Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm Biking Anyway!

I'm really unhappy right now. I got up this morning ready to take on the day. Had my tea, had planned a healthy breakfast and a mile walk afterward. And then I heard water running. A lot of water. Turns out my little princess thought it would be fun to plug the bathroom sink and leave the water running and shut the door. A half hour later, I was sopping up gallons of water from the floor, taking everything out of the bathroom vanity because all of it is soaked, and trying to figure out what to do about the "rain" falling through the ceiling through the lights and fan in the bathroom directly underneath me.

After cleaning up the best I could, I had to call around to water damage services and try to figure out what to do next. Back in 1998, we had a similar unfortunate incident with the toilet in that bathroom, and since we didn't get the floor and wood structure dried correctly, we ended up having to replace floors and ceilings that were rotting and covered in black mold. Want to prevent that this time.

So a guy is coming out to look at it, and bringing a drying machine of some sort. I haven't eaten yet, it got too hot to walk already, and I am developing a headache.

Yesterday my husband spent the day laid out and vomiting. I took my daughter out for the day in the hopes we will NOT catch it, but then came home and had to clean up vomit splatter from all over the bathroom. This did not make me happy either, and I didn't get to walk or bike yesterday.

I am tired of letting *life* get in the way of my exercise. I can't let days run together thinking I will bike *tomorrow* because some new drama is always happening and then I never get to exercise. So today I will just have to suck it up and bike with my child in the room watching TV or something, and maybe get in a walk after she goes to sleep and one of my sons can be home in case she wakes up. But I *am* going to exercise today. Missing one day a week is fine... a day of rest... but two is not acceptable. I won't let it happen.

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28 comments:

Winderdoodle said...

Good for you for getting out regardless of how badly your day started!!!! That's the key to having success I think.

I hope you have a great bike ride!

-Wendy

wendyweightlossjournal.blogspot.com

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Life is going to happen for, well...the rest of our lives! We either need to figure out how to deal with it now & fit workouts in or forever struggle.

Great post, great reminder that when life gets in the way, BIKE ANYWAYS!

You are doing great - thanks for sharing your journey!

Megan said...

Wow! I did that to my parents when I was little too! Boy were they mad! What a day, way to go doing something nice for yourself, might even make the stress not feel quite as bad! Good luck
Megan

PatriciaW said...

Good for you! The first thing to succumb to "life" is always my exercise. Happens to my best intentions to walk every evening, but I did get up and exercise this AM.

Bike away!

Jen said...

GOOD JOB!!! I always feel so good after I workout when I really didnt want too!!

Hope said...

Atta girl! Good for you!

Hope

Tena said...

I think I need that for my mantra! "When life happens, bike anyways!"

Sorry you had a mess to deal with, both the water and the mess from you-know-who. Hope you had a great ride!

Jenn said...

Ugh, what a bunch of messes you had to clean up!
Life gets in the way so much, doesn't it? But good for you for thinking of ways to fit in your exercise.

Twix said...

Good for you!! Hope the mess gets dried out quickly! :) kids

Anonymous said...

never a dull moment in seems

rachel421 said...

reminds of the a few times over the last year when things would blow up, hurricane or family trauma, buddies would say "how can you workout at a time like this???"

i replied without thought, "how can you NOT workout at time like this?"

for me exercise is my medicine. ive this disease of obesity, and sweating is my chemo, my antidepressant. keep pluggin'!!

Larkspur said...

Man, water damage + vomit. Two on the least favorite list in 48 hours. Look at it this way, you didn't have to prep for a colonoscopy! Exercise is good for mood so go to. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Hanlie said...

Yay for you! That's the spirit... Life will always throw obstacles in our way, but we can stand our ground and do what is good for us!

Stuck In A Fat Girl said...

I'm new to blogging so I've spent the last couple of days finding blogs that inspire me, and yours is definitely one of them! I look forward to following more of your journey!!

screwdestiny said...

And that is exactly why I don't want children.

I'm sorry you are having a bad day, but way to stick to your priorities.

beerab said...

Goodness- I remember my brother did that once- he got such a spanking lol. Come to think of it he got LOTS of spankings as a child lol ;)

Geez you'd think hubby at least would know better and clean up after himself! Oh wait that's right- he's got a y chromosome so he doesn't lol. I swear it's like when my husband "cleans" the bathroom sink after he shaves, I think he just smears his hair around then walks out...

Hope tomorrow is better :D

Lisa said...

sorry about everything that is going on...

Birdie said...

A wonderfully positive attitude you have there. I've totally blown my diet for the last weekish b/c everyone (even me) in the house is sick. I wish I had your stick to it attitude but all I've wanted was sleep :( Keep up the good work!

TC said...

OY! The bad luck-o-meter is redlining for you! I am crossing my fingers for you that no one else in your family gets sick. Eeep. Great idea to move the bike. I have mine in my living room. It ain't pretty, but it's accessible!

I biked two days that I've had this horrid cold, so I am proud of both of us! :)

TC

Amie said...

Cleaning up IS your workout! Don't be so hard on yourself...when I mop floors or wax the car, it is physical labor...it's exercise...so don't feel too bad!

Leisia said...

My exercise time is a stress releiver for me. I know it feels like a struggle when everything is happening and taking that time away from you. I hope you do fit it in somewhere and maybe you can kinda get lost in it. Maybe if you get in the zone stress releiving zone of exercise) for a while it will rejuvinate you. Then you will be ready to take on the world again. We all have those overwhelming times...just remember it won't last forever. :)

Karyn said...

So, did you bike?

Sorry you had such a rough day - hope today goes much better!

Coley said...

BLEGH! What a DAY! We've had that happen to us, too but because of our dry weather, didn't think anything happened mold-wise. I sure hope not, anyway, we've had this happen several times.
I completely understand the frustration. Having a vomiting family on top of it? Oh goodness gracious! I hope you survived that day with all your HAIR!

Mike579 said...

Can your man clean up his own vomit? My wife would kill me if I asked her to clean it up? I had better pass out with a deathly high fever....

~TMcGee~ said...

Gotta agree with Mike, I would have been the most unhappy woman to have to clean up a grown adult's vomit spatter. LOL Seriously though..ugh. And good for you for getting back on the bike during the midst of such utter chaos.

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

Life is life. It is going to happen and get in the way and offer reasons to not exercise. Don't let it! Bike anyway! You did the right thing. I'm proud. :)

wannadance4real said...

I can't say anything other than what everyone else already said. But thanks for catching my eye with the word "bike". I had bought one for me and one for my husband. They were great and I was so enthusiastic at first but now they sit.

Thanks for reminding me that life will always happen, and we need to bike anyways! True, we have to push through it. It's the only way because obstacles will always be there.

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! (people I've found here that keep me real and inspired) THANKS!

Juice said...

You can do it! Hope the sickness / water craziness calms down quickly!