Use It or Lose It
Hey everyone! How’s your Monday going so far? I feel like I have been a busy bee today. Actually I really haven’t, but I have done more today than I have during my typical weekdays this summer break. I’ve been lazy- I know. But I think after finishing a year of grad school I deserve this time to relax and enjoy doing nothing :).
Bright and early this morning I met Anthony, one of my best friends from high school for breakfast. I had a yummy omelet stuffed with spinach, tomatoes, and peppers and on the side there was wheat toast and fresh fruit! I didn’t take any pics because I looked like crapola. BUT, here is one of us from last summer! Side note– I miss my longer hair…can anyone tell me how to make it grow fast??
After our breakfast I came home and lounged before I picked up and drove my Nana (that’s what I call my grandma btw) to the hospital so she could have a procedure done.
My plan was to go workout after that- but of course, I was starving! I came home and ate lunch and by that point my motivation to drive to the gym and slug away on a cardio machine had gone down the drain. I didn’t really take a rest day last week, unless you count going to Cedar Point (but I don’t because we walked and stood all day) so figured that I would just take the day off.
But then I got an idea to do some tap dancing in my basement. You see, I am going to be joining a dance group in the fall when I go back to Boston (I danced competitively when I was younger) and figured that I should probably get some practice in considering I haven’t really danced much in the 7 years since I stopped.
I found some YouTube videos with a guy teaching combinations (small routines) and I followed them for about 40 minutes! I had so much fun tapping again, but I quickly realized that I might need to practice a lot more than I thought. I can still do all of the steps that I used to be able to do, but it’s much more difficult for me to put them together when learning a routine. Apparently that statement- “use it or lose it” is actually kind of true! Even though it appears that my talent level has gone down, I did really enjoy being in those shoes again and I had fun- that’s what counts!
When I was finished in the basement I came upstairs to find poor Mia in her crate. She had an appointment with the groomer today and she had to be shaved pretty close because her fur was matted underneath :(. Poor thing, you can tell she’s miserable. She keeps running inside her crate and laying down- and she looks so sad! She doesn’t want to eat or go outside either.
And then there’s Cooper who apparently thinks that laying on a desk surrounded by bills is the best thing ever.
Oh he’s such a stinker ;). But you can’t help but love him!
And finally, after going grocery shopping for my mom, I am home! I think I’m going to download a new book to read. Any suggestions? I want something kind of light hearted or a mystery/thriller.
Hope the rest of your day is great!
Have you ever tried something that you used to be really good at, only to realize that if you don’t use it you can in fact lose it? (at least to some extent)
Have you actually been busy today? What all have you done?