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Whatever the problem, exercise is the cure

I think that the universe (God) (and my husband) is trying to give me a hint. In a big way. A hint that I need to get my jello-y butt off the couch and start exercising. I’m kind of lazy. Can I hear an “AMEN!” Noah?

I’ve been told by my doctor that one of the best things I can do to make my depression disappear or get better or whatever is exercise. But, who the deuce feels like exercising when you have to force yourself to even get out of bed in the morning? Exactly.

Since I don’t have time to go to the gym (besides at 6 am, and that is NOT going to happen) and I will soon be living in a winter wonderland of snot-freezing coldness that will prevent me from doing anything outdoors, I have to resort to doing something at home.

Last year, Kaylie and I got into the routine of doing a work-out video every day. She LOVED doing it with me and would use her stuffed animals as weights. Kaylie is now in school all day, but I’m sure I could convince Liliana and Little C (the dude I babysit) to do it with me. They’ll probably find it hilarious. Noah says I should do it when he’s home, but that is NOT going to happen. Sorry dude.

I have a few DVDs that I will not mention due to the fact that my father-in-law reads this blog and will make fun of me for them. (Yes you will!) I am going to try to start doing one every day. Actually, it’ll be every day that Noah works or is in school (which is six days a week), because, like I said, he is NOT allowed to watch. No way. He said I should tape myself doing it and put it on youtube. I think that people either will want to gouge their eyes out or will die laughing after watching, so that is NOT going to happen either.

On a happier, non-exercising note, I just booked myself a weekend in Edmonton in January with a couple of my girlfriends. We’re attending a Christian worship conference there that I haven’t been to in five years. The last time I went, it was with a group from my home church. On one of the pit stops, my father-in-law and a friend of his tried to play matchmaker. (Yes you did!) Awkward.

This year, two of my favorite worship song writers are going to be there. Paul Baloche and Brian Doerksen. I love singing and listening to the words of their songs every Sunday morning (and sometimes throughout the week), but to hear the songs sung by the guy who wrote them is even more incredible. Noah and I had friends of ours sing at our wedding the Brian Doerksen song that is linked. (Hi Nita!) Such a beautiful song.

I’m splitting my hotel bill in three, as I’m staying with two friends. Should be a gong show. In a good way. Also exciting about the trip is the possibility of meeting a blog friend. (Hi Amy!) Meeting my favorite bloggers is probably in the top five of my favorite things to do. Nerdy? Maybe. Exciting? Yes. Another great thing about this trip is that there will be no matchmaking. At least not for me. (Hi Ann!)


Kaylie and I started a new tradition tonight. Mommy-Kaylie Movie Night. She loves her Mommy-Kaylie time, and since Liliana goes to bed eary and Noah works late, it’s just the two of us. Tonight we made a ginormous bowl of popcorn and watched Monsters Inc. I have to admit that I actually laughed out loud. More than once.

When the movie was over, it was about 9pm. I told Kaylie to go brush her teeth. She objected, and said, “I thought this was our movie night!” Um, dude. It was. We watched a movie. And now it’s BED TIME! Apparently “movie night” to a 7-year-old means that we watch movies ALL NIGHT LONG. Not just yet darling. Maybe next week next year when you’re 30.

Categories: anxiety/depression

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  • Erica Friday, October 24, 2008, 9:10 pm

    mr. ewald always tells me that i need to do exercize in order to be happy and to be able to think in school.

    Ericas last blog post..today was actually good….

  • Angella Friday, October 24, 2008, 9:51 pm

    The River is one of my most favourite songs. Ever.

    A bunch of people from out church go to that conference. Now I want to go…

    Angellas last blog post..Guarding My Heart

  • Kristin Friday, October 24, 2008, 9:53 pm

    I love watching kids shows and movies, most often the humor in them is more for adults anyway. :)

    Your weekend in Edmonton sounds like it will be awesome, I am sure you’ll have a blast!

    Good luck with the exercising, and make sure Noah has no hidden cameras set up…

    Kristins last blog post..Girly in Green.

  • darci Saturday, October 25, 2008, 5:05 am

    Exercise help a lot of things and I find the more you do it the more enjoy it.
    Hope you have a great trip!
    That is such a great idea having a movie night :)

  • Teresa Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:41 am

    I’m with Noah. Youtube video please!

    Teresas last blog post..The most amazing, incredible, happy-dance inspiring news

  • Annie Saturday, October 25, 2008, 12:03 pm

    What has Tam been telling you??? I’m so excited for Breakforth!!! We are going to have such a blast…Kevin is going to come to the concerts with us.

    Annies last blog post..Menu Planning Monday

  • Todd (aka Russ) Saturday, October 25, 2008, 1:39 pm

    You make your father-in-law out to be some kind of nasty character. In my conversations with him I have always found that he has a keen sense of insight blended with outrageous humour. We must have different relationships with him. He NEVER makes fun of me.

  • Amy Saturday, October 25, 2008, 5:11 pm

    Hi! Can’t wait to see you in Jan!

  • Meg Saturday, October 25, 2008, 6:07 pm

    I know it’s hard to get back into it, but exercising definitely helps me feel better, even if I have to FORCE myself to do anything :)

    Megs last blog post..To Do: Part Two

  • Chelsey Saturday, October 25, 2008, 6:20 pm

    ya! i road trip sounds great fun!

    Chelseys last blog post..Its just another monday

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