trying to be anti-anti
I completely forgot to ask the nurse my questions when they called me yesterday afternoon! I’m bad at this! Mind you it’s kind of hard to have private conversations with your doctor’s office while you’re at your desk in work. Oh well…next appointment is Friday, May 20th.
I’ve been Tweeting quite a bit lately. That’s unlike me. For awhile I was very anti-twitter. But that’s how I roll. I’m anti until I realize I actually like something. Music for one… I refused to be a music fan for years.. all music. Because my older sister saturated my ears with NKOTB and boy bands I just refused to believe there could be good music out there! Then the whole alternative scene happened and I jumped head first into it. I owe the cranberries a big thank you since I met my wife because of our mutual cran-mania. I also was very anti-Harry Potter for years… and now I’m dying to go to Hogwarts in Florida. I am still totally anti-Twilight though.. you can’t change my mind on that! Sure Edward and Jacob are hotties but really, they don’t do it for me! ha At any rate, why am I talking about this stuff? Because I have been tweeting about wanting to get healthier before and during pregnancy. I keep getting people encouraging yoga. And boy oh boy am I anti-yoga at the moment. I dunno. I feel like it’s a huge band-wagon fad type thing right now and I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it. Maybe it’s just too spiritual for me? I’m not really buying what they’re selling. Am I just being a naysayer? Should I give it a shot? It can’t hurt really right? Trying something is better than nothing at all. I can’t keep sitting on my big old booty and just wishing I was healthier.
I went to the gym today and I enjoy going when I’m there. It’s just super hard to get myself there. Now that school is done for the semester and I have my evenings and weekends to do what I want until at least September, I will definitely make an effort to get to the gym more often. I have a hard time with working out though. I only did about 25 minutes on an exercise bike. That’s pretty sad. I know everyone has a hard time starting and I’m just using excuses but I do have anhidrosis. Which means I do not sweat like a normal person. I actually never sweat on my head and face. The only area that does is my back. It’s really weird to be working out as hard as Shannan or at least almost as hard and seeing her dripping sweat. My face is just red and my head feels like it’s going to explode. I’m actually super jealous of her sweating skills! ha I also am dealing with muscle atrophy from years of not having an ACL in my right knee. I injured it when I was 12 and didn’t realize how serious it was. From that point on, running was out of the question. The snap-crackle-pop sounds and pain still make me sick when I think of it. I can’t even tell you how many times I fell down the stairs when I was a kid because my knee would just give out on me. I just thought it was how my knee was though and it was something I had to live with. The docs said it was growing pains! UGH At 27, I finally got an MRI and properly diagnosed. I had an ACL allograft and half of my meniscus removed. The years of damage left me with a huge shin bone bruise and a useless meniscus. So yeah, running is still hard to do. Bone on bone crunching is unpleasant. There’s only a few exercises I can do without irritating my knee. So maybe yoga might be a good fit for me? I’d prefer a pool, instant cool off and exercise in one but since I live in the city, I have to hold off on that pipe dream. Maybe I’ll try some yoga dvds at home.. and stick to the gym too? What do you think?