am wide awake. I usually read for 2 to 3 hours and then sleep lightly for another 2 hours. Again I am wide awake and running out of time to get more sleep. If it is the weekend I can read for a few hours and take another 1 hour nap. If it is a weekday there is no more sleep.
Today I have my first guest post. I harassed my personal trainer and confessor Javier into writing an article for me. Yeah!! I admit I am a challenge, between being afraid of some exercises and physically limited plus generally mouthy, the man rises above and gets the results. I thinks its mind altering drugs myself that keeps him going! Thanks Javier!!