Saturday, January 2, 2010

Restlessness and what it may lead you to do...

So it is the first Saturday of the new year and I am very restless. VERY restless. I feel like there is something I should be doing...could be doing...WANT to be doing. But what might it be?

I have several projects on which I could be working. There's my quilt (in it's very earliest stages...remember this post? Refer to second paragraph for a reminder of my lack of stick-to-it-iveness.). I have a linen closet that could definitely use reorganizing. My kitchen decor still has not been restored to normalcy since removing the Christmas village. There are (as always) a couple of loads of laundry awaiting my attention.

None of that sounds like a good time.

I considered hitting the kitchen for some cooking/baking therapy, but I am so sick of food and I truly don't want more sweets sitting around for me to nibble on each time I walk through the kitchen.

I sort of have an inkling of what I might actually like to do. In a way I find it somewhat disturbing. It is quite unlike me and sort of sends a little chill down my spine when I think about it. Though it is something I need to be doing, the fact that I really want to do it is still troublesome to me.

You see, I was cleaning out my purse a couple of days ago and found a little business card...such a tiny little thing to be causing so much turmoil. A friend had given it to me a few months ago and I had stuck it in my purse, really intending to pull it out one day and put it to good use.

This little piece of cardstock is redeemable for a free 2 week trial period at our local Curves.

If you know me at all, your eyes have grown as large as saucers and you're saying (in a stunned voice) to yourself "Seriously? She wants to work out?"

And as that thought sinks in, you're beginning to giggle.

By now you're laughing uncontrollably.

Please stop. People are starting to stare.

I know that this is very unlike me. I mean, I've had the idea in my head for years but I've never even attempted it in the past. Middle age tends to force you to think of the future and in what physical condition you'd like to find yourself while attempting to navigate the 'other' side of the hill. I, personally, would like to feel better than I've been feeling lately. I want back the energy and stamina that I enjoyed in the past. And I know that exercise can give that back to me. At least to a certain extent.

So I'm going to do my best to find the time to go out and give it a shot.

Anyone care to join me?


  1. Goooo for it!!
    I signed up and Curves and went faithly for 3 months - then they shut the place down. DARN!
    I was just beginning to reap the reward of all my labor. You're gonna love it!!

  2. i had to reintroduce myself to our treadmill last week...i would not start until i showed some I.D. *sigh*

  3. I hate hate hate hate HATE working out. Did I mention that I hate it?! My Mom did Curves for awhile and loved it so good luck :) I'm doing Wii Fit and running up and down my stairs a million times a day (since its so dern cold outside) ... btw, you dont NEED to work out ;)


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