Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pull on in to Frustration Station

As the day wore on yesterday, with all the painting, cleaning, and whatnot, I realized my left knee was bothering me. Not just a little bit, but like full-on pain when I sit, squat, or stand up.

I'm so frustrated. I don't know what I did to it. It's the sides around the knee that hurt, like the tendons or something, I don't know. I think I'm going to go buy a knee brace today to stabilize it so I can at least maybe go on a walk this evening.

Due to the amount of pain I'm having with my knee and hip flexors, I'm going to give Insanity a break. Which bums me out, because I like feeling like I accomplished something. It's hard to think of cardio that doesn't involve bending and putting weight on your knees! But, starting Monday I'm going to be in two classes that I have a feeling are going to be pretty hard and probably time-consuming. I can squeeze in a morning walk, though, maybe with the dog. Maybe evening walks, too. And I need to start tracking my food and watch the carbs again...I've not done a good job of that lately!

So, yet again, here we go. Today the Home Depot guy is supposed to come measure the room for floor and baseboards. The guy who took my appointment yesterday on the phone said the guy would call early this morning, probably around seven. I asked if he was kidding, and he said no. Well, it's eight. No phone calls. I did get the flowers watered (okay, just so you know, I originally typed "waters flowered"...seriously) and sprayed down the cat-pee chair with more enzyme cleaner. I'm probably going to make me a poached egg and a piece of whole grain toast (all my yogurt's old or dead) here in a few for breakfast and maybe get started on painting along the top of the cat room. That's all I have to do to finish painting! Yay!

So, no profound statements today or anything. Nothing exciting. Just plodding along until I have to go to class next week (boo hiss).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaack

Well, that was a hellish week.

The apocalyptic floods came through last Monday and we took on water in the house. It started in the bathrooms and laundry room (north side) and after sopping all of that up (and it never came back...odd) it started seeping in under the baseboards on the entire south side of the house. The only rooms that were safe were the kitchen and dining.

We obviously had to hire out to have all the wet carpet pad removed and the slab floors dried properly. Luckily, we managed to get back to my sister's apartment that day (she lived in an area that was hit pretty hard) and get out steam cleaner that she had borrowed literally the day before, so we could suck a lot of water out. And I mean a lot of water. It sneaks in on you.

So, I called Stanley Steemer. I have never used such a disorganized company in my life. The head (corporate) had no idea what arms (local guys) were doing. They would show up without a call. I had to wait around way longer than the "window" in a disgusting smelling house. We were displaced for two days and lived at my in-law's. Callie joined us there, but I don't trust having the cats in that huge house (I'm pretty sure Anchovy would figure out the dog door and he would be GONE) so I had to lock them in the dining room by themselves. Luckily, it's a big room.

Finally, this Monday evening the carpet got new pad and was stretched back into place. It only took a few hours and it was nice to get things back in order. Yesterday morning we put most of the furniture back into place and I FINALLY got my computer back. So, now I can do work. Except, I'm remodeling the cat room right now (painting now, flooring soon) and the place is still a mess. I can't seem to get everything going.

Forget about working out. It hasn't happened. I did Turbo Jam last Friday and I was so sore the next day I could barely move. More sore than from Insanity, believe it or not. Now my knees HURT when I squat down for something and I have no idea what brought that on, but that's been going on for a few days. I feel like my body is falling apart.

And don't get me started on what I've eaten in the past week. Some days I didn't have a choice. There was a lot more alcohol than normal (and dammit, we deserved it, in my opinion) and not enough restful sleep. I went up to the school to get some work done but could never concentrate.

So, I'm just a big whiney-butt today. I partly blame PMS. I partly blame the flood. I partly blame strange dreams where we take on way more animals than we should because they seem to have no homes (but there were kittens....adorable, lovable, huggable kitttens! Squee!).

But, despite my whining, my office looks GREAT! It's all clean, organized (except for my mail holder...I need a new one of those as this one does not match the room) and all that is missing are some black and white photos for the wall. I need to figure out what I'm going to take pictures of for that little project. I'm also very happy with the cat room's color. It's kind of a light frappaccino. I'm putting in laminate floors (warm, light oak) and bright white baseboards. I painted a table bright white, and the accent color is going to be apple green. I think I'm going to take pictures of the pets and put those on the walls in there. Seems appropriate.

So, here's to getting a lot done today. Let's hope that actually happens.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Temporarily displaced

Well, it's been an interesting 48 hours or so.

