Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, February 07, 2010

love the snow...

not so sure about the shoveling...

i will not be needing my bowflex for the next few days. getting out of bed was a tad bit of a struggle today...i had a feeling before i went to bed last night that i should have brought the meds into my room.

i love the snow and i love being outside in the snow. i find that in the city there are two times that you REALLY get to know your the fall when we are all outside raking the leaves to the curb (we live on GREEN STREET and it was appropriately named for all the trees) and the winter when we are all outside shoveling the snow.

yesterday was an awesome day. being outside ALL DAY was awesome. helping the neighbors was awesome. JUST BEING 40 pounds lighter and being able to breathe while i shoveled was awesome. BUT as the kids would i going to pay for it today and tomorrow and the day after.

i am not sure what i was thinking...other than the fact that i was having so much fun. yesterday was the strangest day. at any given time i had 6-12 teenagers at my house...many of which slept over friday night. we got about 20 inches of snow dumped on us...and i was the happiest person in the township. i told mom that i think that this was the FIRST significant snowstorm that we had that i was NOT totally stressed out about either having to get into work or get tim somewhere for an appt or often times make sure the kids were ok because he was in the hospital or worry that i was going to have a heart attack while trying to shovel...the list goes on and on.

i had no worries. i felt good. the kids were safe and having fun. i had enough food in the house to feed a small country. it was a good day.

so...i will only whine a little about how i have found more muscles that i had no idea existed...especially in the neck and shoulder region working it's way down my back. but ADVIL is my friend and i can soak in the tub and i have nothing besides church that i have to do today...except maybe watch a silly football game (i do like the commercials)

i was amazed at how much more energy i had being 40 pounds lighter. (perhaps i need to funnel that energy into smaller shoveling sessions in the future but it still felt good to be able to do it) thanks go out to all the offers to help me shovel out yesterday. i promise i WILL call if i need anything. (like traction)

funny how it actually feels good to be in agony...i thank GOD that i feel good and can get out there and do the work. there were some people really having a rough time yesterday. i am blessed to have good health and awesome neighbors.

enjoy super sunday...

thanks for checking in



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!
Great news on the 40 lbs! You go girl! We also have a bowflex (which mostly collects dust). Bob found our 'interactive fitness training software' - also collecting dust. I'll be happy to send it to you. I think it would apply to your machine, it looks universal. We don't have a fancy one, just the basic. I like it but I've found myself using the gym more because they have child care. No matter what I use, I still don't look like the buff dudes in the commercials...must be doing something wrong :-)
I'll pop it in the mail to you this week. We did not pack the bowflex for Germany, so it will stay here in FL and continue to collect dust! Hopefully, you will find the software useful and less painful than a workout!
Keep up the great work!
Wendy (in FL)

February 07, 2010 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go girl. Good news on your energy level. Get rested up. More snow is on the way for Wednesday!!!
Jim and Judy

February 08, 2010 8:39 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Well Tammy, did you get enough snow yet!!!!!!


February 10, 2010 9:04 PM  

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