Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 3: I am so YOUNG!!!

For those of you that have had some struggles with your ever-advancing age, I suggest you check into DFC immediately.  I have been referred to as "young" no fewer than 5 times in the last 2 days.  For someone that is almost 35 - that isn't exactly the first adjective that comes to mind, when describing me.  It is lovely to hear - and I am going to embrace this (possibly last of my life) chance to be "young". 

That being said - my feelings prior to coming here, have been confirmed.  The average age is well above 35.  My "Experienced" fellow residents are fantastic.  Out-going, interesting and entertaining.  And, -they are all willing to share their experiences with us "youngsters".

Today I attempted the mat pilates class.  Emphasis on tried.  Some of the moves were a little challenging, considering my current mass - but I am going to stick with it.  I figure that will be a good way to monitor my progress - right?  I also got to have an introduction to the weight machines.  During this I was referred to as "Arnold" (as in Schwarzenegger) because I could life more than the people that I was doing the intro with.  Now I am totally not taking this seriously (LIES!  I am totally strong!!) because the other members of my group were 63 and 51 - - again, I am YOUNG!!

I also took part in something kind of cool today - it was a "female round table". Any female attending the program can come, and it is just a forum for people to discuss any topics they want in a totally confidential environment (what is said at the round table - stays at the round table.  It is a little Vegas, that way.)  It is kind of nice to get different perspectives, from such a diverse crowd (people from all over the country, all ages, etc). 

We still had a lot of classes today - but I got some exercise in as well.  There has been mention of Karoake tomorrow night - but I don't think they are going until 8pm, which is my approximate bedtime. =)  I will probably be sitting that out.

They are claiming it is supposed to snow here tonight - I don't know that I believe it.  It still feels pretty warm out to me!  I forget what it is like in the "south" when any sort of accumulating precipitation is mentioned.  I told them not to worry - I could run a carpool if there is snow on the ground tomorrow! =)  There are no snow days at FC!

Well.... it is off to shower and bed for me.  Take care everyone!


  1. You are so strong!!!!! I love that you are already a legend there!!!!!!

  2. Hi Natalie! Me and Brad race to the computer and fight over who gets to read your blog first I think Brads crush is thickening he looks at me with those starry eyes and says "Natilie is such a good writer". I agree I think part of the reason you are is becuase your a good listener. Now you have given yourself a voice and I love it. Strange things will happen on this journey you too will crave such oddities like taboli and sugar snap peas with hummus just you wait! love lisa and brad

  3. Nad,
    It sounds like things are going well for you and we are happy for you. Please bring back some warm weather when you come home. It is great to read your blog, and keep up the good work and attitude. Please keep in touch. Love Dad

  4. I want you to know that Dad was 1/2 the way to entering this comment all on his own! He's so savvy.

  5. Hello Nad well here is may first attempt at a blog. Hope you get this. I also had to call Wendy to walk me through this so here we go. It sounds like things are going well and the people are nice what a good thing. The trip there sounded interesting I bet you wish Rhonda and I were with you, maybe we could plan another road trip I think the scars have healed from the Atlanta adventure. Or maybe we could fly down with Wen and Kenz...... just kidding.Shout out to you Nad for doing this I'm very proud of you. I know I couldn't be as brave. So hats off to you. I think I'm going to Rochester with Vesta tomorrow to see Molly, buy the way Ves said to tell you she is thinking of you and will say a prayer for you she has been saying a lot of them latley. I don't have much more to say now, I'll blog soon. Take care of yourself. Love you Buggie and Steve


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