Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Not again...

So, I woke up this morning feeling like total crap. I swear, it never fails. Every single time I step foot on an airplane I get sick...it doesn't matter if I load up on vitamins and healthy stuff, I could probably even wear a surgical mask and it would still happen. My head is throbbing, I can't stop sneezing and my throat is on fire. At least I did manage to get a work out in last night, nose dripping the whole time, gross!

10 Minutes on the stair mill
60 Minutes spin class

However, I was a big baby and did not do my strength training that I talked about yesterday. I actually feel 10 times worse today than I felt yesterday, but I'm going to try to make it through a full work out anyways. Today it will be a light run on the treadmill, stair mill/elliptical intervals and upper body strength training. Our dog is also in desperate need of a walk, she's looking a little on the chubby side. So the plan is to also make time for her 3 mile walk around the neighborhood.

I woke up late as usual, thankfully I had taken a shower before bed last night. So I threw my hair into a ponytail-bun thing (I refer to these as crap-things) and straightened the bangs out, swiped on very minimal makeup, and jumped into some jeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Not having to dress up for work is probably the most awesome part of my job. I made some oatmeal to go- And yes I did get a few weird looks as I was eating from a bowl and spoon at red lights in the car.  But it was very yummy, warm and nutritious. 
Plain oatmeal with cinnamon, 1 pack of Splenda, half of a banana and a swirl of honey. I prefer blueberries but we didn't have any, so I settled for a banana. It is pictured here with my vitamins, I'm really loading up on them today, more so than usual. Hopefully it will help me kick this cold in the butt.

I just had a morning snack of almonds and Diet Mt. Dew. BAD GIRL! I keep telling myself that I'll quit the sodas, but I swear I need that caffeine and I'm just not much of a coffee drinker unless it has 10,000 calories in it...like pumpkin spice lattes and french vanilla cappuccino.
I'm about to head out for lunch. I packed it with me today in my trusty old lunch box. I'm having another wrap, imagine that. Today is chicken, lettuce, tomato and onion with a side of string cheese. I also packed an XL honeycrisp apple...yum! Those are the best! I usually rely on old faithful, the Fuji, but this time of year honeycrisps are more readily available and oh so delicious. Well, thats it for me today. I must be extra boring when I'm sick. Ta ta for now!


Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaaaack!

Ok, so this really isn't meant to be read in that crazy scary horror-film voice, haha. I'm just really happy to get back into a routine and regain some normalcy in my life. Not that I didn't have THE MOST AWESOME weekend just chilling and doing basically nothing too important with my family. They are incredible.

So we flew out on Wednesday evening and I was doing very very well if I do say so myself on the flight. Remember how I said I was terrified of flying, well here's why: About an hour and a half into the flight the pilot came over the speakers and let us know that we were about 90 miles south of St. Louis, so we would be starting our descent. Great! We're almost there...not so fast. He also said, and I quote, "is an ugly evening in St. Louis...light rain showers and 47 degrees". No big deal, right? WRONG! The sky immediately got eerily dark and cloudy and the plan started rocking back and forth and side to side and doing things that should be physically impossibly while 40,000 miles in the air. I have no idea how that plane stayed up, it was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I had to put my head in Scott's lap (thank the Lord he was there with me!) to keep from tossing my cookies and I'm pretty sure he'll have my fingernail imprints permanently etched in his bicep. It was lightning and pouring down rain all around us and I could tell that everyone else on the flight was getting really uneasy as well. This is usually how I gauge the severity of "airplane situations". If everyone around me is cool then I try to stay cool too, but the instant that I sense someone else stressing...it is all over. I seriously did not think I would ever step foot on the ground again! Finally those wheels hit the ground and I was SOOOOO thankful! One of the flight attendants then came on the speakers and asked everyone to give the pilot a round of applause for getting us safely to the ground. At that moment, I'd never knew anyone who deserved a round of applause more than him...so I gave it to him....for a really long time. 

