Thursday, June 07, 2012

How do you guys deal with set-backs?  You have all these plans and then somehow it all unravels.  I pulled out my embroidery machine, did one design and realized I wasn't in the mood to do anything even though I wanted to make something.

I thought about doing another quilt but it required a zillion 2 inch wide strips and just didn't have the effort to go there.  And I'm not about to spend 80 bucks on a 2 inch die for the Go! Cutter.  I got over the novelty of that real fast.

A couple of people had some great boxes for cutting out on either my Cricut or Cougar but that means pulling them off the shelf and finding paper.  It seems too much of an effort to hook it up the computer and hope the machines don't eat your fancy paper.

I've even hit a brick wall with cycling.  I'm tired of my thighs burning all the time despite waiting several days to let them rest up.  A mile in and it's like my thighs suddenly ate lead for lunch.  I'm sick of hauling my fat butt up 3 mile hills and then have to turn around and do it again to get back home.  The last trip had a 200 foot difference in elevation.  That totally sucks the air right out of you.

Then I realized my stupid front skewer was loose from bouncing around all the gravel halfway home.  I'm lucky the front tire didn't come out from under me.  Stupid bike.  It's cursed.  That's all I need, another  concussion.  I'm about ready to sell it and then other two bikes and have done with cycling.  I'm too fat, too slow and making it more than few miles hurts.  It sucks reading that some guy twice as fat after a couple of weeks is doing 20+ miles and I'm gasping at 10 a year after starting.  I can do 20, but I pay for it in the end with being sick for two days.  No wonder we all hate exercise.  It's a reminder that you suck at that too.


Valerie said...

Wheeew...sounds like you're TIRED! :) I haven't visited your blog in a while so I'm going to have to go back and catch up...but I think it's great you've been cycling to get in shape. I hope that a bad day (or several) don't deter you from accomplishing this goal. I can completely relate. I have been carrying around about 60 pounds of baby weight for ten years now after having three children. I find that I feel BETTER and have more ENERGY to do the things I love, like sewing, when I'm eating better and getting exercise. That being said, I can tend to over do it and have to realize my limits...because I'm again unable to do much of anything when I OVER exert myself. For me, it's walking/running...and if it makes you feel any better, a friend of mine and I did a 5k on Memorial Day. I am 31 and she 28...and we were DEAD last. Like, about twenty minutes behind everyone, even a gaggle of out of shape and overweight seniors who were BOOKING it compared to us!!! So you just can't compare yourself to where others just have to focus on where you are and getting where you want to be.

I hope a good night's rest and a fresh start leave you feeling better today. Good luck!

Trish said...

Don't think about what you can't do... celebrate that you CAN DO 10 MILES!!!!! Could you do that a year ago? Be proud of yourself for what you HAVE accomplished!!!!