Saturday, October 25, 2008

Like a Virgin... whoooo

Not an impressive week, period.  Literally, I blame my period.  ha!

I've been lazy and eating about half c-r-a-p.  Just had to say that out in the blog world... so I feel like somebody ... somewhere will read this... and I will feel guilty and get my booty back in gear!!

I ordered the Slow Fat Triathlete book... can't wait for it to arrive!!!!  I also ordered New Moon (Twilight series, book 2)!!  That excites me too!!!  I am almost done with Twilight and it's great!

I am in Chicago this weekend to see Madonna!!!  (hints the title)  I am hangin with my sister and the concert is tomorrow night.  yay!

Well, sorry for the crazy random thoughts kind of post.. but wanted to make sure I'm keeping myself in check...

Cheers to Madonna!
Cheers to good books!
Cheers to twenty five years!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Watch your step!!!

Alright... I've been wearing a pedometer, pretty much religiously, for a few weeks now.  I have to say it helps me A TON.  I think I hit my personal record on Monday... 14343 steps!  

Normally, I just try to hit 10,000 steps.  As a teacher, I'm up on my feet most of the day.  I usually average between 4,000 and 6,000 after a work day.  And once I go walk/run I hit 10,000 by the end of my day with no problem.  BUT, when I don't walk/run... no way.

So, I had a normal day Monday, walking at school.  THEN, the boy toy and I decided to go play some tennis.  Instead of driving to the park, we walked.  I think it's about a mile and a half to the park.  Then, playing tennis rocked!  We walked a loop around the walking track at the park and then did the walk back to his place.  

During our walk we talked a lot about the tri he did in August and the possibilities of ME being able to do that next August.  I told him that I got so me advice from a fellow blogger and that she thought it was totally do-able.  That advice made me SO excited.  But, I have this negative thought in my head... THE FEAR... THE WORRY... THE DOUBT... that "what if I'm just setting myself up for failure?"  So, we discussed how these mental blocks get in the way of our goals and how to overcome them... it was a great talk.  He broke the race down... "you know the swim might be challenging, but it's first.  And, you have plenty of time to finish.... more than enough time!  Then once we get you on a bike, you'll be surprised how good you can do at that part.  Then it's the run.  All you have to do is finish on your feet.  You can even walk if you have to... you'll be fine."  I agreed with him and after breaking it down like that, I started to think, "holy crap... I am thinking of doing this!"  He explained how great it feels when you cross that finish line and it would be totally bad ass if I did this.  (I'm smiling inside because he believes in me!)  He suggested that I get signed up for a 5K and set my eyes on that for now... then we can work up the bike and swim as I go...  

I will be looking up tri training plans to see the best way to go about all of this... but, I'm sooooo excited (and scared) about this new journey... and part of me fears the coming of winter and how this might create some serious motivation road blocks... but I can't let that happen.  

Ah, and here are the pictures of my dog, Porter...  just for Al

Cheers to starting a new goal!!
Cheers to twenty five years!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


"Oh crap, there is a random golf ball flying in the neighborhood!"  ~that is what some people were thinking yesterday as I played my first golf game in an apartment complex golf course yesterday!!  LOL

It was awesome!  I called up the boy toy to see if he wanted to go hiking.  Well, he wasn't up for much of a hike.  But, he said he could handle a game of golf.  So, I agreed to give it a shot... no pun intended.  I grabbed my only striped polo and my khakis and headed out the door.  Oh yeah, and I changed into argyle panties for good luck.... seriously!  

I guess that worked, because I seriously held my own.  We "scrambled"... meaning we took the best shot of the two of us and played from that point.  I kept us together at the beginning of the game and he kept up going through the end.  He even got a birdie on the 9th hole... B-E-A-UTIFUL shot!  

Oh, and I should probably mention that we lost about 8 or 10 balls, I think.  Some of them flew off to a new home in a near-by neighborhood.  (no worries, I didn't hear any shattering glass) Some of them are swimming in the depths of those damn ponds they place in the middle of the course.

I also learned how to repair my divots!  (see divot above)  And, why am I so excited about this, you might wonder?  Well, in order to create a divot, that means I actually hit the ball ON THE GREEN!  WOO HOO!  I tell ya, I left that place feeling like a bad ace.  And, its not every day I end a walk feeling that good... So, I'm super pumped that my walk "went green" yesterday!

Cheers to new adventures!
Cheers to golf!
Cheers to twenty five years!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

can I get a woot woot?!?!


Here... this is fun!

I'm running through giant weeds to get to my goal... I CAN DO IT!!!

Workin' my butt off...

Well, it's about time I got my butt into gear.  After my last post, I KNOW for a FACT that I didn't get my act together like I said I would.  BUT, somewhere in the last couple of months, I have.  There wasn't any pressure, no "tomorrow I'm going to get up and not make any mistakes" type promises... it just started to fall into place... let me fill you in...

First, I asked one of my friends if she could be my personal trainer.  (she just got certified).  I thought what a perfect solution... you need the practice and I need the help.  It turned out to be GREAT help.  She got me out of the house and working out more than I had all year.  However, our schedules were very hard to get together sometimes and I realized with all my student loans coming due, I probably wouldn't be able to afford the extra bill.  SO, I told her thanks, but I have to go it alone.  :)  Since then I have been doing a great job of getting in my cardio.  The only thing I MUST get into is weights.  So, today that will begin... (ehem, it really will).

In the mean time, during all this "I'm freakin' exercising again" time, I read the book, Skinny Bitch.  That book seriously changed my view on a lot of the crap I was eating!  I have since decided to try being a vegetarian for 30 days.  I started that on September 15th... and I'm still going.  oh, minus that bad dream that I had where I accidently had a pulled pork sandwich...  haha, but that doesn't count.  I woke up really freaked out though!!

Now, let me say the most exciting news of all...  well, there have been some GREAT results to this natural steady improvement in my health.  I have (as of today) lost 12 pounds!  I can't believe it... I'm finally doing it!!!  I literally step off the scale in amazement sometimes.  

Now, yesterday I did a silly thing... like all of us do from time to time.  I made chocolate chip cookies instead of working out.  BUT, I ate three cookies and then bagged the rest up and gave them to my boy toy.  They are now out of my house and they won't mess me up today.  :)

Speaking of today, I gotta get to it.  
I'm going to try a new workout!

I'm going to do it!!!  I'm going to get my health in check before I'm 26!!!  I can feel it.  Even though I had a slow and unproductive start... something has hit me, and I like how it feels.  LOL