We got off the plane and I of course, Ms. Bladder the Size of a Pea, had to use the restroom. I was rolling a carry-on, toting my purse, and carrying a book and Scotty's magazine. This is a lot of junk to bring into a bathroom stall, but luckily they have those little metal shelves above the toilets in the St. Louis airport. So I crammed my carry-on in the stall with me, hung my purse up on the back of the stall door, and sat the book and magazine on the shelf. I didn't realize it at the time...but I left the darn book and magazine there in the bathroom stall. Merry Christmas to the lucky finder of those! I had just purchased that book, a friggin' $30 hard-back brand new copy of "Cross Fire", the latest Alex Cross book from James Patterson. Darn it...and I had only made it through chapter 13. This is very upsetting. Oh, and Scott wasn't very happy that I left his Muscle & Fitness in there either. 

We made it to Scott's parents house around 12:00am on Thanksgiving morning. Unfortunately I wasn't able to spend much time there, everyone was pretty much asleep anyways. So I borrowed a car and drove to my parent's house, about an hour and a half away. Sometimes I think it is weird that we don't spend all holidays with each other, I mean we have been together for over 6 years. But it is just so hard to decide what to do when you live 13 hours from your family. Neither of us want to miss a family gathering, so sometimes it comes down to us opting to be apart in order to see our families.

Have you ever had Thanksgiving without turkey? Me neither, until this year! My aunt makes the turkeys and everyone else brings the side dishes. Well, she did everything like usual, but for some reason the little temperature gauge just wouldn't pop this year. We were supposed to eat lunch at noon and the turkeys weren't ready until 2:00. Obviously, we didn't wait that long. So I ate chicken and dumplings (exquisite! great job Aunt Trish!), green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole (extra marshmallows please!) and a homemade roll. Delish...but Thanksgiving is just not Thanksgiving without 2 things, turkey and pumpkin pie. Didn't I mention that I had been looking forward to pumpkin pie for weeks?!?! Guess what? We didn't have that either! Someone was seriously skimping on the deserts this year. We had fruit salad (healthy yeah...but I can't really consider that desert), some sort of cherry/whipped cream thing, and some chocolate peanut butter cookies. Those were pretty darn tasty, but just can't take the place of pumpkin pie! After we ate we chatted for a while and then went back to my mom's house and napped and lazed around all day.

Friday I did manage to squeeze in a quick run on the treadmill, only about 3 miles, but better than nothing. We did a lot more of nothing, played some Mario Karts on the Wii and watched some TV. We also went to my Mimi's house and decorate her Christmas tree for her. See below. It was soooo pretty. She usually does it up in red and gold, but this year she added some lime green accents as well. It was gorgeous.
Much to my Papaw's dismay, Mimi decorates every single inch of their house for Christmas. This is probably my favorite part, hehe. She even decorates her toilets!

Friday night was more eventful. We played "house hockey". The teams were me and Jack, my 8 year old brother, and my sister Mallory and step-dad Bo. No matter what they might say, we beat them 2 to 1, and we probably would have played all night if Jack wouldn't have knocked a mug of hot cocoa into the floor, shattering the mug. Mom called the game after that one. That night my sister and I went and saw Burlesque. And I don't care what anyone might say about me...I LOVED IT. Christina Aguilera was great and looked AMAZING. The costumes and make-up were awesome. It made me want to put a lot of glitter on my face and dance around in a corset. Such a cute story. And my sister loved it too and she's not quite as girly as me.

Saturday me, Mal and Jack met Scott and my future in-laws for lunch at McCalister's deli. I had a delicious chicken cesar salad and shared some salsa and tortilla chips with my sis. We took Scott back to my mom's house with us and had another little get-together/party that evening. My mom and step-dad had a contest going. She made broccoli cheese soup and he made a pot of chili. The goal was to see who had the least remaining at the end of the night. Pretty sure my mom won that one. I love broccoli and cheese soup and hers was to die for. But shamefully, I will admit that I actually had a bowl of each...and a piece of cake. I did get another 3 miles in on the treadmill that day too...like that makes up for it! ha! We played video games until my fingers were numb and I fell asleep on the couch watching "As Good as it Gets".

