Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So this is probably going to be the most boring post I've written to date...not too much is going on in my world. Ok, let me rephrase that- not too much exciting stuff is going on in my world. Of course I'm crazy busy with the usual: SCHOOL (ahhh!), work, working out and trying to find time for a social life. Other than that, I have nothing cool to report on.

I'm at work for another hour today and then it's off to the gym. I took a much needed day off yesterday for my sanity's sake. I got to leave work early to take a final exam, which lasted FOREVER and a day. When it was over, I was completely drained. All I wanted to do was go home and curl up on the couch with dinner and some good old reality TV. Luckily, we had Real Housewives of the OC recorded from the night before. Just what I needed...a good laugh courtesy of Tamara Barney. She might be a complete biznatch sometimes, but I still love her. She never fails at cracking me up. 

Today I'm ready to get back in the game. I've got some miles to complete on the treadmill and some upper body strengthening exercises. Thankfully I have a beef tenderloin roasting in the crockpot at home for dinner. That just really makes my whole day to know that I really don't have to do much cooking when I get home...just take it out and enjoy! I'll probably prepare a salad on the side.

Hope you're still awake after reading this...maybe I can think of something a little more entertaining to say tomorrow! Until then ta ta!


Friday, March 25, 2011

It's the weekend Baby!

It's my favorite day of the week! Friday is usually a fun day at work because everyone is in a good mood and already starting to unwind for a fun-filled weekend!

The agenda for the weekend:
1. Spin class Saturday AM
2. Clean house Saturday late AM
3. Get out in the beautiful Florida sunshine, I mean, would you look at this forecast???
4. Manicure at some point
5. Run on Sunday
6. Movie date with the Scottster
7. Study (boo...that really throws a kink in my whole weekend!)

Unfortunately Scotty has to work tomorrow pretty much all day (darn road construction doesn't hault for anything!)...so Siesta Key will have to wait :(  

Last night was supposed to be a running night, but that didn't happen. I had a feeling while driving to the gym that if I let myself get on the treadmill I would let myself get off of it much too soon...I needed a major kick in the pants and someone to force me to work out. Therefore, I opted for another spin class. You might remember from an earlier post about the young guy that I took a class from before and how he is like a darn drill sargeant (in a totally awesome way though) on that bike. It was one of the toughest spin classes I've taken but I was really grateful because I know with the mood I was in yesterday that if I would have attempted a workout on my own it would have been cut seriously short. So, an hour after entering the spin room, I left dripping sweat from my eyeballs. I don't know what is wrong with me...I would say that I'm in pretty darn good cardiovascular condition, but when everyone is leaving the spin room, I am usually by far the most sweaty...even compared to the guys! Whatevs- at least I know I'm doing what he's telling us to do I guess.

Tonight is DEFINITELY a running night. I'm in a totally different mood and think I can manage to force myself to at least put in a few miles on the treadmill. I will do it, I will do it...I have to- that competition between the Scottster and myself will be here before I know it. And I will do ANYTHING to beat him and keep the title!

Breakfast was a boring old protein bar and coffee. Lunch is, you'll never believe it, another wrap with a side of fruit. Dinner is still undecided at the moment. Snacks in the lunch bag today include almonds and a pineapple Chobani. I am so predictable.

In other exciting news- we booked our tickets to head home to see the families for Easter! Yay! 
So, I'll be back in Missouri April 21-24 and I'm getting really excited to see these guys...
and my mom, step dad and grandparents as well (but I don't feel like digging up a picture of everyone!)

Welp, thats all I have for now. Here's to a FABULOUS Friday and weekend to come!

Ta ta!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday! Thursday! and three things

Is anyone else out there thrilled that it is Thursday??? I sure am...that means tomorrow is Friday!!! Woohoo!!! (in my best Vicki Gunvalson voice)

I've been studying my little heart out for the past few days and my school is being a big pain in my you-know-what actually. I've had technical difficulties with this new program like you just wouldn't believe, and they are being ridiculously unfair about it. I'm hoping to be able to push my final to Monday afternoon, but not quite sure yet if they'll allow it (even though they definitely should because it's THEIR FAULT!!!). Anyways...due to all this studying and boring, mind-numbing school work, I am more than ever ready for a fun-filled weekend! We are thinking about shooting up to Siesta Key for a day this weekend to chill on a beach that might be slightly more beautiful than ours...and just a change of scenery would be nice. One of Scotty's co-workers told him that this time of year the water is gee-orgeous and so clear you can see the bottom. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen too often at Ft. Myers beach, okay it never happens. So, it'll be nice to see!
Siesta Key

I'm also hoping to finally get out of the house to catch "Limitless", the new Bradley Cooper flick...love him! Am I the only one who is glad him and Renee are done-zo??? He needs to hook up with someone like Jennifer Aniston if you ask me.

