Friday, April 9, 2010

april is a painful month


It feels like winter has returned.

But, I have been working out. Diligently and with determination.
As a result, my whole body feels battered and bruised.
I think my personal trainer may be trying to slowly kill me.

And I had to move the mouse to my left hand because of tendinitis in my right.
Now my left arm is aching.

So, I will rest and leave you with pictures of my 'garden', all decked out for Easter.








45 comments:

  1. That was very pretty and I hope your poor body recuperates soon, you poor thing. Lovely flowers, though.

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  2. Nora: yes, they are lovely and they lasted the night of sub-zero temperatures!

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  3. Just make sure you're feeling better in May!

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  4. Your pictures are beautiful, I awoke to snow and wind....I am sorry you are not feeling well. I think if you can make it through the aches and pains with the trainer it will be worthwhile,,,,,unless he is trying to kill you. your a brave soul, I have never had one. Good luck with the tendanitis...is there anything you can do with that. take care.

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  5. Jazz: I was hoping to have a new bod by May ... might take a bit longer!

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  6. Cinner: this personal trainer deal is the best thing I have done! it is tough, but so worth it - I would have given up long ago without her.
    as for the tendinitis - the only way to get rid of it is to stop doing what caused it - but I would miss all of you if I stopped the blogging!

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  7. Your special outside spot is gorgeous. Perfect setting!!
    Yes that is a tough injury...hope you can rest is enough for it to get better.
    Good luck on your workout! I know it is hard...but so worth it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Sometimes, what causes a problem is also he trigger that solves the ptoblem. Maybe this is so in your case (tendinitis).
    Anyway, feel better soon!

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  9. Keep this in mind (I think it's a quote from the Dalai Lama):
    Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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  10. You got a personal trainer?! I´m so jealous!
    You should take before and after pics. :)

    Love the flowers on your porch!

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  11. SueAnn: it would be perfect - were it not snowing at the moment!
    I'm resting by watching The Masters.

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  12. DUTA: interesting how after today's workout, it doesn't hurt anymore. but turning doorknobs and resting my hand on the mouse brings it all back.

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  13. June; I will keep that as a mantra! thanks.

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  14. Betty: I can still hardly believe it myself... I have a before image everytime I see myself in those HUGE mirrors at the gym, that is my motivation!

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  15. Personal trainers are the "in" thing in California -but I'm too lazy and unpredictable for them -love all the flowers you got for Easter! All so soft and pretty looking!
    BTW love your new watch too -where on earth do they sell $12 watches?? I'm envious!

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  16. Beautiful spring flowers.

    A trainer! I just use the garden and the yard for my work out but don't ask, it's not working.

    Could be that chocolate I have to have after the work is done.

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  17. Hey, it almost looks like you live in BC, with all those pretty flowers in bloom! (hee hee hee)

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  18. I admire your determination and efforts, while flinching from the thought of following your excellent example.
    I wonder whether it is worth investigating the new Apple mouse - do not know whether it works on other computers, but it is supposed to be intuitive and to 'learn' the intentions of the user.
    Lovely flowers.

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  19. They are beautiful I am really looking forward to seeing some spring flowers.

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  20. Jeannette: I am too lazy without mine. I really would not have done as much in my half hour as what they make me do without her there.

    and that watch was not the $12 item!! though I did get two watches for the price of one as an end of show special.

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  21. Gail: oh but chocolate - in moderation - is very healthy for you. I personally love a chunk of dark chocky once a day!

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  22. Pinklea: aren't potted plants great! if I don't look out at the still bare trees...
    but then it did snow yesterday. damn, dream shattered.

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  23. Persiflage: I flinch almost every time she makes me do some new (or additional) ab exercise, but then am so pleased with myself when I accomplish it (and survive).
    I was considering investing in a laptop but have never used one and am not sure the smaller configuration of the keyboard would help?
    but then, most of my money is tied up in theis trainer and the therapy...

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  24. Berni: hi you! oh dear - I shouldn't complain about our pathetic attempt at snow...
    soon, you will have your own garden.

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  25. Now I feel guilty for skipping the treadmill the last few days. And only 6 weeks until the beach!

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  26. April is a terrific month in my country. It is autumn which is THE bestest month. I have just got myself a personal trainer. It is in my living room and goes by the mnemonic Wii ...

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  27. Geewits: I am supposed to do 15-20 minutes on the elliptical, then 10-15 minutes on the treadmill after all those dreaded ab exercises. then I have to walk home (or to the coffee shop - same distance). And I don't have a beach to motivate me.

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  28. Julie: I get disoriented looking at my reflection in the mirror - never tried a wii!!

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  29. Oh, that's lovely!!!

    I gave up on my fitness program. I bought myself a pair of walking shoes, and that's it.

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  30. Jo: when I signed up, I said my first goal was to be able to walk the 2 blocks to the fitness club without feeling winded. The second goal was to be able to bend down to tie my shoes and get back up again, unaided. I have tulips to tiptoe through in May... I needed more help!!

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  31. Your blossoms are beautiful. Yes, this month has gone from summer, to winter, to spring. But this is Canada!

    Sorry your personal trainer is so mean. lol But hey! Stick with it. It'll be worth it!

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  32. EG: yes, this temperature change was a bit sudden and unexpected!
    I have discovered I am not as wimpy as I think as I am!

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  33. well you flowers certainly seem to be enjoying it...very beautiful!

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  34. I sincerely hope you are better again; you sound like you feel like I do after one of my all-day gardening sessions. I had one yesterday, seven whole hours; today I am practically on my knees.

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  35. I love that garden chair. Matching tulips, too! I could sit there forever!

    Take it easy
    x

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  36. Shelle: the flowers have been very happy - and making me happy!

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  37. Friko: it is getting a bit easier, but I do need that day of rest in between!!

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  38. Lena: I LOVE my 1960s chairs, too. they are the most comfortable things to sit in (for hours!) and yes, I bought the flowers to match!

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  39. Gorgeous flowers!

    I'm sorry your arm(s) are hurting! Tendinitis is NOT fun at all. Been down that road. Hope you're better soonest.

    (You don't have to answer this one...give your arms a rest!)

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  40. Susan: feeling better! still pain, but much less.

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  41. I'm coming to this so late. I hope you are feeling much better. Your garden looked lovely for Easter and I'm sure looks even lovelier now as Spring blooms upon us.

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  42. Annie: hi, welcome back to blogging! maybe if I had taken a good long break for Lent, I wouldn't be in this mess?!
    My garden is all in containers, soneed to be replaced as the seasons move on.

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  43. We have had strangely variable weather haven't we. Your flowers are beautiful even if it's been dreary. Sorry to be visiting so late. This morning I'm trying to catch up in my reader and am glad you make the whole post available in your feeds. I stopped to click over here because I feel your pain ... have experienced Tendonitis and arthritis in my elbow and thumbs myself of late making mouse use challenging. Hope you're feeling better by now.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  44. HRG: yes, I am feeling better (after much therapy) and I have even gotten used to using the mouse with my left hand! my arm still dose not like turning door knobs, though.

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