Today, I was able to spend the WHOLE day outside helping my husband on the prep work for the new deck we are putting in. Why is this a big deal? Well, a few months ago, standing all day, and bending over all day, would have been, nearly, impossible for me. And if I had done it - I wouldn't have been able to walk or move by the end of the day, but that didn't happen today. I was out there for almost six hours helping him remove old wood, hammering in stakes, stringing the stakes, measuring, shoveling, using the post hole digger! And I did alot of standing (standing for long periods used to really hurt my back!), too, watching my husband use the auger - really, I was making sure he didn't hurt himself! That auger was murder on his back, and, actually, he's the one that can't move tonight because he is so sore from using that heavy machine - poor guy. Anyway, it feels really good to be able to help my hubby a little with stuff like this! It's amazing what losing just 22 pounds can do! And I'm sure the fact that I work out regularly now helps, too. I'm going to continue to help my hubby with the deck, and I'm looking forward to it!! Tomorrow we have eleven holes to fill w/ concrete. I'm sure it's going to be hard work, but I know I can do it!
I hope you are all having a great weekend!