Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Embracing the Challenges

Well.....I am fully embracing the challenges that life is bringing me right now!
........Hey, I can hardly move at this moment, but at least I am out there giving it my all.

I am extremely blessed to have daughters that care about me.  They both care about my well being, and therefore....they have
made the decision (for me) that I would
join them at BOOT CAMP!  

My Thoughts:  Boot Camp?  Must be a place to go and sport a brand new pair of those fancy looking cowgirl boots....Maybe sit around and sip on a glass of refreshing, ice cold tea....Chat a while, and then relax in one of those hammocks like I've been dreaming of.   I was thinking:  "I CAN DO THIS."

I attended the first class, this past Monday night!  As a result, I can barely move right now...   Let me just say, it's definitely not as I described in the paragraph above!!

I decided that if I was going to be forced to work off some of this fat, then I deserved to buy myself a new t-shirt to work out in.....Don't you love it? 

let me tell your Gurls....and any men out there that might be reading this.....
I was sweating in places that I didn't even know could sweat.  { toes, and the ends of my fingertips}

I found myself being on a roll for just a bit there.  Oh Yes, touching my toes, doing jumping jacks, walking, drinking my water like the rest of the group was doing, and then....I heard the instructor said:  "Hit the floor"

Good grief....what on earth was she talking about here?
Evidently she did not realize that for someone who has not exercised in a L-O-N-G while, it takes a LOT of effort and time to GET on the floor and it takes double the effort and time to GET up OFF the floor.

By the time I got down on my mat, I heard them say: and 3, 2, 1.    This means that they had already finished counting the 17 other numbers that it takes to make a count of 20.

I did my BEST though.....   We had to jump the wall and I actually jumped high enough that a credit card could slip between my shoes and the floor!!

and I am thankful that I am able to make it to the gym...I'm thankful that I have girls who believe in me.....I am thankful for each new day!

God Bless you all and Great Big Hugs

shug ~


Barb said...

Hi Shug! you are a brave woman!! I also think you are a smart woman! You will have fun with your girls, getting healthy and making life fun!! Please keep us posted on your progress, and good luck!


My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahaha..... I don't know if I have ever sweated on my fingertips. My palms maybe. Does that count?

Are We There Yet! said...

Love your new shirt to sweat in. So cool your Daughters signed you up..

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I had to laugh at your jump being high enough to slip a credit card in. LOL

So does this mean your shoulder is all healed? Seems like you just had surgery!

I went to a workout with a very young co-worker early one morning about 6 years ago. I was training for all the walking we'd be doing in Italy. Within 10 minutes I felt sick and was ready to upchuck. Not fun! I admire you. It'll get better, I'm sure.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh,my goodness, you really are brave. I'll just stick with my treadmill. I might die if I did bootcamp for sure! Do be careful!

Katharine said...

LOL- Brave doesn't begin to describe it! I'm not sure I would have made it back up,after I hit the floor(let the whimpering begin)
Seriously though, way to go!! I'm sure you feel better for it!

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