Friday, March 25, 2016

THE VERY LAST STRAW

I cannot even believe it.





Finally I met a friend who wants to go walking!  About three weeks ago, we set a date to start with a 20 minute walk, twice a week.  We were both excited!  We are the same age-ish, same degree of out of shapeness and about the same number of  pounds overweight.  PERFECT!  She works and will stop by before she hits home so she is not tempted to skip.

The first walkie talkie date was RAINED OUT!  And it rarely rains in Kihei (average is 9 inches per year!)  The second date was also rained out.  The third date was 30 mph winds.  Same with the fourth date.



Then I had the stomach flu.  We decided to join a gym so if we EVER have inclement weather again, we will use the treadmills.  She had today off work so we met for lunch at a restaurant she had never been to.  It is fabulous food, service and ambiance, Monkeypod.  We lingered for two hours!  


Next, we headed to the gym!  My health insurance contributes to preventative health so it would only cost me $100 a year!  When I entered the parking lot, I was a met with barricades and security guards ... it is our monthly outdoor street fair (in a huge parking lot).   We promised we would only be 15 minutes and he gave us a break.



FINALLY!  We entered The Powerhouse Gym ... only to be told to come back next week.  All the managers were away for a wedding.  Can we possibly overcome any more roadblocks???

Red wine and potato chips tonight!

8 comments:

  1. I think the universe is trying to tell you something about exercise. LOL

    Glad to see your blog. I think I missed your St. Patrick's post and was beginning to worry/wonder what happened to you.

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    1. Oh! I forgot we are not "friend" on Facebook. You can always email to see if I'm still alive!

      I wish I would take that as an omen!!! I have never liked exercise ... except for walking. Outside. Once we turn over our hard earned $$$ ... the weather will change! We had HORRIFIC lightening thunderstorms last night! I have never ever seen it rain that hard. Got out the candles and flashlights. Sunny, clear and 77 at 10am!

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  2. Do you think it is a sign you two should not walk?

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    1. Definitely!!! Stay tuned on the two of us getting together next week. She has a pretty busy job. I do have my neighbor Jodie (and her Mom, Julie) to walk with in the neighborhood.

      Now ... to get the eating under control ....

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  3. LOL That's quite a string of obstacles.

    I've had the worst time trying to get my eating under control. I've started using my walking DVD again for exercise. Twenty minutes is about right for me, too. I'm so out of shape. Much luck with your next try at exercising.

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    1. And then I tweaked my lower back this afternoon. I'll probably end up dying by trying to get in my exercise! Couldn't even walk today. So I took a drive (with my seat heater on!) along the ocean ...

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  4. Man, exercise is such an uphill climb@ Maybe you were meant to discover this restaurant?!?

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    1. That's my problem ... I love cooking and eating. And dislike exercising. BIG problem!

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