We had a slightly discombobulated week. It was self-inflicted. On Sunday, we welcomed another family member:
She was stuck in a bush, crying away, when my husband found her. I am such a sucker, I took her in.
So Monday was upside-down because we went to the vet first thing in the morning to settle the issue of to keep or not to keep, and the rest of the week was upside down because first thing in the morning, everyone was rushing to the bathroom where the kitty has been staying to check on her, make sure she is fed, clean her litter…how long do you suppose that novelty will last?
I found this Pet Care Contract from iMom to help with the responsibility aspect.
This little thing who dropped into our lap seemed the perfect pet solution, since she was a lot cheaper (and cuter) than the purebred cats in the pet market, and more low-maintenance than a dog. Our kids had been stinging at the loss of our previous pet–our cuddly pooch that was left in the south when we moved here.
There were a couple of other disruptions–calling Grandmas while it was still Mother’s Day in Canada meant calling on our Monday morning–and I was served breakfast in bed on Sunday morning, which got things off to a lovely start, but an exercise-free one.
I did manage, however, to pull off two quality workouts this week. One was the wonderful mini-trampoline workout I discovered and blogged about last time, and the other was the awesome Bodylastics workout FREE (yes FREE) at www.liveexercise.com. The workouts are free, whether you use their system or not, but the system is so reasonably priced, there’s really no reason not to. It’s an awesome way to do strength training in the comfort of your own home. I know I sound like a commercial, but I’m frankly 100% sold on this system. Both JavaMan and I have been using them, and it’s sturdy and challenging enough to satisfy his workout needs as well as mine.
With our low-speed connection to the internet here, I had some problems getting the workout loaded one day (another excuse for not working out–that was Thursday) but this morning, I beat that problem by opening the site as soon as I got up, and allowing it to load while I got up and going before my workout. I’m still feeling it in my triceps. I did a Pilates workout.
Next week should be better, right?