Here are three random things about me since it's Three Things Thursday:
1. One of the accomplishments I'm most proud of is that my high school volleyball team won the State Championship my senior year...and I'm really excited about the day that we all get to go back to the State Tournament and be honored in front of the whole crowd (even though thats like 20 years away!)
2. I almost threw up in spinning class last night (shhhh don't tell anyone, it's kind of embarassing). It wasn't because it was so difficult (although it was challenging), but I still have so much crap draining down my throat from being sick, it made me extremely nauseous...TMI I'm sure.
3. I miss my little brother like CRAZY and I'd probably do anything he asked me to. He's 8 and adorable and probably one of the most genuinely nice kids you'll ever meet. I've really never met a kid like him. He never says a bad thing about anyone and always tries to make everyone feel good. He really is a special little guy. Last night he called and asked us to buy a "butter braid" from him. His little baseball team is selling them for a fundraiser. Of course I said yes, even though I know we'll never eat it...how would we even get the darn thing here all the way from Missouri?!?! Oh well, anything for him!
Jack, the little bro

Tonight is another running night. Not sure how far I'll go, just plan on getting on the old mill and doing what feels good. I love running like that. I've also got to incorporate some strength training because once again I am a slacker in that department. Off to eat some lunch now! Another yummy chicken wrap is calling my name!

Ta ta!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wrap it up!

I have a feeling that I'm going to be on a wrap kick for a while due to yesterday's amazing lunch.
This wrap contained chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives and some seriously spicy mustard. If you need your sinuses cleared out, I suggest going to the Publix deli and ordering spicy mustard on your sub/wrap. It has some major kick to it but is oh so delicious. I also enjoyed a lovely bowl of fruit on the side.
It was the perfect lunch and kept me satisfied for hours. I think that sometimes I tend to not eat enough during the day and this is when I sabotage myself at night. I definitely find it to be true that eating often throughout the day prevents myself from stuffing my face at night.

I'm also trying to drink extra water. I'm usually pretty good about getting around 60 or so ounces per day. But I've been filling this bad boy up and sipping it throughout the day...
Yes it is a plastic bottle and I am sort of ashamed, but I reuse it every day, rinsing it out and washing it off of course. I like it because of the size. It holds 1.5 liters of water, which means I don't have to constantly get up and refill it like the smaller ones. I have at least one of these a day and then whatever else I drink when working out. Usually bringing my daily water intake to about 75 ounces, not too shabby.

Spin class is on the agenda today and I'm super pumped- just wish I didn't have to wait until 6pm for it. I'm also going to tack on a little elliptical workout at the end, or the beginning, depending on how early I can make it to the gym.

Breakfast today was an Atkins chocolate peanut butter bar and coffee. I've got some almonds for a mid morning snack. Lunch is a wrap made by me, no spicy mustard today, with chicken spinach and mozzarella cheese, grapes on the side. Mid afternoon snack is Chobani pineapple yogurt (new obsession, the best Chobani flavor in my opinion), and dinner is vegetarian tonight: a salad, honey glazed carrots and cherry tomatoes. Yummy! I've got lots of good eats to be excited about today! Hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday! Ta ta!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh what a beautiful morning...

Yes, it is true that the weather in southwest Florida is absolutely phenomenal and work is the last place I want to be right now...but it's a beautiful morning for another reason too- The appliance repair man was at our house at 7am this morning to fix our fridge! We can now have filtered water again and ice! You really don't realize how much little things like this matter until you have to do without. I can't even begin to tell you how sick I was of drinking room temperature water (unless you wanted to freeze it for a while) or not having ice cubes for my green tea. Thankfully that is all over now and normalcy can resume.