We have been displaced from our home for a little while. I am currently at my in-law's place, using up their food and technology. And beer ;) Well, no beer right this second, but in theory.

Callie is next to me on the rug enjoying the big house.

Everything is fine, but I don't plan on disclosing what's wrong with the house, so don't ask. Suffice it to say it's all fixable, and I get to do a little redecorating. No vacation for us this year, but I'll be able to make a room nicer for it. And maybe a garden in the back I hadn't planned on.

I haven't been able to work out, either. That charley horse in my foot is still bothering me, and yesterday, while doing my fit test, I managed to actually pull my entire neck muscle from ear to shoulder while doing power jumps.

Yes, jumps. Silly, stupid me.

I've been stressed, for obvious reasons, and it took a toll on me.

So, today I'm going to go to the Depot and look at flooring (we're going to replace the nasty smelly pee-carpet in the cat room and treat the subfloor) and find out how much all that is going to cost me. It's high-time I took down the OU border from along the top of the room, as well...and replaced the OU switchplates. Yes, the previous owners left all that behind. Silly gooses. At least the room is just white. I might paint it a night taupe with white border. It looks nice in my head, at least.

So, that's the update. No working out, not at home. Sleeping old-school style in a different bed than H because that's how the guest bedrooms are set up here (ha). Hopefully I'll be back in soon.

Monday, June 14, 2010

What a mess.

Have you seen the flooding? Holy crap! According to the NWS, this was a 1-in-500 year event. 10 inches in around 5 hours. That's absolutely insane.

I have not done my fit test as scheduled today, as yesterday I managed to get a charley horse in my foot. Yes. My foot. I was stretching and the next thing I know I was in excruciating pain and it's still sore. So, I will pick up tomorrow. My body should be pretty happy to get a three-day break.

I had the most awful nightmares last night, and I can't even remember them. H was being a pest when he came to bed, so I eventually left and slept on the couch. I was quite cozy, it wasn't a big deal...but then these dreams. There was something about zombies (again with the zombies...I don't know if that's what it actually was or if that's just what my mind called it) and I was trapped and scared shitless. I woke up, panicking. I calmed down and went back to sleep, and fell straight back into that dream. I literally made myself wake up...and then I did it again. I finally gave up and went back to the bed with H like some scared little girl. Then I had some other nightmare. I don't know what the deal was.

I blame the weather.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oh god...why???

Why did I drink that much wine last night? How in the hell am I supposed to work out? Especially to Pure Cardio AND Cardio Abs?


I made a smoothie to get some much-needed nutrients in my body, and even ground up a B vitamin and some zinc in there, for good measure. I hate taking B vitamins...they leave a smell on your hands and in your mouth forever.

Maybe I'll just have to work out this afternoon.

My collarbone is becoming more and more prominent. I sit around touching my collarbone because it's so cool to have it again!

Food from yesterday:
B: Chocolate oatmeal
B2: Smoothie
L: Broccoli beef, a few shrimp, and some fried rice and unsweet iced tea (it was peach! H finally figured it out for me)
D: Stuffed pepper (ground beef, brown rice, onion, tomato paste, topped with cheese and tomatoes)

No where near as good as mom's. It needed something. I still can't figure it out.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Panda Express Funny

So, I've had this mad craving for chinese food for DAYS. Literally, days. So, I thought I would go down to Panda Express and give it a try. I'd never eaten there before, and they had "smart" options like the broccoli beef.

I waited my turn, and it took awhile but I had my phone, radio, and dog in the car to occupy me. I kind of expect long wait times at Chinese places, Whataburger and Braum's where they make things on the spot, so it wasn't a big deal.

When I got to the window, the nice Hispanic young man (ha) apologized for the wait and I said it wasn't a problem. That kind of stopped him, because I was so calm about it. Really, it was maybe 5 minutes from order to window. So, he apologized again and I said, apology accepted. He handed me my iced tea (sidenote: unexpectedly fruit flavored iced teas are disconcerting on first sip) and as I grabbed hold, the lid popped off, some spilled over the side onto my arm and my car, and the lid blew away in the Oklahoma wind. No big deal--it wasn't sugary so I just dried off, it didn't get on my clothes. He was obviously upset, and as the window shut for him to get a new lid, I heard him say, "I could kill her..." because the other person overfilled the drink.

