Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Me

My Sunday morning has been an odd one.  I writhed in bed till about 6:15am and the got up because I got annoyed.  Pulled on my workout pant under my nightgown, threw on the moc's and took Sofie out to do her business.  She was fast as usual so we went back in and I let Baxter out.  He was faster than usual and wanted to come in soon.  I undressed and lay back down.  My husband was slightly awake and warm so I decided to snuggle.  It was nice until I got sharp pains in my stomach.  Hello post-menstrual crap!  Try as I might, I couldn't relax them away.  He tried to make me feel better but I decided only meds could do so.  Got up, took something and watched a bit of TV.  Lucky for me meds work quickly as I don't generally resort so I think they are always a shock to my body when I do.  I went and lay back down.  Still useless because as you well know, those types of meds have a bit of caffeine.  So, I got up and made myself some toast and tea.  I tried the new Tazo Thrive green. It is wonderful!  Much more mild than full out green tea and a nice minty effect. I highly recommend it!  I've decided toast with a bit of honey and tazo thrive will be my new go to, stomach soothing breakfast!  I'm all better now and ready for a workout!  We will be doing the Sunday Six later today so I guess this morning I will be doing some core busting Pilate's! Yay!

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Our Anniversary!

My Facebook status today is so good, I thought I would use it for today's post.  See below:
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.  Happy Anniversary to me and my sweet husband!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Alex and I went to the gym this morning.  I thought I would be tired considering the 4 miles yesterday and we got to bed late (11:30).  We were watching the show 'Heavy'.  It was inspiring.  I think maybe more inspiring than 'The Biggest Loser'.  We watched two shows before finally calling it a night.  Nevertheless, we were both wide awake at 4:50.  We got dressed and grabbed a dog and went out for the morning dog P&P.  We made it into the gym at about 5:10 and stayed until 6.  It was a good workout even if it was short.  I had made up my mind that I would try to keep up his pace to get a good sweat going. And did I sweat!  His running intervals were longer but I stayed with him.  Somewhere in one of the runs, I got a visual of me tripping due to an untied shoe lace.  But I had double laced them so that wasn't going to happen.  I do that sometimes....envision the worst that could happen.  Luckily it rarely lasts more than a split second.  Strange, I know.  But I feel energized and had a good breakfast of a raspberry and soy milk smoothie along with a bran muffin.  So, I guess I'm now off to work.  Gonna be a gorgeous day with a high of 61.  I might get outside and walk a little bit even though my walking buddy no longer works with me. I have my music to keep me company.

Monday, February 7, 2011

4 Miler

So, I've been guilty of laziness lately.  Since the husband began night classes really.  Sofie whined a whole week because this changed her routine.  I chastised her about it.  But really, I should have done the same for myself.  It's been two weeks of me (and her) trying to find comfort in being alone in the evenings.  No fun at all really.  But loneliness has brought on bad eating habits and half-hearted workouts (if any).  My work schedule has changed so I'm off earlier and it gets dark later.  So, I have plenty of time before and after work to get a good workout in.  I have not (shaking my head in shame). 

I've been eating whatever is easy because I've not adjusted to eating dinner alone.  Just the other night I had a chunk of french bread and dipped it in spaghetti sauce and drank OJ.  No veggies, plenty of sodium and more sugar than I care to mention with that juice addition.  And the workouts you ask? Pitiful.  I have been going with the husband alternate weekdays because he can't do it everyday.  But on the days when were weren't going, I was doing an afternoon workout or the mornings I would complete a DVD. 

So now you know of my shameful ways.  I had to backtrack and find out where I went wrong and lo and behold it was indeed the loneliness.  I made up my mind this weekend to get back on track.  And I did.  The eating has gotten much better.  I even turned down a large, fresh, hot from the oil bucket of french fries.  Everyone was shocked.  I did have to cover my eyes when my coworker through them away.  Instead I had egg salad in a wrap with lettuce, tomato, and carrots.  On the side yogurt with raspberries and blueberries and a pear for snacking later.  It was fast and the best choices I could find.  But that is not where it ends!  I came home and let the dogs out and they even played chase the ball a while before Yorkie Baxter looked like he would pass out.  I came in and slipped my walking DVD in and completed the 4 miler.  And it was a good one.   I feel accomplished. 

Make ahead lunches are the bomb baby!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day!!!

Willy Melt and Betty Will wishes to welcome you to Snow ville! lol. This is great. The dogs love it and I get to stay in and snuggle and eat soup and watch mindless tv and read a spooky novel. What more can one ask for?  Work was delayed and then delayed again.  They say there will be no melting throughout the day so that means icy roads.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a message to say 'CLOSED'.  Until then, I'm going to just enjoy my day.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brrr....It's Cold In Here!!!

That's some cold bustin' goodness!
There must be some Dina in the atmosphere!  LOL.  Well, it is cold. I'm talking 28 degrees cold.  The weather dude says it will be in the single digits tonight.  This is freakin' Texas!  What the what?!?!  Oh well.  If you can't beat 'em....

I made soup.  A pot of bean-y goodness.  I will be eating from this pot for days.  Stay warm people!