My Monday night spin teacher must have  been reading my mind and how I was really hoping for her to make class a tad more challenging because she really kicked it into high gear last night. I made it to the gym a little early so I decided to kill time before class with 10 minutes on the stair mill. I rushed down to class just before it was about to start and after about a 1 minute warm up on really low resistance, she had us cranking that resistance knob all the way up. Starting out in a really high gear gets those muscles burning from the get-go, and it was a much welcomed feeling. She incorporated lots of standing climbs, jumps and switch-backs (my favorites!) and I loved every minute. Hope she keeps this style up!

I downed a couple cups of coffee this morning with a peanut butter protein bar for breakfast...I was awake in time and had every intention of whipping up some eggs for breakfast but it was impossible with the repair man working in the kitchen. So, instead I gladly enjoyed my breakfast on the go. 

As we speak, I am snacking on some almonds and trying to decide on lunch. I couldn't get in the fridge to pack anything for lunch ( I knew I should have done this last night), so looks like I'll have to figure something else out. I've got another protein bar (snack size) to give me a little pre-workout boost. Today I am forcing myself to get on the treadmill. I've majorly been slacking in the running department and I've got a really important race coming up--not only because it supports our local police department--but because it is mine and Scotty's 2nd annual competition. He has yet to beat me in a 5K, and although he has already been preparing hard for this one, I have no intention of letting him take my crown. Therefore, I'm starting to prep early and will be incorporating LOTS of speed work if everything goes as planned. The race isn't until May 21, so I think I'm giving myself ample time to get ready! Right about now is when the competition starts getting pretty heated and the trash talking gets to an all-time high. So, I have to be able to back it up!

Dinner tonight is looking like a salad. I had a heavier meal last night of turkey kielbasa with stir-fried veggies, topped with shredded cheese...so I'm looking forward to something lighter tonight (I think it's got something to do with this warmer weather). 

On another note- I am feeling SO much better today. Still a little congested in the head, but I guess there are worse things you could be in your head. Now I'm off to get some work done and hopefully a little studying too ;)  My final is this coming Friday so I'm trying to study as much as possible...I need this one to be a good one!

Ta ta~

Monday, March 21, 2011

Where did the weekend go?

I guess it's true that time flies when you're having fun! Seems like the weekend was a whirlwind...but a very fun one!

It started out slow, with me going to the doctor on Friday afternoon to find out that I have an upper respiratory infection AND an ear infection...nice. So, $80 later I'm starting to feel better. Not as good as I'd hoped for being on antibiotics for 3 days now, but getting there. I took Friday off from the gym and after Scotty got home from his workout we had dinner and watched "The Fighter"...I give it a B+. I think because I am such a huge Rocky fan (all of them) that it's going to be hard for a boxing movie to ever compete. But it was good. As a matter of fact, I'd say it was more about the lives of the 2 brothers outside of the boxing rather than the boxing itself. Mark Wahlberg is one of my favorite actors (and so dreamy too), but I have to give Christian Bale his props. He did one heck of a job portraying a crack head.

Saturday morning I woke up early and had a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee and headed off to spin class while Scotty was still asleep. The usual instructor couldn't make it, so we had this guy, we'll call him Roy, the body builder teaching us. He let us know right off the bat that he is not an experienced spinner, but I had a feeling that the class would be very intense regardless...you could tell this just from looking at the guy. Half of the stuff he was yelling at us to do he couldn't do himself, literally because his legs are that big...sprints were out of the question for him. But he played killer music and was very motivating and I found the class to be fairly challenging and upbeat, which is where some of the other instructors at my gym are lacking.

After I got home and blew an air horn in Scotty's ear to wake him up we decided that it was too beautiful of a day to skip out on boating. So, we loaded everything up and headed out. There were soooo many boats on the water that I couldn't believe it. And they were all headed exactly where we were headed- Ft. Myers Beach. The beach was packed with mainly partying Spring Breakers...I held my inner 21-year old in and limited myself to 1 beer and passed on the jello shots and pina coladas. We were beat when we got home from such a long day in the sun and pretty much just chilled on the couch for the rest of the evening.