Sunday we went to church and came home and had grilled hamburgers and left overs and watched football (Go Steelers...you almost blew it though!). Then it was time to head back to the airport. I sat in the front with Mom and Scott and Jack were in the back seat watching DVDs. I looked back there and this is what I saw.
Pure cuteness!

The flight home was much less eventful, a little rocky landing due to more crappy weather, but nothing like the first one!

I didn't want to get out of bed today...not enough time to catch up on rest. But I did. And I was running late as usual. I had to grab a package of pre-made peanut butter crackers...at least they are whole grain crackers I guess. I had to stop and fill up the gas tank or else I wasn't going to make it to work. So I also grabbed a banana and a string cheese at the gas station. I had the banana for a mid-morning snack and relied on old faithful for lunch...a whole wheat wrap with roast beef, lettuce, tomato, onion and black olives. I also splurged and bought a bowl of sliced granny smith apples and purple grapes, yum!

I can't even tell you how excited I am to get back into the gym this evening. I'll be doing 15 minutes on the stair mill to warm up, then an hour of spinning class, followed by upper body strength training.

Not sure what dinner will be, probably just a big leafy green salad. I'm still feeling like Shamoo from all the crap I ate this weekend. Well, hope that everyone out there had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I sure did...and now I'm looking forward to going back for Christmas! Yay! Ta ta for now!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

3 More Hours...OH YEAH!

What in the heck is better than a 4-day weekend? Maybe a 5-day weekend...but that't it. And only 3 more hours until mine starts! Afterwards I'll be rushing off to the gym- today is a running day, maybe a little stair climbing too. I'll be needing that extra little cardio tomorrow thats for sure. My plan is to wear some skinny jeans to lunch so that way I can't totally gorge myself or else I'll have to unbutton the pants in front of the WHOLE family, and that would just be embarassing. My Thanksgiving ritual is not just with my immediate family, its with the whole darn thing. Grandparents, great aunts and uncles, first cousins, second, third, etc. Even though Scott says nothing past your first cousins count, I beg to differ!

Yesterday was an awesome day. I had this amazing wrap for lunch...

Whole wheat wrap with roast beef, lettuce, double tomatoes, double pickles, black olives and salt-n-peppa. Scrumptious!

I guess the small-town, country-girl inside of me still gets extremely excited to hit the local grocery store deli and get to order a sub/wrap with any sort of toppings you can imagine. In my home town, which is in the middle of nowhere, population approximately 485 people, you go to the local quick-mart and have to deal with whatever they might have...definitely no wraps, and 50% of the time no wheat bread (gasp!). I think their special is fried bologna, cheese and mayo on white bread.

While I was at the grocery store grabbing lunch I picked up the latest copy of my love, Oxygen magazine.
And I must give Robert Kennedy props for the cover girl choice. I love Lindsay Messina. She's gorgeous, has a beyond rockin' body and would make a kick-ass role model for young girls. Seeing this made me wonder who everyone else looks up to as fitness role models. Below are some more of my faves.
My all-time favorite is Jamie Eason. Look at those guns, but even more impressive is her back-side!
Coming in at a close second is Amanda Latona...I strive to have legs like those! 
And WOW...would you believe this woman has 2 kids? (Jennifer Nicole Lee...the amazing!)

Ok, now I'm off to finish my work for the day and then I am outta here! HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING! Ta ta for now!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last full work day of the week! Woot Woot!

I can hardly contain myself. I have a lot to do today so I know it's going to fly by! Then I'm at work tomorrow until lunch, gonna get a gym sesh in, do a little Christmas shopping, pack anything that I forgot, and then we're headed to the airport. I'll admit...I am a very nervous flier. I always get to the airport way too early and then I have nothing to do and am bored out of my mind until the flight leaves. Plus, flying terrifies me. I'm the type that can send myself into a full blown panic attack just contemplating the concept of flying. In addition to that neuroticism, I am a bit of a control freak and it totally kills me to just sit there and let someone else, especially someone I don't even know, do the "driving". I'm a tad like this in the car too (backseat driver, who me?). But flying is WAY worse for me. At the first sign of turbulence my heart is racing and I am sweating like a pig. In fact, last Thanksgiving was the worst flight of my life. We were coming back to Florida from St. Louis and it was beginning to snow. So before we departed the gate, the pilot announced that it would be a few more minutes because they were getting the plane sprayed down with de-icer. This thoroughly freaked me out. Then the whole time we were up in the air it felt like I was playing bumper cars. At one point it got so bad that I swear my head almost hit the ceiling and the pilot actually came on the speakers and asked the flight attendants to sit down and buckle up as well...you know you're in trouble then! I'd never wanted to kiss the ground so bad in my life when we landed. So...although I am SOOO excited to see my family and eat turkey and pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes and Great Grandma's homemade rolls...I still get nervous about actually getting there. Thankfully I'll have my big, strong, knight-in-shining-armor to protect me, haha. 

I had a pretty great work out yesterday. I almost was able to do everything that I had planned on, but I started getting extremely tired and weak, much more than is normal for me and decided not to overdo it since I am probably still in the recovery stage. After the gym I went home and made a veggie pizza...delish! It reminded me so much of the Veggie Delight pizza that my mom, my sister and I adore from this place called Papa Murphy's back home. I used a Tortilla Factory whole wheat, high fiber tortilla for the crust. I sprayed it with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled on some salt, then baked that by itself for just about 5 minutes to get it nice and crispy. Then I added shredded mozzarella, mushrooms, tomato, white onion, green onion and garlic powder (garlic is my favorite...sorry Scotty, hehe). No sauce on this one, I was craving crispy crust and sometimes sauce can make it soggy :(  I baked it for another 12 minutes or so and this is how it came out...

Perfection! Just what I was craving...and as you can see I forgot to take a picture before I started pigging out.

I might actually be a total bore and eat the same thing for dinner tonight (so yummy) or maybe a big salad like I had planned for dinner last night. I never know what it's gonna be, I try to live in the moment ya know? haha. Lunch today is some beef and barley soup with a string cheese and I'm about to dig into a bag of soy nuts right now. The gym tonight will be a combo of running and stair mill, abs and probably some upper body strength work.

Since I vowed to post more pictures yesterday, here is a little bit of cuteness to brighten your day.

I love this girl, don't know what I would do without her and I dread the day that I have to find out (she is starting to get up there in age). I don't know how, but it seems like everyday she finds a new way to make just sitting on the couch look totally adorable :)  Is it weird that I like dogs more than I like most people? Nah! Ta ta for now!


Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm Back with a Vengeance!

I was most definitely out of commission this weekend. All plans that I had were thrown out the window starting Friday evening. My condition took a turn for the worst on Friday afternoon and continued down a treacherous path. I had a low-grade fever, chills, upset stomach, scratchy throat, cough...pretty much you name it, I had it. I was very disappointed because I so wanted to go boating, go to spin class Saturday morning and watch the UFC fight Saturday night. What did I do instead? Sleep. I thought I was feeling a little better on Saturday evening and I was FAMISHED from not eating anything all day, so it seemed like a good idea to hit up Chili's. Boy- was I wrong. We sat in the bar area to watch college football, so that means free chips and salsa. Whoever came up with this idea is a sheer genius, my favorites for free! I did manage to eat a decent amount of tortilla chips, but went light on the salsa just in case. Then when my loaded potato soup came out, I thought I was going to toss my cookies just from looking at it. I did try to take one bite, and even tried to take a bite of Scott's chicken crisper, but I knew that it would turn out ugly so I just gave up and went home discouraged. I hate letting good food go to waste! Well, I shouldn't say that it goes to waste just because it didn't end up in my belly. One of my favorite things about Scotty is that he is sorta like a human garbage disposal...and he loves loaded potato soup too, so it didn't go to waste, it just ended up in his belly instead. I went home and continued to whine and be miserable for the rest of the night. I must be the worst sick person ever...sorry Scotty. I'm apologizing for the countless times you've put up with this in the past, and for the countless times you'll put up with it in the future ;)

Then a miracle happened. I woke up Sunday morning and was cured...well almost. I would say I was at about 80%. We went to my favorite place EVER for breakfast...don't laugh...Dunkin' Donuts! I had the usual turkey sausage, egg-white flatbread sandwich with a ginormous iced tea. Scotty had the turkey, bacon cheddar flatbread with orange juice. And best of all we split an order of the new sausage pancake bites. This brings me to another sheer genius. Whoever came up with the brilliant idea of wrapping a miniature sausage link in a miniature maple-pancake "corndog style"...well I'd just like to shake your hand. Delicious! I give them a 10 out of 10...and Scotty would probably give them an 8 out of 10, he of course wanted to dip them in additional maple syrup. Boys! And hey...I was allowed to have 2 breakfast entrees because I was making up for the previous day, hehe. We dropped off a couple of DVDs at Blockbuster, one was Karate Kid which I am sad to report I could not manage to hold my head up through. Not because it was a bad movie, but because we watched it on Friday night when I was under the weather. I will definitely be giving that one another shot though. We also stopped by West Marine so Scott could drool over the ridiculously expensive marine GPS systems. If he's a good boy maybe he'll get one for Christmas ;) We sat around being lazy for a while, I did some laundry and cleaning and before we knew it we were hunrgy again...lunch time. And the number one rule for picking a restaurant for lunch on a Sunday? Football of course! We didn't want to drive far, so we chose Ruby Tuesdays. We hopped on the Harley and took off to see my boys the Pittsburgh Steelers whoop some Raider tail and enjoy some broccoli and cheese soup. The only exercise I did for the day was about a 3 mile walk with the pup, still trying to take it easy. But today I'm back at it full force!

I am definitely back to myself now and soooo glad to report it! Being sick is the worst, I feel so useless. I just devoured a roast beef, lettuce, double tomato and pickle wrap and I'm munching on some purple grapes...boosting my energy for the rest of the day. Can't wait for that spin class in 4 hours! Pre-spin class I'm going to do some leg presses, leg extensions, leg curls, butt blasters and calf raises. Post-class I'll hit the stair mill for about 15 minutes. Not sure about what's for dinner tonight, probably just a big salad for me. Gotta try and be good Monday through Wednesday for the overload on Thursday (Thanksgiving!). I can already hear that pumpkin pie calling my name! Wednesday after work Scotty and I are flying home to see our families. So excited!!!! We're actually going north for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and I am thrilled. I absolutely love the holidays and there's nowhere I'd rather be than with my family :)  There is just something about my Mom's house around the holidays, I just can't quite put my finger on it. But when you move far away from  home, you appreciate that little something even more.

I just realized how extremely boring this blog is! I think that I'm just overcoming cabin fever from being cooped up all weekend and now I'm acting like a ramblin' fool! Tomorrow I vow to be more interesting and maybe even post some pictures! Ta ta for now!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Ugh...remember I said I hate germs!

I was hoping that it wasn't going to happen, but it did. I'm officially sick. Woke up this morning with a scratchy sore throat, head ache and cough. So I decided to stay home from work and try to sleep it off. After waking up at 6am to email the boss and let him know whats up I went back to bed and didn't wake up til 10:50am. Suprisingly I was hungry (I think thats a good sign).  I didn't feel like actually cooking so I rolled some Peter Pan and a banana into a whole wheat, high fiber tortilla and called it brunch. I mustered up the energy to wash my face and brush my teeth and put my shoes on to take the dog outside for her business. While we were out there Scotty pulled in for his lunch break. So lucky he is to work only 5 minutes away from home. I guess when you're sick you are allowed to sit in the man chair (a.k.a the most comfortable chair in the whole world)...because after he'd made his sandwiches and made his way into the living room to enjoy them, he didn't say a word to me when he saw me indulging in his most prized possession. After he left the only thing I wanted was sleep. So I went back to the bedroom and thats what I did...for another couple hours. I heard a knock on the door just a little bit ago but didn't feel like moving. Thankfully, Syan (our temporary roommate) answered it. When I finally felt like showing my face again I found a big box outside the bedroom door. SURPRISE! I had totally forgotten that I ordered some new stuff a couple of weeks ago and it is finally here. I absolutely LOVE Christmas shopping, and I usually start in September, or October at the latest. But I can NEVER resist making a couple purchases for myself. So YAY! I have new shoes, one of my most favorite things in the world! I always say that you can make jeans and a white t-shirt look AMAZING with killer shoes and accessories. So here they are!

I love them both, but I have to say the black mary-jane platforms are my fav! I'm sure my story will change after I wear them for the first time. My feet will probably be screaming at me to take them off, but it's so worth it. I plan on wearing them out tomorrow night with my favorite skinny jeans and a black cardigan, that is if I don't still feel like death. Ok, so I am being a little dramatic. It's not really that bad. In fact, I still plan on hitting the gym with Scott when he gets off work.This month's Oxygen magazine says to go ahead and workout if your symptoms are above the neck, but if you have below the neck symptoms like abdominal pain and body aches, it'd be best to sit it out. I think I'll just go for a quickie though, nothing too crazy like Edgar's spin class yesterday! Yikes! I'd never taken his class before, but it just so happened that my mp3 player was dead yesterday when I arrived at the gym and one thing that I absoultely CANNOT do is run without music blaring. So, I lucked out, and I really do mean that, when I saw that a spin class was about to start. I usually go on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, but what the heck...our bodies need a little variation right? Keep it guessing! Let me tell you...there is a DRASTIC difference in a spin class taught by a 45 year old woman (not that she isn't awesome too!) and a 25 year old guy... holy hell. He had my legs on fire within the first 15 minutes. I don't think my butt was on that saddle but for about 5 minutes of the whole hour. But I loved it :)  Best class I've been to BY FAR and I fully intend on switching my spin days to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday because I know I'll get the most benefit from Edgar.

Today's workout will probably just be some running on the treadmill, stair mill and abs. Then turkey meatloaf, baked sweet potato and green beans for dinner. My meatloaf is Scotty's favorite so I know he'll be excited. He'll probably look kind of like this when he sees it...

Shhhhh...don't tell him I posted this picture! hehe ;)  Ta ta for now!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Love the weather, hate the germs!

Apparently it's that time of year again when my hands are constantly dry because I apply hand sanitizer like a mad woman, trying to keep myself from getting sick. However, I think my Germ-X has failed me. I really should start taking vitamins I think. I started feeling a little under the weather when I woke up yesterday morning. Nothing too bad, just that really scratchy throat that makes you have to cough all the time and a congested head. I still managed to get a work out in and hit the grocery store up last night though. When I got home I threw every single vegetable that I had in the fridge, pantry and freezer into the crockpot along with a lot of chicken broth, a little tomato juice, and tons of garlic power and pepper. I let it simmer all night and WOW did my house smell AMAZING this morning. I loaded up a big bowl of it to bring to work for lunch and I am already looking forward to 12:00. Soup always makes me feel better :) I also filled 2 whole wheat, high-fiber tortillas with Peter Pan and sliced banana...breakfast for me and Scotty. Once again, I'm back to eating in the car. Oh well, it's the most important meal of the day so I guess it doesn't matter where you have it, just as long as you do!

Here is a picture of my soup in the crockpot. Full of garbanzos, lima beans, tomato, onion, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, water chestnuts, cabbage and carrots.

I also had to prepare a hashbrown casserole this morning for Scotty to take to work. Today is his office Thanksgiving lunch and everyone has to bring their favorite dish. Of course hashbrown casserole would be his. What's not to love? Potatoes & cheese, his 2 favorite food groups next to steak! The stuff is darn good, but so bad for you. Would you believe that it has 3 whole sticks of butter? Oh well, I guess we all have to splurge sometime! I'm just hoping they eat it all so he doesn't have to bring the leftovers home! I'm also hoping that he follows my directions on topping it with the buttery cornflakes and the baking time because all his co-workers will know that it is my creation, not his, so I want to look good!

