Monday, March 09, 2009


Yes, I just made you yawn just by typing that. You're welcome!

Why is it that the "spring forward" part of Daylight Savings Time seems to take a week to get over? Is losing an hour really that much of a shock to our systems?

I'm gonna go out on a limb, and, from my totally unscientific research (a.k.a. talking to people I know) I'm gonna say "yes."

I should have had no trouble at all sleeping Saturday night, too, because I'd spent the day helping Amanda move into her new SECOND FLOOR WALKUP apartment.

Did I mention that it was on the second floor? That it's part of an old house that was converted into apartments, and the only access we had was a three-foot-wide back staircase because the downstairs peeps weren't home?

I don't think it was the actual moving that did me in, though - it was the painting. Amanda found a can of sky blue paint in the attic, and decided that her room need not be bright lime green any longer. Anna Marie and I did a big bunch of the work - she had an itty bitty little edging roller - and my arms and back are still recovering.

But despite the intense manual labor, I still tossed and turned.

(Oh, did you wonder about my weigh-in on Thursday? Yes, I weighed in at the gym, but I think I'm going to invest in a scale all of my own because I don't know if that one is being calibrated on a regular basis. As you can tell from my distrust, it did not give me good news, but Jason and Amanda have both assured me that NO WAY did I gain five pounds in one week. They assure me that it's all the muscle I'm building.)

(Because they're experts, of course, and I trust them implicitly.)

I'm on my second week of Couch to 5K, and so far, so good. I almost skipped this morning because my muscles are still sore, but then I realized that 1. I won't get to go for the next two days because Jason will be at work, and 2. My legs weren't hurting, just my arms, and I don't need my arms to walk on a treadmill.

I realized this morning that, while I don't enjoy getting up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym, I do enjoy going, and I enjoy getting it over with for the day, so I guess 5 a.m. it is - at least until summer, when I can sleep in until 6.

My iPod is loaded with all 10 weeks of the PodRunner Intervals, so I should be good to go. What am I going to do once that 10 weeks is up? I don't know, but I should be in MUCH better shape by then so we'll see what happens.

I really do need to take some measurements, because that scale completely freaked me out Thursday morning. I've got to have some other criteria to measure my progress by than those numbers.

I know for a fact that I wouldn't have been able to do the manual labor I did on Saturday back when I was 90 lbs. heavier. Good gracious, that back staircase was a better workout than I've probably ever had at the gym!

So here's to keepin' on keepin' on, and measuring our progress without being tied to the scale!


Paige said...

I know, I was up till 12:30 last night, since I had to take a NAP after church. Hopefully today we'll get back on schedule.

doodlebugmom said...

muscle does weigh more, but 5 pounds is a bit much. lol

Good for you getting up so early! You are a stronger soul than me.

Amanda said...

Seriously, THANK YOU for all your hard work. It was so helpful and good for the ole morale to have your support.

I would offer to bake something for you in return, but I think you know how I feel about the new oven...

wendy said...

Let's just CHUCK our scales out the window.

I'm thinking a combination of muscle weight and water weight.

You are weighing at a new time of day, too ... and THAT throws it off a bit.

WAIT ... here's the best one: It was daylight savings time. It saved those pounds from last season and added them on later.

Not to fear. I'm way proud of you for all of your hard work. FIVE A.M. EVERY MORNING!?!? WOW. I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! ... but I AM good enough, and I AM smart enough ... and by golly ... people like me.

Melissa said...

Wendy, that's it - Daylight Savings Time!

It's the answer to all of our problems!

I guess I should move to Hawaii or Indiana, or one of those other places which don't observe it!

wendy said...

... and Hawaii would be toasty warm and sunny, too. :) !