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Thursday, November 17, 2011

I was supposed to have a spinning class this morning at 9:15am. So, I was up bright and early, ate my breakfast, dressed and off to the gym at 8:30am. I walked in and there was a HUGE line waiting to sign up for the class; signup opens at 8:45am. Only 30 seats and already 30 in line. I walked to the end (hoping against hope) and was accosted quite rudely by a young woman in line. The interaction was uncalled for and ridiculous and not worthy of going into detail about. However, it did make me decide to leave the gym (I had on the wrong shoes to do anything else anyway) and take this day as a "mental health" day.

OK...since I still had this day off from work, I decided to make some chicken noodle soup with the leftover roasted chicken I had in the fridge. I spent some time happily chopping and stirring and making wonderful smells. Then, I sat down with a nice bowl of soup to catch up on some TV shows. I also realized I could go back to the gym and catch a spinning class at 5pm, so my day was looking brighter again! Then, my phone rang emoticon

A co-worker who is undergoing post surgical chemo & radiation for uterine cancer was calling to ask me to work her 4-8pm shift because she was not feeling well. emoticon
So, of course, I told her I would be glad to!

No spinning class again; it was obviously not meant to be! So, I have made this my official "day of rest" from working out! Tomorrow is another day....
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  • no profile photo CD9839390
    Linda, I have found cooking to be a great way to deal with stress and frustration. Once I have done cooking I feel better and hubby has a great healthy meal.

    3459 days ago
    It was great that you were able to work your co-worker's shift. I hope things go well tomorrow.
    3460 days ago
    Hi Linda........
    With that attitude you cannot help but SUCCEED!!!!!
    3461 days ago
    You are definitely an angel on earth ...... AND you got to have a "mental health" day .... absolutely LOVE IT !!! Roc
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    3461 days ago
    Wow, I am so impressed with you: rising above the rudeness with which you were treated, and not hesitating to help out your co-worker who's in treatment. You have a terrific attitude!
    3461 days ago
    What a great thing for you to work for your co-worker. That was AWESOME!!! Hope you enjoyed your "day of rest" and can pick it up again tomorrow. Our bodies do need rest days. You are doing such a great job!!
    3461 days ago
    You have a wonderful attitude about life and an abundance of flexibility. Good for you.
    3461 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9786087
    You are a good person for filling in for your co-worker. You are right your spinning class will be there another day.
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    3461 days ago
  • SUZIEW27
    Rest days are good for us sometimes!! And you are right, tomorrow is another day!!

    You are such a great example of someone who is making exercise work for them!! Love hearing about your workouts!
    3461 days ago
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