Thursday, September 04, 2008

*Oh, the Pain!*

So, I was a good girl yesterday and went back to the gym. I haven't been in months. I have motivation in a few forms now... a trip to Mexico in the planning stages and a friend who is keen to start working out who is going with me. Our plan is to work out together Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

But of course, this being the "day after" I am not so keen on ever working out again LOL! My thighs are killing me thanks to the 20 squats and 40 lunges we did. I was doing OK at work yesterday. My legs felt a little weak in the morning but otherwise I was good... until I got home and relaxed for the evening. I had a heck of a time climbing the stairs to bed... and don't even get me started on how hard it is to get to a sitting position.

There is a little pain in my arms and chest, but nothing compared to my legs and butt.

But it's for a good cause!

I am also trying to get my eating back on track so I can lose some of the pounds I have gained over the last 2 years or so. I don't think I'll go back to where I was when I lost all my weight on Weight Watchers 6 years ago, but I'd definitely like to lose some and get myself healthy again.

Wish me well!

I created this card while trying to play with some of the challenges on Splitcoast. I had so much fun keeping up with the challenges for the AnniVERVEsary that I was thinking I should try to keep up with the colour and sketch challenges on Splitcoast.

I ran in to one small problem while making this card.... I own no Kraft coloured cardstock. Instead, I got creative and used a portion of a government issue envelope to get the Kraft colour. Not sure that it's exactly the colour that the SU Kraft cardstock is, but it worked

This card uses colour challenge #181, sketch challenge #191. I used Rose Red, Basic Black and Kraft as my colours. The stamp is by Hero Arts. I also used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

Thanks so much for popping by today!
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Quilt Nut said...

the day after gym burn is no fun! good for you for getting back to it though

love this card-so simple but so elegant!

Jen Young said...

Good For you girl, keep up the exercising, and get them muscles moving!!! I have to get out of the rut myself.... oh well...

love your card here, it's sweet n' simple - and it matches the color combo on your blog!!! Very pretty!!!

Big Hugs,

Allison said...

Keep on chugging! Great color palette!

Tracy.H said...

Hee hee...yes, I know, I'm evil!

Love the card!!

Go back to the gym will thank yourself later. :0)

Anita C said...

That's great news Nancy!! When you feel the pain, keep telling yourself that it's your body tightening up :) maybe that will help. It's always hard at first, but it will keep getting easier :)

Jan said...

Oooo... the colours you used are my favs!

Crafty in Calgary said...

The gym burn is so tough! Good for you! Love the card! :)