Whatsup… with Me and My People

January 24, 2008 at 2:28 pm 5 comments

2007-12-29-079.jpgSo, big picture his season:

My FIL is dealing with prostate cancer this Winter.  We got good news yesterday that the first stage if going well toward nonsurgical treatment.  He’s very tired with the treatment.

My MIL is recovering from knee surgery/six weeks of infection with it.  She finished six weeks of high intensity antibiotics, and we are praying this week that the infection doesn’t come back.  She is walking on her own…amazing!  She is working out 3 times a week for an hour each sesson.  She’s beating me at current, at 78 (I think).

My mom:  her husband is in Iraq this year working as a civilian.  She’s doing well with that challenge.

My younger brother:  getting ready for sea to test his new ship, a master welder for the Navy.  His wife and two boys are back home, and we are thrilled to have them.

Everyone else is great. 

The Hub passed his test with flying colors, “Except for one section”…I won’t tell you which one.  😀

The kids are enjoying public school, and it seemed God’s time for us.  They seem to be adjusting well, are testing well, and their teachers enjoy having them in class.  Now if I can just get them to pick up their stuff before they go

I tried Pilates today.  It’s like a combination of Yoga and very low impact aerobics.  However, it takes the flexibility of Yoga to do Pilates with much skill.  Not being able to complete many of the stretches, I got bored with it and turned it off to come blog.  I think I need more time with Yoga first, but I was hoping to mix it with days of aerobics: The Firm.  However, when I opened the four layers of plastic to finally make it into the case, it was empty!  No DVD!  I hope they still have some more so that I can exchange it!  It’s nice to have low impact DVDs to do when I don’t feel like sweating or have time to shower again.

Now:  laundry, vaccuming, straightening, and prep for supper.  

Tonight:  Upward Cheerleading/Basketball

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stacey  |  January 24, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I’m not sure if you are calling The Firm low impact or not, but just fyi… I have the Firm Body Sculpting System 3 and I thought I was going to die. It was like boot camp. I haven’t touched the DVD’s in a couple of years. They are torture. I’m sure they work, but I am way too laid back to do them often. Threat of a bikini is the only thing that *might* get me near them again and I’m pretty sure that my 30th birthday this summer is the beginning of a “no more bikinis” era for me. 😉

    Maggie: Nope, what I meant was: I needed some butt kicking to balance all this stretching!

  • 2. mamarosi  |  January 24, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Nothin’ like no dvd, for low impact dvd! =) Maybe it was a sign! Haha! I just say that because my lazy butt doesn’t seem to want to do anything, although I am doing some yoga a few days a week now from a video. I really need cardio though to get these fat cells off my tummy and elsewhere. I support you!!! Love

  • 3. Misty  |  January 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    A friend of mine has lost 140 lbs in the last two years wiith good nutrition and The Firm. It is amazing the results she has had with it. She’s only 1/2 the person she used to be. I wish I was brave enough to try it!

  • 4. Stacey  |  January 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Butt kicking it will do! You can borrow my DVD’s too, if you want. 🙂

    I’ll try not to laugh when you hobble into church. 😉

  • 5. theepiphany  |  January 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    good idea to do a quick snippet-update. I should do more of that. I have done pilates before myself and it was discouraging because I am pretty much the least flexible person to ever live but I would do the stretches/exercises as well as my body would allow without straining something and after only a couple of weeks I noticed a huge difference. A lot of the basic moves have stuck with me and helped me maintain good stretching discipline when I am training for races.

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