Monday, January 11, 2010
Never in my life have I ever been as forgetful as I am since having children. There is always so much going on and I'm constantly interrupted and never get to finish a sentence or a complete thought, so it's no wonder I'm forgetting things all of the time. You know, things like...forgetting to pay a bill, pick up a prescription, change the laundry over from the washer to the dryer, or pick up deodorant from the store because I ran out. It's always something. This morning my husband and I planned to go work out at the YMCA. I woke up on time, got the boys up, dressed and fed and was about to get myself together when I realized that I forgot to pick up deodorant when I went to the store a few days ago. So I went to my gym bag to get the travel size deodorant that I always keep in there. Oh yeah, I forgot to replace that one too! Now what was I to do? There are just some things you can't leave the house without and deodorant is one of those things, especially when going to the gym. My husband noticed me searching for something and asked what I was doing. I told him I didn't have any deodorant. He said "Well, I have lots of deodorant, why don't you use mine?" Hmm, there was an idea. I guess beggars can't be choosers, huh? So to his stash I went. I had two scents to choose from...Fresh Breeze and Icy Blast. I chose the Icy Blast. So with my armpits covered, we were off to the gym! I had made up my mind the night before that I was going to push myself harder than ever this time to see just how far I could go on the elliptical. I quickly fell into a rhythm and continued to press on through the pain. I wanted to stop so many times, but I kept pushing myself. I focused on my music blaring in my ear from my MP3 player, I closed my eyes and prayed, I did everything I could do to keep my mind off of the fatigue I was feeling. I finally stopped at 30 minutes and 315 calories. I've done 30 minutes before but never at such an intense pace. I finished up with some stretching and abdominal exercises. When we were finally in the car on the way home, I thought about how well I did and I wondered if somehow the deodorant made all the difference. I think I just may try it again tomorrow! But right now what I need more than Icy Blast Speed Stick deodorant is Icy Hot Pain Relieving Cream cause my hips are killing me!