Sunday I debated on hitting the gym for a while but finally decided against it. I didn't want to wear myself out too much and then feel like crap for the BASEBALL GAME. Our seats were AMAZING!
We were so close, an unprotected!, that a foul ball actually zoomed right by us and nailed someone right behind us in the chest/neck area. They were ok but pretty shaken up for a bit. The Cards ended up winning which made me very happy. One of the Red Sox players tossed Scotty a ball from the duggout, so that was pretty cool too. I had no idea what was happening because I was taking as many pictures as I could.

After the game I was feeling pretty crappy again. I think that the combination of the antibiotics and all the sun was really wearing on me. So we went home and I took a quickie nap, ate some dinner and then went back to bed.

I'm definitely still not 100%, but getting close I'd say. Tonight is another spin class, some stair climbing and then home to see my 2 favorite...well favorite person and favorite dog. I'm pretty stoked about watching the premiere of Dancing with the Stars...GO HINES!
But I still have to make some time for studying too...could be a late night! Well, I am off to finish the work day- Happy Monday to all!


Friday, March 18, 2011

I thought an apple a day kept the doctor away...

So I may not eat an apple every day, but I definitely enjoy a few per week. And I'm finding this little phrase to be untrue. I'm still not feeling any better at all...the Claritin, though I've only taken it twice, isn't doing to trick. Nyquil and Dayquil aren't doing the trick...fluids & rest, also not doing the trick. You know what that means? I think it's time to take a little trip to the doc. It's been over a week now and I'm still not over this.

I did manage to make it through 40 minutes of cardio yesterday at the gym. Not my usual ritual, but better than nothing. I did think that I might die half way through it though, or at least throw up. I probably should have quit right then, but I'm kind of stubborn and my brain doesn't work like that. So I kept at it and stopped not a second after that timer struck 40:00. 

I'm not sure if I am dealing with allergies or if it really is more than that, but hopefully the doc can enlighten me. I need to start feeling better, like yesterday, because I have a big weekend coming up. I think we've decided to scratch the movie for tonight though in order to allow me more time for total rest and relaxation at home. I'm thinking of grabbing "The Fighter" from the local RedBox instead. 
Love me some Mark Wahlberg
Tomorrow we have some friends, actually a friend and then his friends, traveling through town on a Spring Break road trip...and what do they want to do? Go boating of course. I think people use us for our boat, but thats okay. We don't mind, any excuse to take that beast out is a good one in my book! And you better believe I won't miss it, not even for being sick. But still, hopefully I can get some meds to kick in really hard core over night and can be feeling A-OK tomorrow morning. I also really want to go to spinning class in the morning pre-boating.  Did I mention that I'm contemplating buying my own spin bike to keep at home? I think it would save me mucho time...that's more time that I could put into studying :(..... Then I definitely have to be back to myself to enjoy Spring Training baseball on Sunday.

The other upside of going to the doctor, second to hopefully starting to feel better...leaving work a little early on a Friday! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Thursday, March 17, 2011


I think I've made a discovery...I have an allergy problem. I always new I had a hint of an allergy problem because I'd get a little congested, runny nose, scratchy throat, watery eyes in the spring time back in Missouri, well...apparently palm tree pollen brings out the worst in your allergies. And where do I live...The City of Palms, go figure. I've noticed that the symptoms have progressively gotten worse since I've been in Florida, but never really put 2 and 2 together. I always just attributed the symptoms to a cold, but I'm beginning to think otherwise. So, I just went out and bought some Claritin as a recommendation from one of my co-workers, on my lunch break. I'm willing to give anything a try at this point. I can hardly talk without getting all choked up, and sleeping is a whole different story. Sleep is something that comes naturally very easy to me...but not these days! I have to consistently have liquid in my throat or else a coughing attack ensues...and then I almost throw up! Wow! I'm a hot mess.

I continually felt worse and worse yesterday, so the gym and spinning class did not happen unfortunately. I listened to my body which was saying "GIVE ME A BREAK! I WILL PUT YOU THROUGH HELL IF YOU MAKE ME ENDURE A 1 HOUR SPINNING CLASS!". So I went home instead, watched the Miami Housewives, ate a little dinner, took a nap, ate a little dessert, and then went to sleep for the night.

Today I still feel pretty crappy, but I have noticed a slight improvement. And hopefully the Claritin will kick in and offer some more relief. I am DEFINITELY 100% getting my butt to the gym today...if my body is screaming at me, I'm going to ignore it. I NEED to exercise. I need to get those endorphins flowing. That might just be the trick to kicking this thing.

