My Body Hurts

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Yesterday (at the time of writing this) my roommate convinced me to climb Boucherie Mountain again. We’ve been walking around it to get some good mileage in. Well, she did a good job. Here are some pictures from out first real hike of the year!

We tried to be up before the sun came up, but the sun beat us (bully). Even though we couldn’t beat the sun, this view is just perfect. Onto breakfast, picnic style! Midna is such a good girl, she loves hiking with us! Sitting and waiting for mum and mum to finish their breakfast though, not so much. My feet are sore and my lungs are sad, but this is some great quality time! Well, back down the mountain I guess.

It’s just after 8:30am and I just got out of the shower. My feet still hurt and breakfast wasn’t enough, so I’m going to go cook something. Calorie burning makes one hungry. I love the views up there so much, I hope you enjoy them too!!!! Climbing the mountain is and always will be worth every minute it takes. 

Be safe out there, especially if you live near me with all the bears, mosquitoes, and rattlesnakes!

Went Out Again

Oh, my goodness! I get to go for a walk with the boyfriend and his precious pup too??? FRICK YEAH!

We ended up going the wrong way and walking way too far. My feet hurt and my legs are aching. And my underwear was rubbing my legs wrong so that fabric burn is just… Great… Tonight, dinner and relaxing on the couch, and only that. Catch everyone tomorrow morning.

The Next Morning

My feet and legs are surprisingly okay today! My hip on the other hand, is straight up fucked. Standing in the mirror, I don’t know if it’s my brain or what, but my butt also looks extra good today too. Maybe Onlyfans isn’t too distant of a dream..

Story Time

Back in high school I took dance instead of the P.E. class. And one day I decided I was going to try my hand at a pirouette, or three, and I landed very wrong. Turns out there isn’t much muscle in my hip and the bone grinded on the other bone and… yeah… Long story short my hip is messed up and will be for a long time. Slow muscle gain can help a lot, at least that’s what I was told years ago. Since then, I started working my hip more through basic workouts. 

But Yeah

I had a fun day. Between the mountain, both my dog children, and the sense of adventure, it was a great day. Thanks for coming with, and have a great day!
— Deryn

Stories From Recently

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Life has been quiet lately. I’m mostly streaming, so I haven’t really been out. Well, that and I have no real reason to go out right now. But there are some, interesting interactions I’ve had that stuck with me. So, I’ll share some today. As well as some updates overall. With life being quiet, I’m thinking of changing up my schedules. 

(TW Body Image)

My amazing wife wanted to look at some shoes. Shoes are fun, and the mall is a fun trip to make, so off we went. The bus ride in was quiet. We were basically the only passengers for the first half of the ride. The mall is one of my least favourite places in the world. It’s draining and likes to remind me that I’m not as thin as I could be. Especially Garage (the clothing store). Back when I was in high school, there was a crop top I loved. I needed it in an XL (or extra large). Naturally, asked an employee who said to me, “we don’t sell clothes to fat people”. In high school I was maybe 90lbs, severely underweight and had a toxic relationship with food. So as one could imagine, I avoid that store now as best I can. 

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In Case You Couldn’t Tell

We stopped there. By now we’ve walked around a decent piece of the mall and all the models in windows and constant watching and worrying about everyone around me, I was out of my “customer service” voice. Now at the till, there’s only one open right now, which makes sense, and the person in front of us in line is a new employee trying to get her new discount. Everyone is new at some point, so like, have at ‘er, we’ve got time. Took a few minutes, and in that time, another employee said we could download their app for a discount. We decline, and it’s downhill from here. 

I’m A Dick

Our turn. This employee is adorable, I very much loved her hair. And she does her job “do you have our app,” I messed up. I declined this time, and aggressively. My tone of voice went straight “Karen”, and I didn’t even notice… When we walked out, my wife then decided to tell me, instead of WHEN WE WERE IN THERE SO I COULD APOLOGIZE! I felt terrible! This poor employee even asked for another staff member to come to the desk just in case. JUST IN CASE!!! I’m the worst!

Doctors and Older People

Sitting in a waiting room, an older gentleman sits across from me. Why not start a conversation? We talked for like, a half hour-ish. About everything too; doctors, moving, and living in a world like this. This lovely guy moved here from Hope, which is a small enough town everything is closed on weekends. It’s also in the bottom of a valley, so the weather is an issue and lack of doctors are just not making that a good home anymore. And he moved there from Surrey. Having a conversation with someone, and such a quality one too, that guy really made my day. I didn’t get his name though. 

And Now, Updates

Life is quiet and I’m not as busy as I used to be. I’m going to cut back posts for awhile. At least until the weather warms up and I can share hiking again. I’m going to try a post a week, but if I still don’t have much to talk about, I’ll be one a month. I’ll still be streaming, and I am on both Instagram and Twitter quite a lot. Make sure to follow me to see my new posts and updates! 

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And thank you for stopping by. You are amazing and I hope you have an amazing day!
— Deryn

It Hasnt Been Long

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Today will be my third day going to the gym, but a good month(ish) of actually working out consistently. If you don’t follow my Twitter then you don’t know I’m already halfway to my fitness goal. I can do a full sit up! Turns out I was doing them wrong and now I can do like, five in a row... That means all I really got left is a full, unassisted pull up. And I know I can do that if I keep going. 

