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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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  • CRAZYLIZZIE
    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
  • MOMMYHOUSEWIFE
    Wow! You did great! Preparation is key! Your post made me smile. I'm proud of you!

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    3785 days ago
  • ANNASMOM11
    Great Work! Keep it up!
    3785 days ago
  • SISTAMME
    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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