No spinning class is offered today, so I'll just stick to some good ol' elliptical and stair mill. I also need to do some strength training. My schedule is so out of whack from being sick though, so I'm not sure if it'll be upper body or lower body strengthening, I'll just figure it out when I get there. 

Tonight is GTL time! I never thought I'd be the type to fall in love with Jersey Shore, but here I am at 1:00 in the afternoon anxiously awaiting the 10:00pm hour. On another positive note, tomorrow is FRIDAY!! Woot woot! This weekend is seriously gonna be the shiznit and I can't wait to get this partay started!!!!

Hope the rest of your Thursdays are fabulous!!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ugh I feel like death

I started getting sick end of last week...took some time off of work...started feeling better over the weekend...felt almost completely normal on Monday...and now I feel like death. 

What the heck happened? I've relapsed. And I actually feel worse today than I did all last week. Unfortunately, I don't want to use up all my sick days at work when we're only in the 3rd month of the year, because knowing me I'll be sick again come September or October...so here I am, miserable and trying to do work. Although I feel like I could crawl in bed and sleep for 24 hours straight, I still plan on hitting spin class tonight. That's not to say I'll actually make it through the whole thing, but by-golly I'm going to try! I've read that it's ok to workout as long as your symptoms are above the neck, and for the most part mine are. I am starting to feel a little chest congestion, but I'm going to try to ignore it and hope it doesn't back fire. 

I did the one thing that I knew would make me feel a tad better at lunch...got a little sunshine (its a B-E-A-U-TIFUL day in southwest Florida) and made a trip to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I had a Hawaiian Breeze smoothie, which is orange-pineapple flavored. It's blended with Splenda instead of sugar, and I asked them to throw in a scoop of whey protein and a vitamin C immune booster.....it hasn't kicked in yet, but I've still got my fingers crossed!

I've actually managed to get quite a bit of school work done today, so after the gym I plan on doing a minimal amount at home in order to rest and recuperate (aka lay on the couch and watch Modern Family and last night's episode of Real Housewives of Miami).

Good news is that Hump Day is almost over, which means the weekend is in sight! I'm going to have a fun one too (even if I am sick)! Friday night I think we'll go see the new Bradley Cooper (total hottie!) movie "Limitless"

...Saturday morning I'm having a yard sale!!! Can't wait to get rid of a bunch of stuff that is just taking up space...but Sunday is what I'm REEEEEALLY excited for! Scotty's office has season tickets to all Red Sox spring training games, which are played in Ft. Myers...though I am not a Red Sox fan, I am a HUUUUUUGE St. Louis Cardinals fan

...and they're playing the Red Sox Sunday afternoon here in Ft. Myers! Guess who called dibs on the season tickets??? My man! What a sweetie! He's not a fan at all, but is going to go anyways just for me! It's gonna be a blast! 

Well...I am off to miserably finish the rest of my day here at work and try to make it through a pretty tough workout. Wish me luck!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Boo on you Monday

You came WAY too soon. I feel like the weekend has come and gone without doing a single fun thing. That's because that is EXACTLY what happened. 99% was spend studying while the other 1% was spent watching Burlesque. I don't care what the critics say, I am in love with this movie. Sequins, make up and glitter hold the key to my heart.

Since that was the only remotely fun thing I did yesterday, I will bore you with some food pictures.

Breakfast was turkey sausage links and 2 eggs...

Lunch was a yogurt bowl with Raisin Bran Crunch...

I then had some orange sorbet with a few grapes, yummy :)

For dinner I used my all-time favorite cooking tool, aluminum foil. It makes clean up a snap! I folded my carrots, broccoli, potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, squash and onion into an aluminum foil pouch and 45 minutes later enjoyed some tender veggie lovin'! I also ate a few slices of Boars Head Golden Classic deli chicken on the side. Delicious and nutritious!

After dinner I took another quick break from studying and found Britney Spear's hit movie "Crossroads" (haha) on TV. Like the high school girl that I am, I watched for a bit before heading to the airport to pick up my favorite guy.