The gym is about a fifteen minute drive, or an hour walk away. I’m still not driving, so that walk is cardio... And roommate bonding time! If we were to take the bus, it would maybe shave off about ten minutes of our walk, so we may as well just keep going. Plus, it’s a really nice walk when the sidewalks aren’t made of ice. 

Took this on the way to the gym today

General Notices

Even just doing light at home workouts, and now upgrading to heavy weights and fancy machines, I feel really good. My body is sore and sometimes weak, but I feel good. Even just little things, like taking Midna out, or playing with the cats, I feel like I don’t get as tired. I’ve also not been sleeping as much. Not in a bad way, just not for nine hours and feeling like an old person. This working out thing has been a great idea. 

On top of that, I’m really impressed with how easy it has been to eat better, and have more motivation in my life. These are all things that telling 16 year old me to do would haven’t had worked. Soon the weather will be nice enough that the mountain won’t freeze and I can start hiking again! Hiking is so much fun, and this year is going to be extra good. Mostly because I’ll be able to do more.

My cute kids!

But Yeah

Working out and eating better has really improved my life. I’m super glad the support system around me helps keep that healthy too. However, I am exhausted and am going to take a nap. Have an amazing day and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Habits Are Hard

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I’ve been trying to build some new habits in my life. General things like actually vacuum and keep up with laundry. Having ADHD makes that difficult as I kind of need to be praised CONSISTANTLY for doing basic things. Basic isn’t really the right word, more like, non-exciting. There’s an amazing guy on TikTok who has been teaching me how to do things like keeping a clean house, while having my brain be stupid. That reminds me, I need a whiteboard…

I suck at keeping things in my house clean. Talking with my wife, she was saying how the bathroom can be a bit of a problem sometimes. That’s fair, so I decided I was going to try and help as best I can. There’s the little sticky toilet cleaning things that stick to the inside of the bowl, which I bought. Clean toilet, get first step for me! I even bought refills for the thingy, thing. Next huge thing I did was buy those disposable wipes. The cleaning surfaces ones, because not every mess made in the bathroom requires a whole cleaning crew. Plus, if depression strikes and cleaning the bathroom no longer matters, I can kind of keep things bearable.

Percy

Besides Cleaning

I’m trying to read more. It’s not that I don’t like reading, because I love reading, I just, sit. I don’t know, it’s just, hard to stay focused. There was some “self help” post I read on Pinterest forever ago saying “you should read for 10 minutes before bed” or something like that, which isn’t a bad idea. Now, ten minutes is lame, so I figured, why not read a chapter at a time. That’s it. I’ve even got a cute lamp next to my bed, this has helped. I may actually finish some books this year!

Saving money has always been a weird one for me. As of late, I’ve been trying a new thing where I put the few cents left after a transaction into my savings account. That makes sense, haha, cents, sense? I made myself laugh again... I’d like to be able to do things like, go to England again, and maybe actually fix my damn trailer...

My big thing though is trying to remember to take care of myself, which shouldn’t be as hard as it is. I’ve been trying to workout more and even start eating better too. I was challenged with adding more colours to my meals, so kale and spinach or some neat green things to eat. Don’t judge me, I’m doing my best...

Shadow

No Matter What

I just have to remember to be somewhat consistent, and make sure I’m doing this for me, not because I was told to. Who doesn’t want thicc gains and a nice clean house? But yeah, that’s my life at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

How I Have Been Through This

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In case you didn’t know, my dumb ass got Covid. It’s been an odd week of feeling like death one minute and then wanting to go for a run the next. My roommate and I have been stuck at home, so I can share what’s been happening to me.

First Couple Days

Before we got tested, I had a bit of a headache. It was also New Years, so I assumed I was hungover. As my headache didn’t go away, and my roommate started to feel sick, I borrowed my dads car and took us to the testing center.

The people there are really nice and just making sure everyone is healthy and being taken care of. I did the saline swish thing, and that was a bad idea. I have a weak gag reflex, so I almost threw up everywhere. But whatever.

That night, I was kind of worried it was going to come back positive. If it did, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do besides get batter quick, right?

Spoiler, It Was Positive

For the first little while, headache and weak bones were my big symptoms. Advil made everything better though. At least, at first. Then it got bad. My bones felt worse, my head got stuffy, and I started getting chills. I can’t sleep very much right now either.

With my head feeling so over pressurized that it wants to pop, I’ve only been getting a few hours of sleep a night. Benadryl and Advil are my only saving graces right now. Plus, a lack of appetite and not sleeping, I just need to eat a frick load and sleep for about three days. That’s all I need.

I’m dizzy, dehydrated, and feeling like actual death, or at least, I am half the time. Sometimes, I’m fine. As of right now, I’m actually feeling pretty okay. I’ll have to maybe take some Advil just ’cause I can feel a headache coming back.

After Everything

I’m no longer considered “contagious” as of the 11th, but I’m going to do my two weeks and stay inside and quarantined. We’ll see how I’m feeling after that. But for now, I’m kind of hungry. So I’ll catch ya later! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn