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Feeling Sore... But GREAT!

Monday, September 06, 2010

This weekend was crazy for me. On Saturday I went to my college roommate's wedding reception (she got married in Alaska, but then celebrated with family back in Ohio). I make sure I ate something healthy before I left, just so I wouldn't be starving and eat all sorts of delicious yet fattening appetizers. When it was time to eat I was good, skipping dips, deep fried foods, and completely bypassing the desert table (a BIG step for me). I did treat myself to a cupcake, which I accounted for before I even went up there! It was great... and I wasn't hungry at all. Then I danced... danced my HEART out for a good hour and a half, only stopping twice! And downing 2 bottles of water! It was soooo much fun since after all that's what the bride and I did back in college!
So the next morning I was sore, but it was time for our big family reunion! After a light and healthy breakfast we headed over. I knew that it was a potluck, but I came prepared, making a light and delicious tomato & cucumber salad! But there were lots of fruits and veggies there so I loaded up on those for lunch and dinner (it's an all day event). I did allow myself a tasting of my aunt's delicious potato salad, and a sliver of my mom's homemade and better then you would ever find in any restaurant pies (yeah she made 5 delicious pies... but I just took bites of my 2 favorites!)
But it's not just the food... we also play beanbag tournaments (like cornhole). And when my 85 year old grandma needed to stop I volunteered to step in! After all, I was out in the first round and was just sitting! Then of course we played softball. Now usually I half-ass it... picking to play outfield and just slowly jogging to bases. But I decided this year... why not go for it! I took 3rd base knowing it would force me to do more action and I almost caught the ball twice! Surprising myself both times that I even went after it at all! Then when my team was up to bat I volunteered to be catcher (we have a small family so you have to catch for your own team) I did this so I would once again NOT sit on the bench and take a break, I wanted to stay moving the whole game! Oh, and did I mention my three awesome hits! Now I did not make it to base... but I did have an RBI, and I sprinted as fast as I could, making sure to give it my all!!! It was a great weekend, but today I am SOOO sore! It took me all day to find the motivation to do my strength training exercises! But I did them, even in front of my boyfriend who said I do not look sexy doing them, much to my surprise! haha! I may not be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning, but that's what alieve is for right? Hope everyone else had a great weekend!
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    Good job, I am blown away by your willpower and ability to make good choices. Social situations always kill me! It sounded like you had fun!
    3783 days ago
    Wow! You did great! Preparation is key! Your post made me smile. I'm proud of you!

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    3785 days ago
    Great Work! Keep it up!
    3785 days ago
    wow... awesome! I wish I had your willpower... I am always a sucker for family events like the ones you mentioned. Fantastic work, keep up the momentum! Your mom's pies sound like a force to be reckoned with!
    3785 days ago
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