During all of this, he had asked me if I was on lunch break or if I had the day off. Given that I was in track pants and a t-shirt with a dog in the car, it's pretty obvious I had the day off. But, I told him I was a teacher so I was enjoying my vacation. Then he asked me where I work. Oh, is that a private school? Oh, it's public? That's cool.

It was really weird since there were probably three cars behind me waiting on their orders and the guy kept trying to talk to me. I guess he was just smitten ;)

Food was good--broccoli beef, a little fried rice (can't help myself, I love the stuff) and a few shrimp and an unsweet fruit flavored iced tea that I can't quite put my finger on.

Seeing improvements

Sorry I didn't post yesterday...I was kind of in a funk. Don't really know why. I need to start getting up earlier again or something; I always feel weird sleeping until H leaves. I also don't sleep well while he's getting dressed and going in and out of the room. Anywho, food wasn't great (starting to sound like a broken record) since the other night we met with some of H's fraternity alumni for happy hour and conversation. Both were good. I managed to only have 2 drinks, which is good for me. I'm kind of a lush. The lemon drop martini was overpriced and overtart (to the point of acid reflux, seriously) and the beer was fine, but they didn't have what I wanted. Don't even ask me what I had because I couldn't pronounce the name even then!

It was later and I hadn't thawed anything, so we decided to get food out. H wanted Freddy's. I figured I'd had leftover pizza for lunch so I'd just make it my free day, which is fine. Then the girl at the window asked if we wanted and extra burger and fries (mistake in the kitchen). Sure, why not. It'll be lunch tomorrow.

That said, I can see improvements when working out. I end frustrated sometimes because I feel like I shouldn't be getting so tired, but I have to remind myself it's been awhile since I seriously worked out and this is a serious workout. I'm getting to where I can do about halfway-real pushups (not on knees) and a few other things which tell me I'm improving. I can feel muscle in my arms and shirts are feeling looser on top. My collarbone is becoming noticeable to both H and myself. That's always a good sign for me.

H is feeling thinner, too. Literally. I hugged him goodbye a bit ago and he felt thinner on top. Good for him. He hasn't made any serious changes other than riding his bike a few times a week around the lake and then eating what I make at home for dinner. He still has lunch out everyday (I would be a blimp if I did that) but he doesn't eat it all. Some of his pants are almost obscenely loose.

Before I post my food--how do you all like the new look? Blogger came out with some new design options. I'm a happy camper. Now I can change things up a bit!

B: Chocolate oatmeal
B2: Smoothie w/yogurt, honey, strawberries, blueberries, half a banana and ice
L: Leftover pizza, a big salad
S: Grapes
D: 2 drinks, a burger and fries and part of a sprite from Freddy's

B: Chocolate oatmeal
L: Leftover burger and fries
S: Smoothie (with the same as above but less and with a splash of peach nectar)
D: Grilled balsamic chicken, grilled squash, tomato and mozz w/EVOO and balsamic (yum)
DS: About a palmful of Heath bar bits (was wanting something sweet really bad)

You wouldn't believe how much fruit I pack into those smoothies. It's INSANE.

I only have one real concern about this workout--I'm going to be doing the really insane workouts during the month when I have two classes. So I'll be getting up pretty early in July so I can be in class by 9. Blah. AND I'm going to have to take my lunch with me so I don't spend a crapton on lunch out like last year. Of course, I probably don't know that many people in the classes as so many from last summer already graduated.

I'm such a slow-poke. Does no one else have evening work commitments as a music teacher?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's not the end, it's the journey

I have a Journey song stuck in my head after watching Glee last night. I'll admit, I got a little teary when they sang to the choir teacher. If only teenagers in real life were so appreciative.

Not saying I've never gotten any tokens of appreciation; I have. And they were always very sweet. I had a really bad week once a few years ago, and a student and her parents gave me a card saying that their thoughts were with me during the difficult time and that it too shall pass. I got a home-made birthday card this year. Last year my yearbook class threw me a whole party since my last several prior birthdays had been just awful (one I was stuck in an after-hours clinic with two kinds of upper respiratory problems, getting shots in the butt from a perky little blonde nurse). And all the high fives and silly faces in the hallways (those are the boys...of course, ha) do mean something. Kids are just not so much into the grand gestures like the are on TV.

That aside, yesterday I gave my presentation to the board for our school's website redesign and it went well except for one snafu--I forgot to get a contract from any of the companies, and we can't move forward until we do. Face-palm to me. Some of them just wanted to let me go ahead, and it was nice of them to trust me like that. I did do a lot of research and spent a lot of time talking with these companies. The lawyers on the board weren't so convinced, but it's their job to look at everything from a legal standpoint. It was a little hurtful when one member said something along the lines of, this company has thousands of schools and the other board member said, we don't know that. How do we know that?

Hmm...perhaps because Kelli did her research? But, they don't know me, really, and I look like a damned kid and am often overly eager about stuff like this (grab the bull by the horns and all) which makes me seem young and inexperienced. I've only been at the school for five years.

The scale finally moved today. Back down two pounds. Hopefully that trend will continue. I've been invited to a fancy happy hour at a fancy restaurant (they have cheap apps at happy hour but the drinks are still full priced haha) and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to go. I have to do plyo today. I've noticed that the constant soreness is gone so I should get started on pushing a little farther..."digging a little deeper" as the Insanity guy, Shaun T., would say. I even attempted V push ups yesterday...or day before, can't remember...and while I couldn't do them full-out, it was more than the first time I tried. Inching ever closer to my goals.

Food yesterday was meh. Bad choices are no longer in the house.

B: Crappy hardboiled egg and a piece of toast (didn't eat it all)
B2: PB and Banana (getting tired of this, think it's time to start making smoothies)
L: Chili with a little cheese and red onion, grapes, iced tea
S: A few chicken wings (all gone now, I swear!)
D: Pizza from Papa Murphey's, big salad from there, too.

And you know what? I turned down the principal's brownies at the meeting. And I was hungry. And she makes excellent brownies. And I was sitting right next to them.

Yup. That's why I'm eating chocolate oatmeal right now (stirred in a little hot cocoa mix hahaha). Takes the edge off.

Oh, and yesterday, I was involved in a thread on a local message board (which currently isn't working..hmm..) about abortion and a poster actually had Plan B (the morning after pill) and RU486 (the "abortion pill") mixed up in his head. He thought they were the same thing.

*facepalm* You know I set him straight.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

100 posts!

Wouldn't it be cool if I could have some sort of free giveaway to the people who comment, like "real" blogs do? Yeah. That'd be cool.

Too bad it ain't gonna happen. Sorry. I have lots of pens...I could share those? Anywho...

Feeling frustrated today. I often get this way in the summer as I struggle to find motivation to do anything and end up doing nothing, knowing damn well I have plenty I could be doing.

I also screwed up boiling an egg. Boil old, poach new. Not boil new, poach new. Gah. The egg fell apart in my hands as I tried to peel teeny tiny little triangles of shell off. What a mess. Lousy breakfast.

Still waiting for my body to just magically start losing weight again. As soon as I allowed myself some bread, poof, weight went up. Guess I won't be doing that anymore, aside from the toast I had with my egg just now. Learned my lesson.

Yesterday, the dental hygienist pissed me off because she was new, and young, and not my normal lady. I commented on how next door someone was getting a lot of drilling done (I hate that high-pitched WHEEEEEEE sound, it literally hurts my ears) and she said something along the lines of, well, it's not a drill, it's just a burr, and that's just the sound it makes. It doesn't bother me.

Sorry, honey. I don't give a shit if it doesn't bother you. I'm the patient, and it bothers me. When you're a music teacher, you hear EVERYTHING and high-pitched noises like that can become painful.

Then she came at me with the water vibration thing for plaque and that makes that sound, too. Not to mention my front bottom teeth are just sensitive to that kind of thing and she spent freaking forever there. My other lady just scrapes, and scrapes...I think I want the scraper back.

She also completely flooded me. There was water flying everywhere. She even put an extra towel on me knowing she was going to do that to me. I felt like I was getting water boarded. I don't have any Pentagon secrets, but I would happily tell them all after that episode. Shit. Luckily, no cavities, but I have to go back in to get some fissures filled. Another lovely side effect of getting older--your teeth start to wear down, too. Goody. They also said my teeth were pretty clean and they didn't have to clean much, but warned me, as they do every time, about my gums. They are sensitive and I think nervous bleeders.

So, that was the highlight of my day. I went to Stein Mart after and tried on some dresses--they were all larges, not extra large--HA. Take that. I also tried on a few things here and have noticed I really am losing it in my shoulders. It's reluctant weight loss but things are getting tighter, I suppose. I can almost wear a button-down without gaping buttons. I can button my suit jacket without any strange puckering. It's an improvement.

So, here's yesterday's food:
B: 1/2 serving of oatmeal with a little brown sugar (1/4 cup dry)
B2: PB, banana
L: Leftover burger patty (about 3/4 of it) a sliced tomato and some cottage cheese
S: A few chicken wings (wanted something spicy)
D: Grilled lemon-dijon chicken (OMG it was good) and grilled zucchini and onions. Again, very good. I cut one lemon in half, grilled it, and squeezed the hot, charred lemon juice over everything.
DS: Braum's Mix--couldn't get ice cream out of my head. Won't want it again for another week or 2.

Did I tell you I didn't even eat any cake at the wedding Saturday night? I was too busy dancing :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweatin' to the...newies?

You know, the music in Insanity cracks me up. It's all energetic and happy through the warm-up, then when you start to do something hard, it goes all minor key and serious. Like Law and Order music. Funny stuff. Being a musician, I can't really miss that kind of stuff. I swear I'm paying attention to the workout, too!

I had hoped to lose a little weight last week. Whatever I had lost mid-week came back. I'm hoping it's just water retention or something. Also, I'm pretty sure I mis-measured last week because it's impossible for me to have gained an inch on every place I measured in a week! But, whatever. I'll make it a point to eat before I get to starving so I won't go totally nuts. The wedding I'm going to this weekend is with a totally different group of people and I don't see myself drinking and dancing the night away like I did this past Saturday night. Saturday night's group of women don't make me feel self-conscious in any way--I can dance and make a fool of myself at the wedding and they're right there with me, being silly. This coming's Saturday group I don't really know as well. Funny how relationships work that way, and how you feel you have to act a certain way with some people and not others.

Yesterday, I didn't have to work out. My body was so tired and sore. Especially my feet! I did get a little gardening in. I had hoped to walk but it's just gotten prohibitively hot so fast. I dropped the Wii sensor somewhere behind the TV among a mass of cables and I didn't feel like digging so I didn't do the Wii Fit. I was just full of excuses but considering I slept pretty hard last night, I think I needed the rest.

It's also time for me to start re-working my curriculum, journalism, mostly. There is so much to add with digital media and I would like to put more focus on photography than in the past. I managed to just gloss over it this year. Maybe I'll put it earlier in the plan so I won't feel like I have to cut it down. I have to update my band handbook, as well. So much to do before my July classes start.

And I am not looking forward to that day. I can't believe a week of my vacation is already gone.

Here's food for yesterday:
B: Nothing? I don't recall eating up pretty late.
L: Chicken enchilada with verde sauce (about 1 1/2), a little rice, a little guac, a little sour cream at Red Rock, iced tea
S: Grapes
D: Blue-cheese stuffed burger on ww bun with grilled onion and some tomato, oven fries, ketchup.

Yeah...need more veggies in there ;) Here's to a better week and hopefully some weight/inch loss.
DS: Grapes

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nearing the century mark

So, food yesterday, not so hot. We had a wedding and I wasn't hungry because of my big lunch, until we left late and I was STARVING. I go from pretty comfortably full to ravenously starving in a matter of minutes it seems! So, I ended up getting a really late burger and fry dinner.

Oh well. I can say that I danced for two hours or so at the wedding, and I was just as sweaty as I was from my workout. I assume I burned a few calories. Hopefully I burned off the booze ;) It was a good wedding though; not pretentious, small, not in-your-face about how much they luuuuuuurve each other or really any lovey-dovey crap. It was straight, to the point, and fun. Kudos to the couple--we know both of them from H's law school and they have been together for years. They are the couple that is comfortable enough to not have to be directly in one another's presence all the time when you're out or whatever. I appreciate that. H and I are very similar!

I get a rest day today, and boy, do my calves need it. After Plyo and all the dancing (in HEELS bah) I'm kind of just shuffling along this morning. Kind of funny, actually. I will probably do some Wii Fit later to loosen them up a bit. Going to be too hot out to walk, I think.

So, basically, I've dropped a couple of pounds this first week, though no inches. I did notice a difference in how the dress I bought Monday fits in my's already a bit loose! Dangit, I have to make it to next Saturday with that dress, too. We have another wedding to go to. But, I like that I can see progress. I still can't do Level 1 drills the whole way, but I will. Next week, I only have to deal with that one wedding, so hopefully no more lunches or dinners out.

I think I might bring brown rice back into my diet, in small portions, to kind of help ease my hunger. And small amounts of oatmeal.

Anywho, yay, I survived week 1 of Insanity!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Getting through

I did all right at the Pure Cardio yesterday. I'm getting much better at the warm ups and stretches. I've lost about 3 pounds (almost back to my lowest) though my measurements haven't changed yet. Next week, we don't have any birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate, so hopefully I won't feel the need to go out or drink! We do have one wedding next weekend and then we're done with that. Crazy people all getting married.

I have plyo today and then tomorrow I have the day off, so I'll probably just take a walk (though it's damned hot and the mosquitoes are legs are covered in bites) or work on the Wii Fit. Probably the Wii since it's indoors and skeeter-free! I'm wearing a knee-length dress to this wedding tonight and I have big red bumps allllll over my legs. Sex-ay.

Food from yesterday:
B: Nothing...woke up late, tried to run an errand, couldn't run the errand, by the time I got home and showered, I had to meet H for lunch to get the key so I could run the errand!
L: A little tabouleh (didn't care for it...too much cucumber), a few small pita wedges, grilled chicken kebab, and a veggie kebab (tomato, zucchini, red onion, squash) and a little basmati rice
S: PB+honey and a banana (post workout)
D: Grilled (yes, finally, GRILLED!) marinated chicken (soy, brown sugar, garlic, chili flake), grilled zucchini and red onion. It was SOOOOOOO good.
DS: A very small piece of cheesecake (it was from a mini-cheesecake I bought for our anniversary dinner)
S: A very small bowl of Grape Nuts with 1% milk.

I think I'm going to have to allow myself carbs here and there or else I'm going to starve. I'm ALWAYS hungry :P Well, I'll go an hour or so after eating and be hungry again. I'm doing my best at keeping the choices under control. I'm still allowing myself dessert once in awhile because I don't want to lose the ability to enjoy dessert. Not that I really think that will happen, but sugar can trigger migraines for me but if I allow a little now and then I think it will be okay.

Almost time to do plyo. Had a piece of toast and an egg so I'm waiting for that to digest. H said he was going to ride his bike while I worked out so I wouldn't feel self-conscious if I yell at the tv, grunt loudly, fart, whatever it is that happens when doing this crazy shit. I thought that was nice.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy 4th anniversary!

Yesterday, H and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. It is our 10th year together, total! We didn't know it, but one of the "gift" options for the 4th anniversary, along with flowers (boring) and candy (no thanks) is appliances. We bought a grill the other night :P

It only took TWO FREAKING HOURS to put it together. However, I did cook some nice steaks last night at 8:30. A little late for me, and I was starving, but whatevs. I had wine, and I survived. That baby was up to 500 degrees within 5 minutes. It was AWESOME.

Tonight I plan on marinating and grilling some chicken and zucchini/onions on there. I'm excited. Don't have to heat up the kitchen that way.

Yesterday's workout wasn't too bad--cardio recovery. Lots of squats, lunges, yoga. I'm not so hot at yoga because my boobs and fat get in the way of some of the stretches, especially those that require you to bend at the side, but, I got through.

Today it's just pure cardio. Again, I'm scrrrrd. I'm up a bit later today (needed to sleep some of that wine off!) and I have to go water someone's flowers while they are away on a trip, so I will probably work out after lunch today.

Might need to water my own flowers, too. Why the hell did it get so hot so fast? It went from like, 75 to 99 overnight. Boo hiss.

So, all in all, aside from the 2 hours putting the grill together (H and I do not work well in those situations...he constantly loses the screwdriver and I can't make heads or tails of those stupid picture-only instructions and get frustrated) it was a nice anniversary. I think I'm going to take him to a movie tomorrow--maybe the new Shrek! And then we get to celebrate at a friends' wedding (two of our friends marrying each other...awwwww) and I get to wear my new comfy pretty dress!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I said it's your birthday (duh nuh nuh nuh nuh)

It's not my birthday--it was H's birthday yesterday! Today is our 4th anniversary. Well, 4 years of marriage...TEN of being together. That's insane. I'm feeling old.

Part of why I feel so old is I'm exhausted. I hardly slept at all last night. You should see my sleep cycle from my iPhone (really cool app--I got it when it was only $0.99!). It's crazy. But, at least today is "Cardio Recovery" day.

Um. Yeah.

So, yesterday, I learned a very important lesson. DO NOT WORK OUT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. I will want to die. I couldn't do a lot of the workout as well as I should have.

Then, I ended up going out for both lunch AND dinner because of H's birthday. So, being hungry yesterday was not a problem. I ate a lot of beef.

Last night, in celebration of a bonus, his bday, and our anniversary, we bought a grill. FINALLY. We've been holding onto the premise that the one his parents gave us when we moved could be fixed. I really think his mother just wanted it off her porch and couldn't bear to just throw it away. So, today some frat boys are going to come over and take that away. The new one even has a burner on the side so I can take my little metal Calphalon saucepan and do things with it out there!

I haven't been able to grill in years. Our apartment came with a grill until the insurance company capped off everyone's gas and took them away. Grr. They said it was a fire hazard. The grills were surrounded by brick! Whatevs. Now I have a new fancy grill, which is dismembered in my living room, where I need to work out. I cleaned up a lot already. I just can't move the grill hood because my poor arms are too weak!

Food from yesterday...don't judge. It was a celebration!
Post-workout: PB and banana (I'm really starting to like this part)
L: Burger and fries from Paseo Grill, iced tea
S: Some strawberries
D: Caesar salad, a ny strip steak, steamed asparagus, and 2 beers. No dessert. H and I both passed on it :)

But, I slept like crap because I was too hot from the beer. Lesson learned.

We're not going out for our anniversary--we're just eating at home and I had planned on making we'll see. I might do chicken, instead ;) And grilled zucchini sounds nice.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More on Day 1

Man, I am feeling it today! I have to put my hand on the counter to steady myself as I lower myself to the toilet to pee. Hahahahahaha. I haven't had to do that in a long time. Still fairly mobile, though.

Yesterday's food:
1/2 serving oatmeal
1 TBS peanut butter, 1 banana
Leftover Salisbury steak, cottage cheese, bell pepper strips
12 small shrimp and homemade cocktail sauce
Salmon croquettes (3) and 2 servings of steamed green beans, seasoned and swished around in a small amount of butter
A small handful of peanuts and grapes

I don't know if that's enough or not. I took a 2 hour nap yesterday (I wasn't asleep that whole time but for a fair amount of it) so it was hard to sleep last night. If I get tired or bored this afternoon I'm just going to have to find something to do. Maybe I'll play Sims 3.

H just came in complaining that he needs to gain weight because all of his clothes are too big. He's going to have to buy a smaller belt or something. He said he put on his suit pants without unbuttoning them. Hahahaha. Those evening bike rides are starting to pay off.

Don't you hate how men can lose weight just by riding their bike a little bit, or cutting out soda, or something simple, while women like me have to work their asses off, literally, to see any results? Sheesh.

Okay, so today is Cardio Power and Resistance. I'm scrrrrrrd. I'm not hungry yet, so I'll probably just work out on an empty stomach and make breakfast later.

ETA: I'm never not eating breakfast before a workout, ever again. That was torture.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 1, I think I really am insane.

All right, here's yesterday's food:

Small amount of yogurt with mixed fruit, a few shaved almonds, a little sugar
Very small amount of pb on half a slice of wheat bread (did not enjoy the bread...)
Subway 6" roasted chicken with cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickles, banana peppers on 9-grain bread, apple slices
Carrots with hummus (starving)
Cheese stick (still starving)
Few spoonfuls trifle (not starving anymore!)
Salisbury steak (lean ground sirloin mixed with fun things, made into patties, with a homemade sauce with mushrooms) and crowder peas.
Whole bunch of water

I felt like I ate all afternoon when I got home!


Today I did the plyometrics DVD. Holy shit. I worked out over half an hour ago and after a snack AND a shower, my face is still red. I have to go dress shopping here in a bit (want to get out before it gets too hot) and I have to wait for my face to not be red anymore haha. Heartrate was definitely up. There was a lot of sweat in my hair. There was a lot of grunting. The dog finally just left the room.

And my sister wasn't get through the first 15 minutes and they're all, yeah, that was the warm up. !?!??&?$%$#?@#$??@#?????zomg.

I'll post food later on today or tomorrow morning. Wish me luck with the shopping. Everything is poly/elastine and I just don't get that. I don't want to spend $150 on a dress that I might have to get altered later on down the road, but it might come to that.