We made a pit stop at Wendy's for him on the way home and then I was forced to watch last week's Jersey Shore episode again (he missed it) before bed. It was a really hilarious episode actually, so I didn't mind.

So, back at work today and I feel like I'm already counting down the minutes until 5:00, or at least lunch time.

Breakfast today was 2 slices of wheat toast with peanut butter and coffee. Lunch is a chicken wrap and grapes. Dinner is going to be a salad with a side of chick peas.

The work out today consists of Spin Class, can't wait since I missed it on Saturday :(  followed by some stair mill and a walk with the doggie-dog.

I've also got to squeeze in some more study time before THE BACHELOR FINALE and catching up on last night's episode of OC Housewives. The Miami Housewives will have to wait until tomorrow I guess. The OC girls are still my faves.

Ta ta for now and I hope you all have a fantastic week!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pretty nice little Saturday

No, there was no Home Depot or Bed Bath & Beyond (thank you Will Ferrell in Old School for that line)...but it was pretty productive and relaxing. After the gym, in which I totally screwed around with my plan, I took the pupper for a walk, ate lunch, showered AND washed my hair AND shaved my legs, got mah nails and toes did (let's face it, the only reason I shaved my legs is for this reason), ate dinner and am now writing this blog post before the late-night studying commences. About my plan for the gym...lets just say that I'm going to start calling my "Gym ADD" workouts "cardio circuits" because that sounds much cooler than the truth. The truth is, I was so freaking bored out of my mind and had like a gajillion thoughts going through my head that I couldn't bear to stay on the same machine for more than 15 minutes, and even that was a challenge. So, I started with 15 minutes on the arc trainer, then 15 minutes on the stair mill, and then 15 minutes on the elliptical. After my walk with the pup I lifted some weights here at home and did 10 more minutes on my stair stepper...I'm calling it a win.

Before the walk with Mercedes, we both enjoyed a little of her favorite hobby. By no means was it warm outside today, but she doesn't care. She'd leap in that pool if there were ice bergs in it.
I actually managed to catch an action shot. She's the only one to swim in our pool thus far, that water is freeeeezing, and we're to cheap to heat it. Please ignore the ridiculously tall grass that I think Scotty is boycotting.

I had the most amazing mani pedi today. Scotty should maybe be worried about me leaving him for this guy, even though I'm pretty sure he doesn't swing my way. My nails and toesies look A-mazing. I love them. Usually I have at least one complaint after every mani pedi, but not this time. I can't think of a single thing that he could've done differently. I will definitely be going back to this salon! It was some much needed relaxation and stress relief.
I decided not to scare you away with a new picture of my feet. Even though they are very soft and smooth right now, they'd still frighten you due to my freakishly long 2nd toe.
 Having pretty fingernails and toenails makes me feel instantly more girly...instead of the cave woman that I've felt like here lately.

I spent an insane amount of money on produce today at the grocery store...and managed to blow through almost all of it in tonight's dinner.
I roasted these veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, squash, zucchini and carrots) topped with olive oil cooking spray, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a bit of parmesan cheese in the oven for about 35 minutes. I took them out and then added some mushrooms and onion and baked for a little bit longer. I then dumped them into a gigantic bowl and added a cup of brown rice...yummy!
 Surprisingly I was still kinda hungry afterward though so I ate half of an apple with some PB for dessert.

I'm going to hurry up and try to get some studying done now because one of the greatest movies ever...WEDDING CRASHERS...comes on TV in an hour, and I have all intentions of passing out on the couch watching it. Hope everyone has a great night!


Flyin' by the seat of my pants

So this morning absolutely did not go as planned. I was supposed to get up and head to 9am spinning class. I was so pumped about it yesterday...and my head was pumped about it this morning, but my body just wasn't feeling it. I've been sick for the past week, and as always, mornings are worse. I could hardly swallow because my throat was so sore and my head was pounding. So, I listened to how I was feeling and skipped out, even though I knew I'd be missing that burn from spinning. 

