Thursday, October 27, 2011

Worst Nightmare

This morning, I had the worst nightmare of my life. I dreamed that I showed up to my 6:00 am cardio kickboxing class, and the normal instructor was absent. In her place was a murderous woman who screamed and kicked and made me do lunges and squats until I died. And the worst part? I was the only one who showed up, and she still put on her headset and yelled into the mic at me for an hour straight.

Oh, wait. It wasn't a dream. That really happened this morning.

Argghhh I can't walk....

Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting Beach-ready!

I have been asked to be a bridemaid in a good friend's wedding in *gasp* Thailand!! I'm geeked beyond belief. The friends were our closest friends while in China, and are now traveling to the beach to get married in the sand and celebrate with BBQ and drinks with umbrellas in them. Heaven, no?
Besides the obvious upsides to this invitation (a trip to Koh Lanta and Ko Phi Phi, the beach where.. "The Beach" was filmed, and the fact that I am so honored and flattered to be asked) there is another perk. A goal!!
I have 3 months to get my body in beach-ready shape. This morning, I was 199. I hope to be 185 by the trip. Definitely doable!
This morning began with a trip to the gym at 6:00am for a 30 minute workout on the eliptical and then a 1/2 mile walk/run on the track (I'm going to try to work up to 2 miles). Now I'm off to the office for 9 hours, and then Zumba if I feel up to it.
I also have dishes to wash, pumpkins to carve, dinner to cook, and laundry to do. So we'll see what falls by the wayside. But you know what? I woke up and worked out, so it won't be exercise :)
Have a fantastic fall day, folks. The trees are turning and the wind smells like bonfires and wet leaves. Man, I love fall.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


That's what they call me. That's right; I bowled today. And I brought my A game. Score of 77, what what!!!
I suppose I just need more practice.
This week I've done zumba, spinning, and cardio kickboxing (and bowling, of course!). I feel... sore. But great.
When fall arrives in Michigan, people start to slow down. It starts to get dark sooner, so people don't go out as much. It gets cold, so people huddle inside. It's the season for crock pot meals, the beginnings of the carb-heavy eating that winter brings. Hubby and I retire to the couch and watch lots of Star Trek in the winter (his pick). We are also slowly working through Mad Men (love!).
I have two cats. Two wonderful, troublesome, lovely cats. Do you know what they do in the fall? They wake up. All summer long they lay around and nap. But when fall comes, they get downright spunky. They pounce on hangers. They nip at my toes in the morning to get me to feed them. They chase each other up and down the hallway for hours.
I've decided that this fall/winter, I'm gonna pretend to be a cat.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cardio Kickboxing at 6:00 am? CHECK!

I have been gone so long that I'm afraid to slink back here... but I recieved an oh-so-sweet message asking me where I've gone, and it motivated me!!!
I'm here. I'm good. This morning? I'm GREAT! Life has been throwing a lot of curveballs at me, and I've been ducking and weaving a lot lately.
Scale this morning? 203. That SOUNDS amazing, like I've lost a little since my New Orleans trip... but really, a month ago, the scale said 196. And then I binged.
BUT, you have to suck it up when you fail and move on. And so I have. I'm watching what I eat; eating less meat, as I've figured out that it really irritates my IBS. I've been visiting the YMCA on a pretty regular basis. Zumba, kickboxing, spinning, what WHAT!
Also, I've switched jobs! I now work for a major hospital, doing ... ya know... office work. But it's an amazing place, I make more money, and I now work later; which means I can get my butt into the gym before work. This morning was the first time I did that, and I feel like superwoman.
Husband is in the planning stages of finishing his degree this year and then most likely enlisting in the army. Insane, huh? In a good way. And a scary way. It's been a long, involved process for us to decide that it's whats right for us right now, but we've decided to move forward. Now, he just has to secure an internship for school before he's willing to sign the military paperwork. *EEEKKK!!!!!*
I'll post more in the next few days, I just wanted to say that I'm alive and well!