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The attempt to keep busy

Considering that Matt (my boyfriend) is in Jamaica for a mission’s trip, I’ve decided that unless I keep busy, I’m going to be moping around the house wishing I were with him.  Starting today, I’m not quite sure what has gotten into me but I’ve decided to start working out…again.  I go through spurts where I feel extremely motivated and ready to conquer the sit-up.  That feeling lasts for about four days and then I end up finding much more “fun” things to do instead of working out.  Normally after work, the fatigue that tag teams with my RA gets the best of me and I find myself napping on the couch.  Today, instead of that precious nap, I decided to get out the exercise ball and do some crunches.  Afterwards, I had the bright idea to ask my sister to join me in a dance workout-much more fun that working out by yourself, plus I love dancing!

We began the workout with the ever-so-classic “Sandstorm” by darude.  Then we had some nostalgia while dancing to MJ’s “The way you make me feel”, because for a while we had the Wii dancing game and we eventually got 5 stars on every song!  Lastly, we finished up the 15 minute workout with “Hey Ya” by Outkast.  We had a lot of fun and were definitely worn-out.

After that, I took a break and started “pinteresting” some ab workout ideas.  Of course that piled onto my already motivated self and I continued to do more ab exercises with the exercise ball.  Sometimes with RA, it’s extremely hard to stick with exercising because you normally don’t feel so great as it is, then to add sore muscles and worked joints on top of that equals a very miserable person.  However, today besides my right wrist, I have been feeling pretty good!  So, I took advantage of that and I believe that is truly why I was able to get such a long workout in.  Hopefully tomorrow I don’t regret all of this, and that I am not limping around.  Do me a favor and keep me accountable.  Ask me how my workout is going, that way the motivation I feel continues more than just four little days.  Thanks in advance!  Question for you: What motivates you to get fit?

Until next time, keep doing crunches!

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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talent and love is in the air.

Last year, on Valentine’s Day, about 3-4ish in the afternoon I was hiding in my bathroom, convinced a “killer” was in my house.  I literally climbed out of my bathroom window to escape.  No really, this is a true story, except in the end the noises I heard turned out to be the bathroom door (wood) expanding after I showered.  Oh a day in the life of Becca.  This year though, I was blessed with a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers, delivered, with a cute note attached from Matt.  I’d say this year was more enjoyable by a ton.  However, last Valentine’s Day also happened to be the same day I had my first conversation with Matt, the night I actually met him…at McDonald’s…explaining the above story in detail.  He laughed and thought I was silly.  Good thing he didn’t think I was a lunatic.

This past weekend, Matt took me to see Aaron Gillespie sing(I mentioned this in my previous post).  We had a PERFECT night, worshiping and enjoying true talent.  There were only about 150 of us at the concert, so we had a chance to actually meet Aaron.  He couldn’t talk for to long since he had a flight to catch and because there were fans behind us waiting, but he was very kind and was more than willing to take a picture with us.

Whenever I have lots of plans, even remembering that I have RA seems to fade into the corner of my mind.  I don’t feel much pain when I am so happy with things to do.  Of course there are pains though.  Just last night, randomly my left elbow started to ache.  I was trying to bend and lift my arm and it would lock up and get stiff.  Today it seems to have gotten better.  It’s a constant roller coaster, up and down, never knowing when the next drop off hill of pain is going to attack.

I’ve really enjoyed the large amount of encouragement I have received from many of you because I am blogging.  I apologize that it’s been a little while since I’ve posted, I promise it’s only because I have been busy with many plans.

 

(THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS MATT!) Aren’t they gorgeous!?

Just for your information, there are only 34 days left until Spring officially starts.  The amount of giddiness I have is building because I miss seeing the sunshine and sitting outside reading!  Unfortunately, because of the medication I am on called methotrexate, I have to lather on plenty of sunscreen because I will most likely have skin sensitivity to the sun.  I used to love to lay out in my back yard and attempt to get tan-never worked because of how pathetically pale I am.  But, I can’t do that anymore…truly bums me out.

In my previous post, I featured Greg & Mary Hartman’s websites and since I know plenty of talented people, I will feature my brother Doug in this post.  Doug is 25 and he just recently moved to L.A. and lives with our older brother Ted.  Doug’s painting skills blow my mind.  I truly believe that once he gets connected with the right individuals and continues to network, he will go very far.  He would like to collaborate with Ted, because Ted is immensely artistically talented as well.  I’m telling you, everyone in my family has that talent EXCEPT me!  I know he would appreciate it if any of you would like something painted, he’s always looking for commission work(I do believe that is what it is called).

Lastly, also on the last post, I showed a preview of what my DIY Valentine’s Day gift was for Matt.  Well…TA DA…here is the final result.  He really liked it!!

Until next time, keep jumping out of bathroom windows?

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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