Instead I'm studying stupid accounting now and eating a bowl of honey almond yogurt topped with sliced almonds and a handful of Raisin Bran Crunch, yum! Did I mention that this is my second meal so far? I also ate a bowl of plain oats with a spoonful of peanut butter and half a banana mixed in when I first woke up. After I finish the current chapter that I'm working on I plan to hit the gym before it gets too late and I totally cop out. Instead of burning mad calories on the spin bike like intended, I'll probably go for a run on the treadmill and hopefully hit the stair mill for a little extra boost. Mercedes is also in desperate need of a walk, so that will be next on the list. I've also got a mani pedi planned for this afternoon and guess what else...MORE STUDYING. Have I mentioned how much I hate school? Cause I do. Who wants to be studying on a Saturday? At least its cold outside, well for southwest Florida that is. High of only 70 degrees today. So at least I won't be tempted to lay out by the pool. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far...go do something fun for me!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Now I said my ABC's...

Wow...It has been quite some time since my last blog post. I have been under immense stress with school, holy moley. Good news is (if I can make it through) I should be finished and have that degree much sooner than expected. But, the hard part is surviving until then! Anyways...enough about complaining and stress...It's FRIDAY!!! It's a girl's weekend in my house, meaning just me and Mercedes. Scotty left us to spend the weekend in Chi-town with his home-boys. And when I say home-boys, I literally do mean home. boys. These guys are like brothers and have known each other and been best friends their whole lives. I am actually really envious of that type of bond. Unfortunately, I don't have that with friends from back home any more. We all made the standard promises of "We'll be best friends forever!" and "We'll never lose touch"...but as you can see, that didn't happen. I will take fault for a lot of it. After all, I am the only one that moved farther than 30 miles away from our home town.

Moving on to more important things: Today's workout.
30 Minutes Arc Trainer, 15 minutes Stairs, 30 minutes walk with the pooch.
Lower body strengthening- squats, lunges and some pilates-based exercises.

I'm already excited about tomorrow's workout- Saturday morning SPIN CLASS! Woot Woot!

So, although I haven't done a whole lot of posting in the past...like month...don't fret! I've still been reading. And I've come across a lot of ABC's of me posts and I love them. So, what the heck, I'll join the fun too!

  • (A) Age: 24
  • (B) Bed Size: King
  • (C) Chore You Really Dislike: Um...all of the above...laundry, dishes, mopping.
  • (D) Dogs: Mercedes
  • (E) Essential Start To Your Day: Some form of breakfast food and coffee, extra cream please!
  • (F) Favorite Color: Hot pink
  • (G) Gold or Silver: depends on what mood I'm in and what I'm wearing, but silver if I have to choose.
  • (H) Height: 5'6"
  • (I) Instruments You Play: I took up the clarinet for about 6 months in 6th grade, does that count?
  • (J) Job Title: Administrative Assistant
  • (K) Kids: Not for a looooooong while
  • (L) Live: The Sunshine State and lovin' it!
  • (M) Mom's Name: Tammy
  • (N) Nicknames: Whit...but I get the occasional Crab Ass sometimes too.
  • (O) Overnight Hospital Stays: A few...pneumonia in the 4th grade was the biggie. Had to stay in there for a week because they couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Everyone who came around me had to wear surgical masks...very traumatizing.
  • (P) Pet Peeve: Running late
  • (Q) Quote From A Movie: I'm not going to post it on here...lets just say it's from "The Hangover"...nuff said.
  • (R) Right or Left Handed: Right
  • (S) Siblings: younger sister (20) and younger brother (8)...yes, I just realized a few days ago that I will be 34 when he is 18...I almost cried.
  • (T) Time You Wake Up: Weekdays 6:00am, Weekends 8:00am
  • (U) Underwear: Depends on what I'm doing...I have a little bit of everything except granny panties.
  • (V) Vegetable You Dislike: Wow, I can't really think of one...I love me some veggies.
  • (W) What Makes You Run Late: When I actually decide to fix my hair...or making breakfast.
  • (X) X-Rays: Ankles, head (yes, there is a brain in there), arm, chest
  • (Y) Yummy Food You Make: lasagna, spaghetti, taco salad, burritos, rice krispy treats, chocolate oatmeal cookies, veggie beef stew, chili
  • (Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: giraffes
Well, I sure do hope those are as fun to read as they were to write! I know this is quite the boring post for not posting for like ever...you'd think I wouldn't be able to shut up! But truth is I am quite a boring person I guess. I'm off to finish this ridiculously long work day and get the heck outta here! TGIF and have an AMAZING weekend!