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If you can't laugh at yourself...

During my first resistance band workout today, I snapped myself in the ass with the band when it slipped off my foot. I now have a big red mark on my upper thigh and ass. I can say for certain that graceful is not a word you would have used if you could have seen me this morning! LOL
I started with my trainer last week. I've had 3 sessions so far and have been really enjoying it. Last night, Ethan came down with a nasty ear infection so I kept him home from nursery school and couldn't go to the gym. Determined to keep up my workouts, I took out my resistance band DVD (bought and never opened about 6 months ago), put Ethan on the couch with Disney Cars and went to jump into the workout. I did ok, but admit I called my trainer in the middle of the workout twice to ask questions.
30 minutes in, Ethan came in, grabbed a resistance band and tried to join in. I can't say it was productive from there on, but at least I tried. I will try again later...
Oh, by the way - I joined the gym on Thursday last week. I went for my Saturday appt, just to find out that the gym will be closing on June 30th. There isn't another gym within walking distance - so much for that! I'm just gutted over it. The black widow strikes again! I am the black widow of the corporate world. nearly every company I have ever worked for has gone out of business while I was employed by them (5 companies in total - try writing a resume with that track record). I guess now that I work for myself, I'll be spreading my bad luck elsewhere!

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