And, she’s off!

I did it!  I worked out for 45 minutes yesterday morning concentrating on cardio and 45 minutes right after work concentrating on strength training.  My shoulders hurt so bad last night I had to take ibuprophen to go to sleep, but I did it!

And, I put in 45 minutes on cardio this morning, again, this time pushing up the incline height and really making myself sweat it out.  Okay, I don’t sweat, but I did get very tired.  I wish I did sweat, because I think it would help cool me down since the treadmill I use is directly under a ceiling fan.  I just get very red in the face and drink lots of water.  🙂

Also, I priced and entered 44 more items into the inventory spreadsheet, which took me an hour and a half minutes last night.  I think I still have about 50-60 more items to enter, so I should reach my goal of getting it all caught up by the weekend.  Whew!

Over the weekend, my MIL asked me if I am ever going to slow down, meaning give up dyeing, teaching, going to shows, etc., and I told her “no.”  Then I explained to her that while I like my day job, it is there to pay the bills.  All these things I do away from the day job are what makes my life worth living.  I love teaching, I love dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, writing, and creating.  They are my life’s blood and without these activities, I’d be miserable.  I’m not sure she really understood, but it got me to thinking.  Do the rest of you feel the same about your activities outside of your job?  How many people are lucky enough that their “job” is getting to do the things you really love?

6 Responses

  1. LouAnn Says:

    My day job pays for my fiber play…that’s just the way it is!

  2. Shelley B Says:

    Nice going with the workouts – way to hit it!!! You know you’ve done some good when you have to take ibuprofen at night (at least that’s my reasoning, lol).

    I like your answer to your MIL – why would you want to stop doing the fun stuff???

  3. Cindy in FL Says:

    The ‘fun’ stuff is what makes the drudge bearable…….

  4. Judy Says:

    Congrats on your workouts! I too like your answer to you MIL-life is too short to not focus on what you’re passionate about.

  5. Leigh Says:

    “makes my life worth living”, yes! And well done on the workouts! That’s the kind of weariness that actually feels good.

  6. Barbara Fessler Says:

    Your MIL sounds just like mine. My spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing kept sane when I worked. I couldn’t wait to get home from work to get busy at my many projects. My guild and all the things we did was wonderful and I miss them so much.

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