I'm trying to be a good girl and get all my workouts in and not go too candy-crazy during this week (I've already failed miserably) and beginning of next because I want to thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving and not feel one bit guilty about indulging in that slice of pumpkin pie. Actually, I can't even really call it a slice, that sounds way too dainty. It's more like half the pie really. Pumpkin pie is my favorite :) Whipped cream on top please!

How can I deny myself when this is on my desk though?

The work out today will consist of a 1 hour spin class with a new instructor. I'm really excited to try it out, I've never had a male spin instructor so I'm wondering if it will be different. I'll also get in an ab work out and hopefully 15 minutes on the stair mill. I'm trying to get myself as prepared as possible for a 5 mile "hill run" in a few weeks. Then I'll be headed home to dig into that soup again and watch Vampire Diaries (love that show! It's like Twilight on steroids!) and some Thursday night football with Scotty.

TGTIF...what's that mean you may ask? Thank goodness TOMORROW IS FRIDAY (all together now-happy dance!)...Ta ta for now!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My first ever blog! Yay!

Good Morning! (is 11:50am still considered morning?)

So, I've been reading a few different blogs that are really inspiring to me and I had the brilliant idea of starting my own. I can only hope that someone will find mine inspiring.  My blog will basically cover what I do in a day- at home, work and wherever else life takes me. It will have a lot to do with food (mostly healthy, but we all have our weaknesses right?!) and working out. Maybe someone will find this enjoyable to read, but if not at least I can enjoy writing it!

I woke up around 6am this morning, much better than 4:45am yesterday! Thankfully I didn't have to wash my hair because I'd already done that last night. Us girls know what a pain in the butt it is to wash your hair...it's not actually the act of washing it that is the pain...it's the blow drying and styling afterward. So, back on track, I took a shower and got ready for work. I still had about 25 minutes to spare before I had to be out the door, so I decided to cook breakfast for the first time in probably years. Usually I just grab a Special K Protein Bar (strawberry of course :) and hit the door running. But today I made eggs and toast for my Scotty boy and a bowl of oatmeal with a few turkey sausage links for myself. I must say, it is nice to actually sit at the table and have a nice breakfast versus cramming it down in the car.

After my 45 minute commute to work, here I am, enjoying a bowl of Granny Smith apples and purple grapes. I've got a few free minutes so I'm writing my blog. I can't help but wish that it was 5:00 right now. I have so much that I need to get done outside the office. For starters, I'll hit the gym for spinning class at 6:00pm. I absolutely LOVE this class. It's like I become a different person when those lights go off and that music starts blaring...the sweat is pouring and I'm so out of breath at the end, but it's one of the best feelings ever. Then I will do some upper body exercises, probably pull-downs, alternating curls, over-head presses, hammer curls, skull-crushers and kick-backs. Maybe if I feel like it I'll throw a few ab exercises in as well, but right now I don't see that happening.

I'm sure I'll be starving after this and unfortunately I have to hit the grocery store up before I can go home to make dinner. This always puts a damper on my day. I think that the grocery store is one of my least favorite places in the world, next to Wal-Mart. But I have to pick up the staples-chicken, eggs, romaine, spinach, lunch meat, potatoes, other veggies, whole grain saltines, ground turkey, Special K Protein Bars (for those rushed mornings), bananas, apples, peanut butter and cheese.

Not exactly sure what I will concoct tonight with these staples, but something delicious to tell you about tomorrow! Since it is Wednesday, I'll be watching Modern Family and Meet the Browns (hilarious!) and as we try to every night, walking the dog. I also have to help my little sis write a paper on cleft lips and palates. So, I have plenty to keep myself occupied with. Guess I should get back to business now...Ta Ta for now!