Thursday, February 24, 2011


I was able to sleep without much pain in my side/back last night, and the pain was practically nonexistent during work yesterday (though the nausea remains), so I decided to return to PowerCut this morning.

The alarm went off at 7:20, and after a few "snooze" attempts, I tried to talk myself out of it: It may be too soon to go back. You may hurt yourself again. Take another day off.

But I realized that was just the laziness talking.

The class was OK. For the most part, I felt fine. But there was one exercise that brought back the side pain x 200. The exercise where you're in a pushup position, with your feet on an exercise ball and you roll the ball in and out. Just putting my feet on the ball, the pain screamed. So I had to sit it out.

After class, I was pooped. I hadn't eaten much the night before because I had over-snacked in the afternoon, so my tank was on empty. But I was already outside and knew I needed to at least walk 3 miles. Luckily, I found some energy and ran about half the 3.

Home now, I am very glad I talked myself out of another lazy day. I'm hurting a bit - and what's with this nausea? - but at least I burned some calories.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm returning to bed!


  1. Hi, Diana! Stephanie Bates here. I saw one of your blog posts on fb and decided to subscribe. This post, at least the beginning where you wake up early and hit the snooze button, reminded me of when we used to get up early and walk around the campus (it lasted a short while at least)! I just wanted you to know how much your posts, as lazy as you think you are (and you're not, you're injured and sick!), inspire me. Because look how far you've come! You have far surpassed any sort of fitness accomplishments I have ever made. I still walk a little and do my elliptical! And let's just say once the holidays came I've gotten extremely lazy at doing anything good for my body! So, keep the posts coming and maybe you can motivate me to get off my butt and do something too! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Oh Stephanie, I think of those days a lot! I really loved our early walks and meeting up in the quiet hallway of third-floor Manly. Such wonderful days. Such great memories. Miss you so much.

    Thanks so much for your comments; they truly mean so much to me. And let's just say YOUR accomplishments way surpass mine, MOM! You have such a beautiful, beautiful family!

    Please take care and tell Dwight hello!